The flag of Fort Benning.
Fort Benning Military Base
Overrun by the undead
Real-world Counterpart/Filming Location
Fort Benning is a U.S. Army base 125 miles away from the city of Atlanta, Georgia. It is first mentioned by Shane to Rick (and the other survivors) that the base is a better choice over the CDC for shelter in the episode, " Wildfire". However, the survivors chose to first travel to the CDC, but after finding a "dead end" there; the survivors decided to head towards the Fort Benning Military Base. However they later learned from Dave and Tony that Fort Benning was overrun but due to their un-trustworthiness it's unknown if they were telling the truth. However Mitch Dolgen states that he was stationed there when it was overrun and stole a tank, revealing Dave and Tony were telling the truth.
Fort Benning, prior to the outbreak, supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis.
Shane mentions Fort Benning as a new camp to stay at, yet Rick at the time isn't sure because he insists on going to the CDC.
Shane only mentions going to Fort Benning as an option again because
Hershel tries to make them leave the farm.
Tony, Fort Benning is overrun by " Lame-Brains". This may or may not be true, for it is assumed that Dave and Tony were untrustworthy, yet at the time they had no reason to lie because Glenn had not brought up the farm yet.
Fort Benning is mentioned by
Mitch Dolgen as having been a refugee camp after the outbreak, but had been overrun sometime in the beginning of the outbreak and by the time Tony, Dave and his group drove past, it was overrun. This could possibly mean that Dave and Tony were indeed telling the truth.
It was mentioned by Glenn when he looked at the map at the CDC, he noticed that Fort Benning was exactly 125 miles away from Atlanta.
Fort Benning is actually located to the south of Columbus, Georgia near the state of Alabama. It is surrounded by two rivers, making it a very defensible location.
Fort Benning is a training ground for not only regular Infantry and Calvary units, but for U.S. Army Rangers as well. The U.S. Army Rangers are an elite, highly-trained light infantry regiment.
Pete Dolgen mentions being stationed at Fort Benning.
TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85 • Gas Station • King County, Georgia • Harrison Memorial Hospital • King County Park • Rick's Neighborhood • Grimes Family Home • Drake Family Home • King County Sheriff's Department • Siggard Family Farm • Atlanta Survivor Camp • Atlanta, Georgia • Atlanta Department Store • Atlanta Construction Site • Atlanta Nursing Home • Fort Benning • Center for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, Georgia • Grady Memorial Hospital • Fort Benning • Vehicle Jammed Highway • Southern Baptist Church • Greene Family Farm • Unnamed High School • King County Elementary School • Wiltshire Estates • Steve's Pharmacy • The Carriage Bar • Mert County, Georgia • Elders Mill Road
Season 3 House • West Georgia Correctional Facility • Sportman's Deer Cooler • Woodbury, Georgia • Governor's Apartment • Woodbury Community Clinic • Woodbury Research Facility • National Guard Camp • Woodbury Walker Pits • Woodbury Arena • Hermit's Shack • Verlin's Feed & Seed Co. • Unnamed Daycare Center • Roadside Stores • Yellow Jacket Creek • King County, Georgia • King County Café • Grantville Mill • Abandoned Motel • Big Jake's Bar And Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional Facility • Big Spot • Clara's Camp • Big Tony's Express Mart • Fort Valley State University • Neighborhood • National Guard Camp • Woodbury, Georgia • Apartment Building • Retirement Home • Caesar Martinez's Camp • Fort Benning • Cabin • Forest Camp • Joe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ Shack • Pine Vista Country Club • Moonshine Shack • Funeral Home • House • Terminus • Train Tunnel • Garage
Season 5 Terminus • St. Sarah's Church • Hunter's School • West Georgia Correctional Facility • Neighborhood • Whalen Law Firm LLP • Interstate 85 • Atlanta, Georgia • Grady Memorial Hospital • Atlanta FEMA Site • Shirewilt Estates • Barn • Washington, D.C. • Alexandria Safe-Zone • Vega Zeta Solar Distribution Group • Woodlands Mall Construction Site • Del Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-Zone • Quarry • Rendon Equipment Sales • Eastman's Cabin • Burnt Out Forest • A.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. Depot • Sunrise Auto Insurance • Bridge • Sorghum Barn • Gas Station • Barn • Office Building • Hilltop Colony • Satellite Outpost • Slaughterhouse Outpost • Bullet Factory Outpost • Edison Apothecary And Boutique • Viskocil Public Library
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-Zone • The Kingdom • The Sanctuary • Hilltop Colony • Oceanside Cabin Motor Court • Bullet Factory Outpost • Houseboat • Junkyard • Dwight's House • Chilton High School • Car Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-Zone • Hilltop Colony • The Sanctuary • Gas Station • Paze Industrial Research • Satellite Outpost • Shephard Office Plaza • Chemical Plant Outpost • The Kingdom • Junkyard • Oceanside Cabin Motor Court • Cabin • The Swamp • Lewis Medical Supplies • Mama's Country Show Club • Bullet Factory Outpost • Ross' Farm • Dwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-Zone • The Sanctuary • Washington, D.C. • Smithsonian Museum • Hilltop Colony • Bridge Camp • Port City • Hallowbrant Outreach Recovery • Junkyard • Harrison Memorial Hospital • Atlanta, Georgia • Greene Family Farm • The Kingdom • Hilltop Cabin • Cemetery • Express Yourself Menswear • Baltimore, Maryland • Warehouse Shelter • Coalport • Jones Springs • Royal Cinema • Whisperers' Camp • Office Building • Purification Plant • Milton Charles School For The Gifted • The Whisperer Border
Season 10 Oceanside Cabin Motor Court • Alexandria Safe-Zone • The Whisperer Border • Satellite Crash Site • Second Lives • Whisperers' Camp • Parking Lot • The Deeper Place • Barnett Academy • Cabin • Hilltop Colony • Bus Terminal • Alpha's Cave • Gas Station • Hilltop Cabin • Bloodsworth Island • Satellite Outpost • West Georgia Correctional Facility • Grand Hotel • The Tower
Season 11 Charleston, West Virginia • The Commonwealth
Georgia • Virginia • Maryland • West Virginia • United States of America • France