DAV and RecruitMilitary are joining forces to attract, hire and retain military veterans and military spouses in the Columbia area September 19 at the USC Alumni Center from 11 am – 3 pm. This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and militaryContinue Reading

Affirming its longstanding commitment to providing quality higher education and support services to military veterans and their families, the Midlands Technical College (MTC) Commission signed an agreement designating MTC as a Purple Heart College. “The Commission strongly believes it is appropriate for the college to outwardly demonstrate our commitment toContinue Reading

SOUTH CHINA SEA (August 22, 2019) – Junior Officer of the Deck Ensign Jasmine Walker, from Lexington, South Carolina, establishes bridge-to-bridge communications with another marine vessel while standing watch on the bridge aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of Commander, Amphibious SquadronContinue Reading

Fort Jackson will host its annual 5K run/walk honoring fallen soldiers and the survivors of soldiers at 8 a.m. Sept. 14, at Hilton Field. This is an annual event to help bring awareness to fallen soldiers and their sacrifices.  This event builds support for the families of those killed inContinue Reading

Gamecocks tally continues toward ‘8-in-8’ with Columbia VAHCS annual visit. Story by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public AffairsPhotos by Ken Holt, Medical Media/Jennifer Scales, Public Affairs At various times throughout the year, the Voluntary Service Office of the Columbia VA Health Care System pairs with the athleticContinue Reading

On August 16 at 10 am Legionnaires from American Legion Post 193 of Chapin will arrive at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery lay to rest the cremated remains of U.S. Army Veteran SPC 3 Devon D. Kobold. SPC 3 Kobold was born December 4 ,1931 and passed away March 5,Continue Reading

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Colin Creighton, a graduate of Spring Hill High School in Chapin, South Carolina was inducted into the Naval Academy Class of 2023 Thursday, June 27, and will begin six challenging weeks of basic midshipman training as part of Plebe Summer. Approximately 1,200 candidates are selected each year forContinue Reading

Story by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs The Columbia VA Health Care System’s Voluntary Service Office partnered with the Drill Sergeant Association of Fort Jackson to welcome a Dreher High School alum and now National Football League linebacker to the medical center, July 17. Tampa BayContinue Reading

Veterans Health Fair on August 29, 2019 at the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center Soldiers Empowerment Group Assisting Military Individuals is sponsoring a free, one day state-wide Veterans Health Fair at the Brookland Banquet & Conference Center located at 1066 Sunset Blvd in Columbia, SC. Booths will be open fromContinue Reading

Story and photos by Jennifer Scales, Columbia VA Health Care System Public Affairs Dana DeVeaux, a high school senior with hopes to attend either Yale, Duke or the University of South Carolina honors program, was one of nearly 40 students in the Summer Volunteer Program of the Columbia VA HealthContinue Reading