Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Former Harmon student graduates from Army basic service

Army Pvt. Anthony D. Oden has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The course is designed to train service-members 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.

Oden is the son of William and Judy Irvin of Oakland Avenue, Kansas City.

He is a 2008 graduate of J.C. Harmon High School, Kansas City.