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  • 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.

  • Army's new protective mask goes 'live' at CDTF

    May 8, 2013

    Sixteen Soldiers assigned to the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade completed the first Army class of Basic Toxic Agent Training incorporating the M50 protective mask here May 9 at the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense Training Facility.

  • Installation volunteers honored

    May 6, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated the efforts of volunteers last week with a reception recognizing outstanding achievements in 2012.

  • Building confidence with pugil-stick training

    May 6, 2013

    Near the end of Basic Combat Training, new Soldiers will spend a few hours facing off against each other in pugilstick bouts.

  • Water line repair projects under way

    May 6, 2013

    Palmetto State Utility Services, in partnership with the garrison and the Directorate of Public Works, has been planning and executing multiple water and sewer projects on the installation. The repair and replacement projects are aimed to enhance the water quality and wastewater service on post.

  • Fort Jackson Reserve officer honored

    May 6, 2013

    Maj. Jeffrey Vaughan received the Minuteman Brigade of Volunteers award during the 2013 Reserve Officers Association Department of South Carolina State Convention, held April 20 at the Fort Jackson Officers' Club.

  • Former NFL star Herschel Walker shares his struggle with mental illness

    May 6, 2013

    Herschel Walker, Heisman trophy winner, professional athlete, businessman, and author, paced the stage of the Post Theater last week and spoke of the time he almost killed a man.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • 81st Regional Support Command tests their life-saving skills

    Apr 29, 2013

    Most Soldiers gain and sharpen their medical skills in a calm unrealistic training environment. However, that's not the case for Soldiers of the 81st Regional Support Command.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Hilton Field renovation completed

    Apr 18, 2013

    This is a special week for Fort Jackson and the Army because of Hilton Field's historical significance and the impression it gives brand-new Soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Army family members who visit every year.

  • Hagel: Review to assess investment, force structure assumptions

    Apr 18, 2013

    As Defense Department leaders defend before Congress the president's $526.6 billion base defense budget request for fiscal year 2014, DOD officials are preparing a review that reassesses assumptions driving the Pentagon's investment and force structure decisions, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, April 17, 2013.

  • Young officers learn drill lesson

    Apr 18, 2013

    Some of the Army's newest officers got a refresher course last week in basic drill and ceremony procedures.

  • Training, experience saves lifes at hand grenade range

    Apr 18, 2013

    The M67 hand grenade is a simple, but effective tool. Engineered to supplement small arms fire against enemies in close combat, the M67 has a lethal radius of 5 meters and can project fragments as far as 200 meters.

  • Children learn about military tradition

    Apr 18, 2013

    Fort Jackson's Basic Combat Training Museum hosted more than 500 students from Pierce Terrace and C.C. Pinckney elementary schools Wednesday for its second annual Military Child Appreciation Day.

  • Green Initiative Day activities encourage ingenuity in recycling

    Apr 18, 2013

    None of the boats looked like they would float for very long, much less win any races. Most of them finished, though, despite being made out of used condiment containers, wooden pallets, kiddie pools and anything else that could be made to hold water, however temporarily.

  • After 62 years, Korean War Medal of Honor recipient rests in American soil

    Apr 17, 2013

    Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., a World War II and Korean War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., April 17, 2013.

  • All-Volunteer Army not fading away

    Apr 15, 2013

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the All-Volunteer Army, Army Recruiting Command seeks veteran's stories of why they volunteered to become a Soldier.

  • Post says no to domestic violence

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson is participating in a variety of events in April to highlight Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The events, scheduled for both on and off post, are designed to spread the Army's message that sexual misconduct is unacceptable.

  • Post Soldiers compete for top Ranger

    Apr 12, 2013

    Four Soldiers from Fort Jackson have headed southwest to test the limits of their physical and mental endurance.

  • Post agencies stress child abuse awareness

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson's Family Advocacy Program is currently campaigning to heighten community awareness and bring attention to national Child Abuse Prevention Month throughout the month of April.

  • Caring for Soldiers' best friends

    Apr 12, 2013

    The military's four-legged warriors aren't the only patients served by Fort Jackson Veterinary Clinic.

  • Days of Remembrance

    Apr 12, 2013

    Fort Jackson hosted a Days of Remembrance observance ceremony Tuesday at the Solomon Center to honor the millions of lives lost and altered during the Holocaust. Autobiographies and historical World War II photographs were on display.

  • Medal of Honor awarded to Army chaplain

    Apr 11, 2013

    An Army chaplain, Capt. Emil J. Kapaun, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, April 11, 2013, for his actions leading up to his capture as a prisoner of war in North Korea.

  • Army senior leaders, VA improving Soldiers' disability process, benefits timing

    Apr 9, 2013

    About 82 percent of the Army's major units are now meeting the Defense Department's Medical Evaluation Board goal of processing Soldiers' disability evaluations within 100 days, significantly reducing a backlog that sometimes took eight months or longer in recent years.

  • Hero2Hired automates job search tools for successful transition

    Apr 8, 2013

    To address the need for widely available transition resources, the Department of Defense created the Hero2Hired program as a central, user-friendly resource for Active Duty, Reserve and National Guard service members to connect with military-friendly companies who want to hire them.

  • Post town halls address furloughs

    Apr 5, 2013

    Defense Department civilians can expect fewer unpaid furloughs days this year than originally anticipated.

  • Resiliency skills help during tough times

    Apr 5, 2013

    One of the most important things a person can learn in life is how to manage expectations and roll with setbacks.

  • Red-cockaded woodpeckers relocated at Fort Jackson

    Apr 5, 2013

    Normally, fall is the appropriate time of the year for capturing and moving red-cockaded woodpeckers, or RCWs. However, circumstances sometime dictate that procedures be modified to accommodate and protect these endangered birds. Such was the case last month for the translocation of a pair of RCWs from Myrtle Beach to Fort Jackson.

  • Post celebrates women's history

    Apr 5, 2013

    Fort Jackson celebrated Women's History Month Friday with a luncheon at the Solomon Center.

  • Marching towards graduation

    Apr 5, 2013

    Thirty-six Soldiers from the Adjutant General Basic Officer Leader Course embarked on a 12-mile road march recently. The event was one of the final steps the students had to complete before graduation April 2.

  • Fort Jackson plans Earth Day celebration, competitions April 13

    Apr 5, 2013

    Fort Jackson will celebrate Earth Day with a special "Green Initiative Day" April 13 at Semmes Park.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - What makes a safety success?

    Apr 2, 2013

    By now, readers of this column should know I'm a big advocate of safety culture. The actual definitions of that term, however, can be as varied as the missions we perform every day. That's why it's important we have some measures in place as a litmus test for leaders looking to evaluate their culture and climate. The following six criteria can help you determine both your strongest and weakest areas regarding safety, and also give you ideas for enhancing your existing risk management programs.

  • Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Mar 28, 2013

    For nearly 30 years, the military has honored the youngest members of its community by marking April as the Month of the Military Child, or MoMC. This year's theme, "Proud, Ready and Resilient" highlights the ability of military children to adapt to the challenges of the military lifestyle. Organizations around Fort Jackson will join in the celebration by hosting a variety of events scheduled throughout April.

  • Fort Jackson chaplain to receive Distinguished Service Award

    Mar 28, 2013

    A TRADOC chaplain is the recipient of the Military Chaplains Association's 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

  • Career expo scheduled for April 30

    Mar 28, 2013

    The Army Community Services Employment Readiness Program will partner with Midlands Technical College for a Career Awareness Expo from 9 a.m. to noon, April 30 at the Education Center, Room B-110.

  • Red Cross committed to helping Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2013

    Current American Red Cross caseworkers and their predecessors have been making the link between United States service members and their families in emergency situations since World War I.

  • Deadline nears to file tax returns

    Mar 28, 2013

    Since its opening in January, the Fort Jackson Tax Center has served more than 1,400 people, successfully processed more than 2,000 returns, and generated more than $3 million in tax refunds. The Tax Center has saved each customer an average of $197 in tax preparation fees.

  • DOD looks at funding's effect on personnel, programs

    Mar 27, 2013

    Defense Department officials are looking at the recently signed continuing resolution that funds the government for the rest of the fiscal year to discern how the legislation affects personnel and programs, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said, March 27, 2013.