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Leadingham graduates from basic training


Army Spc. Jacob Leadingham  has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Jacob is the son of Carolina Jakopak-Leadingham of Coulee Dam, Wash. and Timothy Leadingham of Post Falls, Idaho.

He is a 2014 graduate of Lake Roosevelt High School, Coulee Dam, Wash. He earned an bachelor’s degree in 2003 from Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash.

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