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Jason Roedell completes basic training | Community news
Army Pvt. Jason S. Roedell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During 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.
Roedell is the son of Christi Tropp, of Monte Grosso Court, Merced, Calif., and Mark Roedell, of Mercer Island, Wash.
He is a 2005 graduate of Golden Valley High School in Merced, Calif.