Army Pvt. James H. Burns has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
Burns is the son of Susan Little of Gainesville and is a 2014 North Hall High School graduate.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and physical fitness. He 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.