Thomas graduate from basic training

Posted February 28, 2013 at 10:06 am

Army Pvt. Shay L. Thomas 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.

Thomas is the daughter of Jill Thomas and Jeff Janes, both of East Highway U, El Dorado Springs.