Fort Benning

U.S. Army Fort Benning and The Maneuver Center of Excellence

Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Site

Basic Airborne Course (BAC)


  • Barracks: Housing will be provided in the training company barracks for all enlisted personnel in the pay grades E-1 through E-6. Soldiers must clean their living areas daily and perform additional duties as directed.
  • BOQ/BEQ: BOQs for TDY status Commissioned or Warrant Officers and BEQs for NCOs (E-7 thru E-9) are available on a limited basis. Contact the Fort Benning Billeting Office at (706) 689-0067 for booking BOQ/BEQ space. Local hotels are available with a statement of non-availability.
  • PCS Status Personnel: Post Guest House lodging is available to PCS status personnel. Contact the Fort Benning Billeting Office at (706) 689-0067 for booking.
  • Family Members Visiting Fort Benning for BAC Graduation: Post Guest House (The Gavin House) lodging is available to the student’s family members who are at Fort Benning for a short time to view Jump Week jumps and attend the BAC graduation ceremonies. Contact the Fort Benning Billeting Office at (706) 689-0067 for booking. The actual graduation can vary based on weather and operational constraints. It is highly recommended to call (706) 545-6495 prior to any travel. Students are briefed to keep their graduation guests informed of graduation changes. The goal is to lodge all Army military students on post. All off-post student room nights requirements will be booked through the Fort Benning Lodging Office at local contracted hotels. Fort Benning will, as appropriate, recall resident service school students from local hotels. The recall process will be accomplished during initial check in. Students will be advised in writing when on post lodging becomes available. Off-post contracted hotels are within eleven (11) miles of Fort Benning and some provide transportation to and from the airport.
  • MEALS AND DINING FACILITIES. All Airborne students with ATRRS reservations for the Basic Airborne Course will have meals provided. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner meals will be provided, 7 day a week and on Federal Holidays, for the duration of the course. Meal cards will be issued to all students, regardless of rank, for use in the Airborne Dining Facility (DFAC). Students in the grade of E-1 thru E-6 are required to eat in the Airborne DFAC and will be marched there for meals. Officers and enlisted students in the grade of E7 or above, can eat the provided meals in the DFAC or may elect to purchase meals out of pocket; with no reimbursement authorized. The Airborne DFAC is located as close as possible to the main post training areas for convenience. Non-ATRRS reserved Airborne students will not be provided meals; units are responsible for reimbursement of non-ATRRS reserved students meal costs.
  • MAIL. The S-1(Student Accountability Section), 1-507th PIR maintains a roster of all personnel in training. Before your arrival at Fort Benning have your mail addressed to:

    Students Mail:
    Rank, Last, First (Name)
    Roster #
    Your Company, 1ST BN 507TH PIR
    6561 Munson Avenue
    Fort Benning, GA 31905

    Official Mail:
    Office or Rank, Last, First (Name)
    Your Company, 1ST BN 507TH PIR
    6561 Munson Avenue
    Fort Benning, GA 31905

    Upon arrival and assignment, substitute your assigned company to expedite mail delivery. Do not have mail sent to you during the third week of training; you will soon graduate and redirecting of mail will result in mail delivery delay.