Completes Advanced Individual Training
Army Pvt. Ricardo F. Garcia, son of Lucia and Ricardo Garcia of Far Rockaway, has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Sill, Lawton, Oklahoma. The training included completion of basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).
The basic trainee received instruction in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history and traditions.
During AIT, the soldier completed the field artillery cannon crew member advanced individual training course. Trainees learned to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; and perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment. They also learned to establish and maintain radio and wire communications.
Garcia graduated in 2002 from Far Rockaway High School.