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Veterans and Military Services

Live in a Purple Heart City in a Great American Defense Community

One of the state's largest military populations is found in the Midlands area. The state's first Purple Heart City and part of a 2019 Great American Defense Community, Columbia is home to the U.S. Army’s largest training base at Fort Jackson, the South Carolina National Guard and McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Department of Defense contractors, military retirees and veterans, and the U.S. Army Reserve. 


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