Army National Guard Pvt. Brandon Barry and Army National Guard Pfc. Dakota Goad have graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldiers 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.
Barry is the son of Jody Barry of Cloquet.
Goad is the son of Mark Goad of Cloquet and Lisa Curtis of Rochester, Minn.