Military News

Published 9:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2012

Army Pvt. Vance L. Ortegon has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

Ortegon is the son of Jessica Bakken of East Richway Drive, Albert Lea, and John Ortegon of Park Valley Drive West, Hopkins.

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; and store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units, among other tasks.

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