Two U.S. Air Force Airmen with Local Ties Finish Basic Training

Two U.S. Air Force airmen with Haverhill connections have graduated from basic military training.

Airman April M. Bowler and Airman Alexander G. Wesoja graduated from Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Both 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.

Bowler is the daughter of Billiejo Bowler and Richard J. Bowler of The Colony, Texas, and Maureen Bowler of Haverhill, Mass., and granddaughter of Cathy Firmin of Boerne, Texas. She is a 2014 graduate of Boerne-Samuel V. Champion High School, Boerne, Texas.

Wesoja is the son of Janis J. Decosta of Bradford, N.H., and Donald W. Wesoja of Derry, N.H., and brother of Zachary W. Wesoja and Madilyn R. Wesoja of Bradford, N.H., and Jacob R. Wesoja of Haverhill, Mass. He is a 2015 graduate of Kearsarge Regional High School, North Sutton, N.H.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.