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Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS)
The Fort Jackson Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Program (BOSS) supports the overall quality of life for the single and unaccompanied Soldiers (including single parents) on the installation. The Fort Jackson BOSS program supports the chain of command by identifying quality of life issues and concerns by providing recommendations for improvement.

It assists single Soldiers in identifying and planning recreational and leisure activities that are offered in a safe and exciting environment. It provides an opportunity for single soldiers to participate and contribute to their respective communities and gives the individual a sense of responsibility and involvement.

The BOSS program is vital to overall mission accomplishment and serves as a unified voice for single soldiers. Find out more about your unit and installation program so BOSS can become one of your many tools for success.

Education Opportunities
It is our mission to create and lead the Army’s premiere education organization committed to excellence & innovation. Counseling's an integral part of the individual's educational endeavors. The Education Staff is committed to providing quality services and programs to active duty personnel, family members, retired military personnel, and civilian personnel. Professional guidance counselors staff the Education Center and provide a full range of adult and continuing education counseling. Individual counseling is available during normal duty hours on a walk-in basis. Counselors are also available to visit units and provide briefings to Soldiers and commanders on the education opportunities at Fort Jackson.

Fort Jackson Recreation is a division under the installation's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. They are committed to providing top notch services and events for Fort Jackson and the surrounding community.

Fitness and Sports
Fort Jackson Fitness and Sports is under the Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. They are ready to provide service members and their families with activities spread across multiple sports and fitness centers. They offer fitness programs, group fitness classes, gyms, running trails and tracks, and a bike club.

Dining and Entertainment
Fort Jackson Dining and Entertainment is under the installation's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate. They are dedicated in providing our service members and their families dining and entertainment at all levels. From the newly renovated Victory Club to old favorites like Magruders pub, there is something for every taste.


Fort Jackson Lodging works hard to ensure that your stay is both comfortable and enjoyable. Whether you are completing your tour of duty, have just arrived, or here visiting on vacation, we are delighted to have you stay with us. Lodging facilities are open to military personnel (all ranks/grades), their family members and guests, and retired military and their guests. Advance reservations are permitted by all ranks on leave or official duty. There are six lodging options on Fort Jackson which can be scheduled by two separate reservation numbers: 803-782-9802 for IHG or 803-787-6005 for Victory Travel.

Army Substance Abuse Program (ASAP)

The Army Substance Abuse Program provides education & early intervention to help commanders, civilian supervisors, and the Fort Jackson community reduce lifestyle risk factors to increase healthy outcomes. We are committed to understanding our supported units and their missions, anticipating what is needed to sustain mission readiness, and proudly serving as a valued member of the Commander’s battle staff