In the service: Kayla M. Martinez


Army National Guard Pvt. Kayla M. Martinez 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 and physical fitness. 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.

Martinez is the daughter of Kathleen Everett, of Grace Manor Court, Fredericksburg, Va.; and Oscar Martinez, of Yampa.

The private is a 2006 graduate of Stafford Senior High School in Falmouth, Va.


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