Brooks woman completes basic training

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Lacey C. Davis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson.

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.

Davis earned distinction as an honor graduate of the course. She is the daughter of Lucretia Dyke of Brooks.

The private first class graduated in 2005 from Nokomis Regional High School, Newport.

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Granddaughter of Frankfort woman earns honors in basic training

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pfc. Ambrosia M. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson.

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.

Smith earned distinction as an honor graduate. She is the daughter of Jacqueline Smith of Murrieta, Calif., and the granddaughter of Marilyn Hussey of Frankfort.

The private is a 2009 graduate of Vista Murrieta High School, Murrieta, Calif.

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BAHS grad finishes Army basic training

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Aaron L. Colby has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson.

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.

He is the son of Jeanna Bonin and grandson of Norman Colby, both of Swanville.

Colby is a 2002 graduate of Belfast Area High School.

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Monroe man graduates from Army training

LAWTON, Okla. — Army National Guard Pvt. Adam T. Jackson has completed the Warrior Transition Course at Fort Sill.

The course teaches basic skills necessary for integration into the Army for all prior-service servicemembers to fully prepare them for Advanced Individual Training or on to their first assignment.

Soldiers undergo much of the same training developed in basic combat training, except it is developed in a program of instruction that lasts five weeks instead of nine. To complete the course, soldiers must complete the Army Physical Fitness Test, with a minimum of 60 points in each event, M-16 weapon qualification, tactical foot marches, tactical field and situational training, and the land navigation course.

Jackson is the son of Alfred M. Jackson of Bradley and Rita L. Kienow of Monroe.