Fort Benning

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

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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!

Fort Benning is located in an area commonly known as the "Tri-Community", comprised of Columbus, Fort Benning, Georgia, and Phenix City, Alabama. Columbus, known as Georgia's third-largest city, is a growing community of 250,000. Besides being the home of the Best Army Installation in the World, Fort Benning, Columbus is the corporate headquarters of many leading companies such as AFLAC Insurance. Average family income is $36,405. The stunning Florida gulf shores and picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours drive from Fort Benning. The base operator's phone number is 706-545-2011 or DSN 312-835-2011.