• A snow drill sergeant stands in front of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment.

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    A snow drill sergeant stands in front of Company B, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment.

  • Several inches of ice accumulated during the three-day storm that hit South Carolina Feb. 11-13.

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    Several inches of ice accumulated during the three-day storm that hit South Carolina Feb. 11-13.

  • A pink flamingo ornament adds color to the wintry scenery on Fort Jackson.

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    A pink flamingo ornament adds color to the wintry scenery on Fort Jackson.

  • Graduation ceremonies for 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, originally scheduled for Feb. 13 at Hilton Field, were canceled as a result of the winter storm.

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    Graduation ceremonies for 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, originally scheduled for Feb. 13 at Hilton Field, were canceled as a result of the winter storm.

  • A mix of snow, sleet and ice accumulates in the housing area on Fort Jackson. The storm began on the evening of Feb. 11 and lasted until Feb. 13. The roads in the Columbia area were mostly iced over, which caused the closure of Fort Jackson on Feb. 12, Feb. 13 and part of Feb. 14.

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    A mix of snow, sleet and ice accumulates in the housing area on Fort Jackson. The storm began on the evening of Feb. 11 and lasted until Feb. 13. The roads in the Columbia area were mostly iced over, which caused the closure of Fort Jackson on Feb. 12...

FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the second time in three weeks, Fort Jackson was hit by a winter storm that forced the post to cease normal operations.

Most personnel did not report to work Feb. 12 and 13 as inches of snow, ice and sleet accumulated in the Midlands, creating treacherous road conditions.

Family Day and graduation events for 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment were canceled. On-post schools remained closed through Feb. 14. Normal operations for other activities on Fort Jackson resumed at noon Feb. 14.

According to local media reports, the storm caused more than 300,000 power outages statewide.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley declared a state of emergency.

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