Smith graduates from basic training for Army

Army Private Brian T. Smith recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Ben-ning, Columbus, GA.

During the nine weeks of training, Smith 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.

Smith is the son of Phillip and Nikkole Jones, of rural Roanoke.