Matherne graduates basic infantry training

Staff reports

Army National Guard Pvt. Sloan A. Matherne has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, core values and traditions. 

Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

He is the son of Shawn McKitterick of French Settlement and Timmie Matherne of Prairieville.

Matherne is a 2008 graduate of Louisiana Youth Challenge Program, Pineville.