Army National Guard Private Jeffrey E. Berry has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina.

Mr. Berry studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness.

He also 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.

He is the son of Jeffrey and Sandi Berry, of New Preston, and graduated from Shepaug Valley High School.