Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott became commander of the South Carolina State Guard. The South Carolina State Guard is deployed by the Governor primarily for disaster response. SCSG traces it lineage to 1670.
More than 400 military servicemen across the U.S. have fallen victim to sexual blackmail schemes run by inmates in South Carolina prisons and their accomplices, officials said Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018.
A Charleston, SC man got VA benefits after claiming he was a Navy medic with two Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam, but he wasn’t in the military and was sentenced to 6 months in prison, prosecutors say.
Freddie Stowers of Sandy Springs SC is one of only two African American Medal of Honor recipients from World War I. President George H.W. Bush presented the award in 1991. Stowers trained at Columbia’s Fort Jackson.
The Columbia VA health care system, including the Dorn hospital, is committed to serving military veterans every day, not just Veterans Day. The medical center is expanding, adding more clinics and parking.
The Citadel has raised tuition by 2.5 percent for the 2019-2020 school year. In-state freshmen at the Charleston military college will pay $602 more than last year and upperclassmen will pay $617 more.
The Citadel is changing its grooming rules to improve recruiting of female cadets, removing the requirement that women get haircuts and men won’t need as many to match Army and Department of Defense standards.
A retired Marine veteran was killed by a bullet shot at a street sign. The bullet went through the sign, hitting the man while he was sitting on his porch with his family, the Greenwood County Sheriff said.
Freddie Stowers of Sandy Springs, S.C., died in action in World War I on Sept. 28, 1918. President George H.W. Bush presented his family with the Medal of Honor in 1991. Stowers is the only African-American from the war to receive the honor.
South Carolina Democrat James Smith is running for governor, but the U.S. Army combat veteran is a major in the S.C. Army National Guard and has been activated for duty to help as Hurricane Florence approaches.
A 9/11 commemoration ceremony has been canceled due to Hurricane Florence. Shaw Air Force Base will no longer be hosting the 20th Fight Wing 9/11 ceremony Tuesday. The ceremony was originally planned for the 17th anniversary of the attack
The United States Navy Chaplaincy School and Center is moving from Fort Jackson back to Newport, R.I. It is the second branch of the service to leave the Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center. The Air Force Chaplain Corps College left last year.
A Fort Jackson officer was charged with solicitation during an investigation by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. Col. Fernando Guadalupe, who served in Iraq and at NATO headquarters, was the head of Leader Training Brigade.
5 soldiers were released from a Columbia, SC, hospital following a lightning strike near a training exercise at the U.S. Army’s Fort Jackson on Thursday, according to the public affairs office, which said there are no injuries.
An Army Ranger and South Carolina native was killed in combat in Afghanistan on Thursday. Sgt. 1st Class Christopher A. Celiz, of Summerville, died during a combat operation as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
15 soldiers were taken to a Columbia, SC hospital as a precaution following a lightning strike near a training exercise at Fort Jackson Thursday, according to the PAO’s office, which said there are no injuries.
U.S. Air Force Major Charles D. Hodges is a Winnsboro, South Carolina, native and a graduate of The Citadel who led U.S. military efforts in the rescue of 12 boys on a soccer team and their coach from a flooded Thailand cave.