Army Pvt. Joseph A. Zaprazny has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Zaprazny is the son of Angelique McGlinchey of Hunter St., and John Zaprazny of Orwigsburg St., both of Tamaqua.

The private is a 2009 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.