Originally Published: January 31, 2009 10:29 p.m.
Army National Guard Pvt. Scott A. Abernethy 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, and 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.
Abernethy is the son of Craig Abernethy of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Buffie Snider of Vancouver, Wash.
The private is a 2008 graduate of Mountain View High School, Vancouver.