Second Fort Jackson Drill Sergeant Found Dead on Base This Month

U.S. Army drill sergeants campaign hat hangs atop a post

For the second time in less than two weeks, a drill sergeant at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, has been found dead. Staff Sgt. Zachary Melton, 30, a drill sergeant with 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, was found Saturday in his vehicle on the installation after he didn’t report to work. He was pronounced dead at […]

3 Soldiers Killed in Helicopter Collision, the 2nd Such Accident in Less than a Month

U.S. Army Garrison Alaska Fort Wainwright sign.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Three soldiers were killed and one seriously injured Thursday after two U.S. Army helicopters collided midair during a training exercise. The two AH-64 Apache helicopters from the 1st Attack Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, at Fort Wainwright crashed near Healy, Alaska, according to a statement from John Pennell, a spokesperson for […]

This Month in Fort McCoy History — April 2023

Fort McCoy, Wis., was established in 1909. Here is a look back at some installation history from April 2023 and back. 80 Years Ago — April 1943 FROM THE APRIL 24, 1943, EDITION OF THE REAL MCCOY: New Construction Program Started at Post Hospital — Camp McCoy’s hospital area will be enlarged by 15 buildings […]