Air Force Airman Derek M. Cowen has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
During the six-weeks of training the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, and military customs, and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and specialty training in human relations.
In addition, airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Cowen is the son of Stacey Cowen of Koshkonong. He is a 2002 graduate of Koshkonong High School.