Army National Guard Pvt. Bryan Barba Hernandez 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, 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.
Barba Hernandez is the son of Maria and Ernesto Barba, and nephew of Ana Heredia, all of Los Banos.
He is a 2012 graduate of Los Banos High School.