In this week's issue: Feb. 14, 2019
Blinding of Soldier leads to desegregation
Fort Jackson has had a lasting impact on almost everyone who has served here. For one individual, his service changed the armed forces.
Isaac Woodard Jr. enlisted in the Army at Fort Jackson on Oct. 14, 1942. He served in the Pacific theater as a longshoreman and was promoted to sergeant. He received an honorable discharge and separated at Camp Gordon, Georgia in 1946. As he traveled back to his family in North Carolina on a Greyhound bus, his life, and the lives of countless others, were changed forever – he was beaten and blinded by police officers in a South Carolina town.
Fort Jackson employee helps manage new Army Esports team
Injuries and dehydration won’t be key concerns for the Fort Jackson team manager of the soon-to-be U.S. Army Esports Team, since all of their competitions are virtual and don’t require players to break a sweat. In the name of recruiting, the Army is selecting Soldiers with the best video gaming skills to play.
Post breaks bread, barriers with prayer breakfast
Christianity, Islam and Judaism were all represented in a series of prayers over a meal at Fort Jackson during the 2019 National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 7.