Army Pvt. Max Pichay has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, Pichay 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.
Pichay is the son of Max Pichay of Wailuku. He is a 2011 graduate of Baldwin High School.
Marine Corps Pvt. Lauren W. Villa, daughter of Eloise and Jes Jackson of Hoolehua, Molokai, recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Engineer School.
During the five-week course, Villa received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads and field fortifications. Villa also received training on demolition concepts, land mine warfare and camouflage techniques.
Villa is a 2011 graduate of Molokai High School and joined the Marine Corps in April 2012.