Fort Jackson opening post for tour May 8

04/18/2014 11:09 PM

04/21/2014 11:25 AM

Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker is inviting the public to a special, up-close tour of Fort Jackson and its soldiers in training on May 8.

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. The tour begins at 7:30 a.m. The cost of lunch is $4.65.

Reservations are required by April 29.

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

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