COLUMBIA, S.C. – Several local residents have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During nine weeks of training, these soldiers received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat and more.
Recent basic combat training graduates include:
Army Pvt. Johnathan P. Fossan is the son of Cammy McDonald and stepson of James McDonald, both of Cumming. He is also the son of Danny Fossan of Sacramento, Calif.
Army Pvt. Trey P. Aune is a 2012 graduate of Forsyth Central High School in Cumming.
Army National Guard Pfc. Tyler P. Brown is the son of Tami and Stephen Brown of Roswell. He is a 2011 graduate of Roswell High School.
Army National Guard Spec. Lucia G. Caltabiano is a 2008 graduate of Centennial High School in Alpharetta. She earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville.
Army Spec. Paxton K. Campbell is the son of Vivian Stopak of Vestavia Hills, Ala., and Glenn Campbell of Roswell. He is a 2005 graduate of St. Francis High School in Alpharetta and earned a bachelor's degree in 2009 from the University of Georgia.