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Chaplain (Col.) James Palmer, installation chaplain, checks Facebook for questions at the Emergency Operations Center during a garrison town hall meeting Tuesday.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson community members had the chance to communicate with representatives from various organizations Tuesday at the garrison's second town hall meeting on Facebook.

Participants were encouraged to post questions on various threads, each of which represented one organization. Questions ranged from the qualifications for civilians to live in on-post housing to upcoming sales at the Exchange and the Commissary.

The town hall meeting, which lasted for one hour, featured representatives from 11 organizations, including Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Balfour Beatty Communities and the School Liaison Office.

Most questions received an immediate response, and those that could not be answered on the spot were answered within a day.

Fort Jackson first conducted a Facebook town hall meeting in November. The online question-and-answer session replaces the previous format of in-person town hall meetings to provide community members the convenience to participate from home.

Check the Fort Jackson Leader for the date of the next Facebook town hall meeting. To participate, log in to Facebook, search for U.S. Army Garrison Fort Jackson and like the page.

Page last updated Thu February 6th, 2014 at 00:00