Joint Base Charleston is home to over 60 Department of Defense and federal agencies. The installation supports 90,000 airmen, sailors, Marines, soldiers, Coast Guardsmen, civilians, dependents, and retirees.
Fort Jackson is the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center for the Army, annually training over 50,000 soldiers and providing 5,000 soldiers Advanced Individual Training.
Shaw Air Force Base is one of the Air Force’s most modern bases and the only base in South Carolina with dual, parallel runways. Located in Sumter, the base’s strategic proximity to North Africa and Europe ensures rapid deployment.
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort is the second highest tasked aviation unit in the Marine Corps and projected to increase over time to 106,000 operations per year.
MCRD Parris Island is home to two commands: the Training and Education Command, and the Recruiting Command.
Naval Hospital Beaufort became a separate command in 2011 with 1,000 personnel. It is one of a few USN health facilities with a base and housing “on board.”
South Carolina National Guard
USCG Sector Charleston