U.S. Army National Guard Pfc. Steven A. Kern has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo.
During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, rifle marksmanship qualification, bayonet combat, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.
Kern is the son of Stephan and Betty Kern of Mogadore.
He is a 2013 graduate of Lake Center Christian School in Hartville.