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One of the most challenging aspects of the military spouse life is preparing for an upcoming PCS or if you get the chance, potentially picking a new duty station. There is a lot of information out there, and it can be almost overwhelming.

We here at Army Wife Network want to take the some of the guesswork out of the need-to-knows about duty stations around the globe. Hence, our Post With the Most series. In this particular blog, we will be showcasing information related to Fort Benning, Georgia.

Fort Benning has appeared in numerous films and documentaries including Black Hawk Down, We Were Soldiers, and Your Mother Wears Combat Boots.


Fort Benning is home to the following units:

Surrounding Cities:

  • Columbus, GA (9 miles)
  • Fort Mitchell, AL (9 miles)
  • Phenix City, AL (17 miles)
  • Cusseta, GA (18 miles)
  • Seale, AL (22 miles)
  • Opelika, AL (40 miles)
  • West Point, GA (48 miles)

Closest MAJOR city: Atlanta (116 miles)

Names of Area Colleges:

Weather: Typical southeast weather patterns are the norm in Fort Benning. Winter (end of november to mid-February) brings temperatures between 30 and 60 degrees, while you can expect 50 to 70 degree temperatures in both spring and winter. Summer (mid-May to mid-september) will reach between 70 and 90. The biggest weather threat is tornados and hurricanes. Hurricane season is from August to November. Tornadoes are most prevalent March through May.

Time Zone: Parts of post are in the Eastern Time Zone while others are in the Central Time Zone. 


To access the post website, click here

Map of the area

Historical Facts/Landmarks: 


On-post Housing is managed by Villages of Benning.

Major realty/rental companies in the area:


School Liaison Officer 

School Districts:

On-post schools:

Off-post schools:



Best place for beauty services: 

Shopping Malls: Peachtree Mall and Columbus Park Crossing both in Columbus 


Columbus, GA:

Cusseta, GA:

Phenix City, AL:


Columbus, GA:

Lumpkin, GA:

Pine Mountain, GA:

Warm Springs, GA:

Andersonville, GA:

The Rock, GA:

Atlanta, GA:


Army Wife Network does not promote or endorse these groups; however, we know they can be helpful in learning about various duty stations, so they are provided for your convenience.

Installation Facebook page: U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning

Military Spouse Groups: 

Buy/Sell/Trade Pages: 

Religious services: 


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