Resources – Fort Benning Army Base

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Fort Benning Army Base

198th Infantry Brigade, 199th Infantry Brigade, 194th Armored Brigade, 16th Cavalry Brigade, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, Henry Caro Non-commissioned Officer Academy, 14th Combat Support Hospital, 44th Medical Brigade, Task Force 1-28, 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 75th Ranger Regiment, Army Marksmanship Unit, 283d MCOE Band, 17th Air Support Operations Squadron, USAF Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC), United States Army Armor School, United States Army Infantry School, Martin Army Community Hospital
7117 Baltzell Avenue Building 7, Fort Benning, GA 31905

HEALTH CARE

TRICARE Information and news
 
For a full list of community health centers, visit the Health Center Program at https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/​​
 
Check the US News Health directory online at https://health.usnews.com/doctors/search to find the best doctor for your family.
 

The American Dental Association provides a list of dentists near you on their website https://findadentist.ada.org/

EDUCATION

FOR THE CHILDREN
To be enrolled in a Georgia school, a child must be at least 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. Check with the school for other requirements. 
In 2010, the majority of states, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity adopted Common Core State Standards that provide a consistent set of educational expectations for students, regardless of ZIP code. When a family moves, a student’s education is often disrupted because the student may be forced to repeat material or learn at a different level at the new school. With common standards across states, this disruption will be reduced — of particular interest to military families. For more information, visit www.corestandards.org
 
On base schools for grades K-8:
 
Off base schools for K-12:
 
If your child is preparing to attend college, this information on scholarships may be helpful. 
 
FOR THE SERVICE MEMBER
Current service members can attend college in their off-duty time and have their military branch pay the tuition.
 
Use the Tuition Assistance (TA) DECIDE tool to help you make the best use of your tuition assistance dollars.
​If you were or are in the military, you may be eligible for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits. If you are a spouse or dependent, you may be eligible too.
 
Online course options: edX – Founded by Harvard University and MIT, offers high-quality courses from the world’s best universities and institutions to learners everywhere.  Whether you are interested in computer science, languages, engineering, psychology, writing, electronics, biology, or marketing.  Enroll today!

FAMILY RESOURCES

When moving to a new location, it is important to know who to call when you have an emergency or you need help. Below are some organizations you will find useful.
 

Child Care Aware:

Under the site’s “Child Care 101” tab you’ll find information related to locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child on the website covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
 
 
Promoting self-sufficiency, health and well-being to help ensure the protection of children, the elderly and dependent adults, and provide a safety net for individuals and families who need assistance with basic necessities, such as food, housing and health care.
 

Promote, preserve and protect the health of all county residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.