FORT MEADE, Md. - Army Reserve Pvt. Marcus G. Cuevas 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 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.
Cuevas is the son of Cynthia Cuevas of E. Main St., and grandson of Gregory Cuevas, both of Westfield. He is a 2009 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School.