Haverhill’s Aaron Bard Graduates from Army Basic Training

Army Pvt. Aaron J. Bard has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, 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.

Bard is the son of Shawn Luke and Coleen McCann of Haverhill, Mass., and George Bard of Porter, Maine.

He is a 2010 graduate of Haverhill High School, Haverhill, Mass.