Simmons completes Army Reserve basic training

Published: Friday, April 11, 2014 at 08:33 PM.

Army Reserve Pvt. Justus A. Simmons has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

For nine weeks, 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.

Simmons, whose parents are  Michelle and Donald Simmons of Crestview, is a 2013 Crestview High School graduate.

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