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  • E-mail system gives users bigger byte

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An e-mail system is only as good as its byte. And Fort Jackson's byte is about to get bigger - 40 times bigger.

  • Talkin' Trash: Recycling program can yield big bucks

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson units can get cash for their trash. Through an incentive program offered by the installation's Qualified Recycling Program, units can earn funds for being environmentally conscious.

  • Social media: good, bad, ugly

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I know that I'm not the first to write about this, nor the hundredth or even the thousandth. But the reality of the good, bad and ugly of social media has really hit home lately; especially the ugly.

  • First lady, Army addressing obesity

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It's quite an honor when Fort Jackson gets a visit from the first lady. Last Thursday's appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama is only the second time that a first lady has made a special trip to Fort Jackson in the post's existence, which dates back almost a century.

  • Main course: Healthy eating focus of first lady's visit

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Jackson Jan. 27 to learn from Army leaders about how childhood obesity and physical inactivity affects military readiness and what the Army does to combat these effects.

  • New Army Reserve CYSS team assists families with valuable resources

    Feb 2, 2011

    Ensuring the Army Reserve families' youngest members are not forgotten is the mission of the 81ST Regional Support Command's Child, Youth and School Services team here.

  • Wildcat Reserve team assists Soldiers in need of assistance

    Feb 2, 2011

  • First Lady Michelle Obama visits Fort Jackson

    Jan 27, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama visited Fort Jackson today to learn from Army leaders about how childhood obesity and physical inactivity affects military readiness and what the Army does to combat these effects.

  • Spouses Forum convenes

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A new program for Fort Jackson spouses got a snow-delayed start Tuesday. The Fort Jackson Spouses Forum, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, had its initial meeting Tuesday at the Family Readiness Center.

  • Prayer breakfast set for next week

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Tom Mullins, founder of Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., will be the guest speaker for the Fort Jackson observance of the National Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7 to 8:30 a.m., Feb. 4, at the NCO Club.

  • Bingo! Soldiers show vets a good time: Fort Jackson battalion 'adopts' nursing home

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson Soldiers volunteered a few hours of their time for those who have sacrificed a lifetime.

  • Coveted award epitomizes teamwork

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently, I had the pleasure of attending the presentation of the Commander's Cup on post. In case you are unfamiliar with the sports award, the Commander's Cup is an award that is presented each year to the unit that accumulates the most points throughout a single year in intramural sports.

  • Going viral: Town Hall meeting set to be online

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson community members concerned about issues affecting the installation will have the opportunity to provide input during the next town hall meeting from the comfort of their own homes.

  • Officials plan first 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal briefing

    Jan 27, 2011

    The first in a series of briefings to describe the Defense Department's progress in implementing repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law is coming soon, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

  • Wildcat team completes mission for first IRR muster in 2011

    Jan 26, 2011

    As the room quickly filled with more than 110 Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers, a small army of non-commissioned officers went into action taking care of Soldiers. After weeks of preparation, the 81st Regional Support Command's Soldiers Readiness Processing team conducted the first muster for 2011 here. Their mission was to support the Army's Human Resources Command to update the readiness of IRR Soldiers.

  • New Reserve initiative helps youth understand about deployments, Army life

    Jan 25, 2011

    Take caring of the Army Reserve family has always been a priority for senior leadership, but taking that care to the next level is the focus of a new initiative for the 81st Regional Support Command, based at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • First Lady to visit Fort Jackson

    Jan 25, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama will be the guest speaker for 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment's graduation Thursday, at 1 p.m., on Hilton Field. She will spend the morning visiting Fort Jackson for a series of events that highlight the intersection of Let's Move! and military readiness.

  • Shwedo appointed to state post

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Col. Kevin Shwedo, former post deputy commanding officer, has been appointed to head up the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Soldier intervenes in suicide attempt

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Only about one week into Basic Combat Training, Pvt. Brian Serna, Company F, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, found himself in a life-or-death situation.

  • Post work order requests go online

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.S. -- The heat in your building has gone out, and each time you try to call the Directorate of Public Works, you get a busy signal.

  • Tax center opens Monday

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 2011 tax season is upon us and this year, because of a Washington holiday, taxpayers have until April 18 to file their taxes. Fort Jackson's Tax Center will open Monday to assist Soldiers, family members, and eligible retirees with their tax filing. There is no fee for using the Fort Jackson Tax Center.

  • UVAs provide support for victims

    Jan 20, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army has come a long way when it comes to dealing with sexual assault, and it's only going to get better.

  • Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010.

  • Tax Center provides valuable service

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am not sure if it's because of holiday bills rolling in or if it's because of the uncertain economy in general, but there seems to be a greater number of people very eager to get their tax refunds this year.

  • Fit for a King: Post honors legacy of civil rights leader

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- C.C. Pinckney Elementary School student Victoria Thomas can appreciate Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream for equality among people as much as any adult.

  • Commission to recommend lifting ban on women in combat

    Jan 18, 2011

    A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.

  • Teens seek to get HIRED!

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Finding a first job can be a daunting task for today's youth as even traditional "teen jobs" are harder to find in this economy.

  • Winter woes: Snow, sleet force post to shut down

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A rare Southern winter storm shut down Fort Jackson Monday and Tuesday after 3 inches of snow accumulated in the Columbia area early Monday, according to the National Weather Service website.

  • 1-61st moves into new complex

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Roadrunners have a new home. The battalion has moved from its old digs on Magruder Avenue to the new BCT II complex on Golden Arrow Road. Three 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment companies will begin their training cycle Jan. 24 at the new complex.

  • TFM takes home Commander's Cup

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Task Force Marshall flexed its collective muscle, taking this year's the Commander's Cup and proving that teamwork leads to victory.

  • Dr. King holiday a time for reflection

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It's been nearly 43 years since the tragic passing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the most influential Americans in modern times. His dream continues into 2011 as the principles and ideals that Dr. King so eloquently and persistently advocated become incorporated into our daily lives.

  • Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta at the 2011 All-American Bowl

    Jan 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta at the 2011 All-American Bowl.

  • Former Fort Jackson commander dies of leukemia

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Today, the Fort Jackson and Columbia communities will bid farewell to retired Maj. Gen. John Renner, former Fort Jackson commanding general, who lost his fight against leukemia Jan. 6.

  • Retired colonel helped apprehend Tucson shooter

    Jan 12, 2011

    During the harrowing events that took place Saturday in Tucson, Ariz., several witnesses to Jared Lee Loughner's alleged shooting rampage intervened, possibly saving more lives. One of those who reacted quickly was retired Col. William Badger, a 74-year-old resident of Tucson who spent 38 years in the Army.

  • Wildcat YRRP event relies on volunteers, support staff to keep workshop a success

    Jan 12, 2011

    Plane tickets, travel orders and navigating one of the busiest airports in Florida to find the right transportation bus are just some of the obstacles for Soldiers and families attending one of the monthly Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program workshops here.

  • Fort Jackson operations to resume Wednesday

    Jan 9, 2011

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will resume training operations Wednesday.

  • Former post commander dies

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Maj. Gen. John Renner, former Fort Jackson commanding general, has died. Renner served as Fort Jackson's commanding general from 1989 to 1991.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Former Soldier returns as top cop

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson has a new top cop. His name is David Navarro.

  • Dental visit sets mom's teeth on edge

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Unlike my husband, when it comes to dental health, I tend to be somewhat lax. My dentists almost always make a remark about whether I floss regularly, though what they observe during exams makes it obvious that I don't. And because I'm almost always between dentists, I don't always keep to the recommended six-month cleaning plans.

  • Homebuyers ask for protection: AFAP delegates address off-post housing issues

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If some Fort Jackson community members get their wishes, more resources will be made available to aid prospective military homebuyers in the decision-making processes.

  • DES hosts Iraqi counterparts

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson leaders invited a delegation of Iraqi police leaders in December to observe and learn how the Directorate of Emergency Services operates.

  • 2011 to be 'groundbreaking' for post

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Before I welcome everyone back from the holidays, I would first like to acknowledge the many Victory Block Leave organizers who have made this long and complicated operation flow so effortlessly. There is nothing easy about this operation. It requires an incredible amount of planning, coordination and execution and involves practically everyone on post in some way or another. This was a job well done!

  • Homecoming: Soldiers return after holidays

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For more than 7,500 Soldiers who train at Fort Jackson, the holiday season came to an end with their return from Victory Block Leave Monday. More than 8,500 Soldiers left the post Dec. 16, but about 1,000 moved on to Advanced Individual Training or other assignments.

  • Reserve team keeps force moving forward

    Jan 4, 2011

    Supporting dozens of Army Reserve units and ensuring hundreds of vehicles are ready to roll at a moment's notice is the job of a small group of military technicians here.

  • A vision for the future: Installation Management Community

    Jan 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Like many others this time of year, I have been reflecting on the past 12 months and looking forward to the new year. In my professional capacity, I am focusing on the future of the Installation Management Community. Specifically, what should the Installation Management Community look like a year from now'

  • Reserve IG team assists Soldiers, commanders to foster better force

    Dec 20, 2010

    For some, being the eyes and ears of any commander might be a difficult task. Although supporting more than 49,000 Soldiers, their families and a large civilian workforce may seem nearly impossible, the 81st RSC's inspector general section handles the task with confidence.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Reserve, Guard Soldiers learn life lessons from Fort Jackson drill sergeants

    Dec 16, 2010

    As basic training drill sergeants get a much needed holiday break from the rigors of shaping young men and women into warriors, two reserve-component Soldiers headed home to share a little more than gifts and festive foods with family.

  • Have a happy, safe holiday season

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. --Let me begin by wishing you all a very happy and safe holiday season. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to command so many fine Soldiers, leaders, family members and civilian employees on Fort Jackson. I want to thank you for your hard work. You are all very important to our mission here and to the Army's overall mission.

  • Staying put: Post leads TRADOC in retaining troops

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is tops among TRADOC when it comes to retaining Soldiers. The installation led the command in fiscal year 2010 for Category III, re-enlisting 406 Soldiers and surpassing its mission goal of 318 to win TRADOC's Top Producer Award. Numbers were released during the Commanding General's Retention Luncheon Friday at the Officers' Club.

  • Season of giving comes to an end

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Despite a sluggish economy, Midlands residents continued to have a charitable spirit, donating more than $1.14 million to hundreds of charities through the 2010 Midlands Area Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Maternity leave on the agenda: AFAP delegates address working moms' concerns

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- At Fort Jackson's recent Army Family Action Plan conference, delegates discussed and proposed recommendations to Col. James Love, garrison commander, and Maj. Gen. James Milano, commanding general, regarding two issues specifically affecting mothers after childbirth.

  • ACS to unveil creed at Friday luncheon

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Soldiers have a creed. As do Noncommissioned Officers and Army civilians. Now the installation's social services agency has developed a creed to motivate its employees and volunteers to better serve the Fort Jackson Community.

  • Event takes commanders back in time: Staff ride provides post senior leaders

    Dec 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Senior leaders from Fort Jackson traveled more than 300 miles up the road and almost 150 years back in time to learn an important lesson about war: Human factors often determine battlefield outcomes.

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Sarah and I extend our warmest greetings to each one of you and your families. The holiday season is a special time for the Lynch household and is an occasion to spend extra time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • South Carolina Gold Star Families gather for holiday celebration

    Dec 11, 2010

    Instead of exchanging gifts, several dozen family members at the second annual Survivor Outreach Services holiday gathering shared memories of their beloved Soldiers who have died.

  • Holiday concert rocks

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C.C -- More than a thousand eager Soldiers-in-training got an early glimpse of home Sunday during the 282nd Army Band's annual Fort Jackson Holiday Concert.

  • Magnet program meetings announced

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Expanded Choice and Magnet program informational sessions for parents interested in finding out more their children's school options are scheduled throughout January.

  • Post children join in reindeer games

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Family member Tamesha White said that she decided this summer that enough was enough; it was time for her to lose weight.

  • It's like toyland on post: Children to receive thousands of toys

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Old Saint Nick made an early visit to Fort Jackson this week, providing Christmas toys for every Soldier to give to their children.

  • Covenant enhances post quality of life

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- There are few things I find more gratifying than seeing our community reap the rewards of the Army Family Covenant. We recently re-signed the document, reaffirming Fort Jackson's commitment to build the strength and resilience of our families.

  • Santa stops by lighting ceremony

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Santa Claus came to town early, bearing gifts and holiday cheer for children of all ages.

  • Dwell time: AFAP tackles drill sergeant stabilization

    Dec 9, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In spring 2008, just as Staff Sgt. Bradley Good was preparing to return to the U.S. from a 15-month deployment in Iraq, he received notice that he had been selected to attend the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School. Upon completion, he would serve two years as a drill sergeant at Fort Jackson.

  • Army evaluating transportable solar-powered tents

    Dec 8, 2010

    The Army is evaluating a host of flexible, portable, lightweight solar-powered shades and tent-like technologies.

  • Senate resolution brings recognition to Gold Star Wives

    Dec 7, 2010

    For the first time, America officially recognizes the contributions and dedication of military widows with ''Gold Star Wives Day.''

  • This is a job for ... Captain MWR': Post superheroes fight family blahs

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Look! It's a bird. It's a plane. No, wait. It's Captain MWR and his sidekick Dot Com.

  • Knight Pool reopens

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After being closed for more than a year for renovations, Knight Indoor Pool has finally reopened and is making a splash.

  • Horses help heroes in healing: WTU Soldiers participate

    Dec 2, 2010

    For decades, horses have charged into battle carrying cavalrymen, pulling artillerymen's caissons and serving as vehicles for mounted military police. Today, horses are helping wounded warriors by guiding them along the road to resiliency.

  • Giunta epitomizes the Warrior Ethos

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A couple of weeks ago, important military history was being made, and I want to ensure none of you missed it.

  • High honors: Post honors families of the year

    Dec 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Tiffany Moss and her family moved to Fort Jackson in October 2008, Moss had a difficult time adjusting.

  • AFAP Update: Progress on behavioral health service, TBI care

    Nov 30, 2010

    Following up on the issues that are so important to the members of the Army community gives momentum to the AFAP process and reinforces the promises made in the Army Family Covenant.

  • MilGaming portal launches expansion

    Nov 30, 2010

    The Army expanded its MilGaming portal Monday to include a suite of PC-based virtual training applications and tools that are open to anyone with a Department of Defense Common Access Card.

  • Leaders can pave way for openly gay troops, general says

    Nov 30, 2010

    A change in the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military can be implemented without irreparable harm, the co-chair of a Pentagon working group that studied the matter said yesterday.

  • Fort Jackson Leaders share Thanksgiving traditions

    Nov 23, 2010

  • USC salutes troops

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina football team capped off its annual military appreciation day with a big win over Troy.

  • SKIES the limit for kids: Program offering classes despite renovations

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Cursha Pierce-Lunderman, a military spouse, said that her now 4-year-old daughter, Sydnee, still recalls fondly her days in Preschool Spanish. During her stint in the Bright SKIES class, Sydnee would often come home and teach her brother, and sometimes her parents, what she learned in class.

  • Safety: Don't be 'that guy'

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Everyone has seen "that guy." The one who talks too loudly after drinking one too many beers or spills his drink on the person sitting next to him.

  • Remember Soldiers this Thanksgiving

    Nov 23, 2010

    Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday, a time in the year when family members across America, when possible, reunite and realize how fortunate they are, despite all of life's challenges. Unfortunately, not all of us can be home for Thanksgiving.

  • Post leaders reaffirm commitment: Army Family Covenant re-signed at ceremony

    Nov 23, 2010

    Just as Army Soldiers swear to defend our nation, our citizens and our rights, Fort Jackson's leaders pledge to take care of Soldiers and their families. They reaffirmed this commitment by re-signing the Army Family Covenant Monday at the Solomon Center.

  • Education center works through shortfalls: Programs continue despite budget cuts

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Despite budget shortfalls and a shrinking staff, those who operate Army Continuing Education Services are continuing to meet the needs of Soldiers and family members.

  • Crystal Clear: Making new traditions part of Army life

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Growing up, I always loved Thanksgiving. Every year, we would have a turkey (in later years, my mom would order a fried one from a caterer friend), collard greens, two types of pecan pie (a regular one my mom made, and a coconut one my aunt would bring by) and the piece de resistance, my mom's cornbread dressing.

  • Turkey time: DFACs compete in holiday contest

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As Soldiers entered the Drill Sergeant School dining facility Wednesday, it seemed as if they were taking a trip back in time.

  • Soldier input valuable for post leaders

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I recently ordered a command climate survey that included all of the Army Training Center brigades and the Drill Sergeant School. I felt that it was important that we take the post's pulse, so I tasked our Equal Opportunity staff to conduct the survey. We received the results back earlier this month.

  • ACS one-stop shop for scholarship info

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From parents looking for scholarship money for a college-bound child, to those looking to ease ever-rising tuition for themselves, now is the time to begin the hunt for college funds. The Army Community Services Employment Readiness program offers seminars geared toward military spouses and children to help set them on the right track toward finding and applying for college scholarships.

  • Brand name: NCCA ribbon-cutting set for today

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- One of Fort Jackson's organizations is changing its name to better reflect what it does.

  • Events honor veterans

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Thousands of members of the Fort Jackson and Columbia communities took advantage of the sunny weather to pay honor to service members past and present on Veterans Day.

  • Gamecock basketball salutes military

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The University of South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams opened their seasons with a doubleheader Friday; and Fort Jackson Soldiers were part of the game plan.

  • Post schools take aim at bullies

    Nov 18, 2010

    Bullying hurts. And school administrators are working to make sure Fort Jackson's children are protected. From introducing an anonymous "bully box" to implementing positive behavior incentive programs, staff at Pierce Terrace and C.C. Pinckney Elementary schools are taking progressive measures to combat bullying in their classrooms.

  • School events honor Native Americans

    Nov 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Students at C.C. Pinckney and Pierce Terrace Elementary schools received a glimpse of the customs and culture of Native Americans during Native American Heritage Month events at the schools last week.

  • Veteran's service one for the records

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For nearly 60 years, Hugh Brown has seen thousands of Soldiers pass through Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

  • Who's your caddy': One of Fort Jackson's first black caddies recalls days on post

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Oscar Shaw has witnessed many changes at Fort Jackson since he first set foot on the installation in the late 1940s. The changes that have particularly caught the eye of the former Soldier are those made to the installation's golf courses.

  • Quilters honor fallen Soldiers

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While some South Carolina residents were eating fried Snicker bars, drinking freshly squeezed lemonade, and trying to keep it all down while enjoying the rides at this year's State Fair, one Fort Jackson Soldier was putting her craftsmanship to the test by competing for top prize in the fair's quilting competition.

  • Keeping faith: Sikh Soldier graduates basic training

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Spc. Simranpreet Lamba steps onto Hilton Field today for his graduation from Basic Combat Training, he will recite the same Soldiers' Creed as his fellow graduates, but instead of a beret, he will wear a turban with his uniform; and his face is distinctive by the beard he sports.

  • Crystal Clear: Family events no fun without families

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After church Sunday, my family and I enjoyed one of the largest meals we've had in a while; warm buttermilk biscuits, sausage gravy, three-egg omelet and hash browns. Not to mention the roast beef, fried chicken, cornbread dressing, rice pilaf and warm apple crisp. Before you marvel at the hard work and dedication I put into the meal, don't; I didn't cook a single thing. And, it was free.

  • Go Army, beat Navy!: Army, Navy face off at post's first games

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Just as interservice rivalry is at its peak during the annual Army-Navy Football Game, that competitive spirit was in full display at Fort Jackson Saturday during a series of sporting events that pitted Soldiers, Sailors and Marines against each other.

  • Native American lunch set for next week

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will celebrate Native American Indian Heritage Month with food and entertainment from 11:30 to 1 p.m., Nov. 18 at the Officers' Club

  • Native Americans part of Army history

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If you are interested in some genuine American history, this is the month to delve into it. During the entire month of November, we are recognizing the historical contributions of the original people of our land, Native Americans.

  • Reserve color guard NCOs honor World War II veterans during NFL game

    Nov 8, 2010

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A thunderous roar of more than 73,000 fans welcomed the color guards from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces during a National Football League's Carolina Panther football game against the New Orleans Saints Nov. 7. As part of Panthers' military appreciation day activities, Army Reserve Soldiers from the 81st Regional Support Command, based at nearby Fort Jackson, S.C., carried "Old Glory" and

  • Fest Fosters Family Fun

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Witches, super heroes, video game characters and even Capt. Jack Sparrow of the Pirates of Caribbean fame stopped by Fort Jackson Friday night to participate in the post's Fall Festival at the Solomon Center.

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