March 16, 2017 | Vol. 140 No. 2

Airman Caitlyn Jones Completes Training

After basic training and dental assistant apprenticeship, Jones will train on-the-job in Germany

WAITSBURG – United States Air Force Airman Caitlyn Jones, 2016 Waitsburg High School graduate and daughter of Collette Jones, of Waitsburg, has reached another educational milestone.

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Jones receives her completion award from Lt. Col. Podlin as Master Sgt. Castillo-Nunez watches.

Jones completed her Basic Military training in November and graduated from the Class 015 Dental Assistant Apprentice Course in March

The intensive eight-week basic training included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Jones also earns four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She graduated from JBSA Lackland, San Antonio, Tex.

Jones completed her nine-week apprenticeship program at Fort Sam Houston, in San Antonio.

"The course was very fast-paced, and you always had to be two steps ahead and on your toes. It was an amazing experience, though, and I met some amazing people through the course. My instructors were extremely intelligent as well," Jones said.

Jones will now head to Germany for her first assignment, and will perform on-the-job training as an Air Force dental assistant.

"At this moment, I plan to stay in the Air Force and continue my education within the dental course," Jones said.

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