Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Roberts is accused of adultery and a physical altercation, according to a report from WLTX.
Fort Jackson's commanding general was suspended Tuesday amid allegations of misconduct. Brig. Gen. Bryan T. Roberts is accused of adultery and being involved in a physical altercation with a woman that is not his wife, according to a report from WLTX. Roberts took command of Fort Jackson in 2012, the report said. Read more at WLTX.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The event will bring athletes from across the state to Fort Jackson and the Columbia area to compete this weekend.
More than 2,000 athletes, coaches and volunteers will converge on Fort Jackson Friday and Saturday for the 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games. Athletes will compete in aquatics, track and field, softball, gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, softball and bowling. The event kicks off Friday with a seven-mile torch run from the State House to Fort Jackson starting at 6:15 p.m. Opening ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Fort Jackson Solomon Center. Events begin at 8 a.m. Saturday with atletics at Westwood High School and bowling at Century Lanes/Ivy Lanes at Fort Jackson. For a complete schedule and more information, visit the S.C. Special Olympics website.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Lake Carolina Military Outreach and Fort Jackson Community Services team up for Mother's Day.
Looking for a fun outing this weekend? Lake Carolina Military Outreach and the Fort Jackson Community Services are joining forces for a night of making decoupage boxes for Mother's Day. According to a Facebook post: As part of our on-going Military Outreach at Lake Carolina, we are proud to host Connections Through Hobbies with Fort Jackson ACS. Join us for an evening of networking and meeting other military families in Lake Carolina. Wednesday, April 24 from 6-8pm Find out more details here.
Monday, April 22, 2013
The Wildcats baseball team visited with several Generals on Fort Jackson.
Instead of pregaming with a party or workout, the Kentucky Wildcats baseball team spent the day before opening day at Fort Jackson to meet with Brigadier General Bryan T. Roberts and have basic combat training, WKYT reports. Read more here. The Wildcats are No. 17 going into the season. For more Fort Jackson news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or sign up for the free newsletter.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Chaplain Capt. Patricia Nichols was awarded the Military Chaplains Association's 2013 Distinguished Service Award.
A Chaplain from Fort Jackson earned national recognition with the Military Chaplains Association's Distinguished Service Award for 2013, the US Army website states. Chaplain Capt. Patricia Nichols has been a chaplain for five years with extensive exposure to the military after she married a soldier. Read more at the US Army website.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux disappeared nearly one year ago and officials are still searching for solid leads on the case.
Monday, March 25
Nearing the one year mark of Pfc. Kelli Bordeaux's disappearance, Fort Bragg and Fayetteville officials announced Friday that a $25,000 reward is being offered for information about a 23-year-old missing soldier. Any person with information regarding this incident should contact Special Agent Martin Smith at 910-396-8777 or the Military Police desk at 910-396-0392. The payout of cash rewards to civilians, military and federal employees for information leading to a conviction is contingent upon their exceptional actions regarding the information provided, according to Ben Abel in a media release from Fort Bragg on Friday. The soldier was last seen wearing black shorts and pink top, on Friday, April 13, before going to Froggy Bottoms. She is…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Congrats to the 2013 recipient, Staff Sgt. David E. Stover.
Staff Sgt. David E. Stover was named Drill Sergeant of the Year after a four-day competition that tested the soldier's mental and physical strength, according to the US Army website. Sgt. 1st Class George Tiemeyer, of the 187th Ordnance Battalion, was named Platoon Sergeant of the Year. The competition began with a four-mile run and included events such as Fit to Win course, Physical Readiness Training, drill ceremony and combative modules and night infiltration course. At the end of the four days, the competitiors had to make an appearance before a board of command sergeants major who evaluated the drill sergeants' knowledge of leadership and drill sergeant training tasks, according to the website.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Pam Larson, wife of once-missing Sgt. Rob Larson, was nominated for the award by her husband and other military members.
Pam Larson, the wife of a Fort Jackson soldier who disappeared in October due to a post-traumatic stress disorder episode, is being recognized for her dedication to her husband and her efforts to help other soldiers with PTSD. Although she didn't win the top Army Spouse of the Year award, Larson made the final 18 for the Military Spouse of the Year from Armed Forces Insurance. When her husband, Sgt. Rob Larson, disappeared in October, Pam Larson set up a Facebook page called "Help Find Sgt Robert Larson" and led the effort to bring her husband home. He was one of the people who nominated her for the award. "I can think of no one who has ever taken their vows more seriously than her," he wrote in his nomination. "What an amazing military …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Did we catch you on camera?
Die-hard runners turned out for the Lexington Race Against Hunger amid freezing rain and biting wind--among whom was a team from Fort Jackson. Although 1,400 were expected, the weather conditions brought out only the most dedicated runners. To read more about the race and the charities supported, see this story. For more Northeast Columbia news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or sign up for the free newsletter.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The newly appointed U.S. senator was in town on Wednesday.
U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) met with commanders and troops at Fort Jackson on Wednesday. Fort Jackson, as the U.S. Army’s main production center for Basic Combat Training, trains 50 percent of the Army’s Basic Combat Training participants and 60 percent of the women entering the Army annually. “It was truly an honor to visit Brigadier General Roberts, Colonel Yackley and the troops stationed at Fort Jackson today,” Scott said in a news release. “The men and women who serve our nation are true heroes, and we cannot thank them enough for their service to our nation.”