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Fort Jackson, South Carolina

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Fort Jackson, South Carolina

Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort Jackson

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As the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the U.S. Army, Fort Jackson trains 50 percent of all Soldiers and 70 percent of the women entering the Army each year. The primary mission of Fort Jackson is to provide the Army with trained, disciplined, motivated and physically fit soldiers who grasp the Army's core values and are focused on teamwork. Accomplishing that mission means training more than 50,000 basic training and advanced individual training soldiers every year.

Fort Jackson is also home to the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, the U.S. Army Chaplains Center and School and the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment (formerly the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute).

The fort is situated on 52,000 acres, and has more than 100 ranges and field training sites and 1,160 buildings.

Fort Jackson proudly accepts new challenges related to the War on Terrorism and stands ready to accept any additional mission in support of our nation’s defense.

Official Website for Fort Jackson

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