December 2, 2013
Although the Christmas season is meant for spending time with family members, many military families remain separated from their loved ones during the holidays.
For Soldiers and civilians working Army postal operations in southern Afghanistan, the holiday season brings a two-month-long deluge of packages, cards, and letters averaging 70,000 pounds a day, and peaking at 125,000 pounds a day.
With the holiday season about to start, Fort Jackson officials are zeroing in on efforts to ensure that all members of the Fort Jackson family stay safe on the road.
A stuffed animal for a toddler, a new bike for a teenager, a board game for the family - that's what Santa's Castle does, said Tiffani Cunningham, publicity coordinator for Santa's Castle.