Basic Combat Training Museum
Fort Jackson, South Carolina

“Training, Tradition, Transformation, Teamwork”

Virtual Tour
The Basic Combat Training Museum allows visitors to relive the experience of basic combat training at Fort Jackson from 1917 to present. While the layout of the museum follows the schedule of basic combat training today, exhibits highlight the similarities and differences of the training program through WWI, WWII, the Cold War, and the War on Terror.

The museum is divided into three major galleries: Red Phase, White Phase, and Blue Phase. These divisions are based on Basic Combat Training instructional periods that were instituted in 1983. In addition, the museum has galleries dedicated to Recruitment, Reception, Barracks Life, the History of Fort Jackson, Heroes Among Us, Graduation, and Advanced Individual Training.