Army National Guard Pvt. Katelyn R. Winters has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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.

Winters is the former ward of Anne Jenkins of Eagle Street, North Arlington, N.J., and sister of Brandi Winters of Gun Club Road, Palmerton.

She is a 2011 graduate of Commonwealth Connections Academy, Harrisburg.