Cardona graduates from basic combate training

Published 6:41 pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

Army Pfc. Tychell M. Cardona 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.

Cardona is the daughter of John and Jacqueline Cardona of Suffolk and niece of Micheal and Sandra Forrest of Portsmouth.


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She is a 2011 graduate of Nansemond River High School.