COLUMBIA S.C. — Army Pvt. Jared McLean recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, in Columbia.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare, 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.

He is a 2010 Messalonskee High School graduate and the son of Kim McLean, of Oakland, and John McLean, of Waterville.

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