Fort Benning

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Fort Benning,

U.S. army post, 189,000 acres (76,500 hectares), W Ga., S of Columbus; est. 1918. One of the largest army posts in the United States, it is the nation's largest infantry training center and the home of the Army Infantry School.
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The Army officially established Camp Benning on October 19, 1918, less than a month before the end of World War I.
Camp Benning escaped the closure of military posts during the post-war demobilization when Colonel Paul B.
First established in 1907 at Monterey, California, the School of Musketry moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, from 1913 to 1918, before settling into its permanent home at Camp Benning in 1918.
In 1913, the School of Musketry moved to Fort Sill and then on to Camp Benning as the U.
Unlike most temporary training facilities created in haste during the Great War, Camp Benning survived postwar budget cuts to become a permanent infantry school in 1920.
In addition to instructors, Camp Benning included demonstration units to support training, an Army Air Corps detachment and the 32nd Balloon Observation Company at Lawson Field, and the Infantry Tank School.
Military Events Concerned with the Infantry School of Arms at Fort Sill and Camp Benning, 1918-1921
Efforts to establish the school near Columbus had carried on for more than a year before it was finally moved to Camp Benning.
In none of the major groups, which participated in the contest over Camp Benning was there complete harmony.
It was, of course, a matter of general knowledge that the war's end would ultimately affect conditions at Camp Benning but to what extent was not known.
For Camp Benning and the Infantry School of Arms the arrival of 1919 marked the advent of a long period of uncertainty and hazard.
On March 23 the garrison of Camp Benning was augmented by the arrival of the 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry from the demobilization center at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.