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  • Buffer enhances quality of life, wildlife restoration

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As land outside of Fort Benning makes way for more houses and businesses, conflicts over noise, smoke, lights and radio signal interference increases. The result is encroachment that could interfere with the post's training mission. A 7,000-acre buffer surrounds parts of Fort Benning, providing a cushion that addresses encroachment and helps conservation efforts. This land - part of the Army Compatible Use Buffer - can't be used for training and is not owned by Fort Benning, but it does help the installation continue its mission.

  • 3rd HBCT hails new commander

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENING, Ga. - Col. Johnnie L. Johnson Jr. took command of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, from Col. Pete Jones in a change of command ceremony Thursday at the National Infantry Museum parade field.

  • Facebook 'angels' named inspired leaders

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you've been on the Fort Benning Facebook page recently, you may recognize the names of a few women who patrol the site daily, answering questions and offering advice to thousands of the installation's Facebook followers: Andrea McTaggart, Rhonda Young and JoLynn Mowrer.

  • Are you a fan' Thousands tune in to Fort Benning's first-ever Town Hall via Facebook

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As social media reinvents the Web through online videos, chats and Facebook pages, Fort Benning has found a new tool in talking to troops and families.

  • Army minimizes stress suffered by victims of domestic, child abuse

    Jan 19, 2011

    On Jan. 21, eligible enlisted family members wiil begin receiving 36 months of Transitional Compensation (TC), the same as officer family members, rather than the average of 22 months of payments they formerly received. This change ensures payments are standardized for all approved applications.

  • BRAC to amplify peak moving season

    Jan 18, 2011

    This year's peak moving season is expected to be even busier than usual due to Base Realignment and Closure and officials warn that prior planning is important to avoid stress.

  • Commission to recommend lifting ban on women in combat

    Jan 18, 2011

    A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.

  • Study shows pre-deployment screening yields benefits

    Jan 18, 2011

    An Army study released today found that Soldiers who received extra behavioral-health screening prior to deployment had significantly lower rates of combat stress than those who did not.

  • TRICARE to extend dependent coverage to age 26

    Jan 18, 2011

    To ensure military families don't get left out as the new national health care reform law extends parent's health insurance to their children up to age 26, TRICARE plans to roll out its new Young Adult Program by spring and to provide an option to make coverage retroactive to Jan. 1.

  • Deployed aviation troops man state of art operations center

    Jan 17, 2011

    The setting is straight from any Hollywood imagining of a futuristic war room, if that room were in Iraq. The walls of the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division's tactical operations center are covered mostly in maps, easily the simplest technology used in the state of the art war room. The rest of the operations center is technology galore.

  • Black Hawk crews keep VIPs safe, mobile around Iraq

    Jan 17, 2011

    An Army Black Hawk helicopter company flying out of Camp Taji, Iraq, is charged with moving military and civilian VIPs between U.S. bases here.

  • The foundations of education

    Jan 13, 2011

    Lifeliners, ANA team up to provide school with desks, chairs

  • New leadership in place for Dragon battalion

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team's 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, hailed a new leader Thursday. Lt. Col. Nelson Kraft took over the position during a change of command ceremony at Kelley Hill's Sledgehammer Field. He replaces Lt. Col. Ken Harvey.

  • Tax center to open doors Jan. 20

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - With the tax filing deadline a little more than three months away, the Fort Benning tax center is offering free services to active-duty Soldiers, retirees and eligible family members beginning Jan. 20.

  • Paintball tourney Friday at the Woodlands

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Looking for something to do during the training holiday' Outdoor Recreation will host Paintball at the Woodlands Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The Woodlands entrance is located on Dublinsky Street near Dixie Road.

  • Soldier has seizure while driving, woman jumps in to help

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A trip to the Main Post PX put Likedia Martinez in the right place at the right time to save a Soldier's life Dec. 28.

  • Map lays out land study areas

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning Garrison Commander Col. Tom Macdonald released an updated map identifying the areas of land being considered for potential acquisition by the Army. The new map is more defined and also includes new areas of study located in Harris and Talbot counties.

  • CG: 'We've got to get across the finish line'

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The foundation for the long-awaited union of Infantry and Armor is in place, but Army and tricommunity leaders can't get complacent as the Maneuver Center of Excellence takes a final step toward reality, the MCoE and Fort Benning commanding general said Thursday.

  • Continuous Army innovation yields improved gunner protection

    Jan 7, 2011

    Chances are, if a warfighter has deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, they are familiar with the Objective Gunner Protection Kit, or OGPK. With more than 45,000 of these systems fielded to date, the OGPK is a standard-issue equipment piece for the Army's tactical gunner vehicles - from up-armored Humvees in Operation New Dawn in Iraq and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, as well as Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

  • Lieutenant puts hockey career on ice

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Zach McKelvie still has dreams of playing in the NHL but says he's more than happy serving his country. The 25-year-old first lieutenant, who played four years at Army and was team captain his junior and senior seasons, signed with the Boston Bruins as an undrafted free agent in July 2009 shortly after earning his commission from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. However, a change to the Department of Defense's alternative service option prior to his senior year meant he'd have to serve two years before pursuing pro hockey.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • 'Lights, camera ... IED simulator:' Safety awareness video filmed at Fort Benning

    Jan 5, 2011

    In an effort to stem accidents and keep troops from making their own simulator devices in roadside bomb training, the Army is producing a short safety awareness video set for release this summer.

  • Are the kids in control' Stop bad behavior now

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Learn how to discipline your children without arguing, yelling or spanking. Fort Benning's Family Life Center and Family Advocacy Program have partnered to offer "1-2-3 Magic," practical parenting solutions for children between the ages of 2 and 12. The parenting program, created by Dr. Thomas Phelan, will be presented by Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Wilson, a military family life chaplain and father of six.

  • From the ground up: Tree planting encourages growth of ecosystem

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The number of longleaf pine trees on Fort Benning will soon top 14.7 million. Tree planters have been working since the beginning of December to plant 1,000 acres - approximately 605,000 seedlings - of the hardy Southern pine.

  • Got questions' We've got answers so join the discussion

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning will host its first Facebook town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Ranger School graduates first Army vet tech

    Jan 5, 2011

    For the first time in the history of the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Ga., a U.S. Army veterinarian technician earned the elite Ranger Tab. Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Klagenberg, the regimental veterinarian technician for the 75th Ranger Regiment, graduated Nov. 12, from the U.S. Army Ranger Course.

  • A vision for the future: Installation Management Community

    Jan 4, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Like many others this time of year, I have been reflecting on the past 12 months and looking forward to the new year. In my professional capacity, I am focusing on the future of the Installation Management Community. Specifically, what should the Installation Management Community look like a year from now'

  • Enterprise Email

    Jan 3, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> During 2011, Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, users will reach through the network to access their email services from the Department of Defense "cloud". The Army is the first service to migrate to Enterprise Email as part of a larger DoD effort. The goal is to improve capabilities and security, while simultaneously reducing costs. The HQDA staff will be among the first Army users to migrate to the new email service. Migration refers to the automated process of copying current email and calendar data from each user's local email account to their Enterprise Email account. The process normally occurs overnight at a time coordinated with customers to minimize operational impact.

  • U.S. Army All-America Bowl - January 8, 2011

    Jan 3, 2011

    January 8, 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl tri-signed letter from the Army senior leaders.

  • Is it possible to exercise too much'

    Jan 3, 2011

    It is an accepted fact that exercise is essential for a healthy body and mind. However, is it possible to get too much exercise' Yes, when a person pushes the body too hard or too long and does not give it a chance to recover with adequate time, rest and nutrition, it can result in overtraining.

  • Peer to Peer Video Competition

    Jan 2, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> The third annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition promotes off-duty safety awareness by challenging Active Duty, Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to create original videos about topics relating to off-duty safety.

  • Face of Defense: Army artist captures life on canvas

    Dec 30, 2010

    More than two decades ago the young artist possessed a portfolio of work that could have opened the doors to any college or art school, yet becoming an Army illustrator appealed to him the most. Today, after nearly 25 years of service, Army Master Sgt. Martin Cervantez believes his decision to join the military remains the best of his career.

  • 3/1 IBCT heads downrange; largest Knox deployment since WWII

    Dec 28, 2010

    Under the watchful eyes of their commanders and noncommissioned officers, Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are heading overseas from Fort Knox, Ky., in numbers not seen here since the Second World War.

  • Army's top officer visits troops at COB Speicher for holidays

    Dec 24, 2010

  • 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' remains in effect as Gates, Mullen tackle plan

    Dec 18, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, welcomed the Senate's vote today to repeal the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, while emphasizing that the current law and policy will remain in effect until they and President Barack Obama certify the plan to implement it.

  • World War II veteran, 98, receives long awaited Bronze Star

    Dec 17, 2010

    Recognition for an act of heroism more than six decades ago during World War II finally caught up with a 98-year-old Atlanta resident Dec. 16, when the Army awarded him the Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony here in U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • 2/29 claims another Commander's Cup preseason hoops title

    Dec 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, needed three games and a triple-overtime thriller Tuesday to capture a second straight Commander's Cup Preseason Basketball Tournament crown.

  • Santa drops in

    Dec 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 17, 2010) - Fort Benning celebrated the holiday season with the annual tower lighting Friday at Eubanks Field.

  • ACAP helps Soldiers prepare for civilian life

    Dec 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 17, 2010) - The team at the Army Career and Alumni Program wants to help Soldiers transition to civilian life successfully. To do so, ACAP offers important resources and programs that will help Soldiers reach their goals.

  • NEC alters delivery method for IT services

    Dec 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's Network Enterprise Center, formerly the Directorate of Information Management, has changed the way it delivers information technology services.

  • Retention boon leads to changes

    Dec 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 17, 2010) - Soldiers planning to re-enlist may see their options reduced, according to a recent Army memorandum. The changes took effect Tuesday.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Black Hawk crews bring Iraq to a close

    Dec 16, 2010

    It was dark over Camp Taji, Iraq, by the time a pair of Army Black Hawk helicopters took off. It's better to fly that way, said one of the pilots. Even in Operation New Dawn, the Army's helicopters and their crews still face some danger from below. But while these aviators still welcome the cover of darkness, they now see a light at the end of a seven-year tunnel here. Every mission they fly brings their involvement in Iraq closer to an end.

  • Black Knights aspire to wear Ranger tabs

    Dec 15, 2010

    A West Point football player can earn Ranger tabs throughout the season by giving perfect effort among other criteria. A player who is awarded three tabs in a single season has earned a spot in the Ranger Club. Typically six to eight individuals earn this each season. The player with the most tabs for the season is awarded the "Black Lion" award in honor of Don Holleder.

  • Lt. Gen. Rick Lynch's Holiday Message

    Dec 15, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! Sarah and I extend our warmest greetings to each one of you and your families. The holiday season is a special time for the Lynch household and is an occasion to spend extra time with family and friends, reflect on the past year, and anticipate the opportunities that lie ahead.

  • 3/1 says goodbye through deployment ceremony

    Dec 13, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, held a deployment ceremony Thursday, Dec. 9, to officially case their colors and say goodbye to Fort Knox, Ky, until they reuturn in 2012.

  • USAMU in 2010: A year like no other

    Dec 13, 2010

    For the "Home of Champions," setting an unprecedented standard of excellence is no easy task. Collectively, the Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit unwavering commitment to uphold its standard of excellence led to what may have been the unit's most successful year ever since the unit's inception in 1956 across all aspects of its wide-ranging mission. In 2010, USAMU trained more Soldiers, played a crucial role in leading innovative small arms research and development initiatives, and put the very best of Army Soldier skills on display to an unmatched degree as the unit's Soldiers won more world and national championships than ever before

  • US troops lend firepower to Iraqi Army

    Dec 13, 2010

    Army scout helicopters participated in an exercise near Mosul, Iraq, Dec. 6, designed to train Iraqi ground troops on the basics of coordinating attacks from an aircraft.

  • Soldier honors fallen brother in Iraq

    Dec 13, 2010

    Story about an Army Pfc. serving in Iraq flying a flag over Tikrit where his brother was killed in 2003.

  • ANSF, coalition leaders discuss Operation Hamkari

    Dec 12, 2010

    Afghan and coalition leaders discussed in Kandahar City Dec. 9 quantifiable results of the recent partnered strategy that puts civilian reconstruction efforts first and military action second.

  • Maneuver Center takes shape

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - Army efforts to assemble the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning took a giant step forward this year, but hurdles remain before the organization becomes fully operational next September, the deputy garrison commander for transformation said Tuesday at the monthly MCoE community update.

  • Inaugural class completes Maneuver Pre-Command Course

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - Another batch of senior officers made it through Fort Benning's Pre-Command Course on Thursday, but this class made a little history.

  • 'Twin Towers' wrap up basic training

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - A set of identical twins made it through basic training this fall. In the process, they left behind a trace of confusion on Sand Hill.

  • Military working dogs uncover hidden stashes

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Dec. 10, 2010) - "Bomb" and "drug" dogs have been scouring Fort Benning this week, sniffing out explosives and illegal narcotics in barracks rooms and buildings. But it's not what you think. These dogs are military working dogs undergoing annual certification. And the drugs and explosives' They're training aids - planted by members of the 209th Military Police Detachment's military working dogs section - with just enough authenticity for the dogs to sniff them out.

  • Warrior Training Center's Air Assault Course prepares students for combat operations

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "The toughest 11 days in the Army" is a common phrase among students at Fort Benning's Air Assault School

  • Post town hall meetings to expand to Facebook

    Dec 10, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning town hall meetings are a way to have issues and concerns addressed with leadership and agencies on post. In order to provide Soldiers and their families more opportunity to do so, Fort Benning is planning its first Facebook town hall meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12.

  • A day in the life of an Army truck driver in Afghanistan

    Dec 10, 2010

    Garrett Bartlett has logged thousands of miles across barren landscapes. He carries the mail and supplies vital to the well-being of Soldiers on Forward Operating Base Connolly in Nangarhar Province.

  • Ranger posthumously awarded USASOC Medic of the Year

    Dec 8, 2010

    "Fully knowing the hazards of my chosen profession," a phrase from the Ranger Creed, but one that Sgt. Jonathan K. Peney, 22, lived and died by as a Ranger combat medic.

  • Annual military lounge opens for holidays at Atlanta's airport

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 41st annual Military Holiday Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Concourse B at gate 33 opened Dec. 7 to serve military service members and their Families for the holidays. Howard C. Butler, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and 17 of his Soldiers were invited to participate in the opening ceremony as guests from the nearest military installation to the airport. Hosted by current and retired Delta Airlines employees and their family members, the lounge is a safe haven for the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airman, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their Families who travel through the world's busiest airport each holiday season. It provides free personal hygiene items, beverages, baked goods and snacks to military service members. It is also a place where they can relax, watch a movie, listen to holiday music, and give their children a place to play games and make crafts.

  • Army nanosatellite on first flight

    Dec 8, 2010

    SMDC-ONE, the first Army-built satellite in 50 years, launches on the SpaceX Falcon 9 Dec. 8.

  • ANP officers and leaders move toward self-sufficiency

    Dec 8, 2010

    Story and photos on Afghan National Police going through training.

  • Army reviewing thousands of stop loss claims

    Dec 6, 2010

    The Army has pledged to keep claimants informed as they wait for their claims to be reviewed. Claimants will begin receiving e-mail updates outlining where case managers are working based on claim submission dates. These updates will allow claimants to know, in general terms, what claims are being reviewed and when to expect their resolution.

  • USACR/Safety Center CSM asks everyone to remain focused during holidays

    Dec 6, 2010

    USACR/Safety Center Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Eyer shares holiday safety information, tips and good wishes.

  • Army crews work behind scenes to maintain Apache helicopters

    Dec 4, 2010

    Like a NASCAR race team, half of an Apache attack helicopter crew never takes the white-knuckled ride out of the pits. The $35 million, twin-engine, missile toting Apache is designed to seat no more than it takes to get its job done, and its crew chiefs stay on the ground as the birds lift off. But like its distant, less lethal cousins in the racing world, the Apache could not fly without the efforts of its ground crew.

  • 2SCR Soldiers patrol Afghanistan

    Dec 3, 2010

    Soldiers with 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, from Vilsek, Germany, patrol Maywand District, Afghanistan.

  • Drag-racing exhibition on tap in Reynolds

    Dec 3, 2010

    Feeling the need for speed after that deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan' Then head to Silver Dollar Raceway in Reynolds, Ga., on Saturday for the Doug Foley Drag Racing Experience.

  • Engineers work overtime in Turkey Bowl

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Make it four in a row for the officers at the 11th Engineer Battalion's Turkey Bowl. The brass needed overtime but escaped with a 10-8 victory over the senior NCOs in their annual ultimate football game, played Nov. 24 in a light rain at Stewart-Watson Field.

  • Foreman: Army saved my life

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Command Sgt. Maj. James Foreman says he owes his life to the Army. The former garrison command sergeant major was destined for trouble growing up in a rough Atlanta neighborhood riddled with drugs and violence, but joining the military saved him from a dubious future and led to a distinguished three-decade career as a Soldier, he said.

  • Trees for Troops returns to Fort Benning

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Trees for Troops is returning to Fort Benning Monday for the sixth year in a row. The program, sponsored by the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx Corporation, will give away approximately 700 live Christmas trees to Soldiers and families.

  • Mortarmen hit their mark

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Mortarmen lit up the sky Wednesday around Cactus Range on Fort Benning's eastern border as they conducted a culminating live-fire event to become certified.

  • FRG helps new Army families forge friendships

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Basic training Soldiers are not the only ones creating bonds of camaraderie, their families are too, thanks to an effort by a small family readiness group to host end-of-cycle "meet and greets."

  • Tribe strives to keep traditions alive

    Dec 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas traveled to Fort Benning this week to harvest longleaf pine needles. The harvest is part of a cultural partnership with Fort Benning.

  • Military can manage 'Don't Ask' repeal

    Dec 3, 2010

    The military can deal effectively with allowing openly gay servicemembers in its ranks, leaders of a working group that studied the issue for the Defense Department told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

  • The 369th Firefighters joined a taskforce with a really big name for...A really big mission

    Dec 2, 2010

  • Army Football is bowl bound in Dallas

    Dec 1, 2010

    The Army football team has accepted its first postseason bid since 1996, securing a spot in the 2010 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas, Texas on Dec. 30.

  • Army's first community-based medical clinic now open

    Nov 30, 2010

    The first of 17 planned off-base Army medical clinics opened today outside Fort Campbell, Ky., as part of an initiative that is aiming to free up health care access for Active Duty Soldiers on installations.

  • OPSEC slips can slay Soldiers, says SMA

    Nov 30, 2010

    Sharing what seems to be even trivial information online can be dangerous to your loved one and the fellow Soldiers in their unit -- and may even get them killed.

  • Things they take to war

    Nov 30, 2010

    NOT unlike any Soldier about to deploy, the first item I packed for deployment was my lucky-charm item.

  • Army unit flies new unmanned aircraft in Iraq

    Nov 28, 2010

    An Army unit deployed to Camp Taji, Iraq, is shaping the future of the Army's unmanned aircraft systems program with a handful of its newest aircraft, the MQ-1C Gray Eagle.

  • Evolution of the M855A1 Enhanced Performance Round

    Nov 26, 2010

    Perhaps no subject is closer to the hearts of Soldiers than their weapons and ammunition. For decades, this intense interest in "guns and ammo" has sparked sharp debate over the best weapons and ammunition on the battlefield, a debate that continues to the present day.

  • Officials confirm Taliban leaders' death

    Nov 26, 2010

    NATO's International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan today confirmed the deaths of two Taliban leaders killed in recent Afghan and coalition force airstrikes, military officials reported.

  • Communications-electronics recognized as part of Army's Top 10 greatest inventions

    Nov 24, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics center received three of the Army's Greatest Invention awards that include a portable power system, a threat warning system and counter radio controlled-improvised explosive device electronic warfare, or CREW, system.

  • Joint exercise tests ability to handle active shooter incident

    Nov 24, 2010

    Every day we are faced with images and stories about violent crime. Victims are held hostage, shootings happen in supermarkets, schools and even on secure military installations. In an effort to improve and sustain 502nd ABW emergency management policies and procedures, a massive Active Shooter Exercise was held on post Nov. 17.

  • Post officials tweak traffic patterns

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Traffic pattern changes, gate upgrades and the opening of Harmony Church's Access Control Point should improve rush-hour commutes across the installation in the near future, Directorate of Emergency Services officials said Friday.

  • New top enlisted Soldier takes charge of garrison

    Nov 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning installed a new top enlisted Soldier on Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Moore took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony in the Benning Conference Center's Regimental Room.

  • Taxpayers benefit from Army's excess non-standard equipment

    Nov 24, 2010

    The Army has provided more than $4 million in excess non-standard equipment to 11 U.S. state governments since March 2010 as part of the drawdown of U.S. equipment from Iraq.

  • Army Concept Framework builds on Capstone Concept, provides strategic guidance

    Nov 23, 2010

    The Army Concept Framework provides the conceptual foundation for the development of capabilities for the future force in the 2016 to 2028 timeframe. This family of concepts examines the projected operational environment and provide strategic guidance to develop the capabilities required in support of Army modernization.

  • Airborne students take to the skies

    Nov 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Jump Week is the ultimate test for students attending the U.S. Army Airborne School. They must complete five parachute jumps from 1,250 feet, two with a combat load and one at night. Some never make it out the door.

  • Summit connects information technology leaders to solutions ahead

    Nov 19, 2010

    The general in charge of operating and defending Army networks in the Western Hemisphere challenged a gathering of more than 100 Army IT professionals from across the nation to help shape the its enterprise network efforts during a leadership summit here November 15-18.

  • Columbus Lions sign Sledgehammer Brigade Soldier

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Soldier is getting a shot at pro football. The Columbus Lions have signed offensive and defensive lineman Matt Nix to a one-year contract, head coach Jason Gibson said.

  • Hundreds turn out for 'Soldier' run

    Nov 19, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - More than 950 runners braved near-freezing temperatures to compete in the inaugural Soldier Half and Full Marathon during Veterans Day weekend.

  • Army National Guard's Ranger hopefuls battle for spot in BRC field

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's Warrior Training Center hosted an assessment Wednesday to find the best Rangers in the Army National Guard to represent the service in the 2011 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Veterans counseling center moves into new $300K facility

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Soldier Services Counseling Center celebrated its move to Building 2751 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

  • Army Service Uniform: Out with the old, in with the blue

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The fielding of the new Army Service Uniform has reached Fort Benning. In September, the 30th Adjutant General's Battalion (Reception) began issuing the blue dress uniform in place of the traditional "Army greens" to graduates of basic training and One Station Unit Training, said officials at the battalion.

  • M320 Grenade Launcher wins excellent Soldier feedback

    Nov 19, 2010

    Named a top 10 Army Greatest Invention of 2009, this new grenade launcher gives Soldiers more durability, reliability and efficiency on the battlefield.

  • Rangers get RAW to enhance performance

    Nov 18, 2010

    Through its Ranger Athlete Warrior program, the 75th Ranger Regiment uses the latest concepts in functional fitness, resilience, sports medicine and nutrition to optimize human performance within the ranks.

  • Marne Faces, Marne Places: From a veteran on Veterans Day: Thank you

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Sergeant Blake Stephens was the type of guy you wanted to go on patrol with.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight names were added to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial during a ceremony at Kelley Hill, Nov. 10.

  • Marne Division says 'farewell' to three of its leaders

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Marne Division bid adieu to three of its finest Dog Face Soldiers with a Farewell and Retreat Ceremony for Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, III, deputy commanding general-maneuver; Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, deputy commanding general-support; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey L. Andrews, division command sergeant major, Nov. 15.

  • Gates says: US must sustain military might

    Nov 17, 2010

    Even in a time of budgetary constraints, the United States must maintain its military might to address the security challenges of today and the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today. Speaking at the Wall Street Journal's CEO Council here, Gates said he is sympathetic to the challenges caused by the federal deficit, but warned against drastic cuts to the military.