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  • 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.

  • Town hall meeting gets interactive

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Members of the Fort Jackson community who did not have a chance to attend Tuesday's installation town hall meeting will not have to wonder what they missed.

  • Scary scenario: Chaplains practice active-shooter plan

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Gunshots echo through the halls. Co-workers scream in terror. With panic sinking in, what should you do to save yourself and others' Active shooter incidents are on the rise in this country, and at military installations. At Fort Jackson, post officials are working with organizations to develop plans in the event of a shooter.

  • Holiday a chance to thank our heroes

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Veterans Day is an important day, not only for those who have served and those who continue to serve, but for every American. I strongly believe that we cannot show too much appreciation and respect for our veterans. Our country would not have the many freedoms that it has today had it not been for the tremendous courage and sacrifices of our veterans.

  • Fall Festival, Halloween Howl provide Fall family fun

    Nov 4, 2010

    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 postAca,!a,,cs Fall Festival at the Solomon Center. Child, Youth and School Services staff manned dozens of tables full of games to accommodate children of all ages.

  • Family salute: Post celebrates Military Family Month

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- President Barack Obama issued an official proclamation Monday designating November as Military Family Month.

  • Electricity 'bills' coming soon: Energy conservation program to begin for on-post resident

    Nov 4, 2010

    Go green and get a little green. That is the incentive for a new energy-conservation program in family housing.

  • Bundle of joy: Second-graders play parents to pumpkins

    Nov 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As many children learned the art of pumpkin carving last week, some Fort Jackson children were taught to be responsible pumpkin caretakers.

  • November message from Director of Army Safety

    Nov 2, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William T. Wolf, Director of Army Safety, provides safety information for November and urges extra vigilance for Veterans Day and Thanksgiving.

  • WTU Soldiers, families hit the books: Partnership offers wounded warriors college credits

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The day after Cpl. Wiley White Jr. completed Advanced Individual Training in 2009, the infantryman realized something was wrong. When he woke up, one arm was numb. For the next few days he felt tingling sensations and pain in his arm.

  • Program aimed at Army dads

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Sixteen-hour days, multiple deployments and lengthy temporary duty assignments pose a strain on any Soldier. But for fathers, this time away from home can stack up, affecting their children and spouses.

  • OPSEC not just Soldier's responsibility

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A few months ago, I overhead two guys having a conversation while waiting in line to order their sandwiches.

  • Values form the Army's foundation

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Army Values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage - are more than mere words; they are the professional ethos that identifies and sets apart our profession from all others. They are far more than just things for new Soldiers to recite when called upon by their drill sergeants, and they are far more than an easy answer to a promotion board question.

  • Fear Factor: Thomas Court -- Haunted house offers horror-iffic Halloween

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As the sun goes down Friday night, and the last flicker of light casts shadows on Thomas Court, one ominous house will be sure to catch the attention of passersby. Only those courageous enough to venture near it will hear the screams of the souls inside.

  • Diet, exercise important for metabolism

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Anyone who is taking steps to improve his or her overall health is sure to continue to run across the word metabolism. So many of us blame our metabolism for our struggles with making that scale go down. To some degree it's true. But to a greater degree, it is not.

  • Checking Inn: New hotel boosts lodging capacity

    Oct 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Complimentary breakfast, comfortable rooms with flat screen TVs and laundry facilities are the amenities of a three-star hotel. But those are just a few of the features of a new Army Lodging facility at Fort Jackson.

  • Town Hall meeting to be available online

    Oct 28, 2010

    A Fort Jackson town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Nov. 2, at the Solomon Center.

  • South Carolina Adjutant General visits Third Army

    Oct 28, 2010

  • Gleeful show links past, present

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 2010 U.S. Army Soldier Show went online at Fort Jackson last weekend with a nod to modern technology and social media.

  • Wheel power: WTU Soldiers ride on road to recovery

    Oct 21, 2010

    Master Sgt. Casey Davis' love for cycling came to an abrupt halt when he was recently diagnosed with Grave's Disease - an autoimmune disease which affects the thyroid gland.

  • Students make special treats for troops

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Some special people have a special message for service members deploying downrange. "You're not forgotten, we love you and we're always thinking of you."

  • Soldier-couple take on Army Ten-miler: Post Ten-Miler teams head to Washington for annual road race

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The couple who play together, stay together. At least that's the theory two married Soldiers will test as they run this year's Army Ten-Miler together. First Lt. Mike Reed, commander of the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) Fitness Training Company, and his wife, 2nd Lt. Judy Reed, who is attending the Adjutant General Basic Officer Leadership Course at the Soldier Support Institute, are among 23 runners from Fort Jackson who will compete Sunday in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C.

  • Red Ribbon Week to begin

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson will mark Red Ribbon Week Saturday through Oct. 31 to honor those who have sacrificed their lives in support of the war against drugs and those who commit to living drug-free.

  • Network awareness key to its security

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Gone are the days of faxes and paper routing slips; the Army is totally reliant on computers for almost every aspect of how it does business. With that reliance comes a tremendous amount of risk and a significant responsibility for each of us to ensure we do our part in exercising discipline when operating on our networks.

  • Life lessons numerous for new runner

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Saturday morning I found myself in an unusual situation. Instead of my typical routine of getting up late and reading the newspaper over several cups of steaming coffee, I was up long before dawn, having donned my running gear and was headed downtown.

  • Reserve "Wildcat" NCOs train on new physical readiness training

    Oct 20, 2010

    Out with the old, and in with the new. Non-commissioned officers assigned to the Army Reserve's 81st Regional Support Command here are spending their after-work hours learning new tricks of the trade.

  • Army Reserve chief announces realignment

    Oct 20, 2010

    As part of the Army Reserve's ongoing and continuous transformation, the Army Reserve Chief announced another step in his plans to reorganize and realign his headquarters to better support worldwide operations and establish the foundations for an enduring Army Reserve.

  • Deadly silence: Abuse Awareness Rally aims to end stigma

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Dale Wells remembers clearly the chorus of the gospel song, "No Weapon," by artist Fred Hammond. The song, his cell phone ringtone, signaled an incoming call.

  • School board convenes

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Children get more out of school when parents are involved. That was the sentiment among Fort Jackson community members who gathered Thursday at the C.C. Pinckney Elementary School auditorium for the first school board meeting of the 2010-11 academic year.

  • Army band flutist covers all the bases: Soldier helps lead Army softball team to championship title

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nichole Flory may play a sweet tune on her flute as a member of the 282nd Army Band, but she swings a mean bat as a member of the All-Army Women's Softball Team.

  • Crystal Clear: Fitness failure an unlikely success

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Years ago, as a college sophomore, I did something I had never done before. I failed a class. I'd taken statistics, and between my social life, my sorority and my sleep, I had little time left for another "s." I recall showing up for class after a weeks-long hiatus to find that my classmates were taking a test in a statistics program I apparently missed during one of my off weeks.

  • Military, families invited to 'Smile City': State fair offers free admission to military,

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The South Carolina State Fair is rolling out the red carpet - and a smile - for Soldiers this year.

  • Neutrality key in political campaigns

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- With many Congressional seats up for election this year, there has been no shortage of political messaging and activities. As the political fanfare heats up as we approach Election Day, the Fort Jackson community needs to remain focused on our responsibilities and obligations as Soldiers or as members of the government work force.

  • New service invites spiritual transition: Sunday evening chapel service to start this week

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Beginning Sunday, a new Christian worship service will invite the Fort Jackson faith community to participate in spiritual transitions. The service will begin at 6 p.m. at Anderson Street Chapel and will be led by Chaplain (Maj.) Daniel Middlebrooks, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, and Chaplain (Capt.) Jerry Wagner, 187th Ordnance Battalion.

  • 'Soldier-athletes' fuel up at food event: Vendors provide healthful choices

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Protein supplements don't just come in a shake or bar anymore. Today you can find it in an unlikely source - doughnuts.

  • Flu drive begins at MACH

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Seasonal flu vaccines are available to eligible beneficiaries on the sixth floor, Room 6-27, at MACH for ages 4 years and older. Family members and retirees with valid military identification are eligible.

  • History, beauty abundant on post trail

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Looking for a new way to get out and get that heart pumping' Wander over to the Fort Jackson Passage of the Palmetto Trail and lace up those shoes.

  • National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2010

    Oct 6, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> Each year, the month of October is celebrated as "National Disability Employment Awareness Month" to remind both job seekers and employers alike of the employment needs and contributions of those with disabilities. This year's theme, "Talent Has No Boundaries: Workforce Diversity Includes People with Disabilities" is meant to emphasize the rich diversity and talent that workers with disabilities bring to the workplace.

  • The Weigh It Is: Exercises provide natural facelift

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- We take time and pride in working out our bodies; but we often forget a part of our body that is always exposed - our face.

  • Muy caliente! Fort Jackson celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Domino dealing, empanada eating and dancing to live Latin music were all part of the festivities at this year's Hispanic Heritage Celebration Saturday at Patriots Park.

  • Mettle tested: Amputee serves as squad leader at WTU

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A Fort Jackson Soldier is well on his way in becoming the role model for resilience - while making a strong case as a standard bearer for courage, compassion and commitment, as well.

  • Domestic abuse has no place in Army

    Oct 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When it comes to acts of domestic violence, there are no excuses. Long hard days at work, difficult deployments, career gridlock, financial woes, relationship problems. None of these issues remotely qualifies itself as a reason to physically assault or mentally abuse your spouse, child or anyone in your family.

  • Army observes National Depression Awareness Month

    Sep 30, 2010

    The Army marks National Depression Awareness Month in October, with a theme of "Depression is Treatable - Get Screened - Seek Care."

  • Top-ranked athletes compete through Armywide program

    Sep 29, 2010

    The GI Bill, excellent benefits, superior training and a chance to serve one's country are just some of the reasons people join the Army. Some people, however, are signing up to train and compete in the Olympics.

  • Crystal Clear: Tips make BCT separations easier

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It feels like little time has passed since my younger sister was hanging onto my leg and crying for me not to leave for college. Today, my sister - who is 13 years younger than me - is a freshman in college herself. Observing my mother's reaction from afar, I can see an easy similarity between her feelings and the feelings of those parents and loved ones who comment on Fort Jackson's Facebook page each day.

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