Betts graduates from basic training

Published 8:47 pm Saturday, July 28, 2012

Army Pvt. Malik J. Betts 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.

Betts is the son of Lisa Walden of Berry Ridge Lane, Suffolk. He is a 2011 graduate of Nansemond River High School.

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