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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….

A Thanksgiving Feast for Soldiers at Fort Jackson

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Thousands of troops training at Fort Jackson have to spend the Thanksgiving holiday away from home, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get a holiday feast. Wednesday afternoon the base provided a meal, complete with more than two thousand pounds of turkey. The folks at the base say its all about being a part of the Fort Jackson…

Resume Ready? Fort Jackson to Hold ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Job Fair

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Get your resumes ready. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Fort Jackson will host a ‘Hiring Our Heroes’ Job Fair for military veterans and their spouses. The job fair will take place on Tuesday, October 17 at the Solomon Center off Strom Thurmond Boulevard in Fort Jackson. According to organizers,  more than 40 Midlands and…