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    It looks like we are going to Fort Benning and I was wondering if anyone has information on the area. Is it best to live off post or in housing? How are the schools? How is the shopping?

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    Only thing i know is that you are only an hour from Atlanta so you can make day trips there for things you can't find nearby.
    I've heard mixed things about Fort Benning though some good some bad. Haven't been there before though.
    I'm very curious to see what the ladies here have to say about it.
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    You can PM oxbarbie06xo. She is going to Benning.


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    thanks
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    We are going to Benning too... my husband called housing and we will probably going to live on post since they have really nice new housing there and no wiatinglist (right now)! Columbus seems to be alright too from what i read online!
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    you have to be very careful where you live off post. we are going to live on post nice most of the housing is nice and its not really worth it to live off. im not sure about schools and all but i can ask a friend that lives down in columbus now
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    I went to Ft. Benning for DFs airborne graduation. I actually really liked it there...... There is Columbus near by.
    I stayed at a hotel in Columbus bc I booked the wrong one and I wasnt to thrilled about the town. I didnt feel to safe.... It could have been where I stayed but I would look into the housing in the base. I enjoyed the both times I made the trip to Benning.
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    i just went to benning for DB's family day pass. i've read that the area around base isn't very nice/safe, and if you're staying in a hotel, stay around exits 6 through 10. i did this and felt pretty safe, so i'm assuming it's the same for housing.
    we drove around base some and from the outside, the houses all look really nice!
    there were a lot of shops around exit 10. we didn't find a whole to do recreation/entertainment wise but we also didn't have a lot of time to explore.
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    I live in GA (Atlanta) and Fort Benning is about 2 hours away from me...its kind of in the middle of nowhere. We pass through it every so often and my DF was stationed there for a little bit and all he could say was that is was in the middle of nowhere as well...Columbus is the town nearby, don't know much about it though.

    DF will be stationed there in August for Airborne training tho!
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    In the middle of nowhere? hmmm i heard Columbus is pretty big and has lots of shopping and stuff... Also Atlanta isnt far and im excited to go to Destin Fl a lot:-)
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