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April 13, 2006

Army Spec. Penny A. Beesley 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.

Beesley is the daughter of Karl and Barb Beesley, Linwood, and Pam Stegner, Collins, Mo.

The specialist graduated in 2000 from Ruskin High School, Kansas City, Kan., and received a bachelor's degree in 2004 from Kansas University.

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