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Army Pvt. Abigail Varela Romero has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. During the nine weeks of training, Varela Romero studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and she 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. Varela Romero is the daughter of Jose Varela, of Gypsum, and sister of Lorena Varela, of Avon, and Gabriela Villegas, of Odessa, Texas. She is a 2014 graduate of Battle Mountain High School in Edwards.

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