Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, February 04, 2016, Page 5
Staats graduates from Air Force basic training
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Luria L. Staats graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, TX.
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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Staats is the daughter of Fred and Janell Staats
of Ellston. She is also the granddaughter of Larry and Reta Freihage of Ellston, and Robert Staats of Creston.
The airman graduated in 2011 from Mount Ayr Community High School and
earned an associate degree in 2013 from Southwestern Community College in Creston.
Photograph courtesy of Mount Ayr Record-News
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, May of 2016