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  • WANTED - Special Agents: CID launches online application portal

    Jul 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, recently launched a new centralized recruiting program, part of which features an online application process aimed at recruiting qualified Soldiers to become CID Special Agents.

  • Slideshow: Fort Jackson celebrates Independence Day with Torchlight Tattoo

    Jul 10, 2014

    Fort Jackson celebrated the Fourth of July with at Torchlight Tattoo and fireworks display at Hilton Field.

  • 'I am a professional' -- Profession of Arms a vital part of leader development

    Jul 10, 2014

    In 2010, the Army revived the discussion on a long-dormant subject -- the Profession of Arms.

  • Welcome to the Army -- 120th provides first steps for recruits to becoming Soldiers

    Jul 10, 2014

    Drill sergeants with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) make sure the Army's newest Soldiers are ready for Basic Combat Training.

  • Dive headfirst into swimming safety

    Jul 7, 2014

    Drowning is not the only danger swimmers should be aware of as they return to the water this summer.

  • 282nd Soldiers serve as Army's musical ambassadors

    Jul 7, 2014

    Soldiers, civilians and family members on Fort Jackson might be aware of the 282nd Army Band's performances on post in ceremonies and concerts, but the band's reach goes far beyond the gates of Fort Jackson.

  • Reading program spells summer fun

    Jul 7, 2014

    More than 200 children are spending their vacation reading books and competing for prizes in Thomas Lee Hall Library's "Paws to Read" summer program.

  • Ramadan symbolizes act of obedience

    Jul 7, 2014

    Muslim Soldiers will observe Ramadan through July 28.

  • Safety takes center stage at motorcycle rally

    Jul 7, 2014

    More than 60 military and civilian motorcycle riders gathered at Hilton Field Friday to participate in this year's Victory Thunder motorcycle rally.

  • Slideshow: Natural bodybuilders compete in annual contest

    Jul 7, 2014

    Soldiers and civilians participated in the fourth annual Natural Bodybuilding, Physique and Figure Competition June 28, 2014, at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center. Categories included men's bodybuilding, women's physique and women's figure.

  • Army invites public to comment on environmental impacts of possible force reductions

    Jun 26, 2014

    The Department of the Army has completed a Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA) for Army 2020 force structure realignment and is making a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. All interested members of the public, federally-recognized Indian or Alaska Native tribes, Native Hawaiian groups, federal, state, and local agencies are invited to review and provide comments. Comments will be accepted until August 25.

  • Fort Jackson July 4 celebration scheduled

    Jun 26, 2014

    Fort Jackson's annual celebration of America's independence, the "Torchlight Tattoo," is scheduled for 8 p.m., July 4, at Hilton Field.

  • CYSS launches summer program

    Jun 26, 2014

    Child, Youth and School Services staff and volunteers from the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands greeted Fort Jackson parents and youth at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School June 16, to launch their summer youth program.

  • Natural bodybuilding is the healthy way

    Jun 26, 2014

    Fort Jackson's fourth annual FMWR Natural Bodybuilding, Physique and Figure Competition is scheduled for 6 p.m., Saturday at the Solomon Center. Admission is free.

  • Slideshow: Training lens

    Jun 26, 2014

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment navigate obstacles and practice teamwork at the beginning of Basic Combat Training.

  • Slideshow: Fort Jackson Victory Week

    Jun 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.

  • Fort Jackson Soldiers put their skills to the test in annual competition

    Jun 19, 2014

    Ten Fort Jackson Soldiers put their physical and mental skills to the test last week in a series of competitions designed find the post's best and brightest.

  • Fort Jackson officials discuss latest well tests

    Jun 19, 2014

    Fort Jackson officials held a public meeting Tuesday at the Weston Lake Community House to discuss the latest results of well testing as part of the Fort Jackson and McCrady Training Center's Operational Range Assessment Program, or ORAP.

  • Youth center group records, writes music

    Jun 19, 2014

    The music program at the Fort Jackson Youth Center encourages participants to write and record their own music.

  • Fort Jackson athlete reaches for the Skyy

    Jun 19, 2014

    One of Fort Jackson's own was selected to represent South Carolina in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in Princeton, New Jersey, this week.

  • Briefing offers tips for newcomers

    Jun 12, 2014

    Post Newcomers Orientation takes place the first Wednesday of each month and includes presentations on topics such as employment readiness, Survivor Outreach Services, commissary hours and online information sources.

  • Victory Week events set

    Jun 12, 2014

    Victory Week, a two-day event that begins with a postwide run at 6 a.m., will have military demonstrations, sporting events, an ironman physical fitness competition and a free concert featuring country music artist James Otto at 7 p.m., June 19.

  • Mother, daughter receive Red Cross honors

    Jun 12, 2014

    Two Fort Jackson volunteers were recently recognized for their efforts by the American Red Cross.

  • Columbia Blowfish host military appreciation night

    Jun 12, 2014

    The Columbia Blowfish hosted a military appreciation night game against the Forest City Owls June 7, 2014, at Capital City Stadium. More than 2,800 Soldiers from Fort Jackson watched the Blowfish beat the Owls, 3-0.

  • Gone fishin'

    Jun 12, 2014

    The Fort Jackson fishing derby attracted a large number of anglers to Semmes Lake June 7, 2014. In addition to fishing, the event offered clinics and children's activities.

  • TRADOC recognizes Army's best instructors

    May 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command recognized the best instructors in the Army during a ceremony at the Morelli Auditorium on Fort Eustis, Va., May 30, 2014.

  • MPs reopen case of boy who disappeared 42 years ago

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Jackson Military Police reopened the case of a boy who went missing from the post's housing are 42 years ago.

  • SSI team develops interactive APRT app

    May 29, 2014

    An interactive mobile app being used by the Master Fitness Trainer Course was developed here at Fort Jackson.

  • Remembering the fallen

    May 29, 2014

    A ceremony in observance of Memorial Day was held May 26, 2014 at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

  • 165th families experience Basic Combat Training

    May 29, 2014

    Family members of Soldiers with the 165th Infantry Brigade participated in Basic Combat Training events during the brigade's annual John and Jane Wayne Day.

  • Soldiers take part in annual Strongman competition

    May 29, 2014

    Fort Jackson's annual Strongman competition took place May 22 at Hilton Field

  • Fort Jackson WTU inactivates

    May 22, 2014

    The Fort Jackson Warrior Transition Unit cased its colors in a ceremony Tuesday after almost seven years on the installation.

  • Spouses find career success with ERP

    May 22, 2014

    Balancing career and family can prove challenging for many people, but especially for military spouses. Some Fort Jackson spouses have been able to successfully navigate the career field, though, by employing strategies tailored to their situations and enlisting the help of the Employment Readiness Program.

  • Commentary -- Philippine Scouts exemplify honor

    May 22, 2014

    As the nation celebrates the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a Fort Jackson officer looks back at the story of the Philippine Scouts.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days bring together new, old Soldiers

    May 22, 2014

    Fort Jackson's annual Retiree Appreciation Days event began May 15 during graduation ceremonies. Dozens of retirees from all branches of the armed forces gathered at the Solomon Center to observe the two companies of graduating Soldiers recite the Soldier's Creed and take their first career steps.

  • Pursuit of excellence -- Fort Jackson Commissary receives recognition

    May 15, 2014

    When the Defense Commissary Agency awards were announced last week, the Fort Jackson Commissary was honored with a second-place spot in the Bill Nichols Award for the Best Large Commissary in the United States.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days under way

    May 15, 2014

    Military retirees will be honored during Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days or RAD, scheduled to begin May 15, 2014.

  • Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes compete on Fort Jackson

    May 15, 2014

    Almost a thousand athletes from around South Carolina visited Fort Jackson last weekend for this year's Special Olympics summer games, and they were given a hero's welcome upon their arrival Friday evening at the Solomon Center.

  • Three ways to dispute credit reports

    May 15, 2014

    Knowing how to dispute errors in credit reports is an important aspect of financial readiness.

  • Drinking, driving not a good summer recipe

    May 15, 2014

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the most important element of any summer party is a sober driver.

  • Recess warriors - Military children tour post museum to learn about parents' careers

    May 1, 2014

    Hundreds of students from Fort Jackson schools visited the post's Basic Combat Training Museum last week as part of Month of the Military Child activities.

  • Center teaches importance of recycling

    May 1, 2014

    Students from W. S. Sandel Elementary School explored Fort Jackson's Recycling Center earlier this week.

  • Fort Jackson remembers Holocaust victims

    May 1, 2014

    The Fort Jackson community came together Friday to remember the victims of the Holocaust during Fort Jackson's National Days of Remembrance ceremony at the NCO Club.

  • MOMC closes out with fun fair

    May 1, 2014

    Fort Jackson ended the Month of the Military Child with a family fun fair at Patriot Park, April 26, 2014.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days scheduled

    May 1, 2014

    Military retirees will be honored during Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days or RAD, scheduled May 15-17.

  • Lightning Challenge - 165th Soldiers put skills to the test in team building event

    May 1, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade conducted its semi-annual Lightning Challenge April 25, 2014.

  • Virtual Career Library available to job seekers

    May 1, 2014

    The Fort Jackson Army Community Services Employment Readiness Program has joined the digital revolution with the addition of the Virtual Career Library to its full range of career guidance and employment services.

  • The Fort Jackson website has moved

    Apr 30, 2014

    If not automatically redirected, visit us at http://jackson.armylive.dodlive.mil/.

  • Veterans Records

    Apr 30, 2014

    For Veterans records visit www.archives.gov.

  • Wounded warriors, veterans should register now for hiring conference

    Apr 29, 2014

    Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans looking for a job, or employers looking for qualified candidates, may link up with each other at the 4th Annual Wounded Warrior and Veteran Hiring and Support Conference, to be held May 28-29, 2014, in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Honor Platoon represents the best of Fort Jackson

    Apr 24, 2014

    The post's Honor Platoon offers daily "no fail" missions to dozens of Fort Jackson Soldiers.

  • New Soldiers start career with naturalization ceremony

    Apr 24, 2014

    Dozens of men and women became United States citizens last week, just as they were becoming Soldiers.

  • Students visit health fair at Pinckney

    Apr 24, 2014

    Army Public Health Nursing partnered with C.C. Pinckney Elementary School officials to sponsor a mini health fair Monday in the school's gymnasium.

  • ACS helps spouses build careers on the go

    Apr 24, 2014

    Every year since 1963, the president has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners.

  • MACH's blood bank gets accreditation

    Apr 24, 2014

    The Department of Pathology's blood bank at Moncrief Army Community Hospital was granted American Association of Blood Banks re-accreditation, said Dr. Daniel Massi, medical director, Department of Pathology. The blood bank has been consistently accredited by AABB since 1963.

  • Tube workout will increase conditioning

    Apr 24, 2014

    Learning all the benefits to using exercise tubes, resistance balls and your own body weight is a major first step toward effective exercising.

  • April is National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month

    Apr 21, 2014

    Across the United States, April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. The Department of Defense is committed to moving toward a culture free of sexual assault and encourages all members of the military and civilians within the Department to follow the theme: "Live Our Values: Step Up To Stop Sexual Assault."

  • Fort Jackson leaders share thoughts on SHARP program

    Apr 21, 2014

    As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Department of Defense is calling on service members in April to recognize and understand the seriousness of sexual assault in the military. On Fort Jackson, that initiative took the form of a SHARP summit at the post's NCO Club on Tuesday, bringing together senior leaders, representatives of the University of South Carolina and other guests to discuss the issue.

  • Fort Jackson honors exceptional volunteers

    Apr 21, 2014

    Fort Jackson celebrated the efforts of volunteers last week with a reception recognizing outstanding achievements in 2013.

  • Prevention key to ending child abuse

    Apr 21, 2014

    The Army's 2014 Child Abuse Prevention Month campaign theme is, "Children's safety comes first - be ready to end child abuse." Fort Jackson's Family Advocacy Program, or FAP, is ready to do just that - end child abuse through education and prevention.

  • From trash to treasure -- Green Initiative Day activities encourage ingenuity in recycling

    Apr 21, 2014

    Soldiers, family members and civilians enjoyed a 'Big Day Out' in the sun at Fort Jackson's Semmes Lake, April 12, 2014.

  • Vice Chief to IMCOM: What you do vital to Army

    Apr 17, 2014

    Vice Chief of Staff General John F. Campbell met with senior leaders and some very junior members of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command immediately following IMCOM's change-of-command ceremony, April 8, 2014, at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

  • 'It's never been easy' -- Trials for Expert Infantryman Badge remain challenging

    Apr 11, 2014

    Twenty-four Fort Jackson Soldiers received the Expert Infantryman Badge April 4, with five receiving "true blue" designation, meaning they completed all tasks without error.

  • Green Initiative Day set for Saturday

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day a few days early with a "Big Day Out" Saturday.

  • Fort Jackson offers active shooter response training

    Apr 11, 2014

    The Fort Jackson Antiterrorism Office offers training to organizations on how to respond to an active shooter scenario.

  • Former CSM promoted to LTC

    Apr 11, 2014

    Task Force Marshall Chaplain James Freitag was promoted to lieutenant colonel last week during a ceremony at McGrady Training Center, which makes him one of very few Soldiers who have served in the ranks of command sergeant major and lieutenant colonel.

  • Garrisons partner with DEA for Take-Back Day April 26

    Apr 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- Army installations across the United States are once again partnering with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and state and local law enforcement agencies April 26 in support of National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

  • Jackson team vies for Best Ranger honors

    Apr 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson will be represented in one of the most respected and elite military and athletic competitions this weekend -- the 31st Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Pets strut their stuff at April Foolish Dog Show

    Apr 11, 2014

    Owners and their pets turned out April 6 at the Fort Jackson Youth Sports Complex for the annual April Foolish Dog Show. Categories for this year's events included Best Kisser, Prettiest Eyes, Most Mysterious Heritage and Coolest Trick.

  • TRADOC teams with universities, colleges to conduct SHARP discussions

    Apr 9, 2014

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command took a historic step toward eliminating sexual assault and sexual harassment not only in the Army, but in the local community, when the command held its first partnership discussion with local academia at the Fort Eustis Club on Fort Eustis, Va., April 3, 2014.

  • Exchange warns shoppers about used-vehicle scams

    Apr 8, 2014

    The Army & Exchange Service is warning military shoppers about scammers posing as service members offering to broker the sale of used boats, cars and motorcycles through the Exchange.

  • Installation Management Command welcomes new commander

    Apr 8, 2014

    Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony April 8, 2014, on MacArthur Parade Field at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

  • Wildcat Soldier starts program that inspires youth

    Apr 7, 2014

    Inside of the Taw Caw Community Outreach Center in Summerton, S.C., many young people and parents gathered together to participate in the first Lets Talk About You Youth Expo, March 29.

  • Prevention begins with each of us -- Fort Jackson marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 3, 2014

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and a number of events are scheduled on Fort Jackson to remind community members of the importance of preventing sexual assault.

  • OPSEC -- A state of mind

    Apr 3, 2014

    Operations security, or OPSEC, is a process of evaluating and identifying information to determine if casual behaviors are visible to adversary intelligence systems, and whether they can be used against us.

  • Fort Jackson starts Month of the Military Child with parade

    Apr 3, 2014

    Children paraded in front of Imboden Street Child Development Center to mark the start of the Month of the Military Child April 1, 2014.

  • April Fool-Ish Dog Show set for Sunday

    Apr 3, 2014

    For the eighth straight year, Fort Jackson dog lovers can show off their best friends in the wackiest dog show ever, the April Fool-ish Dog Show, April 6 at the Youth Sports Complex.

  • Letter presents puzzle to museum

    Apr 3, 2014

    A letter mailed to a Soldier stationed at Fort Jackson during World War II was recently donated to the Basic Combat Training Museum.

  • Soldiers display combat skills during EIB trials

    Apr 3, 2014

  • Army tightens personal appearance, tattoo policy

    Mar 31, 2014

    The number, size and placement of tattoos have been dialed back under revised Army Regulation 670-1, which governs the Army's grooming standards and proper wear of the uniform.

  • SecArmy implores: 'Take back your Army' from sexual predators

    Mar 28, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, along with Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, were the featured speakers at a Pentagon ceremony marking the start of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, observed in April.

  • Fort Jackson, local community join forces in face of possible sequestration

    Mar 27, 2014

    Community leaders pledged their support of Fort Jackson after Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson's commanding general, briefed leaders of the greater Columbia area March 20 on the impact a possible sequestration in 2016 could have on Fort Jackson.

  • Community pride -- Fort Jackson residents hit the road to clean up trash

    Mar 27, 2014

    Family members of Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment hit the road with trash bags to pick up garbage accumulated on Fort Jackson.

  • EFMP families venture on creative journey

    Mar 27, 2014

    The Fort Jackson Exceptional Family Member Program teams up with the Columbia Parks and Recreation Department for the Creative Journey program.

  • 165th families participate in retreat

    Mar 27, 2014

    The 165th Infantry Brigade conducted its first leadership marriage retreat last weekend in Beech Mountain, N.C.

  • Month of the Military Child events set

    Mar 27, 2014

    April is designated as Month of the Military Child, and the Fort Jackson community will mark the month with a number of events.

  • ACS offers career assessment tools

    Mar 27, 2014

    April is National Career Assessment Month, and the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program will be partnering with Midlands Technical College to provide a career awareness seminar.

  • Volunteers make prayer packets for Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2014

    A unique program teams up Catholic and Protestant volunteers on Fort Jackson to create prayer packets for Catholic Soldiers in Basic Combat Training.

  • Target practice -- Simulator acquaints new Soldiers with weapons

    Mar 27, 2014

    The Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 allows new Soldiers to get acquainted with weapons on a simulated firing range, providing realistic marksmanship and combat scenario training for common small arms and crew-served weapons in the Army inventory.

  • Increase muscle strength with conditioning

    Mar 27, 2014

    A great alternative to weight lifting is strength conditioning. What makes strength conditioning different is that it uses a variety of exercise tubes and your own body weight to reap the benefits of weight lifting without the stress and strain from heavy weights.

  • TRADOC CG to senior NCOs: Paint the big picture

    Mar 26, 2014

    Rounding out his first week as the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. David G. Perkins sat down with command and staff sergeants major at the unit's headquarters here, March 21.

  • Fort Jackson team places first in Bataan march

    Mar 26, 2014

    Five Soldiers from Fort Jackson finished first in their category at the 25th annual Bataan Memorial Death March Sunday at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. The Fort Jackson military coed heavy team finished the 26.2-mile course in 6 hours, 12 minutes 34 seconds, more than 30 minutes ahead of the runners-up.

  • Child abuse prevention - top of the order in April

    Mar 21, 2014

    The Army's Family Advocacy Program is making child abuse prevention the top agenda item for its service providers at Garrisons and Installations during the month of April.

  • Reserve moves toward embedding master fitness trainers

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Army Reserve is taking a step toward embedding master fitness trainers into its units. Six Reserve Soldiers are currently in training to become certified master fitness instructors. Five of the Soldiers completed Phase I of the training at the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School here last week, the sixth is in the second phase of the program.

  • Fort Jackson firefighter honored as IMCOM Atlantic Fire Officer of the Year

    Mar 20, 2014

    A Fort Jackson firefighter has been named IMCOM Atlantic Region's Fire Officer of the Year. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Dollman was among more than 100 officers in the region nominated for the honor.

  • 9/11 exhibit to stop at Hilton Field

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is bringing the 9/11 Never Forget exhibit tractor trailer to Hilton Field for the Basic Combat Training graduation of 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment.

  • NCO makes long journey back from TBI

    Mar 20, 2014

    A Fort Jackson NCO is education Soldiers about Traumatic Brain Injury after suffering a moderate TBI during an accident in 2012.

  • IMCOM welcomes new commanding general

    Mar 20, 2014

    IMCOM welcomes new commanding general

  • Fort Jackson celebrates women's history

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Fort Jackson community celebrated Women's History Month with a luncheon March 14 at the NCO Club.

  • Pentagon inducts 24 Medal of Honor recipients into Hall of Heroes

    Mar 19, 2014

    The newest Medal of Honor recipients -- 24 veterans who received the honor decades after their extraordinary heroism in three wars -- have been inducted into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

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