LAWTON, Okla. — Army National Guard Pvt. Michael B. Maroney Jr. recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

He is the son of Barbara Maroney of Benton.

Maroney graduated in 2002 from Lawrence High School.

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