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A mother and daughter pair, Tina Balajadia Wolford, 41, and Annette Balajadia Benavente, 20, completed their final drill at the Port Orchard Armory last weekend before joining their unit of the Army National Guard. SFC Duane Cruz of the Washington Army National Guard said the women, who live in Bremerton, went through Basic Training together as part of the branch’s “Buddy Program,” completing “our rigorous Recruit Sustainment Program where they prepared for training, then were shipped off.” - Kenny Gatlin Photo
A mother and daughter pair, Tina Balajadia Wolford, 41, and Annette Balajadia Benavente, 20, completed their final drill at the Port Orchard Armory last weekend before joining their unit of the Army National Guard. SFC Duane Cruz of the Washington Army National Guard said the women, who live in Bremerton, went through Basic Training together as part of the branch’s “Buddy Program,” completing “our rigorous Recruit Sustainment Program where they prepared for training, then were shipped off.”
— image credit: Kenny Gatlin Photo

A mother and daughter pair, Tina Balajadia Wolford, 41, and Annette Balajadia Benavente, 20, completed their final drill at the Port Orchard Armory last weekend before joining their unit of the Army National Guard. SFC Duane Cruz of the Washington Army National Guard said the women, who live in Bremerton, went through Basic Training together as part of the branch’s “Buddy Program,” completing “our rigorous Recruit Sustainment Program where they prepared for training, then were shipped off.”

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