Fort Jackson has representation at several events for Memorial Day. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the U.S. for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after
Discussions range from family to recruiting to fitness By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott welcomed Brig. General Jason E. Kelly, U.S. Army, to Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) headquarters in Columbia for an informal meeting between the two senior chiefs, Tuesday, Oct. 25. Among the discussion
Fort Jackson’s friends and neighbors are invited to share, once again, in the evening’s festivities. “You asked for it and we have answered,” said Fort Jackson Commander Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis “For the first time in years, we invite everybody to celebrate Independence Day with us.” The Master of
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Lieutenant General Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), was the keynote speaker at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Fort Jackson-Palmetto State chapter’s monthly luncheon, March 8. Gervais addressed the all-volunteer
Event to raise money in support of Army-honoring park and visitor venues on Fort Jackson By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The GATEWAY TO THE ARMY ASSOCIATION – a non-profit organization with a mission of designing, funding, and building Fort Jackson’s “Centennial Park” – hosted its second annual Centennial Park Fundraiser, Nov.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that occurred in New York City (World Trade Center), Pentagon, and Pennsylvania. Fort Jackson honors the fallen heroes that sacrificed their lives on that day by executing a wreath-laying ceremony on Sept. 10 at 5 p.m. at Centennial
Thousands of trainees and soldiers will head home forthe holidays to connect with their loved ones if their destination has beenapproved. Fort Jackson is conducting Victory Block Leave differently thisyear due to COVID-19. Trainees and soldiers are leaving and returning in a safe and staggeredmanner starting on Dec. 17 and
The Fort Jackson Garrison will welcome Command Sgt. Major Algrish C. Williams as its new command sergeant major in a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. at Victory Hall. Williams will assume responsibility from Fort Jackson Garrison Commander Col. John W. Hankins and will become his senior