Smith Completes Basic Training
Army National Guard Pvt. Crystal T. Smith has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, South Carolina. 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.
Smith is the granddaughter of Betty Moore of Astoria and the niece of Arlene Grandy of Far Rockaway.