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Gen. Joseph Martin, Army Vice Chief of Staff announced Tuesday that Fort Jackson took first place in the large installation category in the Army Emergency Relief campaign.

Jackson raised $171,660 with a participation rate of 21.09% to lead all large installation Army-wide.

“Since 1942, Army Emergency Relief has helped more than 4 million Soldiers and their Families with over $2 billion dollars of financial assistance, to include one billion since September 11, 2001,” Martin wrote in an email announcing the winners. “This prestigious legacy is the result of generous donations made over the years by America’s Soldiers. This year, AER received over $2 million dollars in donations, reflecting a culture of Soldiers caring for fellow Soldiers.”

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston will award the first place winners at the Association of the U.S. Army annual meeting in October.

“Congratulations and my personal thanks to all who gave and, in doing so, continued the proud and important legacy of Soldiers Helping Soldiers,” he wrote. “Let’s do even better next year.”

The winners were:


1st Place: Fort Jackson

2nd Place: Schofield Barracks/Fort Shafter, Hawaii

3rd Place: Fort Sill, Oklahoma


1st Place: Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

2nd Place: Fort Rucker, Alabama

3rd Place: Stuttgart, Germany


1st Place: Presidio of Monterey, California

2nd Place: Yongsan, Korea

3rd Place: Fort McCoy, Wisconsin