May 23, 2015 10:50:50 PM
Army Pvt. Gaberielle Brooks 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.
Brooks is the daughter of Betty Deanes and granddaughter of Clara Rice, both of Columbus.
She is a 2012 graduate of Columbus High School.