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First impressions: Reception is every Soldier's introduction to the Army
Basic Combat Training has changed little in the 100 years since Fort Jackson became a stalwart of Army training. While some things change, the professionalism of drill sergeants in the reception battalion hasn't.
Stepping outside the comfort zone: High school students tackle Victory Tower
The girls finished Victory Tower by climbing down the cargo net from about 40 feet in the air. Once they got to the end of the net, they had to fall backward onto a mat.
Bright smiles, brighter future: Students graduate Red Cross dental program
Maj. Tyler Burningham, left, and Col. Dan C. Fong, commander of Fort Jackson Dental Activity, present graduates of the post's first American Red Cross dental assistant program with certifications during a July 15 ceremony at the Joe E. Mann Center.
Forum teaches youths life skills
Youths, from across the Installation Management Command, gathered at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, South Carolina for the 2016 Army Youth Leadership Forum.
Messages of faith
Will Graham, grandson of minister Billy Graham, and contemporary Christian recording artist Aaron Shust were on Fort Jackson, July 17 spreading a message of faith to Basic Combat Training Soldiers during a combined Protestant worship service.
Ready to 'lean in:' New commander shares his leadership philosophy.
Fort Jackson commander Brig. Gen. John 'Pete' Johnson said his main priority for the post is the same as the Army's priority: readiness.
Legal assistance garners Jackson another honor
One of Fort Jackson's units was best in supply, now Fort Jackson's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate has one of the most exemplary Legal Assistance services.
Officers graduate from dental training.
Eight Army dental officers graduated from the one-year long Advanced Education in General Dentistry program held at Fort Jackson July 8
Once upon a time:
Before Fort Jackson, Columbia was home to five smaller Army camps. While Fort Jackson formally began in 1917, the installation's roots date back to the previous century, when Soldiers fighting in the Spanish-American War were camped in and around Columbia, South Carolina.
New Fort Jackson training is a blast
The different types of smoke grenades. From left, the M106 Screen Obscurant Device, the M83 and the M18. The grenades appear similar, but the M106 is a bursting grenade, rather than a burning smoke grenade like those on the right.
Husband and wife share time on the trail
When Staff Sgts. Joseph and Queshawnia Franklin of 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment took wedding vows to be by each other's side, they knew eventually it would also lead to them standing together in the same battalion.
Pinckney partners up for second award
Faculty and supporters of C.C. Pinckney Elementary School pose after accepting the 2016 Lt. Gen. Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award by the Military Child Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. Command Sgt. Maj. Rod Celestaine accepted the award on behalf of Fort Jackson.
NYC cops experience Army fitness training
A pair of New York City police officers got a taste of Army physical training during a two-week course at the U.S. Army Physical Fitness School at Fort Jackson.
Light the Sky: Fort Jackson celebrates America's independence.
Fort Jackson celebrated the Nation's birthday with a day full of events and a night full of entertainment. The night's entertainment began with a fly-over by South Carolina National Guard helicopters and a performance by the local band Root Doctors.
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Sailors, along with embarked Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit assigned to the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard, run on the ship's flight deck. The jury’s still out on whether running on a softer surface has less impact on joints and muscles.
A good NAPP is key to better sleep
Air Force Senior Airman Karen Machado takes a nap before going to a deployed location. The new Nighttime Alleviation Play and Practice app, better known as NAPP, could give warfighters tools to make sure they're getting the shut-eye they need.