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.
The SC National Guard's 4-118th Combined Arms Battalion is moving about 200 Abrams tanks and other heavy vehicles by rail to Texas for training. The Guard is loading up the vehicles at two sidings at Shop Road and Garners Ferry Road
Fort Jackson swore in its 51st commander, Brig. Gen. Milford H. Beagle Jr., during a Friday ceremony. Beagle is a native of Enoree, S.C., and a graduate of S.C. State University and has served in Iraq, Afghanistan and South Korea.
Clemson University restored a 100-year-old, 16-ton gun from the USS Maine using a cutting-edge technique that Clemson says nobody else in the country is using for this kind of restoration. The U.S. Navy picked up the gun Monday.
Col. Derek O'Malley has been named the new commander of Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, home of the nation's largest F-16 combat wing. The base is also host to U.S. Army Central (Third Army). U.S. Air Force Center and 9th Air Force.
After a U.S. Army general died while on leave in South Carolina, the Lexington County Coroner released the cause of his death. Major General Jeffery Bannister, 57, who was on transition leave in Lake Murray, died due to natural causes.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister was assigned at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., as he awaited retirement in the area, but he died on leave at Lake Murray in Lexington County on Sunday, May 27, 2018. His death is being investigated.
Following the suicide of a Air Force member in South Carolina, two veterans with personal suicide experience discuss the challenges of suicide prevention and mental health care in the military and for former military members.
The family of former Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island trainee Raheel Siddiqui, who died March 18, 2016, says there is no record of him at Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston, where he reportedly died.
Eric Levon Williams, 24, who died after being shot at a birthday party Saturday, April 1, 2018, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, was an Army National Guard soldier. Police are investigating the shooting as a homicide but have made no arrests.