By Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach MILLINGTON, Tenn. – Lt. j.g. Jennifer Pilat, whose mother resides in Columbia recently completed training at Naval Chaplaincy School to serve as a chaplain for America’s seafaring warfighters. Pilat graduated from Irmo High School in 2003 and Virginia Theological Seminary in 2019.Continue Reading

The Columbia VA Healthcare System is inviting the community to a special Korean War Remembrance Ceremony on June 25. The event will take place at the Dorn VA Medical Center, located at 6439 Garners Ferry Road, starting at 11:00 AM. This occasion serves to honor the sacrifices and service ofContinue Reading

Legionnaires from American Legion Post 193 in Chapin will lay to rest the cremated remains of six previously unclaimed veterans at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery on Friday, May 10. US Army Veteran SSG Howard Weitzell, SSG Weitzell served in the US Army from November 24, 1975 – September 1,Continue Reading

Fort Jackson, SC – The Columbia Recruiting Battalion, stationed at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, recently concluded its highly successful “STEM Roadshow,” held from March 11th to 15th. This innovative event, spotlighting careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), spanned three states and made stops at five prestigious high schools.Continue Reading

The South Carolina Air National Guard 169th Medical Group will host a Community Health Expo on Saturday April 6, 2024, at the Garners Ferry Adult Activity Center, 8620 GarnersFerry Road Hopkins S.C. 29061. The expo is a cooperative health educational initiative hosted by the SCANG in conjunction with S.C. DepartmentContinue Reading

Miriam Rhame Medley, a resident of Lexington, SC, was bestowed the title of “Living Legend” in recognition of her remarkable service during the Vietnam War. The ceremony, held on March 14th at the Village of Southlake, celebrated Medley’s dedication as a Red Cross Recreational Worker in Vietnam. Joined by 100Continue Reading

Thousands Head Home for Fort Jackson Victory Block Leave   As the holiday season approaches, Fort Jackson is gearing up for a heartwarming reunion as thousands of trainees and soldiers embark on their well-deserved two-week Victory Block Leave. This annual tradition allows military personnel to take a break from rigorousContinue Reading