Erickson gradates basic combat training


U.S. Army Pvt. Caitlin H. Erickson has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Erickson, the daughter of Donna Erickson of Naugatuck, graduated from Naugatuck High School in 2006.

During the nine weeks of training, Erickson 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.