Army National Guard Pvt. Bobby R. Hale has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson at 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.
Hale is the son of Tina A. Robinson of Springfield, Mo., and David R. Hale of Elizabeth.
He is a 2003 graduate of Diploma High School, Gainesville, Mo.