Knedel - Army National Guard Pvt. Travis L. Knedel graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, he studied Army history and tradition, received instruction in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training. He also learned about armed and unarmed combat, map reading and the military justice system.
He is the son of Joel and Sheri Knedel of Portland. Knedel is a 2006 graduate of Centennial High School.