Hometown hero: Erin Portillo

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Erin Portillo 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.

Portillo is the son of Karina Barron and brother of Jonathan Llanas and Kristin Portillo, all of El Paso, Texas.

He is a 2014 graduate of Mesa Ridge High School, Colorado Springs, Colo.

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