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— Army Pvt. Corey R. Simpson has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.

During the nine weeks of basic combat training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons employment, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid skills, and Army history, core values andtraditions. Additional training included development of basic combat skills and battlefield operations and tactics, and experienced use of various weapons and weapons defenses available to the infantry crewman.

The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train infantry soldiers to perform reconnaissance operations; employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank mines; locate and neutralize land mines and operate target and sight

equipment; operate and maintain

communications equipment

and radio networks; construct

field firing aids for infantry

weapons; and perform infantry

combat exercises and dis

mounted battle drills, which in

cludes survival procedures in a

nuclear, biological or chemical

contaminated area.

Simpson is the son of Shelia

Jespersen of Reading Road,

Siloam Springs, Ark.

The private is a 2008 graduate

of Gentry High School, Ark.

Community, Pages 7 on 08/05/2009

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