Fort Jackson is the only Army post in the United States that provides 24/7 day care and child services for military families. It’s no small undertaking, and a staff of about 150 employees is there to work around the clock to bring the comforts of home to those toddlers who were born into an unconventional one.
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Concerns over high failure rates, inequitable results for women soldiers and cost have followed the roll out of the Army's new Combat Fitness Test. Now, a group of Citadel cadets hopes to successfully train for the test and analyze why it is failing.
A top Air Force official is criticizing a company that manages on-base housing for military families in Charleston and Columbia and called for major changes to the quality of their properties.
After 9/11, the military, in a hurry, propped up forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. They asked for assistance from private contractors for basic needs, such as waste removal. Contractors had a simple solution: Burn the trash. Now, approximately 3,700 Palmetto State veterans have put their stories on a registry claiming they have severe health ailments from the burn pits.
The Navy's effort in recent years to ease restrictions on tattoos on service members' bodies has increased the recruiting pool for those who can join the service and allowed for more artistic expression. But the state of South Carolina is lagging behind the armed services in regards to tattoo culture.
A new report from the Army found that privatized family housing at nearly 50 of the branch's bases, including Fort Jackson in Columbia, cited wide-ranging concerns from residents including lead-based paint, retaliation from housing companies and overpriced rent.
President Donald Trump's order to reallocate funds from defense projects to fund his U.S.-Mexico border wall has drained money meant to replace a fire station at a South Carolina military base.
A Post and Courier analysis of five years worth of the most recent spending data from the Office of Economic Adjustment shows $13.1 billion worth of Department of Defense Contracts performed or awarded in the Palmetto State. One out of 12 jobs in South Carolina can be traced back to the military.
When a service member isn't claimed by their kin, sometimes due to financial burden or estrangement, it falls on the Palmetto State's 46 county coroners, funeral homes and civic-minded volunteers to identify their cremated remains and bury them.