Air Force Senior Airman Justin E. Ballard has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.
Ballard is an aerospace maintenance assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. The staff sergeant has served in the military for three years.
He is the son of Jimmy Ballard of Mississippi State Highway 413, French Camp, Miss., and Patty and stepson of Wayne Boydsotn of Silver Chalice Drive, Memphis, Tenn.
Ballard graduated in 2008 from Weir High School, Mississippi.