Fort Benning is the best Army installation in the world, supporting over 120,000 military and civilian employees. The post was established at Camp Benning in 1918 to provide basic training for units serving during WWI. Now, the base serves the United States Army Infantry School, United States Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, the United States Army Armor School, the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment, and the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.
Fort Benning features shopping, national dining chains, entertainment, NAEYC-accredited child care and DoDEA schools (four elementary and one middle school), and world-class healthcare such as the Martin Army Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art full-service medical center, housing all family and specialty clinics, pharmacy and a 24/7 emergency room. Learn more at Fort Benning MWR.
Infantry School at Fort Benning
The Infantry School at Fort Benning has produced countless outstanding officers, including such notables as 34th President of the United States, General Dwight Eisenhower, General Omar Bradley, General George Patton, General George C. Marshall and General Colin Powell. Fort Benning strives to be “First in training, First in readiness, and First in quality of life.”
Best Ranger Competition
The Best Ranger Competition is a grueling event that tests the physical fitness, marksmanship and technical skills of the best soldiers in the world: the United States Army Rangers. This annual event is supported by The National Ranger Association which helps to raise funds to support Ranger community activities such as The Ranger Hall of Fame and the Distinguished Member of the Brigade.