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  • 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.

  • The 199th Infantry Brigade changes command

    Jul 6, 2011

    Col. Lance “Duke” Davis replaced Col. Sean McCaffrey as commander of the 199th Infantry Brigade during a change of command ceremony June 28 at Stilwell Field.

  • Fort Benning, USAMU remember Soldier during memorial at Main Post Chapel

    Jul 6, 2011

    The Fort Benning community said goodbye to one of its own Thursday in a ceremony at the Main Post chapel.

  • EFMP Respite Care: Enhancing the Quality of Life for Caregivers

    Jul 6, 2011

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Starting in July, the Exceptional Family Member Program is standardizing and streamlining the process for delivering respite care to eligible Families in need of support.

  • Combatives: Fighter gives III Corps veteran presence

    Jul 1, 2011

    On a fight night in Hawaii in 2008, a squad volunteered their platoon sergeant into the ring as a joke. But it wasn't a joke for his opponent, who ended up with a broken nose and collarbone.

  • FORSCOM Cases colors, on the move

    Jun 30, 2011

    U. S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) held it's color casing ceremony June 24 in front of it's headquarters building at Fort McPherson, Ga. FORSCOM is moving to Fort Bragg, N.C., after 38 years at the Georgia installation. Though relocating as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law, the command will continue its mission of training and preparing Soldiers for deployment, as well as assisting in natural disaster and national emergency relief. FORSCOM .

  • First cavalry scout trainees arrive at Fort Benning armor school

    Jun 30, 2011

    More than 65 recent high school graduates turned Soldiers are the first cavalry scouts to train at the Armor School on Harmony Church.

  • Post receives new garrison commander

    Jun 30, 2011

    Col. Jeremy Fletcher replaced Col. Thomas Macdonald as garrison commander June 21 in a change of command ceremony at Ridgway Hall.

  • Three Soldiers honored for counseling, retention work

    Jun 30, 2011

    FORT BENNING, GA.,-- The Career Counselor of the Year is Staff Sgt. William Cunningham of 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, while Staff Sgt. Jason Boyd of the 6th Ranger Training Battalion at Camp Rudder on Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., earned the Retention NCO of the Year award. Sgt. 1st Class Sylvia Rainer of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, MCoE, was selected as Reserve Component Career Counselor of the Year.

  • British return for Eagle Owl exercise

    Jun 30, 2011

    What has become one of the largest training exercises within Training and Doctrine Command received a new set of participants this month " with six staff members from the United Kingdom’s Stabilisation Unit. The Eagle Owl exercise places U.K. military officers in the Defence Academy’s Joint Services Command and Staff College (Land), with military officers in the Intermediate Level Education program at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. The British military officers have visited Fort Leavenworth twice a year for about four years, most recently working together to conduct a joint exercise.

  • Independence Day: A Celebration of Trust

    Jun 29, 2011

    From the beginning, America’s Army existed for the people, for the nation, and for the cause of liberty and justice. Since 1775, our Army has answered the peoples’ call from Bunker Hill to the beaches of Normandy to the mountains of Korea and the jungles of Vietnam. Your Army was there then and is now serving our nation in many places around the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. Today’s Soldiers are adding another chapter to our Army’s proud history and record of accomplishment.

  • Rest and recuperation for the troops

    Jun 29, 2011

    Servicemembers and DOD civilians are eligible for up to 15 days of uncharged leave after spending 270 days in Iraq, Afghanistan or elsewhere in CENTCOM’s area of responsibility. The vast majority of participants take government-chartered commercial flights back to the States to see Family, but some choose to take advantage of the free airfare and central location of the Middle East to travel abroad.

  • U.S. turns joint security stations over to Iraqis

    Jun 29, 2011

    Three joint security stations located in southern Iraq were signed over to the Iraqis June 19-22, 2011.

  • Army deploys microgrids in Afghanistan for ‘smart’ battlefield power

    Jun 28, 2011

    The U.S. Army, led by the Project Manager for Mobile Electric Power, or PM MEP, is installing microgrid technologies in Afghanistan as part of a groundbreaking project that could significantly lower fossil fuel consumption on the battlefield.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Expert Infantryman Badge competition

    Jun 22, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. "Over 800 infantrymen in 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division challenged their expertise during an evaluation of their skills with aspirations of earning the prestigious Expert Infantryman Badge at Joint-Base Lewis-McChord, June 13-17. At the end of the strenuous testing only 60 Soldiers were deemed expert infantrymen.

  • 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 21, 2011

    Video package of 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year competition.

  • Gates discusses way forward in Afghanistan

    Jun 20, 2011

    The Taliban must know they are beaten before they reconcile in any meaningful way, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said on CNN’s "State of the Union" program, Sunday.

  • Army moving steadily to Enterprise Email

    Jun 20, 2011

    Since February, 70,000 Army users have migrated to the Enterprise Email service.

  • Heslin, Palmer are 2011 Drill Sergeants of the Year

    Jun 17, 2011

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. - Staff Sgt. John Heslin, assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., was selected as the active duty Army 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year. Staff Sgt. Andrew Palmer, assigned to the 98th Training Division, was selected as the Army Reserve Drill Sergeant of the Year.

  • Army approves site for National Museum

    Jun 17, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh has approved a site on the North Post of Fort Belvoir, Va., for construction of the National Museum of the U.S. Army, scheduled to open in June 2015. The secretary signed the decision memo last week.

  • MCoE Soldiers take top honors at Army competitions

    Jun 17, 2011

    The “One Force, One Fight” approach was the winning combination for three Maneuver Center of Excellence Soldiers when it was announced today they won top honors in two different Army competitions.

  • I-185 construction: After years, end is in sight

    Jun 16, 2011

  • III Corps Combatives gears up for tournament

    Jun 16, 2011

    The III Corps Combatives team received help from the outside June 10, 2011, as experienced mixed martial artists Timothy Kennedy and Jason Norwood stopped by the Fort Hood fight house to help them train for the All-Army Combatives Tournament at the end of July.

  • Gateway project sees progress with arrival of statues

    Jun 16, 2011

  • Visitor passes no longer needed at post gates

    Jun 16, 2011

  • 104th Transportation Co. returns

    Jun 16, 2011

  • The Bayonet picks up awards from GPA

    Jun 16, 2011

  • MCoE boosts squad as a ‘strategic formation’

    Jun 16, 2011

  • Stop Loss Special Pay Program continues to accept claims

    Jun 15, 2011

    Army officials are hoping remaining candidates for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay take action and apply. The Army estimates a total of 120,000 Soldiers, veterans and beneficiaries may be eligible for the pay.

  • Visitor passes no longer needed at post gates

    Jun 15, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Directorate of Emergency Services has modified its Visitor Control Center operations, post officials announced. Fort Benning Police Chief Kevin Clarke said visitors are no longer required to stop and pick up a pass prior to accessing the installation.

  • MCoE boosts squad as a ‘strategic formation’

    Jun 15, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army wants to turn dismounted tactical small units into overpowering forces on the battlefield and eliminate the enemy’s comparable effectiveness at that tier. The Maneuver Center of Excellence is playing a key role in making it happen.

  • Military spouses get help with professional licenses

    Jun 13, 2011

    A Defense Department organization is making it easier for military spouses to maintain professional licenses as they move from state to state.

  • Planning is the key if moving during peak moving season

    Jun 13, 2011

    The Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's Personal Property Directorate, responsible for the DOD’s household goods moving program, wants servicemembers to know a successful move during this peak time is certainly possible with proper planning.

  • Fort Benning Soldier competes in the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    Jun 13, 2011

    Staff Sgt. John Heslin, Drill Sgt. for D Company, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, is representing the Maneuver Center in the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition.

  • Drill Sgt. of the Year 2011 head and shoulders photos

    Jun 12, 2011

    Head and shoulders photos of competitors of the 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition. Learn more about them here: http://www.army.mil/drillsergeant/competitors.html

  • Middle school students compete for national honors in Army’s annual STEM competition

    Jun 9, 2011

    Sixteen middle school teams from across the country travel to Washington, D.C., June 20-24, to vie for national honors in eCYBERMISSION, an Army-sponsored Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition.

  • Chief of Infantry bids farewell to Benning

    Jun 8, 2011

    Tapped to deploy: Brig. Gen. Owens departs for Iraq to assist in country's transition

  • Determination keeps Ranger on the 'line'

    Jun 8, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Joe Kapacziewski was deployed to Afghanistan when he learned he was one of two recipients of this year's Freedom Award. Gen. Raymond Odierno, commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and President Barack Obama's pick to be the next Army chief of staff, was the other. Presented by No Greater Sacrifice in Washington, D.C., May 24, the award recognizes service members who have dedicated their lives to defending freedom wherever duty calls. Past recipients include Col. David Sutherland, 2008, Gen. David Petraeus, 2009, and Gen. James Conway, 2010. Kapacziewski, a platoon sergeant with 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, is the first enlisted Soldier to receive the award.

  • First Armor BOLC slated to begin

    Jun 8, 2011

    First Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning starts Thursday

  • Army meets public over expansion plans

    Jun 8, 2011

  • Fort Benning hosts cadet leadership camp

    Jun 8, 2011

  • MCoE changes motorcycle safety policy

    Jun 8, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence has adopted a new motorcycle safety policy requiring all military riders at Fort Benning to go through mandatory training, even if they never bring the bike on post.

  • Indianhead Village Center opens

    Jun 8, 2011

  • A gesture from the heart

    Jun 2, 2011

    GONAIVES, Haiti - What motivated the United States to send its Army engineers to Haiti to help?

  • Soldier saves two from fire

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Spc. Jerry Torres of the 209th Military Police Detachment put his life on the line May 22 to save two residents during a fire in Battle Park, located off Arrowhead Road on Fort Benning.

  • Firefighters prevent spread of home fire

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- For the McAllisters, old family photos were at the forefront of their thoughts. Irreplaceable mementos they thought would go up in smoke following a home fire on Fort Benning that ignited a neighbor’s apartment two weeks ago.

  • Be prepared if disaster strikes

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Fort Benning tests its “giant voice” mass warning notification system at noon Saturday to help residents prepare for tornado and hurricane seasons.

  • Home of future Armor and Cavalry Museum marked

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Groundbreaking remains a few years away, but Fort Benning has christened the site of the future National Armor and Cavalry Museum. Post leaders and several VIPs attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday at the two tank display pads on Benning Boulevard at what will become an entrance to the museum coming here as part of the Armor School’s move from Fort Knox, Ky.

  • Gulf War tribute kicks off Memorial Day weekend

    Jun 1, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Two decades ago, U.S. and coalition forces shoved Iraq out of Kuwait in relatively rapid fashion to claim an overwhelming victory in the Gulf War. The first national ceremony honoring the 382 American men and women who gave their lives took place Thursday.

  • Toby Keith draws thousands to Fort Benning

    May 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " It was a packed house Sunday night at Wetherby Field. Thousands parked chairs and picnic blankets at Fort Benning’s concert site to watch country music star Toby Keith perform during a Memorial Day weekend tribute to the armed forces.

  • Crash vehicles upgrade aircraft-rescue response

    May 31, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Fort Benning first responders debuted new crash vehicles this month to respond to aircraft-rescue firefighting.

  • New headquarters building starts new chapter for TRADOC

    May 25, 2011

    JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. (May 24, 2011) - Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and McKinley L. Price, mayor of Newport News, Va., provided remarks at the TRADOC Headquarters ribbon cutting and memorialization ceremony here today.

  • 2011 Memorial Day message from Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC commander

    May 25, 2011

    TRADOC Team: Allow me to take this opportunity to reiterate how pleased I am to be able to stand the post with you one last time here at historic Fort Monroe. Jill and I are fortunate to once again join the TRADOC family, and we thank you for the heartwarming welcome. Like most Americans, I look forward to the 2011 Memorial Day weekend and all the activities announcing the start of summer. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who died in our Nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. It’s difficult to prove conclusively the origins of the day, and is more likely that it had many separate beginnings. It is not important who was the very first; what is important is that Memorial Day was established. What is important is that at each of these towns and at every gathering, people tapped into the human need to honor our fallen warriors. What is important is that Memorial Day is about reconciliation and about coming together as a Nation to honor those who gave their all. I ask that as you plan your Memorial Day activities, take time to pay homage to… "those in past and present wars who have given their lives in the name of freedom and democracy, for they paid the ultimate price; "those deployed in harm’s way bravely standing the post and fighting for freedom around the world, they are securing our liberties; "our Wounded Warriors, for they know all too well that to serve can often mean great personal sacrifice. May God bless them and their families, and may God bless the United States of America. Robert W. Cone General, U.S. Army

  • Purple Heart OK’d for concussions, mild TBI

    May 25, 2011

    Army Secretary John McHugh has approved a policy allowing Soldiers to receive the Purple Heart for concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries not resulting in loss of consciousness.

  • Building Strong Bonds: 3rd HBCT couples work on marriages, emotional resiliency at retreat

    May 25, 2011

    Strong Bonds program helps teach resiliency. Couples use Panama City, Fla., retreat to strengthen marriages.

  • 2011 Drill Sergeant of the Year Competition

    May 25, 2011

    The Army's top six drill sergeants from across the nation will gather at Fort Jackson, S.C. Jun. 13-17 to compete for the title of 2011 U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year (DSOY).

  • Georgia Tech researchers examine foreign UAS

    May 25, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Georgia Tech Research Institute officials were here May 12-13 for another peek at a foreign-made unmanned aircraft system built with off-the-shelf commercial parts.

  • We Got Him! author returns to Fort Benning

    May 25, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. " Long before the fall of Osama bin Laden, another polarizing Middle East figure fell to U.S. forces " Saddam Hussein.

  • Resilience App set for release

    May 25, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - An online program aimed at strengthening Soldiers’ resolve and behavioral health skill sets in pursuit of their objectives will debut Wednesday. The Resilience App features a multitude of resources to help service members, Army civilians and family members optimize performance, build strong minds and bodies, and develop better coping mechanisms for traumatic events.

  • Toby Keith to rock crowds Memorial Day weekend

    May 25, 2011

    Coming off his ninth USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East, Toby Keith is still performing for troops, this time at the home of Infantry and Armor.

  • Prescribed burns under way

    May 24, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Environmental Management Division's Land Management Branch is fighting fire with fire - literally. The Directorate of Public Works agency has ignited its annual round of prescribed burns in post training areas. They're needed to maintain longleaf pine forests, control vegetation in the understory and reduce fuel sources for potentially catastrophic wildfires, said Land Management Branch chief James Parker. It's also an important tool in managing the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker habitat. On average, the impact areas are burned every two to three years, totaling about 30,000 to 40,000 acres of upland pine forests annually, he said. Most controlled burns on Fort Benning occur between December and June. Read more: http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/2011/03/01/1480281/prescribed-burns-under-way.html#ixzz1NHetvJpd

  • U.S. Army builds on 'Army Strong' campaign with new advertising

    May 24, 2011

    The U.S. Army is introducing its latest extension of "Army Strong" through its newest advertising campaign, "Symbol of Strength."

  • The basics of sustainment

    May 23, 2011

    Sustainment Week affords leaders from around the Army an opportunity to gather yearly to talk about issues, gain valuable insights and discuss the future of the sustainment community. This year's conference kicked off May 9 with a common theme of 'getting back to the basics.'

  • Warrant Officers Look To The Future

    May 23, 2011

    Warrant Officers are the technical experts of their fields, often called upon to provide the knowledge required to successfully complete tough missions.

  • Army orders unit commanders to comply with Army Substance Abuse Program

    May 20, 2011

  • Registration continues for MCOE combatives

    May 18, 2011

    The 197th Infantry Brigade, 192nd Infantry Brigade and 198th Infantry Brigade are among the units with the most participants already registered for the 2011 Maneuver Center of Excellence Modern Army Combatives Tournament, which will be held Friday at Smith Fitness Center. Fifty-four participants are registered as of Wednesday. Registration ends Thursday and all competitors will be weighed in the same day.

  • Four Soldiers honored with building dedication

    May 18, 2011

    Four fallen Soldiers were honored Saturday in a 2nd Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, building dedication ceremony on Sand Hill. Three training barracks and a battalion headquarters were named in honor of Capt. Gerry Harr, Lt. Col. George Marshall, Capt. Richard Knight Jr., and Sgt. 1st Class Jason Bishop

  • Runners prepare to race across Georgia

    May 18, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Runners are gearing up for the 3rd annual Run For The Heroes to benefit the Columbus-based House of Heroes. Ten military relay teams are signed up to run, with seven coming from Fort Benning.

  • Soldiers take part in Braves-Phillies festivities

    May 18, 2011

    Fort Benning played a role in Major League Baseball's fifth annual Civil Rights Game on Sunday at Turner Field, while a Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier stepped out of the dugout as the day's "Hometown Hero."

  • Double amputee happy to fill NCO leader role

    May 18, 2011

    Sgt. 1st Class Ray Castillo's 10th combat deployment with the 75th Ranger Regiment resulted in a life-changing event on the dusty battlefield of northern Iraq. Today, he's a double amputee, but is set to graduate next week from Fort Benning's seven-week Maneuver Senior Leaders Course.

  • USAMU hosts Olympic hopefuls

    May 18, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - France's Pierre Edmond Piasecki fired first. Niccolo Campriani of Italy took a deep breath, let off his stance and gave a smile to the crowd Monday as he prepared to fire his last shot of the Men's Air Rifle final in the 2011 International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup, which the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is hosting this week.

  • Ostrander shares story of tragedy, resiliency

    May 18, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Leslie Ostrander knows about resilience. At age 4, Ostrander was paralyzed from the waist down in a fatal car accident on a county road between Columbus and Auburn, Ala., that killed her grandmother and injured her mother.

  • Army publishes draft Environmental Impact Statement

    May 18, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army published a draft Environmental Impact Statement Friday concerning the comprehensive study of the impact Fort Benning's Training Land Expansion Program may have on local economies and the environment.

  • Special Forces vet reflects on 63-year Army career

    May 17, 2011

    Arif R. Zaky will retire at a May 24 luncheon at the APG-North recreation center. By his accounting, he will have completed 63 years, 5 months and 13 days of federal service. He is 80 years and 8 months old.

  • Honoring the past while planning for tomorrow

    May 13, 2011

    The ordnance Soldier creed states, "I will utilize every available talent and means to ensure that superior mobility, fire power, and communications are advantages enjoyed by the United States Army over its enemies." These words were the foundation for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' celebration of 199 years of excellence, professionalism and ordnance during their 2011 Ordnance Week, held here May 2 - 5.

  • Soldiers try new PT test at Benning

    May 12, 2011

    The Army's new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning Soldiers this week as part of the service's pilot program.

  • Army wife sheds light on education

    May 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - An Army wife who recently moved here as part of the Armor School arrival wants to bring more attention to spouse educational opportunities and hurdles. Alicia Hayes, an online adjunct professor of education for Park University, completed a quantitative study last year on the educational needs of Army spouses during deployment and nondeployment cycles.

  • Soldiers' artwork salvaged from Sand Hill 'starship'

    May 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Bob Gehricke has a special gift for his son's birthday this summer: a large skull surrounded by bullet holes painted on a double-door. While going through Infantry one station unit training in 2009, Jared Gehricke and two battle buddies from 2nd Platoon, B Company, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, completed the rendering on the entrance to their barracks bay at Sand Hill.

  • Facebook page puts 'death row' pets in spotlight

    May 11, 2011

    pet-lovers, it's an emotional issue. For animal control facilities, it's an economic one: what to do with the nearly 7,000 dogs and cats dumped at the city's Animal Care and Control Center every year'

  • Rangers roll in post competition

    May 11, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Ranger Training Brigade dominated Fort Benning's NCO and Soldier of the Year competitions Friday.

  • Fort Benning's top drill sergeant named

    May 11, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Staff Sgt. John Heslin was named the Drill Sergeant of the Year Friday after squaring off against Fort Benning's top drill sergeants in a weeklong competition.

  • NFL contingent comes to Fort Benning

    May 11, 2011

    Lockout or no lockout, the NFL made an appearance on post last week. Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith, former Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick, and ex-players Spencer Tillman, Randy Cross and Jim Miller visited Soldiers here as part of Ron Barr's Sports Byline USA tour. The nationally syndicated sports-talk radio host broadcast a two-hour show live Friday afternoon from the Sand Hill Recreation Center.

  • Snipers take aim at 'interoperability'

    May 9, 2011

    They are some of the most lethal Soldiers in the world. And they are woven of a tight-knit fabric unlike the rest of us. Their bond transcends nationality and knows no service branch, no language barrier, no particular army. At least that's the indication from the 12 German and five American snipers sharpening their skills together and trading best practices during a recent three-week sniper training course here. The combined training, organized by both German and American Army officials, brings together the two groups at the infantry school, or Infanterieschule - the only one in all of Germany and located just 30 kilometers west of the U.S. Army garrison in Schweinfurt.

  • BEAMS system improves weapon-pointing accuracy

    May 9, 2011

  • Ground broken on MACH replacement

    May 4, 2011

  • MCoE opens registration for combatives tourney

    May 4, 2011

    MCoE combatives tournament is May 20. Combatives brings out warrior ethos, confidence in self.

  • Two Soldiers honored at memorial

    May 4, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A memorial and dedication ceremony was held Wednesday on Kelley Hill for two Soldiers killed during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Captain presumed dead by comrades alive, recognized for heroism after 43 years

    May 4, 2011

    The men of 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment assumed Capt. Jay C. Copley was dead after they watched him be evacuated from Vietnam 40 years ago, until they noticed his name wasn't on the Vietnam Wall. Copley stood in front of his comrades, family members, and distinguished guests to receive the Distinguished Service Cross at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

  • Severe weather doesn't deter homecoming

    May 4, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 598th Maintenance Company arrived home just ahead of a powerful tornado outbreak that swept across Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia. Nearly 120 Soldiers returned Wednesday evening from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, when the storm system moved south toward the tricommunity area.

  • New fiscal reality, same commitment to Soldiers, Families

    May 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - A fundamentally different fiscal reality. We will be hearing some variation of that phrase from Army leaders for a long time to come. The Army's budget is smaller than it has been in previous years, and it will get smaller still. However, a different fiscal reality does not change the reality of what we owe to Soldiers and Families for their service and sacrifice. The Army's commitment to Soldiers and Families remains as strong as ever.

  • Military recognizes role of spouses

    May 3, 2011

    Today is being set aside to recognize the wives and husbands of more than one million active-duty servicemembers, Guardsmen and Reservists.

  • U.S. kills bin Laden in intelligence-driven operation

    May 2, 2011

    An intelligence-driven U.S. operation in Pakistan killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden yesterday, President Barack Obama announced in a nationally televised address from the White House late last night.

  • Troops in Afghanistan watch news about Osama Bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

    U.S. Servicemembers watch on television as President Barack Obama talks about the details of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, inside the USO at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 2, 2011.

  • Gen. Robert W. Cone assumes command of TRADOC

    Apr 29, 2011

    FORT MONROE, Va. - Gen. Robert W. Cone assumed command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command in a ceremony today on Fort Monroe, Va. Earlier this morning, Cone was promoted from lieutenant general to general in a ceremony in the Chamberlin Hotel on Fort Monroe, prior to becoming the 14th commanding general of TRADOC.

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Apr 28, 2011

    Active duty and Active Guard Reserve lieutenant colonels and majors interested in becoming professors of military science need to have their master's or higher degree by May 31, 2011, to be considered for positions in the August board at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • DoD Issues Purple Heart standards for brain injury

    Apr 28, 2011

    U.S. servicemembers have long been eligible to receive the Purple Heart Medal for the signature wounds of the current wars -- mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions -- but now there is more clarity on how medical criteria for the award are applied, Defense Department officials said yesterday.

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