U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Rodney A. Leenerts 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Leenerts earned distinction as an honor graduate.

Leenerts is the son of Rodney A. and step-son of Irma Leenerts of Muscatine, Iowa, and Dawn E. and step-son of Tom Ferre of Metamora, Ill.

He is a 2007 graduate of Rockridge High School, Taylor Ridge, Ill.