Local private graduates basic combat training

Published 4:30 pm Saturday, February 14, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army Pvt. Lyndsie M. Pilcher 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.

Pilcher is the daughter of Kimberly and Robert Pilcher of Americus. She is a 2014 graduate of Americus-Sumter County High School, Americus.