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Welcome to Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army's main production center for Basic Combat Training. The installation trains roughly 50 percent of all Soldiers and more than 60 percent of women entering the Army each year.
Since 1917, when Soldiers were needed for World War I, Fort Jackson has a proud history of supporting our Army in times of conflict. That tradition continues today as the installation willingly accepts new challenges and stands ready to accept any additional mission in support of our nation's defense.
To provide the Army with trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit warriors who espouse the Army's core values and are focused on teamwork is the post's primary mission. Accomplishing that mission means training in excess of 45,000 basic training and 12,000 additional advanced training Soldiers every year.
Installation Closure information
Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Michaelis made the decision to close Fort Jackson to non-essential personnel at noon, Friday, Jan. 21, due to the potential for hazardous driving conditions from winter weather moving into our area.
Non-essential personnel are required to pick up children who attend Fort Jackson Child Development Centers (CDC) and Child & Youth Services (CYS) at noon.
All non-essential garrison services and gyms will close at noon.
The Fort Jackson Commissary will close at 1 p.m.
The AAFES Main Exchange and food court restaurants will close at 1 p.m.
Gates 1 and 2 Shoppettes will close at 3 p.m.
Burger King, Popeyes and Starbucks will close at 3 p.m.
Moncrief Army Health Clinic:
There will be no drive-thru COVID testing Friday, Jan. 21.
The Acute Care Clinic and Pharmacy will have minimal manning beginning at noon.
Moncrief will provide COVID vaccinations for active duty personnel only from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Solomon Center.
All Fort Jackson gates will maintain normal operating hours.
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