July 11, 2013
Army Spec. Philip T. Jackson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values and 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.
Jackson is the son of Richard Jackson and Martha Waggener, both of Nevada City. He is a 2008 graduate of Nevada Union High School. Jackson received a bachelor's degree in 2012 from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.