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Plan your Fort Jackson Graduation Trip with Sandboxx

It’s time to plan your Fort Jackson Graduation trip with Sandboxx. There are few prouder moments than watching a loved one become a Soldier at graduation. Graduation at Fort Jackson is a special time for everyone and we want to help get you there. For the best deals on hotels and flights, check out Sandboxx Travel and learn more about our exclusive TravelPlus Program to protect you if graduation dates change. We have highly experienced military travel agents who can answer all your questions on everything graduation.

For a full rundown on what happens at Fort Jackson graduation, check out our blog on it here.

Plan your Fort Jackson Graduation Trip with Sandboxx.


Below are the Battalion names, start dates and their graduation dates for Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

Please confirm travel dates with your Soldier before booking travel.  Dates are subject to change. Also note that Battalion names repeat and you can confirm you are selecting the correct battalion by referencing the Pick Up Date.

BattalionReport DateGraduation DateBooking Link
1-34September 3rd, 2018November 8th, 2018Reserve Now
2-13September 10th, 2018November 15th, 2018Reserve Now
1-61September 17th, 2018November 21st, 2018 (Wednesday graduation due to Thanksgiving)Reserve Now
3-34September 24th, 2018November 29th, 2018Reserve Now
2-60October 10th, 2018December 13th, 2018Reserve Now
1-13October 15th, 2018December 18th, 2018Reserve Now
3-39October 22nd, 2018January 17th, 2018Reserve Now
2-39October 29th, 2018January 24th, 2018Reserve Now

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  1. The grad date for 2-60 is incorrect. Ft. Jackson says it’s on July 3rd. And family day is July 2nd.

    1. Hi, Michelle. Thank you for making us aware of this information. We will make sure to update our information as soon as possible. Thank you for using Sandboxx.

      1. I would like to confirm 3-13 grad date I need to get my tickets early and request off from work

      2. How do you find out about the Ft leonarwood Missouri basic training graduation,,, NATIONAL GUARDS

  2. So are you saying that this date is wrong for 2-60 July 2 & July 3 ..or is this the date that it has been changed to please let me know

    1. Hi, Tonya. The date has been updated to reflect that Family Day is on July 2nd and Graduation is July 3rd. We hope this helps. For further assistance, please reach out to Have a great day!

  3. To arrive for the family and graduation day for Battlion 1-13
    Pick up date 05/ 07/2018
    Graduation 07/12/2018
    I cannot find a pass to enter fort Jackson for the dates above

    Kindly help out

  4. I got 1 question wrong on the quiz, Can your soldier go home with you after graduation? I said yes and missed it. My son is in fact coming home with me after graduation. He will come home to finish high school. Thanks

    1. Hi, Lillie. We’re sorry about that. Most soldiers do go straight from Recruit Graduation to AIT but it’s not always the case, as you have mentioned, above. Thank you for the clarification. Have a great day.

  5. Battalion 4-39
    Pick up date May/29/18
    I don’t the exact date/time and where?
    I need info help!

    1. Good morning, Sharen. We show that the 4-39th picked up on June 4th and will be graduating on August 9th. Here’s a helpful link to all things Ft. Jackson. We hope this helps. For more detailed assistance, please email us at Have a great day!

      1. I am unable to register for a pass for the 4-39 events for my son? The Fort Jackson Events page does not have it listed….

  6. I am so new at this and i really dont understand nothing please help me out….i need help….to much to cope with this…

  7. Are we supposed to go to fort Jackson to pick up our recruit or do they fly them back home.

    1. Good morning, Christy. The soldiers will have to go to AIT after basic. The Army gets them to AIT. If they are high school students going home before AIT so they can graduate then the families have to get them home. For more detailed assistance, please email us at We hope this helps.

  8. My granddaughter graduates August 26th. Her AIT is in Vieginia so we hope to maybe drive her there. What time will out processing likely be complete on 17th??

    1. Hi, Susan. Your SIT has to make the request to command to get the go ahead for family to drive them to AIT. Also your SIT MUST be to AIT no later than 5:00 p.m Friday evening. We hope this helps.

  9. We applied for graduation passes a while back and have not received anything yet. Should I worry or does it usually take a while to get them. We did receive an email right after filling out the request saying that our request was received but nothing since then. What should I do?

  10. Good Morning… My step-son’s pick up date was suppose to be June18/19. However, it was delayed due to weather. He is in B Company/ 3rd Platoon (MISFITS) 1st BN 61ST REGT 165th IN BDE. Looking at the graduation dates posted, is his still graduation date September 6th even though the pick up date is different?

  11. Hello ,,I would like to register for the pass for fam day @graduation jehhhh🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🌺🌺

  12. Hi.

    Could you verify the graduation date for 3-60th? I don’t want to travel n make reservation without confirmation.


  13. Yes ma’am. But don’t worry you can still attend. Just make sure everyone attending has state issued photo ID for entrance onto Fort Jackson.

  14. Yes ma’am. But don’t worry you can still attend. Just make sure everyone attending has state issued photo ID for entrance onto Fort Jackson.

  15. So I know that my son’s family day is December 17th and Graduation will be on December 18th, I am flying in and I am wondering of you can tell me what time the Graduation is so that I can schedule my fligh accordingly?

  16. Does anyone know when family day and graduation day are for 2nd PLT Sheep Dogs 3-39? Need to request time off and make reservations to attend. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hi Carmella:

      The 3-39 has its Family Day on January 16 and Graduation is January 17, 2019. Hope that helps!

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