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First Posted: 5/30/2009

COLUMBUS, Ga. Army Reserve Pfc. Jared D. Byrd has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
He is the son of David and Wanda Byrd of Marcus Tucker Road, Elkin, N.C.
Byrd is a 2002 graduate of East Wilkes High School, Ronda, N.C.

SAN ANTONIO, Texas Air Force Airman Christopher C. Boissey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the son of Vicki Boissey of Goff Road, King, N.C.
The airman is a 2003 graduate of West Stokes High School, King.

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