U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Roderick D. Marks Jr. graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

A 2017 graduate of White Hall High School, Marks is the son of Talauna M. Marks and Roderick D. Marks Sr. of Pine Bluff, according to a news release.

Marks completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Those who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force, according to the release.