Fort Jackson is located in Columbia, South Carolina. The city is located in the center of the state and is accessible from three major highways – I-20, I-26, and I-77. I-95 and I-85 are a short drive away. Fort Jackson is located at exit #12 off of I-77. The nearest airport is the Columbia Metropolitan Airport located about 25 minutes from Fort Jackson. An option is to fly into Charlotte, North Carolina which is about one and a half hours away.
As soon as you know your soldier’s graduation date, call Fort Jackson's Victory Travel Office at 1-800-221-3503 for assistance making local hotel reservations. To make arrangements to stay in a cabin at Weston Lake Recreational Area, call (803) 751-5253.
Fort Jackson is located in Columbia, South Carolina. Located in the center of the state, the city is accessible by interstate highways I-20, I-26, and I-77. I-95 and I-85 are also a short drive away. Fort Jackson is located on I-77 South at exit #15 and I-77 North at exit #15A. Tune in to Radio Station 1680AM for Fort Jackson updates. The nearest airport is the Columbia Metropolitan Airport located about 25 minutes from Fort Jackson. Another air travel option is Charlotte, North Carolina which is about one and a half hours away by car.
Before leaving home, make certain your soldier has met all the requirements for graduation and will be granted pass privileges during your visit. Your soldier should provide this information no later than the eighth week of basic training.
Entering the Fort
Operators of vehicles without military decal must show driver's license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance to gate personnel to enter Fort Jackson. 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.