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  • 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.

  • NCOs awarded for life-saving action

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Two Fort Jackson drill sergeants are being credited for saving the life of a Soldier in training. Pvt. Joseph Herman, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was sitting in a classroom June 22 when he suffered a seizure that caused him to quit breathing. Sgt. 1st Class Kimberlyn Burns and Staff Sgt. Phillip White noticed something was wrong and jumped into action.

  • You've got voice mail: System to get upgrade

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Next week, Fort Jackson will say "good-bye" to a voice that has greeted its telephone voice mail users for the past 16 years. Starting July 23, Fort Jackson will ditch its old Meridian Mail system for a new state-of-the art system, called Call Pilot. The Meridian Mail system has been in use since 1994.

  • Post assessed for accreditation

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson is well on its way to becoming a fully-accredited TRADOC institution. In March, a team of TRADOC staff, Combined Arms Center personnel and the deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training visited Fort Jackson to comb through every aspect of how TRADOC courses are being conducted.

  • Fort Jackson NCO awarded Soldier's Medal after life-saving reaction on grenade range

    Jul 15, 2010

    Three to five seconds. That is how long it takes for an M67 hand grenade to explode after the last of three safety features has been disabled.

  • CDC director to retire after 26 years

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- When Thomas Manigo graduated from North Carolina's Barber-Scotia College in the early '70s with a bachelor's degree in sociology and history, he had hoped it was his minor in drama that would provide his real bread and butter.

  • DoC provides pre-deployment training

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- More than 50,000 Soldiers receive training on Fort Jackson each year, but for only a small portion of them, the training consists of working alongside some of the post's DA civilians for one year.

  • Happy Birthday, America!: Fort Jackson celebrates with food, music, fireworks

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Fort Jackson community celebrated America's birthday a day early this year with a time-honored tradition and firework extravaganza.

  • Like 'running on the moon': Brigade uses new technology to advance Soldiers' rehab

    Jul 8, 2010

    Fort Jackson Soldiers who are injured during Basic Combat Training have a new weapon at their disposal to get up and running again.

  • Luge athlete braves heat in BCT

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Before coming to Fort Jackson to train in the sweltering heat, Pfc. Joseph Mortensen spent his days sliding down frozen luge tracks around the world. Mortensen, 21, Company E, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, competed internationally in luge, a sport in which athletes race on sleds down a mile or so long track with speeds up to 90 mph.

  • Reservist pushes way to TRADOC title: 108th Soldier named TRADOC's Reserve Drill Sergeant of th

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson Staff Sgt. Melissa Solomon recently won the title of Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of Year following a weeklong series of physically and mentally challenging tests.

  • Save the date: BCT graduations set to move to Thursdays

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Beginning July 29, Fort Jackson's Basic Combat Training graduations will move to a new day. Graduations will now be scheduled for 9 a.m., Thursdays instead of Fridays. Family Day activities will be on the preceding Wednesday.

  • Stay safe throughout heat of summer

    Jul 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Last month will go down in history - tied with June 1952 - as the hottest June on record for the Columbia area since records began being compiled 123 years ago. The average 2010 June temperature was nearly 84 degrees.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' surveys hit servicemembers' inboxes

    Jul 8, 2010

    At noon Wednesday, Defense Department officials e-mailed surveys to 400,000 servicemembers as part of a special review to prepare the military for a potential repeal of the so-called Aca,!A"DonAca,!a,,ct Ask, DonAca,!a,,ct TellAca,!A? law that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving.

  • Servicemembers become citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2010

    One hundred fifty-six service members from 56 different countries recited the Oath of Citizenship in the rotunda of Al Faw Palace and marked the Fourth of July as the day they became American citizens.

  • Crystal Clear: Big boys don't cry' Not quite

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- I always heard moms talk about how difficult it was to leave their children in the care of another person for the first time. And each time I would hear such a story, I found it hard to believe.

  • Summer splash: Soaring temperatures stir water activities

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As temperatures flirted with 100 degrees last week, children and adults alike took to water to cool off. From water fun at the post child development centers to the array of activities provided at Palmetto Falls Water Park, the post offers no shortage of activities to keep cool this summer.

  • Handheld security system introduced

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson now has a new line of defense for those wanting to enter the post - Defense ID system handheld scanners.

  • Tips keep on-post fishing fun

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fishing is as American as baseball, Fourth of July and apple pie. Every year anglers take to the waters for relaxation, excitement and even for fillets.

  • Task force conducts suicide research

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As the Army studies ways to increase and improve suicide intervention resources for Soldiers on a broad scale, Fort Jackson's Suicide Prevention Task Force is conducting its own study to make sure Soldiers stationed here are getting the crisis intervention and mental health care services they need.

  • Taking charge: Col. Love becomes new garrison commander

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. James Love assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison - Fort Jackson from Col. Lillian Dixon Friday during a change of command ceremony in front of Post Headquarters.

  • Let's start with an introduction

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As your new garrison commander, I would like to take a few minutes to introduce myself and convey to you how I see our mission and role in supporting the Soldiers, families and civilians that encompass this great community.

  • Discipline equals safety during July 4

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For a few hours Saturday evening, thousands of Fort Jackson community members, along with our guests from Columbia and the Midlands, will be treated to a spectacular fireworks display as we celebrate our nation's birthday during our annual Torchlight Tattoo. As always, the intensive planning and execution that have gone into this event are as impressive as the show itself.

  • Chiarelli: suicides down, but not enough

    Jun 24, 2010

    While the number of suicides among active-duty Soldiers has fallen, the Army's vice chief told lawmakers that it's not enough.

  • AFAP a voice for the Army community

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As the assistant chief of staff for installation management, or ACSIM, one of the most important duties I have is overseeing the Army Family Action Plan process.

  • July heats up with more on-post youth activities

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- On-post activities for children continue throughout July as the EDGE! program celebrates its one-year anniversary.

  • Voter registration drive set for today

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Fort Jackson Voting Assistance Office is launching a massive voter registration drive today to help Army civilians, service members and their voting-age dependents register to do just that.

  • Post honors fallen S.C. Soldiers

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As Fort Jackson community members and visitors pass by the Strom Thurmond building today, they will be flanked by newly planted trees memorializing some of South Carolina's fallen heroes.

  • Final thoughts: Dixon credits team for garrison's success

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Just five days after Col. Lillian Dixon assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison Fort Jackson in July 2007, she got a taste of things to come.

  • President accepts McChrystal's resignation, nominates Petraeus

    Jun 24, 2010

    President Barack Obama Wednesday accepted Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal's resignation as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, calling it the right decision for national security.

  • Army screening uncovers wounds of war

    Jun 23, 2010

    Established in 2005, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment screens for physical and behavioral health issues that may have developed due to deployment in a combat area.

  • Welcome, Sir: Milano takes command of Fort Jackson

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Maj. Gen. James Milano assumed command of Fort Jackson from Brig. Gen. Bradley May yesterday during a change of command ceremony at the Officers' Club.

  • 3-34th drill sergeants battle for 'best'

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment pitted drill sergeant against drill sergeant in its Best Drill Sergeant Competition June 10.

  • MACH welcomes new commander

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. Ramona Fiorey took command of Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Community Hospital from Col. Nancy Hughes in a ceremony Tuesday at the Officers' Club.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Temperatures nearing triple digits could not wilt the celebratory spirit as members of the Fort Jackson community gathered Monday in front of Post Headquarters in recognition of the Army's 235th birthday.

  • Crystal Clear: Father receives reward in hugs, kisses

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- On Jan. 23, 2009, I had to do something for which my military training had thankfully prepared me. In the middle of the night, I was awakened by something that despite all the preparation in the world, one can never fully prepare: my wife's water broke.

  • Complete game: Soldiers cheer for Army heroes, Blowfish

    Jun 17, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the third straight year, Fort Jackson has teamed with the Columbia Blowfish baseball club and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the Army's birthday with baseball, hot dogs and fireworks.

  • Slideshow: The 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition - Day 3

    Jun 16, 2010

    Day 3 of the competition portion of the 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year had our basic combat training drill sergeants go work through written tests, a training simulator, another day of urban orienteering with surprise tasks and compete in a 17-event obstacle course.

  • McHugh: Focus must shift to 'generating force'

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army's system for producing agile, adaptive, creative Soldiers is strained by nine years of war, said the service's secretary.

  • The 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competitors

    Jun 13, 2010

    The 2010 Drill Sergeants of the Year competitors in ACU and drill sergeant hats. To learn more about the 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition taking place from June 14 to 18 at Fort Monroe and Fort Eustis, Va., go to http://www.army.mil/drillsergeant

  • Looking back: BGAca,!E+May prepares for next challenge

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For two years, Fort Jackson's commanding general has overseen the transition of thousands of civilians to Soldiers at the Army's largest Initial Entry Training center. Soon, he will rely heavily on the knowledge he has acquired here as he heads downrange.

  • Combat vets share struggles, similarities

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Several generations of warfighters struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder had a chance to share their experiences and support each other during a visit by the South Carolina Combat Veterans Group to Fort Jackson last week.

  • Post readies for active storm season

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Hurricane season has begun and Fort Jackson leaders say they are prepared to keep things calm before, during and after the storm.

  • Band celebrates Army birthday with free concert

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson's 282nd Army Band is getting ready to celebrate the Army's 235th Birthday in style, and everyone's invited. The band will perform a free concert 7 p.m., Monday at First Baptist Church in Columbia.

  • Torchlight Tattoo

    Jun 8, 2010

    The annual Torchlight Tattoo ceremony will be held on July 3 at Hilton Field.

  • Army Reserve's 81st RSC Wildcats remember D-Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    Dr. John "Jay" Boyd, the 81st Regional Support Command Historian, describes in detail the conditions of Allied and Axis forces during a presentation on the history of the historic D-Day Invasion in Europe. The 81st RSC spent an hour Monday, June 07, 2010, listening to Boyd talk about the invasion that took place June 6, 1944, when 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which "we will accept nothing less than full victory." More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day's end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

  • Crystal Clear: Young moms sometimes have to wing it

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Books and toys' Check. Juice and snacks' Packed. Extra diapers' Stashed. Ear drops' Ready. Six hours before a recent flight to Mississippi, it seemed as though everything was ready to go. But as any parent of toddlers can likely attest, my prior planning did little to calm my nerves.

  • Post team hits the ground running: Track team members to compete Saturday in statewide meet

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Two Fort Jackson youth athletes will compete Saturday at a statewide track meet in Charleston for the opportunity to participate in the Hershey's Track and Field Games in Hershey, Pa. in August.

  • Post gets new numbers

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- If you use a telephone for talking, then your fingers will have to do a little more walking beginning June 18 as Fort Jackson's official government telephone service migrates to a new dialing system.

  • Pinckney students take ultimate D.A.R.E.

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson fifth graders "dare" to be drug and violence free. Forty-five students of C.C. Pinckney's fifth grade classes vowed not to become involved with drugs, gangs and violence as they graduated from Fort Jackson's D.A.R.E. program Friday during a ceremony in the school's auditorium.

  • On the mark: Fort Jackson warrior competes in games

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- More than 200 wounded service members and veterans traveled to the U.S. Olympic Complex in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 10-14 to compete in the inaugural Warrior Games.

  • End of an era at 369th school: Instructor to retire after 50 years

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- A lot has changed in the almost 30 years that Melvin McDill has been an instructor with the 369th Adjutant General Battalion. Typewriters have been replaced by computers, blackboards have been replaced by projector screens and the Soldiers he trains are no longer classified as administrative specialists, but rather human resource specialists.

  • 'Come and play': USO brings Sesame Street show to post

    Jun 3, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Approximately 40 minutes before the 7 p.m. showtime, Sgt. 1st Class Edwin Maldonado, with the Columbia Recruiting Battalion, sat in the Solomon Center with his wife, Amanda, and son, Eric.

  • SSI pauses to emphasize safety

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Soldiers with the Soldier Support Institute got off to a running start last week, but were told to stand down for the rest of the day. Both the motivational run that started the day and the stand down from regular activities, were part of the SSI's safety day, which took place May 20 at Darby Field and at the post theater.

  • Brig. Gen. William Gothard visits 81st RSC, Fort Jackson, S.C.

    May 27, 2010

    Brig. Gen. William J. Gothard, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, visits the 81st Regional Support Command May 26 at Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Leaders commit to customers, employees

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander, and Dave Harmon, Family and MWR director, will sign a covenant aimed at showing customers that Family and MWR is committed to taking care of customers. The Employee and Customer Covenant will be signed during a 3 p.m. ceremony, June 4 at the NCO Club.

  • Museum scheduled to reopen this fall

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Fort Jackson Post Museum closed its doors about a year ago for remodeling and redesignation as the U.S. Army Basic Combat Training Museum.

  • Program prepares children for kindergarten, school, life

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It was a bittersweet moment for Heather Norman and her husband, 1st Sgt. Christopher Norman, as they watched their little girl don her cap and gown last Friday.

  • Virtual reality: Simulator offers interactive convoy training

    May 27, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- This is the year of the avatar. That's according to some of Fort Jackson's premier simulation trainers, who say that just like James Cameron's blockbuster film smashed its box-office competitors on the big screen, some of the Army's newest Soldiers will learn to annihilate U.S. enemies via training they get on small screens.

  • Celebrating diversity

    May 26, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Students with Fort Jackson's Pierce Terrace Elementary School participated recently in the school's 18th Annual International Day. Each class chooses a country to showcase during the day's events.

  • SSI welcomes dignitary

    May 20, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Mary Sally Matiella, newly installed assistant secretary of the Army (Financial Management and Comptroller), visited Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute recently in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the Army Financial Management Corps.

  • Providing a home away from home: Reception honors students, sponsors

    May 20, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Officers' Club was transformed into an international hangout May 11 as the Soldier Support Institute hosted a reception for international military students and their sponsors.

  • Musical salute: Armed Forces Day strikes the right note

    May 20, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Fort Jackson community celebrated Armed Forces Day Saturday with a carnival, cars and a concert at Hilton Field.

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