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, theContinue Reading

The Army Training Center and Fort Jackson will host a change of command ceremony Aug. 31 to welcome Brig. Gen. Jason E. Kelly as its new commanding general. The event will be at 9 a.m. on Victory Field. Kelly will become the 53rd commanding general for Fort Jackson. Kelly willContinue Reading

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, AprilContinue Reading

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-volunteerContinue Reading

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 wearingContinue Reading

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 SteveContinue Reading