Military news Nov. 8

Published 12:00 am Sunday, November 8, 2015

Army Reserve Pvt. Akron T. Massey has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Massey 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.

Massey is the son of Temika D. Turner of Spencer and brother of Warren A. Massey. He is a 2015 graduate of North Rowan High School.