Pfc. Wells completes combat training

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Army Spec. Rachel C. Wells 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.

Wells earned distinction as an honor graduate.

She is the daughter of Sandra Dolle, of South National, Fort Scott, and Timothy Wells, of West Hunter, Nevada, Mo.

The specialist graduated in 2001 from Fort Scott High School, and received a bachelor's degree in 2006 from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.