U.S. Air Force Airman Marissa R. Benton graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman is a 2016 graduate of Edmond North High School. 

She 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.

Benton is the daughter of Michaelle and Larry Benton of Fredericksburg, Virginia. She is the sister of Cristian Benton of Gulfport, Miss.