Army Reserve Pvt. Benjamin R. Monaghan has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
Monaghan is the son of Darren and Patty Monaghan of Apple Valley. He is a 2010 graduate of Rosemount High School.