National Guard

Army National Guard Spec. Michael W. Heidrreder has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.

Heidrreder graduated in 1994 from Woodridge High School in Peninsula and received a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Malone College.

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.