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Skoblik completes basic combat training

Army National Guard Specialist Marie M. Skoblik 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.

Skoblik is the daughter of Ed Mastin of Roosevelt Ave., Detroit Lakes.

She graduated in 1991 from Park Rapids Area High School and received a bachelor's degree in 2000 from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, Minn.