Army Pvt. Tyler Hansford, who always wanted to be in the army, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. on Aug. 22.
The soldier received nine weeks of 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 using various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
Tyler's mother is Rebekah Eastlack of Mossy Head. His grandparents are Robert and Mildred Hansford and Howard and Karyn Eastlack of Crestview.
Tyler's goal is to be an Army Ranger. He will take mountain training at Fort Drum, N.Y.