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| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:35

    Tavon M. Wilson HIGHLAND MILLS — Army Pvt. Tavon M. Wilson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics. He is the nephew of Theresa Franklin of Highland Mills and is a 2008 graduate of Monroe-Woodbury High School. Martin H. Cozens Greenwood Lake — Army Spec. Martin H. Cozens 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, he 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 and traditions. 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 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 dismounted battle drills, which includes survival procedures in a nuclear, biological or chemical contaminated area. He is the son of John Cozens of Greenwood Lake and is a 2005 graduate of George F. Baker Tuxedo High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Rochester.