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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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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Local JROTC team gunning for national drill title

By Elyssa Vondra Fort Jackson Leader Fourteen high school Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps teams competed in the South Carolina State Drill Team Championship Dec. 1 at Airport High School. They faced off in drill competitions for bragging rights and the chance to move on to the Best of the
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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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