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Collins completes basic training in South Carolina

Published 12:01am Sunday, September 22, 2013

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — Army Pvt. Mack H. Collins Jr. 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.

Collins is the son of Mack Collins, Jonesville and Alisha Jackson of Missouri City, Texas.

He is a 2012 graduate of Block High School, Jonesville.