Military

Fort Jackson to resume in-person graduations

Fort Jackson stated in a Facebook post that it will resume in-person graduations April 22 as part of a pilot program where up to 500 families members are allowed to attend the ceremony.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers filling time capsule

  North Charleston VA holding walk-in vaccine clinic for veterans

Test flights underway over Charleston area for presidential replacement helicopter

  All-female crews take off from Joint Base Charleston

Coast Guard tall ship Eagle arrives in Charleston for weekend exhibits

1 of 3 surviving Tuskegee Airmen in Arizona dies at 95

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Food distribution organized for low-income veterans

  Virtual Veterans job fair features employers from across the nation

Evans County siblings creating Marine Legacy

  VA clinic opens early for vaccine distribution to veterans

North Charleston VA clinic to open Monday for veteran vaccinations

  South Carolina National Guard returns to Mount Pleasant following DC deployment

Retired WWII nurse celebrates 100th birthday in Horry County

Though her birthday isn't for three more days, a former World War II nurse got a surprise celebration in Conway.

  Medal of Honor Museum could come to Patriots Point

Officials at Patriots Point say they are trying to finalize plans for a Medal of Honor Museum, but the organization needs more funding.

‘She was my everything’: Mother speaks about daughter’s death at Fort Bliss, reveals daughter was sexually assaulted in military

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Special Agents are currently investigating the death of a 19-year-old soldier from Cherryville at Fort Bliss, A United States Army post in Texas.

  Two dozen homeless veteran families in Charleston to receive housing assistance

New federal funds will help dozens of homeless veterans in Charleston find a safe place to live this next year.

Coast Guard helps sailing vessel taking on water off Charleston coast

Lowcountry Marine creates non-profit to help combat veterans

Thousands of Fort Jackson soldiers begin heading home for the holidays

Accomplice pleads guilty in investigation of murdered Fort Stewart soldier’s wife

  VA hosts produce distribution for veterans

Patriots Point hosts live stream of Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony

Gruesome autopsy details of murdered Ft. Bragg paratrooper revealed

An autopsy done in Greenville said authorities only recovered the severed head of a missing Fort Bragg paratrooper this past summer.

Johnson VA Medical Center will distribute free Thanksgiving dinner for Veterans-in-need

The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center plans to distribute pre-packaged Thanksgiving dinner meal kits to Veterans in need on Saturday.

RCSD solves 5-year cold case of missing Fort Jackson soldier

The case does have a sad ending, but the sheriff said he wanted to give the soldier's family some closure.

Group pays off mortgage for family of fallen Sumter Co. deputy

The foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon outside of the Gillette family’s home.

18-year-old soldier killed during training at Fort Jackson identified

After the soldier's death, Fort Jackson command ordered a 36-hour training stand down.

'A real inspiration’: Oldest living Marine casts ballot in Kannapolis, shares voting memories at 107 years old

Sgt. Dot Cole was 7 years old when women were legally permitted to cast their ballots, exactly 100 years ago, in 1920.

VA Medical Center offering free flu shots for veterans

The Ralph H. Johnson Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center will host a drive-thru flu shot clinic Saturday.

Patriots Point hosts USS Laffey Memorial Service

The annual memorial service in honor of the veterans who served on the historic Navy destroyer USS Laffey went partly virtual this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Hometown Hero: Medal of Honor recipient honored at former high school in Kershaw County

After receiving the Medal of Honor, Sergeant Major Thomas Payne was honored by officials in Kershaw County.

Oldest living Marine celebrates 107th birthday in Kannapolis

Sgt. Dot Cole, from Kannapolis, is celebrating her 107th birthday on Saturday.

  Joint Base Charleston holds POW/MIA Recognition Day memorial

Joint Base Charleston says they, along with other military installations, will hold ceremonies to honor those who were held captive during war.

  Karen Pence visits Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

The second lady of the United States spent about two hours Wednesday at Charleston’s VA hospital.

Three siblings join Marine Corps

One local family is booming with pride after not one, not two, but three of their children have decided to serve their country.

Soldier returns home to Myrtle Beach, meets newborn daughter for the first time

A soldier received a warm welcome home Friday afternoon at Myrtle Beach International Airport, but there was one particular person he really wanted to see.

VA Secretary: More facilities, resources could be coming to SC to keep up with growing veteran population

Veteran Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie said he expects the VA’s footprint to expand in South Carolina over the next few years.

Flags at SC State House to be lowered at half-staff Friday to honor late SC Adjutant General

Major General Spears served as the state’s adjutant general from 1995 to 2011.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Reports show military more vulnerable to employment scams

As the COVID-19 pandemic creates new financial challenges, scam artists are targeting members of the U.S. military.

Servicemembers honor World War II veteran during ceremony for inspiring troops during pandemic

David Hubbard was recognized during a special ceremony at his home in Columbia after he made and donated more than 500 crosses to be distributed to members of the Armed Forces.

Scooter stolen from Florida Walmart returned to disabled vet

Security video shows two women taking the scooter after the man parked it to use a Walmart scooter with a shopping basket.

Community collects messages for family of Shaw AFB pilot killed in crash

The Sumter community is continuing to mourn the loss of a Shaw Air Force Base pilot who died one week ago in a training mission.

‘Salute from Shore’ to continue Saturday with tribute to Shaw AFB pilot killed in crash

A coastal flyover saluting America’s armed forces will continue as planned Saturday, but without F-16s from Shaw Air Force Base.

Shaw Air Force Base officials identify pilot killed in F-16 crash

Authorities at Shaw Air Force Base have released the name of the pilot killed late Tuesday night in an F-16 crash on the base.

  Shaw Air Force Base pilot killed in F-16 crash on base

Shaw Air Force Base confirmed Tuesday night that the pilot of an F-16CM Fighting Falcon assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing died after a jet crash.

Last surviving Buffalo Soldier from SC dies at 92

Funeral arrangements for the last surviving Buffalo Soldier from South Carolina are set to take place on July 1.

US pilot in fighter jet crash named; accident cause unclear

Allen, assistant chief of weapons and tactics for the 493rd Fighter Squadron, died in a routine training accident that took place at at 9:40 a.m. Monday. The cause of the F-15C Eagle crash is under investigation.

Former caretaker for 100-year-old WWII veteran charged with his murder

The suspect is charged with second degree murder. She is accused of attacking the victim at his New York home and repeatedly hitting him in the head with a hammer.

Retired Marine stands 24 hours straight to raise awareness about veteran suicide

On a concrete median at the corner of Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street Northwest stands a retired marine Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers.

Customers, employees required to wear face masks at Joint Base Charleston commissaries

Customers and employees at Joint Base Charleston commissaries are now required to wear face masks.

  Joint Base Charleston medical personnel now on the ground in NYC

Six Joint Base Charleston medical professionals arrived in New York City early Tuesday morning to help in the fight against the novel coronavirus.

Women’s football team from US trapped in Honduras flown to Joint Base Charleston

A women’s football team from the U.S. who were trapped in Honduras have returned to the United States and was flown to Joint Base Charleston.

  Airman at Joint Base Charleston tests positive for coronavirus

An airman assigned to Joint Base Charleston has tested positive for coronavirus, according to Air Force officials. JBC officials said the airman is currently undergoing treatment.

  The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college

Thad Miller got the job, but was told he could only maintain the hair of the black cadets at The Citadel.

New theory about why the confederate submarine H.L. Hunley sank

There is a new theory on what killed the crew of the confederate submarine H.L. Hunley in the Smithsonian Magazine.

  Charleston Korean War veteran surprised with wish before aggressive cancer treatment

Ahead of intense cancer treatment, the Marine Corps League of the Lowcountry granted the wish of a home-bound Korean war veteran with a ceremony to join the organization.

  Purple Heart veteran and family receive free home in Mt. Pleasant

On Thursday morning, a family of three walked into their new, mortgage-free home in Mt. Pleasant with a lot of gratitude in their hearts.

100-year-old Tuskegee Airman, Cleveland Native honored during State of the Union address by President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump stopped to recognize McGee who was in the crowd at the State of the Union address.

Body of Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan to return to family Saturday

The body of a Fort Bragg solider who was killed in Afghanistan is being returned to his family Saturday.

Unclaimed veteran to be laid to rest with full military honors on Friday at Ft. Jackson

An unclaimed veteran will be laid to rest with full military honors on Friday at the Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

Coast Guard searching for missing airman in the Gulf near Florida Panhandle

Coast Guard officials say the airman fell out of an Air force C-130 while flying over the water Tuesday.

  Gold Star family continues tradition of honoring fallen loved one

As families across the country observe Memorial Day, for many it’s a somber day full of reflection and remembrance.

Report: JBC airmen seen riding motorized scooters in uniform, dancing

Military officials say airmen from Joint Base Charleston were seen riding on motorized scooters in uniform and dancing in the workplace.

  Operation Finally Home builds free home for soldier in Summerville

Operation Finally Home is building a house for a retired Army Sgt. and his family. The nonprofit builds homes across the country for wounded military members and/or their families for free. Lennar is working with the nonprofit to provide the home free of charge for the soldier.

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

Many of the cases are young Marines who have not been deployed overseas nor been in combat, a situation that has also been seen in other military branches.

Patriots Point executive director to retire in June after nine years

Executive director Mac Burdette will retire effectively on June 30 after being selected to lead the naval museum in 2010.

Charleston area reservists delivered 8,000 lbs supplies to Guatemala for fire and rescue personnel

The people of Guatemala City received donated firefighting and rescue equipment supplies

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

WWII era sailor from Upstate returns home after 77 years

One Upstate family had to wait a while before their loved one could come home.

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

Marine 1st Sgt. accused of stealing $1.5 million worth of razors from Parris Island

A Marine first sergeant and three civilian employees have been accused of stealing over $1.5 million of razors - yes, razors that you shave with - from a Marine Corps recruit store warehouse at Parris Island.

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”