WELCOME TO FORT JACKSON

Victory Starts Here

POST INFORMATION

Fort Jackson, as the U.S. Army’s main production center for Basic Combat Training, trains 50 percent of the Army’s Basic Combat Training load and 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 values and are focused on teamwork is the post’s primary mission. Accomplishing that mission means training in excess of 48,000 basic training and 12,000 additional advanced training Soldiers every year.

POPULATION

Soldiers, Civilians, Retirees and Family members make up the Fort Jackson community. More than 3,500 active duty Soldiers and their 12,000 Family memebers are assigned to the installation and make this area their home. About one third of those live in on-post housing. Fort Jackson employs almost 3,500 civilians and provides services for more than 46,000 retirees and their family members. An additional 10,000 students attend courses at the Soldier Support Institute, Armed Forces Chaplaincy Center, National Center for Credibility Assessment and Drill Sergeant School annually.

SIZE
The installation includes 52,000 acres, with more than 100 ranges and field training sites and 1,160 buildings.

GATE INFORMATION Gate 2 (Exit 12) is the Main Gate and is primarily for personnel with a DOD ID card or a Fort Jackson Installation Access Badge.

All commercial vehicles will be sent to the Gate 4 (Exit 15).

GATE 1:

  • Open Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GATE 2:

  • Open to vehicles 24/7

GATE 4:

  • Open Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 6 p.m

GATE 5:

  • Open Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
  • Open Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Outbound only
  • Open Saturday & Sunday 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m

VISITOR CONTROL CENTER:

  • Open  5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m

For questions regarding access to the installation contact:
Physical Security: (803) 751-6019