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Fort Jackson hosts public tour

Fort Jackson commander Brig. Gen. John “Pete” Johnson is inviting the public to a special, up-close tour of the nation’s largest training base.

The seven-hour “Come See Your Army” tour will give visitors an opportunity to see how soldiers train and provide insight into the day-to-day operations of the post. During the tour, visitors will attend a basic combat training graduation, learn to shoot the M16A2 assault rifle simulator and eat in an Army dining facility, among other activities.

The Aug. 4 tour is open to people age 13 and older. Reservations are required by July 29.

The tour begins at 7:30 a.m. Lunch costs $5.55.

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