Matthews graduates Army basic training

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Army Pvt. Jessica L. Matthews has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, she 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.

She is the daughter of Susan Allen and granddaughter of Doris Herron, both of Montevallo, Ala