U.S. Air Force Airmen Tyler G. Gardner, Matthew S. McPherson and Kyle J. Swiderski recently graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, Texas.
The airmen 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 degree in applied science through the Community College of the Air Force.
Gardner, a 2011 Eagle River High graduate, is the son of Scott Gardner and Tara Thompson, both of Anchorage.
A 2007 Eagle River High grad, McPherson earned distinction as an honor graduate. He is the son of Shari Berns of Eagle River.
Swiderski, a 2012 Eagle River High graduate, is the son of Joel and Sharrie Swiderski of Eagle River.