Army National Guard Pvt. Arion H. Loomis has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
During 9 weeks of training, he studied combat, weapons, drill, marksmanship, field tactics, military justice and basic first aid. Loomis is the son of Chris Sheldrick of Fair Haven and Mike McCrea of Poultney. He is a 2002 graduate of Fair Haven Union High School.