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Quick History of Fort Jackson Fort Jackson is a United States Army installation with a primary function for basic combat training. The fort is located in Columbia, South Carolina. The installation is named for Andrew Jackson, a United States Army General and the 7th President of the United States. Fort Jackson was created in 1917 (as Camp Jackson) as the United States entered World War I. At the conclusion of World War I, Camp Jackson was shut down and the Camp was abandoned April 25, 1922 pursuant to General Orders No. 33, War Department, 27 July 1921. Camp Jackson was reactivated for World War II. At the conclusion of World War II, the post was to have been inactivated by 1950; however, the outbreak of the Korean War caused the Post to remain active and it remains an active duty post in the early 21st Century. Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, training 35 percent of all soldiers and 69 percent of the women entering the Army each year. While some military installations have experienced downsizing and closure in past years, Fort Jackson has added several new schools and training institutions since 1995 including the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School, and the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment. Over 45,000 soldiers go through basic training and advanced training each year. An additional 14,000 soldiers attend courses at the Soldier Support Institute, Chaplain Center and School and Drill Sergeant School annually. The fort has a significant economic impact on the local area. Annual expenditures by Fort Jackson exceed $716.9 million for salaries, utilities, contracts and other services. In addition, over 100,000 family members visit the Midlands area each year to attend basic training graduation activities, using local hotels, restaurants and shopping areas. The Fort Jackson National Cemetery, on 585 acres at Fort Jackson, was dedicated in October 2008. The fort has a significant economic impact on the local area. Annual expenditures by Fort Jackson exceed $716.9 million for salaries, utilities, contracts and other services. In addition, over 100,000 family members visit the Midlands area each year to attend basic training graduation activities, using local hotels, restaurants and shopping areas.

More Fort Jackson information: www.jackson.army.mil www.CoumbiaSouthCarolina.com/fortjackson.html


Fort Jackson PCS / Fort Jackson Relocation Making the move to Fort Jackson? Fort Jackson is located within the city limits of Columbia, South Carolina. Fort Jackson is located in the general area referred to as Northeast Columbia. It’s near downtown Columbia, great shopping and dining areas and several parks. Homes are reasonably priced in this area. Columbia information: www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com Columbia Blog: www.ColumbiaBlog.info For recreation and fitness at Fort Jackson, there is plenty to do… fitness centers, gymnasiums, bowling center, golf club, hunting, fishing, swimming pools, parks and trails, and the Palmetto Falls Water Park. Great news for military housing allowances: According to figures released in December 2008 by the Pentagon, next year’s housing allowances for active-duty military personnel stationed in the Columbia area exceeds the national average. New housing allowance rates will increase at least 6.9%. Columbia Realtor: Mel Coker www.MelCoker.com Many military personnel making a PCS to Fort Jackson, will want to know about area schools. There are several highly rated school districts in the Fort Jackson area: Northeast Columbia and Fort Jackson area: www.richland2.org Southeast Columbia and Fort Jackson area: www.richlandone.org Irmo, Dutch Fork and Chapin area: www.lex5.k12.sc.us Lexington area: www.lexington1.net

More PCS Information from Mel Coker, Columbia Realtor: www.columbiasouthcarolina.com/fortjacksonpcs.html Army Information Links:

www.jackson.army.mil/NewAssigned/assigned.htm www.goarmy.com/families/relocating.jsp www.dfas.mil/army2/militaryfamily/permanentchangeofstationpcs.html Welcome to Fort Jackson and Columbia, South Carolina!


Columbia, SC Information Columbia is the capital city of South Carolina. The metropolitan area has a population of over 400,000. The Columbia area has a number of very nice city, regional and state parks. Riverbanks Zoo is one of America's top-rated zoos and Lake Murray is a beautiful place for boating and fishing. Downtown Columbia is a vibrant place for shopping, entertainment and sports action with the University of South Carolina athletic teams. One of the newest and best shopping areas in Columbia is just minutes from Fort Jackson, the Village at Sandhill. The Village at Sandhill is Columbia’s newest lifestyle venue offering the very best in shopping, dining, entertainment, working, living and more – all in one exceptionally beautiful and convenient location. www.villageatsandhillonline.com Columbia has plenty of water fun recreation with 3 rivers through downtown Columbia and beautiful Lake Murray located just northwest of downtown Columbia. There are miles of trails along Columbia’s rivers and Lake Murray is popular for boating and fishing. www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com/rivers.html www.LakeMurray-SC.com www.LakeMurraySC.blogspot.com There is plenty to do in downtown Columbia. Shop, tour historical areas, visit the popular Riverbanks Zoo, visit the State House, enjoy a University of South Carolina football, basketball or baseball game. Also there are wonderful museums in downtown Columbia. www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com www.riverbanks.org www.vistacolumbia.com

Welcome to Columbia! Columbia “A to Z”:

www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com

Columbia Blog:

www.ColumbiaBlog.info


Mel Coker Your Columbia, SC Realtor Columbia is a great place to call home! If you are looking to buy a home (rather than pay that nasty rent – which is really buying a property for the investor), please contact me. I would be very happy to assist you. I also want to thank you for your service to our country. Columbia has very reasonable home prices and property tax rates. It all adds up to outstanding value in buying a Columbia area home. When you’re ready to buy a home in the Greater Columbia area, please contact Mel Coker. I also can offer FREE loan and VA mortgage information and pre-approvals with local outstanding mortgage professionals. NOW really is a great time to buy a home with LOW mortgage interest rates. I also offer a very special Military Relocation Assistance Program. When you register by completing the form online, or by calling me directly and mentioning the program, you will get extra services and a $200 Lowes gift card at closing. Contact Mel Coker for the best in Columbia real estate service! Websites: www.MelCoker.com & www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com/homes Search Columbia MLS: www.GreatColumbiaSChomes.com Email: melcoker@remax.net Military Relocation Assistance Program: www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com/military.html Call: (803) 932-2144 or toll-free: (888) 528-2258

Thank you for your service to the United States of America! Did you know that Columbia has one of the largest Veterans Day parades in the United States? Visit Mel’s Columbia Veterans Day webpage:

www.ColumbiaSouthCarolina.com/veteransday.html

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