FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- Fort Jackson's National Night Out is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., Aug. 9 at Hilton Field. Law enforcement and on-post organizations are coming together to bring Soldiers, families and civilians a night of information and entertainment.

"This nationwide event is held each year to foster positive relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve, as well as to heighten crime awareness," said Maj. Brad Fisher, provost marshal with the Directorate of Emergency Services.

DES will join with Columbia Police, Richland and Lexington County Sheriff departments and the South Carolina Highway Patrol to teach attendees about crime prevention and safety, while showcasing emergency service capabilities.

The event will begin with a law enforcement parade through the housing area that will end on Hilton Field. There will be static displays consisting of law enforcement aviation, crime scene simulation for kids to go through and K-9 demonstrations along with a felony traffic stop demonstration.

The surrounding communities are providing donations of school supplies from Fort Jackson's newest chapter of Operation Homefront. To register for school supplies visit www.operationhomefront.