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Dickerson completes basic training in Georgia

Published 12:03am Sunday, November 3, 2013

COLUMBUS, Ga. — Army National Guard Pfc. Dustin Dickerson has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the 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 the infantry crewman.

Dickerson is the son of Sabrina Hughes of Meadville, and grandson of Raylene Leonard of Summit. He is a 2012 graduate of Franklin County High School, Meadville.