U.S. Air Force Airman Disney J. Hook has 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.

Hook is the son of Terrianne Hook, of Maryland Heights, Missouri, grandson of Bobbie Ranney, of Lompoc, and husband of Kelley Hook of Bridgeton, Missouri.

He is a 2013 graduate of Pattonville Senior High School, Maryland Heights, Missouri.

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Air Force 2nd Lt. Michael D. Anderson has graduated from Undergraduate Combat Systems Officer (CSO) Training at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida.

This 10-month CSO training program begins with 15 weeks of "primary training," consisting of 212 hours of ground instruction, 21 hours in a flight simulator and 25 hours of actual flight in a turboprop T-6A Texan II aircraft.

After primary training, students proceed to multiple simulator phases to learn basic radar navigation, aircraft defense and weapon-employment tactics. This phase involves 295 hours of ground instruction and 86 more hours in a flight simulator. The students also spend 31 hours in the T-1A Jayhawk, the military version of the Beech Jet 400 business jet.

The 479th Flying Training Group graduates over 300 Combat Systems Officers annually. A CSO is a tactical expert in aircraft, aircraft weapons systems, electronic warfare and navigation. CSOs excel at employing both kinetic and non-kinetic effects at the right place and the right time supporting operations across the spectrum in today's military.

Anderson is a 2008 graduate of Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2015 from California State University Fresno.


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