ARMY IN ALASKA

Woodpecker season is something to tweet about

By Elyssa Vondra Fort Jackson Leader A tweet-worthy red-cockaded woodpecker nesting season paid homage to Fort Jackson's RCW program. This endangered species' population growth on Fort Jackson set records in 2018. Post officials are optimistic the increased numbers of birds may lessen or eliminate training restrictions in RCW habitat i
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TV police stars make 'live' appearance on post

Story by Robert Timmons on 12/10/2018 The Fort Jackson community met with the law enforcement personnel they watch on TV during a meet and greet with local stars of Live PD Nov. 29 at the NCO Club. Live PD is an A&E show that takes viewers along for the ride
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Gold Star Families, golden-hearted Soldiers honored

By Elyssa Vondra Fort Jackson Leader The annual Holiday Wishes event was held at the NCO Club Dec. 1 to honor Gold Star Mothers and Families and their lost Soldiers. The event doubled in size this year, officials said. There were 215 people registered and even Saint Nick made a
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Resources available to services members dealing with substance use disorders

Story by Lori Newman on 12/10/2018 Brooke Army Medical Center Department of Behavioral Medicine has launched a new program to make it easier for service members to get help for substance use disorders. The new Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program is an intense five-week outpatient program offered Monday through Friday
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USAMRMC Discusses Real Readiness' with Senior Leader

Story by Jennifer Crown on 12/10/2018 Army Materiel Command Commanding General Gen. Gus Perna emphasized the need to measure "real readiness" during a visit with key leaders from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command Dec. 7. "We need to think operationally, beyond just data and metrics," said Perna.
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Nov. 22 marks date the U.S. isn't so thankful for

By Elyssa Vondra Thanksgiving 2018 marked the 55th anniversary of then-President John F. Kennedy's assassination; one former Fort Jackson Soldier, a retired journalist, has recounted his unique experience of the event. William Whitten of Atlanta was a private, and clerk, at the time. He had just graduated Basic Combat Training
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