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Northport woman graduates from combat training

Posted Feb. 26, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.

NORTHPORT, Maine — Army National Guard Pvt. Hannah M. Patterson has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.

Patterson is the daughter of Rebecca and Robert Patterson of Ryan Road, Northport, and is a 2012 graduate of Belfast Area High School.

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