FORT BENNING, Ga. - Pvt. Cody J. Kehler, a U.S. Army infantryman, graduated from basic infantry training May 31 at Fort Benning. He is a son of Steven and Tracy Kehler, of Ashland.

During his first nine weeks of training, he received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid and Army history, core values and traditions.

Kehler also attended AIT school (advanced infantry training), which included basic combat schooling and battlefield operations, tactics and experiencing the use of various weapons and weapons defenses.

Kehler is a 2012 graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School.