Army Pvt. Justin A. Kimmel has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
The course is designed to train servicemembers to maintain, prepare and load ammunition for firing; operate and perform operator maintenance on prime movers, self-propelled Howitzers, and ammunition vehicles; store, maintain, and distribute ammunition to using units as a member of battery or battalion ammunition section; perform crew maintenance and participate in organizational maintenance of weapons and related equipment; and establish and maintain radio and wire communications.
Kimmel is the son of Penny S. Kimmel of Castle Road, Scio, Ohio.
His wife, Amber, is the daughter of Timothy and Carla Slutz of Derry Road, Bowerston, Ohio.
The private is a 2004 graduate of Carrollton High School, Ohio.