Archive for Thursday, February 17, 2011

Basehor-Linwood graduate completes basic training

February 17, 2011

Army Pfc. Ian McLain has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During his nine weeks of training, McLain studied the Army’s mission, history, tradition and core values. He also received training in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

McLain is the son of Karen Wilson, Bonner Springs, and Daryl McLain, Kansas City, Kan.

He graduated in 2004 from Basehor-Linwood High School and received an associate degree in 2007 from Kansas City Kansas Community College.


anonarmy 7 years, 2 months ago

Its nice to see another student from Basehor has joined the army... To bad none of the other students that have already joined or the ones have been over seas or are ready to go over for a second time are acknowledged. I know of 4 that are currently preparing for a deployment with the army, and at least one that is in the air force currently in Iraq.


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