Air Force Airman Jerry D. Taylor Jr. graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, 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.
He is the son of Diane Taylor-Glotfelty of Venice, Fla., and grandson of Carol Dutot of Englewood, Fla.
Taylor Jr. graduated in 2008 from Lemon Bay High School, Englewood.