Local man graduates from Combat Training Academy

Staff reports

Army None Brandon C. Abbott has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.

Abbott is the son of Christopher Abbott of Pearson Drive, Prairieville. He is a 2011 graduate of Dutchtown High School, Geismar.