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  • 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.

  • MPs earn garrison NCO, Soldier titles

    May 20, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Justice prevailed as two partners in crime-fighting were named this year's NCO and Soldier of the Year for Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Garrison Command.

  • Crystal Clear: Swimming lessons not just for kicks

    May 20, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- He leaned forward, his head precariously near the water, seemingly anticipating the coach's instructions. Nearby, another set of bodies- mother and child - did the same. Then came the words we'd all been awaiting: "Kick, kick, kick!"

  • A House call: State mulls military children education bill

    May 20, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- One thing is certain for military families - a permanent change of duty station is always around the corner.

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Army Birthday and Purple Heart Recipient Day

    May 14, 2010

    Come and join our celebration for the Army Birthday.

  • Athletes strive for Olympic gold: Games mark unit's third year hosting Special Olympics

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As a torch was ignited at the Solomon Center Friday night, so too, was the enthusiasm of almost 1,100 athletes from across the state who traveled to Fort Jackson to showcase their athletic talents.

  • Top enlisted crowned in contest

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- They say three's a crowd, but many platoon sergeants, noncommissioned officers and Soldiers would be proud to be in this company.

  • NCO Academy group leader named SSI's top NCOAca,!E+

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Sgt. 1st Class Larry Brown, a small group leader for the NCO Academy Senior Leader Course, was recently named the Soldier Support Institute's NCO of the Year.

  • New Americans: 52 Soldiers become new U.S. citizens

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- A group of non-citizen Soldiers assembled at Hilton Field last Thursday as their dream of becoming Americans came true.

  • Fort Jackson readies for heat

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the Soldiers in Company D, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment, Friday was a typical day in Basic Combat Training, as they spent the day on the range, practicing Basic Rifle Marksmanship skills. Not so typical was the look the Soldiers sported - their uniform pants were rolled up and untucked from their combat boots.

  • Field Day: Intern gets in the swing of things

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- I will never forget the first time I took a full swing at a golf ball. Three successful lessons in pitching, putting and chipping in the "Get Golf Ready" course at the Fort Jackson Golf Club had me feeling confident that it would be easy. In my mind, the short game and iron shots were essentially the same. I just had to swing harder, right'Wrong.

  • Concert to celebrate forces

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Saturday's Armed Forces Day celebration will take on a musical twist, as Hilton Field is transformed into an outdoor concert venue.

  • Back to school: Battalion commanders learn creative approach to leadership

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Four battalion commanders find themselves caught in a snowstorm with about 15 items, such as a blanket and a map, a van and a decision to make - should they stay in the van, or should they go for help'

  • ACS hosts spouse appreciation event

    May 13, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson military spouses came together Friday to strengthen bonds, exchange information and to celebrate Military Spouse Appreciation Day. The event took place at the Family Readiness Center and featured free food, door prizes and the opportunity to obtain information on classes and programs for spouses.

  • Balancing Act: ACS program helps spouses find jobs

    May 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- I'm new to Fort Jackson and am really worried about finding a job. What is there on post to help me find one'

  • Meeting focuses on quality of life

    May 7, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Tuesday's town hall meeting at the Solomon Center gave attendees an overview of Fort Jackson quality-of-life programs for Soldiers, family members and civilians. Many of the programs are a direct result of the Army Family Covenant, such as the initiatives introduced by Rose Edmund, chief of Child, Youth and School Services.

  • Post honors military 'super' spouses

    May 7, 2010

    I love action movies. More specifically, I love superhero flicks. Batman, X-Men, Superman, Ironman - I've seen them all. One thing I have noticed, however, is no matter the extent of the super powers, each hero has a weakness. What will Gotham City/Metropolis/New York do if Batman's gadgets break, Superman encounters Kryptonite or Spiderman can't throw his web'

  • Army continues transformation, Casey says

    May 6, 2010

    The Army is continuing the most fundamental and profound series of changes it has seen since World War II, the service's chief of staff said Thursday.

  • Cowboys and bulls' Not at this rodeo: Annual Bike Rodeo teaches bike safety, maintenance

    May 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- About 200 children, 15 and younger, die annually in this country from bicycle-related injuries.

  • Dedication: AFCC celebrates grand opening

    May 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Exactly two years after its groundbreaking ceremony, today's dedication of the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center signifies the beginning of a new era in the training of religious support personnel from all military branches.

  • Post to host Special Olympics

    May 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Fort Jackson community will have the opportunity to witness the true spirit of sportsmanship and athleticism this weekend as nearly 1,000 athletes from around the state travel here to vie for gold.

  • Bonuses, incentives offered for under-manned Army jobs

    May 6, 2010

    New Army recruits with skills critical to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are eligible for bonuses, educational help and other incentives if they enlist to serve in the Army's most under-manned jobs.

  • Post chaplains host ASIST suicide assistance training

    May 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Soldiers know how to protect their battle buddies from the enemy, but how do they help protect their friends, family members or colleagues from the most unsuspecting threat - themselves'

  • Post to celebrate Asian-Pacific heritage

    May 6, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In celebration of Asian Pacific American History Month, the Fort Jackson community is invited to a luncheon 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Solomon Center.

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' online inbox goes live

    May 6, 2010

    A new online inbox that enables servicemembers and their families to comment anonymously about the impact of a possible repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law has gone live.

  • Walking tall: Five-three 'giant' captures DSoY title

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- After five days of grueling physical and mental tasks, Sgt. 1st Class Edwin Hernandez was named the 2010 Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of the Year Saturday.

  • Unearthing the past: Archaeological site offers insights into Archaic period

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Long before Soldiers geared up for foot marches through the woods, travelers made stops on the land that now constitutes Fort Jackson. They left behind camp sites, which date back as many as 9,000 years to the Archaic period.

  • Post gives thanks to military retirees

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The cloudy skies and occasional rain could not dampen the spirits of the retirees who showed up for the retiree recognition ceremony Saturday at Darby Field.

  • Fort Jackson opens GAT facility

    Apr 29, 2010

    Fort Jackson officials cut the ribbon on its new Global Assessment Tool facility, April 28.

  • Bring your kids to work day: Army style

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Approximately 35 new recruits sat in the headquarters building of 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment awaiting an initial briefing. A few wore ACUs. Most were dressed in civilian clothes. Throughout the next several hours, they would be taught by some of the toughest and best Soldiers the battalion had to offer: Mom and Dad.

  • AFCC dedication scheduled

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center will mark its official opening with a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m., May 6. The AFCC is the home to the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, the Air Force Chaplain Corps College and the Navy Chaplaincy School and Center.

  • 187th geared to maintain safety

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Every Soldier knows what it's like to stand among about 100 other Soldiers in a company formation. It would be difficult for any to fathom what it would be like if their battle-buddies to their left or right began to disappear. It might seem like a movie if their comrades vanished, one-by-one.

  • Army releases 2010 modernization strategy

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Department of the Army released the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy, commonly referred to as the AMS, Wednesday.

  • Super drill: Drill sergeants compete for DSoY title

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In a battle to be named the best of the best, 20 determined and highly trained drill sergeants are competing this week to earn the coveted title of Fort Jackson's 2010 Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Sexual assault training takes a twist: AIT Soldiers learn about dating, respect and how to prevent s

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- "Can I kiss you'" It's a question not commonly asked by a man before he first attempts to kiss a woman. Whether it's because he thinks it "feels awkward," will make him "look dorky" or could potentially "ruin the moment," a man often avoids asking before making a move on a woman, said Mike Domitrz, a leading expert on dating and sexual assault awareness.

  • Right steps help protect baby birds

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Spring and summer are the seasons when approximately 150 species of birds nest in South Carolina. Birds have preferences on where they nest and the type of nests they construct.

  • Fun fair delights military children

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SCC -- Capt. Marla Washington, with Moncrief Army Community Hospital, sat in the grass surrounding Hilton Field as her 1-year-old daughter, Nyla, and friends ate snow cones. The foursome were taking a break from the games and activities in which they participated at Saturday's Family Fun Fair.

  • Crystal Clear: Eye infection disrupts family routine

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- It's 8 p.m. Dinner has long been finished, milk has been drunk, play outfits have been replaced by pajamas. My son is lying on the floor, trying his hardest to watch the Backyardigans while my husband lies across his legs to keep them from moving.

  • DFAC doesn't sweat the heat in the kitchen

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The employees at the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment dining facility have May 12 circled on their calendars. On that day, a team of evaluators will arrive at the facility to judge its performance in the areas of taste, nutrition, food preparation, sanitation and service as part of the Philip A. Connelly Awards Program, which rewards excellence in Army food service.

  • SSI hosts future leaders

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Eleven future battalion and brigade commanders visited Fort Jackson Monday to brush up on their knowledge about human resources, financial management and chaplain support. The officers are enrolled in the Sustainment Pre-Command Course at the Army Logistics University at Fort Lee, Va. and are expected to take command of a sustainment unit within the next four months.

  • Boys and Girls Club names Youth of the Year

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the last several years, 15-year-old Mary Shiver has been striving for academic success while volunteering her time with the Fort Jackson community. Now all of her hard work and dedication might get her the chance to be recognized by the president of the United States.

  • ICE

    Apr 16, 2010

  • Street evacuated after UXOs found

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Nearly 50 residents and employees were evacuated from the housing area Tuesday morning after construction workers uncovered eight 1940s-era 75 mm rounds from a construction site.

  • Under siege: police stop mock attack

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- On the morning of April 7, Fort Jackson's Directorate of Emergency Services personnel responded to a distress call regarding a pseudo-shooter who had taken over a building on post.

  • New BCT POI: Training core skills well

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- More than eight years of war have taken a toll on the Army - not only on the Soldiers fighting in combat, but also on the way new Soldiers learn their trade in Basic Combat Training.

  • Familiar ring: Local West Point graduate reunited with keepsake after nearly five years

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Keeping with family tradition, Capt. Alan Maszarose, assistant operations officer with the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. A member of the Class of 2003, one of his proudest moments during his time in the academy was "ring weekend" at the beginning of his senior year, when "firsties" are presented their class rings.

  • NCO earns TRADOC top honor

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- For the first time in Fort Jackson's history, a noncommissioned officer from the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute has been named TRADOC NCO Instructor of the Year.

  • Gen. Casey lauds CSF progress

    Apr 12, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got a first-hand look at the Army's latest addition to the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program and said he liked what he saw.

  • Feeling 'lost'' Post offers spouses help

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The hit television show, "Lost," is about a group of plane crash survivors who find themselves stranded on a mysterious tropical island. Each episode, the characters become more and more confused as they encounter polar bears, a monster made entirely of black smoke and unknown assailants.

  • Class act: MRT Course opens on Fort Jackson

    Apr 8, 2010

    The Army's Master Resilience Training Course facility opened April 5 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The school is one of the components of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, which aims to strengthen Soldiers' emotional, social, family, spiritual and physical strength.

  • Born to ride: Motorcycle safety course turns doubter into devotee

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Slowly release the front brake with your right hand while simultaneously releasing the clutch with your left. Make sure your wrists are properly aligned, and then gently twist the throttle. Look out into the horizon and not down at the ground. Make a mistake and you might find yourself on the pavement with a 300-pound motorcycle on top of you.

  • Events set to render salute to retirees

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In order to give back to those who have given so much, the Fort Jackson community will honor its retirees and their commitment to serving in the U.S. military during a celebration April 23 and 24.

  • Youth mentor shares life lessons: Civilian comes full circle with post CYSS

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Like many boys growing up during the 1990s, who had a passion for basketball, Darius Lane dreamed of becoming the next Michael Jordan. When he and his family moved to Fort Jackson in 1995, 9-year-old Lane had already mapped out plans in his mind for turning his hoop dreams into reality.

  • Survivor scheduled to speak at Holocaust commemoration

    Apr 8, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Abraham Getman has been married to his wife, Muriel, for almost 50 years. The 83-year-old is the father of four grown children and the grandfather of one. His family owns a small business in New York. He is also a Holocaust survivor.

  • School becomes grime scene

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Lorenza Cardwell and fellow schoolmate Francisco Pagan were practically skipping from corner to corner of the C.C. Pinckney Elementary gymnasium March 26 as they participated in the school's first health fair.

  • Post preps for conversion to GS

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Starting next month, about 220,000 Department of Defense employees currently under the National Security Personnel System will begin returning to General Schedule status. And Fort Jackson staffers are doing what they can to make sure the transition is a smooth one.

  • Mobile callers get new 911 call option

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Members of the Fort Jackson community now have a new way of calling for help in case of an emergency. Cell phone users can now dial 751-9111 to connect directly to the Fort Jackson 911 center.

  • Gator safe: DES says reptiles not a nuisance on post

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In his 25 years on Fort Jackson, Randy Bundrick, game warden with the Directorate of Emergency Services, has seen an abundance of wildlife on post, but never came across an alligator.

  • Father's sins inspire Soldier: Captain pens book while wife is in Iraq

    Apr 1, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In 1991, having endured a tumultuous childhood, 18-year-old Edwin Aycock joined the Army in search of a better life. During the next 18 years, he prevailed in the face of many challenges, conducting some of the most difficult missions, serving in foreign lands as well surviving the trials of combat.

  • 'Play It Safe' this summer

    Mar 31, 2010

    The summer season is fast approaching and the Army is continuing its commitment to safeguarding Soldiers, Army Civilians and their Families with the launch of the 2010 Safe Summer campaign.

  • Fort Jackson to honor Vietnam veterans during basic training graduation

    Mar 29, 2010

    Vietnam Veterans from all Armed Forces branches will be honored for their sacrifices and contributions to our nation at 9 a.m., April 23, during the Basic Combat Training graduation ceremony at Hilton Field.

  • Postal service puts stamp on WWII Army cartoon

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- As the story goes, famed cartoonist Bill Mauldin, then a sergeant in the Army, raised the ire of Gen. George Patton with is depiction of Army life in World War II. But the higher ranking Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was a fan of Mauldin's cartoons, which often parodied Mauldin's superiors, making him a hero among Soldiers.

  • Play tells 'passionate' story

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- This Easter, the Christian community on Fort Jackson will have the opportunity to witness the Passion of Jesus through the eyes of Simon Peter.

  • Red Cross to establish pet visitation program

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The American Red Cross is working to make pet visitation therapy a reality at Fort Jackson.

  • Balancing act: Treating hand, foot and mouth disease

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Balancing Act is an occasional feature that focuses on easing the stress military family members encounter.

  • Living in the 'new normal': Program focuses on meeting the needs of military children

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- One Friday, a grade-school teacher noticed that something was a little off about one of her best students. At first glance, the little girl - who was often called upon to be a line-leader for her class because of her stellar performance - seemed to be sporting the same, neat hair style she had worn all week.

  • CSF helps family members, too

    Mar 25, 2010

    As an Army spouse of 11 years, Leslie Glad has been in situations that required her to adapt to circumstances quickly, without letting them affect her family adversely.

  • 187th turns Fort Campbell upside down: Fort Jackson team teaches MRAP recovery in course

    Mar 25, 2010

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Turning a flipped vehicle as large as the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected transport is a difficult job for inexperienced mechanics. So a six-man Mobile Training Team from Fort Jackson's 187th Ordnance Battalion met Soldiers of the 129th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, to teach them how to recover a flipped MRAP.

  • Afghanistan troop level to eclipse Iraq by midyear

    Mar 25, 2010

    This summer will mark the first time since 2003 that the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan will overshadow the American presence in Iraq, the top U.S. military officer told Congress Wednesday.

  • Feature to help keep families balanced

    Mar 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Last Wednesday, on our production day (i.e., the day we send the newspaper to the publisher for printing) I was stressed out. We were running a bit behind and were scrambling to make our mid-afternoon deadline. As stressed as I already was, I doubted it could get any more hectic.

  • EIB puts infantrymen to the test: Fort Jackson Soldiers try for coveted badge

    Mar 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Expert Infantryman Badge is worn by few but desired by many. This week nearly 150 Fort Jackson Soldiers sought to earn the coveted blue and silver badge. But before they made it to the starting line, nearly 40 Soldiers had already been knocked out of the race to glory.

  • DoD relooks at plans for Guard response capabilities

    Mar 24, 2010

    The National Guard's Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High Yield Explosives response capabilities will undergo a reorganization to allow better continuity of response to an incident and an easier transition between state and federal command and control elements, a senior DoD official said recently.

  • CID warns of Internet romance scams

    Mar 23, 2010

    Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are warning the American public to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud -- especially those promising true love, but only end up breaking hearts and bank accounts.

  • Post NEC to get new 'Remedy'

    Mar 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson's Network Enterprise Center recently received training to institute a new web-based program aimed at providing better customer service.

  • College scholarship deadline approaches

    Mar 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Although most high schools in the area are three months shy of graduation day, it is not too late for students to apply for college scholarships. With this in mind, students should begin their scholarship search immediately to avoid missing deadlines that are quickly approaching.

  • Barracks no longer the only option for single sergeants

    Mar 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Some of Fort Jackson's single sergeants soon may be moving out of the barracks.

  • AAFES gas sales provide convenience, discounts

    Mar 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Like many active duty and retired Soldiers who work on Fort Jackson, Sgt. 1st Class Dawn Cantele, a drill sergeant with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, fuels up her car on post.

  • Resilience school to open in April: Fort Jackson at forefront of Army's new mental fitness prog

    Mar 18, 2010

    When Staff Sgt. Keith Allen, an instructor at Victory University, was selected to participate in the Master Resilience Training pilot program at the University of Pennsylvania in August, he was skeptical, at best.

  • Army to reach 1:2 dwell in 2011, vice says

    Mar 17, 2010

    The Army's vice chief of staff said by 2011, Soldiers should find themselves spending twice as much time at home station as they do deployed.

  • Army Reserve swears in new top NCO

    Mar 17, 2010

    The 11th command sergeant major of the Army Reserve was sworn in Tuesday at the Pentagon after filling the position for nearly two months.

  • TRADOC Starts New Mentoring Component for Senior Leader Development Program

    Mar 15, 2010

    The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Senior Leader Development Program (SLD) is developing a structured and formal mentoring program for its civilian leaders, according to Ellen Helmerson, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1/4. In addition to one-on-one mentoring, the program includes content-driven discussion guides and interactive webinars and seminars targeted at developing this next generation of Army civilian leadership.

  • Army vet to carry flag for U.S. Paralympic Team

    Mar 12, 2010

    Former Army Staff Sgt. Heath Calhoun, a veteran of the Iraq war and an alpine skier, has been selected as flag bearer for the U.S. team at Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games this evening.

  • Wanted: hard-working students

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Matthew Welch was ready to start his job hunt. He wore brown corduroy pants and a freshly pressed shirt topped with a sweater vest. Tucked under his arm was a folder containing a copy of his resume and a list of references. Though he was dressed and prepared like any job seeker, what made him different than some others was his age -- he is 14 years old.

  • Taking shape: New PT program relates to Soldier tasks

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- From zero to 300 in three phases. That's the goal for Soldiers participating in the Army's new physical fitness training program being implemented at Initial Military Training schools here at Fort Jackson.

  • Soldiers bridge cultural gap: Female interaction critical to deploying units' success

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- When an operation requires Soldiers to go outside the wire, there are some things they need to ensure mission success -weapons, a translator, and in many cases, a female engagement team member.

  • For trainers, clients' fitness is personal

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Charlina Lewis decided 1 1/2 years ago that she wanted to improve her health. And during that time, she remained consistent, taking classes twice a week at Fort Jackson's Andy's Fitness Center.

  • Crystal clear: Family days bring more than traffic

    Mar 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- My first week at Fort Jackson, I received some advice: Limit on-post driving on Thursdays and Fridays - Family Day and graduation.

  • Policy to mandate head injury evaluations

    Mar 11, 2010

    Defense Department officials expect to launch a new policy in the coming months that will make head-injury evaluations mandatory for all troops who suffer possible concussions.

  • Ranks of homeless veterans drop 18 percent

    Mar 10, 2010

    The number of veterans homeless on a typical night dropped 18 percent as the Department of Veterans Affairs entered the second year of a five-year campaign to eliminate homelessness among veterans.

  • Vimeo

    Mar 9, 2010

  • CIIP tailors to new Soldiers

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- During Essie Smith's 30 years working for the Fort Jackson Clothing Initial Issue Point, almost 1 million Soldiers have been outfitted by the facility.

  • EFMP resource fair to raise awareness

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- The Army Community Services Exceptional Family Member Program is sponsoring the first EFMP Community Resources Awareness Fair, March 17 at the Solomon Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Installation chaplain plans to foster community

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In 1977, Bart Physioc, then a newly commissioned Coast Guard officer, was on his way to his first duty station in Guam. He was looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead of him, but something did not seem quite right.

  • Relief effort: Fort Jackson launches AER campaign

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Fort Jackson will launch its 2010 Army Emergency Relief Annual Campaign during a ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the Joe E. Mann Center. This year's theme for the campaign, which lasts until May 15, is "Helping Maintain Army Strong."

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