U.S. Navy Seaman Recruit Darius O. Sellers, son of Joy L. and Willie R. Oliver of Cassatt, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
U.A. Navy Petty Officer Third Class Michael Watts, son of Steve Watts of Lugoff, has returned stateside after four years of service in Japan, where he was involved in tsunami cleanup and nuclear disaster work
U.S. Air Force Airman Gregory T. Cooke graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Navy Seaman Travis P. Micheletti, a 2008 graduate of Camden Military Academy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
BUTLERVILLE, Ind. -- Pvt. Jennifer H. Roberts now knows that the direction of her life was diverted from disaster, and is grateful to the South Carolina Army National Guard (SCARNG) for giving her a second and even a third chance.
Members of the armed forces received honors during a recent special flag dedication on Camden's Town Green.
U.S. Navy Seaman Apprentice Janie E. Chambers, daughter of Naomi Chambers of Camden and Harry Chambers, of Camden, alongside approximately 5, 500 Sailors attached to USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) recently returned to their Norfolk, Va., homeport.
Air Force Airman Kenneth A. Brandon graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
U.S. Army Chaplain Jerry Johnson (right), son of Gerald and Carolyn Johnson of Cassatt, has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work while deployed to Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Making the presentation was Capt. Wes Cannon. Johnson, who is stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., was also awarded the Bronze Star after his first tour. He and his wife, Carrie, have four sons, Bradley, Jeremy, Tommy and Jimmy.
U.S. Airman Dominique M. Lindsey has graduated from basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.
Civilian Ryan J. Padgett, son of Karen L. Padgett of Lugoff and Jimmy E. Padgett of Gray Court, recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District, Raleigh, N. C.
Before an audience at James Leroy Belk American Legion Post No. 17, U.S. Army Col. William "Mark" Kehrer spoke on the importance of not only the nation's veterans, but also their families. Kehrer spoke during the post's Veteran's Day observance Friday in Camden.
For the first time in recent memory, American Legion Post 195 was not able to participate in the annual Veterans Day Parade in Columbia with the Lugoff-Elgin High School JROTC following the ceremony held at the school.
Sgt. Julius A. Goodwin, a native of Camden and a health care specialist squad leader with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Spc. Matthew M. Ells, a Seattle native and an unmanned aircraft systems repairer with Company B, 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th IBCT, stand in front of the "Vanguard" brigade's combined brigade and battalion headquarters building after winning the Noncommissioned Officer of the Quarter and the Soldier of the Quarter boards, respectively, in October. The two soldiers will compete against other brigade-level board winners ...
Emmy award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Rita Cosby will be a special guest at this year's 42nd annual Marion duPont Scott Colonial Cup steeplechase race in Camden. As part of the Nov. 19 event -- billed as "military appreciation day" -- Cosby will be presented the first-ever Major General Baron de Kalb Award which she will accept for -- and on behalf of -- her father, Richard Cosby, 85.
An historic Kershaw County event will be remembered with a special remembrance at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The military plays a major role in the lives of many Midlands residents and contributes significantly to our economy, with Fort Jackson and Shaw Air Force base providing jobs to the area. There have been recent discussions on cutting back the fort's personnel by as much as half, a move local government and business leaders say would have a large, negative impact. Fort Jackson's commanding officer, General Bradley A. Becker, recently visited a meeting of the Camden Rotary Club to explain the base's purpose in United States security and the economic benefit it provides to the region.
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