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Lira completes basic training

Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 9:40 a.m. CDT

Lira completes basic training

Army Pvt. Alycia M. Lira 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.

Lira is the daughter of Cynthia Wegener of Waterman and Artemio Lira of Mesa, Ariz. She is a 2012 graduate of Indian Creek High School.