Local soldiers graduate basic training

Air National Guard Airman Cody A. Walker, Air Force Airman Michal K. Gessner, Air Force Airman Jonathan D. Saxton and Air National Guard Airman Cameron T. Dunn recently 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.

Walker, a 2009 graduate of Woodland Regional High School, is the son of Bruce and Tina Walker of Beacon Falls.

Gessner is the son of Deborah Gessner of Naugatuck.

Dunn, a 2008 graduate of Woodland Regional High School, is the nephew of Debra Lamas of Prospect, and the son of Karen Dunn of Coventry.

Saxton, a 2008 graduate of Woodland Regional High School, is the son of Melissa Saxton of Rek Lane, Prospect.