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Army National Guard

December 29, 2013
Reinbeck Courier

Army National Guard Pfc. Amber A. Folken 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.

Folken is the daughter of Becky Papesh of Waterloo and Dave Folken of Cedar Falls.

She is a 2006 graduate of North Tama County Community High School, Traer.



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