U.S. Army Pvt. Denisha J. Pitchford has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.
Pitchford is the daughter of Denise Henderson of Lancaster, Calif., and Keiseso Pitchford of Los Angeles, Calif.
She graduated in 2013 from Lancaster High School, Lancaster, Calif.