In this week's issue: Dec. 14, 2017
Soldiers judge cadet drill competition
Who is better to grade drill and ceremony than those who see the most of it – drill sergeants? That is what members of the Lower Richland Junior ROTC program said Dec. 9 as 16 drill sergeants and drill sergeant leaders judged the 2017 Richland School District One Drill and Rifle Competition.
Fort Jackson prepares for Soldiers’ holiday departure
In little more than a week, months of planning will make way for the wheels of Victory Block Leave to be set into motion. Victory Block Leave, Holiday Block Leave and other monikers refer to the Army shutting down training in order to allow drill sergeants and trainees the opportunity to melt back into normal life for a brief few weeks before training ramps back up in January.
Briefings ensure safe trips this holiday season
More than 1,400 members of the 2nd Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment received an early addition of the consolidated Victory Block Leave safety brief on Monday. More than 6,000 military cadre, Soldiers, students, and civilians will attend consolidated safety briefings at the Solomon Center today and tomorrow. Fort Jackson’s Safety Office hosts the event which highlights key points to promote situational awareness and safe conduct during the Victory Block Leave.