Getty graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pvt. Jose D. Getty has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Getty is the grandson of Dora Getty, of Egg Harbor Township, and a 2009 graduate of Ocean City High School.

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.