Military News

September 25, 2013

Fort Jackson opening post for tour Oct. 31

Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker is inviting the public to a special, up-close tour of Fort Jackson and its soldiers in training on Oct. 31.

Becker, the commanding general, will host a six-hour " Come See Your Army " tour to give local citizens an opportunity to see how soldiers train and provide insight into the day-to-day operations of the fort.

Visitors will attend a basic training graduation, see soldiers train, learn to shoot the M16A2 simulator and eat in an Army dining facility. Lunch cost is $4.60.

The tour begins at 7:45 a.m. and reservations are required by Oct. 24.

For more information or to register call Fort Jackson Community Relations at (803) 751-1474.

- Jeff Wilkinson

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