Houser-Wood completes basic training

Published 6:02 pm Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Army National Guard Spec. Kristin Houser-Wood 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.

Houser-Wood is the daughter of Ileana Wood of Mill Spring, N.C., and Gary Houser of Magnolia, Texas.

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She is a 2000 graduate of Mauldin High School, S.C. She earned a bachelor’s degree in 2005 from the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg.

– article submitted by Hometown News Service