Valencia graduates from basic army infantry training

U.S. Army Pvt. Karina G. Valencia has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received 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.

Pvt. Valencia is the daughter of Olga D. Valencia and stepdaughter of Juan F. Valencia of San Tan Valley. She is also the sister of Elmer O. Valencia.

Pvt. Valencia graduated in 2014 from Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valley.

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