Army Reserve Pvt. Donald J. Conard has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, Conard received training in drill, weapons and Army values and traditions.
Conard graduated from the split option enlistment program that allows high school students to attend basic training between their junior and senior years. They will be assigned to their reserve or national guard units during their senior year and attend their advanced individual training upon graduation from high school.
Conard is the nephew of Mike Alston of Seagletown Road, Vale. He is a student at West Lincoln High School.