Fort Jackson changing graduation
Jul 7, 2010 9:15:00 PM - thestate.com
Fort Jacksons Basic Combat Training graduation ceremonies will change from Fridays to Thursdays beginning July 29.
Graduation activities include a family day and a graduation ceremony over a two-day period at the conclusion of the soldiers 10-week training cycle.
Fort Jackson officials said the change saves money and gives drill instructors an extra day of family time before starting a new training cycle.
Fort Jackson graduates 45,000 soldiers and conducts 45 graduation ceremonies each year. More than 100,000 family members travel to Columbia each year to attend the event.
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