Oswego Soldier Completes Army Course

Army Pfc. Ryan D. Hollenbeck has completed the Warrior Transition Course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The course teaches basic skills necessary for integration into the Army for all prior-service servicemembers to fully prepare them for Advanced Individual Training or on to their first assignment.

Soldiers undergo much of the same training developed in basic combat training, except it is developed in a program of instruction that lasts five weeks instead of nine. To complete the course, soldiers must complete the Army Physical Fitness Test, with a minimum of 60 points in each event, M-16 weapon qualification, tactical foot marches, tactical field and situational training, and the land navigation course.

Hollenbeck is the son of Rhonda L. Hollenbeck of E. Sixth St., Oswego, N.Y.

He is a 2001 graduate of Oswego High School.