• Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"

Maj. Gen. James Milano, Commanding General, Army Training Center and Fort Jackson: 

"My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is visiting our dining facilities, wherever I've been, to see the extra effort by our food service personnel on behalf of our Soldiers and families ... and to have a great meal! Our DFACs invariably, year after year, go above and beyond and put their best foot forward. I'm very proud of what they do."

    Fort Jackson leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" Maj. Gen. James Milano, Commanding General, Army Training Center and Fort Jackson: "My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is...

  • Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" 
Col. James Love, Garrison Commander: "Between me and my two sisters, there are now 11 grandchildren. Our favorite tradition is the post-meal football game where the adults and kids all play a competitive and fun game of touch football. My brother-in-law has been trying to beat me for 10 years now - with no success. They are traveling to Fort Jackson this year to spend Thanksgiving with us, and I hope to extend that streak to 11! "

    Fort Jackson leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" Col. James Love, Garrison Commander: "Between me and my two sisters, there are now 11 grandchildren. Our favorite tradition is...

  • Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"

Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King, Commandant, Drill Sergeant School: "My favorite tradition is family gatherings where we reflect on how far we have come as a family. Being one of 12 children presented challenges for my parents in regards to basic needs, such as clothing, food and shelter. All 12 of us are still living and are more than able to provide those things to our children. We are thankful."

    Fort Jackson leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King, Commandant, Drill Sergeant School: "My favorite tradition is family gatherings where we reflect...

  • Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?"

Command Sgt. Maj. Marylena McCrimmon, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School:
"My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is getting the family together. When we do our prayer, we go around the table and everyone says what he or she is thankful for. Then we go to the movies, depending on what's playing."

    Fort Jackson leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" Command Sgt. Maj. Marylena McCrimmon, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School: "My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is getting the...

  • Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" 

Brig. Gen. Mark McAlister, Commanding General Soldier Support Institute: "I love the whole Thanksgiving tradition - food, family, friends and football. Growing up, we would have about 25 people over to the house, which wasn\'t big, but we all crammed in. I loved sitting at the kids' table with my sisters and cousins. It was so much fun. Even today, I look at the children enjoying the day and just smile."

    Fort Jackson leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" Brig. Gen. Mark McAlister, Commanding General Soldier Support Institute: "I love the whole Thanksgiving tradition - food...

  • Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" 

Col. George Donovan, commander, 171st Infantry Brigade: I am from a large family in Kentucky and we gathered around a huge table every Thanksgiving crammed in with all 9 children and my parents and the table. After a full day of cooking by my mother and father, we would gather around a large table and after grace we each would state what we were thankful for that year.  It's a tradition I've kept over the years.

    Fort Jackson leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Fort Jackson Leader staff writer Susanne Kappler asked installation leaders, "What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?" Col. George Donovan, commander, 171st Infantry Brigade: I am from a large family in Kentucky and we gathered around a huge...

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