Fort Jackson, SC - Fort Jackson will kick off its Victory Week with a birthday celebration to commemorate its 101st anniversary from 5 – 9:30 p.m., June 2. The celebration will culminate on Hilton Field with a variety of static displays, rides and activities, and a free concert. A fireworks display will conclude the day’s events. Friends of Fort Jackson are invited to attend this free event.
Other Victory Week events include:
June 3 - Fort Jackson will conduct an On-post 101 mile bike ride to commemorate the post’s 101st year anniversary from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The bike ride will begin at Darby Field in order to build camaraderie, strengthen community partnership, and increase public awareness of Victory Week.
Early Registration is at:
Late Registration is: 5:30– 6:30 a.m. at Darby Field
June 4 - Fort Jackson will conduct an evening Come Meet Your Army Tour of the Normandy Invasion Course for 75 individuals from the surrounding community from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Visitors will learn how Soldiers train at the U.S. Army’s largest and busiest training center and also get an opportunity to see soldiers negotiate the NIC at night.
No later than May 31, guest must register at:
June 5 - The Columbia Fireflies will host Fort Jackson’s Soldiers at a baseball game at Spirit Communications Park (1640 Freed St, Columbia, SC 29201).
June 6 – Fort Jackson will conduct a Come Meet Your Army Tour for 75 individuals from the surrounding community from 6:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. Visitors will learn how Soldiers train at the U.S. Army’s largest and busiest training center, and get an opportunity to see a parachute demonstration by the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights.
No later than June 4, guest must register at:
June 7 – Fort Jackson will conduct a Come Meet Your Army Tour for 75 Veterans from the surrounding community from 6:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Veterans will learn how the U.S. Army’s newest Soldiers train, observe a Basic Combat Training graduation and shooting demonstration by the Army Marksmanship Unit.
No later than June 5, guest must register at:
June 8 – The Fort Jackson Birthday Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation will begin at noon at the Fort Jackson Golf Course. The tournament is to build morale, esprit de corps, and enhance the relationships with the local community. Maximum # of players – 256 (128 per course) Cost: $50 for members, $65 for others.
June 9 – The Association of the United States Army is hosting the Army’s 243rd and Fort Jackson’s 101st Birthday Celebration at the Columbia Convention Center. Fort Jackson Soldiers, spouses, Civilians, contractors, Partners in Excellence (PiE), and friends of Fort Jackson are invited and highly encouraged to attend. Social hour is from 5-6 p.m. with the receiving line starting from 5:15-6 p.m. The authorized uniform for the Birthday Ball is the Army Service Uniform with bow tie, or Mess Dress. Civilian men wear business/ formal attire. Civilian women wear evening gowns (formal attire). The ticket price for the Birthday Ball is $37.79 each for E7/GS7 and below and Civilians and others is $53.55 each for all other personnel.