I can’t even begin to count the number of Soldiers and veterans who’ve trashed talked Fort Benning and its neighboring town of Columbus, GA to me when I got my orders. While it’s mostly humorous, it always begs the question, “When were you last at Fort Benning?” Realistically, if you haven’t been to Fort Benning since 2010 or if your most recent experience was Basic Training or AIT, then I’d venture to say that you didn’t get the full experience. So, step away from the hater-ade and allow me to explain why you should give Fort Benning another chance.
Gather ’round kids. First Sergeant is going to tell you a little story about how he had the lake all to himself one fall at Fort Benning and how he…