By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Dr. Tom Mullikin, a professor at the University of South Carolina (USC) School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, received a surprise recognition – coinciding with his being named military VETERAN OF THE WEEK by the S.C. Department of Veterans Affairs (SCDVA) – Tuesday, April
VA benefits counseling available The Department of Veterans Affairs Columbia Regional Office Columbia Regional Office Home (va.gov) is encouraging the public to take advantage of all opportunities to speak with a Veterans Benefits Administration counselor either over the phone or in person. COVID-19 guidelines are being followed to include wearing
Event to raise money in support of Army-honoring park and visitor venues on Fort Jackson By W. Thomas Smith Jr. The GATEWAY TO THE ARMY ASSOCIATION – a non-profit organization with a mission of designing, funding, and building Fort Jackson’s “Centennial Park” – hosted its second annual Centennial Park Fundraiser, Nov.
By Stephanie FoxNavy Office of Community Outreach Ensign Stephen Replogle, a native of Columbia, joined the Navy two years ago. Today, Replogle serves aboard USS Tripoli. “I grew up in a military family,” said Replogle. “That made me want to join the Navy. I was also seeking the thrill of
In support of America’s military members and families, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt announced at the Iowa Gold Star Museum that Gold Star Families and U.S. military veterans will be granted free access to national parks, wildlife refuges and other Federal lands managed by the Department of
The Fort Jackson Garrison will welcome Command Sgt. Major Algrish C. Williams as its new command sergeant major in a change of responsibility ceremony Oct. 23 at 9 a.m. at Victory Hall. Williams will assume responsibility from Fort Jackson Garrison Commander Col. John W. Hankins and will become his senior
The Annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony scheduled for Saturday, December 19, 2020 has been cancelled due to the pandemic. With the very limited number of persons allowed on the cemetery grounds at any one time, the ceremony has been canceled and will not be rescheduled for 2020. HOWEVER, the sponsorships