Army Spec. Benjamin D. Althouse 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.
Althouse is the son of Douglas Althouse of Rosalind Avenue, Roanoke.
He is a 2006 graduate of North Cross High School, Roanoke. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2010 from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg.
Submitted by Joint Hometown News Service