Army National Guard Pfc. Joshua D. Wood has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
He is the son of Bussy Wood of Salem and stepson of Connie Littleford of Mountain Home.
The private is a 2006 graduate of a high school program at Arkansas State University, Mountain Home.
During 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.