In this tour we will take a limited-access tour of Fort Wade Hampton, named after Confederate General and cavalryman Wade Hampton, one of South Carolina's own. This base is the largest US Army base in the Upstate and home to elements of the 20th Styker Battalion and the 39th Infantry Battalion, both recently returned home from combat in Afghanistan. The other tenet of the base is a joint center operated by intelligence components of the US military, Defense Dept, and the Intelligence Community. On the same plot of land, but under a different command is Palmetto Air National Guard Base, a fighter squadron prepping for deployment to the Persian Gulf.
Here is an overview of the base, showing base housing and support facilities to the east, intel facilities in the south/west, and the Air Base just south of the Army base.
Here is a close-up of some of the base housing. Post housing is very limited so on a first-come first-serve basis, so many soldiers who are able choose to live in the apartments and houses surrounding the base in nearby Chester.
Here is the joint Intel site on Ft Wade Hampton, we don't know much about what they do there, but they're always busy!
Nearby is the intelligence collection site, too bad access is extremely restricted .