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.
Shepard earned distinction as an honor graduate.
He is the son of Sandra J. and Alan C. Shepard, grandson of Melvin and Elfleda Shepard and nephew of Lisa and Brian Shepard, all of Sneads Ferry, N.C.
The airman is a 2016 graduate of Dugway High School, Dugway, Utah.