Army Pvt. Brandon A. Martin and Pvt. Timothy D. Buckey have graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history 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.
Martin is the son of Alana Martin of Garner.. He is a 2013 graduate of Garner Magnet High School.
Buckey is the son of Dave and Anna Buckey of Raleigh, and grandson of George Hartman of Garner. He is a 2013 graduate of Middle Creek High School in Apex.