Army Spec. Michele Etienne 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.
Etienne is the daughter of Evenir and Turenne Etienne of Cape Coral. She is the sister of Claire Etienne of Matawan, N.J.
She is a 2004 graduate of Cape Coral High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2008 from Barry University, Miami, Fla.