Salyer graduates from basic training

Army Pfc. Matthew J. Salyer has recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

Army Pfc. Matthew J. Salyer

Salyer was home after graduation until Tuesday, Oct. 12, when he left for Fort Bliss, Texas. He is the son of Karen and Steve Salyer of Belmont, and is a 2007 graduate of Rockford High School.

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