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Schweigart graduates basic training

Army Pvt. Kelli R. Schweigart 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.

Schweigart is the granddaughter of Rita Synstegaard of Park Rapids and Judith Belsheim of White Earth.

She is a 2008 graduate of Park Rapids Area High School.