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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!


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.


Calendar of Events

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Are there any new comers to Ft. Benning that need an inexpensive living room set? It's in good condition! A pull out couch, love seat, and recliner all for $150. Message me! Would love to help someone out. Pick up only ... See MoreSee Less

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No need to wait in those long lines for tokens at the Dougboy Bowl or Oktoberfest. Purchase vendor tokens today for $1 each at MWR headquarters on the second floor of the Benning Club. Purchase plenty, because you can redeem them for full value on site or anytime after the event. Remember, these events are free. The only thing you'll need tokens for is food and beverages. ... See MoreSee Less

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We salute Fort Benning family members who made it to round two of the annual Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition at Memorial Park in Warner Robbins, Ga., October 19. Our winners include:

Leeland Wright 3rd place 6-7 boys

Mason Wright 1st place 8-9 boys

Destiny Roper 1st place 8-9 girls

Benjamin Mann 2nd place 10-11 boys

Victoria Villanueva 3rd place 10-11 girls

Brian Peeler 1st place 14-15 boys
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All the cool kids meet Tuesdays at Sayers Library for Preschool Story Hour. The fun starts at 10am. Join us for stories, singing and crafts. For more information, call 706-545-4911. ... See MoreSee Less

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Kids eat for 99 cents Tuesdays at El Zapata Mexican Restaurant on Fort Benning. For details, call 706-689-9009. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's not as easy as it looks, getting your wiener to cooperate. Train now for the annual Dachshund Derby Saturday at Oktoberfest. Other canine competitions include Best Dressed, Doggie Doppelgangers and Top Dog trick. For a schedule of events, go to


This year’s Oktoberfest at Fort Benning’s Uchee Creek will feature a great variety of children’s activities and rides, including a ferris wheel, tea cups, bungee jumping, a velcro wall, hayrides, a pumpkin patch, face painting, the Staples Safari Zoo and pontoon boat rides. All of these rides and activities are free and open to the public.

The annual Oktoberfest Celebration will start at 4pm Friday, October 24, and end at 6pm Sunday, Oct. 26. 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 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 8am at Uchee Creek. (The Volksmarch is free and stroller friendly.) Register for the 10K for $25 at Smith Fitness Center or After Oct 22, the fee increase to $35.

Saturday events also include canine competitions (the Dachshund Derby, Best Dressed, Doggie Doppelgangers and Top Dog trick); hayrides, 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, hayrides, pony rides, the Staples Safari Zoo, and more children’s activities.

A complete schedule is available at

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.

For their safety and convenience, vendors accept only tokens for the purchase of food. Rides and games are free. Tokens, $1 each, are available before the event beginning October 15 at MWR headquarters in the second floor of the Benning Club, Building 128 on Morrison Avenue, or at token trailers on site. Unused tokens can be redeemed on site for full value.
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MWR Bingo introduces Wheel of Bingo. The winner will spin a wheel for a chance to win up to $500. For details, join us weekdays from 4-9:30pm and weekends from 2-6:30pm at MWR Bingo on Marne Road, next to the Commissary Mall. You‘ll find more bingo specials at Or call 706-544-1964. Prices vary. Must be at least 13 years old to participate. ... See MoreSee Less

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Play nine holes with a cart for $13 or 18 holes with a cart for $21 Mondays through Thursday at the Fort Benning Golf Course. For more information, visit ... See MoreSee Less

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