Sims graduates from basic training

Published 5:57 pm Saturday, February 6, 2016

U.S. Army Pvt. Antonio M. Sims has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Sims is the son of Eric and Leslie Sims, of Suffolk. He is a 2015 graduate of Nansemond River High School.

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