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  • Drill sergeant surge keeps mission on track

    May 3, 2012

    Fort Jackson has called up dozens of Reservists to instruct Soldiers in training during the summer. The Army is legally obliged to provide one drill sergeant for every 20 Soldiers, but that ratio is increasingly difficult to reach during the summer because of seasonal surges in Initial Entry Training Soldiers expected to arrive at Fort Jackson.

  • Hero dog: After 170 combat patrols, K-9 lives a life of leisure

    May 3, 2012

    These days, Gabe lives a life of leisure, spending most of his days snoozing on the couch. A few years ago, his time was spent working under the scorching Iraq sun, trying to find explosives, ammunition and other weapons before they could be used against him.

  • Volunteer spotlight: For Red Cross volunteer, Army is a family tradition

    May 3, 2012

    William "Bill" Bartlett was no stranger to Army life before volunteering to work at Fort Jackson's Red Cross office four years ago. He previously spent 14 years as the Red Cross's emergency services director for the Midlands, but, prior to that, he was in the Army for almost three decades.

  • Fun in the sun: Fort Jackson children turn out for annual Family Fun Fair

    May 3, 2012

    Fort Jackson's Family Fun Fair Saturday capped off the installation's Month of the Military Child events.

  • Young Fort Jackson runners hit their stride

    May 3, 2012

    Midway through this year's track season, the Fort Jackson team sponsored by Child, Youth and School Services has turned in impressive performances against runners from much larger teams from across the Midlands. The team, which had only nine members last year, has grown to 41 athletes this season and will be sending seven runners to the South Carolina State Championships in June.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-04

    May 1, 2012

    In this edition of Victory Update, Fort Jackson crowns its Drill Sergeant of the Year, plus meet a Fort Jackson Soldier who is a finalist for Military Father of the Year, and see how volunteers are helping keep the post beautiful while teaching their children about the environment.

  • Post receives top honor for recycling

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Jackson was one of four recipients recognized April 19, for its participation in the South Carolina Smart Business Recycling program sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  • Sharing responsibilities, vision and leadership

    Apr 26, 2012

    Victory teammates, families and friends -- I want to thank everyone for the warm reception I have received from all of you since I took command. It's a tremendous honor to be your 45th commanding general.

  • Moncrief Medical Home to celebrate anniversary with open house

    Apr 26, 2012

    Moncrief Medical Home, Moncrief Army Community Hospital's community based primary care clinic, is hosting its one year anniversary open house celebration from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday. Anyone interested in learning more about the clinic and the services it provides is welcome to attend. There will be refreshments and tours of the clinic.

  • Volunteers choose to make a difference

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Army could not function without the time and labor contributed each year by volunteers, Fort Jackson's commanding general said last week.

  • ID card office switches to appointment system

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Fort Jackson ID card office is changing its process to issue Common Access Cards and dependent and retiree military identification cards.

  • Post commemorates holocaust victims

    Apr 26, 2012

    Time doesn't heal all wounds, especially those resulting from the slaughter of millions that took place during the Holocaust almost seven decades ago.

  • Earth Day volunteers keep Semmes Lake clean

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Jackson community members came together Saturday to do their part in keeping the post beautiful. In celebration of Earth Day, volunteers gathered near Semmes Lake to clean up the shoreline and plant trees at Semmes Park.

  • Fort Jackson searching for the Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Apr 26, 2012

    Six drill sergeants are in competition to be named Fort Jackson's Drill Sergeant of the Year for 2012.

  • Final farewell

    Apr 20, 2012

    Soldiers with the 193rd Infantry Brigade fold the American flag that was draped over the casket carrying the body of retired Master Sgt. John Baker, a Medal of Honor recipient who passed away at his home in Columbia, S.C.

  • Vote for Father of the Year

    Apr 19, 2012

    Fort Jackson Soldier among three national finalists in military fatherhood award.

  • Soldier embodies Army values with bone marrow donation

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army Values of selfless service and personal courage are expected during the course of your daily duties as a combat veteran. Sometimes these values seem distant or not as essential in a garrison environment, and Soldiers long for the days of "immediate gratification" to see the results of their efforts.

  • Victims advocates discuss sexual assault issues in the miltary

    Apr 19, 2012

    There's little chance that Pamela Jacobs will run out of reasons to speak about sexual assault awareness. With 1,439 cases of forcible rape reported to law enforcement in South Carolina last year, the executive director of the S.C. Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence has enough subject matter to prompt thousands of discussions.

  • Event helps service members deal with mortgage hardship

    Apr 19, 2012

    Purchasing a home is one the biggest financial decisions a person can make in his or her life. Not only are the location, decor, maintenance, safety and price major factors, but so is the potential resale value if moving is required.

  • Volunteers to be honored in ceremony

    Apr 19, 2012

    This week is National Volunteer Week. The Fort Jackson Army Volunteer Corps consists of men, women, children and families who offer their time and talents to help those in need or ensure that events for military families and civilians go according to plan.

  • Health fair addresses community needs

    Apr 19, 2012

    Prize numbers being called out, celebration music over the loud speakers, and an assortment of balloons anchored by chairs set the stage for a Health and Wellness Fair hosted by the Exceptional Family Member Program and Army Community Services Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • C.C. Pinckney paricipates in STEM initiative

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Department of Defense Education Activity, in collaboration with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, launched a new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics initiative in DoDEA schools worldwide.

  • Post to celebrate Earth Day with community lake cleanup

    Apr 19, 2012

    Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Outdoor Recreation Division is joining forces with the Fort Jackson Environmental Division to celebrate Earth Day in a most appropriate manner -- cleaning up Semmes Lake and bringing families together for fun and a little good karma .

  • Army extends smart card pilot for spouses, retirees

    Apr 19, 2012

    The Army recently extended its smartcard pilot for Army spouses and retirees through September after what officials called a very positive response to the pilot program, which began in October 2011.

  • Veterans return to Bastogne

    Apr 12, 2012

    Bastogne's history had always been turbulent. Founded by the Gauls during the time of the Roman Empire, it was granted formal charter in 1332 and absorbed into the Duchy of Burgundy more than a century later.

  • Soldier runs Bataan Memorial Death March to honor WWII vets

    Apr 12, 2012

    The man in the wheelchair stood up, walked over and stuck out his hand. There were some protests from his family as he stood, but they let it pass.

  • Exchange named best in class

    Apr 12, 2012

    The Exchange at Fort Jackson/Shaw Air Force Base won the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Commander's Cup Award (medium category) for operational excellence.

  • Celebrating the miltary child

    Apr 12, 2012

    The month of April is designated "Month of the Military Child" to recognize the sacrifices children of service members make. Fort Jackson schools took the opportunity Monday to show their students what their mothers and fathers do at Fort Jackson and have done across the Army.

  • Roberts takes command of Fort Jackson

    Apr 12, 2012

    Fort Jackson has a new commander. Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts, former deputy commander of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., assumed command Tuesday of the Army Training Center and Fort Jackson from outgoing commander, Maj. Gen. James Milano.

  • Easter service delivers message of hope

    Apr 12, 2012

    There are only a few times each year when Soldiers and families can really celebrate faith and hope.

  • American Girl Tea Party on tap

    Apr 12, 2012

    Don't be late! Don't be late ... for a very important date!

  • Fort Jackson welcomes new commander

    Apr 11, 2012

    Fort Jackson welcomes Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts as its 45th commander.

  • "Joining Forces" marks first year of helping military families

    Apr 11, 2012

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden mark the first anniversary of their "Joining Forces" initiative.

  • Milano: Thank you, Fort Jackson

    Apr 5, 2012

    As my wife, Kim, and I prepare to depart Fort Jackson after nearly two years of duty at this wonderful installation, we are filled with mixed emotions and fond memories.

  • Taking pride in customer service yields achievements, appreciation

    Apr 5, 2012

    Think of the time when you thought your customer interests were not served, for example at a restaurant, where you are marshaled in with great fanfare, napkins gracefully placed on your lap, but then you are neglected for a great length of time before the attendant takes your order.

  • Jordanian army gets first-hand look at SSI facilities

    Apr 5, 2012

    Jordanian military dignitaries got a look last week at how the Soldier Support Institute plans and implements leadership training.

  • Fort Jackson to celebrate military children all month

    Apr 5, 2012

    Events are scheduled throughout April on Fort Jackson to recognize the sacrifices of children in military families.

  • Soldiers pack hope for the hungry

    Apr 5, 2012

    Twenty-nine students with Adjutant General Captain Career Course participated in a community service project Saturday at Harvest Hope Food Bank. Harvest Hope is a non-profit, hunger relief organization that collects items to package and deliver to people in need.

  • Milano reflects on command time

    Apr 5, 2012

    When Maj. Gen. James Milano hands over the reins of the Army Training Center and Fort Jackson to Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts Tuesday, it will mark the end of Milano's 33-year career in the Army.

  • Top dogs

    Apr 5, 2012

    Fort Jackson's canine competition takes a 'foolish' twist

  • Army drawdown forces tightening of retention standards

    Apr 4, 2012

    Army officials have announced the tightening of recruitment and reenlistment standards to reduce end strength and reshape the force to meet future requirements.

  • Pride of Ownership in Personal Safety

    Mar 29, 2012

    As the spring and summer seasons approach, the likelihood a Soldier will become an accident statistic increases. To counter that trend, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is asking service members to take pride of ownership in their personal safety.

  • BOSS takes care of single Soldiers

    Mar 29, 2012

    If you are a single Soldier on post, you need to be taking advantage of the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, if you have not already done so.

  • NCO Club temporarily closed after fire

    Mar 29, 2012

    A storage room fire has temporarily shut down the NCO Club.

  • Roberts to take command

    Mar 29, 2012

    The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will welcome Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts as its new commanding general in a ceremony at 10 a.m., April 10, at the Officers' Club.

  • Contest brings Soldiers to Fort Jackson

    Mar 29, 2012

    The annual IMCOM Atlantic Region Best Warrior Competition took place last week at Fort Jackson, bringing 19 Soldiers from posts around the Atlantic seaboard to compete for the title of "best warrior."

  • Soldier stays active in foster care outreach

    Mar 29, 2012

    By Sgt. 1st Class Darrin Robinson's estimate, he has more than 1,000 brothers and sisters.

  • U.S. Army showcases STEM opportunities at National Society of Black Engineers Annual Convention

    Mar 28, 2012

    The U.S. Army is partnering with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the largest student governed organization in the nation, to support students interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers during NSBE's 38th Annual Convention.

  • Army planning drawdown in Europe

    Mar 26, 2012

    As part of the Army's restructuring in Europe, V Corps will not return to Germany when its deployment to Afghanistan ends next year, the Army's chief of staff said.

  • Know the rules about political activity

    Mar 22, 2012

    Voting is an important right that affords every American the opportunity to have a personal voice in shaping our country's future. In our political process, every vote counts, and one vote can make a world of difference.

  • Yackley takes over as new DCO

    Mar 22, 2012

    Col. Stephen Yackley assumed duty March 16 as deputy commander, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson. Before this assignment, Yackley served as the chief of staff, First Army Division East, Fort Meade, Md.

  • Injured veterans 'Ride 2 Recovery'

    Mar 22, 2012

    Lt. Col. Kimberley Norris-Jones had given up. She was exhausted after crossing a three-mile bridge on a recumbent tricycle, and was met on the other side of the bridge by harsh winds. Designed to offset physical disabilities, recumbent vehicles allow riders to pedal from a seated position.

  • Army leaders testify during Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013

    Mar 22, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno testify before the Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee on Capitol Hill, Mar. 21, 2012. The hearing was on the Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2013 and the future year's defense program.

  • Soldier to coach hich school all stars

    Mar 22, 2012

    When the McDonald's All American High School Girls Basketball Game in Chicago tips off 6 p.m. Wednesday, members of the Fort Jackson community watching the game on ESPNU might spot a familiar face on the sideline.

  • DOD, VA partnership key in treating brain trauma

    Mar 21, 2012

    The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are using their partnered programs to identify and treat traumatic brain injury, representatives of both departments said March 19, 2012, during a roundtable discussion on new advances in the field.

  • Recruiting stays on track for active service components

    Mar 21, 2012

    All of the active service components and five of the six reserve components met or exceeded their numerical year-to-date recruiting goals for fiscal year 2012 through February, Pentagon officials reported March 20, 2012.

  • Harvard formally recognizes Army ROTC

    Mar 21, 2012

    The United States Army announced today that it has signed an agreement with Harvard University to re-establish a formal on-campus relationship with the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps.

  • Resiliency app nears 20,000 downloads

    Mar 21, 2012

    The CSF Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book has been download almost 20,000 times to either an iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

  • Qualitative Service Program to help shape force during drawdown

    Mar 19, 2012

    The Army will begin to shape the force by implementing the Qualitative Service Program, beginning with a centralized selection board that will convene after April 1, 2012.

  • Columbia a great partner to military

    Mar 15, 2012

    Not long after taking command at Fort Jackson -- and the Milano Family becoming official residents of Columbia and, of course, South Carolina Gamecocks fans -- I began to realize just how fortunate we were to be part of the greater Columbia community.

  • Clinic specializes in Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Mar 15, 2012

    The Victory Care Clinic formally opened its doors to patients Monday with a ribbon cutting at Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

  • Red Cross makes communication key

    Mar 15, 2012

    Many people connected with the military know that American Red Cross military support dates back more than a century, when Red Cross founder Clara Barton began her humanitarian work on the battlefields of the Civil War. Barton, in addition to nursing the ill and injured, provided a conduit for emergency communications and reconnected families with military loved ones.

  • Chaplain schools celebrate Purim

    Mar 15, 2012

    On March 8, Jews all over the world celebrated the feast of Purim, the most joyous holiday in the religious calendar.

  • CrossFit program gains foothold on Fort Jackson

    Mar 15, 2012

    A CrossFit training program is now available at Fort Jackson, free of charge for active military and government employees.

  • SSI welcomes new commanding general

    Mar 14, 2012

    The Soldier Support Institute welcomed its new commanding general last week.

  • Training innovations keep trucks on battlefield, out of classroom

    Mar 12, 2012

    Instructors at the Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School at Fort Jackson, S.C., decided to use a little imagination to keep valuable equipment from being transferred from the battlefield to the classroom.

  • AER fundraising campaign begins

    Mar 8, 2012

    When Staff Sgt. Caroline Telles, a drill sergeant with the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment, found herself in financial hardship after dealing with overpayment issues, she turned to her command team for help.

  • Army to stay strong while downsizing

    Mar 8, 2012

    The news that the Army is downsizing is no reasonfor Soldiers to panic. The reduction process is nothing new -- our Army grows and shrinks to meet our nation's demands and available resources.

  • Fort Jackson, CPD team up to save lives

    Mar 8, 2012

    Often the first law enforcement members on the scene of a mass casualty site, it's usually up to SWAT team members to stabilize the situation and render initial first aid.

  • A career at Fort Jackson

    Mar 8, 2012

    Connie Bowman had to go halfway around the world to come full circle.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-02

    Mar 8, 2012

    Columbia area law enforcement teams up with Fort Jackson to learn some life-saving skills, and a Hiring our Heroes job fair attracts nearly 1500 job seekers.

  • Obama: Troops, veterans will benefit from housing settlement

    Mar 7, 2012

    Thousands of service members and veterans whose mortgages were wrongfully foreclosed on, or who were improperly denied lower mortgage interest rates in the national housing crisis, can receive "significant relief," President Barack Obama announced today.

  • Army's first SMA dies

    Mar 7, 2012

    The first sergeant major of the Army, William O. Wooldridge, died March 5, 2012, in El Paso, Texas, at age 89.

  • Hiring Our Heroes veteran's job fair held at Fort Jackson

    Mar 7, 2012

    COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Both pre-registered Soldiers and veterans and walk-ins numbering a total of 1,176 job seekers attended the Hiring Our Heroes job fair held at Fort Jackson's Solomon Center on March 6.

  • Iraq vets share experiences before White House dinner

    Mar 1, 2012

    More than 60 troops and veterans came together at a local hotel as they prepared to receive an honor they have all earned: the nation's thanks for their service.

  • March: Brain Injury Awareness Month

    Mar 1, 2012

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year. Of those, 52,000 people die; TBI is also a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the U.S.

  • Businesses target veterans at job fair

    Mar 1, 2012

    A national effort to connect members of the armed forces and their families with jobs will be setting up shop on Fort Jackson next week.

  • Women have superb history in Army

    Mar 1, 2012

    The Army has made tremendous strides throughout history and particularly in recent decades regarding the role of women in uniform.

  • Army training manuals to be available on smart devices

    Mar 1, 2012

    The Soldier Support Institute is in the process of converting dozens of training modules to digital formats that can be read on smart devices, an initiative that is expected to have a profound impact on Soldier training.

  • Teens support Red Cross mission

    Mar 1, 2012

    Since its founding in 1881, the American Red Cross has responded in all types of natural disasters and emergency circumstances related to war.

  • Interval Training... necessary for change

    Mar 1, 2012

    Many people try to get rid of unwanted pounds in a hurry. Consequently, everywhere you turn magazine articles, books and exercise DVDs promise fantastic weight loss in a short amount of time

  • Defense officials urge Congress to put all federal spending on table

    Feb 29, 2012

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the the Senate Budget Committee that the responsibility to reduce the deficit cannot be borne by defense alone.

  • Odierno fleshes out Pacific strategy, Afghan advisory mission

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Army will remain strong in the Pacific to reflect the increased emphasis on the region, the Army chief of staff said Tuesday.

  • Medal of Honor recipients visit post

    Feb 23, 2012

    Fort Jackson, S.C., Soldiers received lessons in history, heroism and humility last week during the visit of five Medal of Honor recipients.

  • Sexual assault has no place in the Army

    Feb 23, 2012

    Let's talk about a very serious subject: Sexual harassment and sexual assault.

  • Women's History Month event on tap

    Feb 23, 2012

    The first African American female to be promoted to Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the Army Adjutant General Corps, Coral Jones, will be the guest speaker during next month's Women's History Month luncheon.

  • Housing starts using QR code

    Feb 23, 2012

    The Fort Jackson Housing Division has developed a QR code to offer fast, convenient service to customers and to provide assistance when housing personnel is not available, for example after business hours.

  • 92-year-old WWII veteran shares tales of valor, sacrifice at luncheon

    Feb 23, 2012

    T. Moffatt Burriss tells incredible war stories. He can tell you what it was like to shoot the lock off a door to liberate prisoners confined in a concentration camp, and how he convinced a three-star German general to surrender his entire corps to two guys in a jeep.

  • Army wants to change to keep Soldiers 'excited' about service

    Feb 22, 2012

    Army leaders are aware of the differences between field forces and garrison forces and look to minimize the differences, the Army chief of staff said today.

  • DOD leaders: Budget request supports adaptable future force

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Pentagon's fiscal year 2013 budget request follows the defense strategy in shaping an adaptable, rapidly deployable military force with key 21st-century capabilities, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told Congress today.

  • Military spouse employment report released

    Feb 16, 2012

    Alongside the nation's top defense officials, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, unveiled a new report that spotlights military spouses' employment challenges and aims to remove barriers for the thousands of spouses with occupational licenses, Feb. 15, 2012.

  • Fort Jackson employee tops in the Army

    Feb 16, 2012

    An employee with the Fort Jackson Housing Division has been named the top housing employee in the Army at the Professional Housing Management Association's annual conference in San Diego earlier this month.

  • Managing finances a readiness issue

    Feb 16, 2012

    "Anything that we can do to raise personal savings is very much in the interest of this country." -- Alan Greenspan, economist

  • Post to celebrate Black History Month

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Fort Jackson community is invited to celebrate Black History Month with a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 24 at the Solomon Center.

  • Military Saves Week to focus on preparing for retirement

    Feb 16, 2012

    With millions of baby boomers entering their retirement years and millions more still struggling from recent economic shifts, Military Saves Week 2012 will focus on establishing a sound retirement fund.

  • Burns help manage post's forests

    Feb 16, 2012

    Late winter and spring is the time of year when the Fort Jackson Forestry Branch's prescribed burn team is in high gear.

  • Listen live as leaders discuss how TRADOC is leading the transition to the Army of the Future during

    Feb 15, 2012

    Senior leaders from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will discuss how TRADOC is leading the Army's transition to the Army of the Future during the upcoming Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 22 through 24.

  • Medal of Honor recipients set to visit

    Feb 14, 2012

    Five Medal of Honor recipients are scheduled to visit Fort Jackson to share their stories with the post community during a round table event from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 16, 2012, at the Post Theater.

  • Medal of Honor epitomizes courage

    Feb 9, 2012

    "A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers." -- John F. Kennedy

  • Program provides help to civilians

    Feb 9, 2012

    When the mounting demands of our daily lives leave us feeling frazzled and stressed, it's important to know where to turn for help.

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