Childers is the son of Lynn and Paul Childers of Sunrise Beach, and a 2017 graduate of Camdenton High School

U.S. Air Force Airman Cole H. Childers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Childers is the son of Lynn and Paul Childers of Sunrise Beach, and a 2017 graduate of Camdenton High School.

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