Airman Cox earns wings

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 Air Force Airman 1st Class Curtis N. Cox graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

He 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.

Cox earned distinction as an honor graduate, graduating in the top-10 percent of his class of 661 airmen.

He also received a certificate of “Thunderbolt” for exceeding the BMT fitness standards with a composite score of 90 or above on the Airforce Fitness Assessment. On March 21, Cox earned his wings as he completed the prescribed courses of instruction as a career enlisted aviator specializing in Airborne Operations. After an additional five-week training course, Cox received two credit hours for completing aircrew fundamentals and 10 credit hours for completing airborne operations.

He completed combat and water survival training in Washington State.

He is currently stationed at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. 

He is the son of Beth Smith Cox and Steve Cox of Hodgenville; the grandson of Corky and Emma Cox, Hilda-Gay Adams and Mary Helen Smith; brother of Cory Cox and Brooke Cox; and a 2008 graduate of LaRue County High School.