Military news

Published Jan. 4, 2012

Military news

Army Pvt. Ryan M. Candeias, grandson of John and Kathleen Ross of Tarpon Springs, graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The course of instruction included basic military training and advanced individual training.

The basic military 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 Combat Engineer Course to perform basic combat construction and rigging operations; operate light and heavy engineer wheeled and armor tracked vehicles while participating in combat mobility 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 mines, firing devices and booby traps.

He is a 2011 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School.