Fort Jackson to permit face to face graduations
Fort Jackson will resume in-person graduations is a part of a pilot program where up to 500 family members are allowed to attend the
ceremony.COLUMBIA, S.C. — consistent with a post on Fort Jackson’s Facebook page, face to face graduations are back, with a couple of changes. “It is imperative we get this right,” said Brig. Gen. Milford H. “Bags” Beagle Jr., Fort Jackson commander.
“We need to start small, so we will go big, he said.
Fort Jackson will still live stream graduations on its Facebook page. “For a number of you this may cause you to very happy,” he said. “For a number of you this may cause you to very sad, because we are getting to need to roll in the hay during a limited capacity.”
The graduating unit will invite all attendees electronically.
Graduating units will check COVID vaccination cards at Gate 4 and again at Hilton Field. Children under the age of 16 are required the vaccinated.
Vaccinating trainees is not on the docket immediately,” Sully said. “This is one more reason for people to know that this has got to be a really deliberate process. Trainees won’t be vaccinated and that’s why we are requiring to you be.”
Families, who attend the graduation, will meet their soldiers on the sector immediately after the ceremony, and spend up to many hours with them.
Soldiers won’t be ready to leave the world .
Family members won’t ready to meet their soldiers anywhere else on the installation.
Invitees allowed into the world before 7 a.m.
Guests at Hilton Field might not bring pets unless it’s a service-related animal.
On-site food vendors are going to be available.
. However, the subsequent outlines bags the permitted: One bag that’s clear plastic, vinyl, or PVC and doesn’t exceed 12″ x 6″ x 12″. If there’s a logo, the brand can’t be larger than 4.5″ x 3.4″.
Graduating units will provide relations a link to an electronic registration process. Invitees should include all people in their party, by name, when registering. Graduation ceremonies will happen rain or shine, unless there are heavy winds and lightning strikes within the area.
Invitees should wait until their registration is verified before making travel arrangements and securing lodging.
Visitors may inquire about vacancies on Fort Jackson is (803) 782-9802 for IHG or (803) 751-5812 for Victory Travel.
Invitees must print their registration confirmation and convey it with them to the gate. Security personnel will check the registration three times: at the gate; when entering Hilton Field; and at the safety checkpoint near the bleachers.
To enter Fort Jackson visitors will need their confirmation, government-issued ID card, and if driving, a legitimate state-issued driver’s license, copy of auto registration and proof of insurance.
Any graduation updates will announced on the post’s social media pages and therefore the Digital Garrison application. “Download the app today,” said Pat Jones, Fort Jackson public affairs officer.
“It will assist you as you navigate Fort Jackson and can provide immediate notifications of changes to events like the graduation. once you download the app confirm to register it as Fort Jackson.
All graduation traffic must enter through Gate 4 on Boyden Arbor Road near the intersection with Percival Road.
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