Sayres graduates basic training

By on July 13, 2011

Army Pvt. Blake W. Sayres has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

Sayres is the son of Charles D. Sayres of Denver and a 2009 graduate of Cocalico High School.

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.

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