Welcome to Fort Benning, the Maneuver Center of Excellence and home of the Infantry and Armor. More than half of all new Soldiers who enter the Army this year will do so here at Fort Benning. We also train all new paratroopers, Rangers, officer candidates, Infantry and Armor lieutenants, captains and noncommissioned officers.
Fort Benning is the sixth-largest military installation in the U.S. with the third-greatest troop density. The post covers over 182,000 acres, mostly in Georgia, with about 12,000 acres across the Chattahoochee River in Alabama. Nearly 80,000 Soldiers train at Fort Benning every year, and more than 100,000 Soldiers, family members, veterans, civilians and contract employees live, work, play and use services on the installation every day. But there’s always room for more, and we’re glad you’re here!
We host a free Newcomers Orientation from 9 to 11 a.m. each Wednesday at Army Community Service, Building 7, on Baltzell Avenue. Here you will learn about resources, programs, activities and organizations on Fort Benning and in the local communities to help you and your family enjoy life in the Chattahoochee Valley. Bring the family and enjoy breakfast on us! For more information, call 706-545-0403.
The Newcomers Orientation is hosted by the Relocation Readiness Program, a component of Army Community Service. RRP offers a comprehensive support system to help you and your family make permanent change of station moves as smoothly as possible. The mission of RRP is to minimize the stress of relocation and simplify the moving process. You will find more information about the RRP the Family and MWR section.
Soldiers, their spouses and family members 16 and older are invited to participate in our free monthly Benning Bus Tour from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. the third Thursday of each month. This event includes free child care and lunch. Register today, as space is limited. Call 706-545-4468 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also host the annual Life is Better at Benning Expo each year in August at the Benning Club on Main Post. New or not, our guests enjoy visiting with a great variety of vendors who represent business, organizations and programs on post and off. This free event includes great prizes and lots of freebies. Bring the whole family! For the date and time, stay tuned to benning.armymwr.com.
Register for our weekly email updates at benning.armymwr.com, and we’ll make sure you’re the first to know about events, special offers and discounts, travel opportunities, sports, concerts and more.
You will find maps inside this guide, a comprehensive phone directory in the back and a list of phone numbers we think you’ll find handy to tuck in your glove box or bag.
Welcome to Fort Benning. We’re sure glad you’re here, and we think you will be, too.