Fort Jackson

Fort Jackson: Expect Delays During Exercise on September 26

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (WOLO) – Soldiers, employees and visitors can expect longer than usual wait times at Fort Jackson’s entrance gates on September 26. According to Fort Officials, they will be holding a force protection exercise, that will involve simulated casualties. As a result, you will notice more emergency vehicles, transporting “victims” to several area hospitals. Post officials are testing their…

Free Centennial Concert at Fort Jackson Features Kelly Pickler, Hunter Hayes

FORT JACKSON, SC (WOLO)-– Fort Jackson is celebrating it’s Centennial with a free concert. It’s taking place Saturday, June 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The free concert will feature Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler. Fort officials say the Centennial Celebration will include a Golden Knights Army Parachute Team jump into Hilton Field, concert and fireworks display. Visitors Can…

Fort Jackson to Host Free Centennial Concert

FORT JACKSON, SC – Fort Jackson is celebrating it’s Centennial with a free concert. It’s taking place Saturday, June 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The free concert will feature Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler. Fort officials say the Centennial Celebration will include a Golden Knights Army Parachute Team jump into Hilton Field, concert and fireworks display. Visitors Can…

Soldier Dies at Fort Jackson

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A soldier at Fort Jackson died Thursday following an Army physical fitness test, say Base officials. The soldier, who was attending the Senior Leader Course, collapsed after finishing a two-mile run, according to officials with the Fort. The soldier was taken to a hospital and was pronounced dead at 7:56 a.m, according to a release from the…

Civilians, Fall In! Army’s Fort Jackson Wants You to Visit

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) – The Army’s largest basic training installation is inviting civilians to learn what happens when soldiers go through basic combat training. Fort Jackson commander Brig. Gen. John Johnson says members of the public may take part in a daylong tour of his installation on Aug. 4. The tour will introduce them to drill sergeants, show them…

Fort Jackson to host Independence Celebration

COLUMBIA, SC ( WOLO ) – Get ready to go Red, white and blue for Independence day. Fort Jackson will host its annual Torchlight Tattoo Fireworks and Independence day event on July, 2nd. The festivities are set to begin at 4pm. A flyover is set for 6:30pm. There will also be a performance by the 282nd Army Band. The Torchlight…

Change of Command at Fort Jackson

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) _ The Army general in charge of Fort Jackson in South Carolina says the post is a model for other military organizations trying to expand training for women entering combat-related jobs. Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier says he’s sorry he has to leave Fort Jackson, but must move on to the organization that oversees Army…

Watch: Army Secretary Tours Ft. Jackson

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Tuesday Fort Jackson got a visit from the Army’s new civilian leader. Army Secretary Eric Fanning toured Fort Jackson, taking a look at the training facilities, and watching the Fort’s leadership development. This is Fanning’s first visit to Fort Jackson, he was sworn in May 18th. Categories: Local News Tags: Fort Jackson

Army’s New Civilian Leader on 1st Visit to Fort Jackson

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) – The Army’s new civilian leader and first openly gay individual to head a U.S. military service is making his first visit to the service’s largest basic training post at Fort Jackson. Army Secretary Eric Fanning was sworn in May 18th as the civilian head of the nation’s largest military branch. Army officials said Fanning intends…