Spec. Heldenbrand completes basic training

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Special to the Herald-Tribune

Army Spec. Mallery R. Heldenbrand 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.

Heldenbrand is the daughter of Kevin Heldenbrand of Winston, and Sandy Welsh of Nevada.

She is a 2008 graduate of Winston High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2011 from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.