Herrera finishes Army basic training

DOWNEY - Army Pvt. Juan C. Herrera, a 2011 graduate of Warren High School, has graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT). Herrera 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, he completed the Combat Engineer Course to perform basic combat construction and rigging operations; operate light and heavy engineering wheeled and armor tracked vehicles while participating in combat mobility, countermobility and survivability operations; assist in assembly and maintenance of military standard float and fixed bridges; prepare, install and prime firing systems for demolition and explosives; arm, disarm and install anti-personnel and anti-tank mines, locate mines by visual means or with mine detector; and recognize and neutralize land minds, firing devices and booby traps. He is the son of Elvia Herrera, of Downey.

********** Published: January 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 39