Bell graduates from basic training


Army National Guard Pfc. Raeonia G. Bell has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

A 2012 graduate of Pine Bluff High School, Bell is the daughter of Laura Tatum and granddaughter of Virginia Tatum, both of Pine Bluff.

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.