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N-Hometown-Hero1-Saylor-CharleneArmy Pvt. Charlene S. Saylor  graduated February 19 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, 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.

Saylor is a 2014 graduate of Cedar Springs High School, and the daughter of Brenda Evola and stepdaughter of Michael Evola, of Cedar Springs, Mich.

According to her mom, Saylor is at Fort Bragg, N.C., for job training. She will graduate May 8, and then return to Cedar Springs. She has joined the Army Reserves, and will be assigned to a nearby location.

The Evolas traveled to Saylor’s graduation at Fort Jackson in February, and had a photo taken of all of them with the Post. Thanks so much for taking us with you!

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Army Pvt. Alisha M. Irwin

Army Pvt. Alisha M. Irwin

Army Pvt. Alisha M. Irwin 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, 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.

Irwin is the daughter of Lisa and Kevin Irwin of Cedar Springs, Mich.

She is a 2013 graduate of Cedar Springs High School.

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Nicholas BoltNicholas W. Bolt

Army Pvt. Nicholas W. Bolt 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 William and Angela Bolt of Cedar Springs, Mich., and grandson of Frank and Joyce Bolt of Grand Rapids, Mich.
Bolt graduated in 2009 from Kent City High School.

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