Pvt. Andrew James Nixon arrived at Fort Jackson, S.C., and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment (3-34 IN) for Basic Combat Training.
The 3-34 Infantry Regiment has a long history of service dating back to 1916, and currently enjoys the reputation as one of the best battalions at Fort Jackson.
U.S. Army Basic Combat Training is a challenging experience that transforms volunteers into trained, disciplined, physically fit and motivated soldiers who espouse the seven Army Values, understand the importance of teamwork and who are determined to complete their initial enlistment.
Basic Combat Training takes place for about 12 to 14 hours a day, Monday through Saturday, for 10 weeks.
During BCT, certain privileges are curtailed, such as the use of phones, receiving food items in the mail and visitation.
Pvt. A.J. Nixon is the son of retired 1st Sgt. Alfonso Nixon (USA) and Army veteran Elisa Bertrand Nixon of Adams, Tenn., and the grandson of Lou and Sharon Bertrand of Hiram, and Alfonso and Arlene Nixon of Hampstead, N.C.