Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

October 6, 2012

National guard private Austin completes basic

Mineral Wells Index

— Army National Guard Pvt. Anjyla L. Austin 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.

Austin is the daughter of Michelle Dotson, of Mineral Wells, and granddaughter of Sandra Kernes, of Santo. She is a 2012 graduate of Mineral Wells High School.