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  • Victory Update Vol. 11-10

    Dec 14, 2011

    Latest newscast from Fort Jackson, SC.

  • Winter Break: Post's Victory Block Leave under way

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As school children count down the final days until winter break, Fort Jackson is getting ready for its own vacation. This week, the Soldiers-in-training will be departing for Victory Block Leave from today until Jan. 2.

  • Tips help parents choose kids' furry friends

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- This is a time of the year when Santa brings not only toys, but often a soft, fluffy four-legged animal as a new addition to the family. The topic of pet ownership, including the pros and cons, must be discussed with the real care providers -- the parents.

  • Milano: Make most of holiday season

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- My wife, Kim, and I wish all of you a very joyous and safe holiday season. Enjoy this very special time of the year and take the opportunity to spend some well-deserved down time with your family and friends.

  • Vehicle registration to be discontinued

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As of Jan.1, those entering Fort Jackson will no longer be issued vehicle decals. This policy change is aimed at eliminating the duplicated registration processes between the state and the military, post officials said.

  • Fort Jackson CFC raises $500k for charities

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 2011 Combined Federal Campaign drew to an official close Monday with a recognition luncheon at the Officers' Club. However, federal employees still can contribute to their favorite charities until the end of the day.

  • Retention goals changing

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The days of an iconic Uncle Sam wanting everyone to join the U.S. Army are coming to an end. At the Commanding General's Retention Awards Luncheon Dec. 9 at the Officers' Club, there was a recurring message of retaining quality Soldiers over large quantities of Soldiers.

  • Longtime post employee retires

    Dec 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After 32 years of federal service, Hazel Kelly will retire Dec. 31. She has served 24 years as Fort Jackson's executive services officer. Hazel began working for the Army in Germany as the V Corps Army community services officer and in Washington, D.C., as an alcohol and drug abuse prevention specialist.

  • Crime scene: Post tests emergency plans

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The scene looked as if it could have been taken from the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation -- a group of crime scene investigators, one donning a full-body protective suit and carrying a camera, most others wearing paper booties to protect the scene from contamination, entered a building as special response team members secured the perimeter. Carrying their special kits, the small team surveyed the scene; shell casings littered the floor, an assault rifle lay nearby. Blood was spattered on the floor and the walls.

  • CFC supports local, national efforts

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am proud of the Fort Jackson community for the generosity it has shown so far this year in support of the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign, which will soon come to a close. As of this week, Fort Jackson's contribution total was roughly $510,000. These funds will go a long way in supporting a great number of charitable organizations that depend on us.

  • Stall to leave legacy of leadership

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- He planned to retire after serving in the Army for 20 years and one day, but at the end of this week, Post Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Stall will assume another command sergeant major position with the 4th Infantry Division in Fort Carson, Co.

  • New SSI commander named

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army announced Monday that Col. David MacEwen was selected to become the next commanding officer of the Soldier Support Institute. MacEwen, who is nominated for promotion to brigadier general, currently serves as the executive officer to the vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Spread the holiday cheer: Fort Jackson begins festive season with lights, music

    Dec 8, 2011

    Fort Jackson began the holiday season Dec. 1 with its annual Christmas Tree, Manger and Menorah ceremony, which ended with a surprise visit by Santa. Sunday, members of the post and local community were treated to a concert by the 282nd Army Band.

  • Sports season wraps up with banquet

    Dec 8, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- One day after falling short of an undefeated flag football season by losing in the championship game, the Soldier-athletes of the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) had reason to celebrate.

  • Army STARRS: Post participates in mental health study

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Some of the first things new Soldiers do when they arrive at the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) have been around for generations -- getting an Army haircut, receiving uniforms and undergoing medical tests. But since last January, new Soldiers have been given the opportunity to contribute to a long-term Army-wide study that aims to enhance Soldiers' well-being.

  • Post community decks the halls

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It's that time of year. Tales of a nutcracker prince and a red-nosed reindeer fill the ears of those young and old. Shoppers rush to stores in search of perfect gifts while nativity scenes and menorahs remind us of the miracles of the season.

  • Stewardship efforts help more than post

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- You don't need a math degree from MIT to understand the concept that saving energy equates to saving money. As taxpaying citizens, we always need to make sure that we scrutinize our costs so that the funding that is allocated to us is used to its maximum benefits.

  • Website provides leaders continuity, collaboration

    Dec 1, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson has initiated a leadership development Web page to promote idea sharing across the Army Training Center on Fort Jackson and across Initial Military Training. The Web page has two versions -- an open version for all military IMT installations and units to review and an AKO-access only SharePoint version with more guarded information and postings for Fort Jackson leaders.

  • TRADOC commander sends holiday wishes, urges safety

    Nov 30, 2011

    The winter holiday season is a wonderful opportunity to visit Family and friends, take much needed time off from our daily routines, and reflect on accomplishments of the past year. I extend my heartfelt appreciation and special holiday greeting to all TRADOC Soldiers, civilians, and Family members, especially those with deployed loved ones.

  • Arlington National Cemetery breaks ground for huge columbarium

    Nov 30, 2011

    Arlington National Cemetery began its first major construction project in nearly eight years with a ground-breaking ceremony Nov. 30, 2011, for a 20,000-niche columbarium, which will extend the life of the cemetery to 2024.

  • EPA partners with Army on 'Net Zero' effort

    Nov 29, 2011

    The U.S. Army and the Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating on the Army's "Net Zero" initiative to conserve energy and water while recycling waste at military installations.

  • Survey to assess interest, use and satisfaction with MWR programs

    Nov 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The Army will survey members of its communities worldwide beginning in March as part of an effort to improve morale, welfare and recreation programs (UPDATED)

  • Veterans get boost as Obama signs tax credits into law

    Nov 22, 2011

    President Barack Obama delivered a clear message today when he signed two new tax credits into law to increase the hiring of military veterans and wounded warriors.

  • Food fight: Thanksgiving competition under way

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Dining facilities are competing to bring Fort Jackson Soldiers and families the best culinary experience this Thanksgiving. The Best Decorated Dining Facility Competition benefits the Soldiers and also the dining facility staff said Robert Cook, a contest judge with Directorate of Logistics.

  • Milano: Thanks for supporting our Army

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving Day 2011, our nation finds itself in a decade-old war. Ironically, Thanksgiving became a national holiday more than 150 years ago as our nation was embroiled in a long and grueling Civil War so that Soldiers in the field could enjoy some of the comforts of home.

  • Post honors families of the year

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In celebration of National Military Family Appreciation Month, the Fort Jackson community honored 16 families for their contributions to the community in its annual Families of the Year ceremony Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Event celebrates Native Americans

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson hosted chiefs from three different local tribes during its annual Native American Heritage Month Luncheon at the Officers' Club Friday. Representatives from the South Carolina-based Catawba, Beaver Creek and Edisto tribes came to share information about their histories and futures with the Jackson community.

  • Fair spells fun for family members

    Nov 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson Child, Youth and School Services treated post families to a treat with its annual Family Fun Fair at the Solomon Center Saturday. The fair was one of many actitivies scheduled throughout the month for National Military Family Appreciation Month.

  • Wildcat sax player inducted into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Nov 21, 2011

    It started with only a couple of weeks' prep time and it ended with a recitation of the NCO creed while in the front-leaning rest position. However, it is an event that will only happen once in the life of Staff Sgt. Tyler Myers: induction into the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club.

  • Warrior chat: BCT Soldiers connect with recruits

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Civilians got a peek into the mysterious life of a Fort Jackson Basic Combat Training Soldier Monday night, thanks to a partnership between the U.S. Army Recruiting Command and a Fort Jackson unit.

  • Thank you for serving: Columbia, post salute veterans with parade, wreath laying

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson held a wreath-laying ceremony Nov. 10 in honor of Veterans Day. Post officials and units also participated in the city of Columbia's annual Veterans Day parade Nov. 11.

  • Safety important this holiday season

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- With the holiday season fast approaching, we will reacquaint ourselves with the Loaded 45 Holiday Safety Campaign. Most of you are familiar with the terminology, "Loaded 45," but in case you don't recognize the phrase, it refers to the 45-day period that runs from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day.

  • TRADOC holds junior leader forum as part of Unified Quest program

    Nov 17, 2011

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is hosting the Army Profession Junior Leader Forum at Fort Sill, Okla., as part of TRADOC's Unified Quest program.

  • Private wish: Teen fulfills dream of being a Soldier

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Alyssa Braden could have had any wish in the world fulfilled. But -- in lieu of meeting a celebrity or visiting a theme park -- the diminutive teen chose to get down and dirty.

  • Veterans Day a testament to service

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Call it optimism. Call it wishful thinking. Or call it a belief that mankind would come to its senses. When America's lawmakers more than 90 years ago created Veterans Day -- or Armistice Day, as it was known back then -- they thought that the end of World War I would be the end of all wars.

  • 171st hosts spiritual resilience class

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The man who taught America "How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk," visited Fort Jackson last week to teach Soldiers, family members and civilians about resiliency.

  • Visit focuses on financial education

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Holly Petraeus, director of the Office of Servicemember Affairs in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, visited Fort Jackson Friday and Saturday to assess the financial readiness training provided to Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.

  • Post command teams relive history

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Command teams from across Fort Jackson took a break from Basic Combat Training to visit two Revolutionary War battlefields to discover what lessons learned from the past apply today.

  • Soldiers stay 'United Through Reading': Reading program a way for loved ones to stay connected

    Nov 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Pfc. Tameka Harte opened a children's book and began reading her 8-year-old daughter a story about Thomas the Tank Engine. And though the ritual sounds routine, what made it unique was that the Basic Combat Training Soldier was reading to a camera set up in the corner of her chaplain's office; and her daughter was more than 200 miles away.

  • Premium changes among considerations for NAF civilians during Open Season

    Nov 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- An 8 percent premium increase for the Non-Appropriated Fund Employee Health Benefit Plan is one factor NAF employees should be aware of during Open Season, Oct. 31 - Nov. 30. The Jan. 1 premium increase, due to rising medical claim costs, still falls below comparable figures in private sector employment benefit plans.

  • Stronger Installation Management Community, stronger support for Soldiers, Civilians and Families

    Nov 9, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- When I took command of the Installation Management Command in November 2009, we set out to validate that we were doing the right things and doing things right, and to find better ways of doing business.

  • Bronze Star Medal and Congressional Gold Medal presented to Japanese-American Veterans

    Nov 3, 2011

    More than 1,500 veterans and family members gathered in Washington, DC Nov. 1-3 to honor Japanese-American veterans who served during World War II.

  • Price Check

    Nov 3, 2011

    Fort Jackson continues to adjust its child care fees in an effort to meet a DoD mandate that requires installations to adhere to the DoD fee scale by the beginning of school year 2013-2014.

  • Values guide Soldiers on, off duty

    Nov 3, 2011

    Watching some of this year's World Series baseball action, I was reminded of the fact that solid fundamentals are essential to mastering skills, regardless of whether we are talking sports abilities or the profession of arms.

  • TSGLI expands eligibility to help more injured

    Nov 3, 2011

    The Traumatic Injury Protection under Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance is now open to service members of all components -- whether injured in war or back at home.

  • Fall Festival a big hit with children

    Nov 3, 2011

    Children of all ages filled the Solomon Center Friday night for Fort Jackson's annual Fall Festival.

  • On the ball: Gamecocks visit post for clinic, training

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina Gamecocks men's basketball team participated in a different kind of team practice during its daylong visit to Fort Jackson Oct. 20.

  • Post to celebrate Native American heritage

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In November, we will be recognizing the historical contributions of the original people of our land, Native Americans. As in all of our cultural observances, we seek to provide a forum for the sharing of culture, tradition, music, craft, dance and ways of life while also highlighting specific contributions to the Army in war and in peacetime.

  • Post Prescription Take-Back Day set

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The culprit behind America's second leading cause of death isn't the result of too many cigarettes or driving recklessly. It's sitting in your bathroom cabinet, kitchen or bedside table, and you may use it every day.

  • APHN: Don't shake your baby

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- You knew your baby would cry. But picture yourself up for the 10th night in a row with a crying, inconsolable infant. The baby isn't sick, wet, cold or hungry.

  • Coming to our city: Big & Rich performs for Soldiers, civilians on post

    Oct 27, 2011

    Duo Big & Rich performed a free concert at Fort Jackson last week.

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlines

    Oct 26, 2011

    The United States Postal Service and Military Postal Service Agency have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and State Department post offices overseas by December 25, 2011.

  • Motorcycle training changes aimed at making safer riders

    Oct 26, 2011

    New training requirements for Army motorcyclists went into effect in fiscal year 2012, and failure to comply could lead to the loss of on-post riding privileges.

  • 2011 Block Leave

    Oct 26, 2011

    Block leave policies for Basic Combat Training Soldiers during the 2011 holiday season have been released.

  • Army civilian workforce development on track

    Oct 26, 2011

    In the last year, the Army has moved closer to transforming its civilian work force of more than 320,000 employees.

  • Kid's stuff: Covenant funds new child care centers

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Tuesday afternoon, a group of budding chefs took turns whisking a bowl full of cinnamon apple muffin batter. Once the muffins were baking in one of the double ovens in the state-of-the-art kitchen the chefs were using, they would move on to making the apple butter that would be served alongside the muffins.

  • Covenant continues to provide for families

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As we approach the fourth anniversary of Fort Jackson's signing of the Army Family Covenant, I ask that we all reflect on how our quality of life continues to get better as a result of this initiative and our Army's efforts to improve upon our family culture.

  • New York battle buddies become brothers in arms

    Oct 20, 2011

    When Pvt. Jereld Vanhook, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, arrived in Basic Combat Training nine weeks ago, his "brother," Pfc. Omari Paul was by his side.

  • School search requires degree in patience

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- What do rising tuition costs, nerve-wracking school visits, waiting lists and expensive application fees have in common? No, I'm not going back to school; my son is. And so far, choosing a preschool seems a more daunting task than applying for college.

  • SSI hosts 'fiesta grande': Fort Jackson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute hosted its annual postwide Hispanic Heritage Month event Saturday, which included various performers and food vendors.

  • Big & Rich to perform free concert at Fort Jackson

    Oct 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Country artists Big & Rich will perform a free concert Saturday as part of Tour for the Troops. This concert is free to all DoD identification card holders and their guests.

  • Army CID warns against romance scams

    Oct 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command continues to receive hundreds of reports of various scams involving persons pretending to be U.S. Soldiers serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

  • VA launches veteran homelessness outreach campaign

    Oct 13, 2011

    As part of its drive to end homelessness among veterans by 2015, the Veterans Affairs Department has launched an outreach initiative in 28 communities across the nation.

  • Rescue mission: Drill sergeant saves Soldier from choking

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A Fort Jackson drill sergeant received the Army Achievement Medal after being credited with saving a Soldier's life in an incident last month.

  • Preventing domestic violence a joint effort

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- During the month of October, we are observing Domestic Violence Awareness month with a number of activities that promote the prevention of domestic abuse. Here on Fort Jackson, Army Community Services' Family Advocacy Program traditionally organizes awareness events, calling attention to domestic abuse. ACS has provided this service to our community for the past seven years, and this year is no exception.

  • Relocation program bridges cultural gaps

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As a foreign-born or American-born spouse, are you concerned about meeting new friends, available services and contact points regarding these issues? The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program has the answers for you.

  • Money-saving tips help with holiday gift buying

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For many people, the holidays being right around the corner means it is time for spending money. With buying gifts, hosting parties or traveling, holiday expenses can really start to add up. Today's economy makes the holiday season even more difficult.

  • Tips help keep children cyber safe

    Oct 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As the cool weather approaches our doorstep and the leaves start to turn, I would like to take a moment to stop and reflect on the difference in perspective the change in seasons provides us as we trade another long, hot summer for a much-welcomed autumn breeze here on Fort Jackson.

  • Panetta: DOD must preserve essential capabilities

    Oct 12, 2011

    The Defense Department must preserve its essential military capabilities as it tightens its belt over the next decade, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.

  • Hotoberfest event promotes fire safety

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is getting ready for its fifth annual "Hotoberfest" and fire station open house to promote fire prevention and safety. Each year Directorate of Emergency Services and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation organize an open house and carnival that are as educational as they are entertaining.

  • Post to celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will have the opportunity to experience Hispanic culture at the installation's annual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, which is scheduled for Oct. 15 at Patriot Park.

  • Food Expo serves taste of Army

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson held its annual Food Expo Tuesday to give members of the post community a chance to get a "taste" of what is offered in the on-post dining facilities. Although the theme of the expo was "Victory thru nutrition," attendees were also able to sample some comfort food and occasional treats.

  • Symposium offers encouragement, fun

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson spouses enjoyed a day full of encouragement, education and laughter at the first Spouses Embracing Life Fully, or SELF, Symposium on Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Proper clearance, access part of security awareness

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- October is Security Awareness Month, and because all DA personnel are required to have some type of background check and are responsible for safeguarding information, now is a good time to remind everyone of some key points with regards to personnel and information security.

  • Famed explorer, educator makes trek to Fort Jackson

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At age 50, Helen Thayer became the first woman to travel alone to the magnetic North Pole. And after a car accident that she was told would leave her unable to walk, she -- at 63 -- went on to become the first woman to walk all the way across the Mongolian Gobi Desert.

  • Prevention: Domestic violence awareness day set

    Oct 6, 2011

    Prevention of Domestic Abuse Community Awareness Day will begin at Fort Jackson, S.C., with a Walk Against Domestic Abuse, followed by guest speakers from the Family Advocacy Program, the state Attorney General's Office and the Department of Social Services.

  • Fire festival emphasizes prevention, fun

    Oct 6, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson Fire Department Fire Prevention Kick-off Carnival is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday. This year's theme is "Protect your family from fire."

  • Mastering Resiliency: The Trainer Course

    Sep 30, 2011

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., learn about how to promote personal growth despite the rigors of combat.

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month tri-signed letter

    Sep 29, 2011

    National Disability Employment Awareness Month tri-signed letter

  • Suicide prevention a combined effort

    Sep 29, 2011

    Every year the Army observes National Suicide Prevention Week. This year, the Army extended the one-week observance to last the entire month to emphasize its commitment to the health, safety and well-being of Soldiers.

  • Adopted pet became treasured friend

    Sep 29, 2011

    I was shocked how deeply it hurt me. But I guess losing a relationship after nine years will do that to you.

  • HRC deputy becomes Army's first female African-American major general

    Sep 29, 2011

    The deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command became the first-ever female U.S. Army African-American officer to obtain the rank of major general during her promotion and departure ceremony at the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Complex Thursday.

  • 'Victory thru nutrition': Annual Food Expo to provide a healthy taste of Fort Jackson

    Sep 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the sixth straight year, the Fort Jackson community will get a taste of the Army -- literally -- at the Fort Jackson Food Expo. About 40 vendors are scheduled to offer free samples of their food at the expo, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday at the NCO Club.

  • Security office promotes awareness

    Sep 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If you haven't had to get a background check recently, or have one updated, it is very likely that you have never had to venture inside the Installation Security Office, a small building that sits catty-corner from Post Headquarters.

  • Jackson Idol: EFMP/CYSS talent show set for Friday

    Sep 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson children will step into the spotlight Friday at the second annual Exceptional Family Member Program talent and fashion show 6 p.m. at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Fort Jackson event links employers, job seekers

    Sep 28, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Looking for a job can be a daunting and disappointing experience. Even after sending out numerous resumes, job seekers may not receive a single invitation for an interview.

  • Perez Fitness Center reopens with upgrades

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Perez Fitness Center will reopen its doors Monday at 5:30 a.m. with $2.4 million in upgrades.

  • Veterans leave lasting impression

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- This past weekend, several of us had the honor and privilege of attending a reunion of Vietnam veterans from Company C, 3rd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment, also known as the "Charging Charlies." The fact that we are currently members of the same company more than 40 years later and share similar combat experiences was an added and humbling bonus.

  • Panetta: Budget cuts will boost risk to nation at war

    Sep 21, 2011

    Budget cuts create more risk for the military in a time of war, but the risk can be reduced by making decisions strategically and protecting core national security interests, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Funded Legal Education Program Now Accepting Applications

    Sep 21, 2011

    The Office of The Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education Program. Under this program, the Army projects sending up to 25 active duty commissioned officers to law school at government expense.

  • SELF growth: Workshops aimed at spouse resilience

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson spouses will be treated to a full day of sharing ideas, learning about new topics and gaining insight into how to strengthen their families. The SELF Symposium -- SELF stands for "Spouses Embracing Life Fully" -- is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 30 at the Solomon Center.

  • Post to celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Hispanic Heritage Month officially began Sept. 15 to coincide with the anniversaries of seven Latin American countries: Mexico, Chile, Cost Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua gaining their independence.

  • Painting the post pink? Community breaks a sweat for breast cancer awareness

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nearly 200 Soldiers, civilians, family members and retirees did it in pink Saturday -- "it" meaning exercise, of course.

  • DOD reaffirms commitment to POWs, MIAs

    Sep 19, 2011

    No one has matched the United States' time, resources and commitment to accounting for its missing military members and honoring its prisoners of war, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.

  • Video: Gen. Cone lays out TRADOC strategies at annual Maneuver Conference

    Sep 16, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Today's Army faces challenges on several fronts, from hybrid threats to budget cuts, and change at the doctrinal level is necessary to meet the demands of the future, the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command said Tuesday.

  • Time machine: 2-39 vets visit contemporary counterparts

    Sep 15, 2011

    A group of veterans who fought in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969 with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment visited with cadre and Soldiers-in-training of the current 2-39th as part of their three-day reunion at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • DADT repeal won't stop our mission

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- One of the most sweeping changes in U.S. law that directly affects the military is about to take place in a few days, though I expect its implementation to come and go without incident or fanfare. I am referring to the repeal of the law known as "Don't Ask Don't Tell," which will occur Sept. 20, barring any last-minute legal obstacles.

  • Post leaders study battle with virtual technology

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Commanders and command sergeants major of the Army Training Center battalions and brigades came together Friday for a virtual staff ride to analyze and discuss the Battle of Wanat.

  • USO delivers bit of home to McCrady

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Service members who have deployed or traveled far from home know when they see the patriotic banner with "USO" on it, there's surely musical entertainment, food, a feel of home and appreciation nearby.

  • Safety seats a lifesaver for children

    Sep 15, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sunday is the start of Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs through Sept. 24.

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