Fort Jackson

BASIC MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING: Fort Jackson officers demonstrate standard army weapon use

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — Fort Jackson, the largest basic combat training installation in the Army, teaches 45,000 soldiers each year in its basic training program alone. The base employs thousands of workers and contributes more than $2 billion of revenue to the Palmetto State according to a study by the University of South Carolina. “This is the transformation from being…

Thanksgiving feast for soldiers at Fort Jackson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – Fort Jackson’s Army Drill Sergeant Academy candidates enjoyed quite the feast today.  The men and women make sacrifices to serve and protect including being away from their families during the holidays. It is not easy being away from family during the holidays but throw in delicious food and laughter around the table, soldiers were reminded there…

Fort Jackson to host wreath laying ceremony to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

Fort Jackson honors the fallen heroes with wreath laying ceremony Sept. 10 at 5 p.m

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Fort Jackson will have a wreath laying ceremony to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 this Friday, September 10. The ceremony will start at 5 p-m at Fort Jackson at Centennial Park. The event is open to the public. According to Fort Jackson officials, the event is open to the public but everyone needs to be…