Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
Resources and services differ by branch of service. These family and community services are specific to your installation. Use the information below to learn more.
Army Community Service is located at 9810 Lee Road on Fort Jackson and can be reached via phone at 803-751-5256, option 3. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is closed weekends and holidays.
The mission of ACS is to facilitate the commander's ability to provide comprehensive, standardized, coordinated and responsive services that support soldiers, Department of the Army civilians, families regardless of geographical location and to maximize technology and resources, eliminate duplication in service delivery and measure service effectiveness.
ACS Motto: “Real-life solutions for successful Army living”
ACS Vision: Self-sufficient families, safe homes and cohesive communities, and enhanced readiness
>ACS invites you into a world of education, opportunity and discovery while offering programs and services that promote self-reliance, resilience and stability during war and peace.
The many programs and services ACS has to offer include:
The Army Community Service Relocation Readiness Program is housed at 9810 Lee Road. RRP staff will do their best to help make your move to Columbia a smooth one. We offer Newcomer’s Orientation for Soldiers and Families, sponsorship classes and English as a Second Language as well as citizenship and immigration resources. We also have a Lending Closet full of household items including pots, pans, dishes, cooking utensils, flatware, sleeping mats and cots, tables and chairs. You will need a copy of your orders and, if you are unable to come in, your spouse can pick up the household items with a copy of your orders. More information on Fort Jackson and the surrounding Columbia/midlands region can be obtained by stopping in, or by calling 803-751-5256, option 3 or 312-734-5256.
Lending Closet hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. closed the first Thursdays of each month, weekends, and holidays.
The RRP office at Fort Jackson offers services for newly arriving Soldiers and their Family members. Program services, which include the Lending Closet, are specially designed to make the transition into our community an easier, more pleasant experience.
To contact the RRP call 803-751-5256, option 3 or DSN 312-734-5256.
The Army Career Assistance Program assists active-duty, Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Civilians, and their Family members in the transition from military to civilian life. The two main functions of this program are the Transition Assistance Office and the Job Assistance Center. The TAO prepares an Individual Transition Plan to assist the client with all available transition services and makes referrals based upon the client's needs and desires.
The TAO and the JAC help the client with the total job search process. The JAC conducts monthly seminars and workshops where the client learns about resume writing, translating military experience into civilian terminology, marketing and networking skills, how to dress and prepare for job interviews, job offers and salary negotiation, and other job search skills.
The JAC has a job announcement bulletin board and both a manual and an automated reference library made up of veteran's training and labor market information from each of the 50 states. The JAC offers automated Army Employer and Alumni Network, Defense Outplacement and Referral System, America's Job Bank, and executive search system entries.