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Fort Jackson identifies soldier who died after incident at rifle range

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Fort Jackson officials say they have identified the soldier who died after an incident at a rifle range. Fort Jackson officials say Pvt. James Noel Zamora, an 18 year-old active duty basic combat training soldier from California, died Nov. 5 after an incident that occurred around noon at a rifle range. He was assigned to Company D, 3rd…

Fort Jackson working with MUSC to provide free COVID-19 testing

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Officials from Fort Jackson say they are partnering with the Medical University of South Carolina to offer free coronavirus testing for individuals with authorized post access. The testing will be available September 22 and 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m, with the main day for retirees and Veteran Health Identification Card holders being September 22. The drive-through testing…

Fort Jackson Soldier found dead in barracks, say officials

Fort Jackson officials say a 29 year-old, from Wisconsin, was found dead Saturday morning at his barracks

COLUMBIA ,  SC (WOLO)– Fort Jackson officials say they are investigating the cause of death of an active duty basic combat training soldier. Fort Jackson officials say the 29 year-old, from Wisconsin, was found dead Saturday morning at his barracks. The command is conducting a 48 hour training stand down, according to officials. “A loss of a loved one and…

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…