Military Digest: Cristan

Army Pvt. Joseph J. Cristan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., according to an Army & Air Force Hometown News press release.

He is the son of Priscilla Ortega and brother of Mellisa Wiseman, both of Clovis.

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