April 27, 2013 1:30:52 PM
Army Pvt. Jimmy O. Andrews Jr. has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.
Andrews is the son of Cynthia Pulliam of Macon and Jimmy Birchfield of West Point, and a 2009 graduate of Noxubee County High School, Macon.