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Centennial Profile: Cpl. Freddie Stowers
Seventy-three years after his death, Cpl. Freddie Stowers was awarded the Medal of Honor
for his valor during World War I. He was the first African American to receive this honor for service
during this war.
Kids Day at Fort Jackson
The Fort Jackson Boys and Girls Club of America planned activities to celebrate Day for Kids on Sept. 17 at Legion Pool on post. The day is set aside every third Saturday in September for adults and children to spend meaningful time together.
Cousins meet for very first time in BCT
Pvts. Roger Kendrick and Michael Weese, of Echo Company and Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment, are cousins who met for the first time recently during Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson.
Brushing Up: Moncrief Soldiers go back to basic
Sgt.1st Class Eric Eller checks to make sure his simulated casualty is secured properly in an ambulance near the end of the Army Warrior Task Training.
Jackson flood response lauded during seminar
Maj. Gen. Greg Batts, the second highest-ranking officer in the S.C. National Guard, speaks during a Sept. 14 emergency preparedness seminar that involved civic and military emergency managers from across the state.
Hispanics in the Army: Embracing, enriching and enabling America
The Army began celebrating the heritage of Hispanics in its ranks Sept. 15.
Show some love
Maj. Gen. John 'Pete' Johnson, Fort Jackson commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Lamont Christian, the post's senior enlisted leader, sign their Combined Federal Campaign pledge forms Sept. 7.
Sign of the times
The installation unveiled a new billboard on I-77 Sept. 7 to commemorate its centennial. Over the past 100 years, Fort Jackson has grown into the largest initial entry training installation in the Army, training over 70,000 Soldiers annually.
Hitting the road
More than 350 people turned out Saturday morning for a 5K/10K event at Semmes Lake. The event, in recognition of suicide prevention month, took Soldiers, Family members and DA Civilians along a course near Gate 1.
Building better leaders
Maj. Gen. Jason T. Evans, the Army's Director, Military Personnel Management, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1,answers a question during the during the Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude Leadership Lecture Series held at the Solomon Center here, Sept. 13.
Meet the class of 2016: 3 inducted into drill sergeant hall of fame
Retired First Sgt. Thriso Hamilton Jr. reveals his picture with Mittie Smith during the United States Army Drill Sergeant Association's Drill Sergeant Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Sept. 9 at Fort Jackson.
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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.
7th Annual "Do it in Pink" Workout Aerobathon
Saturday September 24, 2016 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM _ Admission is FREE!
Must workout in Pink! (in support of breast cancer awareness)
Featuring: Cardio Boxing, Fitness Hip Hop, Old School Aerobics, Zumba! and more!
For more information call 751-3700
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.