Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson adds additional modifications to keep soldiers coronavirus free

As the number of coronavirus cases grow around the world, and here in SC, Fort Jackson military post has no cases and introduces changes to keep it that way

Image: Fort Jackson Commanding General @Twitter Columbia, SC (WOLO) –Fort Jackson announced Thursday that Family Day and Graduations are cancelled for the foreseeable future. Fort Jackson’s Commanding General says the cancellations includes next week’s events for 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment on March 19th. The ceremony will still be held, but it will be live streamed on the Fort Jackson…

Fort Jackson announces round of changes to reduce risk of coronavirus spread

Changes are coming to the Fort Jackson military installation in response to the increased spread of the coronavirus

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The coronavirus has lead to a procedural change at Fort Jackson. Brigadier General Milford Beagle released a statement via the base’s twitter feed that ‘Family Day’ will be cancelled ahead of this week’s Basic Training graduation. In addition to the cancellation of the annual event,  Fort Jackson officials say graduation ceremonies will only be held outside,…

Fort Jackson Soldiers heading home for the holidays

Our Curtis Wilson is at the airport as the soldiers depart

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– It’s a bust travel time of the year at Columbia Metropolitan Airport and this week some of the travelers are our men and women in the military. On Thursday, soldiers from Fort Jackson headed home for the holidays. Our Curtis Wilson was on hand for the send off. Categories: Digital Exclusives and Features, Local News Tags: Fort…

Fort Jackson hosts Memorial Day ceremony today

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — Fort Jackson National Cemetery is getting ready to host a Memorial Day ceremony to honor all of the men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country. Members of the public are invited to commemorate the Federal holiday remembering all branches of the military who died while on active duty in all wars….

Secretary of Army visits Fort Jackson, says he is impressed with the training

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  The Secretary of the Army made a visit to the nation’s largest training base, Fort Jackson. On Tuesday, Secretary of the Army, Mark Esper, made a visit to Fort Jackson to observe training exercises and address changes coming to the army’s recruit development program. Esper says he is pleased with the support recruits get from the Midlands….

Fort Jackson Police look for suspects accused in attempted child abduction

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Fort Jackson Police need help locating suspects they say are accused of attempting to abduct a child while on the military base. According to an alert posted on the military installations Facebook page on Saturday, the Fort Jackson Police Department is actively investigating the incident that reportedly took place at the intersection of Imoden and…

Army Generals at Fort Jackson host students for leader development

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Army Generals hosted leader development at Fort Jackson on Friday. College students from across the state had a unique classroom at Fort Jackson. During the event, Army Generals spoke with ROTC students from several South Carolina and North Carolina colleges and universities. The program is focused on mentorship and developing the Army’s next generation of leaders. Categories: Local…

Fort Jackson 282nd Army Band performs free concert for Veterans Day

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–  Honoring Veterans with music, The Fort Jackson 282nd Band performed a free Veterans Day concert Sunday at  Trinity Episcopal Church. The event celebrated the centennial of the Armistice ending World War One. According to organizers, the performances included a choir with  brass and percussion, along with an organist. The concert featured music for brass and organ by J.S….