Army Pvt. Cristopher H. Baker, the son of Deborah Dalton of Galloway, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

Army Pvt. Cristopher H. Baker, the son of Deborah Dalton of Galloway, has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga.

He received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions.

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

Jacob J. Flowers, the son of Karen and Bryan Flowers of Columbus, has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program.

The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year.

The enlistment gives the new soldier the option to learn a new skill, travel and become eligible to receive as much as $50,000 toward a college education.After completion of basic military training, soldiers receive advanced individual training in their career job specialty prior to being assigned to their first permanent duty station.

Flowers, a 2009 graduate of Westland High School, reported to Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., for basic training in August.