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Johnston completes specialist training

Army Pvt. Timothy S. Johnston has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

The course is designed to train 0students to establish, maintain, and operate radio and wire communications and speech security equipment, including encoding and decoding messages. They also must prepare and maintain daily staff journals, fire support situation maps, charts and other fire support and target processing procedures, records, and documents.

Timothy is the son of Harry L. and Phyllis J. Johnston of Detroit Lakes. His wife, Joni, is the daughter of Scott D. Oines, and Kathy Oines, both of Park Rapids.

The private is a 1988 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School.