Army Pvt. Justin M. Ridlon has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The course is designed to train the crew member in launch operations of various missiles and ammunition in quick strikes during combat. Ridlon was trained to perform maintenance in various launchers and resupply vehicles and reload ammunition on these type vehicles.

Students were trained to drive, operate, perform maintenance and ammunition reloading of the M270 self-propelled loader launcher and the ammunition resupply vehicle and trailer. They also learned to mount radio sets in vehicles, cables communication components in vehicle launcher and operate and perform operator maintenance on communications equipment.

He is the son of Jeremy and Teri L. Ridlon of North Monmouth. The private is a 2007 graduate of Monmouth Academy.


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