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  • Rangers remembered

    Oct 21, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The names of 230 fallen Rangers were added to the National Ranger Memorial in a ceremony Friday attended by family members, widows and dignitaries including GEN(R) Barry McCaffrey, adjunct faculty member at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., and an analyst for NBC News, MG Michael Ferriter, Fort Benning and Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, and MG(R) Ken Leuer, a former Fort Benning commander.

  • Army sees potential in adaptive battlefield network

    Oct 21, 2010

    Maneuvering through thick woods, in rugged terrain or in urban confines, soldiers risk losing radio connectivity and the ability to communicate.

  • M1A1 Abrams transfer marks significant milestone

    Oct 20, 2010

    Iraqi and U.S. senior leaders gathered at Camp Iraqi Hero to commemorate the Iraqi Army's expanding inventory of M1A1 Abrams tanks, increasing its conventional defensive capabilities.

  • Germans celebrate reunification

    Oct 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Post leaders came together Tuesday evening to celebrate German Unity Day, marking the 20th anniversary of the nation's reunification.

  • Snipers vy for 'Best of Best' during annual competition

    Oct 18, 2010

    The world's best snipers congregated at Fort Benning, Ga., during the 10th annual International Sniper Competition. A total of 34 two-man teams competed for the title of 'world's best.'

  • Release of Protected Health Information

    Oct 18, 2010

    If you seek help from the troop medical clinic for a medical condition, will your commander be told about your condition' Could this be embarrassing for you, perhaps even damage your career or lead to disciplinary action' Such concerns can lead a Soldier to avoid medical care, perhaps until a condition becomes a serious health hazard.

  • Cybersecurity: Every user can be a first line of defense online

    Oct 18, 2010

    October is National Cyber Awareness Month. Cyberspace is an important domain and is vital to our way of life.

  • Army Best Warrior Competition under way

    Oct 18, 2010

    Twenty-four of the Army's finest Warriors, representing 12 commands from across the Army, have gathered at Fort Lee, Va., to compete in the 2010 Best Warrior Competition.

  • BCTC takes on influx of Iraqi Army recruits

    Oct 17, 2010

    A great number of young men in Iraq are risking their lives just to apply for admission into the Iraqi Army.

  • Picatinny lands 3 of the Army's 10 greatest inventions of 2009

    Oct 15, 2010

    Three technologies developed at Picatinny Arsenal were named among the 10 greatest Army inventions for 2009, according to a recent announcement released by the Army.

  • Legal Assistance Office earns 'Silver Star' of ABA awards

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For the first time since a devastating fire 20 months ago, the post's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate is back under one roof. The considerable efforts it took to reach that point were acknowledged this summer when the American Bar Association presented the Fort Benning Legal Assistance Office with the 2009 Legal Assistance for Military Personnel Distinguished Service Award.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab evaluates modified rear sight for MK19

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Maneuver Battle Lab just wrapped up a weeklong evaluation of a modified rear sight for the MK19 40mm grenade machine gun, comparing its effectiveness to the current version from mounted and dismounted platforms.

  • Team award renamed Lacerda Cup

    Oct 12, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The team championship at the U.S. Army Combatives Tournament was renamed the Lacerda Cup in tribute to a Ranger and former champion who passed away earlier this year.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • The Army's top fighters: More than 450 Soldiers clash in sixth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tour

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The field expanded by 30 percent to a record high at the sixth annual U.S. Army Combatives Tournament. Officials said the talent pool grew right along with it. More than 450 Soldiers from installations around the world clashed over three straight days at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to host U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 8, 2010

    More than 50 robotics companies from across the country will display their technologies during the 2010 U.S. Army Robotics Rodeo at Fort Benning's McKenna MOUT Site Oct. 12-15. The rodeo will be co-hosted by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center - or TARDEC - based in Warren, Mich.

  • Medal of Honor recipient enshrined in Hall of Heroes

    Oct 8, 2010

    A day after Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's Family accepted the posthumously-awarded Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, the noncommissioned officer was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, before a standing-room-only audience.

  • Final Sledgehammer flight returns: CSM redeploys with 3rd HBCT for final time

    Oct 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As he stepped of the plane that had returned to Fort Benning from Iraq, Command Sgt. Maj. James Pearson, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, had many things he was proud of. He just completed his second and final tour in Iraq as the command sergeant major of the 3rd HBCT, and he saw his Soldiers and that country transform since going there as part of "The Surge" in 200

  • Sill shines at all-Army tournament

    Oct 7, 2010

    Capt. Jason Norwood's superior ground game enabled him to win a unanimous decision over Jacob South, from Fort Douglas, Utah, to take the cruiserweight division Oct. 3 at the U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • As mission shifts in Iraq, support strikes balance

    Oct 7, 2010

    As the U.S. mission shifts from combat to supporting and advising the Iraqi forces, Army Team C4ISR leaders say their support responsibilities will remain constant until all U.S. troops are safely out of the country.

  • Army begins phase two of five-year study on suicide, prevention

    Oct 7, 2010

    This fall the Army, in collaboration with the National Institute of Mental Health, will begin surveying about 90,000 active-duty Soldiers to collect data for the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service Members.

  • It's 'Black Seven' up for the Iraqi Army; now that's refreshing

    Oct 6, 2010

    "Black Seven" is a problem solver. He wakes before zero-dark-thirty every morning. He drives across the street from his Containerized Housing Unit to the Iraqi Army training site. He talks with the Iraqis and is neighborly in his approach. He jokes; he listens to problems and offers advice. Sometimes he stays into the black night for chai.

  • Headquarters IMCOM moves to San Antonio

    Oct 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command headquarters officially transferred from Arlington, Va., to San Antonio, Texas, during the public uncasing of its unit colors Tuesday.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Installation directorates of logistics transfer from IMCOM to AMC

    Oct 4, 2010

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Army installation directorates of logistics transferred operational control from Installation Management Command to Army Materiel Command Oct. 1, with AMC's Army Sustainment Command being responsible for management and oversight of the installation logistics mission.

  • Top of Iraq run helps Soldiers track training for TF Marne 10-Miler

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mission ends with 4 detainees, ammo cache

    Oct 2, 2010

    During an Iraqi Army led cordon and search in the Rashaad Valley near Kirkuk, Iraq, nearly 50 IA soldiers with 2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion of the 15th Brigade, discovered a cache with more than 800 rounds of heavy machine gun ammo buried throughout a field and detained four suspects, Sept. 25.

  • A new dawn for women's education in Salah ad Din province

    Oct 2, 2010

  • Scientists, engineers eye 2010 Robotics Rodeo

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning are bracing for an invasion of robots. The 2010 Robotics Rodeo will be staged on post Oct. 12-15 at the McKenna Urban Operations Complex.

  • Physical Readiness Training standards take shape

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers around the Army are taking a fresh approach to PT, following a formal overhaul earlier this year of the service's physical fitness program. Field Manual 21-20 has been replaced by Training Circular 3-22.20, known as Physical Readiness Training, which features techniques designed to improve conditioning and help prevent injuries.

  • 'Wolfhounds' hit the mat

    Sep 30, 2010

    Four 'Wolfhound' Soldiers begin their participation in the U.S. Army Combatives Tournament tomorrow at Fort Benning, Ga., representing the 25th Infantry Division.

  • MCoE change of command announced

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of the Army announced Thursday that MG Robert Brown will become the new commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning.

  • 789th EOD returns home

    Sep 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's bomb disposal experts returned home early Wednesday morning from a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

  • Gunnery training goes digital

    Sep 30, 2010

    Bradley Fighting Vehicle and tank crews from the Maneuver Center of Excellence fired on the Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex this week as part of a government acceptance test, one of the final tasks to complete before the complex is ready for Soldier training.

  • Combatants off to Army tournament

    Sep 30, 2010

    A group of Soldiers left Fort Sill the last week of Sept. intent to combat and come out victorious over a host of adversaries equally determined to subdue their opponents. The Soldiers are bound for the Army Invitational Combatives Championship, a three-day tournament at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • D6 Sends: Safety

    Sep 30, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - As Commanding General of Installation Management Command, the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management and the co-chair of the Services and Infrastructure Core Enterprise, my installation management and safety responsibilities extend beyond the boundaries of IMCOM.

  • Commentary:You're doing what to MyCAA'

    Sep 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense Military Career Advancement Account for spouses changed drastically ... and rapidly, affecting spouses everywhere who were beginning or advancing their education and careers. More specifically, the MyCAA program, which initially granted $6,000 to any spouse of a military service member completing prep courses, certifications, trainings and degree programs, is now only offering $4,000 with a cap or 2k per year to spouses of service members and activated Reservists in certain pay grades and only those spouses completing professional certifications, licensures or two-year associate degrees.

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • A final mission with lasting impact

    Sep 29, 2010

    As Soldiers of the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division prepared to leave the five provinces in southern Iraq they have been responsible for, there was still one last mission to complete. In coordination with supporters at Brookstone School in Columbus, Ga., Phenix City, Ala., and Fort Benning, Ga., the Soldiers dropped off donated shoes to the children of Iraq.

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Army's senior enlisted Soldier visits COB Speicher

    Sep 28, 2010

  • "God, I Thank you I'm an Airborne Engineer"

    Sep 28, 2010

    Each year, Airborne Engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division, commemorate this historic event by holding their own "Crossing the Waal" at McKeller's Lake. But, this year was special because it was the first in nearly three years that all the engineer companies from the four Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division were able to attend, due to deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month ignites history, dance lessons

    Sep 28, 2010

    Sombreros surrounded the tops of tables and balloons advertised a "fiesta!" at the main dining facility's overflow room at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Sept. 25. Soldiers and civilians celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through cultural education and entertainment.

  • Blackhorse infantrymen vie for coveted EIB

    Sep 27, 2010

    More than 200 infantrymen from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment participated in the EIB testing, at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif. Sept. 20-24. The Soldiers were tested on their knowledge of the infantry skill set to earn the right to wear the EIB.

  • Rule of Law conference focuses on police primacy, future of Iraq's security

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Soldiers, families not alone after deployment

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - When Soldiers returning from deployment exit the aircraft at Lawson Army Airfield and march through the doors into Freedom Hall, their families aren't the only people they see. The USO, American Red Cross, Operation Homefront Georgia, and Association of the United States Army are among the community support organizations that rally every time there's a troop movement through the Fort Benning terminal.

  • No monkey business: 'The Gorilla' strikes fear, respect in 3rd HBCT football players

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team is using a strength, conditioning and agility coach to help get ready for its Oct. 28 tackle football game against Columbus State University's club team. And the players say she can be a real beast.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Riders Beware: Death highlights the importance of motorcycle safety training

    Sep 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After two motorcycle crashes claimed the lives of two Soldiers in recent weeks, experts want to make sure motorcyclists are doing all they can to stay safe by riding defensively and brushing up on safety skills.

  • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge

    Sep 23, 2010

    True grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.

  • Army's top fighters to compete in tourney

    Sep 23, 2010

    Today is the final day to sign up for the 2010 Army Combatives Championship. The tournament, sponsored by the U.S. Army Combatives School and the Maneuver Center, is Thursday through Oct. 3.

  • Branch senior NCO discusses Army Aviation future

    Sep 23, 2010

    The senior NCO of the Aviation Branch took time on Sept. 21 to answer Soldiers' questions and brief them on the future of the Branch.

  • Vice chief: Army needs to address PTS, TBIs

    Sep 23, 2010

    The Army needs a significant cultural change so Soldiers who need behavioral health services and treatment will seek care, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Peter Chiarelli told Fort Hood's Health Promotion Council Tuesday at III Corps. Wendy Lakso, III Corps and Fort Hood health promotion officer, said the council, an asset of Army Public Health, integrates medical, tactical and garrison assets on the installation to address public and behavioral health concerns.

  • Hold the batteries! Benet Labs engineers awarded "round counter" patent

    Sep 21, 2010

    With each round fired from a mortar or a gun tube, the weapon inches closer to its demise. When each round is fired, damage accumulates in the tube. Reach a certain threshold and the tube may fail. "It could be catastrophic," said Mark Johnson, electronics engineer with the Benet Laboratories, Armament Technologies Division at the Watervliet Arsenal in N.Y.

  • Inspector General assists redeploying TF Marne brigades

    Sep 20, 2010

  • Chilean gets unexpected life in states

    Sep 18, 2010

  • It's all a learning experience, one Soldier's career path

    Sep 18, 2010

    As the second youngest Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, Pfc. Nanalee Litzsinger has held more full time jobs than most young people her age.

  • Single Soldiers back from Iraq get 'special welcome home'

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Family readiness groups, local businesses and the tricommunity have teamed to make sure single Soldiers returning from Iraq with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team find a little touch of home in their barracks rooms at Kelley Hill.

  • National champion sets sights on top Soldier competition

    Sep 17, 2010

    Sgt. Sherri Jo Gallagher set high goals for 2010. To say she met them is an understatement. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier recently won the National High Power Rifle Championship, is on the brink of competing to be the Army Soldier of the Year and relishes every moment serving her country.

  • Combatives 'bleeds' into job

    Sep 17, 2010

    The discipline, fitness, and fearlessness required to be an effective Soldier are being trained at Basra through Modern Army Combatives.

  • Senior enlisted look to fortify numbers

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Training upgrades and NCO development were key topics in this year's Senior NCO Program, held annually in conjunction with the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Combating the stigma of suicide: An Army story

    Sep 16, 2010

    Losing a Soldier to battle is tough. When that Soldier is your son, it's devastating. But losing two Soldiers, two sons, to different battles rocks a man to his core. Major General Mark Graham and his wife, Carol, shared their personal story of tragedy during the Suicide Prevention Luncheon held Sept. 10 at the Fort Bragg Club. For the Grahams, breaking the silence is an initial step in overcoming suicidal stigmas in a culture designed to be Army strong. In 2003, weeks before their youngest son committed suicide and months before their oldest son would die in combat - the Grahams thought they had the perfect Family of five.

  • Schwarzenegger to troops: 'You are the true action heroes'

    Sep 15, 2010

    YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger thanked U.S. troops and their families during a rally here Sept. 15.

  • President's new video encourages troops to claim 'stop loss' pay

    Sep 15, 2010

    The White House, Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs jointly released a new web video today in which President Obama encourages active-duty troops and veterans to apply for special retroactive stop-loss pay, if entitled.

  • Army captains, junior NCOs discuss changes to initial entry training

    Sep 15, 2010

    Company commanders, first sergeants, drill sergeants, and platoon sergeants gathered for the Initial Entry Training Leadership Forum September 8 through 10 in Newport News, Va. to address issues and provide an opportunity to share insight into their units.

  • Infantry leaders sharpen training tactics to meet battlefield demands

    Sep 15, 2010

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Integrated, interactive training is transforming the force for the modern battlefield. In his Infantry Branch update Tuesday at the Infantry Warfighting Conference, BG Bryan Owens, chief of Infantry and commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School, cited ways the school is applying the Army Learning Concept to develop Soldiers and leaders with the tools "they need to survive, be successful and win on the battlefield."

  • General discusses road ahead in Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2010

    As U.S. casualties mount in Afghanistan, the coalition will grow to more than 140,000 troops by the end of the year to help tackle an array of complex issues facing the war-torn country, a top Army official with ISAF's joint command said Tuesday at the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Medal of Honor webcast with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta

    Sep 15, 2010

    Tune in to a live webcast feed of a Medal of Honor briefing with Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta at 12:30 EST.

  • Farmers helping train troops for Afghanistan

    Sep 15, 2010

    Soldiers who will deploy to Afghanistan this fall with the Indiana Agribusiness Development Team are using the expertise of farmers from across the state to prepare for their mission.

  • Trainer sees positive trends in Afghan Army

    Sep 15, 2010

    The quantity and quality of officers, noncommissioned officers and recruits in the Afghan army is rising, the deputy commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan said this week.

  • Joint-service teamwork yields award-winning TNT alternative

    Sep 13, 2010

    The recent success story at Picatinny to research and qualify a new, safer explosive to replace TNT is one example of how teamwork and collaboration can help provide a life-saving product to the warfighter as quickly as possible.

  • Sgt. Cadavius Summerall knows the value of service

    Sep 11, 2010

  • 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference set for 13-15 Sept.

    Sep 10, 2010

    The 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference will take place Sept. 14-15 at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Ga.

  • 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament registration ongoing

    Sep 10, 2010

    Registration is ongoing for the 2010 U.S. Army Championship Combatives Tournament. The tournament will take place at the Paul R. Smith Fitness Center Oct. 1-3, 2010, and is hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the U.S Army Combatives School.

  • Thurman Patriot Day speech honors 9/11 victims and Soldiers demonstrating nation's resolve

    Sep 9, 2010

    Gen James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the keynote address during a solemn Patriot Day ceremony at Fort McPherson, Ga. He honored the victims of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorist attacks and commended America's Soldiers who have demonstrated this nation's resolve to beat the perpetrators of oppression. He said, "None of us knows exactly the sacrifices that might lie ahead. But what is certain is the outcome. We will win!"

  • Army leaders prep for Infantry Warfighting Conference

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Army leaders from around the globe will gather in Columbus next week for the 2010 Infantry Warfighting Conference. The annual forum is scheduled for Monday through Wednesday at the Columbus Georgia Convention and Trade Center.

  • Family of Infantrymen reconnect at Fort Benning

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - John, Patrick and Tim Intile are brothers-in-arms, literally. The siblings are Infantrymen and all are currently at Fort Benning.

  • 2010 Doughboy recipients named, induction Sept. 14

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING. Ga. - MG(R) Jerry White and CSM(R) Andrew McFowler are the 2010 recipients of the Doughboy Award, to be presented Sept. 14 in conjunction with the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Task Force Marne Soldiers reflect on 9/11

    Sep 9, 2010

    Four 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers recall their thoughts after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C., and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania, when passengers determined their jet would be used to attack another target.

  • New Commanding General takes charge of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 9, 2010

    Brig. Gen. LaWarren Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater) from Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper during a ceremony at Fort Gordon's Barton Parade Field Pavilion Sept. 8.

  • Afghanistan OP defense leads to Army's second-highest decoration

    Sep 8, 2010

    Only 20 of more than 1.5 million troops who have deployed in the war on terrorism earned the Distinguished Service Cross. Now a Fort Benning-based Soldier can be added to the list.

  • Patterson Assumes Command of 7th Signal Command

    Sep 7, 2010

    Brigadier General LaWarren V. Patterson assumed command of 7th Signal Command (Theater), Sept. 8, 2010 during a ceremony at Fort. Gordon, Ga.

  • Border mission 'not unique' for Guardsmen

    Sep 7, 2010

    Almost 1,100 National Guard members are on duty on the Southwest border performing a mission that is very familiar to many of them.

  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Online Inbox

    Sep 6, 2010

    <b> What is it' </b> On Sept. 2 the Army launched a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Online Inbox on Army Knowledge Online available to Soldiers worldwide. The purpose of the inbox is to provide Soldiers the opportunity to share their comments and opinions on how repeal of Don't Ask, Don't tell law might affect military and family readiness, effectiveness, unit cohesion, and recruiting and retention.

  • Iraqi Air Force College academy returns to COB Speicher

    Sep 6, 2010

    Sgt. Ry Norris provides a news story detailing the move of the Iraqi Air Force academy back to its historical home at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Soldiers take different paths to 75th Ranger Regiment

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SGT Joshua Fish said tales from a former platoon sergeant he served with in Germany lured him into the 75th Ranger Regiment. SPC Brendan Smith was a college graduate looking to escape his desk job.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment streamlines selection process

    Sep 3, 2010

    The 75th Ranger Regiment has refined its assessment and selection process to expand the training and evaluation windows for potential candidates. The unit is sending some Soldiers straight to Ranger School from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and Small Unit Ranger Tactics course, instead of to a battalion and deployment.

  • Master Resilience Training course catches on in Army

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the past year, more than 1,300 Soldiers, including about 20 drill sergeants from Fort Benning, have taken the Master Resilience Training course, part of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • 'The Warrior Pose': Army considers yoga to treat Soldiers' pain

    Sep 3, 2010

    If Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker has his way, yoga and other alternative therapies would be integrated into Army medicine to treat the pain of wounded Soldiers.

  • Deadline nears for officers' joint service credit 2001-'09

    Sep 3, 2010

    Active duty Army officers have until the end of September to self-nominate and apply for retroactive credit for joint-service experience they gained between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009.

  • 'Grey Eagle' weaponized UAS slated for Afghanistan

    Sep 3, 2010

    Army unmanned aircraft systems officials said success was so great with the integration and testing of the Hellfire missile aboard the Grey Eagle UAS that the Army would begin deployment of four weaponized systems to Afghanistan in the fall.

  • Gates, Karzai discuss way ahead in Afghanistan

    Sep 3, 2010

    There are now enough resources in Afghanistan to deliver "tangible and lasting results," Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a joint news conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

  • National Preparedness Month 2010

    Sep 2, 2010

    <b>What is it' </b> National Preparedness Month begins September 1st. It is a month long campaign that will increase awareness of ways persons can be prepared for any eventuality be it natural or manmade. It encourages the entire Army community to ensure they are ready by having a plan in place and a "kit" of supplies in case of potential disaster. It also highly recommends that Soldiers and their families stay informed by becoming familiar with their local first responders' disaster action plans for the schools, churches, businesses, hospitals and other entities in their surrounding communities.

  • Family embodies Army Strong legacy

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - PVT Caleb Houston's graduation from basic training Sept. 2 turned into a family reunion for the Vermont National Guardsman.

  • Ranger foundation helps 3rd Battalion families

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A monument to fallen Rangers is running out of space for names. The monument, located inside 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment's compound, is engraved with the names of the battalion's Rangers killed in training accidents and conflicts dating back as far as the early 1980s. An expansion to the monument is part of an effort by the Ranger Assistance Foundation to ensure those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice continue to be remembered.

  • The tribe has spoken: Survivor-style challenge fosters team building

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - There were no immunity idols to be found the morning of Sept. 1 on the field in front of the 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, building, but that didn't stop nearly 60 members of the cadre from participating in a Survivor-style event labeled the Mailed Foot Challenge.

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