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

By Rick Burke, Navy Office of Community Outreach Capt. Jeff Dial, a University of South Carolina alumnus, is serving at Naval Medical Readiness Logistics Command (NMRLC) Navy Reserve Unit, Williamsburg, Virginia. Dial graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1997 with a Master of Public Health and joined theContinue Reading

Chief Quartermaster Bryan Williamson (left), from Columbia, South Carolina, stands quartermaster of the watch alongside Cmdr. Nicholas Maruca while the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) conducts routine underway operations. Dewey is forward-deployed and assigned to Commander, Task Force 71/Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, the Navy’s largest DESRON andContinue Reading

Irmo Elementary hosted their annual Veterans Day Parade on November 10. Students and staff surrounded the car rider line to show appreciation to all who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. This year there were more than 20 cars filled with family members or community members.Continue Reading

In appreciation and support of veterans, Richland County Government is joining Operation Green Light, an initiative of the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers (NACVSO), by illuminating County buildings with green light during the week of Veterans Day, November 6-12. Each year, NACo andContinue Reading

Irmo High School will be honoring veterans and veterans’ families in the community at a Veteran’s Day celebration on November 10 from 10 a.m. – noon. The event will feature performances by Irmo High School band, chorus, guitar, orchestra, percussion, piano, and theatre ensembles. For more information or to RSVPContinue Reading

By Thomas Grant Jr. Since 1929, aspiring youth baseball players have found a home to compete with the South Carolina American Legion. With chapters throughout the Palmetto State, it has seen numerous alumnus go on to play either college or Major League Baseball. The list of renowned former South CarolinaContinue Reading