Ocean County's faction in America's defense rolls officially increases by one, as U.S. Air Force National Guard Airman 1C Robert J. Tront completes basic training in Texas.

Airman 1C Robert J. Tront (U.S. Air Force)

The 2016 Southern Regional HIgh School alumnus underwent eight intensive weeks at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, entailing military discipline training, inculcation of Air Force core values, physical fitness and education in basic warfare skills.

Tront also earned credits toward an Associate degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.

USAF officials did not specify where Tront's next assignment will take him. His parents, Grace and Peter Tront, live in Waretown. He also has two brothers, Peter and Joseph Tront. Grandparents Joseph and Antoinette Scillieri live in Toms River. A cousin, Alphonse Stephenson, lives in Wall Township.

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