Victory Week events put focus on team work
Fort Jackson Soldiers take part in an air assault demonstration June 19, 2014 at Hilton Field. The demonstration was part of the installation's Victory Week events, which included a run, sporting events and a concert.

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (June 26, 2014) -- Soldiers, civilians and family members from across the installation were invited to participate in Victory Week activities June 19 and 20. The events included a postwide run, an ironman physical fitness competition, a free concert by country artist James Otto, an aerial assault demonstration during Basic Combat Training Graduation, a combat assault course competition as well as sporting events.

The postwide team-building event was the first of its kind in the history of Fort Jackson, said Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson commanding general.

Becker addressed Soldiers in training during the Victory Week closing ceremony Friday.

"We wanted to take a little break for the Army's birthday to get out here on the sporting field and compete a little bit to build some cohesion and to build some team work," Becker said. "And you'll see down the road how important that cohesion and team work is when you're out on the battlefield fighting."

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