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Fort Benning Information and Resource Page
Fort Benning, Georgia is known as the "Home of the Infantry," the installation spreads over 182,000 acres and is located seven miles south of Columbus.
The post is home to 3d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division; 36th Engineer Group; Army Infantry Training Brigade; Army Ranger School Army Infantry School, Airborne School, and School of the Americas.
This installation is a US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) installation. Its mission is to "provide the world’s best Infantry Soldiers and trained units; to provide a power projection platform that can deploy soldiers and units anywhere in the world on short notice; and to provide the Army’s premier installation and home for Soldiers, families, civilian employees, and military retirees." There are five types of infantry at Fort Benning. They are mechanized, light, airborne, air assault, and ranger.
The main telephone numbers are Commercial (706) 545-2011 or DSN 835-2011. The mailing address is U.S. Army Infantry Center, Fort Benning, GA 31905-5000. The official website is www.Benning.army.mil
There is a population of 33,000 active duty soldiers, 53,808 family members and 6,824 civilians. The housing on post is quite limited for the number of people assigned to the installation, which can lead to a wait of 1-18 months for on post housing. There are currently 4,070 family units. The housing office phone number is (706) 54-2990.
Fort Benning offers the following facilities on its installation. There is temporary lodging that has 1,079 visitor units. The contact number is (706) 689-0067. The campground site phone number is (706) 545-7238. The Army Community Service can be reached at (706) 545-7517. There are six elementary schools and one middle school on post operated by DoDDs. The post offers excellent childcare facilities with a three centers for 442 children however there is a two-month average wait. Additionally there are 23 approved homes that provide in home care to children for parents stationed at Fort Benning. The childcare phone number is (706) 544-1623. Fort Benning offers great medical care with a 130-bed hospital. Appointments can be made at (706) 544-2041. The Tricare and benefits phone number is (706) 544-3461.
There is a very large commissary for the shopping needs of soldiers and family members. The commissary phone number is (706) 544-3965. The post also has a large size post exchange, a mall and 2 shoppettes. The phone number is (706) 687-0384.
The following recreation activities are available to assigned personnel: Arts and crafts, auto hobby center, bowling, camping, golf, gym, fishing, library, outdoor recreation, pools/swimming, stables and tennis.
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