Army Reserve Spec. Alan Yahner has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, 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.
Yahner is a 2007 graduate of Westerville South High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Ohio University, Athens.