Hometown News: Cullum completes basic training

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Army Pfc. Austin T. Cullum has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in 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.

Cullum is the son of Jennifer Dumas and stepson of Darren Dumas, of Roseville. He is a 2012 graduate of Oakmont High School.