airman basic


Definition of airman basic

: an enlisted person of the lowest rank in the air force

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Recent Examples on the Web Those and other changes, large and small, are rippling to those in the lowest rank, airman basic. Sig Christenson,, "In San Antonio, historic basic training graduation now has a coronavirus twist — masks," 9 Apr. 2020 The airman received the letter of reprimand as well as a demotion in rank to airman basic, the Air Force’s lowest enlisted rank. Anchorage Daily News, "Elmendorf-Richardson airman is demoted for peeing in the office coffee maker," 1 Mar. 2020

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1952, in the meaning defined above

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“Airman basic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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