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Military News (April 7, 2010)

Army Spec. Brandon J. Clifton has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier 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.

Clifton is a 2003 graduate of Johnson Cornors Christian Academy, Watford City, N.D., and earned a bachelor's degree in 2008 from North Dakota State University.

He is the son of James Clifton, West Fargo.