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  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.