Welcome to Fort Benning the Home of the Best Soldiers, Leaders and Families in the Army! As you and your family are preparing to relocate, please search the links to the left and you should find all the information needed to make this the best move of your career. If you have any questions, please submit them through the FAQ page and we'll quickly provide you with an answer. Finally, please let us know how we are doing simply by clicking on an "ICE" comment link throughout this site. Again, welcome to the Fort Benning family!
Welcome to Fort Benning the Home of the Best Soldiers, Leaders and Families in the Army! As you and your family are preparing to relocate, please search the links to the left and you should find all the information needed to make this the best move of your career. If you have any questions, please submit them to: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll quickly provide you with an answer. Finally, please let us know how we are doing simply by clicking on an "ICE" comment link throughout this site. Again, welcome to the Fort Benning family!
In-Processing Soldiers/Service Members
New Soldiers/Service Members to Fort Benning, Georgia need to report to 7240 Linskey Avenue, Bldg. 2607(view on Google Maps) during duty hours for accountability purposes and to start in-processing with their units. After duty hours, Soldiers/Service Members need to report to the post Staff Duty NCOIC or OIC at McGinnis-Wickam Hall, 1 Karker Street, Bldg. 4.(view on Google Maps) From there the unit will be contacted and Standard Operating Procedures will follow.
Staff Duty NCO (During Duty Hours) for Bldg. 2607 706-544-3808/4577.
Post SDNCO numbers (After Duty Hours) McGinnis-Wickam Hall, Bldg.4: 706-545-6814/2218.
Reporting in casual/serviceable civilian attire is authorized.
To initiate the Fort Benning Sponsorship Program it is essential that Soldiers complete the DA Form 5434 (Sponsorship Program Counseling and Information Sheet) during their reassignment processing at their last duty station. The DA Form 5434 advises the command of any special needs and support mechanisms that the Total Army Sponsorship Program must muster to help the Soldier and his family. The completed DA Form 5434 should be sent to: Chief, Personnel Operations Branch, Military Personnel Division, ATTN: IMSE-BEN-HRM-M, Enlisted Strength Management Section, Fort Benning, GA 31905. All military personnel are required to sign-in at Installation Replacement Operations, Building 2607, Soldiers' Plaza, 706-545-4577, for in-processing.
The Newcomers Orientation will help you feel right at home. Here you will learn about resources, programs, activities and organizations on Fort Benning and in the local communities that will help you and your family enjoy life in the Chattahoochee Valley. The orientation is held every Wednesday at 9am at Building 7, 7117 Baltzell Ave., on Main Post. (view on Google Maps). Free child care is provided with pre-registration. Click here for more information
Relocation Readiness Program
Moving is part of life for Soldiers and their families. The Relocation Readiness Program 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 by offering skills and resources to Soldiers and families that will simplify the moving process throughout their military career.
Hours & Contact Information
The Personal Property Shipment Office is a division of the Directorate of Logistics. The website includes necessary property and moving forms, programs, points of contact and other important things to know to ensure a successful move. (view on Google Maps)
The PPSO is located at 6650 Meloy Drive, Bldg 6, Rm 105, and can be reached at (706) 545-4900. Office Hours are 0800-1630 M-F.
Click here for helpful information on moving with pets
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The Villages of Benning is comprised of pre-existing, new and renovated homes and offers a large variety of floor plans for Service Members and their families stationed at Fort Benning. Community amenities include Village Centers complete with game rooms, fitness centers, business centers, event centers, resort style pools, splash parks, tot lots/playgrounds, basketball courts, and more!
ID Cards, Vehicle & Weapons Registration
There are two different identification card sections servicing the Fort Benning area. The main ID card section provides services for all permanent party personnel (with the exception of Soldiers with the 3HBCT, 3rd Infantry Division), Soldiers attending Officer Candidate School, Ranger School, Airborne School, Infantry officer advanced or basic course, military retiree’s, disabled veterans and all Family members. The section operates only by appointments. It is located in Building 2638 in Soldiers’ Plaza and it is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The section is closed all federal and training holidays and may close without advance notice to support contingency operations. For more information call (706) 545-4068/9085.
The ID card section for the 3BCT, 3rd Infantry Division is located in Building 9058, Apache Hall, Kelley Hill. You can also make an online appointment by visiting https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil and clicking on 3rd BDE link.
For more information or to schedule an appointment call (706) 545-4068 or (706) 545-9085. You can also make an online appointment by visiting https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil and clicking on the Fort Benning link.
Eligible persons seeking ID cards or DEERS enrollment for their Family Members must present appropriate documentation. Details on specific documentation required for eligibility and issuance of an ID card may be obtained by contacting the appropriate ID card section.
Registering your vehicle
You are no longer required to register your vehicle on Fort Benning
Registering your weapons
The following items are required to register your weapons on Fort Benning:
NOTE: DO NOT bring any weapons into the buildings.
Weapons can be registered at Vehicle Registration Building 217. Hours are Monday - Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. (view on Google Maps)
Welcome to Fort Benning and the United States Army Medical Department Activity and Martin Army Community Hospital (which opened in 1958) the largest community hospital in the Army. MACH provides care for more than 84, 807 TRICARE-enrolled beneficiaries - approximately 25 inpatients and 2,441 outpatient visits daily in one of nine primary-care clinics both at Fort Benning, North Columbus and at remote locations in Georgia and Florida. Appointment Procedures - Fort Benning MEDDAC has a Central Appointment Line referred to as the CARE Line. The CARE Line is accessible Monday – Friday during the hours 0700 – 1600. After 1600 patients can leave a message for their PCM. All appointments, cancellations, and reschedules are made through the CARE Line. Active Duty soldiers reporting to sick call are not required to have an appointment. Simply report to the assigned TMC at the appropriate time with a signed Sick Call Slip. Sick Call times vary with each clinic. Check for TMC sick call times in the Primary Care portion of this book. All other appointments are made through the CARE Line.
Construction on a new 745,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility began in 2011 and will open in November 2014. The Military Health System (MHS) “World Class” facility is 745,000 square feet which is almost double the size of the current hospital. There are 70 private, 8 ICU, 24 Med-Surg, 24 Behavioral Health and 14 postpartum rooms. The new facility has 5 operating, 1 orthopedic, 2 endoscopy suites and 6 oral surgery rooms. Pharmacy and Radiology services are also enhanced with more windows to serve patients and two internal MRI units.
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Sponsors must ensure that DEERS information for their Families is up-to-date. Active-duty Soldiers will complete TRICARE enrollment during in-processing at Soldiers Plaza. Enrollment forms for Family members are taken at the TRICARE Service Center, Building 9204 on the MACH campus from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. TRICARE information is available by calling 1-800-444-5445. www.tricare.mil.
For appointments, call 706-544-2273 (CARE), or visit www.tricareonline.com
Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)
Children with medical issues requiring more than basic medical care are mandated to enroll in EFMP. Sponsors need to have a DA Form 5888 completed by the child’s primary care manager (PCM). The EFMP office is next door to the Peds Too Clinic in the hospital’s first-floor clinic wing. For information, call 544-1939.
Pregnant patients are seen in either the Family Medical Home or OB/GYN Clinic once enrolled for care at MACH. Patients may participate in the hospital’s new Centering Pregnancy program - care with a provider and a midwife. For information, call 544-3201.
School Screenings, Physicals and Immunizations
Students enrolling in Georgia and Alabama schools for the first time require certain screenings. Georgia requires a Certificate of Immunization (Form 3231 Revised) and a completed Vision, Hearing and Dental Certificate (DHR Form 3300). Alabama requires a Certificate of Immunization (IMM-50). Call 544-2273 for appointments for these enrollment screenings as well as appointments for school and sports physicals.
ACS Employment Readiness Program
The Army knows that employment is one of the most significant issues for military families. The goal of the ACS Employment Readiness Program is to assist families with the challenges associated with the job search, particularly as they are impacted by the Army's mobile lifestyle.
Hours & Contact Information
Address: Building 7
The Employment Readiness Website provides weekly job lists, and helpful resources and programs like career counseling and job coaching.
Become a member of the Army Civilian Team. Visit the Civilian Personnel Online Employment page and discover countless opportunities to join the Army as a Civilian. The Army has a wealth of challenging jobs with progressive employment practices, a family friendly atmosphere, exceptional benefits, and a diverse workforce.
ACS Financial Readiness Program
The Financial Readiness Program FRP offers counseling and training for Soldiers and their families and ensures emergency assistance is available when needed. The misson of FRP is to reduce indebtedness, minimize the need for emergency financial assistance and prevent financial difficulties before they arise. Services include classes on money management, credit, financial planning, insurance and consumer issues. We help Soldiers and Army Families live within their means and provide for a brighter financial future.
Hours & Contact Information
Address: Building 7 7117 Baltzell Ave
Defense Military Pay Office (DMPO)
It is our mission to provide timely and accurate military pay services to the Soldiers assigned to and supported by Fort Benning.
Soldiers arriving to Ft Benning are required to attend the Finance Inprocessing briefing at Soldiers Plaza, Bldg 2622, on day one of their inprocessing.
At a minimum the following must be submitted:
You must attend a PCS Briefing prior to starting your outprocessing. Every Tuesday there is a finance briefing at 0900 hrs.
Appointments made by AG (central clearance). Bring one copy of orders and DA Form 31 to 2622.
Be prepared to answer the following questions during the briefing:
Finance In/Out processing - Bldg 2622 in Soldiers Plaza
Our schools belong to the Georgia/Alabama district and are a part of the Department of Defense Domestic Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS). The military command, school board and parents provide wonderful community support to us and we feel fortunate to serve the families of our military sponsors.
If you are living on the installation and have school aged children in pre-k to eighth grade your child/children will attend DoDEA Fort Benning Schools. We have a total of 7 schools (6 elementary and 1 middle) which serve the families living on the Ft. Benning installation. Only residents of Fort Benning are permitted to attend Fort Benning schools. High school students that live on Fort Benning are given school of choice in Muscogee, Chattahoochee and Russell Counties. Families with children living off the installation will attend schools in their assigned community school zone.
The School Support Program is designed to improve the educational environment and academics of K-12 school-age family members whose parents are assigned to Army installations and activities. Our mission is to help parents become informed, confident advocates for their child's education, to help them deal with varying school-to-school academic curriculums, schedules and graduation requirements. We also address issues involving the development of parenting skills, school violence, bullying and home schooling.
The School Support Officer works with Child, Youth, and School Services and the local school community to address educational issues involving military children. It is our mission to "level the playing field" for military children by:
Hours & Contact Information:
School Support Officer
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Army Continuing Education Services
ACES, through its many programs, promotes lifelong learning opportunities and sharpens the competitive edge of the current Army and beyond. ACES is committed to excellence in service, innovation and deployability. In addition, ACES has been providing quality education support for over 50 years to soldiers and their family members.
Army Education Center
The Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation welcomes you! Family and MWR hosts programs, services, leisure activities and special events designed to enhance the lives of Soldiers, family members and military retirees. Check out their website to find something fun to do on Fort Benning.