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  • TRADOC welcomes new commanding general

    Mar 18, 2014

    Gen. David Perkins assumed command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from Gen. Robert Cone, during a change-of-command ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., March 14, 2014.

  • IMCOM announces April 8 change of command

    Mar 18, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (March 7, 2014) - Lt. Gen. David Halverson assumes command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command April 8 during a 10 a.m. ceremony on MacArthur Parade Field, Joint Base San Antonio -- Fort Sam Houston.

  • Housing mayors work to improve quality of life for post residents

    Mar 13, 2014

    Fort Jackson's housing program is always looking for a few good mayors. The program relies on a staff of 16 volunteers, who represent eight districts of post housing. Each district gets two mayors, but, at the moment, seven of those districts have vacancies.

  • Fort Jackson schools not required to make up snow days

    Mar 13, 2014

    Fort Jackson schools will not be required to make up days missed because of inclement weather earlier in the year.

  • Fort Jackson TRICARE service center to close

    Mar 13, 2014

    Walk-in service at the Moncrief Army Community Hospital TRICARE Service Center, or TSC, will no longer be available as of April 1, 2014.

  • Fort Jackson hosts criterium race

    Mar 13, 2014

    Fort Jackson hosted a criterium bicycling event that drew about 50 racers to Hilton Field March 9, 2014.

  • MACH schedules events to raise brain injury awareness

    Mar 13, 2014

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital's Victory Care Clinic will host several events in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month.

  • Thousands of Field Artillery officer jobs open to women

    Mar 12, 2014

    The Army has opened about 3,600 Field Artillery officer positions to women.

  • Soldiers could impact direction of America -- by voting

    Mar 11, 2014

    The 2014 mid-term election season has already started and will continue until Sept. 16, 2014. Although Nov. 4 is election day, mid-September is the deadline for requesting absentee ballots.

  • Army developing new training opportunities for civilians

    Mar 11, 2014

    Army civilians seeking leadership opportunities now have a more effective roadmap for advancements and new assignments.

  • 'Marginal price increases' possible at commissaries

    Mar 6, 2014

    A trimmer proposed fiscal 2015 Department of Defense budget could lead to higher grocery prices at some nearly 180 commissaries throughout the continental United States according to DoD officials.

  • Soldiers helping Soldiers -- Fort Jackson launches AER campaign

    Mar 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson started its Army Emergency Relief campaign Feb. 28 with a luncheon at the NCO Club.

  • Seminar urges vigilance in preventing identity theft

    Mar 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson Army Community Services hosted a seminar on how to prevent identity theft March 3 at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Reading prize patrol surprises students

    Mar 6, 2014

    Ten C.C. Pinckney Elementary School students received a surprise visit from the Pinckney Reading Prize Patrol Feb. 27.

  • Biologists band rare bird on Fort Jackson

    Mar 6, 2014

    On March 1, Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Branch civilian volunteer Sam DeMent and DPW Wildlife biologist Stanley Rikard banded two Loggerhead shrikes on Fort Jackson.

  • AG students conquer Victory Tower

    Mar 6, 2014

    Students with the Adjutant General School's Basic Officer Training Division conducted training on Fort Jackson's Victory Tower Feb. 21.

  • Leading from Experience

    Mar 4, 2014

  • Army Safe Spring Campaign now live online

    Mar 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the annual Army Safe Spring Campaign online March 1, providing leaders and Soldiers easy access to seasonal safety materials.

  • Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems

    Feb 28, 2014

    Baby your brain: Know the signs of TBI, get plenty of rest and keep an eye out for vision problems.

  • Releasing personnel information on Soldiers might violate federal law

    Feb 28, 2014

    Releasing unauthorized portions of Soldiers' personnel records is a violation of federal law and could result in fines and/or prison sentences.

  • Adequate sleep brings benefits for a lifetime

    Feb 28, 2014

    Vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function optimally. Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous to mental and physical health.

  • Fort Jackson DCO retires after 41 years of service

    Feb 27, 2014

    Fort Jackson's deputy commander retired last week after 41 years of military service that included time as both an enlisted Soldier and officer.

  • Fort Jackson schools pick teachers of the year

    Feb 27, 2014

    The two Fort Jackson schools have selected their 2014-2015 teachers of the year. Amy Henderson, second grade teacher at Pierce Terrace Elementary School, and Wilhemina McKinney, a sixth grade teacher at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School, were selected for the coming school year's honors.

  • Soldier headed to 3-Gun Nation

    Feb 27, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Sergio Hernandez, of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, is competing Saturday in Clinton, S.C., in the Southeast Regional Championship for 3-Gun Nation. As the name suggests, competitors in 3-Gun contests use a trio of weapons: A modern sporting rifle on an AR-platform, a handgun, and a shotgun at different stages in the event. Competitors engage a variety of targets from different shooting positions.

  • Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

    Feb 24, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command mapped out the Army's path forward for attendees of the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., as he spoke on Force 2025, Feb. 20, 2014.

  • Fort Jackson welcomes new command sergeant major

    Feb 24, 2014

    Post Command Sgt. Maj. William (Dan) Hain was welcomed by the Fort Jackson community Feb. 7 during a change of responsibility ceremony held at Post Headquarters.

  • MACH NCO receives Soldier's Medal

    Feb 24, 2014

    The Fort Jackson commanding general presented the Soldier's Medal for heroism -- the highest medal awarded in peace time -- to a noncommissioned officer from Moncrief Army Community Hospital Jan. 31 at the Officers' Club.

  • Archaeologists uncovering thousands of years of history

    Feb 24, 2014

    Archaeologists are excavating a site in the northeast corner of Fort Jackson that was once the location of a home, probably a farmhouse.

  • Fort Jackson Military Saves Week events on tap

    Feb 24, 2014

    As part of Military Saves Week, the Fort Jackson Financial Readiness Program will sponsor a number of events.

  • Winter storm shuts down post again

    Feb 24, 2014

    For the second time in three weeks, Fort Jackson was hit by a winter storm that forced the post to cease normal operations.

  • President announces 24 veterans to receive Medals of Honor

    Feb 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama announced Feb. 21, 2014, that he will award the Medal of Honor to 24 veterans during a March 18, 2014, ceremony at the White House.

  • The family challenge -- Battalion launches program to prepare families for military life

    Feb 21, 2014

    The families of Soldiers taking part in Basic Combat Training with the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, now have access to a course titled, "Basic Training for Families." The course connects spouses and family members with Soldiers in BCT through the Army Family Team Building initiative.

  • Winners in 2013 Army Digital Photo Contest Announced

    Feb 11, 2014

    The Army recognized the artistic eye of enlisted Soldiers, commissioned officers and civilians alike for their simple and true captures of garrison life around the world in the 2013 Army Digital Photography Contest.

  • UPDATED: Fort Jackson reopens at noon on Friday

    Feb 11, 2014

    Fort Jackson will resume normal operations at noon on Feb. 14.

  • 2-60 Graduation canceled due to weather

    Feb 11, 2014

    The winter storm impacting the region has forced the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment to cancel graduation.

  • A military career in focus -- Fort Jackson CSM retires

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson looks back at his career. Benson is scheduled to retire Feb. 7.

  • Operation Green Dragon -- Training exercise readies officials for anthrax attack

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson emergency managers conduct an exercise to practice the installation's response in case of an anthrax attack.

  • 'We're not alone' -- CSF2 offers resiliency course to spouses

    Feb 6, 2014

    Spouses on Fort Jackson take place in a three-day Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program course.

  • Fort Jackson conducts Facebook town hall meeting

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Jackson community members had the chance to communicate with representatives from various organizations Tuesday at the garrison's second town hall meeting on Facebook.

  • Chaplains host prayer breakfast

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Fort Jackson community gathered Tuesday morning to observe the National Prayer Breakfast at the NCO Club.

  • MACH inducts noncommissioned officers

    Feb 6, 2014

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital noncommissioned officers welcomed 17 new NCOs to its ranks Jan. 24 at the Joe E. Mann Center.

  • Loose change worth a fortune at Penny Carnival

    Feb 6, 2014

    Child, Youth and School Services hosted its annual Penny Carnival Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Workshops teach skills to enhance employability

    Feb 6, 2014

    Employability skills are the traits and talents that make you an attractive candidate for a job. Improving your employability skills through education, training and practical applications can give you an edge in the job market.

  • 2-13 Family Day moved indoors

    Feb 4, 2014

    The Family Day Ceremonies for 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment on Wednesday, Feb. 5, have been moved indoors to the Solomon Center due to inclement weather.

  • ACS schedules workshops for teen summer employment

    Jan 31, 2014

    Employment opportunities for teenagers are available on Fort Jackson and in the surrounding areas this summer for diligent and persistent job seekers.

  • Snow Day -- Fort Jackson shuts down in wake of Southern storm

    Jan 30, 2014

    Fort Jackson shuts down after winter storm hits South Carolina.

  • Event recognizes CFC givers

    Jan 30, 2014

    Federal employees and service members from around the Midlands gathered last week at the Officers' Club to recognize the contributions to the region's Combined Federal Campaign.

  • DENTAC Soldier finishes Air Assault School

    Jan 30, 2014

    A Fort Jackson dental technician graduated with honors Jan. 17 from the Air Assault School at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • An eye on ammo

    Jan 30, 2014

    Quality assurance specialists make sure Soldiers' ammunition needs are safely met.

  • Event honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    Jan 30, 2014

    The Fort Jackson community celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in an event at the Solomon Center Jan. 24.

  • UPDATE: Fort Jackson to reopen Thursday

    Jan 28, 2014

    Fort Jackson personnel should report to work no later than 8:30 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 30. Key and Essential personnel should report at normal times. Fort Jackson's DoDEA schools will operate on a normal schedule.

  • Fort Jackson Housing Division wins two national awards

    Jan 17, 2014

    Fort Jackson's Housing Division, Directorate of Public Works, has been honored for its work in 2013 by the Professional Housing Management Association.

  • Job fair scheduled for Feb. 11

    Jan 17, 2014

    Are you looking for a job? Are you sending out numerous resumes and not getting invited for an interview? Did you know that networking is one of the fastest ways to land a job? Approximately 75 percent of jobs are found through personal contacts instead of responding to classified ads or posting resumes on the Internet.

  • A year of 5K races kicks off this weekend

    Jan 17, 2014

    Fort Jackson has scheduled a year's worth of 5K races to help you get fit -- and stay fit -- in 2014.

  • Recruiting force remains unchanged, despite shrinking goals

    Jan 16, 2014

    Military budgets have declined, the U.S. military is preparing to pull out of Afghanistan, and the Army is drawing down its force.

  • ACAP: Think outside the box

    Jan 16, 2014

    Do you have tunnel vision when it comes to thinking about what jobs you could do when you transition out of the military? If you do, you're not alone.

  • Tuition assistance policy revamped for fiscal 2014

    Jan 16, 2014

    Soldiers must now have one year of service following graduation from Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to be eligible for tuition assistance (TA).

  • 'Ohana Heroes Project' studies deployment's impact on families

    Jan 15, 2014

    A Department of Defense-funded research project is investigating the effects of military deployment on families.

  • Sexual Harassment/Assault & Response Hotline

    Dec 20, 2013

    DOD Safe Help Line 1-877-995-5247 Fort Jackson 24/7 Hotline 803-543-3085

  • Drill sergeants help Soldiers prepare for personal leave

    Dec 19, 2013

    Are you prepared for Victory Block Leave? The U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School took no chances last week, inspecting dozens of vehicles belonging to Soldiers before they were allowed to leave post for the holidays.

  • Safety briefings prepare Soldiers for leave

    Dec 19, 2013

    More than 7,000 Soldiers filled the Solomon Center for four sessions of the Victory Block Leave consolidated safety briefings Dec. 7 and 8. The Fort Jackson Safety Center facilitated delivery of several subject matter experts' presentations.

  • Wreaths across America

    Dec 19, 2013

    Col. Stephen Yackley, Fort Jackson deputy commanding officer, and Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Benson, Fort Jackson installation command sergeant major, lead a team of Fort Jackson Soldiers in saluting the Army memorial wreath during the Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The ceremony and wreath-laying were part of an annual event held nationwide to remember veterans during the holiday season.

  • Fort Jackson entertains Soldiers with some seasonal sounds

    Dec 19, 2013

    The 282nd Army Band entertains Soldiers and civilian guests during its annual holiday concert Sunday at the Solomon Center.

  • MEDDAC wins 2013 Commander's Cup

    Dec 19, 2013

    When the proverbial dust had settled Friday at the Solomon Center, MEDDAC had won this year's coveted Commander's Cup.

  • New policy gives sergeants direct access to AER

    Dec 17, 2013

    Army Emergency Relief announced that beginning Jan. 1, 2014, all sergeants and above can submit requests for financial assistance directly to their installation AER office.

  • Fort Jackson helps ill 7-year-old boy become Soldier for day

    Dec 12, 2013

    Richard Culliver, a 7-year-old boy battling an inoperable brain tumor, took his place on Hilton Field with the rest of the Army's new Soldiers during last week's regular graduation ceremony.

  • SSI honors staff and 'game changers'

    Dec 12, 2013

    The Soldier Support Institute recognized staff members last week for their contributions toward completing the organization's various training missions throughout 2013. Select people were recognized for their contributions during the fourth quarter of the year, with others singled out for U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command "Game Changer" status.

  • Happy Holidays

    Dec 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson kicks off the holidays with tree, menorah lighting ceremony.

  • Chief of Staff, Army recognized as Distinguished American by National Football Foundation.

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Holiday Gate Hours

    Dec 5, 2013

    Fort Jackson Holiday Gate Hours

  • Post, USC collaborate on environmental management class

    Dec 5, 2013

    How does a military installation achieve its mission without having an adverse impact on the environment?

  • Holiday meals teach new traditions

    Dec 5, 2013

    More than 12,000 people feasted at Fort Jackson dining facilities during the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • SMA talks policy, Army future with Old Guard

    Dec 4, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III, and his wife, Jeanne, visited with service members, Department of Defense civilians and families on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Dec. 3, 2013.

  • CG's Holiday Message

    Dec 4, 2013

    Fort Jackson's Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker, sends out wishes for a happy and safe holiday season to all of the Fort Jackson family.

  • Hometown News service shares military accomplishments globally

    Dec 4, 2013

    For many people, the interesting life stories are those about someone else. Oftentimes they don't realize that to others, they are the someone else.

  • Tuition assistance changes to take effect for 2014

    Dec 4, 2013

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, there will be a cap on the number of semester hours that can be taken using Tuition Assistance, and tighter TA eligibility rules.

  • Points change for Soldiers seeking NCO status

    Dec 3, 2013

    Soldiers competing for sergeant in January will no longer have 16 promotion points available to them for completing the online "Structured Self-Development I" course.

  • 70K veterans still have chance to gain 'retiree' status

    Dec 3, 2013

    About 70,000 disabled veterans who served on active duty after 9/11, and were medically discharged with disability ratings of 20 percent or less, still have a shot to gain "retiree" status, with base shopping privileges and lifetime eligibility to TRICARE for them and families. The catch is they have to know about this opportunity and to apply. Applying is a breeze. Notifying eligible veterans they can apply is the greater challenge. Efforts to reach many of them by mail have been delayed.

  • Stay vigilant during Thanksgiving

    Nov 26, 2013

    As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday and long weekend, I ask you to be vigilant in looking after the safety of your Family and your battle buddies. Pay attention to their nonverbal communication. Are they communicating signs of distress, or are they having a rough time with the holidays? If they are, please don't leave them alone. Escort them to their supervisor, first sergeant, commander or chaplain, so they can get the help they need.

  • Post honors families of the year

    Nov 26, 2013

    Fort Jackson honored 18 families for their contributions to the community during the annual Family of the Year ceremony Friday at the Solomon Center. The post also named 1st Sgt. Westley Bockert, wife Heather and their six children Military Family of the Year during last week's event.

  • Post celebrates military families with food, fun and games

    Nov 26, 2013

    Games and crafts line the walls of the Solomon Center Saturday morning during this year's Family Fun Festival, which caps November's Military Family Appreciation Month activities.

  • 2 weeks left for Army employees to switch health plans

    Nov 25, 2013

    Army civilians have until Dec. 9, 2013, to decide whether or not to continue their health care plan and provider or switch.

  • Study finds chemical in groundwater

    Nov 22, 2013

    Fort Jackson is planning to test private wells to determine if a chemical used in explosives has migrated off the installation.

  • MACH opens $10 million women's clinic

    Nov 22, 2013

    Moncrief Army Community Hospital formally opened a $10 million Specialty Care and Women's Health Clinic Tuesday morning.

  • Post conducts first 'virtual' town hall meeting

    Nov 22, 2013

    Fort Jackson's final town hall meeting of 2013 was conducted last week via Facebook.

  • Post observes Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 22, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated National American Indian Heritage Month Friday at the Officers' Club.

  • Veterinary employee wins professional award

    Nov 22, 2013

    Cindy Morriston has spent her entire career caring for animals on Fort Jackson.

  • DA civilians attend resilience training

    Nov 22, 2013

    Recently, DA civilians had the opportunity to attend resilience training taught by Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center staff. The manager of the CSF2TC Program, Mike Brown, described the curriculum as training, "designed to provide practical thinking skills to individuals to improve levels of resilience and maximize performance in their professional and personal lives.

  • Army names 2013 Soldier, NCO of year

    Nov 22, 2013

    The 2013 Best Warrior Competition concluded Nov. 22, 2013, at Fort Lee, Va., with the announcement of the 2013 Soldier and Non-commissioned Officer of the Year winners.

  • EOC ready to relocate in minutes

    Nov 15, 2013

    Last week, it took Fort Jackson's Emergency Operations Center 23 minutes to relocate and go online.

  • Professional network seeks to empower, educate women

    Nov 15, 2013

    Meetings of Fort Jackson's Professional Mentorship Network are not as formal as you might imagine.

  • Veterans receive emotional salute

    Nov 15, 2013

    The City of Columbia hosted its 35th Annual Veterans Day Parade Monday. The parade featured more than 80 entrants, including elements from Fort Jackson and the South Carolina National Guard, as well as various local veterans' organizations, schools and universities. The grand marshal for the parade was Fort Jackson's commanding general, Brig. Gen. Bradley A. Becker.

  • Accidents Don't Take Holidays

    Nov 14, 2013

    It's that time of year where many of us are caught up in holiday routines and tend to take seasonal hazards for granted. Doing so, however, can mean the difference between a happy holiday and tragedy. Statistics show that mishaps occur more frequently during the holiday period. A little common sense, combined with some advanced planning, can help accident-proof your holidays, making them safer for you, your family members and visitors

  • Post plans virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 7, 2013

    Fort Jackson is conducting its first Facebook town hall meeting Wednesday for Soldiers, family members, retirees, veterans and anyone else with questions about the installation.

  • Counselor receives IMCOM's Employee Assistance Program award

    Nov 7, 2013

    This year's IMCOM Employee Assistance Program Coordinator of the Year started her career as a school district secretary.

  • Job fair scheduled for Nov. 19

    Nov 7, 2013

  • Slots filling up fast for Army's premier marksmanship training event

    Nov 6, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, will host the 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships, Jan. 26 - Feb. 1, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Proclamation by President Obama for Veterans Day 2013

    Nov 6, 2013

    I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

  • Hero 2 Hired comprehensive resource for Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans, spouses

    Nov 5, 2013

    With millions of job listings, and advice for job seekers, the "Hero 2 Hired" website is a tremendous resource for Guardsmen, Reservists, veterans, and spouses, said a top enlisted adviser.

  • Change - count on it

    Nov 1, 2013

    Going into the holiday season, our Army has much to be thankful for, especially our Soldiers. We knew fiscal 2013 would most likely be a good year for safety, but the final outcome -- 136 accidental fatalities, a 15 percent decline from the previous year and the lowest number on record -- was an historic landmark. Such a remarkable achievement during a year of relentlessly high operations tempo, to include the twelfth year of combat, happened only because of the hard work and commitment of our entire Army Team. I thank each of you for your proactive part in making it possible.

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