Martin graduates basic training

Army Pfc. Scott A. Martin has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, Martin 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.

He is the son of Tammy and Jerry Martin of Newcomerstown.

Martin is a 2005 graduate of Newcomerstown High School.