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Completes basic combat training

Published November 30. 2009 05:00PM

Army Pfc. Melissa A. Kieffer 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.

She is the daughter of Helen Lindsay of Pine St., Tamaqua.

Kieffer graduated in 2006 from the Sanford Brown Institute, Trevose.

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