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R.J. Frazier, Fort Jackson's Emergency Manager said, "As of May 4, 2016, within in the continental United States, there have been 472 laboratory confirmed travel-associated Zika virus disease cases with no locally acquired mosquito-borne cases."
MACH transition plan
Fort Jackson held a town hall meeting Tuesday night at the post theater to discuss Moncrief Army Community Hospital's upcoming transition to an Army Health Clinic.
Students had a "field day" May 13 at C.C. Pinkney Elementary School during an annual tradition to "promote team building amongst students," through "competitive sportsmanship in way to celebrate the end of school year," said Maureen Voorhees, the president of CCP's Parent-Teacher Organization.
A shared heritage
Soldiers from Asia and the Pacific Islands have played an integral part in Army operations in the past 100 years.
The firemen in Fort Jackson's fire department say they feel like they are family. 'We wear many different hats here at Fort Jackson, It's a balancing act keeping them all in check,' said firefighter Kenny Morgan.
Something RAD happened on Fort Jackson May 19-21.
It wasn't something out of the 1980s but rather Retiree Appreciation Days where the post celebrated those who retired from the military service.
Under the cover of darkness
Fort Jackson opened its gates to the public on May 19 to observe Basic Combat Training
Soldiers execute the Night Infiltration Course.
Post tracks newborn woodpeckers
Members of Fort Jackson's environmental team went to Weston Lake May 16 to band nine-day-old
endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers with aluminum and colored bands.
Joanie Thresher, director of the South Carolina USO, and Air Force Maj. William Busch, commander of the Military Entry Processing Station -- Fort Jackson, cut the ribbon April 13, officially opening a USO center in the MEPS building.
Sgt. Jario Chavarria of MACH sprints down the field during the farmers walk portion of the competition.
Shirley Cherry, Leslie Smith, and Felicia Johnson sort through coupons during the Coupon Craze Class May 17. This event was a part of Military Spouse Appreciation Month.
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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.