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Army National Guard Pvt. Matthew R. Doss graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

He is the son of Howard R. Doss Jr. of Partridge Trail, Duluth, and Kelly L. McCloud of Walnut Grove Way, Gainesville.

The private is a 2009 graduate of Chestatee High School, Gainesville.

As members of the Army's field artillery team, the course is designed to train soldiers as specialists to operate the advanced field artillery tactical data systems for both cannon and multiple launch rocket systems.

Skills training includes methods of computing target locations using computers or manual calculations, ammunition handling techniques, and operating and performing maintenance on related equipment, vehicles, generators, and artillery tactical and data systems used to support infantry and tank units in combat.



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