Army National Guard Pvt. Michael J. Dillon has graduated from the Direct
Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.
During the nine weeks of Basic Combat Training, he 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.
The Advanced Individual Training course is designed to train indirect fire
infantry soldiers to employ, fire and recover anti-personnel and anti-tank
mines; locate, neutralize and extract mines; map reading and ground navigation; operate and maintain communications equipment and radio networks; construct and camouflage mortar firing positions; operate and maintain mortars and fire
control equipment for individual/crew served weapons firing positions.
Dillon is the son of Barbara Dillon of Figtree Court, Lehigh Acres.