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Bayview grad gets Army training | NOTABLE

Army Pfc. Jesse M. Van Benschoten has graduated from the basic field artillery cannon crewmember advanced individual training course at Fort Sill, in Lawton, Okla.

The course is designed to train service members 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.

Van Benschoten is the former ward of Ron and Cindy Buchanan of Freeland.

The soldier is a 2008 graduate of Bayview School.

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