Faulkner graduates basic training

Published 8:43 pm Saturday, August 15, 2015

Army Pvt. Michael A. Faulkner Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning, Ga.

During the nine-week training period, the trainee received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, armed and unarmed combat, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Faulkner is the son of Gertrude Rogers of Norfolk and Michael Faulkner Sr. of Suffolk, and the ward of Kashawanda Stroud of Suffolk.


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He graduated in 2014 from King’s Fork High School.