In this week's issue: Feb. 9, 2017
Welders reinforce Central Issue Facility building
When Fort Jackson’s Central Issue Facility moved into Bldg. 2450 during Victory Block Leave it began operations in a structure built to teach Soldiers to become mechanics – while a large open area, it was unsuited to disperse equipment. The old maintenance bay was tall and wide enough to store the goods Soldiers need, but was crisscrossed with trenches that made forklift usage difficult at best. One part of the bay couldn’t be reached with equipment and was unused. One solution to the problem was using steel plates to bridge the gap, but they buckled under the forklifts weight. Something had to be done. The call went out and Soldiers from Fort Stewart, Georgia answered.
Civilian of the Quarter is also
MEDDAC Civilian of the Year
For nearly 40 years, Jeffrey Graham has served the U.S. Army in some capacity. Graham’s four decades were recently recognized as he was named Fort Jackson Civilian of the Quarter. He was also one of three Medical Activity Employees of the Year.
Reveille, Retreat remain a part of Army tradition
Rendering honors to the colors is a time honored tradition dating to the Army’s beginnings. “Bugle calls have been a tradition since the birth of the Army in 1775, becoming a part of the foundation for our standards and discipline,” said Command Sgt. Maj. John P. Drawbond, the Garrison senior enlisted leader. “Members of our Armed Forces have variations of customs and courtesies within their own service, but one we all share is rendering honors to the flag.”