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Russell graduated from basic training

Army Reserve Pvt. 1st Class Tabitha W. Russell 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. She is the daughter of Jennie Bradley of Blakely, Ga., and goddaughter of Benita McCray of Ashford, Ala. Russell graduated in 1995 from Early County High School in Blakely, and received an associate degree in 1999 from Bainbridge College.