Armstrong completes basic training

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Armstrong completes basic combat training
Army Pfc. Derk S. Armstrong 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.
He is the son of Hattie Blakeney of Salisbury. Armstrong graduated in 1990 from Salisbury High School.
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