Army veteran, former State Guard commander addresses Midlands-area universities By Alex Junes-Ward Maj. General (Ret.) Tom Mullikin, former commanding general of the S.C. State Guard and a veteran U.S. Army officer, spoke to audiences at both Columbia International University (CIU) and the University of South Carolina (USC) as part ofContinue Reading

A Veterans VA Benefits Briefing will be held at Gateway Baptist Church, on September 17 from 8:30 – 10:30 am. The briefing will include General Eligibility, Claim for Compensation, Veterans Pension Benefits and many more. Suicide Awareness and Prevention will be the last briefing. Gateway Baptist Church is at 1651Continue Reading

By Elizabeth DePompei Kim Hussey went nine months without hearing her fiancé’s voice, even as she sat next to him every day. Her future husband, Alex, had stepped on an improvised explosive device while on foot patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Aug. 7, 2012. He lost both legs, most ofContinue Reading