Fort Jackson’s commissary is between the on-post housing areas and the mini mall near Pierce Terrace Elementary School. Current operating hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The commissary is closed Mondays. It offers “early bird” shopping 7:30 a.m. until opening Tuesday through Friday.
For additional information, call 803-751-5789.
Gate 1 Express is located on the corner of Marion Avenue and Anderson Street, Building 2420. Hours of operation are 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The store offers limited Class Six items, an expanded frozen food section, limited automotive items, and health and beauty items. For more information, call 803-782-2076.
Other facilities located at Gate 1 Express include Pizza Hut, which is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, phone: 803-743-4270; and a barbershop, which is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and is closed Sunday, phone: 803-743-0402.
Gate 2 Express is located on the corner of Moseby Street and Strom Thurmond Boulevard, Building 4120. It is open 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. It offers food items, health and beauty items, automotive items, limited Class Six items and propane. For more information, call 803-790-4478, ext. 3. Subway is located at the Express. Hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 803-782-7301.
POST EXCHANGE SHOPPING CENTER
Fort Jackson’s Post Exchange Complex, at 4110 Moseby St., offers a full-range of quality merchandise. The main store, which includes the Outdoor Living facility, is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 803-787-1950, ext. 110.
Main Street Food Court, located in the complex, includes Anthony’s Pizza, Taco Bell, Burger King Express, Manchu Wok, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Cinnabon, and Arby’s. Phone: 803-782-1645.
The Main PX complex has a number of specialty stores: barbershop, beauty shop, optical center, optometry clinic, T-shirt shop, GNC, military pharmacy annex, nail salon, UPS Store, GameStop, Exchange Mobile Center, and a variety of other vendors and concessions.
The Mini Mall, 4712 Lee Road, has a number of specialty stores: trophy and engraving shop, flower shop, barbershop, laundry and dry cleaning, alterations, U.S. Patriot and Anita’s T-Shirts. Various items are also sold by local vendors, e.g., crafts, sunglasses and jewelry in the mall area.
Military Clothing (MCSS) is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is closed Mondays. Alterations is inside Military Clothing. For more information, call 803-787-5248.
The Furniture Store is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 803-787-9175.
Class Six is open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 803-782-1601.
The Administrative and AAFES Human Resources Offices, at the Mini Mall, are open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. To contact the administrative office or the general manager’s office, call 803-782-7739, ext. 100, 121 or 123. To reach human resources, call 803-782-7739, ext. 120, 121 or 123.
The Services Business Office, located at 4713 Lee Road, is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 803-782-1044, ext. 110, 111 or 113.
Fort Jackson has five troop stores.
Reception Troop Store, at 1865 Ewell Road, is open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, call 803-782-1405.
AIT Troop Store, at 2159 Sumter St., is open noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 803-782-2764. There is a barbershop located in this building. They are open 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 803-790-4189.
Perez Gym Store, at 4169 Sumter St., is open by appointment only. For more information, call 803-782-2052 or leave a message at 803-782-7739, ext. 100. A barber and beauty shop is open by appointment only; call 803-319-8394. Leonard’s Studio (photography) is located in the building as well; for more information, call 803-782-4905.
Coleman Gym Troop Store, is located at 5475 Johnson St. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. It is closed Monday. For more information, call 803-782-0626. The building houses a barbershop and beauty shop, which are open by appointment only. For more information, call 803-319-8394. A jacket shop is also located in the building and may be contacted at 803-738-3665 for more information.
Tank Hill Troop Store, located at 10440 Hampton Parkway, is closed Monday and Tuesday, open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 803-782-2669. The building also houses a barbershop and beauty shop, phone: 803-782-2598. The laundromat is open 24/7.
A full-service Burger King, located near the corner of Strom Thurmond Boulevard and Lee Road, Building 5670, is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The drive-thru is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 803-782-5396.
The restaurant is at 5650 Lee Road near Burger King. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; and 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 803-782-6443.
The coffee shop is at 5650 Lee Road next to Popeyes. Hours are 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 803-790-1645.
The Thrift Shop is a nonprofit organization that serves the military community by providing a means for consignment of used personal and household property. Profits from sales are disbursed to various local charities and activities in the Fort Jackson area.
The Thrift Shop is located in the Mini Mall, 4713 Lee Road. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Consignments are accepted 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and by appointment for active-duty Soldiers who are unable to make it during regular consignment hours. Bookkeeping hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. If you are unable to make it to the shop to find out any information about your account or to pick up your check, please feel free to leave a stamped envelope and your check will be mailed to you.
Donations may be dropped off any time at the garage door at the rear of the building. Tax receipts for donations can be issued if donations are dropped off during business hours.
Volunteers are always welcome and needed. Free child care is available to volunteers. For more information, call 803-787-2153 or 803-391-7755.
Qualified Recycling Program
Fort Jackson’s award-winning Qualified Recycling Program (QRP) is dedicated to protecting the environment through these initiatives: reduce, reuse and recycle. All members of the Fort Jackson community can do their part by bringing their recyclables to the QRP. The drop-off point is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The drop-off point accepts aluminum and metal cans, cardboard, all types of office paper, newspapers, magazines, clear, brown and green glass, plastics (numbers one and two) and scrap metals. There is also curbside recycling in the housing area every Wednesday. The QRP is in Building 5671 on the hill overlooking Burger King, just off Lee Road. It is extremely important to protect our fragile environment, and we can do this by using these principles: reduce, reuse and recycle. For more information, call 803-751-4208.
The post laundry is contractor-owned and operated by Crown Contract Services. The laundry provides a complete range of laundry and dry cleaning services to Soldiers, family members, Reserve component and retiree personnel.
The main facility, 1558 Ewell Road, is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Call 803-751-4694. For additional information, call the main office at 803-787-0032/0410.
Defense Military Pay Office
The Defense Military Pay Office, in the Strom Thurmond Building, Room 129, at 5450 Strom Thurmond Blvd., is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Soldiers with pay inquiries should call the finance hotline at 803-751-MONY (6669). Civilian employees with questions about their pay should call 803-751-4914. The Defense Military Pay Office, Transition Branch, in the Strom Thurmond Building, Room 240, is open 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Soldiers with separation pay inquiries should call the Transition Branch at 803-751-1087/6376.
Two financial institutions on the installation provide a wide range of services: the main office of AllSouth Federal Credit Union and a branch of Wells Fargo.
AllSouth Federal Credit Union is at 5470 Jackson Blvd. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and drive-up window hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Lobby and drive-up windows are open until 6 p.m. Friday.
The credit union offers access to more than 17 ATMs on Fort Jackson that are connected to a number of ATM networks, including STAR and the Armed Forces Financial Network. Free online, mobile and text message banking are available to members. Also available is Respond 24, a telephone teller service that allows members toll-free access to their accounts from any touch-tone phone in the continental United States.
Credit union members also benefit from a wide variety of savings plans, checking accounts, auto loan programs, mortgage programs, credit card programs, full family membership, direct deposit, safe deposit boxes and branch offices located throughout the Columbia area. For more information, call 803-736-3110.
Wells Fargo Bank is at the intersection of Strom Thurmond Boulevard and Lee Road. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
For your convenience, Wells Fargo offers a variety of methods to manage your finances. An extensive ATM network allows you to make deposits and withdrawals at four locations on post and access your accounts at Wells Fargo ATMs nationwide.
To learn more about Wells Fargo and what it offers, call the Fort Jackson branch at 803-790-8345.
Soldier for Life
The Soldier for Life (SFL) Center, in Building 4600 at the corner of Strom Thurmond Boulevard and Lee Road, assists active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, DOD civilians and their family members in transitioning from military to civilian life.
The SFL Center conducts congressionally mandated pre-separation counseling up to 24 months before retirement for retirees and up to 12 months prior to separation for all others. Family members are encouraged to participate in this process. The pre-separation counseling is conducted on a walk-in basis 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and is an automated process. Preregistration can be arranged and training scheduled in advance by calling 803-751-4109.
The pre-separation counseling provides information to the client about all available transition services, and the SFL Center makes referrals based upon the client’s needs and desires.
After receiving pre-separation counseling, clients are scheduled for a Transition Assistance Workshop sponsored by the Department of Labor. The two-day workshop consists of instruction in resume writing, translating military experience into civilian terminology, marketing and networking skills, dressing for success, preparing for job interviews, job offers and salary negotiation, and other job-search skills.
The SFL Center has a job announcement resource book and a reference library. It assists clients in obtaining DD Form 2586, Verification of Military Experience and Training, and associated documents.
The SFL Center has an automated self-service resume writer. The resume writer has two built-in formats for resumes, a built-in cover letter and thank-you letter format, and word processing. All are produced on a laser printer.
The SFL Center also provides the following services and information:
- SFL job listing database: a computer network containing hundreds of jobs acquired through local SFL centers and dispersed around the globe to other centers.
- Internet: giving clients access to various websites, both federal and private industry.
- A practice interview module: giving clients the ability to practice interview skills and to bounce their answers off already provided answers commensurate with their rank or position.
- A Job Assistance Training Application for those unable to attend the monthly workshop.
- A scheduling module that enables clients to make their own appointments.
- A Federal Job Search seminar.
All services provided by the SFL Center are free. The facility is open 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, contact the SFL Center at 803-751-4109/4104.
Army Community Service
Army Community Service, in Room 120 of the Strom Thurmond Building (Building 5450), offers a comprehensive array of programs and services dedicated to maintaining the readiness of Soldiers, families and communities by fostering self-reliance, resilience and stability. It is the commander’s principle family readiness agency, providing comprehensive, coordinated and responsive services that support readiness of Soldiers, civilian employees and their families during peace and war.
The programs offered include:
- Employment Readiness (job search assistance, employment skills and classes).
- Exceptional Family Member Program (advocacy, direct assistance, respite care).
- Family Advocacy (victim advocacy, new parent support and prevention classes).
- Financial Readiness (emergency financial assistance, counseling, assistance with debt liquidation, consumer advocacy, consumer and financial classes).
- Mobilization and Deployment Readiness (classes, FRG support).
- Relocation Readiness (lending closet, ESL classes and resources, immigration assistance, welcome packets, relocation assistance and classes).
- Volunteer Corps (recruitment, training, placement and recognition of volunteers).
- Information and Referral (key source of integrated information).
- Survivor Outreach (advocate for survivors of active-duty fallen Soldiers, linking family members to on- and off-post programs and organizations, assistance with financial planning, advice, money management, education and advocacy).
ACS can be found on Facebook and on Twitter: www.facebook.com/ftjackson.acs.outreach and @FtJacksonACS.
For more information, call 803-751-5256 or 800-337-3445.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides services to armed forces personnel, their families and retirees, including family emergency messages, health and safety courses, disaster assistance and education, and blood mobile services. Red Cross offers volunteer opportunities at Moncrief Army Community Hospital, and in the station office, at Building 4512, Stuart Avenue. Year-round activities for youth volunteers are scheduled. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The local office phone number is 803-751-4329. After duty hours, weekends and holidays, active-duty members and their families can call 877-272-7337 regarding emergency messages and for access to emergency financial assistance.
Legal Assistance and Claims
The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, at 2600 Lee Road, is dedicated to its mission of providing legal support to the U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson by fairly administering the military justice system, providing quality legal advice and various legal services to eligible personnel.
Legal Assistance: Office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the exception of federal and training holidays, when the office is closed. Basic powers of attorney and notary services are available on a walk-in basis during normal hours. Clients wishing to speak with a legal assistance attorney are usually seen by appointment, generally available within three to five working days. Walk-in hours are available for quick consultations with attorneys 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. (Please note: Walk-in hours are not available for preparation of wills or for other matters requiring more than a quick consult.) In addition, Reserve component legal assistance attorneys are available on some weekends by appointment. The telephone number for legal assistance is 803-751-4287.
Claims: Claimants may file a claim or their notice of loss or damage of household goods (HHG) during office hours, which are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. If the claims office is closed, claimants nearing their 75-day deadline for notifying a carrier of loss or damaged HHG should fax or email their forms directly to the carrier. The telephone number for claims is 803-751-3603 and the fax number is 803-751-6951. The claims office is closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch, federal holidays, training holidays and Wednesday.
Administrative Law: The Administrative Law Division provides accurate and timely legal advice to the command; provides legal oversight in specialized areas such as environmental, labor, ethics, FOIA and contract law; and briefs investigating officers (ROS, AR 15-6, Art 32, LOD) and reviews investigations for legal sufficiency. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number for Administrative Law is 803-751-7658.
Military Justice: Criminal Law Division prosecutes general and special courts-martial and magistrate cases competently and zealously on behalf of the command; represents the command as recorder and efficiently processes administrative separation actions; and provides informative and motivating military law instruction to commanders, staff and student personnel. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The telephone number for Military Justice is 803-751-5666.
More information can also be found on our office website at http://jackson.armylive.dodlive.mil/staff/osja/legal-assistance.
Army Continuing Education System
The J. Willis Cantey Continuing Education Services Center houses 18 classrooms, including three digital training classrooms ideal for training with VTT and VTC capability and high-speed internet access, a science laboratory, four computer labs and two testing rooms. In addition, the 35,000-square-foot structure houses a learning center, four college and university offices, and the Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Program. The Education Center, Building 4600, is on Strom Thurmond Boulevard and Lee Road across the street from Burger King and next to the Thomas Lee Hall Library. For more information on available programs and services, call 803-751-5341.
The Multi-Learning Facility offers computers to assist in training, education, and professional and self-development. Individualized computer-based instruction provides students with numerous self-paced programs in such areas as Basic Skills in Education Program, computer applications and defensive driving.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY COURSES
Midlands Technical College offers associate degrees in criminal justice and management at Fort Jackson. Numerous other degree and certificate programs are offered at the Airport and Beltline campuses. Soldiers and family members are welcome at both campuses. The Beltline campus is located only 2 miles from Gate 1, and the Airport campus is about 15 miles from Fort Jackson, near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. Midlands Technical College is a member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges and offers liberal arts transferable courses under this program.
The University of South Carolina on Fort Jackson offers a varied curriculum rooted in the liberal arts and aimed at preparing students to continue learning in higher education settings and throughout life. The curriculum allows students to complete associate degrees in science and the arts. Military students and family members also may take undergraduate and graduate course at the Columbia campus.
Claflin University on Fort Jackson offers two undergraduate degree completion programs: a bachelor of science in organizational management and a bachelor of arts in sociology/criminal justice administration. The program is a nontraditional program serving adults 22 and older. The program is open to active-duty military, adult family members, retirees and civilians. Classes are held on post 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Contact the Claflin University Fort Jackson office at 803-787-0596 or visit the website at www.claflin.edu.
Webster University on Fort Jackson offers a master of business administration and four master of arts degree programs: human resources management, information technology management, management and leadership, and business and organizational management. Soldiers and their family members, DOD employees, retirees, National Guard, Reserve and civilians may enroll at the Fort Jackson Webster University. Webster University is a global educator with more than 100 campuses worldwide, with 46 of these campuses located on military installations. Military tuition assistance, veterans’ benefits, financial aid and deferred-payment plans are available. Classes meet one night a week. If you have any questions, you can contact the Webster University Fort Jackson administration at 803-738-0603.
Thomas Lee Hall Library
With 29 computers available for internet access, free Wi-Fi, and scanning, copy and printing services, the library is your one stop for all of your information resources.
Thomas Lee Hall Library, at 4679 Lee Road, houses a popular reading collection for patrons of all ages and interests. You will also find a wide selection of DVDs, audio books and free access to thousands of downloadable e-audio and e-books available through the online catalog or AKO.
For 24/7 homework and research assistance, you’ll have access to a large selection of searchable electronic databases filled with the most current encyclopedias, e-books, newspapers, scholarly journals, magazines and more.
All members of the Fort Jackson community, with valid military identification cards, may check out materials. Students attending any of the schools at Fort Jackson are required to provide a copy of their orders in addition to their valid military identification.
Drop in for a story time, join the book club and don’t miss out on the annual summer reading program (with prizes) going on at the library.
For more information, please call 803-751-5589/4816 or visit us online at http://jackson.armymwr.com/us/jackson/categories/libraries.
Child, Youth and School Services
Child, Youth and School Services (CYS Services) provides the Fort Jackson community with quality child development options and youth programs, which can reduce the conflict between parenting responsibilities and mission requirements, enhance the development of children and youth, and engage them in constructive activities during their discretionary time.
CYS Services Parent Central, in Room AO1 of Mann Community Center, Building 3392 on the corner of Magruder Avenue and Gregg Street, provides one-stop service for families interested in registering their children for child care and youth services. Vacancy information and waiting lists are maintained there, as well as information for all available programs. The office also offers baby-sitting training and referral and installation-to-installation referral. For information on any CYS Services program, call 803-751-4865/4824.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES
Fort Jackson has two child development centers for children, infant through age 5, two shared centers for children, infant through fifth grade, two off post Family Child Care homes and a 24/7 center to meet the needs for child care on Fort Jackson. These programs serve the needs of Soldiers and civilian employees by providing quality, dependable child care. Curriculum for all child development center (CDC) programs regardless of setting is child-oriented with an emphasis on creative, age-appropriate activities, which encourage children to acquire knowledge about themselves and their environment. Our early childhood programs use the Creative Curriculum.
SCALES AVENUE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
4581 Scales Ave. 803-751-6221/6230
The Scales Avenue Child Development Center is certified to operate by Department of Defense. Hours are 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fees for care are based on total family income.
The Scales Avenue CDC provides the following types of care:
- Full-day care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
- Strong Beginnings 4-year-old pre-K program, part-day or full-day care.
- Hourly care for individuals needing care before or after the operating hours of the Hood Street CDC.
HOOD STREET CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
4585 Hood St. 803-751-1970/1972
The Hood Street Child Development Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and certified to operate by Department of Defense. The hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 11 p.m. the first and third Friday. Special openings are available upon request for unit and organization functions.
Fees for hourly care are a flat rate of $4 per hour per child. Fees for part-day care are based on total family income.
The Hood Street CDC provides:
- Hourly child care for individuals needing less than 25 hours of care per week on a reservation basis. Walk-ins are accepted if space and staff are available.
- Transportation or escort services to and from on-post schools for midday and end-of-day times but not for morning drop-off.
- Part-day care (no more than 25 hours per week) for children 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
IMBODEN STREET CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER
5979 Imboden St. 803-562-5901/562-5902
The Imboden Street Child Development Center is a shared center with early childhood and school-age spaces. It is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council on Accreditation for School Age Services. Normal operating hours are 4 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Fees for hourly care are a flat rate of $4 per hour. Fees for extended hours full-day care are based on total family income.
Imboden Street CDC provides the following types of care:
- Extended hours full-day care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age.
- Extended hours Strong Beginnings 4-year-old pre-K program.
- Extended hours before- and/or after-school program.
- Transportation to and from Fort Jackson schools, and select Richland One and Richland Two schools.
- Regularly scheduled after-school activities include computer lab, homework center, arts and crafts, games room, USDA-approved snack, and sports and fitness.
- Full-day services on school out days (teacher’s workday, conferences).
- Winter, spring and summer camps with extended hours (grades K-5).
- Weekly 4-H Clubs and Boys and Girls Clubs of America participation.
- Hourly care for early morning and evenings on a space available basis.
LEE ROAD CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER (CDC)
4680 Lee Road 803-751-5853
Hours: 7 days a week and overnight on a reservation basis.
The Lee Road Child Development Center is a 20-capacity facility for children of all ages designed to provide around-the-clock care. It is certified to operate by Department of Defense.
Fees for hourly care are a flat rate of $4 per hour. Fees for shift care are based on total family income. Overnight and weekend care are provided at no cost for active-duty Soldiers and National Guard and Reserve with appropriate documentation of mission requirements or Battle Training Assembly, respectively.
Lee Road CDC provides the following types of care:
- Full-day care for children from 6 weeks to 5 years of age whose parents work rotating shifts, second shift or third shift or extended hours for mission.
- Overnight and weekend care in support of mission requirements for active-duty soldiers assigned to Fort Jackson.
- Saturday and Sunday care for National Guard and Reserve during Battle Training Assembly.
- Hourly care for individuals needing care on a space available basis if care is not available in other CYS Services facilities.
FAMILY CHILD CARE
3392 Magruder Ave 803-751-6234
Family Child Care homes offer care for children 4 weeks to 12 years of age by trained and certified Family Child Care providers located on post in government quarters or off post in residential areas. FCC providers, their spouses and children older than 12 must pass required background checks and participate in a family interview. FCC homes, once certified, are monitored and inspected on a regular basis. The FCC program offers self-employment for military spouses, enabling them to add to the family’s income while staying at home with their own children. The FCC program is certified to operate by Department of Defense.
- FCC homes are certified to operate by the garrison commander.
- Home environments.
- Small-group settings.
- All types of care: full-day, part-day, before- and after-school, hourly, extended hours and long-term care.
- Fees for Family Child Care are set by the Department of Defense and are on a sliding scale based on income. Patrons using Family Child Care will receive a 10 percent discount on Fort Jackson post child care rates.
- The FCC Subsidy Assistance Program helps keep fees in FCC homes below those in the on-post Child Development Centers.
This program bridges the gap between Child Development Services and Youth Services and provides quality programs for youth in kindergarten through fifth grades. The School Age Services Program operates from two shared centers and one dedicated school-age center. School Age Services Programs are certified by Department of Defense, accredited by the Council on Accreditation and affiliated with Boys and Girls Clubs of America and 4-H.
Occasional users receive five hours free a month for the afternoon program and weekend hours as part of CYS Services registration; additional hours are available at an hourly, part-day or full-day rate.
HOOD STREET SCHOOL AGE CENTER
5614 Hood St. 803-751-9802/9806
The Hood Street School Age Center is a center that provides care to school-age children in grades K-5. It is certified to operate by Department of Defense and accredited by the Council on Accreditation. Normal operating hours are 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during full days. On school days, the before-school program operates 5 to 8:30 a.m. and the afternoon program operates 2 to 6:30 p.m. Fees for before- and after-school care and summer camps are based on total family income.
Hood Street School Age Center provides the following types of care:
- Before- and after-school care for children attending select Richland School District Two schools in grades K-5.
- Transportation and escort services for select Richland District Two schools.
- Regularly scheduled after-school activities include computer lab, homework center, arts and crafts, game room, USDA-approved snack, and sports and fitness.
- 4-H clubs are offered weekly.
- Full-day summer camp for children completing grades K-5.
IMBODEN STREET SCHOOL AGE CENTER
5978 Imboden St. 803-562-2022/2029
The Imboden Street School Age Center is a shared center with early childhood and school-age spaces. It is certified to operate by Department of Defense and the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Council on Accreditation. Normal operating hours for the school-age section of the facility are 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday during full days. On school days, the before-school program operates 5 to 8:30 a.m. and the afternoon school program operates 2 to 6:30 p.m. The facility is open for school-age open recreation on the first and third Friday evening each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and every Saturday from noon to 6 p.m.
Fees for before- and after-school care and summer camps are based on total family income. All registered users receive four free hours monthly. For before- and after-school care and summer camps, these four hours were considered when setting the fees. There are also 10 additional hours allowed for attendance at 4-H meetings or events.
Imboden Street School Age Center provides the following types of care:
- Before- and after-school care for children attending the on-post schools (Pierce Terrace and CC Pinckney) in kindergarten through fifth grades.
- Before- and after-school care for children attending select Richland School District One schools in kindergarten through fifth grades.
- Transportation and escort services for on-post and select Richland District One schools.
- Regularly scheduled after-school activities include computer lab, homework center, arts and crafts, games room, USDA-approved snack, and sports and fitness.
- 4-H clubs are offered weekly.
- Full-day summer camp for children completing grades K-5.
- Hourly care and occasional use.
- Monthly calendar of activities available for occasional users.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND TEEN PROGRAM (MS/T)
5975 Chestnut Road 803-751-6387/1136
The Middle School and Teen Program operates from the Youth Center. As a Boys & Girls Club affiliate and 4-H partner, the Middle School and Teen Program offers age-appropriate activities for youth in sixth through 12th grade. The Middle School and Teen Program is certified to operate by Department of Defense. Hours are 2 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 2 to 10 p.m. Friday, 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Supervised activities in four service areas include sports, fitness and health; arts, recreation and leisure; and life skills, citizenship and leadership; and academic support, mentoring and intervention.
Programs and services offered include:
- Monthly calendar of events for open recreation developed jointly by staff and youth.
- No-cost after-school program for middle school youth.
- Leadership clubs (Torch and Keystone).
- 4-H clubs, which meet weekly.
- Workforce Preparation Program — teens 14 and older may apply for recreation aid positions at the Youth Center through USAJOBS.
- Dances, lock-ins and block parties.
- Community service opportunities.
- Youth of the Month and Youth of the Year Program.
- Homework and tutoring assistance.
- Technology instruction.
- Games room and sports tournaments.
- After-school snacks.
5975 Chestnut Road 803-751-5040/7451
The Youth Sports Program is a great place for youth to learn sportsmanship, practice new skills and make new friends. Emphasis is placed on fun and fundamentals rather than on competition. A variety of team and individual sports are offered throughout the year: flag football, tackle football, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, baseball, softball, track and cross-country. In addition, there are a variety of fitness-related special events and activities to encourage youth to become physically fit and develop habits that support a healthy lifestyle.
The Youth Sports Program is certified by the Department of Defense. Program hours vary by season of play and sport. Sports sign up is handled by CYS Services Parent Central Services. Sports staff can normally be contacted at 803-751-5040 between 1 and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Religious Support Office (RSO) provides a variety of dynamic and inspirational worship services, programs and activities for the Fort Jackson community. Worship services and counseling support are available at all of Fort Jackson’s installation chapels. Schedules and information can be obtained by calling 803-751-3121/6318 or by visiting the Religious Support Office, at 4475 Gregg St.
Updated schedules are posted monthly in The Fort Jackson Leader newspaper.
All Fort Jackson chaplains are dedicated to providing for the free exercise of religion and the practice of religious beliefs, traditions and customs in order to enhance the spiritual quality of life of the Fort Jackson community.
MAIN POST CHAPEL
Opened in early 1986, the Main Post Chapel (MPC) is designed to serve the installation’s permanent party population. MPC is conveniently located at the corner of Strom Thurmond Boulevard and Scales Avenue adjacent to the Scales Avenue Child Development Center. The chapel provides family services for Protestant and Catholic congregations.
Protestant programs include: Protestant Worship Service, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:45 a.m.; Chapel Youth Group; PWOC; and Bible studies.
Catholic programs include: weekday Mass, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday Mass, 11 a.m.; and CCD (September to May). In addition, the Islamic services for trainees (Islamic Studies at 8 a.m., Sunday and Jumah Service at 12:45 p.m. Friday) are held at MPC. For more information, call 803-751-6469/6681.
DANIEL CIRCLE CHAPEL
Located on Jackson Boulevard across from Darby Field, Daniel Circle Chapel also serves the permanent party, retirees, DOD civilians and AIT/IET Soldiers. This large and vibrant Collective Protestant Gospel congregation has a complete program consisting of children’s, men’s, women’s and single adult’s ministries. Worship service begins at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
A troop chapel providing a 369th AG Battalion Protestant service for trainees at 8 a.m. is at 2335 Jackson Blvd. and Anderson Street. Other trainee services include the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) held 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, LDS Family Social 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and a LDS Scripture Study 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. A Church of Christ Service is offered at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.
A troop chapel, at 9476 Kemper St., is the location of the 193rd Infantry Brigade Unit Ministry Team. Worship services include an Anglican/Liturgical service at 8:30 a.m. Sunday (Communion is observed every Sunday). Additionally, ChapelNext, a contemporary Protestant service meets at 11 a.m. Sunday (Children’s Church is also provided). ChapelNext Bible Study is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
A troop chapel, located at 4360 Magruder Ave., is the location of the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment Unit Ministry Team. 2-13th has a Protestant service at 8 a.m. The Hispanic Protestant service for trainees begins at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Pagan Sacred Well service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday. All services are trainee-focused.
Memorial Chapel, at 4470 Jackson Blvd., is Fort Jackson’s historic chapel. It was the original main installation chapel and displays the flags of the 11 divisions that were stationed on Fort Jackson. Services offered Sunday are a Jewish service for trainees that is conducted at 9:15 a.m. A tradition Protestant service also meets at 11:15 a.m. The Adult Bible Study meets at 9:45 a.m. in the Religious Support Office Conference Room.
CHAPLAIN’S FAMILY LIFE AND RESILIENCY CENTER
The Chaplain’s Family Life Center’s mission is to improve quality of life by helping people solve personal, marital and relational problems in a confidential setting. It is a safe place that provides preventive education, enrichment programs and pastoral care for the Fort Jackson community. For more information or to make an appointment, call 803-751-4961/4966. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Chaplain’s Family Life Center is at 5460 Marion Ave. (parking is on the south side of the Strom Thurmond Building).
Personnel assigned to Task Force Marshall Chapel attend at McCrady Chapel, 5411 Leesburg Road, Eastover, SC 29044. A Protestant Worship Service is conducted at 9 a.m. on Sundays.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES FOR BASIC COMBAT TRAINING SOLDIERS
Basic Combat Training Unit Chaplains typically hold Protestant services each Sunday morning in their battalion areas. Check with your unit Chaplain/Chaplain Assistant for exact times and location.