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  • Veteran teachers retire from Fort Jackson schools

    Jun 14, 2012

    Four Fort Jackson teachers, who combined for more than 115 years of service with Department of Defense Education Activities, retired June 1. Faculty, staff and students acknowledged and celebrated the commitments of Catherine James, Faye Holland, Nancy Kerr and Wanda Beatty in a ceremony marking the end of the school year at Pierce Terrace Elementary School.

  • Class rallies around autistic student

    Jun 14, 2012

    When the Miles family to Fort Jackson, S.C., with 8-year-old Chad, who is autistic, they did not know what to expect.

  • Birthday Bash -- Columbia Blowfish celebrate military night

    Jun 14, 2012

    About 3,000 Fort Jackson Soldiers celebrated the Army's 237th Birthday with baseball, hot dogs and, of course, a birthday cake.

  • FMWR Fitness Department offers classes for wounded warriors

    Jun 14, 2012

    Soldiers who are wounded in the line of duty face challenges and life-changing decisions. For those who wish to continue their service to their country, the road to recovery can be a long and difficult one.

  • Army Birthday Message from LTG Mike Ferriter

    Jun 13, 2012

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- On June 14, 1775, our Nation's leaders established the Continental Army.

  • Graduation Surprise

    Jun 7, 2012

    First Infantry Soldier deployed to Afghanistan surprises her daughter at her high school graduation

  • Army Birthday a reason to celebrate for all

    Jun 6, 2012

    For a new team member on post, it doesn't take very long to notice the chemistry between Fort Jackson and our neighboring communities and the great relationship we enjoy.

  • AG Corps Hall of Fame inducts eight

    Jun 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson welcomed eight men into the Adjutant General Corps Hall of Fame last week during a special reception at the Soldier Support Institute.

  • Deployed Army mom surprises graduate

    Jun 6, 2012

    Jazmyn Michel was one of more than 440 graduates to receive her diploma from White Knoll High School in Lexington, Saturday at the Carolina Coliseum. She was the only one to receive a surprise from her mother, Master Sgt. Gillian Michel, who flew all the way from Afghanistan to be there for her graduation.

  • Schoolhouse named after Navy chaplain

    Jun 6, 2012

    In a ceremony Friday, the facility housing the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center was named "Stanley J. Beach Hall" in honor of a "living legend" in the Navy Chaplain Corps.

  • Korea, Vietnam vet to open toasts at Army Ball

    Jun 6, 2012

    Fort Jackson will host the Army's 237th birthday June 16, welcoming hundreds of Soldiers to a celebration that many have missed the last few years because of duties in Iraq and Afghanistan. Leading them in a toast at this year's event is retired Col. Angelo Perri, a man who knows a thing or two about coming home from combat.

  • Post hosts 'Top Cop' competition

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers and civilian law enforcement officers from different regions competed in the Top Cop Competition Sunday through Tuesday, which took place on Fort Jackson for the first time. The 17th Military Police Detachment hosted the third annual competition, which aims to build excellence and camaraderie between military and civilian law enforcement agencies.

  • Students boost espirt de corps in challenge

    Jun 6, 2012

    Teams of students with the Army Adjutant General Captains Career Course competed against each other during an event called "Warrior Challenge" on the morning of May 30 at Twin Lakes. The challenge not only tested the Soldiers' individual levels of physical fitness, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance, but also their ability to accomplish a mission together.

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Musician offers talent, inspiration to BCT Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2012

    Eric Horner, a 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee, started volunteering in 2006 with the 193rd Infantry Brigade, leading Basic Combat Training Soldiers in song at multiple graduation ceremonies, worship services and other concerts. He has performed more than 200 concerts and 30 tours in one year for Basic Combat Training Soldiers, according to Maj. Earl Bowers assigned to 193rd Infantry Brigade.

  • 'Iron PT' aims to enhance esprit de corps for SSI

    Jun 6, 2012

    A conversation between Brig. Gen. David MacEwen, commanding general of the Soldier Support Institute, and Maj. Jon Williams, the SSI's Combined Arms Directorate chief, about strengthening the organization's esprit de corps led to a workout session that had most of the SSI officers sweating and all of the participants smiling after physical training on the morning of May 31.

  • Army Ball looks to connect Soldiers with tradition

    May 31, 2012

    This year's Army Birthday Ball will be an opportunity for Soldiers and their families to reconnect with military tradition.

  • Blowfish to host free baseball game for Soldiers

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson is continuing its partnership with the Columbia Blowfish baseball club and the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the Army's birthday with a baseball game.

  • Edwards to receive fatherhood award

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson 1st Lt. William Edwards has been selected as the recipient of the Military Fatherhood Award by the Fatherhood Initiative, the organization announced Tuesday.

  • BCT Soldiers keep their cool during Southern summer heat

    May 31, 2012

    Drill sergeants and Basic Combat Training company commanders have a number of ways of keeping Soldiers cool during the summer heat.

  • Memorial Day event honors Nation's heroes

    May 31, 2012

    More than 300 people took the opportunity Monday to remember America's fallen service members in a Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

  • Veterans enjoy Honor Flight

    May 31, 2012

    About 100 veterans left Columbia Metropolitan Airport on the morning of May 23 to visit the World War II Memorial in Washington.

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    May 31, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Ruben Vargas was looking for guidance after leaving the Army. A knee injury made his future in uniform look less than exciting, he said, but he knew he wasn't ready to step away from the Army after more than 15 years of service.

  • Post students have chance to audition for Secret Garden

    May 31, 2012

    An audition for the Missoula Children's Theatre production of The Secret Garden is scheduled for June 18 at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School. Roles are available for students entering first grade through 12th grade.

  • Victory Update Vol. 12-05

    May 31, 2012

    In this edition of Victory Update a Fort Jackson Soldier receives a nation military fatherhood award, plus the commanding general invites you to Fort Jackson's Army Birthday Ball and remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Memorial Day not just for barbecues, beach fun

    May 24, 2012

    On Monday, May 28, many from this community will join me at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery to honor those members of our Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Memorial Day, for many Americans, marks the unofficial start of summer with backyard barbecues, a trip to the lake or just relaxing and enjoying a long weekend. But for many of us, Memorial Day holds a much deeper meaning.

  • 187th instructors reach for top level

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson is close to adding three more master level instructors to its ranks at the 187th Ordnance Battalion's Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • For Red Cross volunteer, helping is everything

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson 2012 Volunteer Hall of Fame inductee Claire Paige Zeigler starts off each week filing prescriptions Mondays at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, a volunteer position she has held since 2003.

  • Post celebrates Asian Pacific heritage

    May 24, 2012

    Fort Jackson celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

  • Fort Jackson gets Army Strong

    May 24, 2012

    Soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., participated in the post's annual Strongman Competition to see who was the strongest or fittest, May 17, 2012.

  • During Memorial Day Weekend, make safety a No. 1 priority

    May 24, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- This Memorial Day, Americans across the country will honor the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service of our Nation and of our allies.

  • Commentary: Surviving the 10K hike on Fort Jackson

    May 24, 2012

    I participated in last weekend's Ruck for a Cure 10K and finished last.

  • 'I will be a Soldier until the day I die' -- Fort Jackson honors military retirees

    May 24, 2012

  • Performance specialist prepares players for 2012 Warrior Games

    May 21, 2012

    A performance enhancement specialist from Fort Jackson was part of the support staff preparing Soldiers for competing in this year's Warrior Games.

  • Army public affairs professionals gather to improve their talents

    May 17, 2012

    More than 200 U.S. Army public affairs professionals from around the world pause for a group photo during this year's Army Worldwide Public Affairs Symposium, May 16, 2012 at Joint Base Andrews, Md.

  • Military retirees deserve our appreciation, thanks

    May 17, 2012

    One of the first things any newcomer to Fort Jackson will inevitably learn is how military friendly the Columbia area is. Because of this, it comes as no surprise to me that many service members decide to remain in or relocate to this region after their active duty careers come to an end.

  • 3-60th NCO receives Army safety award

    May 17, 2012

    A Fort Jackson Soldier received the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army Individual Award of Excellence in Safety in the noncommissioned officer category Monday.

  • Asian-Pacific heritage to be celebrated

    May 17, 2012

    May is nationally recognized as Asian Pacific Heritage Month. The U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School will host Fort Jackson's Asian Pacific Heritage luncheon, scheduled for 11 a.m., Friday at the Solomon Center.

  • Ruck for a Cure plans weekendevent on post

    May 17, 2012

    A pair of Fort Jackson drill sergeants hope to put 100 hikers on a 10K trail this weekend. Sgt. 1st Class James Allred and Staff Sgt. Wayne Whitbeck, drill sergeants with the 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, are staging an event Saturday morning to raise awareness for Ruck for a Cure, a non-profit organization they founded earlier in the year. Ruck for a Cure is designed to raise money and awareness for cancer and related research.

  • Drill sergeant spouse pays it forward

    May 17, 2012

    Julie Correira's day typically starts out like that of any other stay-at-home mother. She makes breakfast and sends her two children, Sydney, 12, and Isabella, 7, off to school. After that, however, Correira can be found at rifle ranges, obstacle courses and other Fort Jackson training sites.

  • Veterans' cross-country ride stops at Fort Jackson

    May 17, 2012

    Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos would like to have your attention, please. The two veterans are biking across the nation, travelling 4,500 miles across 14 states in 100 days, to draw attention to health care challenges in the military. Last Thursday, the pair arrived at Fort Jackson, stopping at Post Headquarters on their way to Florence.

  • Active duty military receive free access to national parks

    May 16, 2012

    Beginning on Armed Forces Day on May 19, active duty service men and women - Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and activated National Guard and Reserves - can obtain the new military version of the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands Annual Pass.

  • Army Ten-Miler Sells Out in Record Time

    May 16, 2012

    Another record-breaking milestone! The 2012 Army Ten-Miler filled its 30,000 runner field in record time.

  • Fort Jackson relies on community's efforts

    May 10, 2012

    It's no secret that it takes more than effective leaders to successfully run an installation and support a military community; Fort Jackson is no exception.

  • NCO organizes bone marrow drive

    May 10, 2012

    Wednesday at the Basic Training Museum, the Main Exchange and at Moncrief Army Community Hospital. Soldiers were on hand to answer questions and educate potential donors about the program.

  • Program helps prevent, identify risky behaviors

    May 10, 2012

    Fort Jackson commanders have a program at their disposal that helps them avert issues like substance abuse, domestic violence or even suicide in their units.

  • Chaplains view film about martyred pastor

    May 10, 2012

    Fifty Army, Navy and Air Force chaplains gathered at the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center May 1 to watch a documentary about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theologian and Nazi resister who is widely considered a 20th century hero of faith to many in the American Christian and Jewish religious communities.

  • Balloon-twisting Soldier entertains kids

    May 10, 2012

    Working in a library, one would think things would be sedate, quiet and predictable. Several weeks ago, children's librarian Cecilia Hem Lee, Thomas Lee Hall Library, had a visitor who definitely caught her off guard.

  • Drill sergeant is active in community

    May 10, 2012

    Fort Jackson's Active Duty Military 2012 Volunteer of the Year, Staff Sgt. Nicole Steinbring has an active volunteer life both on and off post. As an athlete, she's competed for several years in breast cancer awareness competitive runs, an issue that hits close to home for her.

  • Special Olympics athletes compete at Fort Jackson

    May 10, 2012

    Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes gathered last weekend at Fort Jackson for the South Carolina summer games.

  • Odierno: Soldiers must take action to prevent sexual assault

    May 9, 2012

    In the Army's fight against sexual harassment and assault, Soldiers cannot be passive. They must recognize and confront other Soldiers engaged in offensive behavior or who may sexually assault someone.

  • TRADOC Instructors of the Year announced during fourth Annual Army Learning Summit

    May 7, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Seven Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command were recognized as Instructors of the Year and presented awards by Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC's commanding general during the fourth Annual Army Learning Summit May 3 at the TRADOC Headquarters on Fort Eustis.

  • Fort Jackson names top drill sergeant

    May 3, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Heilman, Company B, 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was named Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant of the Year in a ceremony April 26 at the Officers' Club.

  • CG outlines Seven B's of command philosophy

    May 3, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Rorberts, Fort Jackson's commanding general, outlines the "Seven B's" of his command philosophy.

  • Retiree Appreciation Days scheduled

    May 3, 2012

    Fort Jackson's Retiree Appreciation Days are scheduled for May 17-19.

  • SSI warrant officer named TRADOC top instructor

    May 3, 2012

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Troy Skaggs, an instructor with the Soldier Support Institute's Human Resource Management Qualification Course at the Adjutant General School, was named TRADOC Instructor/Facilitator of the Year in the warrant officer category.

  • 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.

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