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Cuts impact FMWR programs
Customers of Andy's Fitness Center work out at the Solomon Center facility Wednesday morning. Andy's is a victim of Army wide budget cuts and is slated to close permanently later this year. Firehouse Productions, an FMWR supported custom production shop, will move into the location.
School Days: Fort Jackson schools embracing change this year
Parents escort children to their first day of school Monday morning at C.C. Pinckney Elementary. Monday kicked off the 2016-2017 academic school year for children attending school on Fort Jackson. Kids attending Dent Middle School and Richland Northeast started yesterday.
Jackson remembers S.C. fallen
Brig. Gen. John "Pete" Johnson, Fort Jackson commander, leads the post staff and a formation of Soldiers during the Sixth Annual Run for the Fallen Aug. 13 at Hilton Field. The run showed the post's support for South Carolina Service members who sacrificed their lives for the nation. Johnson said the run was a "small token of appreciation" for their service.
Officials urge proactive measures to combat Zika
While there have been no confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the greater Columbia area, installation health officials are asking Fort Jackson housing residents to remain vigilant.
Keeping Pace: Strom Thurmond group walks to stay active
Arthritis.org said that walking is beneficial because it improves circulation, leads to a longer life span, improves sleep and even lightens your mood. A group of women in the Strom Thurmond Building on Fort Jackson use their break to stay active during work. They walk for 15 minutes, twice a day.
'It's my sound' Father bands with Army band for daughter's graduation
Sgt. Maj. Gil Hoffer of The United States Army Band warms up his trumpet with members of the 282nd Band. Hoffer wanted to perform with the band during his daughter's graduation to find a 'meaningful way to congratulate her,' he said.
Counties offer safe zones for exchanges
To provide a safe space for internet purchases and other transactions, many surrounding counties have begun to establish Internet Exchange Zones for public use. The locations have 24-hour video surveillance and high visibility.
Colleagues remember Soldier's warm smile
Soldiers pay their respects during a memorial service at Fort Jackson for Sgt. 1st Class. Clayton Z. Hughes, a senior drill sergeant for Delta Company, 120th Adjutant General Battalion.
Slow Your Roll: Post cracking down on speeders as school year begins
As school-aged children prepare this weekend to go back to school, post officials are calling on drivers to slow down.
NCO Academy torch passes to Escobedo
Col. Richard Nieberding, SSI commander, waits to pass the NCO Academy colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Jorge Escobedo during an Assumption of Commandant Ceremony Aug. 9.
Army directs changes to NCO programs
U.S. Army Sgt. Ryan Skelton, left, of Denver, Co., and Staff Sgt. Elvis Servellon, of Omaha, Neb. -- both with the Fort Jackson Salute Battery -- fire an M116 Howitzer during a July 16 retirement ceremony at Fort Jackson. Changes to three NCO programs will affect Soldiers' careers.
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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.