Oswego Man Completes Basic Training

Army Reserve Pfc. Benjamin T. Altman 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.

Altman is the son of Thomas Altman of Oswego and Mary Kurtz of Blackstone Way, Syracuse.

He is a 1997 graduate of Oswego High School.