Turner graduates basic training

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — U.S. Army Pvt. Jacob A. Turner has graduated from basic infantry 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.

Turner is the son of Tracy L. Turner, of Bidwell.

He is a 2014 graduate of Gallia Academy High School, Gallipolis.