The Info List - Fort Benning

Units and tenant units

198th Infantry Brigade 199th Infantry Brigade 194th Armored Brigade 316th Cavalry Brigade Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officer Academy 14th Combat Support Hospital, 44th Medical Brigade Task Force 1-28, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 75th Ranger Regiment Army Marksmanship Unit 283d MCOE Band 17th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
(WHINSEC) United States Army
United States Army
Armor School United States Army
United States Army
Infantry School Martin Army Community Hospital

Location of Fort Benning
Fort Benning
in Georgia

Fort Benning
Fort Benning
is a United States Army
United States Army
base straddling the Alabama-Georgia border next to Columbus, Georgia. Fort Benning supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis. It is a power projection platform, and possesses the capability to deploy combat-ready forces by air, rail, and highway. Fort Benning
Fort Benning
is the home of the United States Army
United States Army
Maneuver Center of Excellence, the United States Army
United States Army
Armor School, United States Army Infantry School, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly known as the School of the Americas), elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment (United States), 3rd Brigade – 3rd Infantry Division, and many other additional tenant units. It is named after Henry L. Benning, a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army
Confederate States Army
during the Civil War.[1][2] Since 1909, Fort Benning
Fort Benning
has served as the Home of the Infantry. Since 2005, Fort Benning
Fort Benning
has been transformed into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission's decision to consolidate a number of schools and installations to create various "centers of excellence". Included in this transformation was the move of the Armor School from Fort Knox
Fort Knox
to Fort Benning.[3]


1 History

1.1 Commanding Generals

2 Controversy 3 Mission 4 Post information

4.1 Main Post 4.2 Kelley Hill 4.3 Sand Hill 4.4 Harmony Church

5 Command group

5.1 Units and tenant units

6 Armor School move 7 In popular culture

7.1 Movies 7.2 Television 7.3 Books 7.4 Video games 7.5 Music

8 See also 9 References 10 External links

History[edit] Camp Benning was established in October 1909, after President Woodrow Wilson called for a special session of Congress, culminating Congressional work in the creation of the Revenue Act of 1913, reintroducing an income tax which lowered tariffs, (tariffs-a schedule of rates or charges of a business or a public utility) assigning permanent status in 1909. Initially providing basic training for World War I units, post-war Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
served at Benning from December 24, 1918,[4] until March 15, 1919,[5] with about 250 of his Camp Colt, Pennsylvania, tankers who transferred to Benning after the armistice.[6]:72 On December 26, 1918, a portion of the Camp Polk (near Raleigh, North Carolina) tank school was transferred to Camp Benning "to work in conjunction with the Infantry school".[7] Camp Benning tank troops were moved to Camp Meade from February 19–21, 1919.[7] In February 1920, Congress voted to declare Camp Benning a permanent military post and appropriated more than $1 million of additional building funds for the Infantry School of Arms, which later became the Infantry School.[8] By the fall of 1920, more than 350 officers, 7,000 troops and 650 student officers lived at Camp Benning.[8] The post was renamed to Fort Benning
Fort Benning
in 1922, after Henry L. Benning, a general in the army of the Confederate States of America.[1][9] In 1924, Brig. Gen. Briant H. Wells became the fourth commandant of the Infantry School and established the Wells Plan for permanent construction on the installation, emphasizing the importance of the outdoor environment and recreation opportunities for military personnel. During Wells' tenure, the post developed recreational facilities such as Doughboy Stadium, Gowdy Field, the post theater and Russ swimming pool. Doughboy Stadium was erected as a memorial by soldiers to their fallen comrades of World War I. One of the Doughboys' original coaches was a young captain named Dwight D. Eisenhower.[10][11][12] Lt. Col George C. Marshall
George C. Marshall
was appointed assistant commandant of the post in 1927 and initiated major changes. Marshall, who later became the Army Chief of Staff during World War II, was appalled by the high casualties of World War I
World War I
caused, he thought, by insufficient training. He was determined to prevent a lack of preparation from costing more lives in future conflicts. He and his subordinates revamped the education system at Fort Benning. The changes he fostered are still known as the Benning Revolution. Later in his life, Marshall went on to author the Marshall Plan
Marshall Plan
for reviving postwar Europe and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
Nobel Peace Prize
in 1953.[12] During World War II
World War II
Fort Benning
Fort Benning
had 197,159 acres (797.87 km²) with billeting space for 3,970 officers and 94,873 enlisted persons. Among many other units, Fort Benning
Fort Benning
was the home of the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, their training began in December 1943 and was an important milestone for black Americans, as was explored in the first narrative history of the installation, Home of the Infantry.[13][14] The battalion, later expanded to become the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion, was trained at Fort Benning
Fort Benning
but did not deploy overseas and never saw combat during World War II. During this period, the specialized duties of the Triple Nickel were primarily in a firefighting role, with over one thousand parachute jumps as smoke jumpers. The 555th was deployed to the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
of the United States in response to the concern that forest fires were being set by the Japanese military using long-range incendiary balloons. The 82nd Armored Reconnaissance Battalion was activated July 15, 1940, and trained at the Fort.[15][16][17][18] The 17th Armored Engineer Battalion became active and started training July 15, 1940.[19] The 4th Infantry Division, first of four divisions committed by the United States to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, reorganized and completed its basic training at Fort Benning
Fort Benning
(Sand Hill and Harmony Church areas) from October 1950 to May 1951, when it deployed to Germany for five years. The Airborne School
Airborne School
on Main Post has three 249-foot (76 m) drop towers called "Free Towers." They are used to train paratroopers. The towers were modeled after the parachute towers at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Only three towers stand today; the fourth tower was toppled by a tornado on March 14, 1954. During the spring of 1962 General Herbert B. Powell, Commanding General, U.S. Continental Army
Continental Army
Command, directed that all instruction at the Infantry School after July 1 reflect Reorganization Objective Army Division structures.[20] Therefore, the Infantry School asked for permission to reorganize the 1st Infantry Brigade under a ROAD structure. Instead, the Army Staff decided to inactivate the Pentomic-structured brigade and replace it with a new ROAD unit, the 197th Infantry Brigade, which resolved a unit designation issue. With the designation 1st Infantry Brigade slated to return to the 1st Infantry Division when it converted to ROAD, the existing unit at Fort Benning required a new title. The staff selected an infantry brigade number that had been associated with an Organized Reserve division that was no longer in the force. For the new ROAD brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, the adjutant general on August 1, 1962, restored elements of the 99th Reconnaissance Troop, which thirty years earlier had been organized by consolidating infantry brigade headquarters and headquarters companies of the 99th Infantry Division, as Headquarters and Headquarters Companies, 197th and 198th Infantry Brigades. Fort Benning
Fort Benning
was the site of the Scout dog
Scout dog
school of the United States during the Vietnam War, where the dogs trained to detect ambushes in enemy terrain got their initial training, before being transferred to Vietnam for further advanced courses.[21] Commanding Generals[edit]

List of Fort Benning
Fort Benning

MG Eric J. Wesley March 2016 – present MG Austin S. Miller
Austin S. Miller
July 2014 – March 2016 MG H.R. McMaster
H.R. McMaster
Jun 2012 – July 2014 MG Robert B. Brown
Robert B. Brown
Nov 2010 – Jun 2012 MG Michael Ferriter
Michael Ferriter
Jun 2009 – Nov 2010 MG Michael D. Barbero
Michael D. Barbero
Nov 2008 – Jun 2009 MG Walter Wojdakowski
Walter Wojdakowski
Aug 2005 – Nov 2008 MG Benjamin C. Freakley Jul 2003 – Aug 2005 MG Paul D. Eaton Oct 2001 – Jun 2003 MG John M. Le Moyne Sep 1999 – Oct 2001 MG Carl F. Ernst Jul 1996 – Sep 1999 MG John W. Hendrik Sep 1994 – Jul 1996 MG Jerry A. White Oct 1991 – Sept 1994 MG Carmen J. Cavezza Jun 1990 – Oct 1991 MG Michael F. Spigelmire Sep 1988 – Jun 1990 MG Kenneth C. Leuer Jun 1987 – Sep 1988 MG Edwin H. Burba Jr. Jan 1986 – Jun 1987 MG John W. Foss
John W. Foss
Mar 1984 – Jan 1986 MG James J. Lindsay Jul 1983 – Mar 1984 MG RL "Sam" Wetzel Aug 1981 – Jul 1983 MG David E. Grange Jr.
David E. Grange Jr.
Jun 1979 – Aug 1981 MG William J. Livsey Jul 1977 – Apr 1979 MG Willard Latham Aug 1975 – Jul 1977 MG Thomas M. Tarpley Feb 1973 – Aug 1975 MG Orwin C. Talbott Sep 1969 – Feb 1973 MG George I. Forsythe May 1969 – Aug 1969 MG John M. Wright Jr. Jul 1967 – May 1969 MG Robert H. York Jul 1965 – Jul 1967 MG John Heintges Aug 1964 – Jul 1965 MG Charles W. G. Rich Feb 1963 – Aug 1964 MG Ben Harrell Aug 1961 – Feb 1963 MG Hugh P. Harris Apr 1960 – Jul 1961 MG Paul L. Freeman May 1958 – Apr 1960 MG Herbert B. Powell
Herbert B. Powell
Aug 1956 – Apr 1958 MG George E. Lynch May 1956 – Aug 1956 MG Joseph H. Harper Jun 1954 – May 1956 MG Guy S. Meloy Jr. Jan 1953 – June 1954 MG Robert M. Young Jun 1952 – Jan 1953 MG John H. Church Mar 1951 – May 1952 MG Withers A. Burress Jul 1948 – Jan 1951 MG John W. O'Daniel Jul 1945 – June 1948 MG Fred L. Walker Jul 1944 – Jul 1945 MG Charles H. Bonesteel Sep 1943 – Jun 1944 MG Leven C. Allen Feb 1942 – Sep 1943 BG Omar N. Bradley
Omar N. Bradley
Mar 1941 – Feb 1942 BG Courtney H. Hodges
Courtney H. Hodges
Oct 1940 – Mar 1941 BG Asa L. Singleton Oct 1936 – Aug 1940 BG George H. Estes Sep 1933 – Sep 1936 MG Campbell King May 1929 – May 1933 BG Edgar T. Collins Mar 1926 – May 1929 BG Briant H. Wells Nov 1923 – Mar 1926 MG Walter H. Gordon Sep 1920 – Nov 1923 MG Charles S. Farnsworth Apr 1919 – Jul 1920 COL Henry E. Eames Oct 1918 – Apr 1919[22]

Controversy[edit] Between 1963 and 1964, in Fort Benning, Luis Posada Carriles
Luis Posada Carriles
received CIA training in explosives and sabotage.[23][24] In 1984, following the signing of the Panama
Canal Treaty, the School of the Americas relocated from Fort Gulick
Fort Gulick
(Panama) to Fort Benning. After criticism concerning human rights violations committed by a number of graduates in Latin America, the school was renamed Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. In 1988 Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols
Terry Nichols
and Michael Fortier (conspirators in the Oklahoma City bombing
Oklahoma City bombing
of 1995) met while in training at Fort Benning.[25] Mission[edit]

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Fort Benning
Fort Benning
and The Maneuver Center provide Agile, Trained, Adaptive, and Ready Soldiers and Leaders for an Army at War, while developing Future requirements for the Individual Soldier and the Maneuver Force, and providing a World Class Quality of Life for our Soldiers and Army Families![26] The Infantry School transforms civilians into disciplined Infantrymen that possess the Army Values, fundamental Soldier skills, physical fitness, character, confidence, commitment, and the Warrior Ethos to become adaptive and flexible Infantrymen ready to accomplish the mission of the Infantry.[27] The Armor School educates, trains, and inspires America's Armored Soldiers and Leaders for a lifetime of service to the Nation; prepared to close with & destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver as part of a combined arms team.[28] Post information[edit] There are four main cantonment areas on Fort Benning: Main Post, Kelley Hill, Sand Hill, and Harmony Church. Main Post[edit] Main Post houses various garrison and smaller FORSCOM
units of Fort Benning such as 14th Combat Support Hospital and 11th Engineer Battalion FORSCOM
as well as a number of TRADOC-related tenants, e.g. the Officer Candidate School, the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy, and the Airborne School. McGinnis-Wickham Hall (formerly known as Infantry Hall) is the post headquarters and Maneuver Center of Excellence. Adjacent is a monument, the Ranger Memorial. Kelley Hill[edit] Kelley Hill formerly housed the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), the parent unit of two combined armed battalions; 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2d Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, as well as 3d Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, and two support battalions; 3-3 BSTB, and 203d BSB. Between December 11, 2015, and December 15, 2015, the 3rd BCT's six subordinate battalions performed inactivation ceremonies on Sledgehammer Field. On December 16, 2015, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment Task Force (or Task Force 1-28) was activated in its place. Task Force 1-28 is a 1053-member unit "made up of selected soldiers from the six inactivated battalions that formed the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division".[29] Sand Hill[edit] Sand Hill is the primary location of the 198th Infantry Brigade, responsible for training Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT), and the location of the 30th AG Reception Battalion at Fort Benning. Home of 1-19 Infantry Battalion 2-19 Infantry Battalion, 1-50 Infantry Battalion, 1-46 Infantry Battalion, 2-47 Infantry Battalion, 3-47 Infantry Battalion 2-58 Infantry Battalion, and 2-54 Infantry Battalion. Harmony Church[edit] Harmony Church area houses the 194th Armor Brigade, 316th Cavalry Brigade Armor School and the first phase of Ranger School, 4th Ranger Training Battalion (ARTB). After the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission's decision to create the Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE), Harmony Church is now the new home of the Armor School. Command group[edit]

Current Command[30]

Post Commanding General, MCoE: Major General Eric J. Wesley[31] Post Command Sergeant Major, MCoE: CSM Scott A. Brzak[32] Commandant, U.S. Army Infantry School: Brigadier General Christopher T. Donahue[33] Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Infantry School: CSM Martin S. Celestine[34] Commandant, U.S. Army Armor School: Brigadier General David A. Lesperance[35] Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Armor School: CSM Alan K. Hummel[36] Director of Capabilities Development and Integration, MCoE: Mr. Donald M. Sando[37] Chief of Staff, MCoE: COL Andrew Cole Jr.[32] Garrison Commander, MCoE: COL Clinton W. Cox[38] Garrison Command Sergeant Major, MCoE: CSM William D. Pouliot[39] Deputy Garrison Commander, MCoE: Mr. George W. Steuber[40]

Units and tenant units[edit]

Units and tenant units at Fort Benning

194th Armored Brigade, TRADOC

1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment 5-15 Cavalry, 15th Cavalry Regiment 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment 30th AG Reception Battalion, TRADOC

316th Cavalry Brigade, TRADOC

1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment 3nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course (RSLC)) 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment

198th Infantry Brigade, TRADOC

1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment

199th Infantry Brigade, TRADOC

2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment (Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course (IBOLC)) 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment (Officer Candidate School) 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment (Armor Basic Officer Leadership Course (ABOLC)) 3rd Battalion, 81st Infantry Regiment (Provost Battalion, IMSO and MCoE Band) Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officer Academy (NCOA)

Maneuver Senior Leaders Course (M-SLC) Advanced Leaders Course (Infantry) (IN-ALC) Advanced Leaders Course (Armor) (AR-ALC) Warrior Leader Course (WLC)

Command and Tactics Directorate (CATD)

Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB), TRADOC

4th Ranger Training Battalion HHC, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
(Jumpmaster School) HHC, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Pathfinder School[41] 1st Battalion, 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
(Airborne School) Silver Wings Command Exhibition Parachute Demonstration Team

Task Force 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment (FORSCOM) 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (associate unit) 14th Combat Support Hospital, 44th MEDCOM 11th Engineer Battalion

HHC Engineer Company FSC Engineer Company 60 Engineer Company 63 Engineer Company 362nd Engineer Company

Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, TRADOC 75th Ranger Regiment, (USASOC)

3rd Ranger Battalion Regimental Special
Troops Battalion (RSTB)

Martin Army Community Hospital, AMEDD Love Dental Clinic, DENTAC, United States Army
United States Army
Dental Command U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, USAAC 17th Air Support Operations Squadron
17th Air Support Operations Squadron
(18th ASOG), USAF

Armor School move[edit] Fort Benning
Fort Benning
was selected by the Base Realignment and Closing Commission to be the home of the new Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE). This realignment co-located the United States Army
United States Army
Armor Center and School,[42] formerly located at Fort Knox, Kentucky, with the Infantry Center and School.[43] This transformation was completed September 2011.[44] In popular culture[edit] Movies[edit] Many movies and a number of documentary films have been filmed at Fort Benning. Among the notable ones:

The Army in Overalls (1941), a Defense Report film[45] Parachute Battalion
Parachute Battalion
(1941) The Green Berets (1967), filmed at Fort Benning
Fort Benning
and in downtown Columbus Jumping Jacks
Jumping Jacks
(1951), filmed at Airborne School
Airborne School
and Harmony Church, Fort Benning Tank (1983); the movie's world premiere occurred on post in 1984 A Time to Triumph (1985) Your Mother Wears Combat Boots (1989); the movie was filmed at the Military Clothing & Sales Store, Airborne School, Airborne School headquarters, the original barracks which housed the 555th Parachute Infantry Regiment as well as the current location of the training sites. The location where they're running in formation in the forest was on the, then, newly paved tank trail on Kelley Hill. The General's Daughter (1999); based on the 1992 Nelson DeMille
Nelson DeMille
novel of the same name. We Were Soldiers
We Were Soldiers
(2002); notable locations include the 249' Controlled Descent Towers on Eubanks Field, the officer housing area along South Lumpkin Road, and Doughboy Stadium The Essence of Combat: Making 'Black Hawk Down' (2002) Documentary featuring behind the scenes material and interviews with the cast, crew and actual US Army Rangers. Return to El Salvador (2010)[46]


In the pilot episode of M*A*S*H, it is revealed that Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan first met Brigadier General Hammond at Fort Benning; a flashback shows they had a physical relationship. In summer 2008, chef Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay
filmed a segment for his British magazine and cooking television series, The F Word, season 4, episode 6. He went wild boar hunting, cooked an entire pig, and served it to members of the United States Army
United States Army
Infantry School.[47] In the X-Files
episode "E.B.E.", Mulder and Scully receive information from Deep Throat about a UFO that was shot down over Iraq and had been secretly transported to Fort Benning. In a later episode of Stargate SG-1
Stargate SG-1
(Babylon), Col. Cameron Mitchell comments that airborne training in Fort Benning
Fort Benning
is extremely difficult. A Time to Triumph (1986), Television movie filmed at Fort Benning.[48] During Day 2 of the television series 24, the special forces team, Coral Snake, was said to have been out of Fort Benning. In AMC's zombie television series, The Walking Dead, Rick Grimes' group of survivors eventually decide to travel to Fort Benning
Fort Benning
through the ruins of Atlanta in the hopes of finding a safe haven there. However, they are waylaid by several events and end up giving up on the journey. In the fourth season, a character mentions being stationed at Fort Benning, confirming that it had been overrun. In season one of ABC Family's Switched at Birth it is revealed that Bay's boyfriend Tye is being sent to Fort Benning
Fort Benning
for basic training. In season two of Army Wives, Jeremy Sherwood goes through basic training at Fort Benning. In the season three finale of the Fox show Glee, Finn Hudson reveals he is heading to Fort Benning. In Episode 8 of Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey, he fires the AT 4 rocket launcher at Fort Benning.


Fort Benning
Fort Benning
United States. Infantry school Ga. (1921). Battle of Blandensburg. Fort Benning, GA: Camp Benning Infantry School Press.  The Infantry Journal Incorporated (1939). Infantry in Battle (PDF). Washington, DC: Garrett and Massey.  Fort Benning
Fort Benning
Officer's Wives Club and Mrs. Richard B. Stoltz (1973). 50th Anniversary Fort Benning
Fort Benning
Officers Wives Club Cookbook. Fort Benning, GA: Fort Benning
Fort Benning
Officer's Wives Club.  Nelson DeMille
Nelson DeMille
(1992). The General's Daughter. Fort Benning, Georgia: Grand Central Publishing. ISBN 0-446-67910-0.  Sharyn & Richard Keeton Kane (1994). Fort Benning; The Land and The People. Fort Benning, Georgia: U.S. Army Infantry Center.  John Vasquez and Bruce Stephen Holms (2000). Incident at Fort Benning. Fort Benning, Georgia: Timeless Voyager Press. ISBN 1-892264-04-8.  Mark Busby (2001). Fort Benning
Fort Benning
Blues. Fort Benning, Georgia: Texas Christian University Press. ISBN 0-87565-238-7.  Kenneth H. Thomas Jr. (2003). Fort Benning
Fort Benning
(Images of America: Georgia). Fort Benning, Georgia: Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-1563-9.  Peggy A. Stelpflug and Richard Hyatt (2007). Home of the Infantry: The History Of Fort Benning. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press. ISBN 978-0-88146-087-2.  Cilla McCain (2010). Murder in Baker Company: How Four American Soldiers Killed One of Their Own. Fort Benning, GA: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1-55652-947-3. 

Video games[edit]

Part of America's Army
America's Army
(designed and distributed by the United States Army) takes place at Fort Benning. In Clive Barker's Jericho, Lt. Abigail Black learns her rifle skills at Fort Benning's sniper school.


Song: Fort Benning
Fort Benning
Blues Album: Steel Guitar Rag Artist: Jimmie Tarlton Year: 2009[49]

See also[edit]

17th Armored Engineer Battalion


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Official website Fort Benning
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Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fort Benning
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at www.georgiaencyclopedia.org Fort Benning
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Bayonet, the military-authorized newspaper FORSCOM
homepage official site Post Headquarters - JAG historical marker The Infantry Board historical marker

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Air Assault School Air Defense Artillery School Airborne School Armor School Aviation School Basic Training CBRN School Sniper School Combatives
School Command and General Staff College Defense Language Institute Engineer School Field Artillery School Infantry School Intelligence Center Jumpmaster School Army Logistics University Mountain Warfare School Officer Candidate School Pathfinder School Prime Power School Quartermaster School Ranger School Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course School of Advanced Military Studies Sergeants Major Academy Soldier Support Institute War College Warrant Officer Candidate School

Coordinates: 32°21′58″N 84°58′09″W / 32.36611°N 84.96917°W / 32.36611; -84.96917

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Municipalities and communities of Muscogee County, Georgia, United States

County seat: Columbus




Bibb City Columbus City Custer Terrace Fortson Midland Upatoi

Military base

Fort Benning

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Greater Columbus, Georgia

Central cities/Largest cities

Columbus Auburn

Location of the Columbus, Georgia-Auburn, Alabama
CSA and its counties:    Columbus, Georgia
Columbus, Georgia
Metropolitan Statistical Area   Auburn, Alabama
Metropolitan Statistical Area   Tuskegee, Alabama
Micropolitan Statistical Area (defunct)

Cities in Georgia

Bibb City Buena Vista Cataula Columbus Cusseta Custer Terrace Fort Benning
Fort Benning
South Fortson Hamilton Hopewell Juniper Midland Mountain Hill Mulberry Grove Pine Mountain Rehobeth Ridgeway Shiloh Upatoi Waverly Hall West Point Whitesville

Cities in Alabama

Beauregard Bee Hive Beulah Cusseta Fort Mitchell Glenville Gold Hill Holy Trinity Hurtsboro Ladonia LaFayette Lanett Loachapoka Marvyn Notasulga Opelika Phenix City Roxana Salem Seale Smiths Station The Bottle Valley Waverly

Counties in Georgia

Chattahoochee Harris Marion Muscogee

Counties in Alabama

Chambers Lee Russell

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Current military installations of Georgia



Benning Gillem Gordon Stewart

Air Field







Kings Bay

Air Force

Air Force Base


Air Reserve Base


Coast Guard

Air Station