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  • 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.

  • Last combat troops leave Iraq

    Aug 19, 2010

    Soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, left what has been their home for the last year Aug. 16, as they departed on their final mission -- A convoy out of Iraq and into the history books.

  • Women's Equality Day luncheon set

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In 1920, the Woman Suffrage Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, giving U.S. women the right to vote.

  • Vehicle Recovery Course hits the road

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For more than two decades, Soldiers have learned how to recover Army vehicles from the sand and mud at Fort Jackson. That era came to an end this week as the last class graduated from the 187th Ordnance Battalion's Vehicle Recovery Course.

  • Soldiers go back to school

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Now that students are returning to school, so too, are Fort Jackson Soldiers, all to make a difference in the lives of children.

  • Snakes a part of post hiss-tory

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson's more than 52,000 acres are home to more than 3,900 permanent-party Soldiers, more than 5,000 civilian employees and more than 50,000 Soldiers who train here throughout the year. Among the post's less heralded occupants are 34 documented species of snakes.

  • Living the high life in the Lowcountry

    Aug 18, 2010

    CHARLESTON, S.C. -- One way to truly "know" a city is by studying its history. Another way is to study its food. Thankfully, Charleston is a city with an interesting array of both.

  • Hall monitor: Local 369th Soldier attends event for former teammate, Hall-of-Famer Emmitt Smith

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. Alexander Brown Jr. spends his days teaching Soldiers how to become human resource specialists. But long before joining the Army, Brown played in the same offense as Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith.

  • Every cent counts in CFC annual drive

    Aug 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Soldiers and federal employees soon will be able to show support for their favorite organizations and charities as the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign season gets under way. The Fort Jackson kick off is Aug. 30. The annual charitable drive will continue through Dec. 15.

  • Child fares: DoD revamps fees for children's care

    Aug 18, 2010

    As Sgt. 1st Class Erika Rhine-Russell kisses her daughter goodbye and places her in Lisa Zaprzalka's arms, she is comforted knowing her baby girl is in good hands.

  • Back in the saddle: Civilian takes the long way home

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - As Fort Jackson commuters wait in traffic, burn gas and stress out, Thomas Tennant pedals his way to the office and better health.

  • Social media offers potential, pitfalls

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I will be the first to admit it. I do not understand all of the intricacies and ins and outs of social media, but I do understand the benefits both personally and professionally. I recently have created a Facebook page as a means to connect with my friends and family, as well as with Soldiers and their families. At times, it has been difficult for me to understand all that the site has to offer.

  • 4-10th takes active-duty softball title: Golf continues; flag football set for September start

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment Dawgs battled back to beat the 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment Roadrunners, 16-6, and take the active duty softball championship title Monday.

  • Back to school: Changes on tap for on-post schools

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As Fort Jackson students head back to school next week, the new year will bring lots of changes, including a new principal, new staff and plenty of classroom transformations.

  • State adopts Interstate Compact

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Military children could have an easier time transitioning to and from South Carolina schools now that lawmakers have adopted two measures designed to set educational standards across state lines.

  • Fort Jackson teens talk back

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C.-Adults are not the only ones making decisions on Fort Jackson. Teens discussed their concerns at the Community First/Active Family Action Plan teen focus group Aug. 5.

  • Crystal Clear: Fall into fitness with DoD challenge

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Two minutes. Seventeen pushups. Forty-five situps. That, in addition to a 2-mile run in 20 minutes and 30 seconds, is what a female Soldier my age must do to pass an Army Physical Fitness Test.

  • Garrison takes up community issues: School, housing top meeting topics

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Back-to-school and housing issues topped those raised during a garrison town hall meeting Aug. 5 at the Solomon Center.

  • Army gives its housing residents 'Bill Of Rights'

    Aug 11, 2010

    Installation Management Command this month revised application procedures at its 44 stateside privatized housing facilities , providing residents with a "Bill of Rights" and a guarantee of superior customer service.

  • Program reaches out to families of fallen

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Since 2001, nearly 400 active duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers with roots in South Carolina have died either in combat or by non-hostile means. To date, less than half of their surviving family members are actively enrolled in the Army's Survivor Outreach Services program.

  • Lights, camera, Fort J-action!: Child thespians debut in weekend production

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Look out Broadway; Fort Jackson's got talent. Tomorrow the installation's youngest stars will get their chance to shine as they perform in a live musical.

  • Kid Rock headlines on-post celebration

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Music artist Kid Rock will headline a show at Fort Jackson Sept. 11 as part of the post's Patriot Day events, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials announced this week.

  • Born to ride: Post riders bike for safety at annual motorcycle rally

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 50 Fort Jackson motorcycle riders braved the triple digit temperatures Friday to show off their bikes, enjoy the camaraderie and get a refresher on safety during the Victory Thunder motorcycle rally. Riders had the opportunity to have their motorcycles inspected before hitting the road for the Thunder Run around post.

  • Bike ride provides stress relief, fun

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Looking to relieve some stress this weekend' Then hop on a bicycle and join the Fort Jackson Community for a Ride-Away Mountain Bike Ride.

  • BCTAca,!E+changes complement war mission

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The one thing in the Army that remains constant is that things will always change. You can count on that. Change, of course, in an operational setting is a necessity because we continually must adapt to ensure the success of the warfare mission and address the new challenges that we face. Changes start at the ground up, and at Fort Jackson that translates to Basic Combat Training.

  • Army takes lead of chaplain center

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Before a standing-room-only crowd, leadership of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center changed hands - and branches - Monday in a ceremony at the AFCC auditorium.

  • Army chaplaincy celebrates 235 years

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson's chaplains ushered in the Army chaplaincy's 235th year during a "birthday party" July 30 at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.

  • Good neighbors: Post agencies team for National Night Out

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For 12-year-old Jessica Woodall, National Night Out is more than an opportunity to learn about crime prevention - it is a time for fun and making new friends.

  • Staying alert: Antiterrorism month touts awareness

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Col. James Love, garrison commander, signed a proclamation Monday recognizing August as Antiterrorism Awareness Month and urging the Soldiers, family members and civilians on Fort Jackson to work together to prevent terrorism.

  • Spouse cooks for cure

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While Jessica Campoverde was growing up, her mother, aunts and other ladies of the family would gather every Sunday at her grandma's house in Southern California to make tamales.

  • Solid Counsel: SSI NCO earns TRADOC title

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Nearly two decades ago, Sgt. 1st Class Tobey Whitney was beginning what would be a 10-year stint as a police detective in his home state of Colorado. Today, the seasoned noncommissioned officer, who also has served as a civilian firefighter, paramedic and police officer, can call himself TRADOC's 2010 Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Soldiers cruise on weekend trip

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Throughout the week, Sgt. Keven Smith, Warrior Transition Unit, is busy with his military schedule, which he said leaves little time to spend with his wife, Tabatha. When the opportunity came up to spend a day in North Carolina, enjoying a cruise on Lake Norman, visiting a racing garage and savoring free food and drinks, Smith and his wife didn't hesitate to sign up.

  • Soldier takes fight from cage to Army

    Jul 28, 2010

    Pvt. Hannah Grossman appears to be your typical Soldier in training. Young, determined and focused. However, before donning an Army Combat Uniform, the Human Resource Information Management Specialist student was a professional cage fighter.

  • Ask the Army health nurse: Protecting kids' sensitive skin from sun

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- What is the best way to protect my children from the hot South Carolina sun'

  • Crystal Clear: Finding a babysitter no child's play

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I nodded knowingly as I read this week's story about a military couple who attended a recent day trip with the USO. The husband, who recently returned from an Afghanistan deployment, said that because of his busy schedule - and his three children - it is often difficult for him and his wife to find time together.

  • Accreditation proves post's standards

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- I am very pleased to note that Fort Jackson was recently recognized for its performance within the Army training community. It is reassuring to know that we are well on our way in becoming a fully-accredited installation, which means that our education processes and training are meeting established standards.

  • SSI adviser provides cultural training

    Jul 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- In an effort to avoid social taboos and win the minds and hearts of civilians in foreign lands, the Soldier Support Institute has hired a cultural adviser to teach Soldiers cultural awareness.

  • Singles mingle at Magruder's during speedy meet and greet

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Seven minutes. That's all the time speed daters at a recent speed dating event at Magruder's Club and Pub had to decide whether they were interested in the men and women sitting across the table from them.

  • 310th returns from deployment

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Smiles and hugs filled the Army Reserve Center gymnasium last week as Soldiers from the 310th Human Resources Sustainment Center returned home to their families following a one-year deployment to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Training for worst-case scenario

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- A toxic chemical leak overcomes a driver and Soldiers in training. A gunman is taken down after killing and wounding dozens of Soldiers and civilians at the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). Those were the scenarios at Fort Jackson Monday during a mass casualty exercise that included participation from the installation, as well as emergency and law enforcement personnel from the surrounding community.

  • The 'weigh' it is: Time, effort ingredients for weight loss

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- If you want to get someone's attention, mention the fact that you can drop 10 pounds in 10 days and everyone is paying attention - at least for the moment.

  • Summer worship series inspires, unites Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the third straight year, Fort Jackson chaplains have put together a series of summer worship concerts for Soldiers in Basic Combat Training. The monthly series, which features performers of different Christian and musical backgrounds, runs through September.

  • NCO Club manager puts Soldiers first

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Providing Soldiers a home away from home has been Carole Coveney's mantra for more than two decades. And it's a mantra Coveney intends to live by in her new position as general manager for Fort Jackson's NCO Club.

  • 'Drill sergeants make Fort Jackson tick'

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- At a Basic Combat Training installation, drill sergeants receive a tremendous amount of respect, and rightfully so, because we entrust them with a lot of important responsibilities. On Fort Jackson, we have more than 800 drill sergeants who play a vital role in the successful development of our Soldiers.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates 93rd birthday

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson turned 93 years old Sunday, and to celebrate, the installation's community members gathered at Darby Field last Friday to start the party early.

  • Building family strength: Program provides exceptional care

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Like many military families, Michele Shearin's family has had to overcome its share of adversity as her husband pursues his Army career. From the time Shearin's sons were infants, they have been battling different ailments, such as asthma and food allergies.

  • 208th Reservists farewell commander

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. Pete Bosse relinquished command Sunday of the 208th Regional Support Group to Col. Larry Cruz after serving three years in the position. And during that time, the group has seen numerous changes, with Bosse being its only constant.

  • Crystal Clear: Alcohol abuse nothing to joke about

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It's not often that a colonel gets called out for being late. And when it does happen, I doubt anyone laughs - not aloud, anyway. But that very scenario drew laughs from the Solomon Center crowd at Tuesday's Happy Hour Comedy Show, which featured comedian Bernie McGrenahan in what he calls "comedy with a twist."

  • Biggest AIT 'loser': 369th Soldier drops pounds to join Army

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Drop and give me 100! One hundred pounds, that is. That's exactly what Pvt. Cristy Woodruff did to join the Army.

  • Motorcycle rally connects safety, fun

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- So far this year, the Army has lost 20 Soldiers to motorcycle accidents. Excessive speed, reckless operation and operator inexperience have been identified as common causal factors. Alcohol use, as a contributing factor, is not uncommon, and failure to wear a helmet often leads to increased severity of an injury.

  • 'Literacy: From womb to tomb': Post library offers children a journey to 'Book Island

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Once upon a time, long before video games and the Internet ruled America's pastimes, storytelling and reading were the traditional ways families stayed entertained.

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