Army Pvt. Yumiko T. Phillips 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.
Phillips is the daughter of Shawnette Wellington of Oxford Drive, East Hartford, CT. She is also the niece of Carol Phillips-Taylor of Irving Avenue, and Sonia Phillips of Bush Avenue, both of Port Chester.
She is a 2012 graduate of Port Chester High School, N.Y.