Fort Jackson General Information
Fort Jackson is located in west central South Carolina to the east of Columbia, South Carolina. Click here for more information on air, bus, and train transportation for Fort Jackson.
Due to security measures that are implemented at Fort Jackson you may experience delays getting onto the post. Be sure to allow for extra time to make sure you arrive at the graduation event on time.
Family members and/or friends attending graduations that are arriving here by motorcycle must have in their possession a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Card. Without this card motorcyclists will NOT be allowed to ride on post.
Documentation required to obtain a vehicle pass for entrance into Fort
- Drivers license
- Proof of Insurance
- Vehicle Registration
Drivers of vehicles with a decal must show military identification card. All adult passengers must show a valid driver's license or valid state-issued I.D. card.
What to wear to a graduation ceremony? Your soldier will be dressed in a Class "A" uniform which is the Army's formal uniform. You may wear want you want from casual to your Sunday's best.
Pass Policies vary by unit and depending upon the next destination of your soldier. Please see unit for details on passes after graduation.
There are no animals allowed at the Graduation. The only exception is for service animals. Cell phones are not allowed in use while driving unless you have a hands free connection. The fine for using cell phones without hands free is $50.00 and $25.00 processing fee. Seat belts are required and strictly enforced.