Fort Benning Army Base Guide


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.

The stunning Florida gulf shores and picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains are only a few hours' drive from Fort Benning.

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Fort Benning straddles the southern portion of the Georgia/Alabama state lines and is nestled between Phenix City, AL and Columbus, GA. Dubbed the US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning is home to Basic Training, Airborne and Ranger School. You’ll also likely spend time here if you are a member of Ranger Regiment, armor, infantry or military intelligence units.

PCS’ing to Fort Benning should come as welcomed news to most with all the area has to offer. Easy access to abundant parks, trails, and whitewater rafting in Chattahoochee River can please the adventurer’s spirit, while exploring Columbus’ quaint Midtown provides mellow southern charm. Uptown Columbus has a vibrant independent shopping and restaurant scene, a farmer’s market, and year-round running and bike races. Big Box shopping is just a quick drive up the road in North Columbus. Across the river in Alabama, you can easily find a more low-key, rural lifestyle to escape to. Here in South Georgia, you’ll only be a few hours from bustling Atlanta, the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains or Florida’s tranquil Emerald Coast.

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