Army Pfc. Philip J. Cunningham 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.
Cunningham is the son of Lynlee Cunningham of Westfield, and the grandson of Sandy and Joan Cunningham of Westfield. He is a 2009 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School. He received an associate degree in 2011 from Jamestown Community College.