Boyle graduates basic training

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Army National Guard Spec. Elijah A. Boyle has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson.

During the nine weeks of training, Boyle 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.

Boyle, a 2003 graduate of Curtis High School, Staten Island, is the son of Andrew Boyle, Staten Island, and Michelle Bell, Peru. Boyle also received a bachelor's degree in 2008 from Hofstra University, Hempstead.

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