Army Pvt. Tristan M. Rogers has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Christine McFarland of Viola, Ark., and a 2007 graduate of Viola High School.
Army Pvt. Marcus C. Montgomery has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Patty K. Montgomery of Melbourne, and is a 2004 graduate of Melbourne High School.
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.