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Army relocating advanced individual training courses to Fort Jackson

Staff Report //January 9, 2020//

Army relocating advanced individual training courses to Fort Jackson

Staff Report //January 9, 2020//

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The U.S. Army is relocating two advanced individual training courses to Fort Jackson from Fort Bragg, N.C.

The civil affairs and psychological operations advanced individual training courses will begin at Fort Jackson in late March, according to a news release from the Fort Jackson Public Affairs Office. The release said a benefit of the relocation will be having the classes at the same site where recruits undergo basic training.

Fort Jackson is the Army’s main production center for basic combat training.

The relocation includes moving equipment and 23 permanent personnel who help train about 300 soldiers in eight 10-week courses each year.

U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, who represents South Carolina’s 2nd district, said in a news release that the transfer will have an initial economic benefit of nearly $5 million to the Columbia area and an annual addition of $3.5 million to the regional economy.

The new company will be aligned with the U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute’s Advanced Individual Training Battalion.

“We’ve developed a great partnership with the Special Warfare Center and School and look forward to integrating this new team as we set conditions for rigorous and realistic training of this unique skill set on Fort Jackson,” Col. Steve Aiton, soldier support institute commander, said in the release from Fort Jackson.

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