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Mission: The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning provide trained and combat–ready Soldiers and leaders; develop the doctrine and capabilities of the Maneuver Force and individual Soldier; and provide a world-class quality of life for our Soldiers, civilians, and Army families to ensure our Army’s Maneuver Force remains the world’s premier combat force ready to "Win in a Complex World."

Vision: Fort Benning is the center of gravity in the Army for producing trained combat Soldiers and is the primary driver for development of the future force.

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Santa at Riverside

Santa returns for his annual visit to Fort Benning from 5:30-8:30pm Dec. 7 on the lawn of Riverside, the historic home of Fort Benning’s commanding general, located at the intersection of Lumpkin and Vibbert on Main Post. This free event is open to the whole Fort Benning community, on post and off, and to mark the occasion of our Centennial Celebration, it will include the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and the planting of a Centennial Tree.

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Fort Benning's Annual 250-foot Airborne tower lighting postponed to Dec. 11

Due to the weather, Fort Benning’s Annual 250-foot Airborne tower lighting has been postponed to Dec. 11. Traditional holiday Airborne festivities will resume on Eubanks Field Monday when Santa Claus, accompanied by Fort Benning’s command exhibition parachute team, the Silver Wings, will arrive on Eubanks Field at approximately 6 p.m.

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The Independence Celebration will start at 3pm, with games, entertainment, inflatable bounce houses and children’s activities, military demonstrations and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The event culminates with the largest fireworks show in the Chattahoochee Valley.

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Remodeled Visitor Control Center Open

The newly renovated MCoE Visitor Control Center at the I-185 Access Control Point is open 24/7, to include holidays. All Contractors will continue to receive short term Contractor passes at the Harmony Church Visitor Control Center, Monday - Friday 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. All Automated Installation Entry (AIE) Cards, Badges and long term passes are issued at the Contractor Badging Office (Building 19) 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays. For additional information, see the Installation Access Control webpage at
Ready and Resilient (R2)

Develop Resilient Soldiers, adaptive Leaders and Cohesive teams committed to the Army professional ethic that are capable of accomplishing the mission in environments of uncertainty and persistent danger

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The Fort Benning Military Police Station, Building 215, will undergo renovations and upgrades beginning June 20, and continue for approximately a year. The interim MP Station is in Building 71 Wold Ave., located directly behind the current MP Station.
To ensure MP services continue without interruption, offices are moving in incrementally and are expected to be fully operational by June 28. Any changes or updates will be posted here.

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Increased Fire Danger Conditions

At locations where the Fire Danger Rating is 3 or above, burning is not advised and burn permits will likely not be issued.

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Lindsey Creek Parkway, both North and South bound lanes, at Upatoi Creek bridge will be closed starting Saturday morning, Sept. 17, and should be reopened Sunday, Sept. 18. This road closure is needed to switch traffic over to the newly constructed bridge and begin removing the other bridge.

Please use alternate routes and maintain safe driving practices in construction zones.

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Custer Road will be closed to traffic from Benning Road to Craig Drive from 1:15 - 3 p.m. Friday, February 18, in order to allow for bus traffic to and from Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery. All traffic, except for authorized vehicles, will be prohibited in this area during the graveside services in honor of (retired) Lt. Gen. Hal Moore. Times may vary.

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ATP 3-21.8 Infantry Platoon & Squad Doctrine Supplement
Version 2 - 01 May 2017

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Airborne Tower lighting

Dec. 9, 5 to 7 p.m.
Santa will be here during the 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment's annual 250-foot Airborne tower lighting at approximately 6 p.m. Other activities leading up to Santa's arrival will start at 3 p.m., to include opening the 34-foot towers for prospective airborne students to test their wings. This event is open to the public.

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Fort Benning Soldier For Life -Transition Assistance Program
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The Department of Behavioral Health at Martin Army Community Hospital Hosts

Speaker: Herschel Walker
March 14, 2017

McGinnis-Wickham Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Presentation: 1100-1215
Questions: 1215-1245
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2017 National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance

When: Friday, 22 September 2017
Where: Derby Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall (BLDG 4)
Time: 1100-1200
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2017 National Prayer Breakfast

Thursday, 4 May 2017
Benning Club
0730 - 0900

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Join the MCoE HQ Donovan Research Library Staff
for a celebration of National Library Week & OPEN HOUSE
Thursday 13 APRIL 2017
1:00 – 3:00

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Women’s Equality Day Observance
24 August 2017
McGinnis-Wickam Hall
Derby Auditorium

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Fort Benning 2017
Civilian Suicide Awareness Training

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Fort Benning "trick or treat" hours on post

Fort Benning residents will observe Halloween on Tuesday, Oct. 31, with "trick or treating" from 6 to 8 p.m.

Fort Benning residents are encouraged to limit "trick or treating" to the housing area where they live.

Children 13 years and younger are allowed to "trick or treat."

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Fort Benning 2017
Ask, Care, Escort-Suicide Intervention Train the Trainer (ACE-SI)

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