Army Pvt. Robyn L. Ashley has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
She is the daughter of Martha Washam of Salem and granddaughter of Mary Rucker of Mammoth Spring. She is a 2003 graduate of Salem 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.