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  • Centennial Anniversary
    Celebrating a Century of Service
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  • First impressions: Reception is every Soldier's introduction to the Army

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    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
    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
    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.
  • Fort Jackson Leader Archives
    Fort Jackson Leader is a weekly printed newspaper specifically printed for the Fort Jackson post and local community. Current as well as archive copies of the ad free Fort Jackson Leader can be attained here by clicking anywhere on the Leader slider.

Fort Jackson Senior Leadership:

Brig. Gen. John P. “Pete” Johnson

Commanding General

CSM Lamont Christian

Command Sergeant Major

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  • What surface is best for running?
    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.
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  • A good NAPP is key to better sleep

    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.