Gardner completes advanced training

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 7, 2011

Gardner completesadvanced training
Army Pfc. Brandon P. Gardner has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The course is designed to train service members to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications.
The son of Tim P. and Andrea L. Gardner of Salisbury, Gardner is a 2011 graduate of East Rowan High School.