Easter graduates from basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Taylor R. Easter 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.

Easter is the son of Christopher and Misty Easter of Leesburg. He is a 2011 graduate of Edward Lee McClain High School, Greenfield.

Submitted by Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity.