Oja completes basic training

NEGAUNEE – U.S. Marine Corps Pvt. Patrick Oja recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego.

The son of Terry Oja of Negaunee and Rhonda Oja of Negaunee, he is a 2012 graduate of Negaunee High School.

In addition to a physical conditioning program, Oja spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments that included learning first-aid, uniform regulations, combat water survival, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat and assorted weapons training.