Army Pvt. Matthew C. Rice Jr. graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
During nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.
Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experiencing use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to infantry crewman.
Rice is the son of Matthew and Cathy Rice of Lincoln.
He is a 2011 graduate of Wheatland Union High School.