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FORT BENNING, Georgia – Workers completed a fencing improvement project last week along the northern area of the Fort Benning cantonment.

The project is part of the base leadership’s commitment to Soldier and family safety.

“The safety and security of soldiers and families is our number one priority,” said Command Sgt. Maj Brett Johnson, Fort Benning Garrison command sergeant major. “We take this very seriously and are always looking at ways to improve our installation.”

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The new fence is comprised of six-foot high chain-link topped with triple-stand barbed wire; all aimed at bringing residents peace of mind while living here.

“Quality of life on Fort Benning is paramount,” said Johnson. “The Garrison is chartered to provide excellent customer service to our service members and their families. Army life is tough, long hours, and demanding. We owe it to them to provide the best quality of life; we are a people first business!”

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For the leaders, the project is one small step towards the goal.

“Our mission is to provide the best quality support and services to the installation and to the community, and doing so in a safe and effective manner is important to that mission,” explained Johnson. “Our emergency services, fire, and police do an incredible job safeguarding the interests of our families and the installation.”

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For more information about Fort Benning Garrison or to learn how it is Better at Benning, please visit

https://www.benning.army.mil/BetteratBenning/