Army Pvt. Jestin L. Johnson 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.
Johnson is the son of Maria Barnett of Deer Park Lane, Hawley, Pa., and Everett Johnson of North Fifth Avenue, Mount Vernon, N.Y. He is the brother of Jovaughn Johnson of Frasier Purchase Road, Latrobe, Pa.
He is a 2008 graduate of Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, Pa.