FORT JACKSON
Hopkins, SC 29061, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

Information

Welcome to Fort Jackson

Welcome to the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training roughly 54 percent of all Soldiers and nearly 60 percent of the women entering the Army each year. Providing the Army with trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit warriors who espouse the Army’s core

Arrival

  If a person arrives in the area by plane, he or she will land at Columbia Metropolitan Airport, built in 1965 and continuously being upgraded. The airport is located 8 miles from the heart of the city. Transportation to and from the airport includes commercial buses, limousines and taxis.

Community Services

  Fort Jackson’s commissary is between the on-post housing areas and the mini mall near Pierce Terrace Elementary School. Current operating hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Schools

  http://jackson.armymwr.com/us/jackson/programs/school-liaison-officer The School Liaison Officer (SLO) provides transition and school information and general assistance to Military Families. Transitioning families need to be aware that the student’s school enrollment is determined by the family’s home address. It is important to research area schools before buying or renting. For information about

Medical and Dental Services

  Moncrief Army Health Clinic, Fort Jackson’s main medical facility, provides care to permanent party service members, Soldiers in training, active duty, families and retirees. On an average day, Moncrief, sees 1,130 patients in its clinics, fills 2,356 prescriptions and performs approximately 831 laboratory procedures. Moncrief Army Health Clinic works

Training

  Fort Jackson plays a major role in shaping today’s U.S. Army by training more than half of tomorrow’s disciplined, well-trained, professional Soldiers. With an ideal climate for year-round training, more than 70,000 Initial Entry Training Soldiers are trained here each year. The first stop on the road to becoming

Major Units, Directorates and Staff

  The Army Training Center (ATC) coordinating staff comprises senior advisers to the command for all matters regarding ATC military and civilian personnel (G-1), intelligence and security (G-2), operations (G-3), logistics (G-4), plans (G-5), communication (G-6), training (G-7) and resource management (G-8). INSPECTOR GENERAL The mission of the inspector general

Partners in Excellence

  The Soldier Support Institute (SSI), on the corner of Hampton Parkway and Lee Road, has the mission to train, educate, and grow professional Human Resource and Financial Management leaders. The institute also develops complementary concepts, doctrine, organizations and materiel in order to strengthen the U.S. Army to win in

Recreation and Leisure Activities

  Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (FMWR) programs are for every aspect of your life. From sports and fitness to social events at the clubs, concerts and other special events, FMWR offers something for every stage of your life. When it comes to recreation and leisure, FMWR facilities have

Communities

There is a lot to see and do in South Carolina when you have a few days or more available to spend off post. The following is just a sampling but should whet your appetite for the kaleidoscope of recreational opportunities this part of America has to offer. GREATER COLUMBIA

History and Museums

A TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE On June 2, 1917, a new Army Training Center was established to answer America’s call for trained fighting men the early ominous days of World War I. This installation would become the largest and most active of its kind in the world. First known as the

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Activity Centers

Party Room Available at Joe E. Mann Center Rent the Joe E. Mann Center ballroom at very reasonable rates for your special occasion needs. Hold your prom, family reunion, holiday party or military function at this state of the art facility.  For more information call the Ballroom Coordinator, Shilo Lara,

Education

  Child, Youth & School Services provides the Fort Jackson Community with quality child development options and youth programs which can help reduce the conflict between parenting responsibilities and duty requirements, enhance the development of children and youth, engage youth in constructive activities during their discretionary time.   Parent Central Services

Fun Activity / Events

  Picture Yourself Bowling at Century. Good times and open lanes await you! Bowling at Century Lanes is family fun at its best. There’s something for everyone – bowling, quick shot bingo, video games and pool tables. It’s a great way to get out, cut loose and grab some smiles.
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