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  • Army highlights Soldier for Life program for successful reintegration

    Aug 28, 2013

    A now year-old Army initiative called Soldier for Life helps Soldiers achieve the right mindset, obtain the necessary training and qualifications, and make the necessary connections to be successful in their effort to reintegrate into civilian life.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • SHARP program to see change

    Aug 26, 2013

    Changes are in store for programs used on Fort Jackson to combat sexual assault and harassment within the ranks.

  • Fort Jackson students return to class, school board elections scheduled

    Aug 26, 2013

    There was a flurry of emotions at Fort Jackson's two schools as the new year began Wednesday morning.

  • Post celebrates Women's Equality Day

    Aug 26, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated Women's Equality Day a little early this year.

  • Post selects top career counselors

    Aug 26, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class Derek Yazzie was named Fort Jackson's Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Muslim Soldiers celebrate Eid al-Fitr

    Aug 26, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson celebrated Eid al-Fitr last week, an event that marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three days in some countries.

  • For 30 years, AFAP has brought quality-of-life issues to forefront

    Aug 21, 2013

    Just over 30 years ago, on Aug. 15, the Army reached out to its entire family -- active and reserve-component Soldiers, their families, retirees, survivors and civilian employees -- asking them to identify quality-of-life issues and concerns for review and resolution by Army senior leadership.

  • Army uses 3D printing to better equip Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Aug. 15, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center is using some of the latest advancements in the areas of composite structures and 3D printing to better equip today's Soldiers.

  • New policy change benefits same-sex spouses

    Aug 15, 2013

    The Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Fort Jackson range passes 50 percent complete inspection

    Aug 13, 2013

    A modified record fire range under construction at Fort Jackson, S.C., reached its 50 percent complete milestone, which includes a construction compliance inspection performed by the Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville. The successful inspection gives the range project the OK to proceed.

  • DPW employee dies in crash

    Aug 8, 2013

    A Fort Jackson employee died July 26 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck a week earlier.

  • NCO embraces heritage, new country

    Aug 8, 2013

    It was the promise of the American Dream that brought Camuy Heremuru to Florida two decades ago. At the time, his ambition was to receive a doctorate and return home to his native Jamaica to teach. It was no small goal.

  • Soldier honors brother with service

    Aug 8, 2013

    For most Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, when they passed the reviewing stand at Hilton Field Aug. 1 to graduate from Basic Combat Training, it marked the end of a physical and emotional 10-week journey. For Pvt. Ashley Chase it was the end of a journey that began 2-1/2 years earlier, one born out of heartache.

  • TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of the Year using same high standards, newer techniques

    Aug 6, 2013

    In an effort to balance the tradition of recognizing Army professionalism and being good stewards of limited funds, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command revamped the way it challenges, chooses and celebrates its best enlisted Soldiers.

  • Vice Chief of Staff visits Fort Jackson

    Aug 5, 2013

    Gen. John F. Campbell, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, visited Fort Jackson, S.C. Aug. 2 as part of his 'Health of the Force' trip.

  • Fort Jackson getting a new commander

    Aug 1, 2013

    The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will welcome Brig. Gen. Bradley A. Becker as its new commanding general in a ceremony at 9 a.m., Aug. 27, at Victory Field adjacent to the Officers' Club. Becker will become the 46th commanding general in Fort Jackson history.

  • Retired Soldier shares knowledge, passion of cycling with new enthusiasts

    Aug 1, 2013

    Erik Modisett knew how to ride a bike when he arrived at Fort Jackson three months ago. He had the fundamental balance and coordination skills most people pick up as children, and hoped it would be enough to help him combine his daily commute to class with a rigorous, lowimpact exercise regimen. Equipped with an inexpensive mountain bike and an optimistic attitude, he put his plan in motion.

  • Soldier has a passion for community theater

    Aug 1, 2013

    Lt. Col. James Galluzzo has spent many of his evenings in recent weeks dressed as a gorilla.

  • Army Ten-Miler's U.S. service members lottery opens Aug. 1

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Army's race will hold a special online lottery for U.S. service member, Aug. 1-15, 2013. The lottery is open to all U.S. service members and they must use a .mil email address when registering.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • Soldier Show comes to Fort Jackson this weekend

    Jul 25, 2013

    A 75-minute musical production created by active duty, Army Reserve and Army National Guard Soldiers is coming to Fort Jackson this weekend.

  • Teenagers prepare for emergencies

    Jul 25, 2013

    Ten Fort Jackson teenagers, ages 13-18, participated in a 20-hour Teen Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT, certificate course last week.

  • Legion Pool reopens after renovations

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Fort Jackson community got an additional way to cool off Saturday with the reopening of Legion Pool after months of renovations.

  • Post targets distracted drivers

    Jul 24, 2013

    Texting and driving has long been prohibited on Fort Jackson, but violators now face fines and the possible loss of driving privileges on post.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates 96th birthday

    Jul 24, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated its 96th birthday last week with a look back at the post's humble beginnings.

  • Furloughs affect some operations

    Jul 24, 2013

    Mandatory one-day-per-week furloughs for approximately 3,500 federal civilian employees on Fort Jackson are affecting some of the services on the installation. The furloughs will not have an impact on AAFES and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation services.

  • Fort Jackson NCO named DSoY

    Jul 24, 2013

    For a second consecutive year, the Army has selected a Fort Jackson drill sergeant as the active-duty Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Heat creates training challenges

    Jul 24, 2013

    There was little shelter from the heat on the ranges last Friday. The sound of gunfire echoed through the surrounding fields, and beads of sweat clung to the few patches of skin that were exposed to the afternoon daylight. Other than a few clouds in the sky, there was nothing between the young men and women taking part in Basic Combat Training that day besides sunscreen and a lot of vigilance.

  • Top Drill

    Jul 23, 2013

    The Army has chosen its Active-duty and Reserve Drill Sergeants of the Year.

  • Operation Rising Star calling garrisons - deadline looms

    Jul 15, 2013

    Army Entertainment is getting set to launch the ninth season of Operation Rising Star, a military singing contest based on the American Idol format. Garrisons have until July 29, 2013, to register for local competition, which will be contested in September and/or October.

  • Victory Upadte Vol. 13-07

    Jul 15, 2013

    Fort Jackson names its NCO and Soldier of the Year, and Fort Jackson hosts one of the biggest 4th of July celebrations in the Midlands.

  • Furloughs affect some operations

    Jul 15, 2013

    Mandatory one-day-per-week furloughs for approximately 3,500 federal civilian employees on Fort Jackson began Monday, affecting some of the services on the installation. The furloughs will not have an impact on AAFES and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation services.

  • Honor flight plans local celebration of Korean war veterans

    Jul 15, 2013

    As the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War approaches, Honor Flight of South Carolina is reaching out to veterans to participate in a celebration of their contributions and sacrifices.

  • Fort Jackson celebrates America's birthday

    Jul 15, 2013

    As part of the pre-fireworks entertainment, Soldiers display period uniforms representing all the wars in which the United States participated. The evening's festivities began with concerts by the 282nd Army Band, which entertained the crowd with patriotic music and rock songs. The event was capped off by a 30-minute fireworks show.

  • SecArmy says furlough will degrade Guard readiness

    Jul 12, 2013

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh again warned that sequestration continues to threaten military readiness.

  • Arlington National Cemetery service draws attention back to Vietnam-era MIAs

    Jul 10, 2013

    Days have transformed into months, and months have changed to years, but four decades have not blurred the specter of the Vietnam War.

  • Change to Army Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer policy takes effect Aug. 1

    Jul 8, 2013

    Beginning Aug. 1, 2013, every Soldier who elects to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to a family member will incur an additional four years in the Army, without regard to their time in service.

  • Furloughs to begin next week

    Jul 3, 2013

    Mandatory one-day-per-week furloughs for approximately 3,500 federal civilian employees on Fort Jackson will begin Monday, and a number of services on post will be affected starting next week.

  • Fort Jackson names top NCO, Soldier

    Jul 3, 2013

    Installation leaders gathered last week at the newly reopened NCO Club to recognize two Soldiers as winners of the 2013 Non-Commissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year competitions.

  • NCO Club reopens after renovations

    Jul 3, 2013

    Fort Jackson's NCO Club reopened last week following a ceremony involving several of the post's retired command sergeants major.

  • New Soldier follows parents' career path

    Jul 3, 2013

    Pvt. Andrew Ramos graduated from Basic Combat Training with the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment at Fort Jackson last week with plans to continue on the same career path as his Army parents.

  • TRADOC leads review of MOS standards, gender integration

    Jul 2, 2013

    As U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command continues to design the force of the future, it will also review the standards for all Soldiers -- men and women alike -- to support the future force.

  • 81st Regional Support Command holds retirement seminar

    Jul 2, 2013

    As much as the military lifer enjoys wearing the many iterations of the Army uniform during their career and loves simply being a Soldier, there comes a day when each of us must make that final PCS to Fort Living Room.

  • Girl Scout leader Norma Ferguson steps down

    Jun 27, 2013

    "Do not worry." Those are words cherished by Norma Ferguson throughout her life. She turns 83 next week, but the celebration will seem muted when compared to her previous birthday. Last year's party took place during a mission trip to Tanzania during one of her many trips to Africa. Next week, though, Ferguson will have to celebrate from the confines of a hospital bed in her living room in Columbia.

  • Captains build teamwork on Victory Tower

    Jun 27, 2013

    Instructors and students of the Adjutant General School Captains Career Course climbed Fort Jackson's Victory Tower June 11 using teamwork and cooperation to navigate the rope course.

  • Body builders compete on post

    Jun 27, 2013

    Fort Jackson's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Fitness Department hosted its third annual Natural Body Building, Physique and Figure Competition, Saturday at the Solomon Center.

  • DOD to expand benefits to all military spouses

    Jun 26, 2013

    Defense Department officials will move forward in making benefits available to all military spouses, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a statement issued June 26, 2013, after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

  • Brigade combat teams cut at 10 posts will help other BCTs grow

    Jun 25, 2013

    The Army announced June 25, 2013, that 10 brigade combat teams based in the United States are slated to be reorganized by the end of fiscal year 2017.

  • Frequencies conflict with garage openers

    Jun 21, 2013

    Some people using garage door openers near Fort Jackson may experience problems with their remotes as local military radio systems are scheduled to transition to a new frequency range next week.

  • Furloughs to reduce gate hours

    Jun 21, 2013

    Fort Jackson will have new gate hours beginning July 8 as thel federal civilian workers furlough period begins.

  • July 4 celebration on tap

    Jun 21, 2013

    Fort Jackson's annual celebration of America's independence is scheduled for 9 p.m., July 4, at Hilton Field.

  • Stressing safety

    Jun 21, 2013

    The U.S. Army Garrison Fort Jackson conducted its annual Safety Symposium Tuesday at the Solomon Center. The daylong event emphasized various safety-related issues, including road safety and emergency management.

  • Skills tests -- Fort Jackson selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Jun 21, 2013

    Eleven of Fort Jackson's finest Soldiers spent two days this week competing for the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Sumter bids farewell to Lt. Gen. Brooks

    Jun 21, 2013

    SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. -- The Sumter community bid farewell to the Third Army/ARCENT commanding general and his wife at a dinner held in his honor at Sunset Country Club in Sumter, June 20.

  • Distracted driving is deadly

    Jun 19, 2013

    Motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver kill thousands of people each year on America's roadways. Anytime drivers text, use a cell phone or navigation system, change a radio station, eat or drink, or do anything that diverts their attention from the road, the opportunity for an accident to happen increases exponentially.

  • Post pays tribute to military fathers

    Jun 13, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated the contributions of military fathers during its annual Fatherhood Recognition Ceremony at the Solomon Center Tuesday.

  • Learning the ropes

    Jun 13, 2013

    It's not much to look at. An oblong box of unpainted, unfinished wood, the small structure gives the future airborne Soldiers their first taste of jumping from a moving aircraft. Built to resemble the belly of a C-130 Hercules aircraft, parachuted Soldiers in the Airborne Orientation Course program connect to a static line and proceed, one by one, to leap through the door of the "aircraft."

  • Hooked on fishing

    Jun 13, 2013

    More than 650 people participated in Saturday's fishing derby at Semmes Lake.

  • AER campaign closes with near-record results

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army Emergency Relief campaign came to a close. This year, the Fort Jackson community raised more than $279,700, which is the second highest grossing campaign in the last 10 years.

  • Take me out to the ballgame

    Jun 13, 2013

    Roughly 1,500 Soldiers in Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson received a special treat Saturday. Instead of spending the evening in their barracks, the Soldiers attended the Columbia Blowfish game against the High Point Thomasville HiToms.

  • Obama: Nation Pours Resources Into Mental Health Care for Vets

    Jun 10, 2013

    The Veterans Affairs Department is improving access for veterans to mental health services, President Barack Obama said June 3 in remarks that opened the National Conference on Mental Health.

  • Safety means storm ready at every garrison

    Jun 10, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (June 10, 2013) -- According to the National Weather Service, Americans live in the most severe-weather-prone country on Earth.

  • Adjutant General's Corps welcomes 8 into Hall of Fame

    Jun 7, 2013

    Fort Jackson welcomed eight men and women into the Adjutant General's Corps Hall of Fame last week, a roster that included the deputy commandant of the Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson.

  • Sexual-assault prevention and response site provides resources for service members

    Jun 7, 2013

    The Department of Defense's sexual assault policy is that this crime has no place in the United States Armed Forces. Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less. Their leaders, both military and civilian, are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability. This website is a resource for all those who deal with or have been affected by this sensitive issue. Together we can achieve a culture free of sexual assaults.

  • Army Ten-Miler Opens Online Transfer Program

    Jun 6, 2013

    After another record breaking sell-out year, the Army Ten-Miler (ATM) will open its Online Transfer Program on June 1. Runners who missed the initial registration still have a chance to get in the race.

  • 'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Civilian employees: Safety starts with me

    Jun 5, 2013

    National Safety Month is an excellent opportunity for leaders and supervisors to place special emphasis on preserving the health and wellness of their Department of the Army Civilian workforce.

  • 42 Soldiers earn Expert Infantryman Badge

    May 30, 2013

    Soldiers gathered Friday morning outside Fort Jackson's post headquarters to accept the elite Expert Infantryman Badge.

  • SSI instructor receives TRADOC honors

    May 30, 2013

    An instructor from the Soldier Support Institute was among the individuals recognized last week during the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command 2012 Instructor of the Year ceremony.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Fort Jackson, community remebers fallen heroes

    May 30, 2013

  • Exercising with Type 2 diabetes

    May 30, 2013

    Sometimes we decide to get our health under control when we are faced with a health scare. One of those scares is Type 2 diabetes. Once diagnosed, we want to dive into better eating and exercising. However, the seriousness of this disease requires us to take the proper steps to make sure that our willingness to change our lifestyle is in tune with our doctor and diabetic coach. Having a consistent relationship with both is necessary to create the safe and long lasting management of Type 2 diabetes.

  • Preparing to weather the storm

    May 28, 2013

    The weather can change from day to day, and sometimes hour to hour. How Soldiers, Families and civilians live with the weather is up to them.

  • Advice to senior Army chaplains near retirement

    May 24, 2013

    Chaplain (Colonel) Bryan Walker, Personnel Director at the Office of the Chief of Chaplains (OCCH), offers advice to senior Army Chaplains who are approaching retirement.

  • DENTAC commander named Senior Games ambassador

    May 24, 2013

    Col. Jamie Houston has been tapped to become a featured athlete in the National Senior Games Association's "Personal Best" tour.

  • Flags In ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    May 23, 2013

    Tomb Sentinels honored America's fallen heroes with a " Flags In" ceremony, May 23.

  • Combs replaces Roberts as CG

    May 23, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs replaced Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts as commanding general of the Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Tuesday. Combs most recently served as commandant of the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days events bring together new, former military

    May 23, 2013

    Men and women retired from the armed forces were invited to Fort Jackson last week to participate in the post's annual Retiree Appreciation Days events.

  • NCO Journal goes digital

    May 22, 2013

    The Army's official magazine for non-commissioned officer professional development, the NCO Journal, has moved online.

  • Army launches 'Know the Signs' summer safety campaign

    May 22, 2013

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences its official summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Department of the Army Civilians and Family members to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • SGT STAR goes mobile; Prospects get answers to questions anywhere, any time

    May 21, 2013

    The Army's intelligent virtual assistant (IVA) known as SGT STAR, which stands for 'Strong Trained And Ready,' is in Android app form on mobile devices, making him even easier to talk to and more accessible to the Millennial Generation -- the Army's target market.

  • IMCOM CG Sends -- Memorial Day Holiday Safety Message 2013

    May 21, 2013

    This Memorial Day, we pause to honor those who gave their lives to protect the liberties afforded to all Americans. Every generation has had its heroes; and ours are our Soldiers, defending our freedoms around the world today, and their Families, supporting them at home.

  • 81st RSC paving the road to resilience

    May 20, 2013

    Most any online dictionary will define resilience as follows: Oxford English dictionary: 1. the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity 2. the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness

  • Army establishes policy for Operational Energy

    May 16, 2013

    The Army has established a new policy for 'Operational Energy,' which is focused on improving the Army's capabilities through better use of energy.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses Sexual Assault & Harassment

    May 16, 2013

    Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission. It is up to every one of us, civilian and Soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.

  • Post preparing for impact of furlough days

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Jackson is working to prepare civilian employees for temporary pay reductions that will accompany furloughs.

  • Guard's vigilance prompts arrest

    May 16, 2013

    As a gate guard for Fort Jackson, Michael Rees sees hundreds of identification cards every day. The forgeries are easy to spot, he said, so it was no surprise when a records check for an ID card that "looked off" determined that it was a fake.

  • Motorcycle rally stresses safety and rider vigilance

    May 16, 2013

    Safety was the theme of Friday's Victory Thunder motorcycle rally at Fort Jackson. Dozens of riders took to the roads during the post's annual motorcycle event, traveling from Hilton Field to Weston Lake following detailed briefings on road safety presented by Soldiers and civilians.

  • Hagel Announces Furlough Days for DOD Employees

    May 14, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department's civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary.

  • 2013 Warrior Games Opening Ceremony Images

    May 14, 2013

    Images from the opening ceremony of the Warrior Games held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs on May 11, 2013

  • Post celebrates National Nurses Week

    May 9, 2013

    In 1899, the surgeon general set criteria for the establishment of a reserve force of nurses. It can be argued that because of their courage, commitment to service and compassion for others during assigned engagements, the Nurse Corps became a permanent fixture in the Army Medical Department Feb. 2, 1901. Today, 40,000 active, Reserve and National Guard officers, non-commissioned officers, enlisted and civilians represent Army Nursing.

  • Post to say goodbye to chief of staff

    May 9, 2013

    Soon, we will say goodbye to Fort Jackson's Chief of Staff, Ken Royalty, a man whom I've served with in some capacity since around 2006.

  • Soldiers, students join forces

    May 9, 2013

    It was an icon meant to remind people of the sacrifices of Soldiers during World War II. In recent years, though, the memorial has been forgotten, masked by layers of weeds and vines growing on a nearby fence.

  • Teacher inspires after organ transplants

    May 9, 2013

    Lying in her hospital bed, waiting for the liver and kidney transplants that would save her life, Felicia-Lenette Mallory knew she had a choice. She could either let the illness and frustration take over, or she could have faith that everything was going to be OK.

  • Special Olympics return to Fort Jackson for 45th consecutive year

    May 9, 2013

    More than 1,200 Special Olympics athletes descended on Fort Jackson last weekend for this year's South Carolina Special Olympics summer games.

  • Training enhancements target reckless motorcyclists

    May 8, 2013

    Army officials are hopeful that enhancements to a mandated motorcycle safety training course will better target the No. 1 killer of Soldier riders.

  • SMA thanks veterans of 'greatest generation'

    May 8, 2013

    The veterans of World War II "gave something of themselves to protect each and every one of us, to do what needed to be done -- the dirty work of war," said the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

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