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Samsky graduates basic training

Army Spec. Andrew W. Samsky 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.

He is the son of Rob Samsky of Williams and Carol Samsky of Scottsdale. The specialist graduated in 2004 from Desert Mountain High School, Scottsdale, and received a bachelor's degree in 2010 from Arizona State University, Tempe.

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