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Army — Pvt. Alexandra P. Rush has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, she studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness. She also 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.

Rush is the daughter of Jacqueline Faim of Gresham. She is a 2011 graduate of Oregon Connections Academy, an online charter school.

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