Fort Benning FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 31905, Area Code: 706, DSN: 835

Welcome to Fort Benning, the "Home of the Infantry!" Whether you're here attending school or joining those who are permanently assigned, we hope you'll enjoy getting to know what Fort Benning and its surrounding area have to offer. Fort Benning is more than just a military post. It is both an integral community unto itself and a part of a larger community that includes Columbus, Georgia; Phenix City, Alabama; and the Chattahoochee Valley. As one of the largest Army installations, Fort Benning covers 184,000 acres and serves a daily population of about 100,000.

As a new member, you are joining an award-winning team of Soldiers, families, civilian employees and retirees who make Fort Benning a great place to work and live. Fort Benning is an installation rich in a tradition of quality and excellence. It's our people who make the difference, committed to providing the best service anywhere. In doing so, Fort Benning has continually been recognized as an Army Community of Excellence, winning the Chief of Staff of the Army Award for 1993-98; the Commander-in-Chief's Award for 1994, 1995, and 1997; and the President's Quality Award in 1997. Our motto is "Always Striving to do Better!"

We think you'll agree that the tri-community area blends the conveniences of a small modern city with the grace and charm of southern hospitality. We invite you to learn more about what makes this such a unique and vibrant community in which to work and live!