Fort Jackson is gearing up to receive an influx of trainees.
Congress has given the green light for the U.S. Army to recruit an additional 75-hundred soldiers this year. Many will go through basic training at Fort Jackson.
The base is the largest Army training site in the country and is celebrating 100 years as a training facility.
Columbia Recruiting Battalion spokesperson L.A. Sully says the recruitment phase concludes in September and the first batch of new soldiers will arrive in Columbia in 2018.