Pvt. Ryan Vanderpool graduated from Marine Corps boot camp on Jan. 20. Vanderpool completed the 13 weeks of training and became proficient in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, physical fitness, rappelling, drill, fundamentals of Marine Corps leadership, history, first aid, and marksmanship training.
Vanderpool is on 10 days leave before reporting to Camp Pendleton, Calif., for Marine Combat Training. From there, the new Marine will continue on to become an aviation mechanical administration specialist in Meridian, Miss. Vanderpool is the son of Jackie Adkins of Webbers Falls and Tony Vanderpool of Alma, Ark.