Pickering completes Army basic training


Army Pvt. William R. Pickering 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.

Pickering is the son of Lewis and Audrey Pickering of Arnolds Neck Drive, Warwick and a 2011 graduate of Toll Gate High School.


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