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Published on August 4th, 2017 | by Millennium Magazine Staff

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General invites community to tour fort

Maj. Gen. John “Pete” Johnson is inviting the public to a special, up-close tour of Fort Jackson, Basic Combat Training and its Soldiers, August 17.

To promote Basic Combat Training awareness, Johnson, Fort Jackson’s commanding general, will host an eight-hour “Come See Your Army” tour to give local citizens an opportunity to see and experience how Soldiers train and provide insight into the day to day operations. During the tour, visitors will be assigned drill sergeants, experience reception, learn to shoot the M16A2 simulator, eat lunch with the Soldiers and get answers to questions about Basic Combat Training, Fort Jackson, and the Army.

The tour is open to people ages 13 and older. Guest should be prepared for indoor and outdoor activities which may include squatting, kneeling, lying on the floor, and walking on uneven terrain. We recommend wearing long pants and close-toed, comfortable shoes (sneakers, boat shoes, etc.) Space is limited and reservations are required by Aug. 15. The tour begins at 7 a.m. and run until 3 p.m. Lunch cost is $5.55. For more information or to register please call Fort Jackson Community Relations at (803) 751-5327.

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