In this week's issue: Dec. 20, 2018
Home for the holidays
Block leave starts for Jackson troops
Nearly 7,000 Fort Jackson trainees began departing the installation in the wee hours of Dec. 19 as part of Victory Block Leave. VBL, otherwise known across the Army as holiday block leave, takes place every December as Initial Entry Training shuts down temporarily as trainees and cadre are allowed to take leave to be with their Families.
Fort Jackson joins Midlands to
honor service members, families
Every year wreaths are placed at the grave markers of Americans interred at national cemeteries across the country during National Wreaths Across America Day. The Fort Jackson National Cemetery is no exception.
Woman wins Bataan Death March qualifiers
For the first time in history, a woman has taken the top spot in the Fort Jackson qualifier for the Bataan Memorial Death March. This year also marked the highest rate of female participation at Fort Jackson. Eight of the competitors were women, up from last year’s six.