Air Force National Guard airman 1st Class April Chapman has graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland near San Antonio, Texas, following 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 through the Community College of the Air Force.

Retired Capt. W. Russell Webster, Class of 1977, of Cape Elizabeth has received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Alumni Association.

Webster served for 42 years in three federal agencies: the Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Hallmarks of his career include being incident commander for the JFK Jr. and EgyptAir 990 plane crashes, as well as being an integral part of the Coast Guard’s response on and after 9/11.

At the Transportation Security Administration, Webster helped develop terrorist-detection programs, and he led FEMA Region 1’s initial response in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The honor is bestowed annually to a select group of graduates for outstanding accomplishments and achievements, either in military or civilian life. Webster was cited for his outstanding example of character, courage and leadership.

Webster is the son of the late John W. and Lucille R. Webster. Early in his career, he served as a junior officer at the South Portland Coast Guard Station.