2003-12-19 / Community

Alvarez Completes Basic

Army National Guard Pvt. Marlon A. Alvarez has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the eight 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.

 Alvarez is the son of Dora M. Alvarez of New Haven Ave.

In 2001, the soldier received an associate degree from Nassau Community College, Uniondale, N.Y.

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