U.S. Air Force Airman Alex M. Rush-Cherry graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
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.
Rush-Cherry is the son of Letitia and Thomas Hodgetts and brother of Tina Cherry of Venice, Florida.
He is a 2016 graduate of Venice High School.