2011-11-10 / Local & State

Graduates From Training

Army National Guard Pvt. Preston O. Slates graduated October 21, 2011, from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications.

Slates is the son of Jessica J. and Kevin E. Martin of Mercersburg, and Robert and Chasity Dehart of Broad Top City.

He is a 2011 graduate of James Buchanan High School.

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