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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…

Army’s Fort Jackson Reducing Moncrief Hospital to Clinic

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The Army’s Fort Jackson is ending overnight surgical and behavior health services at its Moncrief Army Community Hospital and turning it into a health clinic. Hospital spokesman Nicholas Spinelli says the 24-bed hospital has around 1,045 military and civilian workers. Spinelli says he is seeking information about how many staff members will remain at the clinic,…

Fort Jackson Soldiers Leave for Holiday

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — As the clock strikes midnight, some 6,000 Army soldiers from Fort Jackson begin heading home for the holidays. In an annual tradition at the Army’s largest training installation, soldiers start to leave in the early morning hours Friday and continue leaving throughout the day. Fort Jackson spokesman Pat Jones says it takes organizers months to…