Army Pvt. Ceera L. Heck 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.

Heck is the daughter of Michelle and Terry McIntosh of East Second Street, Woodward. She is also the granddaughter of Shirley Moyer of Tenth Avenue, Grinnell.

She is a 2012 graduate of Grinnell Senior High School.