Air Force Airman 1st Class James R. Cowart Jr. recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base at San Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Sandra Layne of Salem and Ricky Cowart also of Salem. ?He is the grandson of Manard and Helene Amason of Lineville, Ala., and Ralph and Rilla Cowart of Salem, Ark.
During the six weeks of training Cowart studied the Air Force mission, organization and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches and received physical training, expert marksmanship, field training exercises and special training in human relations.
Upon graduation of basic training, Cowart completed the Air Force's special purpose vehicle maintenance course at Port Hueneme, Calif., and is going to be stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.