U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Payton J. Flaherty graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Flaherty is the son of Angela Flaherty of Murray, Iowa, and Ryan Flaherty of Aurora, Neb.
He is a 2018 graduate of Murray Community School, Murray, Iowa.