Block graduates basic combat training

Army Pvt. Kenyatta K. Block 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.

Block is the son of Carmen Block, and grandson of Anne Block, both of Pine Bluff. He is also the nephew of Irving Grant of Fort Worth, Texas.

He is a 2011 graduate of Pine Bluff High School.