Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua C. Hughes has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
He is the grandson of Patricia D. King of Cleveland.
His wife, Emily, is the daughter of Sandra Kinser of Ocoee.
The private is a 2008 graduate of Polk County High School, Benton.