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SELMA – U.S. Air Force Airman Robert A. Murrieta, the son of Jaime Y. Murrieta of Selma, and Sindy L. Murrieta of Selma, has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Murrieta is a 2014 graduate of Shadle Park High School, Spokane.

His younger sister, Karly Murrieta, is a sophomore at Selma High. Murrieta is also the brother of Maggie P. Murrieta of Los Angeles. His cousin is Kristian M. Otlewski of Spokane.

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’s in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

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