Military briefs

  • Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013 12:20 a.m.

Pfc. Shively

Army Pfc. Shawn M. Shively has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.


The son of Billie Hobson and stepson of Mark Boulden, both of Salisbury, Shively is a 2012 graduate of West Rowan High School, Mount Ulla.

Pfc. Hill

Army Pfc. Kevin S. Hill 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.

The son of Crystal and Daniel Hill of Woodleaf, Hill is a 2011 graduate of West Rowan High School, Mount Ulla.

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