MILITARY NAMES IN THE NEWS
Christopher J. Pritchard
Army Pvt. Christopher J. Pritchard 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.
Pritchard is the son of Jeffery Bates of Reno.
He is a 2012 graduate of Churchill County High School.
D’Ana L. West
Air National Guard Airman D’Ana L. West graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
West is the daughter of Gary and Karen West of Fallon.
She is a 2010 graduate of Churchill County High School.