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Fort Benning Family Days & Graduations

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Welcome to Fort Benning, the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence! 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. The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning’s mission is to 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."

Congratulations to your Soldier for all they have accomplished! We hope you take the time to enjoy Fort Benning’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities while you celebrate this momentous occasion.


Accessing Fort Benning

For gate and pass information, visit Fort Benning’s Installation Access page.

Navigating Fort Benning

We know that driving on an unfamiliar military installation can be daunting. The U.S. Army has partnered with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) to create the Digital Garrison mobile app. Digital Garrison is a one-stop information source for Army communities. The app puts real-time information into Soldiers’, families’, and civilians’ hands and keeps military communities connected, a key part of readiness and resiliency. Search for Digital Garrison in app stores now.


Lodging on Fort Benning

Marshall House & McIver Suites:  As Fort Benning’s newest renovated lodging options, the Marshall House and McIver Suites offer homey accommodations perfect for your stay. McIver Suites offers 1 and 2 bedroom suites with kitchens, porches, sun rooms and more delightful amenities. The Marshall House is a spacious 4,000-plus square-foot structure has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2.5 baths available for use and a pleasant sun room off the master bedroom. All bedrooms have cable TV and plenty of dresser space.

Cabin & Chalet Accommodations

Uchee Creek Campground & Marina:  Uchee Creek Campground and Marina offers a variety of cabins and chalets that come with all of the comforts of home. Reserve yours today!

Campsites & RV Accommodations

Uchee Creek Campground & Marina:  RV sites have full hook-ups (30 and 50 Amp), water, sewer, electric and cable. Both back-in and pull-through sites are available and all are paved and close to the seasonal pool and comfort station. Each has a picnic table and in-ground fire pit. Tent sites are also available!


Fort Benning Family and MWR offers a plethora of dining options on the installation for every budget. Enjoy a sit-down meal or grab some takeout to enjoy a nice picnic with friends and family. Peruse through all we have to offer!


Equipment Resource Center: Wishing you could do more, but you’ve left the toys at home? Visit the Outdoor Recreation Equipment Resource Center (ERC) and borrow something while you’re in town! If you need a bicycle to hit the trails, fishing poles, yard games to enjoy at a picnic or kayaks to float on the ponds, let the ERC be your source of recreation. *Must show DoD ID card to check out equipment.

Fort Benning Golf Course: The Fort Benning Golf Course, established in 1923, is rich in military history. The course is located on Main Post, and is a full-service facility open to the public. As one of the best golf courses in the Fort Benning and Columbus, Georgia area, the Fort Benning Golf Course offers weekday specials and unbeatable deals year round. If you don’t have time to play a round, stop by the lighted driving range! Golf clubs are also available to rent.

Parks & Ponds: There are a number of parks and ponds on Fort Benning that offer a variety of amenities such as covered pavilions, charcoal grills, playgrounds, restrooms and more! Each park and pond offers something a little different, so be sure to do your research to find your fit - or try them all! Fort Benning also has an extensive trail system to enjoy at your leisure. Remember that fishing is permitted with a valid iSportsman Permit that can be validated and stamped at the Equipment Resource Center, Uchee Creek Campground or the Recreational Shooting Complex.

Patton Recreation Area: The newly constructed Patton Recreation Area offers an 18-hole Disc Golf course, an 18-hole Foot Golf course and various fitness trails for running, biking and more! Both courses are free to play, with free equipment available at the Golf Pro Shop. Golf carts are also available to rent. Various fitness trails are also available and offer 2.22 miles of exploration.

Recreational Shooting Complex: The Fort Benning Recreational Shooting Complex (RSC) is one of the top outdoor shooting ranges in the area! Open to the public and military ID cardholders, the RSC is open Wednesday through Sunday and offers an impressive 300-yard rifle range, a 50-yard handgun range and an archery range with an upper deck and targets out to 90 yards. The RSC also offers a popular Skeet, Trap & 5 Stand Range alongside a supply store that will keep you stocked up all day.


Bowling: With two bowling centers on Fort Benning, see which one fits your family! The Fort Benning Mall Bowling Center offers a first-class bowling experience, a Pro Shop, Bingo Room, snack bar and lounge, and great monthly specials throughout the year. The Fort Benning Bowling & Entertainment Center has 12 bowling lanes, an indoor playground with a rock climbing wall, ball shooters, toddler area, party rooms and much more! The playground is reserved for guests 10 and younger.

Drop Zone™: Drop Zone™ is an Xbox One® and Alienware® PC based video game lounge designed to satisfy the most demanding gamer and promote communal play with system link and fiber-based internet connections. Each station has leather seating, a 32-inch LED HDTV and surround-sound audio dome technology. We also carry boatloads of grub and tons of drinks.

Main Post Recreation Center: The Main Post Recreation Center offers a movie room, two game rooms, pool tables and a snack bar. Conveniently located in the same facility as the Infantry Bar and El Zapata, they also offer TopGolf Swing Suite! The TopGolf Swing Suite features two simulator bays and a variety of virtual games, including the popular TopGolf target game, Zombie Dodgeball, Hockey Shots, Baseball Pitching, Carnival Classic and more - paired with comfortable lounge seating, HDTVs and snack bar service. Please note: patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the Main Post Recreation Center.

Family Day & Graduation Specials

Snack & Swing Special: $65

  • Main Post Recreation Center
    • Includes 1 hour of TopGolf Swing Suite and food* for 4.
      • *Options: Ranger Roll (hot dog), hot wings or hamburger. Served with chips and a drink.
    • Simulators can accommodate up to 8 people at a time. Additional time in the suite is available to purchase.

Way to Go! Special: $75 (Regularly $145)

  • Mall Bowling Center
    • What’s included:
      • 1 12-inch pepperoni pizza
      • 1 12-inch cheese
      • 14 chicken tenders
      • 3 fountain pitchers
      • Unlimited bowling for up to 3 hours
        • *Covers 7 guests, no substitutions allowed

Congratulations! Special: $35 (Regularly $57)

  • Mall Bowling Center
    • What’s included:
      • 1 12-inch pepperoni pizza
      • 8 traditional wings
      • 1 order of mozzarella sticks
      • 2 Fountain pitchers
      • Unlimited bowling for up to 3 hours
        • *Covers 2 guests, no substitutions allowed

Trap & Skeet Special: $31 per person

Archery Special: $15 per person

Contact Us

The Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is a large organization! For additional services and information, view our Directory.

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