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  • Speed enforcement increases on post

    Sep 28, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Directorate of Emergency Services' primary objective is to enhance the safety and welfare of the Soldiers and families who comprise the Fort Benning military community.

  • Ranger medic memorialized with aid station dedication

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sgt. Jonathan Peney will never be forgotten. His name and story were memorialized Friday during a Ranger Training Brigade dedication ceremony for the Peney Aid Station. Located at Camp Rogers on Harmony Church, the renovated building will provide first-response care for ill or injured Soldiers.

  • BRAC falls into place at Benning

    Sep 21, 2011

    Years of planning, along with a few billion dollars in renovations and construction, officially came to fruition Sept. 15 as the Maneuver Center of Excellence met the Base Realignment and Closure deadline for full operating capacity.

  • Joe Theismann to appear at 'BRAC: To the Future!' festival

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Super Bowl-winning quarterback and current NFL Network analyst Joe Theismann is going to help take Fort Benning "BRAC: To the Future."

  • Rangers get 'adrenaline rush' on paintball field

    Sep 21, 2011

    75th Ranger Regiment Soldiers at Fort Benning, Ga., took part in Warrior Adventure Quest to transition from intensity of deployment to stateside life.

  • Don't Ask Don't Tell Repealed

    Sep 20, 2011

    Today marks the end of "Don't Ask Don't Tell." The law is repealed.

  • Video: Gen. Cone lays out TRADOC strategies at annual Maneuver Conference

    Sep 16, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Today's Army faces challenges on several fronts, from hybrid threats to budget cuts, and change at the doctrinal level is necessary to meet the demands of the future, the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command said Tuesday.

  • Sledgehammers say no to drunk driving

    Sep 15, 2011

    FT. BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, are taking a stand against drunk driving.

  • Chiefs provide Armor, Infantry updates

    Sep 14, 2011

    The chiefs of Armor and Infantry delivered updates on their respective branches Tuesday at the Maneuver Conference.

  • Infantrymen, Tankers, and Cavalrymen recognized at first Maneuver Conference

    Sep 14, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. -- The Infantry and Armor communities recognized distinguished leaders of their respective branches during the Doughboy and Gold Medallion ceremony Sept. 13; part of the first Maneuver Conference hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Inaugural Maneuver Conference begins

    Sep 13, 2011

    "This is the first true Maneuver Conference," Maj. Gen Robert Brown, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, told the attendees as he welcomed them to the conference. "We've never had our Armor brothers here before. It's a great example of the way things should have been done all along."

  • Brown provides Maneuver Center update during the 2011 Maneuver Conference

    Sep 13, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - With eyes on the future, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, Commanding General of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, updated Army leaders at the first Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga., on the many changes realized at Fort Benning since the Base Realignment and Closure Commission's decision in 2005 to move the Armor School to Fort Benning.

  • Army rolls out web-based mission command

    Sep 13, 2011

  • Blended training model relevant to Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force

    Sep 13, 2011

    Squad: Foundation of the Decisive Force is something Soldiers will continue to hear about in the future said Maj. Gen Robert Brown, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, during the Maneuver Center update at the first Maneuver Conference in Columbus, Ga.

  • Blended training: Best of both worlds

    Sep 13, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - The inaugural Maneuver Conference kicked off Tuesday morning; its theme 21st Century Maneuver Training. Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, commander of 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, spoke about how the division uses live, virtual, constructive and gaming training to replicate its real-world mission.

  • Gen. Cone lays out TRADOC strategies at annual Maneuver Conference

    Sep 13, 2011

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Today's Army faces challenges on several fronts, from hybrid threats to budget cuts, and change at the doctrinal level is necessary to meet the demands of the future, the commander of the Army's Training and Doctrine Command said Tuesday. Adaptive Soldiers, leaders and units are needed to face the uncertainties of future security challenges, Gen. Robert Cone said.

  • Obama: America has emerged stronger from 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

    President Barack Obama remembered those who were lost to terrorist attacks a decade ago and said the American commitment to freedom, justice, courage and liberty has not dimmed in the face of many trials.

  • Maneuver Conference set, individuals to be recognized

    Sep 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning is hosting the first Maneuver Conference Monday through Wednesday and unites the Infantry and Cavalry forces under one roof. The recipients of the Doughboy Award and the Order of Saint George Gold Medallion will be awarded at the Maneuver Conference dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the RiverMill Event Center. The event will feature three 2011 Doughboy Award recipients, two 2011 Order of Saint George Gold Medallion recipients and two 2010 Order of Saint George Gold Medallion recipients.

  • Army announces greatest inventions

    Sep 12, 2011

    Army officials announced the winners of its greatest inventions competition Aug. 23, 2011. Earlier this summer a panel of combat veteran Soldiers reviewed and voted for the most innovative advances in Army technology.

  • Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visits VA Medical Center

    Sep 12, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry visited the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center in Albuquerque, NM on Aug. 2, 2011.

  • Intermediate Course builds bridges for Army civilian leaders

    Sep 12, 2011

    In an hour-long presentation at the Army Management Staff College on Fort Belvoir, Lt. Gen. William Troy, the director of the Army Staff, outlined his five thoughts on Army leadership to the students and faculty of the Civilian Education System Intermediate Course. For the students, it reinforced the lessons they had been learning over the last few weeks.

  • Strength of the Nation

    Sep 12, 2011

    Explore events and milestones that have shaped Army transformation since 2001.

  • Part of World Trade Center backdrops 9-11 ceremony with troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2011

    Images from a ceremony at Bragram Air Field where U.S. troops mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 where a historic part of the World Trade Center served as a focal point

  • Army uses awareness campaign to fight domestic violence

    Sep 9, 2011

    October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Army is doing its part to help combat violent behavior in its ranks.

  • Patience key when transitioning to minimalist running shoes

    Sep 8, 2011

    Though the Army allows the wear of most types of minimalist running shoes with the improved physical fitness uniform and when conducting physical training in military formation, officials are urging Soldiers to transition slowly when switching from regular running shoes to those that offer less support.

  • Obama vows solid support for veterans

    Aug 31, 2011

    As the United States deals with its fiscal challenges, President Barack Obama emphasized today that it won't do so at the cost of its military and won't "balance the budget on the backs of our veterans."

  • Sky's the limit: Amputee earns title of 'Sergeant Airborne'

    Aug 31, 2011

    Like thousands before him, Sgt. Joel Dulashanti donned an Airborne instructor black hat for the first time Aug. 22, 2011, signifying his completion of a detailed certification process with 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Medal of Honor gifted to National Infantry Museum

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- In mid-June, the Maneuver Center of Excellence needed a volunteer to pick up Staff Sgt. Curtis F. Shoup's Medal of Honor in Pittsburgh and deliver it to the National Infantry Museum. Up stepped Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Hamm.

  • Desired capabilities laid out at MCoE Lab Day

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Empowering dismounted squads and the effort to get them in the Army's existing communications network were big themes at the 2011 MCoE Laboratory Day.

  • Armor BOLC lieutenants enter tactics phase

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The first class of lieutenants going through the Armor School's Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning are about to wrap up the tactics phase.

  • Dixie Road overhaul nearly complete

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The death of Jesse Allen, a construction control inspector for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, stopped the work on Dixie Road for more than a week while the accident was under investigation. But construction resumed Monday.

  • Hockey duo catches Rangers in Action

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Friday's Rangers in Action event and graduation had a touch of NHL flavor -- at least in the viewing stands.

  • Fort Benning observes Women's Equality Day

    Aug 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Friday marked the 40th anniversary of the celebration of Women's Equality Day and the 91st anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Equal Opportunity Office on post observed the day with a luncheon at the Benning Conference Center.

  • Ribbon cutting opens Installation Management Command on Fort Sam

    Aug 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch and five Soldiers, civilians and family members served by the U.S. Army Installation Management Command, officially opened the command's new headquarters campus Aug.19, 2011.

  • Benning Soldiers win at TRADOC

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. " Fort Benning's top warriors came up big again last week at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command level. Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago and Spc. Blaise Corbin are the 2011 TRADOC Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. Both Soldiers are from the 4th Ranger Training Battalion. They represented the Combined Arms Center in the annual event.

  • Officer candidates choose career paths in branching ceremony

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " It was almost like NFL draft day Friday for E Company, 3rd Battalion (Officer Candidate School), 11th Infantry Regiment.

  • Investment in people fuels Fort Benning expansion

    Aug 24, 2011

    We hear it all the time " BRAC, BRAC, BRAC … we are investing $3.5 billion at Fort Benning in construction and growth to enhance training for America's Army … the Chattahoochee Valley is growing while so many other parts of the country continue to reel from the economic downturn that began in 2008. Underlying all of the news we see in the papers and around our military and civilian community is the fact that all of this is about an investment in people.

  • Battalion cadre collide in Mailed Foot Challenge

    Aug 24, 2011

    The theme for 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment's fourth Mailed Foot Challenge was agile and adaptive team building.

  • Gone fishin': Free weekend getaways for wounded warriors promote 'healing'

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight wounded Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion received an all-expenses-paid fishing trip to Lake Lanier July 29-31. Nine more will go deep-sea fishing this weekend in Destin, Fla. Both excursions are courtesy of the Georgia chapter of Safari Club International, a nonprofit organization that sponsors hunting and fishing trips for wounded warriors and retirees under the Soldiers Rebound program.

  • Career Expo coming to post in October

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Get your resumes ready " the Army Career and Alumni Program, along with CivilianJobs.com, is hosting a Career Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Benning Conference Center in Building 128 on Morrison Avenue.

  • ACAP helps prepare Soldiers for civilian life

    Aug 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Transitioning Soldiers and their spouses seeking help in gaining employment and a livelihood as a civilian can look toward the Army Career and Alumni Program for assistance.

  • 9/11 ceremony set at National Infantry Museum

    Aug 24, 2011

    Thousands of flags surrounding a beam from the World Trade Center will cover the front lawn at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center on Sept. 11, as the museum commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America and celebrates the nation's resilience. A day of activities is planned to pay tribute to America's military, police, fire and civilian heroes.

  • Armored vehicle proves itself in roadside bomb attack

    Aug 23, 2011

    A bomb in Balad, Iraq, put a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle to the test. Three Soldiers lived because the MRAP was tough enough to take the blast.

  • Flatlined

    Aug 23, 2011

    Each heartbeat brought Lt. Col. Robert Key a little closer to death. Bleeding profusely, he was barely alive as he was wheeled into the emergency room (ER) at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. He'd already received four units of plasma during the flight from his crash site on Kentucky Highway 41A near Fort Campbell's Gate 6. Suddenly, someone yelled, "Code Blue!"

  • Links to a Mishap

    Aug 23, 2011

    Many contributing factors typically lead to an accident, rather than one single event. If any link in the chain is broken, the scenario changes and the mishap could be avoided. This is not just an aviation safety officer's words from a PowerPoint presentation; it is a fact.

  • Program supports military families with special needs

    Aug 22, 2011

    Family members, whether a spouse, child or dependent adult, with a chronic medical condition or special educational requirement are eligible to enroll in the Exceptional Family Member Program. Conditions run the gamut of everything from asthma and allergies to autism and Alzheimer's disease.

  • Panetta: Any retirement changes won't affect serving military

    Aug 22, 2011

    In his clearest statement on the subject to date, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today that if the military retirement system changes, it will not affect serving servicemembers.

  • CID seeking special-agent candidates

    Aug 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, is actively seeking qualified Soldiers who are interested in pursuing a career as CID special agents.

  • Team studies brains of successful leaders

    Aug 19, 2011

    Researchers from Arizona State University want to know, quite literally, what moral and ethical development in the brain looks like.

  • Suicide awareness video aimed at first-line supervisors

    Aug 19, 2011

    A new suicide prevention awareness video just released by the Army is aimed primarily at both junior leadership and first-line supervisors, to let them know their responsibility to be the first to identify and assist those in need.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab stages war games

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Since Aug. 8, Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab has been leading a nation-wide simulation experiment to assist the Army in decision making in support of the U.S. Army 2020 concept. The experiment, which ends Friday, precedes a war game that will be conducted by the Mission Command Battle Lab at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., later this year and will assist policymakers in how the Army can prevent conflict.

  • Resilience study can help DoD strengthen programs

    Aug 17, 2011

    The military has a plethora of programs aimed at building resilience in servicemembers and their families, but needs a better system in place to measure their success, a study has revealed.

  • Cavalry scouts receive cross saber at end of course

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - In July, the first Cavalry scout trainees arrived at Fort Benning to complete their advanced individual training. On Wednesday " eight weeks later " 66 of 68 Soldiers from E Troop, 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, received their U.S. Army Cavalry (enlisted) Branch Insignia brass following the successful completion of a 20K Boot March. The insignia represented the completion of not only the situational training exercise but their rite of passage to becoming Cavalry scouts.

  • CFC kickoff set for early September

    Aug 17, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off its annual campaign Sept. 7.

  • Schumacher seeking first trophy of year

    Aug 16, 2011

    Tony "The Sarge" Schumacher is enthused by his U.S. Army team's performance as it looks ahead to this weekend's Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, Minn.

  • Army readies for next major network exercise

    Aug 10, 2011

    With its first Network Integration Evaluation in the rear-view mirror, the Army is gearing up for the next installment in a series of major field exercises designed to rapidly advance its tactical network.

  • Training center transferred to Iraqi Security Forces

    Aug 10, 2011

    Soldiers from the 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, transferred base operations and training responsibilities at the Manila Training Center near Chamchamal, Iraq, to the Kurdish Regional Guard, Aug. 4.

  • Love Dental Clinic closed after fire

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Love Dental Clinic will be closed until further notice after a weekend fire caused “considerable” interior damage to the facility, post officials said.

  • Soldiers battle in Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Aug 10, 2011

    Fourteen Soldiers from across the Army National Guard competed in the 2011 Best Warrior Competition Friday through Monday on Fort Benning, Ga. The winners will go on to vie for the titles of All-Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year later this fall.

  • Offices reoccupy ‘beautiful’ MCoE headquarters

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - Post agencies, commands and offices displaced two years ago are filing back into Building 4.

  • Final Armor School museum vehicles arrive

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The final shipment of Armor artifacts made it to Fort Benning last week. Sometime this decade, the U.S. Army’s National Armor and Cavalry Museum will open near the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. But post officials said a showcase building is secondary to the organization’s main purpose.

  • Love Dental Clinic closed after fire

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Love Dental Clinic will be closed until further notice after a weekend fire caused “considerable” interior damage to the facility, post officials said.

  • Infantry Soldiers tackle Leadership Reaction Course

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Infantry Soldiers in their second week of one station unit training discovered the importance of teamwork Thursday. In the process, they also got a little relief from the summer heat.

  • Infantry Soldiers tackle Leadership Reaction Course

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Infantry Soldiers in their second week of one station unit training discovered the importance of teamwork Thursday. In the process, they also got a little relief from the summer heat.

  • Electronic warfare gives Soldiers new career field

    Aug 10, 2011

    The Electronic Warfare career field is expected to be fully open for officers, warrant officers, and enlisted Soldiers by 2012.

  • Business leaders learn about Fort Benning, Army

    Aug 10, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Visitors from Cobb County Chamber of Commerce were able to see firsthand how the Army at Fort Benning operates Friday.

  • U.S. mourns loss of 38 killed in helicopter crash

    Aug 9, 2011

    President Barack Obama traveled to Dover Air Force Base, Del., today for the return of 30 U.S. servicemembers killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan on Saturday.

  • CID special agents put Taliban on notice

    Aug 8, 2011

    Criminal Investigation Division special agents conducted an early morning raid on Bagram, Afghanistan, to recover more than $250,000 of equipment stolen U.S. Government property.

  • Post hails new chief of Infantry

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning honored its new chief of Infantry on Friday. Col. Walter Piatt formally became the 52nd Infantry School commandant at an assumption of command ceremony in the Benning Conference Center. He replaces Brig. Gen. Bryan Owens, who left for Iraq in early June.

  • Rangers demonstrate capabilities at Fryar Drop Zone

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 75th Ranger Regiment flexed its muscle again during this year’s Ranger Rendezvous.

  • Infantry grads ‘turn blue’

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers of E Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, were presented their blue Infantry chords Thursday during a “turning blue” ceremony at Kannell Field on Sand Hill. Their new accouterment signified their path as Infantrymen after completing one station unit training.

  • Officials look at acquiring up to 82,800 acres of land for training

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 300 Stewart County residents filled the elementary school gym in Lumpkin, Ga., on the evening of July 26. They came for answers to their questions about Fort Benning's proposed training land expansion. Chief among those questions was the resounding theme of what it means to be a preferred alternative.

  • Post names maintenance facility after fallen Soldier

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Another new facility has sprung to life at Harmony Church, and Fort Benning dedicated it to a Soldier killed in Iraq more than seven years ago.

  • Post officials urge proper recycling

    Aug 3, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Fort Benning wants Soldiers, residents and employees to recycle, but do so within the framework of post policy.

  • Medal of Honor recipient recounts heroic actions in Afghanistan

    Aug 1, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry remembers his son, Austin, telling him he's thinking about going to West Point or the Air Force Academy after high school. But the 17-year-old grew a little apprehensive after seeing his father become only the second living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the war on terror during a July 12, 2011 ceremony at the White House.

  • 463rd Medical Detachment deploys

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, GA. - Army veterinary technicians and food inspectors from Fort Benning are joining the fight in Afghanistan.

  • Marines uncase unit colors

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Marine Corps Detachment already had a few boots on the ground but made it official Thursday.

  • Officer candidate strikes new chord in the Army

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Silas Huff isn’t your average officer candidate. In fact, he’s swapping the prestige and affluence of a maestro’s baton for an Army combat uniform.

  • New shipment of equipment arrives

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sixty armored vehicles arrived Thursday at Ochille Railhead From Fort Knox, Ky. The vehicles were offloaded Tuesday, using more than 60 civilian and military personnel from the Directorate of Training Sustainment, 194th Armored Brigade and the 316th Cavalry Brigade.

  • Last tanker OSUT class graduates from Knox

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. " Friday marked a historic day at Fort Knox, Ky., " 143 Soldiers with C Company, 1st Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, graduated from the last armor one station unit training class of tankers here. The Armor School moved to Fort Benning as a part of the government-mandated Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Training noise increases on post

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It’s a bit noisier on Fort Benning ranges since the Armor School started conducting gunnery exercises. And the sound and vibration may be surprising for some of the post’s neighbors.

  • EEO to host workshops for federal employees

    Aug 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The staff of the Equal Employment Opportunity Office wants to educate federal civilian employees, and remove barriers that may be keeping them from moving up the ladder of success. One way EEO wants to help is with its 2011 Federal Employees’ Workshops, scheduled for Aug. 10-11.

  • Army Career and Alumni Program: Supporting Soldier career success

    Jul 29, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO -- The decision to transition out of uniform is as important as the initial decision to put it on. Soldiers deserve as much support at this critical point in their service as they do with earlier parts of their career.

  • Soldier nominated for 2012 Olympic team

    Jul 28, 2011

    USA Shooting is proud to announce that Staff Sergeant Josh Richmond, from Hillsgrove, Pa. and a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, has qualified for a nomination to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. Upon approval, Richmond will be competing in his first-ever Olympic Games in London 2012 as a Men’s Double Trap athlete.

  • Army rifle shooters on target at 50th Interservice Championship

    Jul 28, 2011

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit’s Service Rifle platoon dominated their fellow servicemembers at the 50th Interservice Rifle Championships July 17-26, proving once again that the premier marksmen in the military serve in the Army. Despite the rest of the field’s determination to dethrone the defending champions after last year’s dominating performance the Soldiers displayed their superior skills at the annual meeting of the military’s best rifle shooters, winning 18 out of 19 team and individual matches.

  • Fort Benning aims to boost renewable energy

    Jul 14, 2011

    The post is making a pitch to ramp up its renewable energy use with the purchase of two small wind turbines installed Monday outside a Warrior Transition Battalion barracks.

  • Marines a ‘major piece’ of Armor Basic Officer Leaders Course

    Jul 14, 2011

    Marine Corps lieutenants targeted for tank platoon leadership have a new detour in their path toward the battlefield: Fort Benning.

  • Cancer survivor graduates from Ranger School

    Jul 14, 2011

    Cpl. Austin Saunders could’ve taken a medical discharge. Few would’ve blamed him. He wanted a Ranger tab instead.

  • Community supports those deploying

    Jul 14, 2011

    Small quilted squares, used paperback books, Girl Scout cookies, decks of cards and domino games are just some of the “swag” available for deploying Soldiers and civilians leaving from Freedom Hall.

  • Soldier gets Medal of Honor

    Jul 14, 2011

    Sergeant 1st Class Leroy Arthur Petry, with the 75th Ranger Regiment, received the Medal of Honor Tuesday from President Barack Obama during a White House ceremony.

  • Military working dogs train to keep up proficiency

    Jul 14, 2011

    Five to six days a week " every week " there’s military working dogs training on post. They find planted drugs and bombs, run through obedience and obstacle courses, attack on command and patrol the installation.

  • 3rd Brigade prepares for All-Army Combatives

    Jul 14, 2011

    Ten soldiers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, who make up one-third of the 3rd ID All-Army combatives team, will compete July 20-23 at the All-Army Combatives Tournament on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Benning community saddened by passing of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Eddie Roberts

    Jul 11, 2011

    It is with heartfelt sadness that the Fort Benning community expresses condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of retired Command Sergeant Major Eddie Roberts.

  • Videos provide a behind-the-scenes look at Fort Benning's Infantry One Station Unit Training program

    Jul 7, 2011

    In an effort to provide potential prospects, new Army recruits and their supporters with a comprehensive look at Fort Benning’s Infantry One Station Unit Training program, U.S. Army Accessions Command recently published five brief video segments showcasing a range of activities, including the Confidence Course, the Gas Chamber, the Turning Blue ceremony and OSUT graduation.

  • Harrisburg recruiters instill ‘AIRBORNE!’ to Civil Air Patrol cadets

    Jul 7, 2011

    Recruiters from the Harrisburg Opportunity Center, taught an Army Airborne class June 29 for 15 cadets from the Civil Air Patrol Harrisburg International Composite Squadron 306 on the on the 193rd Special Operations Wing Pennsylvania Air National Guard Base.

  • Symposium focuses on improving Army learning

    Jul 6, 2011

    The challenge of information overload and how to teach people differently was the concept for the two-day Learning and Technology Symposium. Co-sponsored by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Columbus State University, the symposium’s theme, Implementing the Army Learning Concept for 2015 at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, looked at using technology to improve Army training.

  • The U.S. Army Armor School changes command

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. Thomas James replaced Brig. Gen. Ted Martin as the commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School June 28 in a change of command ceremony at the Benning Conference Center.

  • 192nd Infantry Brigade receives new commander

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. Ronald Clark became the commander of the 192nd Infantry Brigade Thursday during a change of command ceremony at Pomeroy Field. Clark replaces Col. Terrence McKenrick.

  • Chaplain center offers resources for emotional resiliency

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Family Life Chaplain Training Center offers individual, couple, family and group counseling in 13 subject areas: premarital, marital, divorce recovery, blended family, communication, conflict resolution, parenting, anger and stress management, spiritual, addiction, child therapy, combat and grief.

  • The 194th Armored Brigade changes command

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. David Thompson relinquished command to Col. Kevin MacWatters as the commander of the 194th Armored Brigade Wednesday during a change of command ceremony at Brave Rifles Field.

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