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Fort Jackson soldier found dead in Barracks Identified

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Fort Jackson officials have identified the basic combat training soldier found dead in his barracks Saturday. According to officials,  29 year old Pvt. Michael Wise, of Wisconsin, was found dead at his barracks September 12th. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment. Fort officials say the command is conducting a 48 hour training stand…

Twins to graduate from Fort Jackson after completing basic training together

Annika and Margaret are fraternal twins from Illinois. They just completed basic training, which they got to do together.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — On Thursday, two soldiers will get to say they’ve graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson with their sibling. But not only are they related, they’re twins, and they got to be in the same company. “It was just a coincidence, purely by chance,” said Annika Meyer, PV2. “It’s a neat opportunity to get a chance…

Archaeologists investigating a Vietnam-era mock training village on Fort Jackson

Archaeologists are spending the week at Fort Jackson investigating what may have been a Vietnam-era mock training village. 

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Archaeologists are spending the week at Fort Jackson investigating what may have been a Vietnam-era mock training village. But there’s no documentation of it, so they’re working to figure out what’s exactly there. “It’s over 50 years of age, so it’s considered a historic resource and so they’re wanting us to come out and document. So…

‘We always remain vigilant,’ Safety and security a top priority at Fort Jackson

With two deadly active shooter situations on military bases this week, it may raise concern over safety at these institutions.

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — With two deadly active shooter situations on military bases this week, it may raise concern over safety at these institutions. Although not a naval base, Fort Jackson is the largest Army basic training site in the country. There’s thousands of people on the post at all times. “We do mourn the losses of brothers and sisters…