FORNEY, Texas — Blake LiVigni, a 2017 Forney High School graduate, has been named Airman of the Month for the United States Air Force's 317th Maintenance Squadron.

LiVigni joined the Air Force after graduating high school and is now stationed at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, where he serves as a crew chief on the C-130 aircraft.

“I had to put in a lot of hard work and commitment, but nothing comes (to you) without those two things,” he said.

Blake’s parents and younger brother are still Forney residents. His mother is an elementary teacher, his father a Dallas County Sheriff’s deputy, and his brother is freshman at Forney High School.