Local Army recruit passes training

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Army Spec. Kymberly N. Taylor 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.

Taylor is the daughter of Leroy Taylor of Plain Dealing.

She is a 2005 graduate of Plain Dealing High School. She earned a master’s degree in 2011 from Northwestern State University, Natchitoches.