Army National Guard Pfc. Chris D. Fairchild recently graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
The 2003 graduate of Oliver Springs High School is the son of Jason and Tammy Fairchild of Clinton.
He earned an associate degree in 2005 from ITT Technology Institute, Knoxville.
During the nine weeks of training, Fairchild 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.