Airforce Airman Edward R. Martin graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Martin 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. He also earned four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Martin is a 2008 graduate of Tokay High School. He is the son of Ed and Beverly Martin of Lodi.