U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Khalil Watts recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Khalil Watts recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

During the nine weeks of training, Watts studied the Army mission, history, tradition, 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.

Watts, the son of Charlene Watts, of Newcastle, is a 2015 graduate of St. Georges Technical High School in Middletown.