Michael Salinas, a 2016 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 24.
Salinas, 18, is the son of Lisa Salinas and Miguel Salinas. He currently is stationed at Shepherd Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Kansas, for his technical training as an electrical power-line installer in cables and antennas. After graduation from his technical training, he will be stationed at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan.