Local Guardsman completes training

Army National Guard Pvt. Thomas A. Germain has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Germain is the son of Janet and Tom Germain of Lake Pleasant.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness, a news release said.

He also 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.