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Fort Benning, Georgia

Welcome Center at Fort Benning, Georgia.

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Fort Benning was established in 1918 and is named after Confederate General Henry L. Benning. Known as the "Home of the Infantry", the installation covers 182,000 acres in the "Tri-Community" area of Columbus and Fort Benning, Georgia, and Phenix City, Alabama. Additionally, the Florida gulf shores and the Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours drive from Fort Benning.

Fort Benning is the foundation of the Infantry, producing trained Soldiers and adaptive leaders imbued with the "Warrior Ethos." Serving as the Army's Infantry Flagship, Fort Benning is capable of deploying and redeploying Soldiers, civilians, and units anywhere in the world on short notice. Fort Benning supports the global war on terror by maintaining one foot in current operations by advocating for the current force and one foot in the future by leveraging and defining requirements to meet the needs of the future force. It also provides reach back capabilities to train and sustain deployed forces on critical Infantry combat skills and equipment.

Fort Benning is the Army's foremost installation for the well being of Soldiers, families, civilian employees, military retirees and alumni.

Official Website
: https://www.benning.army.mil

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