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! Currently Fort Benning is undergoing unprecedented growth as we prepare to relocate the Armor School from Fort Knox, modernize our deployable units through the Army Transformation initiative and realign our other deployable units in relation to Global Defense Positioning Realignment. 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!
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 Officeis 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.
The PPSO can be reached at (706) 545-4900
Click here for helpful information on moving with pets
Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
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.
Welcome to Fort Benning and Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH)-the largest community hospital in the Army. MACH providers care for more than 48,000 TRICARE-enrolled beneficiaries - approximately 25 inpatients and 1,800 outpatient visits daily in one of eight primary-care clinics both at Fort Benning and at remote locations in Georgia and Florida.
Construction on a new 745,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility is expected to resume shortly and a new combined medical and dental clinic will open in January 2011 to support Armor School Soldiers.
Submit an ICE comment for MACH
Sponsors must ensure that DEERS information for their Families is up-to-date. Active-duty Soldiers will complete TRICARE enrollment during inprocessing 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.
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.
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.
PClick here to visit the Financial Readiness Program website
Hours & Contact Information
Address: Building 7 7117 Baltzell Ave
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.
We have a total of 7 schools (6 elementary and 1 middle) which serve the families living on the Ft. Benning installation. Children attend our schools from Pre-K through 8th grade. High school students residing on the installation (Grades 9-12) attend local county high schools. These links are provided for your assistance:
Click here to learn more about Fort Benning Primary Schools
Click here to learn more about School Support Services
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.
Click here to learn more ACES helpful programs and resources
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.