AH grad completes basic training

June 22nd, 2015 3:01 pm

First Posted: 2/20/2008

Army National Guard Pvt. Joshua J. Block has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, GA. During the nine 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. He is the son of Robert Block of Clarks Summit and Diane Block, of Suffield, CT. The private is a 2007 graduate of Abington Heights High School.