PUBLISHED: 11:43 AM on Wednesday, February 2, 2005
Swanston graduates from basic training
Army National Guard Pvt. Andrew Swanston has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.

During the eight weeks of training, the soldier 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.

Swanston is a 1998 graduate of Juneau Douglas High School and the son of Andrew Swanston of Juneau.