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  • Army relieves Fort Jackson general

    07/11/2013 3:40:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/11/2013
    The Army is removing the one-star general in charge of its largest training post following his suspension in May over charges of adultery and involvement in a physical altercation. The Army said Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts had been relieved of his command at Fort Jackson, S.C., due to misconduct. (snip) The brief Army statement issued Thursday said the misconduct included adultery and the altercation, but did not involve sexual assault or harassment.
  • Army gets 1st Sikh enlisted soldier since 1980s

    11/11/2010 6:57:06 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 32 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/11/2010 | AP via Yahoo News
    The U.S. Army has graduated its first Sikh (seek) enlisted man in a generation after granting a rare religious exemption for his turban and beard because the military needs his language skills. The turban, unshorn hair and beard are tenets of the Sikh religion. Army policies since 1984 had effectively prevented Sikhs from enlisting by barring those items. Spc. Simran Lamba was recruited under a special program seeking speakers of two Indian languages, Hindi and Punjabi. The 26-year Indian immigrant from New Delhi completed basic training Wednesday at Fort Jackson outside Columbia and became a U.S. citizen. He will be...
  • Gen. Casey, Rep. Wilson and the Jackson Five

    03/01/2010 9:31:27 PM PST · by sinanju · 4 replies · 376+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 1st, 2010 | Chet Nagle
    "...The conspirators were in the Army’s 902nd Military Intelligence Group’s MOS 09L program (“Lima Nine”), E Company, 187th Ordnance Battalion. Lima Nine was started because of the Army’s desperate lack of linguists speaking Pashto, Dari or Arabic. To attract such recruits, military intelligence promises foreigners that if they join the Army as a translator they will get U.S. citizenship and a top security clearance. Candidates from Afghanistan and Iraq, including the Jackson Five, speak such poor English the Army puts them in Lima Nine and gives them English lessons, so they will have some hope of passing basic training. Clayton...
  • Laptops seized in Army base probe ( Muslims )

    03/01/2010 12:21:03 PM PST · by george76 · 22 replies · 1,008+ views
    McClatchy ^ | JAMES ROSEN
    A South Carolina congressman said Friday that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., had been removed from active duty, and four of them discharged from the Army, in connection with an ongoing probe into alleged threats to poison food at the large South Carolina base. Republican Rep. Joe Wilson, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee, said the soldiers' laptops had been seized and were being analyzed. Congressional officials with knowledge of the case said cell phones and Arabic writings had been confiscated as well. Wilson also disclosed for the first time that four of the Muslim soldiers...
  • Four Muslims Discharged Over Fort Jackson Threats, Probe Continues

    03/01/2010 11:42:29 AM PST · by Dinah Lord · 42 replies · 1,168+ views
    The Jawa Report ^ | March 1, 2010 | Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"
    If there was nothing to the allegations, then why were four of the five Muslim soldiers discharged? It seems to me that the earliest reports were wrong that the five Muslims were plotting to poison Fort Jackson's food supply. But later reports that there were nothing to the allegations were also clarified when we learned that the investigation was not into a plot but over comments about poisoning the food.
  • US Rep: No plot to poison food at SC Army base

    02/28/2010 8:46:22 PM PST · by PilotDave · 73 replies · 2,887+ views
    The Sun News ^ | 28 Feb 10 | AP
    U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., said Sunday information he received as a member of the House Armed Services Committee showed there was no plot. The five Muslim soldiers who were connected to a translator training program had been detained in December while the Army investigated. "The investigation revealed that there was not an effort to poison food," Wilson said. The probe also showed the men had not been disloyal. Four of the soldiers were discharged from the Army for petty crimes, Wilson said, and the fifth was returned to his National Guard unit in Virginia.
  • Are Our Defenses Being Lost in Translation?

    02/26/2010 10:36:41 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 1 replies · 142+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | 02-26-2010 | John F. Di Leo
    Are Our Defenses Being Lost in Translation? Errors of Towering Proportions by John F. Di Leo, for Illinois Review, Feb. 26, 2010 A.D. In December, as our military was learning of the latest iron in Al Qaeda’s unholy fire, a desire to poison American food or water supplies, they began an investigation of five Middle Eastern members of the “09 Lima” unit, a translation group working at South Carolina’s Fort Jackson. At this writing, it is still correct to use the term “alleged” in describing the Fort Jackson Five, a group suspected of having been involved in just such a...
  • No evidence of poison plot at Fort Jackson, investigators say

    02/21/2010 5:54:05 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 25 replies · 709+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | February 20, 2010 | By David Zucchino
    ive soldiers at Fort Jackson, S.C., have been investigated on suspicion of making threats against fellow servicemembers, but officials have found no substantive evidence of misconduct, U.S. military spokesmen said early Friday. The Christian Broadcasting Network, founded by evangelist Pat Robertson, has reported that soldiers were suspected of plotting to poison the food supply at the Army base. The report said the soldiers were part of an Army translation program that includes Arabic speakers. Army investigators have been conducting a probe since December, but "we have not found any credible information to substantiate the allegations," said Christopher Grey, a spokesman...
  • Program targeted in Fort Jackson probe moved

    02/20/2010 8:02:32 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 10 replies · 584+ views
    www.thestate.com ^ | 2/20/10 | Jeff Wilkinson
    A U.S. Army program at the center of a probe into allegations that Muslim translator trainees threatened to poison soldiers at Fort Jackson was moved to a post in Arizona last month. Spokeswomen at both Fort Jackson and Fort Huachuca, Ariz, confirmed the program - which trains noncitizen native speakers in such languages as Arabic and Farsi to become soldiers and translators - has been relocated. The Army refers to the program, begun in 2003, as 09 Lima.
  • 5 Muslim Soliders Arrested For Allegedly Poisoning Food Supply (Religion Of Peace Alert)

    02/19/2010 3:20:37 PM PST · by tobyhill · 57 replies · 1,629+ views
    WTAQ ^ | 2/19/2010 | WTAQ
    Five soldiers have been arrested on charges of trying to poison the food supply at South Carolina's Fort Jackson. Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, says the ongoing investigation began 2 months ago, leading to the arrests. The 5, detained in December, were part of an Arabic translation program called "09 Lima" and are all reportedly Muslims. Grey says the Army is taking the allegations, "extremely seriously," adding at this time, "there is no credible information to support the allegations."
  • CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

    02/18/2010 7:34:26 PM PST · by capacommie · 18 replies · 1,970+ views
    CBN.COM ^ | 2-18-2010 | Erick Stakelbeck
  • Army Investigating Poisoned Food Plot

    02/18/2010 7:18:38 PM PST · by Robbin · 53 replies · 1,805+ views
    Fox news ^ | 18 Feb 10 | Justin Fishel
    Fox News has learned that the Army is investigating allegations that five individuals attempted to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
  • SHOCKING! 5 Muslim Soldiers Arrested for Trying to Poison Ft. Jackson Food Supply

    02/18/2010 4:22:43 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 60 replies · 2,211+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 2/18/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    I would have NEVER guessed this sort of thing could happen. Zero is, after all, doing much better than W. at protecting us, so hawkish he's even responsible for the turn around in Iraq. I love good fiction; don't you? And this happened before Christmas, before Fruit of Kaboom. Why are we just hearing about it now? Apparently, it's all about the transparency. From CBN: CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at...
  • CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina

    02/18/2010 3:35:11 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 112 replies · 4,230+ views
    CBN ^ | 2/18/10 | Erick Stakelbeck
    CBN Exclusive: Five Muslim Soldiers Arrested at Fort Jackson in South Carolina CBN News has learned exclusively that five Muslim soldiers at Fort Jackson in South Carolina were arrested just before Christmas and are in custody. The five men were part of the Arabic Translation program at the base. The men are suspected of trying to poison the food supply at Fort Jackson. A source with intimate knowledge of the investigation, which is ongoing, told CBN News investigators suspect the "Fort Jackson Five" may have been in contact with the group of five Washington, DC area Muslims that traveled to...
  • WIDE SCALE FOOD POISONING of US troops attempted at Ft. Jackson, SC

    02/18/2010 3:09:35 PM PST · by Mr. Jazzy · 427 replies · 23,081+ views
    Fox News ^ | FOX NEWS
    <p>No info at link yet, just came across the TV. Investigators believe that the poisoners where Arabic translators! ROP strikes again???</p>
  • I'm shipping out September 10th

    09/06/2008 9:51:46 PM PDT · by streetpreacher · 115 replies · 533+ views
    Free Republic ^ | September 7, 2008 | Me
    I wasn't going to mention it but I am leaving for Fort Jackson, S.C. on the 10th to begin Basic Training. I am leaving behind my wife and 9-year-old son. Please pray for me to be strong, and for them as well. My MOS is 56M, Chaplain's Assistant, so I guess I will be able to change the "street" preacher moniker soon. Maybe I will be able to post once I make it to AIT. Very excited to have this opportunity to serve.
  • U.S. Troops Helping Iraqis Reclaim Country, Bush Tells Soldiers

    11/02/2007 6:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 119+ views
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2007 – While parts of Iraq remain violent and difficult, the Iraqi people are taking back their country with the help of U.S. troops, President Bush said during a speech on Fort Jackson, S.C., today. Bush spoke to soldiers graduating from basic training at the post. He told them that many of them will be serving in Iraq or Afghanistan as they continue their Army careers. There has been tremendous progress in Iraq, the president said, but more must be done. “The enemy remains determined, but what they have learned about the United States of America is,...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (many photos): 11-2-07

    11/02/2007 5:54:32 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 101 replies · 2,159+ views
    President Bush spent today in South Carolina, meeting with troops at Fort Jackson, the largest and most active initial entry training center in the U.S. Army. The president spoke to 1,300 graduates at the Basic Combat Training Graduation ceremony. President Bush: I'm pleased to be here with you and to have a chance to say: "Hoo-ah!"Audience: Hoo-ah! (Transcript) Before leaving the White House this morning, the president vetoed another wasteful bill delivered to him by Congress, the 23 billion dollar “Water Resources Development Act of 2007”. I urge the Congress to send me a fiscally responsible bill that sets priorities....
  • Bush speaking at Ft. Jackson [LIVE]

    11/02/2007 10:39:43 AM PDT · by syriacus · 12 replies · 74+ views
    11/02/2007
    On FoxNews now. Not on C-Span.
  • SOUTH CAROLINIANS- CALL TO SHOW TROOP SUPPORT

    06/28/2006 5:38:20 PM PDT · by flib · 24 replies · 1,264+ views
    June 29 | flib
    Every Wednesday evening in Columbia, SC a group of "peace activists" (traiterous cowards) protest US involvement in Iraq. They hold up signs that denegrate the efforts of our troops. Calling it a "war for oil" and demanding that we "end the occupation" ( They obviously never looked up the definition of that word.) They do this near the foot of the capital steps 5-6 pm. Columbia is home of Fort Jackson which is one of the largest initial entry training posts in the army. It is also located near Sumter -home of Shaw Air Force Base. As a military wife,...
  • Navy sailors get Army training at Fort Jackson

    04/24/2006 8:51:41 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 31 replies · 2,171+ views
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Navy sailors are trading sea legs for land combat as the U.S. Army is opening its largest training base to help them survive when sent into Afghanistan or Iraq. The Navy is sending thousands of men and women to support Army units in those regions and wants its sailors to hone their fighting skills. "Hit the ground and brace yourself with your weapon!" senior drill instructor Warren Brown yelled at a dozen trainees slithering across a mud-soaked field. "Look around, pick yourself up and go! You're under fire!" After struggling up from the mud with her...
  • "I love training soldiers," says Fort Jackson's (SC) new commander

    04/26/2004 7:46:51 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 7 replies · 350+ views
    The State (Columbia, SC) ^ | 26 April 2004 | Chuck Crumbo
    It’s sunrise at Fort Jackson, and the soldiers are up for P.T. In the thick of the group is Brig. Gen. Abraham Turner. He runs, does push-ups, sit-ups and chin-ups with soldiers half his age — all with an infectious smile and a laugh. To the 49-year-old Turner, taking physical training with the troops is all about leadership, setting an example and showing them he cares. Besides, he’s having the time of his life. Every day is special to Turner now that he’s back home in South Carolina and in charge of the Army’s largest training center. “I love training...
  • The March of the Porcelain Soldiers

    05/22/2002 5:18:41 PM PDT · by My Identity · 11 replies · 471+ views
    Nothing is more basic than Basic Combat Training. Basic to the ways of war. Basic to national security. Basic to the very survival of the United States. So how come Fort Jackson, the single largest producer of Basic grunts, male and female, is under the command of a general who piled up more friendly fire casualties than anyone else in Desert Storm?The Victory Tower looms up like a gallows, its timbers and planks cutting off the sun. It's a huge thing, three stories high, girdled with ropes and rope bridges, and fitted out with ladders. Next to it rises an...