During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies; Army history; core values and traditions; military courtesy; military justice; physical fitness; first aid; rifle marksmanship; weapons use; map reading and land navigation; foot marches, armed and unarmed combat; and field maneuvers and tactics.
He is the son of Glenn and Gladys Rodgers of Beaufort.
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The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
He is the grandson of Lou Lawton and nephew of Necole McMath, both of Beaufort, and a 2010 graduate of Beaufort High School.