Fort Benning

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Fort Benning,
Fort Benning,, GA 31905
1 (706) 545-2011

Established:1918
Base Type: Army


About

Fort Benning Is a United States Army base straddling the Alabama – Georgia border next to Columbus, Georgia. Fort Benning supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis. It is a power projection platform, and possesses the capability to deploy combat-ready forces by air, rail, and highway. Fort Benning is the home of the United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, the United States Army Armor School, United States Army Infantry School, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly known as the School of the Americas), elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment (United States), 3rd Brigade – 3rd Infantry Division, and many other additional tenant units.It is named after Henry L. Benning, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War . Since 1918, Fort Benning has served as the Home of the Infantry. Since 2005, Fort Benning has been transformed into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission’s decision to consolidate a number of schools and installations to create various “centers of excellence.” Included in this transformation was the move of the Armor School from Fort Knox to Fort Benning.

(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Benning)

Directions

Directions From Atlanta Airport
1. Start out going east on Maynard H Jackson Jr Blvd toward Central Cargo Cir.
Then 0.91 miles
2. Take the S Loop Road ramp toward I-285 W .
1. 0.2 miles past Central Cargo Cir​
Then 0.05 miles
3. Turn slight right onto Inner Loop Rd.
Then 1.10 miles
4. Take the ramp toward I-285 W .
Then 0.52 miles
5. Merge onto I-285 W/GA-407 W via the ramp on the lef toward Atl
Airport/Montgomery .
Then 1.91 miles
6. Merge onto I-85 S/GA-403 S via EXIT61 toward Columbus/Montgomery .
Then 49.45 miles
7. Merge onto I-185 S/GA-411 S via EXIT 21 toward Columbus .
Then 50.31 miles
8. Stay straight to go onto Lindsey Creek Pkwy.
Then 0.27 miles
9. Merge onto US-27 S/US-280 E/GA-1 S/GA-520 E via EXIT 1A toward Cusseta/Albany .
Then 10.41 miles
10. Turn lef onto GA Highway 26/GA-26.
1. If you reach Broad St you’ve gone about 0.4 miles too far
Then 0.13 miles
11. Fort Benning, GA, Welcome to FORT BENNING, GA.


Quick Reference

Garrison Chaplain’s Office
7001 Brockman Street Bldg 102
Fort Benning, GA 31905
(706) 545-2289

Regimental Chapel
(706) 554-9269/9017

Soldiers Chapel
(706) 544-9764/9601
Kelley Hill Chapel
(706) 544-3070/1692

Airborne Chapel
(706) 545-3677

Sightseeing Road Chapel
(706) 545-2169/6787

The Infantry Center Chapel
(706) 545-2050

McoE Main Post Chapel
(706) 55-7059

Martin Army Community Hospital
(706) 544-1382

Reception Battalion Chaplain
(706) 544-9432

Army Education Center
8150 Marne Road
Fort Benning, GA 31905
(706) 545-7397

Equal Opportunity
7191 Richardson Circle,
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Family Advocacy
7131 Richardson Circle Lewis Hall, Bldg 36

Fire Station 1 Harmony Church
(706) 545-1105

Fire chief
(706) 545-2484

Finance
Bldg 7 7117 Baltzell Ave
(706) 545-7517

Legal Assistance
(706) 545-3281

Public Affairs Office
1 Karker Street McGinnis-Wickam
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Housing Office
(706) 545-9611/6610


Base Surroundings

National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
1002 Victory Dr,
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 327-9789

Coca-Cola Space Science Center
701 Front Ave,
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 649-1470

Columbus Botanical Garden
3603 Weems Rd,
Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 327-8400

Epic Restaurant
1201 Front Ave,
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 507-9909

Plucked Up Chicken & Biscuts
1208 1st Ave,
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 225-0044

Ruth Ann’s Restaurant
941 Veterans Pkwy,
Columbus, GA 31901
(706) 221-2154

AMC Columbus Park 15
5556 Whittlesey Blvd,
Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 571-0858

Peachtree Mall
3131 Manchester Expy,
Columbus, GA 31909
(706) 327-1578

Bowlero Columbus
1636 Bradley Park Dr,
Columbus, GA 31904
(706) 324-4431

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
Fort Benning Veterinary Clinic FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4444
Fort Benning Commissary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-3965
AAFES Shoppette/Mini Mall FORT BENNING 1 (706) 682-0473
Tot Town Child Development Center/Hourly Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 689-8698
Civilian Personnel Office FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3374
Relocation Readiness Program Manager FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4485
School Age Services FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2079
Omega World Travel FORT BENNING 1 (706) 685-1151
Military Clothing Sales FORT BENNING 1 (706) 689-7981
Smith Fitness Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4388
White Elementary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4623
Army Career and Alumni Program FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2308
Army Community Service FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-7517
Child and Youth Services - Division Chief FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2079
Middle School and Teen Program FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3070
Army Emergency Relief FORT BENNING 1 (706) 626-0189
Audie Murphy Fitness Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-1940
Wachovia Bank FORT BENNING 1 (706) 685-7000
CYSS Central Registration Office FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2079
Beauty Shop FORT BENNING 1 (706) 687-2743
Health Benefits Advisory FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-3461
Education Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-7397
Barber Shop FORT BENNING 1 (706) 687-2436
Installation Replacement Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4630
Martin Army Community Hospital - EFMP Enrollment FORT BENNING 1 (888) 293-2148
Transportation Division FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4900
Citizenship and Immigration Liaison Services FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-0403
Stowers Elementary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-2312
Educational & Developmental Intervention Services FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3835
New Parent Support/First Steps Program FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-2020
Loyd Elementary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-8964
Sante Fe Child Development Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3732
Retirement Services FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2715
Wilson Elementary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-5723
Main Post Child Development Center FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3732
Auto Skills Shop FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2337
Chaplain Division FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-2218
Columbus Bank & Trust Co. FORT BENNING 1 (706) 649-2622
ID/CAC Card Processing FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-9085
Single Solider Housing / Barracks FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-5814
Faith Middle School FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-0310
McBride Elementary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-9411
WIC/Woman, Infants and Children's Program FORT BENNING 1 (706) 682-8455
Columbus Bank & Trust Co. FORT BENNING 1 (706) 644-3137
Exceptional Family Member Program FORT BENNING 1 (706) 544-1133
Lending Closet FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-4485
Housing Services Office FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3921
Information & Referral FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-1738
Dexter Elementary FORT BENNING 1 (706) 545-3424
VA Facilities - Columbus Clinic FORT BENNING 1 (334) 727-0550