November 7, 2017

River Region men complete USAF basic training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Two River Region men have completed basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.

U.S. Air Force Airmen Gregory A. Rinne and Silas R. Bartotto 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.

Rinne is the son of Ross T. Rinne of Perryville, Mo., and Kristel J. Choate of Sparta, Ill. He is also the brother of Marc S. Rinne.

Rinne is a 2017 graduate of Sparta High School, Sparta, Ill.

Bartotto is the son of Derrick and Susan Bartotto of Ste. Genevieve. He is also the husband of Elizabeth Pfaff.

The airman is a 2017 graduate of Valle Catholic High School, Ste. Genevieve.