April 27, 2013 1:31:24 PM
Army National Guard Pvt. Chaimiya Avant 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.
Avant is the daughter of Sharon Avant and stepdaughter of Lonzo Seals, both of Cedar Bluff, and a 2011 graduate of West Point High School.