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Glencoe graduates complete basic training

Army Pvt. Tobias J. Medina, the son of Forest Grove resident Erika Baca, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Army Pvt. Vivian Hernandez-Davila also completed her basic training.

She is the sister of Cornelius resident Luis Hernandez-Davila.

Both Medina and Hernandez-Davila are 2014 graduates of Glencoe High School in Hillsboro.

During the nine weeks of training, soldiers study the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness.

They receive instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.


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