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  • Spouses reap benefits of hiring policy

    Nov 12, 2009

    During a period of high unemployment, many people are looking for any possible advantage during their job hunts. Thanks to a new executive order, military spouses may have just a little more leverage during their federal job searches.

  • Soldiers return from deployment

    Nov 12, 2009

    For the past year, Spc. Teresa House has been assigned to Camp Shelby, Miss., and Fort Bragg, N.C. to train deploying Soldiers. Saturday, House was reunited with her family, including 17-month-old son Zachary, during a ceremony for members of the 2nd Battalion, 345th Combat Support Regiment.

  • Soldiers honor veterans

    Nov 12, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Staff Sgt. John Canter, Installation Chaplain's Office, and Staff Sgt. Stacey Howell, Garrison Headquarters, place a flag and flagpole along the entrance of the Fort Jackson National Cemetery Tuesday. The Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program and the 17th Military Police Detachment teamed up to place flags in honor of Veterans Day.

  • Post mourns retired NCO

    Nov 12, 2009

    Members of the Fort Jackson community said goodbye Tuesday to a man known to many as a friend and mentor.

  • Hodges: 'Always excel'

    Nov 12, 2009

    Several years ago when he was assigned to Fort Lewis, Wash., 1st Sgt. Shawn Hodges could not resist the trails and mountains that surrounded the installation. So, he took up hiking.

  • Getting reel: Theater reopens with free screening

    Nov 12, 2009

    Like a faded movie star making a spectacular comeback, the Fort Jackson Theater is reopening this weekend after undergoing an extensive interior renovation.

  • Fort Jackson honors Native Americans

    Nov 12, 2009

    Fort Jackson will host three days of activities next week in honor of Native American Heritage Month.

  • Fort Jackson graduation a first for Navy chaplains

    Nov 12, 2009

    After 12 weeks of training, 28 Navy chaplains graduated from the first chaplain basic course at the new Naval Chaplaincy School and Center on Fort Jackson Friday.

  • Cheers! Police train in sobriety testing

    Nov 12, 2009

    Getting drunk while on duty is usually asking for trouble. But for several Soldiers who volunteered for a special assignment, it was all for a good cause.

  • Traffic delays expected on Sumter Ave.

    Nov 6, 2009

    Expect traffic delays on Sumter Ave. as construction crews will begin curb replacement for a resurfacing project.

  • Open season: Health care premiums on the rise

    Nov 5, 2009

    As the 2010 benefits' enrollment season starts Nov. 9, federal civilian employees -- like most workers -- will face another year of health plan premium hikes.

  • Crystal Clear: Mom not getting older, just wiser

    Nov 5, 2009

    I never worried much about getting old. Despite the stereotype that women constantly worry about their ages - and subsequently began lying about it - even as I neared my 30th birthday, I never gave a thought that I was old.

  • Guest speaker series resumes

    Nov 5, 2009

    Fort Jackson will resume its leadership and training guest speaker program today with a presentation by retired Lt. Gen. James Campbell, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the NCO Club.

  • Green: Focus on serving

    Nov 5, 2009

    After more than two decades in the Army, Master Sgt. Keith Green still hasn't had enough.

  • Seasonal and H1N1 flu updates

    Nov 5, 2009

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital has minimal remaining stock of seasonal flu shot available for adults, hospital officials said earlier this week. There is a nationwide shortage of seasonal flu vaccine.

  • CID puts stopper on financial crime

    Nov 5, 2009

    A Soldier makes a permanent change of station move and claims more for expenses than he is allowed. A civilian employee feeds confidential information to a contractor during bidding for a construction project. A senior noncommissioned uses a government purchase card to buy personal items. Unfortunately, those scenarios commonly happen in real life throughout the military.

  • Bull's-eye: Mental approach hits the mark

    Nov 5, 2009

    Staff Sgt. John Hawes and Sgt. 1st Class Terry Blogg, both from Company B, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, took more than their weapons to the Ninth Annual International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. last month.

  • 'The epitome of a leader': Soldier recalls battle that killed Medal of Honor recipient

    Nov 5, 2009

    John Hawes remembers with vivid clarity the hail of gunfire and rocket propelled grenades that rained down on his position on a ridgeline in Gowardesh, Nuristan Province, in northeastern Afghanistan.

  • 2010 Holiday Block Leave Travel Information

    Nov 2, 2009

    An open letter to family members outlining Holiday Block Leave travel arrangements.

  • Text u L8er: MPs crack down on cell phone users

    Oct 28, 2009

    If you think you need to answer your cell phone or reply to that text while you are driving on Fort Jackson, you better think again.

  • Team effort

    Oct 28, 2009

    Soldiers with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, scale one of the wall obstacles at the Confidence Course.

  • Pry: Don't quit, keep going

    Oct 28, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Pry is a self-described "family man." Pry, who has been in the Army for 18 years, wants to have at least 20 years under his belt before retiring from the Army.

  • Mobile USO on post for Family Day, graduation

    Oct 28, 2009

    The Mobile USO will be on post this week during the 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment's graduation activities. The mobile unit will be at Hilton Field all day Thursday and through graduation on Friday. They also will be in the lower parking lot of the Solomon Center from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Friday. The Mobile USO is open to all Soldiers, family members and civilians, and includes refreshments, internet and gaming stations, satellite TV and various other activities. Visit http://www.uso.org/whatwedo/usoprograms/mobileusoprogram/ for information.

  • MACH stops enrollment for families

    Oct 28, 2009

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital leaders have taken action to resolve a provider shortage in hopes of improving the level of medical care received by Soldiers and their families, officials said recently.

  • Employees earn post's first black belts

    Oct 28, 2009

    Three Fort Jackson employees have earned black belt certification via the Lean Six Sigma training program. In addition, a fourth will be recognized for earning the prestigious credential next quarter.

  • Elite golf course a breeze for Soldiers

    Oct 28, 2009

    A two-man golf team from Fort Jackson recently worked their way to a second place win at the 2nd Annual Carolinas PGA Golf League Championship at Tobacco Road Golf Club.

  • Drill sergeant saves Soldier's life

    Oct 28, 2009

    A drill sergeant was recently recognized after using the skills she learned in a Combat Lifesaver Course to save the life of a Soldier who stopped breathing during a training exercise.

  • Post 9/11 GI Bill: eligibility, entitlements, applying

    Oct 28, 2009

    BAMBERG, Germany - Learn how to apply for the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Understand your eligibility, entitlements.

  • McAlister promoted to flag officer

    Oct 22, 2009

    Mark McAlister, commander of the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, was promoted to brigadier general during an Oct. 16 ceremony.

  • Guests of honor

    Oct 22, 2009

    Soldiers with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment enjoy a lighter moment with one of the World War II veterans on post as part of an Honor Flight tour earlier this week.

  • Community called to action on domestic violence

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Jackson Soldiers, family members and civilians gathered Saturday to take a stand against domestic violence. The post's sixth annual Domestic Violence Awareness Rally started with a march led by the Columbia High School band and concluded with a ceremony at the Solomon Center

  • 'Pathway to graduation' takes shape

    Oct 22, 2009

    Visitors entering Fort Jackson through Gate 4 are now welcomed by a new sign placed in front of a row of Palmetto trees. The sign was dedicated in a ceremony Oct. 15 and is part of the initiative "pathway to graduation," which aims to make graduation a more pleasant experience for visitors from across the country.

  • Thibeault: 'attitude of integrity'

    Oct 22, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Louis Thibeault takes pride in being a family man and a Soldier.

  • Post H1N1 vaccine delivery delayed

    Oct 22, 2009

    Fort Jackson likely won't get its allotment of H1N1 vaccine until mid-December, though officials still hope to vaccinate Soldiers before they leave for holiday block leave.

  • Mom seeks balance in fashion, motherhood

    Oct 22, 2009

    Earlier this week, I got the opportunity to meet with Sue Hertling, wife of the first head of Initial Military Training, as part of a Family Readiness Group roundtable discussion.

  • Great taste, celebrity draws crowd to annual Food Expo

    Oct 22, 2009

    Good food and a visit by NFL Hall-of-Famer Franco Harris made for a successful fourth-annual Food Expo, organizers and participants said Tuesday.

  • Gamecocks support wounded warriors

    Oct 22, 2009

    The University of South Carolina football team will honor wounded warriors during the Nov. 14 game against the University of Florida at Williams Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks have teamed up with the Wounded Warrior Project and Under Armor to wear special uniforms during the game.

  • Unit copes with loss of second Soldier

    Oct 15, 2009

    Pfc. Jamal Britt's unit misses him. "The unit, Charlie Company, definitely has felt the impact of the loss. He was well-liked. He was a leader in the unit," said Chaplain (Capt.) Todd Morrison of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade.

  • Soldiers may not need to repay tuition

    Oct 15, 2009

    A Soldier who needs to withdraw from a college course might not have to repay tuition assistance if the withdrawal was for military-related reasons, thanks to a new system.

  • 3-D model expands training possibilities

    Oct 15, 2009

    A new high-tech solid terrain model to be located in the Emergency Operations Center will help Fort Jackson's leaders make better decisions and plan for emergencies.

  • Fort Jackson team runs the extra mile

    Oct 15, 2009

    Twenty-two Fort Jackson Soldiers headed to Washington recently for the 25th Army Ten-Miler. The Soldiers represented many different units across the installation and were organized into three different teams for the race. The teams were sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Fort Jackson takes 'action' against sexual assault

    Oct 15, 2009

    Some of Fort Jackson's Soldiers got the chance last week to test their acting skills. But their film will be aimed at education, not entertainment.

  • Domestic violence more than physical

    Oct 15, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community will recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a rally at the Solomon Center Saturday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Sabrina Madden, lead victim advocate with the Family Advocacy Program, said the rally is meant to educate the community and demonstrate unity in the fight against domestic violence.

  • Brittain: 'Always set goals'

    Oct 15, 2009

    In his nearly 20 years of Army service, 1st Sgt. Rick Brittain has been stationed in Korea; Fort Carson, Colo., Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Drum, N.Y.; and Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • 'Natural leader': Unit pays respects to Pfc. Britt

    Oct 15, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Brigade gathered at Fort Jackson's Bayonet Chapel Tuesday afternoon to reflect on a faithful comrade who was an inspiration to many of them.

  • Post gets proactive with flu meetings

    Oct 8, 2009

    Get immunized, practice good hygiene and stay home if you're experiencing flu-like symptoms.

  • Post fights flu with prevention, education

    Oct 8, 2009

    Health officials are urging everyone to get vaccinated against both the seasonal and H1N1 strains of the influenza virus.

  • Mom decides to give flu vaccine a shot

    Oct 8, 2009

    I have always been a skeptic. And when I first heard about the new H1N1 vaccine, my skepticism kicked into high gear.

  • IT organization changes affiliation, name

    Oct 8, 2009

    As of Oct. 1, Fort Jackson no longer has a Directorate of Information Management. Instead, DOIM is now known as the U.S. Army Signal Network Enterprise Center, or NEC.

  • German fest gets fiery flair

    Oct 8, 2009

    Saturday, Isabel Cardwell was awakened by the smell of smoke and the blaring of a fire alarm. The 5-year-old expertly rolled out of bed, making sure to crawl low to avoid the smoke.

  • T-shirt logo aimed at increasing domestic violence awareness

    Oct 8, 2009

    Colin Henderson regularly creates designs in his job as business manager and lead designer at Fort Jackson's Firehouse Productions.

  • Celebration highlights Hispanic culture

    Oct 8, 2009

    Puerto Rican-born Manuel Gaetan-Rivera encouraged his fellow Hispanics to honor their culture and embrace the one that surrounds them. Gaetan-Rivera, a board member of the S.C. Hispanic Leadership Council and retired president-emeritus of the Bobbin Group, was the guest speaker for the 2009 Fort Jackson Hispanic Heritage Celebration event.

  • NCO: 'Learn from your experiences'

    Oct 8, 2009

    In the 14 years Sgt. 1st Class Scott McClellan has served, he has been assigned to Fort Campbell, Ky.; Camp Casey, Korea; Hohenfels, Germany and Fort Lewis, Wash. He has also been deployed twice to Iraq. McClellan said his most memorable experience in the Army was when he was assigned to Fort Lewis.

  • Garrison recognizes top employees

    Oct 2, 2009

    Eight civilian employees were recognized by Col. Lillian Dixon, garrison commander, during Fort Jackson's Employee of the Month ceremony at the Solomon Center Tuesday.

  • H1N1: Facts & Acts

    Oct 1, 2009

  • H1N1 a factor in Soldier's death

    Oct 1, 2009

    Autopsy results have concluded that the recent death of a Fort Jackson, S.C., Basic Combat Training Soldier was caused by pneumonia due to the H1N1 flu.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Oct 1, 2009

  • Portal opens new lines of collaboration

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Jackson has a new tool that allows the easy sharing of knowledge and information. That tool, Sharepoint, is just a mouse click away.

  • On the ropes

    Oct 1, 2009

    Pvt. Romeo Hilgart, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, negotiates the one-rope bridge obstacle Monday. The rope bridge is one of several obstacles that are part of Victory Tower, which is designed to instill confidence in Soldiers early in their Basic Combat Training cycle.

  • NCO driven by desire to excel

    Oct 1, 2009

    In the eight years Staff Sgt. David Townsend has served, he has been stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., and Naples, Italy. He has also been deployed to Iraq.

  • Luncheon set to bring Hispanic culture to Fort Jackson

    Oct 1, 2009

    Through music, dance, food and reflection, Fort Jackson will observe Hispanic Heritage Month with a luncheon Oct. 6.

  • In their sights

    Oct 1, 2009

    Soldiers with Company B, 1st Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment take aim during basic rifle marksmanship training Sept. 28.

  • First new homes ready in December

    Oct 1, 2009

    One year after the groundbreaking ceremony for new housing on Fort Jackson, the first group of new homes will be completed in December. A ribbon-cutting ceremony, tentatively scheduled for Dec. 3, will mark the completion of some homes for junior enlisted Soldiers and their families, said Emma Watson, Residential Communities Initiatives director.

  • Annual mud race strengthens camaraderie

    Oct 1, 2009

    A few months ago I was asked by one of the company commanders in my battalion to be on his team for this year's Marine Corps Mud Run. The Mud Run is an annual event held at McCrady Training Center pretty much sums up the event.

  • Chairman of the board

    Oct 1, 2009

    Karl Schmitt, 17, practices skateboard tricks at Wildcat Skate Park Tuesday. The park is located behind the NCO Club and is open to ID card holders and their guests daily from dusk until dawn. It offers a variety of grind rails, grind boxes and other obstacles.

  • 'Big world, small Army'

    Sep 30, 2009

    The last time Staff Sgt. Corey Adams saw interpreter Mahamed Rashim, the Iraqi was being rushed into surgery after having been shot in the chest during an ambush just south of Baghdad in 2003.

  • SRT: cream of the cops

    Sep 24, 2009

    The day started with a physical fitness test at the break of dawn, which was followed up with a grueling run made no easier by all the equipment that needed to be carried.

  • Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 100 Muslim Soldiers gathered at the Joe E. Mann Center Sunday to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

  • Crystal Clear: Out of sight, out of mind' Not for mom

    Sep 24, 2009

    Earlier this month, my husband and I went on a cruise. It was four days of baby-free fun and sun, with a little stop in Mexico. We had nothing to do but eat, sleep and be responsibility free for four whole days.

  • Mom, son complete BCT family tree

    Sep 24, 2009

    Two Soldiers from Florida have made Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson a family affair.

  • MACHAca,!E+announces seasonal flu vaccination schedule

    Sep 24, 2009

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital has announced its dates and times for the 2009-2010 seasonal flu vaccination drive.

  • Hernandez: 'Take initiative'

    Sep 24, 2009

    Sgt. Basilio Hernandez said his most memorable Army experience was when he came back from his first Iraq deployment.

  • Fort Jackson launches season of giving

    Sep 24, 2009

    Many members of the Fort Jackson military and civilian workforce have stepped forward to support the post's Combined Federal Campaign, which officially got under way Sept. 16.

  • Down and dirty: Thousands participate in mud run

    Sep 24, 2009

    On Saturday, people from all over the state and beyond spent the better part of the day jumping through mud puddles, sliding down muddy hills and throwing mud pies.

  • Congregation moves to 'next' home

    Sep 24, 2009

    After three years of worshipping at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, Chapel Next has found a new home at Bayonet Chapel. The contemporary Christian congregation celebrated its first service there Sunday in front of a packed house.

  • Army's top NCO visits Fort Jackson, talks about leadership, transformation

    Sep 23, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer said Soldiers' "dwell time" between combat deployments is increasing as the Army begins its most in-depth transformation since World War II.

  • First female commandant takes reins at Drill Sergeant School

    Sep 23, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King made it clear that even though she just made history Tuesday, she was more concerned with the immediate future.

  • Gerety takes over "Wildcat" lair during ceremony

    Sep 21, 2009

    FORT JACKSON, S.C., -- The Wildcats of the 81st Regional Support Command have a new commanding general after a change of command ceremony held Sept. 20 here. Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety took over the Army Reserve's regional command that provides base operations support for a nine-state region, commands three Army bands and a headquarters dominated by civilians ranging from lawyers, engineers, human resources and logistical specialists.

  • Commanding General addresses flu concerns

    Sep 18, 2009

    An open letter from the Commanding General to the Fort Jackson community

  • Drill Sergeant School commandant set to leave after historic tenure, new commandant to also make his

    Sep 16, 2009

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Newsome entered the Army in 1980, he did not realize that he would end up making history.

  • Painful loss: Battalion mourns death of BCT Soldier

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community mourned the loss of one of its Soldiers during a memorial service Monday at the Solomon Center. Spc. Christopher Hogg, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment died Sept. 10 after being hospitalized for one week at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital with pneumonia.

  • Chaplain assistants turning 100

    Sep 16, 2009

    On any given Sunday, Fort Jackson hosts 36 worship services to allow Soldiers from different religions and denominations to practice their faith. Whereas chaplains are in the forefront during the services, those who prepare the events work mostly behind the scenes.

  • Top enlisted Soldier scheduled to visit

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer is visiting Fort Jackson next week to visit with Soldiers and give his thoughts about critical issues currently facing the Army.

  • Soldiers paint positive image of Army

    Sep 16, 2009

    Fifty Soldiers with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment took a break recently from training new Soldiers on proper marksmanship techniques to do some training on proper painting techniques.

  • Post internet, phone services to receive upgrade

    Sep 16, 2009

    Internet and telephone connectivity at more than 100 buildings on Fort Jackson will be upgraded in the next three years.

  • Pledge of support

    Sep 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, Fort Jackson commanding general, fills out his pledge card for the Combined Federal Campaign in his office Friday. The campaign collects donations from service members and federal employees and runs through Dec. 31.

  • New site prepares interpreters for BCT

    Sep 16, 2009

    A new initiative gives Soldiers aiming to be interpreters/translators a head start on learning military skills before they arrive at Basic Combat Training.

  • New rule clears path to federal jobs for spouses

    Sep 16, 2009

    A new rule took effect Friday that allows qualified military spouses to be hired for federal jobs non-competitively.

  • Never forget

    Sep 16, 2009

    Soldiers with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) unveil a monument commemorating the 9/11 attacks during the battalion's Patriot's Day ceremony Sept. 11. The ceremony included a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

  • MPs show off their skills in Army-wide competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    A group of Soldiers from Fort Jackson's 17th Military Police Detachment is hoping a lot of hard training will pay off at this week's 68th Warfighter Team Competition.

  • Dudzienski: 'Find a good mentor'

    Sep 16, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Dudzienski has played music since he was a fifth-grader, and now after eight years of being a percussionist in the Army, he will take on a new role in civil affairs in January.

  • Concerts deliver spiritual message

    Sep 16, 2009

    More than 4,000 Soldiers packed the Solomon Center Sunday for the last event in this year's summer concert series, featuring Christian artist Bethany Dillon.

  • Chaplains answer call to serve Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    I am hard pressed to find the right words to describe the Army chaplaincy without repeating accolades that undoubtedly have been voiced many times in the last couple of hundred years of the Army Chaplain Corps' existence.

  • Commanding General's open letter to families of BCT Soldiers addressing flu concerns

    Sep 14, 2009

    Fort Jackson's commanding general address flu concerns.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • Remembrance: Chaplain recalls 9/11 attack on Pentagon

    Sep 9, 2009

    Pentagon Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Henry Haynes had just come out of a meeting and was on his way back to his office when he heard the news: A plane had hit one of the World Trade Center towers in New York.

  • SSI NCOs donate time, money to VA

    Sep 9, 2009

    Non-commissioned officers from Fort Jackson's Soldier Support Institute recently donated $3,000 to the Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

  • Soldiers inducted into NCO Corps

    Sep 9, 2009

    Seven Soldiers with the 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment were officially inducted into the Noncommissioned Officer Corps in a ceremony Sept. 3 at Daniel Circle Chapel.

  • Program helps children stay positive

    Sep 9, 2009

    Now in its third year, the Child and Youth Behavioral Program is making positive strides within Fort Jackson's youth services offerings.

  • Office mishap unlocks some 'me' time

    Sep 9, 2009

    Wednesday is the busiest day for those of us who work at the Leader. It is production day - the day we actually send the newspaper to our publisher, and the last day to make sure everything is just how we want it to be printed.

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