Military news: BHS grad Fernandez completes basic

 Army National Guard Pvt. Esmeralda Fernandez 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.
Fernandez is the daughter of Jose De Jesus Fernandez of Bremen.
She is a 2012 graduate of Bremen High School.