Air Force Airman Patrick M. Russ 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.

Russ earned distinction as an honor graduate.

He is the grandson of Harold Dorsey of Oakham, Mass., and son of Gail Ross of Phillips. The airman graduated in 2005 from Quabbin Regional High School, Barre, Mass., and received a bachelor’s degree in 2009 from Daniel Webster College, Nashua, N.H.

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