Local people: Valdivia graduates from basic training
Army Pvt. Jesus A. Valdivia 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.
Valdivia is the son of Antonio Valdivia and Patricia Vega, both of South Lake Tahoe.
He is a 2009 graduate of South Tahoe High School.