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U.S. Army Reserve Pfc. Rachel L. Sanders recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
She is the daughter of Barbara Sanders of Kingston.
Her grandmother is Lois Bell of Egg Harbor City, N.J.
During the nine weeks of training, Sanders studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness.
The soldier also 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.