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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!

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WWE Tribute to the Troops

The 12th annual WWE Tribute to the Troops event will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at the Columbus Civic Center for Soldiers and their families at Fort Benning. Fort Benning MWR will provide free tickets to Soldiers and family members. We’ll announce dates, times and locations where you can pick up your free ticket closer to the event. Click here for more details.


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Don't forget to get your Oktoberfest tokens today until noon at the Benning a Club, Bldg 128, second floor, on Morrison Avenue. Use our free GuideOn smart phone app for turn-by-turn directions. Tokens will be available on site at Oktoberfest, also. Details about this event are posted on the top of our page. Don't miss it! ... See MoreSee Less

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This year’s Oktoberfest at Fort Benning’s Uchee Creek will feature free rides for the kids, a keg tossing competition, a Dachshund Derby and stein hoisting contests.

This event is free and open to the public. German food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The funs starts at 4pm Friday, Oct 24, and ends at 10:30pm. The day includes lots of free fun for the kids, with inflatables and a petting zoo, and fun for adults, with a ceremonial keg tapping at 6pm, music by the Sonnenschein Express and German yodelers, stein hoisting contests and more.

Saturday starts with the Commander’s Challenge, which includes the annual Oktoberfest 10K Cross Country Run, a 5K run and a 5K Volksmarch. These events start at 9am, registration at 8am at Uchee Creek. (The Volksmarch is free and stroller friendly.) Register for the 10K for $35 on site.

Saturday events also include canine competitions (the Dachshund Derby, Best Dressed, Doggie Doppelgangers and Top Dog trick); hay rides, pony rides, Staples Safari Zoo, inflatables, crafts, boat rides and pumpkin patch for the kids; a keg tossing competition, dancing and more music by the Sonnenschein Express, yodelers and the MCoE Band. We tap out at 10pm.

Sunday activities, from 10am to 6pm, include performances by the SKIES Cheer Team, music, hay rides, pony rides, the Staples Safari Zoo, and more children’s activities.

A complete schedule is available at www.benningmwr.com.

Safety Cab will offer free rides home on Fort Benning and in Columbus, Fort Mitchell and Phenix City. For a ride, call 706-326-3027 or 706-464-5915.
A shuttle service will be available to and from Oktoberfest on post.

Vendors accept only tokens for the purchase of food. Rides and games are free. Tokens, $1 each, are available before the event at MWR headquarters, Building 128, the Benning Club on Morrison Avenue until noon Frida, Oct. 24, or at token trailers on site. Unused tokens can be redeemed on site for full value.

For turn-by-turn directions, download our free GuideOn smart phone app.
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For your planning purposes, here's a list of some of the options you'll enjoy at Fort Benning's Oktoberfest celebration: chicken, schnitzel, brat, currywurst, beer of course, wine, funnel cakes, ribeye sandwiches, corn dogs, ice cream, a variety of coffees, leberkaese, BBQ sandwiches, desserts, dessert and more desserts, boiled peanuts, Italian ice, burgers, turkey legs, and mehr. That's German for "more." ... See MoreSee Less

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Its 2am, you should be sleeping. You should be dreaming about the buy-one-get-one-free special on the Java Cafe's gourmet cheese flatbread pizza every Friday in October. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join the child-care co-op at Smith Fitness Center, and you won’t pay a dime for child care when you take fitness classes at Smith. Participants must attend four hours of training and volunteer in the child care room on site. Children must be registered at CYSS. Register today for the next training session. To register, email Beth.holt@outlook.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Download the free GuideOn smart phone app and enjoy turn-by-turn directions to any facility on post using the building name or number. It also includes contact information, in-processing information, and so much more. GuideOn is a great resource for newcomers, guests and visitors, but we think “old timers” will also enjoy these applications. GuideOn is available free in your Apple and Android app stores. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Army Community Service Family Advocacy Program’s New Parent Support Program hosts a playgroup for toddlers from 1-2:30pm Tuesdays and 9:30-11am Thursdays and a playgroup for babies 12 months and younger from 9:30-11am Wednesdays. These are held in Building 9608 on 1st Cavalry Division Road. For more information, call 706-580-5088 or 706-545-0892. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fort Benning’s School Liaison provides a link between Fort Benning families, on post and off, and schools, on post and off, to resolve the unique problems military children face, including problems related to PCS moves, deployments, varying curriculum between states and schools overseas. The liaison also provides scholarship information. For more information, call 706-545-3062 or 706-575-8192 or email tawanna.t.brown2.naf@mail.mil. ... See MoreSee Less

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I would like to say thank so much for all you do for all of our family's of Fort Benning!!

Our family had a GREAT time at Talladega. Thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to go.
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