Air Force Airman La’vonte D. Gardner graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
Gardner earned a diploma in 2013 at Star City High School at Star City.
The son of Daryl W. and Jewel Gardner of Star City, he is also the brother of Lakeesha Darrough of Pine Bluff, and Daryl Gardner Jr., Christine Harris, Freddrick Darrough, and Marcus Trotter of Spokane, Wash.
He completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. Airman completing the program earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the community college of the Air Force.