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Martinell graduates from infantry training

U.S. Army Pvt. Michael J. Martinell has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

Martinell is the son of Tammy Ruth, and grandson of Cathy Kramer, both of Fall City.

The training consists of basic infantry and advanced individual techniques.

The Advanced Individual Training 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.

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