By Leader Staff ReportJune 12, 2014
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (June 12, 2014) -- An air assault demonstration will be held at Hilton Field in conjunction with the Basic Combat Training graduation of the 2nd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment at 9 a.m., June 19.
The demonstration is part of the post's Victory Week, a two-day event that begins with a postwide run at 6 a.m., and will have military demonstrations, sporting events, an ironman physical fitness competition and a free concert featuring country music artist James Otto at 7 p.m., June 19. Officials will also implement a Fort Jackson Hall of Heroes to honor and recognize individuals who have served at Fort Jackson and who have left an indelible mark upon the installation.
The public is invited to view the demonstration, the concert and the other events of Victory Week.
"My intent is to provide Soldiers, family members and civilians with a team-building event that showcases our installation. Our post is a great place to live and work and this is our opportunity to conduct a fun, yet challenging series of events designed to forge teams at Fort Jackson," said Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker, Fort Jackson's commanding general.
Sporting events include soccer, flag football, volleyball and tug-of-war and will take place at Hilton Field. In addition, teams will navigate a combat assault course that includes marksmanship, four obstacles and a mystery event.