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United States Army
7117 Baltzell Avenue
Fort Benning, GA 31905
When you arrive at your new installation, you’ll need to follow installation-specific procedures. Each installation and service handles in-processing differently. Here, you can find installation-specific guidelines and a list of documents to bring with you when checking- in. Reach out to the contacts provided if you have specific questions.
The Fort Benning in-processing and replacement operations focuses on the installation in-processing requirements and individual soldier readiness verification. Military Personnel Division organizes the various installation agencies needed to welcome permanent party soldiers and their families to Fort Benning. For any questions pertaining to in-processing procedures please call 706-545-4577/5686/5687.
New soldiers/service members to Fort Benning, Georgia need to report to: During duty hours - Ridgway Hall (Building 35) Room 239, Ridgway Loop for accountability purposes and to start in-processing with their units (duty hours are: 0600-1600 M-F, excluding weekends, holidays and training holidays).
After duty hours, soldiers/service members need to report to the post Staff Duty non-commissioned officer in charge or officer in charge at: McGinnis-Wickam Hall, 1 Karker Street, Building 4.
You could contact Building 35 Staff Duty NCO (during duty hours) at 706-545-3608/4577.
For questions after duty hours, please contact Staff Duty at: 706-545-2218.
Soldiers/service members SHOULD NOT report to their units prior to signing into the Installation Replacement Operations Center UNLESS for barracks housing for single soldiers. From there the unit will be contacted and standard operating procedures will follow.
In-processing procedures overall takes on average of 5-10 days based on your own needs. During the first full day of in-processing, all soldiers attend a four-hour session that involves briefings given by Military Personnel Division, Medical Protection System, TRICARE, Housing and Finance. Upon completion of these sessions, Soldiers proceed to complete other in-processing requirements identified on their "tailored" checklist.
Mandatory: MEDPROS, On-Post Housing, Off-Post Housing, Finance, Army Community Service, Newcomers Orientation, Financial Readiness Training (first-term soldiers on first PCS) Money Management (E-4-E6, WO1-WO, & O1-O3), Resiliency and Military Personnel Division.
Optional: Child and Youth Services, Government Travel Card.
Other in-processing requirements will be conducted at the unit of assignment (i.e., Central Issue Facility, Security Clearance, etc.)
If you are coming to Fort Benning to attend training/schools, in-processing of students and trainees is coordinated by the commander operating the course of instruction that the soldier is attending.
If you get married before you make a permanent change of station move, you must inform your commander and follow the procedures exactly as you are given. If you do not follow proper procedures, the military will not pay for travel and housing for your spouse.
The ID Card Center is located in the Soldier for Life Center, Building 9230 next to the commissary. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Wednesday and Friday. Thursday 10:10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed for lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. We are closed on ALL federal and training holidays. For an appointment, call 706-545-9085, or go online to: https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil to schedule an appointment.
Eligible persons seeking identification cards or DEERS enrollment for their family members must present appropriate documentation. Details on specific documentation required for eligibility and issuance of an ID card may be obtained by contacting the appropriate ID card section. https://rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil