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  • 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.

  • Family donates WWI items to museum

    Feb 9, 2012

    The Moore family has a rich history of service. Family members have served in the Civil War, the Spanish- American War, World War I and World War II. Now, some of the military-related items that have been passed on through generations have found a new permanent home at the Basic Combat Training Museum.

  • Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair

    Feb 9, 2012

    USAG will host a 2012 "Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair" at the Fort Jackson Solomon Center on March 6.

  • NPR's hit show From the Top seeks young, military-connected classical musicians

    Feb 8, 2012

    From the Top with host Christopher O'Riley, the hit NPR radio program showcasing America's best young classical musicians, is seeking young musicians with military parents who are Active Duty, National Guard, Reserves or post 9-11 Veterans for its live show recording on June 27, 2012 at The Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas.

  • Army looking to ensure PTSD diagnosis consistent

    Feb 8, 2012

    The Army's surgeon general told members of Congress that the service is investigating how post-traumatic stress disorder is diagnosed to ensure consistency at all hospitals.

  • Obama announces program to hire vets as first responders

    Feb 7, 2012

    President Barack Obama today continued his commitment to improving employment among veterans by introducing an initiative to hire them as the country's first responders.

  • Town Hall to use Facebook

    Feb 2, 2012

    The next Fort Jackson town hall meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, at the Solomon Center. Community members can post questions to the garrison's Facebook account.

  • Employees now may request estimates online

    Feb 2, 2012

    Electronic retirement estimates are now available online. Current DA employees who are eligible for a voluntary or optional retirement within the next five years can now request a retirement estimate electronically through the Employee Benefits Information System (EBIS).

  • Army Nurse Corps celebrates 111 years of caring, devotion

    Feb 2, 2012

    Today is a great day for the Army Nurse Corps. One-hundred, eleven years ago, Congress passed the Army Reorganization Act, which established the Army Nurse Corps as a permanent corps of the medical department.

  • Exercise to get a grip on love handles

    Feb 2, 2012

    I have often wondered why we use the term, "love handles," to describe our waistline so affectionately. After all, we strive to reduce and eliminate love handles, not build them up to admire.

  • 2011 Year in Photos

    Feb 1, 2012

    The best photos of Soldiers and families are all in one place.

  • Post mourns Medal of Honor winner

    Feb 1, 2012

    An estimated 1,300 Soldiers lined the streets of Fort Jackson and hundreds more filed into the Post Theater for a memorial service in honor of retired Master Sgt. John Baker, a Medal of Honor recipient who died Jan. 20 at his home in Northeast Columbia.

  • Post proudly celebrates black history

    Feb 1, 2012

    Each February, Fort Jackson takes pride in its celebration of Black History Month, providing Soldiers, Family members and civilians the opportunity to learn about the many achievements and sacrifices African-Americans have made during the course of our history.

  • Post to welcome new CSM

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will welcome its new top enlisted Soldier with an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony at 3 p.m., Tuesday, in front of Post Headquarters.

  • SMA visit focuses on Army transition

    Jan 26, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited Fort Jackson last week to talk about training issues and to brief Soldiers and noncommissioned officers about upcoming changes and challenges.

  • Jan. 25, 2012 -- CSA remarks at AUSA Institute of Land Warfare Breakfast

    Jan 26, 2012

    Jan. 25, 2012 -- CSA remarks at AUSA Institute of Land Warfare Breakfast

  • Community tours foster partnerships

    Jan 26, 2012

    In a few weeks, we will kick off our "Come See Your Army Tours" for 2012. I am a big advocate of educating the public about what the Army does at Fort Jackson.

  • BCT Soldiers turn out to be battle buddies in time of need

    Jan 26, 2012

    Anyone who has ever conducted a Victory Block Leave training cycle understands its benefits and challenges. The benefit that every participating member receives is the ability to spend quality time with their loved ones during the holiday season.

  • Chaplain assembles 'call to purity'

    Jan 26, 2012

    Last year a group from ChapelNext, a contemporary Protestant congregation met at Bayonet Chapel to figure out how to improve spiritual resiliency at Fort Jackson.

  • Medal of Honor recipient Baker dies at 66

    Jan 26, 2012

    Medal of Honor recipient, retired Master Sgt. John F. Baker Jr., died Jan. 20, in Columbia. Baker, a Northeast Columbia resident and loyal supporter of Fort Jackson, was 66.

  • Post celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 26, 2012

    Post hosts Martin Luther King Jr. remembrance.

  • Odierno: Army seeks increased partnerships in Asia

    Jan 25, 2012

    The Army is looking for increased opportunities to partner with allies in Asia, including both Korea and Japan.

  • CSA's Marching Orders -- America's Force of Decisive Action

    Jan 19, 2012

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno issued his Marching Orders Jan. 2012, titled "America's Force of Decisive Action."

  • Tax season under way, center to open

    Jan 19, 2012

    In today's economy, if you have the opportunity to save some money, you had better take advantage of it.

  • King's dream remains alive, demands everyone's action

    Jan 19, 2012

    It has been nearly 50 years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. This speech immortalized Dr. King.

  • Fort Jackson - What's cooking?

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Fort Jackson Thrift Shop is publishing a Fort Jackson Cookbook titled, "Fort Jackson -- What's Cooking?"

  • Factors determine eligibilty for free foreclosure review

    Jan 19, 2012

    Millions of Americans may be eligible for a free mortgage foreclosure review.

  • Interim family support tied to BAH

    Jan 19, 2012

    Because of new basic housing allowance rates for 2012 that recently took effect, service members providing interim family support pursuant should adjust their allotments accordingly.

  • Streamling: job application system to change soon

    Jan 18, 2012

    The path to government employment is about to change. This year, the Department of Defense will streamline the federal employment process by using a new software system called USA Staffing.

  • Lane change

    Jan 12, 2012

    Motorists who drive onto Fort Jackson are no longer required to have a vehicle decal.

  • Keep King's legacy of service alive

    Jan 12, 2012

    As the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday approaches, we are reminded of how successful, we as a nation and an Army can be, when we work harmoniously and respect one another.

  • Battle of New Orleans holds lessons for today's military

    Jan 12, 2012

    Mention the city of New Orleans and instantly images of Mardi Gras, the NFL's Saints or the destructive power of Hurricane Katrina come to mind. Few people think back to the War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans, a battle that decisively changed the course of American history and made Andrew Jackson the most revered general since George Washington.

  • Tax center scheduled to open Jan. 23

    Jan 12, 2012

    Taxpayers have two extra days to file their income tax returns this year, and Fort Jackson is ready to help Soldiers and their families meet the April 17 deadline with free preparation and filing at the tax center.

  • MLK luncheon scheduled

    Jan 12, 2012

    In 1963, a dreamer named Martin Luther King, Jr. stood in front of thousands at the National Mall and spoke about revolutionary ideas like racial integration and equality.

  • Credit score important tool in making financial decisions

    Jan 12, 2012

    Credit scores allow creditors and lenders to assess a person's credit and determine his or her credit risk.

  • Use discretion in political activites

    Jan 12, 2012

    As a public affairs practitioner, I sat in horror last week as I watched coverage of the Iowa caucuses and saw a Soldier in uniform show up on national television at a candidate's election night celebration.

  • Weight-loss resolutions require plan to succeed

    Jan 12, 2012

    Many of us make New Year's resolutions to improve our lives. Two areas that are often targeted are losing weight and increasing physical activity.

  • On the move: Relocations to continue through 2016

    Jan 4, 2012

    Trying to keep up with current locations of units and organizations on Fort Jackson has become increasingly challenging as a number of the post's residents have changed addresses throughout the last six months.

  • Milano: Embrace changes in new year

    Jan 4, 2012

    Welcome back from the holidays and Victory Block Leave! I hope all of you had a great time and are re-energized for what will surely be a challenging year ahead.

  • New system puts patient at center of medical care

    Jan 4, 2012

    What is the new Patient Caring Touch System and why is PCTS important? Why would people care about what it is? Those are questions I was recently asked by Col. John A. Nerges, my deputy commander for nursing.

  • Playground gets green holiday gift

    Jan 4, 2012

    Fort Jackson's boundless playground became even more pretty and playful at the recent landscaping unveiling ceremony. Cheryl Jackson, the Fort Jackson ACS Exceptional Family Member Program manager, won $750 of landscaping in a raffle and donated the winnings to the playground project.

  • Soldiers celebrate holidays on post

    Jan 4, 2012

    Millions of Americans hit the busy airports and packed highways to get home for the holidays, but hundreds of Fort Jackson training Soldiers decided to stay on post for Victory Block Leave.

  • Longtime employee remembered

    Jan 4, 2012

    The Fort Jackson community lost a very important person when Jeremiah Jeffcoat died unexpectedly shortly before Christmas.

  • FMWR continues long legacy of caring for Soldiers, families

    Jan 4, 2012

    In 2007, the Army signed the Army Family Covenant, a promise to Soldiers and their Families that the Army's support would be commensurate to the sacrifices Soldiers and their Families make in their service to the nation.

  • New year offers chance for do-over

    Jan 4, 2012

    With the new year come great expectations, anticipation and challenges.