Sengvoravong completes basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Alex Sengvoravong has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Sengvoravong is the son of Sengchanh and Kot Sengvoravong, of Mays Landing, and is a 2012 graduate of Oakcrest 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.