U.S. Air Force Airman Anrde M. Patterson 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.

Patterson is the son of Tracy T. Nelson of Riverale, and Andrew M. Patterson of Upper Marlboro, step-son of Lyavia S. Patterson of Upper Marlboro, and brother of Andrew M. Patterson of Riverdale.

He is a 2018 graduate of Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale.