Menu 
  • TroopstoTransportWebBanner21Aug2014-21Nov2014
  • Air Force Reserve
  • DeVryUniversityAug272015-August262015
  • Hardees, Fort Benning, Food
  • Whitewater Express
  • usaa
  • SuburbanExtendedStayWebBanner
  • I Fly Columbus
  • CBT Fort Benning
  • Greystone Properties
  • V Ride, Fort Benning, Ride
  • NewBigHeader5
  • NewBigHeader1
  • NewBigHeader6
  • NewBigHeader2
  • NewBigHeader3
  • NewBigHeader4
  • Autoskills
  • Doughboy Football
  • youth bowling
  • UFC
  • Dev Flag Football

The Fort Benning Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation welcomes you!

Family and MWR hosts programs, services, leisure activities and events designed to enhance the lives of Soldiers, family members and military retirees. Enjoy your visit!

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend.  Remember: if you drink, don’t drive.

safety cab

The Benning Bash featuring Kool & The Gang!

Join us September 13 on York Field for a free concert, the Benning Bash, featuring the Grammy award winning group Kool & The Gang, with special guests RaeLynn and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown. This free event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the public. York Field is located in front of McGinnis-Wickam Hall, Building 4, on Eckel Avenue.  **No coolers please.

unnamed-3

 

Flea Market

The Flea Market is held in conjunction with the Post-Wide Yard Sale.  More than 200 vendors come from all over the community to sell their tchotchkes and trinkets.  Men, women and children will all enjoy the wide range of items sold–from baby clothes and fishing poles to up-cycled furniture and tools, there is something for everyone.  Interested in being a vendor?  Spaces are priced between $15-$25 and can be purchased online up to three months in advance.  Tables and chairs are available for rent while supplies last.  Register here.

 

Calendar of Events

(click for full calendar)

Facebook Posts

Safety Cab will offer free rides home from 10pm-2am during Labor Day weekend! Call 706-464-5915 for a safe and free ride home within the Fort Benning, Columbus, and Phenix City areas. This offer is valid with Fort Benning medallion contract drivers only - ask before your ride! Riders must present military ID. Riders may only request a ride home and not to another bar, party, or public location. ... See MoreSee Less

1 hour ago

View on Facebook

Bowling is a life-time sport! Fort Benning’s Youth Bowling League will accept registrations starting at 9:30am September 6 for ages 6-19. If there is sufficient interest, we will host a pee-wee bumper bowling for ages 4-6. The cost is $17 (USBC Association fee), $5 for registration, and $7 weekly bowling fee. For more information, call the Mall Bowling Center at 706-682-7781. League play is Saturday morning. Participants who play other sports can still participate in this league. ... See MoreSee Less

6 hours ago

View on Facebook

Catch the fight at the Benning Brew Pub, where there’s never a cover charge. The BBP will show the Ultimate Fighting Championship match between TJ Dillashaw and Renan “The Baron” Barao at 7pm today. For more information, call 706-545-8426. ... See MoreSee Less

9 hours ago

View on Facebook

The Benning Brew Pub hosts Karaoke Night the first Friday of every month. Doors open at 5pm. No cover charge. The Brew Pub, Building 2784 on Sightseeing Road, is open Wednesdays - Saturdays. For more information, call 706-681-7011. ... See MoreSee Less

10 hours ago

View on Facebook

Catch the fight at the Benning Brew Pub, where there’s never a cover charge. The BBP will show the Ultimate Fighting Championship match between TJ Dillashaw and Renan “The Baron” Barao at 7pm August 30. For more information, call 706-545-8426. ... See MoreSee Less

21 hours ago

View on Facebook

The Main Post Java Cafe on Gaudette Street is now open weekends from 9am-2pm. ... See MoreSee Less

22 hours ago

View on Facebook

Safety Cab will offer free rides home from 10pm-2am during Labor Day weekend! Call 706-464-5915 for a safe and free ride home within the Fort Benning, Columbus, and Phenix City areas. This offer is valid with Fort Benning medallion contract drivers only. Ask before your ride! Riders must present military ID. Riders may only request a ride home and not to another bar, party, or public location. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

View on Facebook

We offer free Checking Account Maintenance classes from 9:15-10:30am every Monday at ACS, Building 7 on Baltzell Avenue. To register, call 706-545-6934. ... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

View on Facebook

It was on this day in 1923 that Fort Benning lost its most famous and most popular mascots, a dog named Calculator. He was known to attend classes on post and hop a ride to Columbus and back regularly on the post's Chattahoochee Choo-Choo, a train that made regular trips to town and back. He was loved by all, and everyone welcomed him into their home or their barracks.

Calculator earned his name for the distinctive manner in which he walked. It was said he "walked on three and carried one." The leg he carried was a matter of whim, and on long walks, he would occasionally change midstride.

On August 29, 1923, Calculator died of strychnine poisoning. The mystery of his murder was never solved. Shortly after his death, the post newspaper ran an article requesting donations of a quarter to fund a memorial to the beloved dog that was loved by Soldiers all across the Army who had met him at Fort Benning. More than 1,000 quarters (and 16 pesos and eight gold pieces) came in from around the country.

The article said, “Let this monument stand as a permanent testimonial to the admonition that unkindness to dogs will not be tolerated-by the Infantry. Our late President Harding took an oath never to kick a dog; and this monument will stand as a pointing finger of warning to those inhuman morons who throw all the dictates of love and affection to the winds and kill one of the best friends man has, the dog-a real pal. Let this monument stand, too, as a testimonial to the love and affection with which the Infantry School regarded dear old Calc - let it be symbolic of a permanent half-mast in honor of a dead companion.”

The granite memorial, said to be the first monument erected on Fort Benning, was inscribed with the words, "Calculator-Born? Died Aug. 29,1923/He Made Better Dogs of Us All." The monument currently stands on Sacrifice Field near the Youth Services Campus on McIver Street. (4 photos)
... See MoreSee Less

1 day ago

View on Facebook