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Garcia graduates basic training

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Army Pvt. Eric D. Garcia, a 2008 graduate of Rocklin High School, has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications. Garcia is the son of Eric D. Garcia Sr. of Rocklin, and Kathy M. Townley of Gerber.