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  • 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.

  • Smoke detectors best fire defense

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson's fire department has been gearing up for National Fire Prevention Week, which will begin Saturday with the post's fourth annual "Hotoberfest" - a fire station open house and carnival. The fire-safety program, which is put together by DES and FMWR, promises to be as educational as it is entertaining once again.This year, the fire-prevention theme turns to smoke alarms.

  • CG reflects on first 100 days in command

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Business executives and political leaders often use the first 100 days in a new job to assess their situation and to determine the way ahead.

  • German culture, fire safety combine for hot festival

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson Fire Department and Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will co-host Fort Jackson's second annual Hotoberfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at the Fire Station.

  • Fort Jackson named an Army Training Center

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson is about to go through a name change. The installation will soon be renamed as an Army Training Center.

  • Festival to celebrate Hispanic heritage

    Sep 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON. S.C. -- It's la fiesta time. The Fort Jackson community will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with music, dancing, food and lots of entertainment from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Patriots Park.

  • Gold Star families honor loved ones

    Sep 29, 2010

    Flickering candles lined the pier at Semmes Lake Sunday evening during a remembrance of fallen South Carolina Soldiers.

  • The weigh it is: Check local grocer for fast food options

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- On-the-go eating doesn't have to send the busy person to his or her local drive-in for a quick burger and fries, the all-you-can eat Chinese buffet or a fried chicken snack box. I am challenging people to view the grocery store as a convenient spot to get their fast food on a healthy level.

  • Spouses demonstrate true grit: 165th Infantry Brigade family members experience BCT for a day

    Sep 23, 2010

    Listen up, Pilgrim, if you wanted to learn how real Soldiers do it, then you should have attended the 165th Infantry Brigade's John and Jane Wayne Day Saturday, where some of Fort Jackson's roughest and toughest spouses learned how America's bravest men and women are trained.

  • Saving energy equals saving money

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson spends $15 million per year in energy costs. That amounts to approximately $1.25 million per month or $42,000 per day. The entire Fort Jackson garrison team, led by the Directorate of Public Works is working diligently to reduce that cost by reducing our energy and water consumption, as well as what the garrison pays for the electricity, gas and oil we consume.

  • MACH Oncology Clinic scheduled to close Sept. 30

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Moncrief Army Community Hospital will close the doors of its Oncology Clinic Sept. 30, hospital officials said this week.

  • Home grown: Group offers support for home-schoolers

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- What do Thomas Edison, Sandra Day O'Connor, Will Smith and the Jonas Brothers all have in common'

  • Hispanics contribute greatly to Army

    Sep 22, 2010

    Last week, the annual monthlong celebration of Hispanic heritage got under way. The observance starts mid-month to coincide with the anniversaries of when seven Latin American countries - Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua - gained their independence.

  • Fort Jackson deer hunters take aim: Sportsmen head on post for year's hunting season

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fall colors, cooler weather and shorter days signify hunting season is here, and enthusiasts are heading out into the woods around Fort Jackson for some relaxation and a little action.

  • CID opens ranks for new recruits

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Criminal Investigations Command, the Army's primary organization for investigating felonies, is seeking special agents to join its ranks.

  • Kid rocks: Concert draws thousands

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- A gigantic stage flanked by two widescreen displays all but covered the "Fort Jackson" sign on Hilton Field, transforming the parade grounds into a rock arena for Kid Rock's "Salute the troops" concert Saturday.

  • New number centralizes IT support

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Having trouble getting into your work voicemail' How about getting rid of a virus on your Army-issued laptop or PC'

  • Post outreach tours foster community

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am glad that I recently had the opportunity to greet a group of visitors who were taking advantage of one of our "Come See Your Army" tours. It gave me an opportunity to step back and appreciate the importance of inviting neighbors and friends to see firsthand what we do at our Basic Combat Training Center of Excellence.

  • Generations of warriors: 1-61st veterans reunite, meet current counterparts

    Sep 16, 2010

    New Soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment spend more than two months in Basic Combat Training learning to be warriors. A little more than 40 years ago, however, Soldiers in the battalion were in the thick of combat.

  • FCC program offers child care, career

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Kasey Tanner gave birth to her second child in 2006 while she and her husband were stationed in Kaiserslautern, Germany, she said she realized she needed to earn money to help support their growing family.

  • DES partners with sheriff's office

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nine Fort Jackson law enforcement officers will be sworn in later this month as reserve deputies for the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

  • Center mourns longtime employee

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- About a year ago, I walked into Scales Child Development Center with my newborn son tucked into a sling wrapped tightly around my chest. I was looking for a safe place for him to stay while my husband and I worked; I was looking for assurances that putting him in on-post child care was what was best.

  • Unforgotten: Ceremony commemorates 9/11 victims

    Sep 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Members of the Fort Jackson community gathered in front of Post Headquarters Friday to pay their respects to the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks and to the service members who have since been killed and wounded in the war on terrorism.

  • Army captains, junior NCOs discuss changes to initial entry training

    Sep 15, 2010

    Company commanders, first sergeants, drill sergeants, and platoon sergeants gathered for the Initial Entry Training Leadership Forum September 8 through 10 in Newport News, Va. to address issues and provide an opportunity to share insight into their units.

  • Paying tribute: Fort Jackson to remember 9/11 victims

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m., Sept. 11, 2001, it set off a series of events that led to the deaths of almost 3,000 people as a direct result of the day's attacks and the deaths of more than 6,000 coalition service members in the ensuing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Program keeps kids on EDGE!: Spaces still available in September classes

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Spaces are still available for the five September EDGE! classes, said Beverly Metcalfe, the program's director.

  • PC misuse can lead to stiff penalties

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Those who think they can get away with viewing pornography or prohibited websites on their government computers beware. You are being monitored.

  • Patriotism runs deep in military family: Father, four sisters combine for 117 years of service

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Spc. Amaryillis Miller steps off Hilton Field today following graduation she will be fulfilling a family tradition of serving the country.

  • NCO rallies community to save son: Parents hope post marrow donor drive will yield match

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. Stephanie Johnson said she knew something was wrong when her ordinarily active child began to constantly complain about aches and pains. The simplest movements became so difficult for her son, then 6 or 7 years old, that he even had problems getting up to use the bathroom.

  • Mobilized Reservist skates through life

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Push-ups, sit-ups - and skating' That's how 51-year-old Staff Sgt. Toure Clark stays physically fit.

  • Fort Jackson visit stirs vets' memories

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 100 World War II veterans toured Fort Jackson Friday as part of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge National Convention held last week in Columbia.

  • N.C. estate provides day-tripping escape

    Sep 8, 2010

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Some of us take a break from our everyday lives by taking a long bath. Others may escape to a quiet cabin in the woods. George Vanderbilt played in his 125,000 acre backyard.

  • Are you ready for some football': Post players prep for fantasy football season

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fantasy football season is here and Soldiers, civilians and family members across Fort Jackson are preparing to build their perfect teams.

  • An American date not to be forgotten

    Sep 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An independent survey, conducted not that long ago, concluded that nearly half of all Americans - 49 percent to be exact - believe that Americans have forgotten the impact of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. The poll, however, concluded that 39 percent of Americans feel the impact has not been forgotten and that 12 percent were uncertain how they felt.

  • Full-body workout sculpts a new you: Aerobics, weights quickly create sleek, slim results

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The best reason I could ever come up with for having someone add weights to his or her current workout reminds me of my first encounter with lifting. I had been teaching for quite some time, but was not seeing the results I wanted to see. One of the participants in my class suggested that I add weight lifting. I was so pleased with how quickly my body responded to the weight training.

  • Road warrior: 1-13th drill sergeant a 'guardian angel' for stranded drivers

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Valerie Gailliard was traveling along Interstate 77 earlier this year when her tire blew out, leaving her stranded and alone along the dark roadway. After calling for roadside assistance, Gailliard sat in her vehicle waiting for more than two hours.

  • Campaign makes every dollar count

    Sep 2, 2010

    A dollar can feed four hungry people for an entire day, or buy five books for a literacy program, according to the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • Choose to live: Peers important in suicide prevention

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Helen Pridgen was devastated when she learned her 25-year-old son had taken his life. Her world shattered, the Columbia woman decided to pick herself up and share her experience as a way to help others and begin the healing process

  • Drivers' traffic woes get new remedy: Officials anticipate changes will ease congestion, delays

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson motorists should expect a change in post traffic patterns when they return to work after the long holiday weekend.

  • Milano outlines vision for post: Post campaign plan updated, reduced

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson senior leaders came together at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Tuesday to discuss updates to the installation's campaign plan.

  • Practice good judgment during holiday

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- With the long Labor Day weekend beginning tomorrow, opportunities where alcohol beverages are plentiful will naturally present themselves. I hope that Soldiers and Fort Jackson family members enjoy their final fling with summer, but make a point to exercise good judgment at all times. Remember that our standards and discipline never take a training holiday or holiday leave.

  • 2010 Customer Service Assessment

    Aug 30, 2010

    The Fort Jackson community has an opportunity to rate the performance of garrison services.

  • Crystal Clear: Potty-mouthed boy ready for next step'

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The other day, my son took a diaper from our portable caddy and handed it to me. He then grabbed the box of wipes, a changing pad and laid down on the floor. And just this week, as I picked him up from the day care, he said, "potty," and raised his shirt, indicating that he needed to be changed.

  • Fountain of youth comes in a glass: Water provides benefits for appearance, health

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Drinking water is a primetime star for health and fitness success. Every person knows he or she needs to drink more water but - agh! Some just cannot get over the taste. But this precious nutrient deserves another try.

  • Iraqi fulfills dream of being U.S. Soldier

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Spc. Mazin Mozan's path to becoming a Soldier is not your typical graduation story.

  • Library offers digital 'reading' options

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Having trouble staying motivated during the last few miles of your run' Fort Jackson's library may have the solution.

  • Suicide prevention is leaders' business

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As National Suicide Prevention Week approaches, Army leaders find themselves dealing with a disturbing trend: The Army suicide rate is higher than the civilian population rate for the second year in a row.

  • Tours offer inside look at Basic Combat Training

    Aug 26, 2010

    As Ronald Evans watched a Soldier rappel from Victory Tower last Thursday, he said he wished he could be the next to climb to the top. At 72, Evans has been retired from the Army for 31 years; nevertheless, he said he still dreams of coming back in.

  • Traumatized: Facility offers realistic medical training

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- An improvised explosive device is detonated in a crowded marketplace, causing severe trauma to the lower body of a Soldier sitting in his Humvee. Moments later, a team of Soldiers arrives to provide life-saving first aid and get the wounded Soldier out of harm's way.

  • 'New Dawn' to open new potential for Iraq

    Aug 26, 2010

    When Operation Iraqi Freedom ends and Operation New Dawn launches Sept. 1, don't look for a lot of fanfare as the mission officially moves from combat to stability operations.

  • Army Combat Uniform may have female-only version in 2014

    Aug 25, 2010

    Female Soldiers may be wearing a more form-fitting version of the Army Combat Uniform featuring more room in the hips and legs by 2014, according to developers at Program Executive Office Soldier.

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