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  • 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."

  • Tax Center opens at new location

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- After several delays, the Fort Jackson Tax Center is now officially open. The Tax Center is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with unit-specific appointments available Saturday.

  • Training sharpens drill sergeants' skills

    Mar 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Sgt. 1st Class Melba Staton went through initial training 18 years ago, she learned to fire her rifle the old-fashioned way, on the ground in the prone supported position with her support-side knee forward, and from inside a fox hole.

  • Crystal Clear: Mom, son have hair-raising experience

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Since I stopped straightening my hair three years ago, I have been known by my hair. Those who don't know me through my husband or son know me as "the lady with the big hair" or "the lady with the afro." And, until a few weeks ago, my son was following in my footsteps.

  • Sister act: Event marks Women's History Month

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Next week, Fort Jackson will join the rest of the country in "Writing women back into history," with its annual Women's History Month luncheon.

  • Noteworthy women in the military

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- In honor of Women's History Month, here are just a few female Soldiers who have made great strides during their time in the Army.

  • Teenager 'makes the cut': DPWAca,!E+civilian's daughter donates hair to charity

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- For the past three years, 13-year-old Amanda Schwarz had become a real life version of the fairy tale character, Rapunzel.

  • Post celebrates black history

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Just as their ancestors fought against the shackles of slavery, today's black leaders must continue the fight to empower black men and women so future generations may live completely free.

  • Fort Jackson garrison employees of the month recognized

    Feb 25, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, SC -- Eight Fort Jackson garrison employees were honored at the garrison Employees of the Month for January in a ceremony Tuesday at the Solomon Center.

  • Former Guardsman led the way for black athletes in the Winter Olympics

    Feb 25, 2010

    A National Guardsman was one of the first two African-Americans to ever qualify for a U.S. Winter Olympic team.

  • Updated Web site helps wounded warriors, families

    Feb 25, 2010

    Defense Department officials have updated and improved access to the National Resource Directory, a Web site for wounded, ill and injured servicemembers, veterans, their families and those who support them.

  • Director receives prestigious award

    Feb 24, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Dave Harmon, director of Fort Jackson's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, recently received the Order of the White Plume Award -- the highest decoration in support of FMWR programs.

  • Investigation continues

    Feb 19, 2010

    The investigation of five Soldiers for potential verbal threats against fellow Soldiers continues.

  • 'Triple Nickles' recall days of segregated Army

    Feb 18, 2010

    In 1946, 18-year-old Charles Stevens enlisted in the Army to provide a better life for his wife and new baby. He trained to be a medical administrator and was sent to Alaska for his first assignment in an all-black battalion.

  • Concert delivers 'I. A.M. Strong' message

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- More than 2,200 Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training gathered at the Solomon Center Monday to be entertained and educated by performers of the I. A.M. Strong Tour. The Army's I. A.M. Strong program encourages Soldiers to intervene, act and motivate others to prevent sexual harassment and assault among the ranks.

  • Marking time: Sign marks state's first integrated elementary school

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson will be recognized for one of its leading roles in desegregation when a historical marker is unveiled in front of the first integrated elementary school in South Carolina.

  • Workshops offer special needs help

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Before moving here, Maritza McCormick heard that Fort Jackson was the optimal duty station for families with special needs.

  • White out: Rare snowfall hits area

    Feb 18, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Ralph Jones, a retiree, made plans to visit his grandchildren last weekend, it is doubtful he anticipated another road hazard -- snow.

  • Post EEO/EO awards presented

    Feb 17, 2010

    Fort Jackson, S.C. -- Several Fort Jackson civilians and Soldiers received awards Feb. 10 at the Equal Employment Opportunity committee meeting in the Post Conference Room. Jacquelyne Mayhue, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, was named the 2009 Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor of the Year Award and Frank Spang, U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, was named the 2009 EEO Supervisor of the Year.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness

    Feb 16, 2010

    An Army of balanced, healthy, self-confident Soldiers, families and Army civilians whose resilience and total fitness enables them to thrive in an era of high operational tempo and persistent conflict.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Feb 12, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a confidential online questionnaire that provides Soldiers with a baseline in those four dimensions of strength and allows them to track their growth in these areas over time.

  • Commentary: Fort Jackson ready for CSF role

    Feb 12, 2010

    In case you haven't been following this story line, it's worth repeating. Fort Jackson is playing a major role in the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program with the opening of the Master Resilience Training school this spring.

  • Students collect for Haiti disaster

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When a massive earthquake devastated Haiti Jan. 12, emotional shock waves were felt across the world.

  • Peers remember passionate Soldier

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Family, friends and co-workers bid an emotional farewell to the late Capt. Tony Brannon during a memorial service Feb. 4 at the Post Theater.

  • Military Saves Week programs promote financial readiness

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Personal bankruptcies have doubled in the past decade, about 43 percent of American families spend more than they earn each year and the average American household carries $8,000 in credit card debt.

  • Marching on: Walk initiates post black history events

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Visitors to Fort Jackson last weekend may have noticed a group participating in what, from a distance, looked like a civil rights march. But the group of Fort Jackson Soldiers, civilian employees and family members gathered at the Solomon Center Feb. 6 were actually honoring Black History Month with the first of two scheduled events.

  • Housing draws praise at town hall

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Members of the Fort Jackson community met at the Solomon Center Tuesday for the installation's quarterly town hall meeting. As during recent meetings, on-post housing was the center of interest for many in attendance.

  • Covenant covers extended child care for Soldiers

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Capt. Cherby Allen, battalion logistics officer for Task Force Marshall, said she remembers the long hours she worked in 2008 as a company executive officer for the 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment.

  • AFAP conference raises issues

    Feb 11, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Immediately following a yearlong deployment in Iraq, Staff Sgt. Dionne Timaul, received orders to move to Fort Jackson. Once she arrived, Timaul said she was given very little time to settle her family and help them adjust to having "Mommy" back.

  • Program educates civilian leaders

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- While U.S. armed forces continue to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and help maintain peace around the globe, the nation's military civilian workforce is also growing rapidly.

  • First lieutenant goes to Washington

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When 104 high school students from across the country descend on Washington this March to participate in the U.S. Senate Youth Program, one Fort Jackson Soldier will be there to welcome them.

  • Company commander dies in car crash

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The Fort Jackson community will pay tribute to one of its Soldiers in a memorial service 9 a.m. today at the Post Theater. Capt. Tony Brannon, commander of Company E, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was killed Saturday night in a car accident.

  • Civilian leaves legacy of dedication, compassion

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- To his co-workers at the Network Enterprise Center (then the Directorate of Information Management), Donald Martin was known as a hardcore Tennessee Volunteers fan. His car was easily recognizable - it sported a Tennessee vanity plate on the front - and he routinely wore his school's color, orange.

  • BCT overhaul: Changes coming to Basic Combat Training

    Feb 4, 2010

    Basic Combat Training is getting ready for some major changes to reflect the modern battlefield, said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training.

  • Online tool assesses four dimensions of strength

    Jan 28, 2010

    For years, the Army has used a standardized test to evaluate Soldiers'; physical fitness. The newly designed Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program goes beyond that by implementing a method to evaluate the force's fitness in the areas of emotional, social, spiritual and family strength.

  • National Prayer Breakfast features Boone as speaker

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Chaplain (Col.) Samuel Boone, commandant of the United States Army Chaplain Center and School, will be the guest speaker for the Fort Jackson observance of the 2010 National Prayer Breakfast, scheduled for 7-8:30 a.m., Feb. 10, at the NCO Club.

  • MPs enforce cell phone ban on post

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- As more states are beginning to crack down on cell phone use and texting while driving, Fort Jackson officials want to remind everyone that using anything but a true hands-free device on post is against regulations.

  • Moving day: Ceremony marks completion of first homes

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- When Kristi Arnold moved to Fort Jackson in July 2005, she and her husband, Sgt. Nicholas Arnold, who is currently deployed to Iraq, decided to live on post - despite the fact that on-post family homes were not up to modern standards. Arnold said she never expected to experience the transformation of Fort Jackson's family housing area into a modern community.

  • Teen job fair set

    Jan 28, 2010

    ACS has set the date for its annual Teen Job Fair

  • Installation units exceed retention goal

    Jan 28, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, commanding general, recites the Oath of Reenlistment to 14 Fort Jackson Soldiers at the Commanding General's Retention Award Luncheon, Jan. 21 at the Officer's Club.

  • Crystal Clear: Birthday party yields lasting memories

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Around this time last year, I was still settling into my new life - and job - at Fort Jackson. And, four months into it, I was already taking maternity leave.

  • Haiti quake hits close to home

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Pvt. Laron Ellis said news of the earthquake in Haiti hit him particularly hard because his wife and several member of his immediate family were there for a funeral.

  • Civilian jobs safe after study nixed

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- About 300 Fort Jackson federal employees can exhale. Their jobs will stay in government hands for now, as a result of the Department of Defense's recent cancellation of various procurement studies.

  • Army extends Comprehensive Soldier Fitness to families

    Jan 27, 2010

    Resilience assessment and training is now available online for family members of Soldiers.

  • SSI school plays major role in GFEBS

    Jan 21, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson is a critical part of the Army's new and revolutionary Web-based business system called the General Fund Enterprise Business System. Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) Robert Hale visited Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute last week to get an update on GFEBS and see first-hand how the system operates.