Coates graduates from Army basic training

Published 9:09 pm Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Army National Guard Pfc. Shandrel A. Coates has 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, 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.

Coates is the daughter of Julius Coates of Dixons Mills.

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She is a 2001 graduate of Clarke County High School in Grove Hill.