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  • ASAP offers relief from stress, anxiety

    Mar 17, 2011

    The Fort Jackson Army Substance Abuse Program, which traditionally addresses issues of alcohol and drug abuse, will expand its programs by offering a six-week stress and anxiety reduction class, scheduled to begin Wednesday.

  • New center part of resiliency mission

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Recently we opened the Family Life and Resiliency Center and took another major step in providing the Soldier and his or her family members - as well as DA civilians - the most advanced and comprehensive resiliency programs the Army offers.

  • First in drill: First female DSoY set the standard

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- There was a time at Fort Jackson when female drill sergeants could not lead trainees through the Bayonet Course and perform some of the same duties as their male counterparts.

  • Petraeus: Afghan transition will have long-term impact

    Mar 17, 2011

    As the transition approaches for Afghan forces to begin taking responsibility for security in their country, actions in the coming months will have consequences for years to come, the commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said here, today.

  • Army hits bull's eye with NCAA

    Mar 16, 2011

    The NCAA Rifle Championships usually have the U.S. Military Academy team competing, but this year there was a lot more Army flavor.

  • National Guard Homeland Response Force

    Mar 16, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The DoD, based on Quadrennial Defense Review recommendations and Resource Management Decision 700, directs the National Guard to create 10 Homeland Response Forces (HRF): two in FY11 and eight in FY12. Each HRF, with approximately 566 personnel, provides lifesaving capabilities, decontamination, emergency medical, security, and command and control (C2). The HRFs, along with 17 existing CERFPs (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High Yield Explosive Enhanced Response Force Packages) and 57 CSTs (Civil Support Teams) provide the initial military response to a CBRNE incident.

  • America pays final respects to last WWI veteran

    Mar 15, 2011

    Hundreds of visitors to Arlington National Cemetery filed through the Memorial Amphitheater Chapel here to pay respects to America's last "Doughboy."

  • Emerging leaders visit Fort Jackson

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- About 80 participants with Leadership Columbia, a leadership development group run by the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, stopped by Fort Jackson Tuesday for a day of instruction, discussion and observation. Each yearly "class" runs August through May and includes a variety of outings and learning sessions.

  • EFMP fair to bring out family agencies

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The number of nonprofit organizations out there willing to lend a helping hand to military families can be daunting. So Army Community Services has a solution - bring all of those agencies and Soldiers and their families under one roof and let them meet.

  • Battalion commanders hit the books

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Initial Military Training battalion commanders are used to leading by example. But that doesn't mean there isn't any room for improvement.

  • FLRC provides family resources

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From the brightly colored children's toys, to the plush sofas and even the numerous clocks decorating the walls of the conference room - everything in the newly opened Family Life and Resiliency Center works toward the center's mission: providing Soldiers, families and civilians a place where they can enhance physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual resiliency.

  • Women big part of Army history, future

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As most of you know, March is Women's History Month and we have a super program here at Fort Jackson to support and acknowledge this.

  • Trailblazers: Iraqi police pioneers visit installation

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- On the day Fort Jackson celebrated women's history, a group of history-making female police officers from Iraq visited the post. The officers came to the installation as part of a two-week trip to the United States to learn about the country and police work here.

  • Revised promotion system requires Soldier input

    Mar 9, 2011

    Active-component Soldiers interested in promotion to sergeant or staff sergeant should immediately update their personnel and training records before the Army implements its revised promotion system June 1.

  • ASA (ALT) Establishes Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Services (DASA(S))

    Mar 9, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Services (DASA(S) is the Army's senior Strategic manager responsible for developing and implementing a holistic approach for Army services. DASA(S) will assist commanders in obtaining cost effective and efficient services to achieve their missions. The Army spent in excess $52 billion a year on services. That's greater than half of our total procurement funding. There hasn't been an overarching lead agent or office with specific responsibility for services. This responsibility will promote a focus on activities surrounding the planning, execution and management of services across the Army.

  • Gates named recipient of 2011 Sylvanus Thayer Award

    Mar 9, 2011

    The West Point Association of Graduates recently announced that Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates is the recipient of the Sylvanus Thayer Award for 2011.

  • A new place to hang their hats: Ceremony marks opening of new Drill Sergeant School

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The new U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School opened Feb. 23 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Volunteer served four decades

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A few hours a week has turned into 40 years of selfless service for one of Fort Jackson's most loyal volunteers.

  • Martins get new Semmes Lake home

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Office and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation have high hopes that new housing on Semmes Lake will be occupied this spring by tenants from South America.

  • Battalion remembers BCT Soldier

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON ,S.C. -- Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment remembered a fallen comrade during a memorial service for Pvt. Jordan Chase Friday at Bayonet Chapel.

  • Red Cross services invaluable to post

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- March is American Red Cross Month. It is a time each year that we set aside to recognize and show our appreciation for the work that this great organization does. If it were not for a presidential proclamation, the fact that March is Red Cross Month might escape you merely because of the humble way the Red Cross goes about its business.

  • VTCs keep Soldiers, Families connected during deployments

    Mar 3, 2011

    Video teleconferencing is one of the many ways Soldiers of the Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, can communicate with their families while deployed here.

  • Chief says dwell at 24 months beginning October

    Mar 2, 2011

    In firm words, the Army chief of staff said Soldiers deploying after Oct. 1 could expect to have 24 months at home upon return.

  • Women's History Month: Superintendent continues to reach for goal to make a difference with chi

    Mar 2, 2011

    Once a science teacher and now the superintendent of the South Carolina-Fort Stewart Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Cuba District, Dr. Samantha Ingram, a Mobile, Ala. native, wakes up every day trying to make a difference in the world and most importantly, a difference for our military children.

  • Ready, set, go: Army introduces new fitness tests

    Mar 2, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After more than 30 years of peforming sit-ups, push-ups, sit-ups and 2-mile run, Soldiers may soon see a change in the way the Army measures physical readiness.

  • Chandler sworn in as 14th SMA

    Mar 1, 2011

    The Army's 14th sergeant major of Army was sworn in during a March 1 standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon.

  • Stars & Stripes

    Feb 28, 2011

  • Tooth Fairy makes Fort Jackson flight

    Feb 24, 2011

    Fort Jackson's very own Tooth Fairy has taken flight the last few weeks, visiting the post's various Child Development Centers and homes to teach children about proper oral hygiene.

  • 187th takes FTX to next level

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the first time, the five-day field training exercise that culminates 12 weeks of Advanced Individual Training for wheeled vehicle mechanics took place as a company-level, rather than a platoon-level event. The change allowed the Soldiers to train realistic scenarios instead of individual tasks.

  • AER campaign to get under way: Program offers relief to Soldiers, families in need

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON,S.C. -- Fort Jackson will launch its 2011 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign during a ceremony at 9 a.m., Tuesday at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Military Saves Week targets fiscal health

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The way that you manage and spend your money is your own personal business, but it is troublesome to me when I see Soldiers make bad financial choices.

  • Painful loss: BCT Soldier dies from pneumonia

    Feb 23, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will remember one of its Soldiers at a memorial service scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Friday at Bayonet Chapel.

  • Experiencing a revolution: West Point cadets witness history in Egypt

    Feb 23, 2011

    West Point cadets went to Egypt to study language but unwittingly became witnesses to history in the making.

  • Army releases January suicide data

    Feb 22, 2011

    In January, the Army experienced a total of 14 potential suicides and one confirmed suicide among Soldiers on active-duty status.

  • SMA Preston reflects on Army's growth

    Feb 22, 2011

    As Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston prepares to step down March 1 as the Army chief of staff's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, he attended a final bloggers roundtable Feb. 17 to reflect on the Army's changes during his tenure.

  • Crystal Clear: Grumpy Old Troll replaces Jay-Z

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Last week, my husband surprised me for our anniversary by signing us up for a cooking demonstration. As the chef prepared and cooked the dinner that we, and four or five other couples, would eat, he explained his techniques.

  • Spirit of giving: Volunteers build home for Soldier

    Feb 17, 2011

    Members of the Fort Jackson community turned out in force last week to lend a helping hand to a fellow Soldier.

  • Mobile 'Apps' supply troop training

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va (Feb. 17, 2011) -Today's Soldier is tech savvy, uses state-of-the-art equipment to quickly and safely accomplish a mission, and can multitask with efficiency. To capitalize on these talents, the Army is conducting a pilot program that could potentially change the training environment.

  • School Days: Army civilian residence course comes to post

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Army civilians at Fort Jackson are receiving leadership education to help further their careers and gain more job fulfillment with no out-of-pocket cost.

  • Month's theme is blacks in Civil War

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson takes great pride, as we do every year, in hosting a number of events to celebrate African-American/Black History month.

  • Classy home: Drill Sergeant School ribbon cutting set

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- If victory starts here, then victory has a new starting line, and it's located at the corner of Kemper and Marion avenues.

  • Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 17) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26 and runs through March 11. The annual event is hosted by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes culinary teams from each of the services. Both U.S. and overseas installations will be represented. The event is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation.

  • Jennifer Jo Cobb to unveil 'Driven 2 Honor' program at Daytona

    Feb 15, 2011

    LOS ANGELES - Even as a race-car driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb finds it hard to fathom how fast her "Driven 2 Honor" program is coming to fruition. Cobb teamed with the Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command and Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers to create a NASCAR VIP Weekend for female troops as a salute to women in the military.

  • Army requests $29.5 billion less than last year

    Feb 15, 2011

    The Army's Fiscal Year 2012 budget request includes funding for a 1.5 percent pay raise for Soldiers, a 3.1 percent increase in housing allowance, and a 3.4 percent increase in subsistence.

  • Army Reserve bandsman named one of military's 2010 top musicians

    Feb 14, 2011

    More than 25 years after picking up his first drumsticks Staff Sgt. Chad J. Alward received the inaugural 2010 Col. Finley Hamilton Outstanding Military Musician Award during a Feb. 13 ceremony at the 81st Regional Support Command headquarters, here.

  • Sweetheart Ball presents Valentine's Day family fun

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As cupid takes aim for this year's Valentine's Day, Fort Jackson's Child, Youth and School Services offers military parents - or other adult caretakers - the opportunity to celebrate the holiday of love with their children during a Sweetheart Ball, 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday, at the Joe E. Mann Center ballroom.

  • River Raiders: Post fitness club

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the fourth straight year, the Fort Jackson Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Department will take a team to the annual Cooper River Bridge Run/Walk in Charleston.

  • Boy involved in claw machine rescue

    Feb 10, 2011

    Kids say the darndest things. That's what Bethany Johnson Storlazzi, head of Fort Jackson's home-school group, thought when her 8-year-old son, Drew, said he saw a baby in a toy vending machine as they walked by the Carolina Wings restaurant in Northeast Columbia last week.

  • Post sponsorship training on tap

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Miranda Broadus was hired to work at Fort Jackson in 2008, she had already spent months doing research about the installation and surrounding area.

  • Civil War, blacks theme of luncheon

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From the battle of Lexington to the battle for Fallujah, countless African-Americans have sacrificed their lives to preserve the freedom of America.

  • Profession of arms concept gains steam

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Every Army leader, Soldier and civilian needs to become familiar with the term "profession of arms," because you will be hearing a lot of dialogue during the course of this year on the subject as our Army revisits its doctrine and assesses itself as a profession.

  • A cut above: Post barber retiring after 49 years

    Feb 10, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Eddie Mack has witnessed a lot of changes in the nearly half-century he has cut hair at Fort Jackson. From racial segregation to providing one last trim to a Soldier on his way to Vietnam, the legendary barber has left his impression on the installation.

  • Millionth Soldier takes the Global Assessment Tool

    Feb 8, 2011

    The Army reached a major milestone last week when the millionth Soldier took the "Global Assessment Tool."

  • Longest-serving SMA says goodbye

    Feb 7, 2011

    The longest-serving sergeant major of the Army emphasized the importance of maintaining an adaptable force during a farewell interview today at the Pentagon.

  • Crystal Clear: Class stirs anxiety in new student

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It has been more than seven years since I've had to turn in a homework assignment. And frankly, I was not very good at it then.

  • Intramural basketball gets under way

    Feb 3, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- It may not be the NBA or even the NCAA, but intramural basketball at Fort Jackson is garnering a lot of attention from Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • 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.

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