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Battiste-Thompson graduates basic training

Published 5:39pm Saturday, August 17, 2013

Army Pvt. Tonnica L. Battiste-Thompson 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 and 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.

Battiste-Thompson is the daughter of Patricia Halsey of Suffolk.

She is a 2011 graduate of Oscar Smith High School, Chesapeake.

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