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What is Fort Benning?

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Fort Benning is an army base located on the Georgia-Alabama line in what is known as the Tri-Community area. It is home to The U.S. Army Infantry and has trained such military greats as Omar Bradley, George Marshall, Dwight Eisenhower, George Patton and Colin Powell.

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Camp Benning was established in 1918 and became a permanent military post in 1920. In addition to the Army Infantry School, Fort Benning is also home to the Maneuver Center of Excellence, The Armor School and the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. As of 2015, Benning has more than 120,000 active-duty military and their families, reserve soldiers, retirees and civilians on site.

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