Devane Completes Basic Training

U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Gary E. Devane Jr. has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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.

Devane is the son of Gary Devane of Clayton, N.C., and Clarene Devane of Richmond, Va.

He is a 2015 graduate of Garner Magnet High School in Garner.