Watson graduates from basic infantry training

Published 6:38 pm Saturday, April 6, 2013

Army Pvt. Jared J. Watson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.  Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Watson is the son of Wanda Watson of Suffolk.

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He is a 2011 graduate of Nansemond River High School.