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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!

Help the Hooch

Help us make Fort Benning beautiful on October 9! MWR Outdoor Recreation and the Fort Benning Environmental Management Division have partnered to host Help the Hooch. Volunteers needed to help clean the ponds, creeks and other waterways on Fort Benning. All volunteers will receive supplies such as gloves, trash receptacles, etc. Help the Hooch will conclude with a free “Thank You” Lunch. Volunteers must register to receive free lunch and t-shirt. Register here. For more information, call 706-545-6323.

 

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From Fort Benning Family Advocacy Program: Join us for a free Women’s Empowerment Symposium from 1:30-3:30pm October 22 at the Benning Club. This symposium focuses on these two areas as women have a tendency to neglect themselves for the betterment of their families, jobs, and friends. Women often put themselves on the back burner to take care of others as by nature we are care givers! This symposium aims to empower women to be mindful to focus on themselves just as they do the other pertinent people in their lives. For more information, call 706-545-3202. ... See MoreSee Less

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Doughboy t-shirts are available at the Breezeway on Muir Street, $8 for youth and $10 for adults. Wear your favorite Doughboy Football t-shirt every Friday from September 12 - October 31 and enjoy the following discounts in our facilities:
• Buy one $10 pack, get one free at MWR Bingo
• Get 10 percent off a pontoon rental at Uchee Creek
• Bowl one game, get one free at the Mall Bowling Center and the Family Entertainment Center
• Enjoy 50 percent off a tall brewed coffee at the Java cafe
• 50 percent off the lunch buffet at the Benning Club
• Half price cart rental at the Golf Course
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Can any one recall the dmv info for fort Benning (phone number address days hours) I've exhausted all my resources many thanks ... See MoreSee Less

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Need to know if the Ticket and travel agency have tickets for Disney Live for October 4. Please ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know Fort Benning used to have a trailer park residential community for Fort Benning families? These pictures were taken in 1944. #ThrowbackThursday (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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JunkFest Returns! Saturday Sept.27th- A Benefit for Columbus Hospice, Inc., Inc.~location> in the pasture behind Gina's Junk Thrift & Antique Store, 6020 Buena Vista Rd.~ Over 40 Vendors, of Folk Art,Handmade,& Repurposed, Vintage, Live Bands,BBQ,childrens play area & lots more awesomeness.JunkFest kicks off at 12 Noon till 11pm. Gate Entry $15 ,Military & Student ID $10, children under 12 Free ... See MoreSee Less

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Who's coming to R.I.P.P.E.D. tomorrow morning @ 0930?!!! What is R.I.P.P.E.D. you ask? Well check out R.I.P.P.E.D.'s most recent electronic press kit!!! It's a bit lengthy but if you watch the entire thing you will see local instructor, Dawn White-Williams, who has co-taught and subbed R.I.P.P.E.D.at Smith gym on many occasions. She is one of the instructors featured in the R.I.P.P.E.D. home DVD! Keep watching....Master Trainer, Billy Kirby, is a recently retired Marine; one of our newest Master Trainers, Tony Fernandez, is active duty Air Force stationed at Eglin AFB in FL; and that guy with the R.I.P.P.E.D. tattoo is Vince Valerio, active duty Army stationed at Ft. Bliss TX!!!

Give me 1 good reason you shouldn't try it? www.youtube.com/watch?
Every Tues and Thurs @ 0930 in Group Fitness Room 1!!!

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File this one under Good to Know!

"God willing and the creek don't rise" is a bit of folk wisdom typically thought to mean someone is committed to doing something assuming they're not hindered by any unforeseen circumstances or an act of God, as in, "I'll visit next week, God willing and the creek don't rise."

But contrary to conventional thinking, the phrase is actually literal, referring to the Creek Indians who populated this part of Georgia hundreds of years ago. Fort Benning's Main Post was known as Kushita Town, a Creek Indian "peace town."

The first recorded use of the phrase is credited to Benjamin Hawkins, a politician and an Indian diplomat in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. As you know, American Indians and the white settlers were constantly fighting for land back then, and diplomats like Hawkins had their hands full staving off conflicts and unruffling feathers.

At some point, the president requested that Hawkins return to the capital. In his response, Hawkins wrote that he would soon be on his way "God willing and the Creek don't rise." His capitalization of "Creek" leads historians to conclude he was referring to the Muscogee tribe located in this area.

If you would like to learn more about the Creeks at Fort Benning, join us for the next Benning Bus Tour Oct. 16. It's free and its fun and it includes food. What more could you ask? To reserve your seat, call 706-545-4468 or email benningmwr@gmail.com.
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The Fort Benning School Liaison and the Parent to Parent Program offer a variety of workshops to empower you to help your child succeed in school. To register for these free one-hour classes, which start at 10am, call 706-545-3062.
Sept. 18: College Application & Financial Aid
Oct. 16: College Application & Financial Aid
Oct. 30: Parent & Teacher Conference
Nov. 6: Early Explorations (Infant and Preschool)
Nov. 20: Learning Styles
Dec 4: Keys to Middle School Success
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