Army Pvt. Elizabeth M. Perez 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, 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.
Perez is the daughter of Juanita Perez and the granddaughter of Elizabeth Underwood, both of Lehigh Acres. She is a 2009 graduate of Lehigh Senior High School in Lehigh Acres.