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Russell-Morgan completes basic training

Army Pvt. Tessa Russell-Morgan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the U.S. Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. She received instruction and practice in combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marking, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Russell-Morgan is the granddaughter of Ruth D. Russell of Lake Oswego.

She is a 2011 graduate of Silverado High School in Las Vegas, Nev.

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