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  • Combat, hardship pays remain for troops serving in Iraq

    Sep 1, 2010

    The change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn does not affect combat and other hazardous-duty entitlements troops serving in Iraq receive, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

  • President Obama thanks servicemembers for Iraq War contributions

    Aug 31, 2010

    President Barack Obama traveled today to Fort Bliss, Texas, to pay tribute to the post's servicemembers, whose contributions and those of their comrades made possible tomorrow's milestone marking the official end of combat operations in Iraq.

  • Iraq reaches New Dawn, ends combat operations

    Aug 31, 2010

    Beginning Sept. 1, the ongoing U.S. presence in Iraq will be coined "Operation New Dawn," marking the transition from combat operations to an advisory role.

  • New Protection Against Six-Legged Threats

    Aug 31, 2010

    The Army is now issuing Flame-Resistant Army Combat Uniforms (FR ACUs) that have been factory-treated with the insect repellent, permethrin, to help protect Soldiers against the annoyance and dangers of biting insects and insect-borne diseases.

  • ROC drill works out difficult DOL issues

    Aug 31, 2010

    The rehearsal of concept drill took place Aug. 24-26 at the Radisson Quad City Plaza, Davenport, Iowa. The Army Materiel Command will take over operational control of all DOL functions located in the United States on Oct. 1. The Army Sustainment Command through its Army Field Support Brigades will manage the DOLs. Resource and personnel transfer of DOLs worldwide is scheduled for Oct. 1, 2011.

  • Social media shapes markets, military and life

    Aug 31, 2010

    The Department of Defense and all of its components maintain thousands of Facebook pages according to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs' registry maintained on So to think that the Department of Defense is timid about the use of social media - think again.

  • Putting energy front and center

    Aug 30, 2010

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In the past, energy has been a side conversation for the Army.

  • Experiences of a United States Marine with the Marne Division

    Aug 30, 2010

    A look at some of the things a retired Marine, now a contractor with 3rd Infantry Division, has noticed working with Soldiers.

  • Obama urges nation to salute service in Iraq

    Aug 30, 2010

    Barack Obama called on the American people to provide new care, opportunity and commitment to the million military men and women who've served in Iraq.

  • COB Basra hosts Iftar celebration

    Aug 29, 2010

    United States Division-South hosts an Iftar celebration on Contingency Operating Base Basra in southern Iraq

  • Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians host professional development clinic

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians hosted "A Day with Joe Gransden," Aug. 26. An Atlanta-based performer and recording artist, Gransden is considered a leading international authority on Big Band Jazz. Working with the Jazz Guardians throughout the day-long event, Gransden used his vast professional experiences and knowledge to make an immediate impact on the sound of the band. The 40 attendees left with a better understanding of strategies that can be used in creating a professional Big Band sound.

  • Kickin' it combatives style at Fort Benning

    Aug 27, 2010

    Although the dreaded tap-out may be an option during a U.S. Army Combatives tournament, it's not an option in combat. There is no timeout in combat; there is no second chance. And despite what some critics may think, the Modern Army Combatives Program is not a reinvention of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The program is saving lives.

  • Soldiers come home with multiple titles

    Aug 27, 2010

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit completed one of the unit's most successful runs in recent years at the 2010 National Rifle and Pistol Championship, winning multiple individual and team championships, setting national records, and upholding the unit's reputation as the "Home of Champions."

  • Surviving sexual assault

    Aug 27, 2010

    First Sgt. Angela Isles hated the military for a long time. She was angry, bitter and scared because of a dark secret she tried to bury when she was an 18-year-old and in the Air Force-a secret that destroyed her life and ultimately drove her to join the Army, and make a rank she could use to protect other young servicemembers.

  • Demystifying the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Aug 27, 2010

    On June 30, 2008, the president signed the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008-also known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which is a benefits program for servicemembers who served on active duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Female drill sergeants walk same path to respect

    Aug 26, 2010

    Sgt. 1st Class Malease Cross is nearing 20 years in the military and the mother of three teenage daughters. Staff Sgt. Mary Nelson has deployed twice to Iraq, while Staff Sgt. Maria Nanita, who's been to Afghanistan, felt her Army career was in a rut.

  • Commandants receive charters

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - MG Michael Ferriter, commander of Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, presented charters Aug. 25 to BG Bryan Owens, U.S. Army Infantry School commandant, and COL Ted Martin, U.S. Army Armor School commandant.

  • Calling all Soldiers: Instructors, junior NCOs in demand at Ranger Training Brigade

    Aug 26, 2010

    The Ranger Training Brigade is looking for a growth spurt in the ranks. Facing critical shortages across the Army, the unit has cranked up a recruiting campaign to lure more candidates to Ranger School, especially at the junior NCO level.

  • 'PT for CFC' campaign begins

    Aug 26, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Take out your wallet and make a difference for charities. The Combined Federal Campaign kicks off the season of giving Sept. 1 with the goal of topping last year's collection of more than $1.1 million.

  • Utilizing the Army's Newest Equipment, the Army Evaluation Task Force Digs in for its Company S

    Aug 26, 2010

    The 5th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Army Evaluation Task Force (AETF) recently battled through two weeks of rough terrain and triple digit heat to test the Brigade Combat Team Modernization equipment during their company level Situational Training Exercise (STX).

  • Kidnap Kings rock COS Marez

    Aug 26, 2010

    Story and photos of Kidnap Kings' concert at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Iraq.

  • Advise and Assist Brigade: A familiar unit with a new mission in Iraq

    Aug 25, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning brigade combat teams into advise and assist brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Taking on Eagle Tower: Soldiers develop confidence, teamwork

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers in their second week of basic combat training took a first crack at Sand Hill's Eagle Tower Aug. 17.

  • Infantry chief gets star

    Aug 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The U.S. Army Infantry School has a brand new star. COL Bryan Owens, the organization's commandant since October, was promoted to brigadier general Aug. 16 in a ceremony at the Benning Conference Center.

  • General Dempsey speaks to Training and Doctrine Command G-3/5/7 conference attendees

    Aug 23, 2010

    Gen. Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command spoke to the TRADOC G-3/5/7 conference attendees Aug. 11 at the Omni Hotel in Newport News, Va.

  • Pentagon releases final Fort Hood shooting review

    Aug 23, 2010

    Pentagon officials released the Defense Department's final review of recommendations issued by an independent panel in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • USF-I ushers in New Dawn

    Aug 22, 2010

    To ensure they are providing the best support to the ISF and the government of Iraq, AABs are tailored to the unique operations environment where they operate. The units are augmented with as many as 24 specialty teams such as engineering, transportation, investigative and forensic specialists, counter explosives and counterterrorism and training.

  • Army benefits attract older Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Although tough economic times can help with Army recruiting, it wasn't the economy that drove Pvt. Dale Langrehr to join the Army at age 41. Rather, it was the challenge.

  • Last combat brigade makes symbolic final convoy out of Iraq

    Aug 20, 2010

    Through the dusty driver's side window, Pfc. Thomas Johnson could see the final stretch of dirt road leading to the Iraq border.

  • Child care costs to change Armywide

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Military Families Armywide will begin seeing changes to their on-post child care fees beginning Oct. 1, according to a Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command press release.

  • Knox branding reflects expanded mission of post

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- The Army is no stranger to advertising. Remember 'Be All you can be:" or 'An Army of One''

  • Sledgehammer torch party arrives home

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stepped off the plane at Lawson Army Airfield at Fort Benning after a year-long deployment during the early morning hours, Aug. 15.

  • Agencies work to prevent, counter cyber crime

    Aug 19, 2010

    News agencies across the United States have been highlighting an alarming, invisible and rising threat, affecting citizens and therefore service members, worldwide.

  • Staying resilient at the tip of the spear

    Aug 18, 2010

    Peering into the Task Force Blackjack conference room on any given Tuesday, one might be surprised at what he or she hears. On Tuesdays, Staff Sgt. John Meyer, the 4th Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division protective services detail platoon sergeant from Longmont, Colo., leads discussions on topics such as detecting "icebergs" and avoiding "thinking traps," as part of an Army-wide program called Master Resiliency Training.

  • Soldiers evaluate themselves via Global Assessment Tool

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Global Assessment Tool is a self-appraisal designed to boost personal growth, strengthen relationships and give people better coping skills for dealing with potentially traumatic events.

  • New chief of staff takes charge at Fort Benning

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning got a new chief of staff Aug. 10 as COL Terry Sellers took over the leadership post during a change of responsibility ceremony in Pratt Hall at MCoE headquarters.

  • Armor School sends first wave of tanks

    Aug 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The first Armor School tanks have reached Fort Benning soil. Five M1A2 Abrams System Enhancement Package tanks arrived Aug. 11 at the Ochille Rail Head, where maintainers offloaded the armored vehicles and drove them to Kelley Hill. They'll be used in a validation of the new digital tank range nearing completion. Test firing will take place in mid-September.

  • Chem-bio sensor network increases reaction time

    Aug 16, 2010

    The Army demonstrated the feasibility of a sensor network that will improve situational awareness and reaction time in the field during chemical or biological incidents.

  • Fleet of Abrams arrive at Umm Qasr

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Iraqi Security Forces recently took their next step toward self-reliance with the delivery of eleven M1 Abrams main battle tanks at the port of Umm Qasr.

  • Tank Familiarization Course Graduates 85 Iraqi Army Soldiers

    Aug 14, 2010

    BAGHDAD - Eighty-five Iraqi Army soldiers graduated from the M1A1 Tank Familiarization Course Aug. 12 at the Besmaya Combat Training Center, Iraq. The Iraqi Army soldiers are preparing to operate and command M1A1 tanks in the near future, as 11 of 140 M1A1 tanks also arrived Aug. 12 at the BCTC as part of a foreign military sales agreement between the U.S. and Iraq. The 32-day course featured 20 Iraqi Army cadres assisting in the training and gaining operational experience of a live fire range. The cadres are graduates of a previous tank familiarization course and were selected for their roles based on their distinguished performance in their course. During the course, the crew "orients itself to the tank, gets familiar with how it shoots, moves and communicates safely to the tower and other tanks," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Randy Christenson, M1A1 familiarization course senior advisor at the BCTC. Cadre officer Iraqi Army 1st. Lt. Waleed Khalid Muhammed said the course methodology is more efficient than what he experienced in the Iraqi Army in the past, because of all the field instruction. "In the old days when we were training on tanks, we used to have just classes without having the opportunity to work with and see the equipment," Waleed said. Approximately 500 Iraqi Army soldiers have graduated the tank familiarization class to date.

  • Army rescues 3,000 flood victims, delivers tons of supplies in Pakistan

    Aug 13, 2010

    Army aviators are continuing to provide relief to flood victims in Pakistan, even as they await the arrival of their Marine Corps and Navy replacements.

  • Knox's mission grows broader, deeper, wider

    Aug 13, 2010

    Army Strong has been the Army's motto since 2006.

  • Gates urges 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' survey response

    Aug 13, 2010

    Feedback will make Congress and DoD better informed as officials evaluate repeal of the so-called "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in a letter to troops.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 12, 2010

    Senior leaders from 13 countries in Third Army/U.S. Army Central's (Third Army) area of operations came together for the fifth Land Forces Symposium in Columbus Aug. 1 through 4. The LFS was co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Jr. and Third Army commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster.

  • Army gives its housing residents 'Bill Of Rights'

    Aug 11, 2010

    Installation Management Command this month revised application procedures at its 44 stateside privatized housing facilities , providing residents with a "Bill of Rights" and a guarantee of superior customer service.

  • Army approves safer explosive to replace TNT

    Aug 11, 2010

    The U.S. Army recently qualified a new explosive that has the same lethality as traditional TNT, but is safer for Soldiers because it is far less likely to explode if dropped, shot at or hit by a roadside bomb during transport.

  • Blackhorse Troopers plunge into Pre-Ranger Course

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment pushed themselves to their limits to earn a chance to go to Ranger School. The event also provided Soldiers with an idea of what to experience from Ranger School and also what they were weakest in and how to imrove about them.

  • YSO trains Iraqi youth for future, preserves past

    Aug 7, 2010

    By the waters of Babylon, the Youth Save Organization of Babil Province held a ceremony July 22, kicking off its third four-day workshop in the past year, aimed at preparing interested college-age students to be leaders in the tourism industry.

  • CENTCOM delegates gather at Columbus forum

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Delegates from throughout South and Central Asia and the Middle East joined their U.S. Central Command counterparts in Columbus earlier this week for the fifth annual Land Forces Symposium.

  • Army chief of staff visits Fort Benning

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army chief of staff stopped off at Fort Benning on Aug. 2 ahead of his appearance before representatives attending the 2010 Land Forces Symposium in Columbus.

  • IMCOM looking for team members to join DoD fitness challenge

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Department of Defense's "Leap Into Fall" Fitness Challenge kicks off Aug. 16, challenging DoD personnel to include more physical activity in their daily routine.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Third Army Commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster. During the four-day event which addressed multilateral approaches to regional challenges, participants not only exchanged ideas, they focused on how to exchange efforts to address 21st challenges. This was done through a series of panel topics on Consequence Management/Critical Infrastructure Protection, Regional Security Challenges and Security Cooperation programs.

  • US and Iraqi Soldiers meet to prepare for Sha'baniyah

    Aug 5, 2010

    Nearly 20 Iraqi Army intelligence leaders and soldiers traveled to Contingency Operating Site Kalsu to meet intelligence leaders from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division July 18.

  • Armor advance parties arrive from Fort Knox

    Aug 3, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Armor School quartering parties from the 194th Armor Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade at Fort Knox, Ky., are arriving at Fort Benning and will be in place by the end of next week.

  • Army shooters take title at interservice championship

    Aug 3, 2010

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all interservice marksmanship championships in 2010 - Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol interservice competitions, as a team and individually

  • Double 'TEC,' at Operation River Assault 2010

    Aug 3, 2010

  • Army rifle shooters knock 'em down at Interservice Championship

    Aug 3, 2010

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Service Rifle team braved the heat and stiff competition to uphold the Army's reputation as the military's best marksmen and came out on top at the 49th Interservice Rifle Championships. With their accomplishment, the USAMU enabled the Army to complete a sweep of all Interservice marksmanship championships in 2010-Soldiers and teams from the USAMU previously won the shotgun and pistol Interservice competitions, as a team and individually.

  • Army promotes anti-terrorism awareness in August

    Aug 2, 2010

    Soldiers, family members and civilians Army-wide have felt the effects of the acts of terror committed at Fort Hood in November 2009 and those attempted at Fort Dix in 2007. Though the results might not seem obvious to all community members, Army security groups have responded to these and other terrorist attacks by promoting individual awareness and vigilance across posts worldwide. Whether it is a poster in the commissary, or required training for Soldiers, law enforcement officials are making it evident that the safety of any community is dependent on its members, as they are at the forefront in providing authorities with tips and information.

  • 2010 Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 1, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is an annual forum that brings together senior army leaders from Central Command's (CENTCOM's) area of responsibility (AOR) to discuss common challenges, exchange views and foster security cooperation throughout the region while simultaneously building trusted relationships with partner nations. This is the fifth symposium held and the theme for this year's symposium is <i>Multilateral Approaches to Regional Challenges</i>; it will consist of three panels focusing on:

  • 'Rock Force' repeats at post combatives tournament

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's postwide combatives championship had a new moniker. The result didn't change. The 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, claimed the team title at the inaugural MCoE Modern Army Combatives Tournament, its second straight post crown.

  • Judge orders hospital contract reinstated

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A federal judge has ordered the Army to reinstate the contract for Fort Benning's new hospital to the original bidder and not seek out another firm, according to a ruling unsealed July 16.

  • DoD changes child care fee policy

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense announced today the school year 2010/2011 child care fee policy. The policy will adjust fee ranges in child care programs across the services and will be implemented no later than Sept. 30, 2010. Changes will impact families who have children enrolled in DoD child development centers and school age care programs.

  • Butts Mill Farm

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Fun ... it's in our nature." That's an apt slogan for Butts Mill Farm, an 80-acre historic farm featuring a creek, walking trails, shady oak trees, animals and plenty of green space.

  • POW/MIA memorial to move to National Infantry Museum

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "It's a reminder there are still people out there who are prisoners of war, who are missing in action ... from every war," said CSM Richard Weik, president of the Fort Benning Sergeants Major Association, July 28 during the groundbreaking for the POW/MIA memorial.

  • An 'opportunity to grow'

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Superintendent Dell McMullen will receive the Georgia Pewter Cup at the Fort Benning Recognition of Excellence Breakfast and Awards Ceremony July 30. The award is both a gesture of thanks for 22 years of valued service to Fort Benning schools and a gift before parting - McMullen leaves July 31 for the Kaiserslautern school district in Germany.

  • Panel suggests changes in long-term defense planning

    Jul 30, 2010

    A panel has recommended broad changes to long-term Defense Department strategies and priorities, including funding a major recapitalization of equipment, revamping the personnel system and expanding the number of people serving in the Navy.

  • Army releases report on suicide, high-risk behavior

    Jul 29, 2010

    To curb suicides in the Army, commanders must pay more attention to junior Soldiers and to those who exhibit high-risk behavior, such as drug use or driving under the influence.

  • Reducing Soldier load one round at a time: ARDEC lightweight technologies slash weight in half

    Jul 29, 2010

    In many ways, the weight of a Soldier's equipment can win or lose the fight. Especially when considering the difficult terrains, high elevations and fast-paced operations that today's troops experience, the weight on their shoulders is critical. That's why the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) here is working to reduce by as much as 50 percent the weight of weapons and ammunition - two of the five heaviest items U.S. troops carry.

  • Carrying on the legacy of Audie Murphy

    Jul 28, 2010

    Ten Soldiers currently deployed to Iraq with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division met at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu to vie for membership in the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • U.S. forces in Iraq transfer three bases to Iraqi government

    Jul 28, 2010

    During several ceremonies in Iraq's Babil and Wasit Provinces, July 25, U.S. forces handed over three bases to the Iraqi government - Contingency Operating Post Zulu, Patrol Base Mahawil, and Camp Shaheen.

  • Heavy Transporters converge on Fort Knox for training

    Jul 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 23, 2010) - Sustainers from the 233rd Transportation Company conducted their first field training exercise in two years here from July 6 to July 14. As the first time since returning from their deployment to Iraq that the transportation unit has been together as a whole company, the exercise improved on the Soldiers' skills and built unit cohesion.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • Navigating the border: Soldiers teach finer points of map reading

    Jul 23, 2010

    Soldiers from Troop A, 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division have it all mapped out when it comes to performing the advise and assist mission. On a recent visit to Al-Taan on the Iraq-Iran border July 13, the troopers trained their Iraqi partners on the finer points of map-reading.

  • Iraqi Police learn new ways to save lives

    Jul 23, 2010

    Iraqi police officers from the Babil Province recently had the opportunity to learn important life-saving skills from U.S. military police at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu. The four-day course, which began July 18, was presented by the 253rd MP Company, an Army National Guard unit out of Lenoir City, Tenn., attached to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Allied unity: Soldiers earn German proficiency badge

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Forty U.S. Soldiers survived a series of events on land and water this week to earn the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, one of the few foreign awards that can be worn by the American military.

  • New property manager promises smooth transition

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The administrative shakeup within Fort Benning Family Communities had little impact on residents as a seamless transition was made to the installation's new property manager, post officials said.

  • Army spouse named Student of the Year at CTC

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As mother of an energetic 3-year-old and spouse of a helicopter pilot in command, Jami Bartlett stays busy - but not too busy to put her best effort toward her schoolwork.

  • Are you a teen' Need a job' Get Hired!

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you're a Fort Benning teen looking to get a head start in the career field, Hired! has the answers. The Child, Youth & School Services program, launched on Fort Benning this summer, welcomes all military teens, ages 15 to 18, to gain valuable work experience, receive professional training and earn a little money.

  • Ladies Night Softball Series in full swing

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Braving the rapids

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "It's not a Disney ride," said Rob Paden, owner of Outdoor Adventure Rafting. "There is that element of danger; things aren't perfectly controlled."

  • Marathon coming to National Infantry Museum

    Jul 22, 2010

    The Columbus Roadrunners and Fort Benning will host a new race, the Soldier Half and Full Marathon, Nov. 13 to benefit the National Infantry Museum, House of Heroes and Honor Flight. Cecil Cheves, race director and member of the Columbus Roadrunners, said giving the proceeds to military organizations seemed fitting. "This is a tribute to the Soldiers and how much we appreciate them," Cheves said. "They sacrifice so much for our country. They are in harm's way and they give so much of themselves to serve others."

  • Beat the heat

    Jul 22, 2010

    Summer is in full swing and so is the Georgia heat, and that means people should focus on heat safety, said Dr. (LTC) Jason Newsom, chief of Preventive Medicine with MEDDAC. Whether people are training for sports or spending time outside, Newsom said heat safety is key. "One hundred degrees in Phoenix, Arizona, is tolerable (because it's dry heat), but 100 degrees in Georgia is sweltering because of the humidity," Newsom said. The average high at Fort Benning in July is in the low 90s, according to

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • 2010 brings major transformation to Basic Combat Training

    Jul 19, 2010

    This year, Basic Combat Training has gone through a transformation.

  • Sledgehammers fight to represent brigade

    Jul 19, 2010

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division held a brigade-wide combatives tournament at COS Kalsu that ended July 10. Fighters representing each of the brigade's five battalions came together for two days of competition to determine who would go on to represent the "Sledgehammers" in the All-Army Combatives Tournament later this year.

  • Fists fly during COB Adder Fight Night

    Jul 19, 2010

    The Contingency Operating Base Adder community witnessed an evening of hard-hitting action during 'Fight Night' in front of a packed house at Memorial Hall July 4. 'Fight Night' is a way of bringing the Ultimate Fighting Championship experience to southern Iraq.

  • SDDC officer honored by Transportation Corps

    Jul 16, 2010

    In six short years, Capt. Jason Wood has worked transportation challenges from the boots-on-the-ground duties of a platoon leader in Iraq to the complex environment at the highest levels of military logistics, picking up a prestigious Transportation Corps award along the way.

  • Commentary: Service now grounded in basic values

    Jul 16, 2010

    Want to know what the Armed Forces add to our society' Just ask a Soldier, Sailor, Airman or Marine. The answers tend to be pretty positive - even uplifting. And they also represent yet another sign of the remarkable change that has taken place in the Armed Forces.

  • Task Force 3-330's Jane Wayne Day: Annual event draws 160 family members to Sand Hill

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army's "civilians-to-Soldiers" training model took on new meaning July 10 at Sand Hill. That's when the families of 3rd Battalion, 330th Infantry Regiment, got a small slice of Soldier life during the unit's annual Jane Wayne Day. The event drew about 160 people to Sand Hill.

  • Soldiers help vets retrieve flags on Victory Drive

    Jul 16, 2010

    Nearly a dozen officer candidates from Fort Benning joined area veterans groups July 10 to scoop up more than 100 American flags and poles along Victory Drive in Columbus.

  • Veterinary facility undergoes renovations

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Renovations began in May at the Veterinary Treatment Facility, which could lead to a minor decrease in services and some last-minute closures during the next several months.

  • Ranger Hall of Fame inductees honored at RiverCenter

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Each of the 14 men inducted into the 18th annual Ranger Hall of Fame July 9 credited the people they served with as the reason for the honor.

  • One step closer to BRAC mandate

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Harmony Church area of Fort Benning has changed a lot since the Armor barracks groundbreaking ceremony in February 2008. The area, then mostly trees, is almost ready for the 194th Armor Brigade, which conducts Armor one station unit training. The Armor School's move to Fort Benning is scheduled to be complete by Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Ranger Hall of Fame inductees honored at RiverCenter

    Jul 15, 2010

  • Columbus State, USAMU to host NCAA rifle championships

    Jul 15, 2010

    Columbus State University's inaugural rifle season garnered wide attention in 2010 when shooter Jonathan Hall won the NCAA individual national championship. The program now will gain attention on a much bigger scale. The NCAA has awarded hosting rights for the 2011 NCAA National Rifle Championship to CSU. The event will be held jointly at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning and the Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. Center at the Columbus State campus. The event will be March 9-12, with the small-bore competition at USAMU and the air-rifle competition at the Lumpkin Center.

  • Head nurse by day, Columbus Lions trainer by night

    Jul 15, 2010

    By day, Scott Lunato is head nurse of the recovery room at Martin Army Community Hospital, but by night, he is a volunteer trainer for the Columbus Lions of the Southern Indoor Football League. As a trainer, Lunato makes doctor appointments for players, tapes ankles and helps injured players during games. The 41-year-old said football is his favorite sport and being a trainer doesn't feel like work. "This is a perfect

  • WHINSEC changes command

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation welcomed a new commandant, COL Glenn R. Huber Jr., in a July 8 ceremony outside Ridgway Hall.

  • Soldier's climbing crisis underscores need for safety

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Although it happened Sept. 24, 2005, JoAnna Ingram remembers it like it was yesterday. Ingram was free climbing down a cliff at Christine Falls in Mount Rainier National Park, Packwood, Wash., when she lost her footing and fell 35 feet.


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