South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presents decorationBy Alex Junes-Ward Dr. Tom Mullikin, a former U.S. Army officer and retired commander of the S.C. State Guard, was presented the Order of Saint Maurice (OSM) during ceremonies at the Governor’s office, S.C. State House, Thursday, Sept. 1. A National Infantry award, the
Dutch Fork High School senior Eva Raye was selected as the top cadet at the JROTC summer Cadet Leadership Course (CLC) at The Citadel. Raye was selected as Wing Commander for 330 cadets during the training, the highest level of responsibility that a cadet can obtain during their JROTC career.
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
By W. Thomas Smith Jr. Lieutenant General Maria Gervais, deputy commanding general and chief of staff of the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), was the keynote speaker at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Fort Jackson-Palmetto State chapter’s monthly luncheon, March 8. Gervais addressed the all-volunteer
Ryan Hadley of Chapin, South Carolina is one of the more than 70 cadets at The Citadel who now know what branch of the Army they will enter after graduation. The soon-to-be Army officers received their branch assignments during a ceremony on Dec. 1 in Summerall Chapel. “Branching Intelligence is
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
The 9th& 10th Horse Cavalry Association held their 155th reunion in Columbia, SC from July 26th thru 29th. The reunion originally scheduled to be held in Columbia last year was postponed due to Covid. This year’s reunion would be the first mostly virtual reunion. During a meeting with Mayor Steve
Flag flew in combat during World War II By W. Thomas Smith Jr. A 76-year-old battle-worn United States flag was presented to the S.C. State Guard during ceremonies at the historic Olympia Armory in Columbia, July 10, coincidentally the final day of INDEPENDENCE WEEK 2021. The flag was donated by