Thursday, November 15, 2012
Army Pvt. Kassie J. Barnes 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.
Barnes is the daughter of Tammy Lawton of West Main Street, Harleyville, S.C., and Dan Calvert of Youngs Road, Eutawville, S.C.
Her husband, Robert, is the son of Wanda Tadlock of Wilson Street, Elizabeth City, N.C.