Military news Jan. 3

Published 12:00 am Sunday, January 3, 2016

Wetherby completes Army Basic Training

U.S. Army Spc. Erika A. Wetherby has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Wetherby is the daughter of Melissa Bradley of Albemarle. She graduated in 2011 from Central Cabarrus High School, Concord, and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2015 from Western Carolina University, Cullowhee.