Sheeran completes basic training

Army National Guard Spec. Michael J. Sheeran Jr. has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Sheeran is a 1997 graduate of Absegami High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in 2002 from Richard Stockton College.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training exercises.