Fort Jackson is the Army's largest basic combat training base. Each year more than 50,000 people, both men and women, become soldiers. These videos offer a glimpse into soldiers' training and their graduation ceremony.
Here, we offer a series of videos to offer a glimpse into how these young people are molded into soldiers.
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New recruits at Fort Jackson must qualify with a rifle during basic training.
New recruits at Fort Jackson practice military maneuvers during basic training.
Soldiers from C Co, 3rd Battalion 60th Infantry Regiment took part in a training exercise that involved going into a building and clearing it. The event took place at Fort Jackson's Urban Assault Course.
New soldiers at Fort Jackson learn to trust their equipment. By entering a gas chamber they test their gas masks.
New soldiers at Columbia's Fort Jackson are required to conquer Victory Tower during basic training. The climbing and rappelling exercises on the 40-foot tower is intended to instill confidence in the soldier.
Nearly every week, a group of newly trained soldiers graduate from basic training at Fort Jackson. The celebration marks the completion of long days and strenuous work it takes to mold a soldier.