2011-03-18 / Milestones

Stella Maris Grad Passes Basic Training

Army National Guard Pfc. Kimberly A. Kelly 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 Laura Cruz of Black Creek Road, Dushore, Pa., and granddaughter of Beverly King of Beach 127 Street, Rockaway Park. The private graduated in 2002 from Stella Maris High School, Rockaway Park and received an associate degree in 2007 from Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

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