Army Reserve Pvt. Jeffery J. Coogan 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.
Coogan is the son of Mildred Bergmann of Little York Road, Cobleskill, and grandson of Babra Morrison of Duansburg Road, Schenectady.
He is a 2010 graduate of Schenectady High School.