In this week's issue: June 15, 2017
'From civilian to Soldier'
Army chief of staff turns out for Centennial Battalion graduation
You know you are a big deal when the Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley comes to Fort Jackson to speak at your graduation. For the Centennial Battalion, otherwise known as 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, the day was a big deal because their training cycle graduated Basic Combat Training during Fort Jackson’s 100th Birthday celebration.
The summer surge
BCT units start receiving more troops per cycle
Last week, Soldiers were greeted with a chorus of shouted orders from Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry drill sergeants as a new cycle began as part of the summer surge in training. In the surge you “usually see the recent high school graduates come in at this time,” said Capt. Pamela Cameron, Alpha Company commander. “The numbers are also a little higher – we picked up 241 today.”
PBS crew visits chaplaincy school for 9/11 feature
Blink Films, a contractor for the Public Broadcasting Service, visited the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, June 7, to conduct onsite interviews with Chap. (Col.) Timothy Mallard, in the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps Museum, regarding the 9/11 attacks and his experiences with what happened at the Pentagon.