U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Mason J. Hunick has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Jackson, 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.
Hunick is the son of Joe Hunick of Hillsboro and grandson of James Roddy of Dayton. He is also the brother of Dillon Hunick.
The private graduated in 2011 from Hillsboro High Schoo.
Submitted by Joint Hometown News Service, Defense Media Activity.