- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - For those who’ve always wondered what it’s like to train as a soldier, visitors can tour the Army’s largest training installation this month.

Fort Jackson commander Maj. Gen. Roger Cloutier is asking those interested to sign up by the end of Friday to tour the post in Columbia in advance of the event is on April 28.

During the eight-hour tour, visitors get a chance to see how soldiers live, train and eat. Visitors will be assigned drill sergeants, learn to shoot a simulator of the M16 rifle and have lunch with soldiers.

The tour is open to people ages 13 and older and begins at 7:30 a.m. Lunch costs $5.55.

To register, call Fort Jackson’s community relations office at (803) 751-1474.

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