Poole graduates basic training

Army National Guard Pfc. Jeremy A. Poole has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Poole is the son of Randy Morrell of Booher Drive, Bristol, Tenn., and nephew of Eddie Carver of Rock Cave. He is a 2012 graduate of Sullivan East High School in Bristol, Tenn.