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United States Army
7117 Baltzell Avenue
Fort Benning, GA 31905
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Mission: The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning provide trained and combat-ready Soldiers and leaders; develop the doctrine and capabilities of the Maneuver Force and individual Soldier; and provide a world-class quality of life for our Soldiers, civilians, and Army families to ensure our Army's Maneuver Force remains the world's premier combat force ready to "Win in a Complex World"
Vision: Fort Benning is the center of gravity in the Army for producing trained combat Soldiers and is the primary driver for development of the future force.
Access to the installation is controlled through vehicle checkpoints. All vehicles will be stopped at the gates. Driversand passengers should be prepared to present identification. Children 15 and younger are exempt.
Effective 1 January 2015. Military ID/Retired Military ID/Family Member ID/ Common Access Card (CaC) will be required to access the base. Automated Installation Entry (AIE) card will be issued to contractors, sub-contractors, and vendors. All visitors will be subject to a background check before allowed to enter the installation. You can pick up your visitor's pass at the Visitor Control Center (Lindsey Creek Parkway/I-185).
Effective immediately, driver licenses and identification cards from the states of Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana Washington and the territory of American Samoa do not comply with the REAL ID Act and can no longer be used as the sole source for access to Fort Benning. New Mexico received an extension, so drivers licenses and ID cards from the state are acceptable for access to Fort Benning.
Residents of the five specified states and one territory must possess one of the following accepted authorized government-issued identification cards in lieu of their driver's license: Effective immediately, driver licenses and identification cards from the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington and the territory of American Samoa do not comply with the REAL ID Act and can no longer be used as the sole source for access to Fort Benning. Federal officials may continue to accept Enhanced Driver's Licenses from these states.
For additional information contact Fort Benning Military Police Desk: 706-545-5223 or visit Fort Benning Gate Information website.
Defense Service Network (DSN) Dialing Instructions
The DSN is the provider of long-distance communications service for the Department of Defense (DoD). Every installation has a special DSN number and the numbers vary by world-wide location. In order to place a call using DSN, the caller must be using a military phone on an installation. Cell phones cannot dial DSN numbers. When dialing a DSN number from a United States installation to another United States installation, it is unnecessary to dial the DSN 312 area code. When dialing a DSN number to/from overseas locations, the DSN area code must be included.
Privately owned firearms will only be brought onto the installation for the purpose of engaging in authorized activities such as hunting, dog training, and use of recreational range or marksmanship events.
Weapon Registration on Fort Benning
– IAW MCoE REG 190-11
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