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Johnson graduates from basic training

Army Spec. Kimmie L. Johnson recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and physical fitness. Johnson also 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. Johnson is the daughter of Mary King of Camilla, Ga. The specialist graduated in 1992 from Mitchell Baker High School in Camilla, Ga., and received a bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Valdosta State University.