Fort Jackson

Base Name:  Fort Jackson, SC

Base City:  Columbia, SC

Base Operator Phone Number: 803-751-7511

                   

Family Readiness Center/Fleet & Family Services:

-          Address: 5450 Strom Thurmond Blvd., Room 120, Fort Jackson, SC 29207

-          Phone Number: 803-751-5256

-          Website:     http://fortjacksonmwr.com/acs/

 

Cost of Living:

-          BAH/OHA: starting at $1059 for E-1 without dependents and $1413 for E-1 with dependents


Housing:

-          Housing Office:

o   Amount of on base houses available: 800

o   Phone Number: 803-738-8275

o   Address:  520 Brown Avenue, Fort Jackson, SC 29207

o   Website:   http://www.ftjacksonfamilyhousing.com/  

o   Off-base/privatized housing

-          AHRN:     https://www.ahrn.com/fortjackson.php

 

 Lodging: Jack’s Inn

§  Address:  3751-A Knight Ave off of Semmes. 

§  Phone Number: 803-234-8317

§  Website:  http://fortjacksonmwr.com/jacks_inn/

 

Schools/Daycare:

-          Child Development Center

o   Scales Avenue CDC:

§  Address:  4581 Scales Ave., Fort Jackson, SC 29207

§  Phone: (803) 751-6221

o   Hood Street CDC:

§  Address:  4585 Hood St., Fort Jackson, SC 29207

Phone: (803)751- 1970 

§  Website: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/cyss/  

-          Military Certified Providers off-base? yes, more info:  (803) 751-6234

 

-          Elementary:  

o   Pierce Terrace Elementary School

§  Address: 5715 Adams Court, Columbia, SC 29206

§  Phone: (803) 782-1772

§  Website:  http://www.am.dodea.edu/jackson/Fjpt/

o   C.C. Pinckney Elementary School

§  Address: 5900 Chestnut Road, Columbia, SC 29206

§  Phone: (803) 787-6815

§  Website:  http://www.am.dodea.edu/jackson/Fjcp/

-          Middle:  

o   Dent Middle School

§  Address: 2721 Decker Blvd., Columbia, SC 29206

§  Phone: 803-699-2750

§  Website: https://www.richland2.org/DM/pages/default.aspx   

-          High School:

o   Richland Northeast High School

§  Address: 7500 Brookfield Rd., Columbia, SC 29223

§  Phone:  803-699-2800

§  Website: https://www.richland2.org/RNH/pages/default.aspx

 

Medical Services:

-          Tricare region (West, Central, North, South): South

-          Address:  Moncrief Army Community Hospital: 4500 Stuart St., Fort Jackson, SC 29207

-          Phone Number:  803-751-2273

o   Apt Line: 877-273-5584

o   Info: 803-751-2183

-          Tricare: 800-444-5445

-          Website:  http://www.moncrief.amedd.army.mil/  

-          Hospital on base (or clinics only): Hospital

 

Things to do:

-          Water Park/Parks:  Knight Indoor Swimming Pool

§  Address: Bldg. 3296 Magruder Ave

§  Phone: 803-751-4796

§  Website:   http://fortjacksonmwr.com/pools/  

o   Legion Outdoor Swimming Pool

§  Address: Next to the Officer’s Club

§  Phone: 803-751-4987

§  Website:   http://fortjacksonmwr.com/pools/

o   Palmetto Falls Water Park: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/waterpark/

 

-          Gym/Fitness Center:

o   Andy’s Fitness Center

§  Address: Bldg 6510 Strom Thurmond Blvd.

§  Phone: 803-751-4056

§  Website:  http://fortjacksonmwr.com/andy/  

§  For info on the other gyms visit: http://www.fortjacksonmwr.com/

 

-          Vet Clinic: Fort Jackson Veterinary Treatment Facility

o   Address:  Bldg. D2445 Knight Ave, behind the Officer’s Club

o   Phone:   803-751-7160

o   Website: http://www.moncrief.amedd.army.mil/Clinics/Veterinary.aspx  

-          Outdoor Rec: Marion Street Station Outdoor Recreation

o   Address: 4522 Marion St.

o   Phone: 803-751-3484

o   Website:     http://fortjacksonmwr.com/outdoor/

-          RV/Camping Facilities and/or storage rental: Available Contact ODR

 

-          Bowling alley: Century Lanes

§  Address: 4464 Gregg St.

§  Phone: 803-751-6138

§  Website: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/bowling/  and

o   Ivy Lanes: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/ivy_lanes/

 

-          Library: Thomas Lee Hall Library

o   Address: Bldg 4679 Lee Rd.

o   Phone: 803-751-5589

o   Website: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/library/   

 

-          Golf Course:  Fort Jackson Golf Course

§  Address:   3652 Semmes Rd.

§  Phone:  803-787-4344

§  Website:  http://fortjacksonmwr.com/golf/

o   Palmetto Greens Miniature Golf: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/putt-putt/

 

-          Movie Theater: Exchange Reel Time Theater

o   Address: Bldg. 3319 Jackson Blvd

o   Phone: (803) 751-7488

o   Website: http://www.shopmyexchange.com/ReelTimeTheatres/Movies-FtJackson.htm  

 

-          Hobby Shop: Jack’s Frame Shop

o   Address: At Strom Thurmond Blvd and Marion Ave

o   Phone: 803-751-4018

o   Website: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/frame_shop/

 

-          Auto shop: Autocraft Shop

o   Address:   5669 Lee Rd.

o   Phone: 803-751-5755

o   Website:    http://fortjacksonmwr.com/auto/  

 

-          Local Attractions:

o   Riverbanks Zoo and Garden:  http://www.riverbanks.org/   

o   Clinton Sease Farm and Corn Maze:  http://www.clintonseasefarm.com/

o   EdVenture Children’s Museum:  http://www.edventure.org/

o   Frankie’s Fun Park:  http://www.frankiesfunpark.com/home

 

For more information visit:   http://www.columbiacvb.com/things-to-do/  

 

-          ITT office information:  Victory Travel Center

o   Address: 6510 Strom Thurmond Blvd.

o   Phone: 800-221-3503 or 803-787-6005

                           Website: http://fortjacksonmwr.com/travel/

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LB1213 says:
July 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

I would recommend living off post as well. We live in Northeast Columbia and have access to everything we need (grocery stores, Target, retail like the outdoor mall in Sandhill, plenty of restaurants and entertainment for kids, etc.) We?「どィび「re about 15-20 minutes from Ft. Jackson and the rental prices in the area are really reasonable and should be easily be covered by your BAH. We also like living off post because my husband spends soooo much time at work it?「どィび「s nice for him to have some time away from Ft. Jackson when he can get it!


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Brandi C says:
June 10, 2011 at 10:23 pm

Housing off installation?
The Northeast side of town is nice. Polo and Clemson Rd areas are not far from downtown and are also in a great school district if you live off post.


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Vanya B says:
July 15, 2010 at 12:50 pm

The new housing on the post is nice, but I really would suggest to go off post. Many things are going on right now in Columbia and many nice houses and apartments are built around here. The prices are OK, as well. We live downtown Columbia because I like to walk allot, drink coffee at Starbucks, check out Vista and Five Point.

Now with the economic crisis you can rent really nice houses in Shandon and Rosewood, the two neat inner suburbs of Columbia. That wasn?「どィび「t the case when we first came here. Anyway, go off the post, this is my advice. Columbia isn?「どィび「t a groovy town, but you can do many cool things.


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Ms.Tamara says:
July 15, 2010 at 11:43 am

So far housing is great. I have not had a problem with the staff or maintance. We were able to get a house the day we got to Fort Jackson. We were showed 4 homes before being able to sign a lease.

There are many new homes being built for both officers and enlisted. At first we were giving older housing. we stayed in the unit for about 2 months. before it came up on the demo list. It was just not fun. I didn?「どィび「t not like it one bit. Too many ants,no lights in the bedrooms. we had 1 main bathroom. The laundry room was with the half bath and very small kitchen.

The newer homes are pretty nice. We are Sr. Enlisted and it?「どィび「s great. Open kitchen big living areas. the bedrooms are big. Love the walk in closet in the master bedroom.

Housing office has a program called Lifeworks and it?「どィび「s great. program is all about wellness?「どィてfeeling well in body and mind. We created this unique wellness program to help our residents and their families develop and maintain healthy bodies and minds.

Housing also host many different activites for residents living on post. you can also rent a community room in the housing bulidng for small get togethers.

Big plus for those with children are the parks in all housing areas. http://www.ftjacksonfamilyhousing.com/defaultFamily.aspx?cid=29


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