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  • 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.

  • Honor Duty

    Sep 9, 2009

    The flag-draped coffin containing the body of Columbia native Spc. Abraham Wheeler is taken off a jet at Owens Airfield Sept. 3 by an honor guard from the 187th Ordnance Battalion. Wheeler died Aug. 28 in Afghanistan from combat-related injuries. He was assigned to Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • Combatives team gears up for all-Army contest

    Sep 9, 2009

    Staff Sgt. James Johnson was exhausted and dripping with sweat after a recent early-morning combatives training session that stretched for nearly three hours.

  • Blackmon: 'Never be complacent'

    Sep 9, 2009

    In the 27 years Command Sgt. Maj. Billy Blackmon has served, he has been assigned to Fort Benning, Ga.; Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Wackernheim, Germany. He has deployed to Panama. Blackmon said his most memorable experience in the Army is when he graduated from Ranger School.

  • CSA feedback helps improve services

    Sep 9, 2009

    Community members who live, work, train or participate in recreational activities on Fort Jackson now have an opportunity to provide detailed feedback about all of the installation's services with the Army's annual Customer Service Assessment.

  • Sustainment Moves to the Next Level: Rethinking our Life Cycle Focus

    Sep 8, 2009

    While these are demanding times for our Army, with more than 240,000 Soldiers executing missions in nearly 80 countries around the world, our path to restoring the Army's balance is clear.

  • Customer Service Corner

    Sep 4, 2009

    Survey allows customers to rate services.

  • SSI commander nominated to be brigadier general

    Sep 3, 2009

    Col. Mark McAlister, commander of the Soldier Support Institute, is among 39 colonels nominated by President Obama for promotion to brigadier general Friday.

  • BOSS celebrates 20 years of service

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Jackson's Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program celebrated its 20th anniversary in August. And, BOSS -- as the program is commonly called -- continues to be relevant for the post's community.

  • 'Mobile classroom' adds realism to fire prevention

    Sep 3, 2009

    The Fort Jackson Fire Department received a mobile Fire Safety House Monday that will be used to teach children how to react in case a fire or other emergency breaks out at home

  • Construction workers unearth WWII grenade

    Sep 2, 2009

    Construction workers sifting through rocks in a construction site Monday morning found something a lot more dangerous, post officials said.

  • Intervention: Activities to mark suicide prevention week

    Sep 2, 2009

    This upcoming week, Fort Jackson will participate in National Suicide Prevention Week activities. Fort Jackson will host events Sept. 6-10 to educate the community about suicide and to offer hope and support for preventing suicide.

  • Spouse goes from Soldier to scribe: Reservist uses childhood passion to help ease others' deplo

    Sep 2, 2009

    Like a large number of military spouses, Capt. Cursha Lunderman, a Reservist with the 208th Regional Support Group, found herself feeling miserable and alone when her husband deployed to Iraq. Being a new mother just added to her frustrations.

  • Post prime spot for cycling enthusiasts

    Sep 2, 2009

    Many cyclists seeking a refuge from the congested roadways of Columbia find Fort Jackson almost irresistibly alluring.

  • Leaders responsible for curbing suicide

    Sep 2, 2009

    With next week being National Suicide Prevention Week, I am counting on all members of the Fort Jackson community to give this campaign full support so that we can strengthen our awareness and related training.

  • Crespo: 'Army not just for show'

    Sep 2, 2009

    For more than a year now, Sgt. Rosangela Crespo - a Reservist on active duty - has worked as a human resource specialist for the 171st Infantry Brigade. Crespo said she has found the work rewarding, and she wants to stay on active duty.

  • Army Management Staff College opens registration for FY10 classes

    Sep 1, 2009

    Army and DOD employees, along with their military supervisors, can now sign up for a Fiscal Year 2010 Civilian Education System class at the Army Management Staff College.

  • Fort Jackson A to Z

    Aug 28, 2009

    Link to Fort Jackson A to Z Web site

  • Campaign plan a roadmap for the future

    Aug 27, 2009

    Some six months ago, the senior leaders on post put their heads together to outline all of the things we do here on Fort Jackson and figure out the best way to plot our course into the future.

  • Family Day kicks

    Aug 27, 2009

    Pvt. Brittany Nolen plays soccer with her friend Baleria Leon, who came to visit her on Family Day, Aug. 20. Nolen was assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment for Basic Combat Training. She graduated with her peers last week.

  • Evans:Aca,!E+'Live the Army values'

    Aug 27, 2009

    First Sgt. Ellsworth Evans said what he enjoys most about being in the Army is seeing the transformation new Soldiers make during Basic Combat Training.

  • Daily stressors take mom from unqualified to sharpshooter

    Aug 27, 2009

    I went to the range recently, and I was a steely-eyed killer. On a qualification course with targets popping up out of the ground, I shot 35 out of the 40 silhouettes that dared to challenge me.

  • Post recognized for fuel cell initiative

    Aug 27, 2009

    Fort Jackson, S.C., was recognized as a leader in green technology in the Midlands for the installation of hydrogen fuel cells as back-up power in three on-post facilities.

  • Get the motor running

    Aug 27, 2009

    Pfc. Jeremy Johnson, an Advanced Individual Training student in the 187th Ordnance Battalion's Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School, practices taking an engine out of a vehicle. Johnson and his fellow AIT Soldiers were learning to remove and reinstall the engines.

  • Fort Jackson's got talent

    Aug 27, 2009

    Marcus Lara and Jessica Doiron perform a duet of the country song "What Hurts the Most" at the BOSS talent show Friday at the NCO Club. BOSS, which stands for Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers, hosts the annual show as one of its numerous community events.

  • Fort Jackson women capture title

    Aug 27, 2009

    Paul Purser, a Moncrief Army Community Hospital Soldier, looked forward to joining his teammates on the Fort Jackson Knights softball team in defending their title.

  • Back at School

    Aug 27, 2009

    Evetta Johnson, a third-grade teacher at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School, helps Melissa Freitas, 8, pick out items from the lunch menu Aug. 20, the first day of school for Fort Jackson. Approximately 250 students attend C.C. Pinckney Elementary.

  • Post mourns death of BCT Soldier

    Aug 27, 2009

    Soldiers with Company F, 1st Battalion, 61st Infantry Regiment were joined by the Fort Jackson community Monday as they paid tribute to a fallen comrade.

  • School, housing top issues at town hall meeting

    Aug 27, 2009

    More than 100 community members attended a town hall meeting Tuesday at the Solomon Center, during which garrison officials gave updates on ongoing projects and answered audience questions.

  • CRYSTAL CLEAR: Friendship part of suicide prevention

    Aug 27, 2009

    About a month after my husband and I arrived at Fort Jackson, I got a phone call from one of my former co-workers.

  • Citizenship path ends at Fort Jackson

    Aug 27, 2009

    Jae Kim, a first lieutenant in the Army Reserve, prayed that he would become a U.S. citizen before he graduates this week from Fort Jackson's U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School.

  • Booster shot: Post officials update flu preparation plans

    Aug 27, 2009

    Fort Jackson leadership is ramping up its contingency plans in case a massive outbreak of H1N1 hits the post later this year.

  • 2-60th family fun

    Aug 20, 2009

    Issael Gil, 5, does a set of push-ups while his mother, Staff Sgt. Katherine Santana, looks on.

  • Assuming responsibility

    Aug 20, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Cheryl Greene accepts responsibility as 187th Ordnance Battalion command sergeant major from Lt. Col. Darrell Aubrey during a ceremony Aug.12.

  • BCT strengthens twins' fireproof bond

    Aug 20, 2009

    Growing up in a small town north of Chicago, brothers Brian and Corey Vaughn did nearly everything together.

  • Close combat training

    Aug 20, 2009

    Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment learn close combat moves Monday.

  • Educator outlines women's progress

    Aug 20, 2009

    Dreher High School principal Jeanne Stiglbauer celebrated the achievements of women with Fort Jackson leadership at the post's annual Women's Equality Day luncheon. The Columbia educator also called for women to push for more progress.

  • Gymnast-turned-Soldier carries comrades to safety

    Aug 20, 2009

    Retired Master Sgt. John Baker Jr., Medal of Honor recipient, embodies the Soldiers Creed: Never accept defeat, never quit, never leave a fallen comrade.

  • Johnson: 'Always try to improve'

    Aug 20, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Johnson said he has met some memorable people in his 11 years in the Army, but none of them as memorable as his first squad leader.

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