Army Pvt. Shefiffa S.D. James has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, James 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.
James is the daughter of Virginia L. Esterhane of West Palm Beach. She is a 2014 graduate of the G-Star School of the Arts.