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US Air Force veteran Justin Mcgrady served from 2006 to 2012. He's a Midlands local, born and raised in West Columbia. After high school, Justin attended college in Charleston. Realizing the expense his parents were taking on sending him to school, he made the decision to drop out and join t…

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More than 100 people turned out Sunday afternoon at Doko Meadows Park in Blythewood to help honor and remember military veterans, service members and their families at the town’s annual Veterans Day celebration.

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Lieutenant Colonel Jerel Evans has served in the US Army for more than 19 years. He currently works as the battalion commander of a training battalion on Fort Jackson. Evans knew from a young age that the military would be his path. His family heavily impacted his decisions.

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The Town of Blythewood will honor area military veterans with a celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at Doko Meadows Park amphitheater.

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Staff Sergeant Pedro Ortiz currently serves as a senior drill sergeant at Fort Jackson. He has served in the US Army for nine years and said he is looking forward to a career as a soldier. After graduating from college with his bachelor's degree, he plans to apply to become an officer.

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It's been a busy year for the Columbia VA Health Care System. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the center has begun pushing the VA's fourth mission, released April 14, that takes measures to assist local communities during a national emergency.

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It was just two days before Christmas when Navy corpsman Frank Kmetz was out on a routine patrol in Vietnam — until he was sent flying through the air by a mine explosion.

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Jim Huffman resides on Lake Murray and has lived in South Carolina his entire life. He was drafted in the US Army for the Vietnam War immediately after graduating high school. He attended basic training at Ft. Jackson, and five months after being drafted, was on a plane to Vietnam. Two weeks…

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Fort Jackson will be providing free COVID-19 testing for veterans, military retirees or anyone with on-base access beginning Wednesday. The testing will be held off Marion Street near the Palmetto Farms Water Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. The suggested day for all retirees…

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At the highest mantle of the University of South Carolina, President Robert Caslen leads the Gamecock community with the leadership style he gained through his years as an officer in the United States Army. He served more than 30 years, achieving the rank of Lieutenant General.

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The United States Army is breaking ground with its first ever National Virtual Hiring Campaign, which will take place June 30 through July 2. The Army's goal is to hire 10,000 citizens into service during the three-day period. Special bonuses up to $45,000 or college debt relief programs up …

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Women Veterans Day is recognized Friday by residents across the state, and is meant to honor the sacrifice and service of all female veterans in South Carolina. Every year, Gov. McMaster signs the proclamation, recognizing the "courage, honor, and dignity with which women have served, and co…

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Businesses across the Midlands are beginning to reopen and restrictions are being lifted, but Fort Jackson will continue its stricter protocols and procedures in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The installation's Commanding General, Brigadier General Milford Beagle Jr., said Fort Jackson is…

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Veterans, family and friends gathered Monday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6740 Lake Murray, to support the post's annual Memorial Day ceremony. The ceremony began at 10 a.m. and was run by post Commander and US Army veteran, Ginger Graham. Graham has just begun her second year as the fir…

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The Lexington Marine Corps League gathered Saturday morning at the grave of Medal of Honor recipient Harold "Speedy" Wilson, at Woodridge Memorial Park off Corley Mill Road in Lexington. The event is an annual tradition put on by the Marine Corps League, and is meant to honor Wilson's last w…

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Retired US Army veteran Shawn Laurie, known as the "Veteran Guy," said knew from a young age that the military would be his calling. His father honorably served 20 years in the Army and ended his service with the 101st Airborne Division. Laurie joined the military in 2004 and served nine years.

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Staff Sergeant Christoper Carrington is a US Army Recruiter at the Lexington Recruiting Station. He is originally from Houston, but joined the Army out of Miami. His career of 15 years, as of April 1, has taken him across the globe from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to Iraq, Hawaii and Korea.