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Army Reserve Private graduates from basic training

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Army Reserve Pvt. Timothy R. Francis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, 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.

Francis is the son of Timothy Francis and stepson of Shannon Francis, both of Fawn Hollow, Bossier. He is also the son of Michele Francis of Running Brook, Bossier.