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Army National Guard announces graduate

Army National Guard Pvt. Courtney A. Kleis 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.

Kleis is the daughter of Terri and Jack Kleis of Hastings. She is a 2013 graduate of Hastings High School.