Columbus grad trained for the military

FORT KNOX - Army National Guard Pvt. Emmanuel Sedano Ramirez has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Ky., which consisted of basic military training and advanced individual training.During the first nine weeks of initial entry training, or basic combat training, Ramirez received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, fielding training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions and core values. During advanced individual training, Ramirez completed a seven-week cavalry scout course. The training included instructions to operate, maintain and fire M2/M3 Bradley fighting vehicles, call and adjust fire on enemy targets, recognize friendly and threat vehicles, conduct reconnaissance and security missions, perform foot patrols, conduct land navigation, locate and neutralize mines, and operate and maintain scout vehicles. Ramirez is the son of Gloria Sedano, of Downey. He graduated from Columbus High School in 2009.

********** Published: June 17, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 9