Hopkins, SC 29061, USA


Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide


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


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 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 work


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 i

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


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


Naval Chaplaincy School and Center Volunteers at Alcorn Middle School

FT JACKSON, S.C. - The Naval Chaplaincy School and Center (NCSC) has joined forces with Fort Jackson's Adopt-a-School program reaching out to the local community in Columbia, South Carolina. Since February, many instructors from the NCSC schoolhouse have spent personal time volunteering at Alcorn Middle School's Afterschool program, providing assistance

USARCENT Hosts Live Facebook Family Town Hall

Story by SGT Victor Everhart on 02/10/2017 SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. U.S. Army Central hosted a live Facebook Family Town Hall for Soldiers and their families Feb. 2, here at Patton Hall. Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, USARCENT commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Dostie, USARCENT command sergeant major,
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