If you plan to attend Saturday’s centennial festivities at Fort Jackson, there are a few rules.
The celebration begins at 5 p.m. and will include the Army’s Golden Knights Parachute Team, children’s rides, food trucks, fireworks and a concert by country music stars Hunter Hayes and Kellie Pickler.
The event is free and open to the public.
▪ Access to the installation for non-military-affiliated people will be through all gates. Everyone older than 16 must have a valid state or government-issued identification card for entry. All vehicle drivers must possess a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration.
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▪ Inside the fort, drivers should follow signs and instructions given by traffic control personnel. After 9 p.m., Gates 1 (Jackson Boulevard), 2 (Forest Drive/Strom Thurmond Boulevard), 4 (Percival/Boyden Arbor Road) and 5 (Leesburg Road) will be open for outbound traffic only. No entry to the fort will be allowed after 9 p.m.
▪ Motorcycle riders also must conform to Department of Defense regulations, including wearing a DOT-approved helmet, full-fingered gloves, over-the-ankle boots and long-sleeved shirt/jacket.
▪ Random vehicle searches will be conducted at the gates.
▪ Prohibited items include: alcoholic beverages, coolers, grills, tailgate tents, clothing or signage with offensive or vulgar language or political messages, inappropriate clothing, umbrellas, video cameras, cameras with lenses longer than 6 inches when fully extended, remote-controlled flying devices, animals (service animals allowed, but must be on a leash).