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  • MiTT Soldiers awarded for work with IA

    May 26, 2010

    Military transition team members on southern Iraq's Contingency Operating Site Kalsu receive awards for faithful service.

  • Joint training sharpens ISF skills

    May 26, 2010

    The capability of Iraqi Security Forces is paramount to keeping Iraq safe, and U.S. Soldiers are training Iraqi troops to provide that stability and security for their country.

  • Eagle Scout creates outdoor area for WTB Soldiers

    May 20, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning Soldiers convalescing from mental or physical trauma at the Warrior Transition Battalion now have a well-manicured and welcoming outdoor area to relax in, thanks to the efforts of Anthony Montgomery Jr.

  • A handshake of gratitude

    May 20, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Secretary of Defense Robert Gates visited Fort Benning Saturday to meet with basic training Soldiers on Sand Hill. During his visit, he observed combatives demonstrations, urban operations, Eagle Tower and marksmanship practice.

  • Fort Benning kindergartner places in DoD-wide contest

    May 20, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Six-year-old Megan Johnson, a kindergartner at Wilson Elementary School, was the youngest winner of this year's Armed Services YMCA Student Art Contest.

  • Tournament features high-speed competition, family activities

    May 20, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It's sun, fun and mega-excitement on Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, when the world's greatest waterskiers converge on beautiful Robin Lake for a weekend of intense competition to discover who is the best male and female water skier. With more than $100,000 in prize money, the skiers are sure to put on quite a show in what has been considered the ultimate "pressure cooker" of all tournaments.

  • Iraq veteran speaks of PTSD, suicide prevention

    May 20, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers with the 14th Combat Support Hospital have begun leaving Iraq, and their spouses want to help them avoid psychological turbulence at home.

  • 2/29 crowned postseason volleyball champs

    May 20, 2010

    Team Young Range players can now call themselves two-time champions. After winning the Commander's Cup Preseason Volleyball Championship and remaining undefeated during the season, the squad won the Commander's Cup Postseason Volleyball Championship May 13, defeating the Jungle Cats in a best two-of-three match at Smith Fitness Center. The Jungle Cats of 11th Engineer Battalion got off to a quick start in the first set, leading 13-5. Team Young Range of 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, closed the gap to 21-20, but after a failed spike out of bounds, the Jungle Cats took the serve to seal the win 25-20. After Team Young Range was down, coach Fatu Iaulualo gave the team words of encouragement.

  • WTC celebrates unit expansion

    May 20, 2010

    The staff at the Army National Guard Warrior Training Center unveiled a new headquarters building during a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday at Camp Butler.

  • 5th annual Reverse Sprint Triathlon set for June 6

    May 20, 2010

    The Reverse Sprint Triathlon is back. The annual event, which includes a 5K run, 20K bike ride and a 550-meter swim, is set for June 6, beginning at the Family Entertainment Center on Eckel Street. "The Reverse Sprint Triathlon is challenging," said Kelly Pulliam, race director. "You can go out and run all of these events separately on any given day, but when you put them together, it's more difficult. The most challenging part of it is that it's nonstop. You have to be able to have stamina and determination to finish the race."

  • Trainees become Soldiers, national citizens in same week

    May 20, 2010

    With fellow basic trainees and battalion Soldiers looking on, five Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, became U.S. citizens May 12 during a naturalization ceremony on Sand Hill. The Soldiers included PVT Jean Samuel and PFC Kenny Pierre, from Haiti; PFC Jerson Anzola, from Colombia; PFC Qasim Mehdi, from Pakistan and PV2 Oscar Simon, from Mexico.

  • Local man wants to help military pets

    May 20, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers face limited options and tough choices when it comes to their furry friends. If friends or relatives can't take them in, many must leave their pets at animal shelters in hopes they will be adopted.

  • Calling all Fort Benning teens

    May 20, 2010

    With events ranging from poetry nights to paintball, Fort Benning teens should find something to participate in this summer Child, Youth and School Services school liaison officer Tawanna Brown said.

  • WTB Soldiers solid at Warrior Games

    May 20, 2010

    SPC Robert Nuss captured three medals and SPC Chris Strickland added a fourth to lead the Fort Benning contingent at the inaugural Warrior Games, held May 10-14 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The paralympic military event, created by the Department of Defense and U.S. Olympic Committee, featured more than 200 competitors from all branches of the military. It was open to troops with upper or lower body injuries, spinal cord damage, traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • From death threats to democracy

    May 20, 2010

    SPC Mohamad Abdulmaboud has given up a lot for his country but the Iraqi native said he has no regrets about where life has taken him. Abdulmaboud is in his fifth week of basic training with D Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, on Sand Hill.

  • Red Star Soccer Club tryouts set for June

    May 20, 2010

    It's time for Red Star Soccer Club tryouts. Red Star is a select program with the best soccer players in the region from LaGrange and Albany, Ga., the tricommunity and Auburn, Ala., said Tony Frankovich, executive director of coaching for Red Star. In 2009, 400 children tried out and 50 to 60 percent earned a spot on one of the 20 teams in the program.

  • EIB - A day in the life of an infantryman

    May 19, 2010

  • Is your helmet part of the recall'

    May 19, 2010

    The Army is recalling 44,000 combat helmets made by ArmorSource and Rabintex. If you were issued one of these helmets, you must turn it in to the Central Issue Facility to be issued a new helmet. Read on to learn how you can tell if your helmet is part of the recall.

  • Adapting land forces to meet 21st century security challenges

    May 19, 2010

    Less than a year after its establishment as an Army Service Component Command, U.S. Army Africa organized a historic gathering of military leaders from nations across the African continent.

  • 2010 Asian Pacific Heritage Month Senior Army Leader message

    May 18, 2010

  • Recalled helmets 'no direct risk' to Soldiers

    May 17, 2010

    The Army recall of 44,000 Advanced Combat Helmets that were issued to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of a Department of Justice investigation as well as independent tests that show the helmets do not meet Army standards.

  • Historic summit concludes with emphasis on adapting land forces to meet 21st century challenges

    May 17, 2010

    The African Land Forces Summit closed today with remarks from Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Maj. Gen. William B. Garrett, commanding general, U.S. Army Africa.

  • Army Officials to Discuss Helmet Recall & Replacement Plan

    May 17, 2010

    Army officials will discuss the ongoing recall and replacement of the Advanced Combat Helmets May 17, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. in the Pentagon (Room 1E462).

  • Shields of Strength

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Shields of Strength hang around the neck of hundreds of Rangers, including competitors in the 2010 Best Ranger Competition, engraved with scripture, prayers and military insignia. They're fashioned after military dog tags, but the shields cross all walks of life. They have been worn by members of all services and their families, by public safety officials, athletes and politicians - by more than 3 million Americans - since 1997.

  • Luncheon set for Thursday

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Luncheon will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Benning Conference Center. The theme for the luncheon is "Diverse Leadership for a Diverse Work Force."

  • Students launch rockets at Faith Middle School

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It wasn't exactly rocket science, at least not with all the nuts and bolts - but it was close. Jack Frederick, principal systems engineer with Raytheon Company, explained how rockets, missiles and similar technology function during a MathMovesU presentation Monday at Faith Middle School.

  • Leaders urge community to 'let your voice be heard'

    May 13, 2010

    Because of Army Family Action Plan submissions, Fort Benning housing leaders recently changed the way work orders are handled and how the community learns about the basic housing allowance, said post program manager Stacie Boyer.

  • WTC leader envisions future of Warrior Games

    May 13, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - It's been three days since the start of the inaugural Warrior Games for wounded, ill and injured service members at the Olympic Training Center, and the commander of the Warrior Transition Command is already dreaming about future competitions. BG Gary H. Cheek, who is also the assistant surgeon general of warrior care and transition, said he hopes the games will become an annual event with additional sporting categories, winter sports and even the participation of U.S. allies.

  • NASCAR pit crew takes on Benning Soldiers

    May 13, 2010

    Ryan Newman and crewmembers from the No. 39 U.S. Army NASCAR team visited Fort Benning May 5. The purpose of the trip was to give Newman and the U.S. Army/Stewart-Haas Racing pit crew an overview of the training Soldiers undergo and to look for synergies which the pit crew could adapt into their own training program. Though the day centered on pit crewmembers engaging in the U.S. Army Ranger exercise regimen, there was also a pit-stop style competition between the pit crew and Soldiers on an M88 Recovery Vehicle and on the No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet.

  • AUSA job fair Wednesday

    May 13, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Looking for a job or planning a transition from military to civilian life' The Association of the U.S. Army, in partnership with Fort Benning and the Georgia Department of Labor, will host a job fair at Freedom Hall Wednesday. Doors open at 9 a.m. for wounded warriors and their families and at 10 a.m. to the general public, including military veterans, retirees, Department of the Army civilians and family members. The fair ends at 2 p.m.

  • The Internationals defeat Rock Force 1-0

    May 13, 2010

    Wilson Arena scored a goal in overtime to propel the Internationals to a 1-0 win against Rock Force in a regular season soccer game Monday at Doughboy Stadium. The Internationals of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation had more than five scoring opportunities and failed to score on an open goal in the first half, while Rock Force, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, had four scoring opportunities. But, by the end of the first half, the game remained scoreless.

  • WCAP wrestlers sweat it out at Fort Benning

    May 13, 2010

    World Class Athlete Program wrestlers made a stop May 3-7 at Fort Benning to train at the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center en route to compete in the 2010 World Team Trials June 10-12 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The team of 18 wrestlers qualified for the trials after taking the top spots and the Greco-Roman team title during the U.S. Open April 23-24 in Cleveland. This is the eighth year in a row the team has won at the U.S. Open.

  • Army and Microsoft extend cooperative research agreement

    May 13, 2010

    The U.S. Army extended a Cooperative Research & Development Agreement with Microsoft on April 16 to share research in support of developing hand-held and multi-touch technology for the Warfighter through 2013.

  • We've moved!

    May 13, 2010

    www.benning.army.mil is the MCoE and Fort Benning's new online home. Remember to add this new address to your favorites.

  • Day 3 photos: 2010 Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2010

    These are just a few of the images from the final day of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition. Please visit www.fortbenningphotos.com/Competitions/Best-Ranger-Competition/, to see many more. Congratulations to MSG Eric Ross and MSG Eric Turk, Special Operations Command, the winners of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition.

  • First days of 'Best Ranger' take toll

    May 8, 2010

    Twenty-six teams out of the 40 that started the 27th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition were still in the quest for the title of best ranger at the end of day two's Day Stakes. Although the points weren't posted, Master Sgts. Eric Turk and Eric Ross, Team 6, with the U.S. Special Operations Command had the lead.

  • Day 1 Photos: 2010 Best Ranger Competition

    May 8, 2010

    Check out the action from day one of the 2010 Best Ranger Competition.

  • Day 2 Photos: 2010 Best Ranger Photos

    May 8, 2010

    The latest images from the 2010 Best Ranger Competition will be added throughout the day.

  • Follow Me turns half century old

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Infantry's signature icon turned 50 on Monday, and the man behind the statue returned to Fort Benning for a "birthday" celebration.

  • Legendary Georgia running back to visit Fort Benning

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Herschel Walker is coming to Fort Benning on Friday - but football won't be the main focus of his visit.

  • 2010 Best Ranger Competition kicks off

    May 7, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. Aca,!" More than 40 two-man Ranger teams from around the Army began the 27th annual Best Ranger Competition here today. While most competitors are focused on the win, one team has another goal in mind: to finish. At 49 and 42-years-old, COL Chris Argo and LTC Thomas Foster of team eight said they want to finish in the top tier and cross this event off their Aca,!A"bucket list.Aca,!A?

  • 2010 Best Ranger Competition updates and rankings via Twitter

    May 7, 2010

    The 2010 Best Ranger Competition continues today. Try to keep up with the competitors and follow the action via Twitter and the Best Ranger Competition website.

  • Students attend first Air Assault School held in Europe in 5 years

    May 7, 2010

    The air assault students craned their necks to see the top of the looming tower. In a few minutes they would rappel down the face of the 40-foot rappel tower for the first time. It was what they had been waiting for - the moment they could prove they were worthy to wear air assault wings.

  • 197th command sergeant major relinquishes responsibility

    May 6, 2010

    CSM Cedric Burns became the 197th Infantry Brigade's interim top noncommissioned officer during a change of responsibility ceremony Friday at the Collins Training Center. Outgoing CSM William Morgan gave up the duties to retire.

  • Lightening Bolts strike Black Knights 11-6

    May 6, 2010

    The 9-to 11-year-old Fort Benning Lightening Bolts struck the Black Knights with an 11-6 win Saturday at the Child, Youth and School Services Youth Sports Complex. The Lightening Bolts scored two runs in the top of the first inning following a Christian Reyes RBI single and Ryan Hamm scored after reaching base when he was hit by a pitch. The Black Knights took a 4-2 lead with

  • How do you feel about the teen curfew'

    May 6, 2010

    Post leaders are considering a change to the current curfew hours for teens younger than 16, but they want to know your thoughts before they do so. The proposed change, which would require youngsters to be in their homes by 10 p.m.

  • Fishing rodeo set for May 22

    May 6, 2010

    It's May, which means it's time for the annual Child, Youth and School Services Fishing Rodeo at Russ Pond. The rodeo is set from 9 a.m. to noon May 22. The event is free and is open to children ages 4-15. Russ Pond is a fishing area solely designed for children and includes bass, bream and catfish, said Dorrie Wagner, CYSS event coordinator. The object of the rodeo will be to catch as many fish as they can within a three-hour time limit. Fish will be counted and the top three children with the most fish will win prizes, including fishing supplies and bait. Prizes will be awarded in five age categories.

  • Rugby clubs battle for military club title

    May 6, 2010

    Nine teams from around the nation converged at Fort Benning Saturday and Sunday to compete in the USA Rugby/Drash Military Club Armed Forces Championships at Essebagger Field. "There are a lot of tough teams here," said Ray Davis, tournament director. Teams came from North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and New York to compete in the round-robin style tournament. Randy Bielski, team captain of the Fort Drum, N.Y., club, traveled more than 1,100 miles to compete in the tournament.

  • Soldiers learn basics of urban operations

    May 6, 2010

    Similar to the game of hide and seek, basic trainees practiced finding the enemy before being found at Wilson Village urban operations site on Sand Hill Wednesday. Soldiers were taught to act quickly, but unlike a game, the stakes are nothing to play with.

  • 598th Maintenance departs

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Nearly 150 Soldiers with the 598th Maintenance Company bid farewell to their families Tuesday as the company departed for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Volunteers save Fort Benning nearly $2M last year

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - More than 2,000 volunteers contributed more than 91,000 hours of work last year to the Fort Benning community. That saved the post about $1.9 million, as illustrated with a ceremonial check presented by Starla Desaussure, the post volunteer coordinator, to MG Michael Ferriter, Fort Benning's commanding general, during the volunteer recognition ceremony April 29.

  • Doing a little spring cleaning' Recycle household waste

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Looking to recycle paint or that old bathtub from your home renovation project'

  • Fort Benning civilian takes advantage of van pool, bicycle to cut commuting costs

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - According to the 2006-2008 American Community Survey, more than 75 percent of Americans drive to work alone. That's more than 106 million drivers commuting an average of 25 minutes one way.

  • Post safety fair is May 20

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga.- Don't wait for disaster to strike, prepare now to keep your family safe.

  • What Partnership of the Year looks like

    May 6, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Connecting more than 370 students with 100 Soldiers, the partnership between McBride Elementary School and the 192nd Infantry Brigade is an award-winning relationship. The two earned the title Partnership of the Year for the academic year April 20 at the Partners In Education awards banquet.

  • Veterans of 47th Infantry return to Benning, dedicate regimental room

    May 6, 2010

    More than 30 years after the Vietnam War, memorabilia from the 47th Infantry Regiment's service has found a home at Fort Benning.

  • 2010 Best Ranger Competition Standings

    May 5, 2010

  • Military Spouse Appreciation Day

    May 4, 2010

    Every year, the Friday before Mother's Day is designated as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. This year's celebration on May 7 is a time to recognize and applaud the selfless contributions and daily sacrifices our Army spouses make.

  • Training on the road: Jumpmasters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Apr 30, 2010

    A team of instructors from Fort Benning, Ga. traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to provide onsite training and certification for new jumpmasters. Such onsite training saves the Army millions of dollars annually, by taking training where the Soldiers are.

  • Basic trainees learn their way around

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers in their second week of basic combat training were introduced to day and night land navigation Tuesday on Sand Hill.

  • Neither rain nor volcano: Engineers return from Afghanistan

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 60th Engineer (Vertical) Company had to wait out an erupting volcano and then fly around powerful thunderstorms Saturday morning, but the unit finally made it home. Nearly 150 Soldiers are back at Fort Benning after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, where they helped put up large structures and provided heavy equipment support for U.S. and coalition forces.

  • CBRNE Command selects NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 30, 2010

    Two 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives Soldiers proved to be "best of the best" and were selected the CBRNE Command's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

  • Warrior Games: WTB Soldiers to compete at Olympic Training Center

    Apr 29, 2010

    Four Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers at Fort Benning have been training for the past three weeks to compete in the inaugural Warrior Games, a paralympic military program created by the Department of Defense and the U.S. Olympic Committee. The games are open to Soldiers with upper or lower body injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and post traumatic stress disorder.

  • Ferriter: 'Lead through change'

    Apr 29, 2010

    The leadership team must have the courage to challenge old ways of doing business and embrace required change if it wants to be effective during the ongoing transition into the completed Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning Commanding General MG Michael Ferriter said.

  • Leadership pioneer provides guidance to MCoE leaders

    Apr 29, 2010

    Nationally recognized leadership consultant Frances Hesselbein challenged Maneuver Center of Excellence senior leaders from Forts Benning and Knox, Ky., Thursday to adhere to four key guidelines as they join forces in the coming months: leave behind irrelevant policies, develop leaders of change at all levels, build strong alliances and provide equal access.

  • Columbus Lions treat military to a football game

    Apr 29, 2010

    Hundreds of Sand Hill Soldiers attended the Columbus Lions game for military appreciation night Saturday at the Columbus Civic Center.

  • Have you seen my battle buddy'

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A Vietnam veteran wounded in combat has set out to locate four wounded comrades with one thing in common - the medic who saved their lives.

  • It's OK: Hearts Apart keeps you in touch

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - If you're at Fort Benning without your Soldier and without a home unit, you're not alone - Hearts Apart is here.

  • They'll give you a run for your money

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - You may not be thinking about Christmas, but the elves of Santa's Castle know it's never too early to plan for the holiday. In preparation, they're holding the fourth annual Elf Run fundraiser May 15 at Stewart-Watson Field.

  • 4th RTB spouse to ride across Michigan for sick kids

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Warning: Her giving spirit is contagious. Kelley Rose will shave her head for cancer research and bike 300 miles to make a kid's dream come true.

  • Lookout Mountains offers triple play of fun

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Straddling the Georgia-Tennessee border, Lookout Mountain isn't your typical 2,392-foot mountain. This lofty peak is home to three renowned tourist destinations: Ruby Falls, the world's largest underground commercial waterfall, the Incline Railway, the world's steepest passenger railway, and Rock City, a wonderland of gardens, rock formations and breathtaking views.

  • Military pay competitive with private sector

    Apr 29, 2010

    Military compensation is competing well against the private sector, as evidenced by the high rate of recruitment and retention, a Defense Department official told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

  • Army releases 2010 modernization strategy

    Apr 29, 2010

    The Department of the Army released the 2010 Army Modernization Strategy, commonly referred to as the AMS, Wednesday.

  • Army program captures and stores wisdom

    Apr 26, 2010

    U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has launched a program to harvest and store knowledge in a single, searchable location. The goal is to build a wisdom infrastructure in order to mitigate potential knowledge loss within the command as members of its workforce begin to retire.

  • Is Korea in Your Future'

    Apr 26, 2010

    The commander of the Korea-based 2nd Infantry Division and his wife will address Fort Benning Soldiers and families with Korean assignments in their future from 3:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 28 in Pratt Hall (Room 328), which is located in Ridgway Hall (Bldg. 35).

  • The Army's Starfish Program and an emphasis on decentralization

    Apr 26, 2010

    The past eight-plus years of war has taught us many things as an Army. One particular lesson we've learned is that decentralized threats are best countered by also decentralizing our own capabilities. To adapt to what we've learned, the Army is training its leaders to think, act, and operate more decentralized. Now, through the promotion of mission orders, commander's intent and a new pilot program titled "The Army's Starfish Program", we are taking additional steps to promote decentralization as yet another tool to counter decentralized and networked threats.

  • Sledgehammer squads square-off

    Apr 24, 2010

    Squads representing each of the six battalions that make up the 3rd Heavy Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division met at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu, April 15, 2010, to compete in a two-day event designed to test their strength and teamwork.

  • Future Leader Course prepares Soldiers

    Apr 24, 2010

    Noncommissioned officers lower-enlisted Soldiers of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade celebrated their graduation of the four-day Future Leader Course with a speech by United States Division - South Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne on Contingency Operating Base Adder, April 15, 2010.

  • Veteran military working dog remembered

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 209th Military Police Detachment lost a veteran military working dog two weeks ago. Luigi, a 9-year-old German Shepherd who made two combat deployments to Iraq, was euthanized April 9, said SFC James Allred, kennel master for the unit's military working dog section.

  • Fort Benning cuts ribbon on $2.6 million kennel

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Turns out, the doghouse isn't such a bad place to be after all. Fort Benning's military working dogs have a brand new living facility on Main Post after Tuesday's grand opening of the $2.6 million kennel and office complex built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 209th Military Police Detachment had operated the section at an adjacent temporary site since moving from Harmony Church last July.

  • Military improves do-it-yourself moves

    Apr 23, 2010

    After extensive testing and evaluation, the military has launched an improved system to better compensate servicemembers who personally move their household goods on military orders.

  • Chattanooga Aca,!" 'Scenic City'

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The home of MoonPies and miniature golf, claiming both the world's longest pedestrian bridge and the world's steepest passenger railway - that's Chattanooga, Tenn. The city is about four hours away from Fort Benning, and with dozens of unique attractions you can't find anywhere else, it's perfect for a weekend getaway.

  • Concentration camp liberator shares story

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - For 94-year-old World War II veteran COL(R) Aaron Cohn, serving as guest speaker for the Days of Remembrance service helped fulfill a promise he made nearly 65 years ago to an Austrian who, like Cohn, was Jewish.

  • Volunteer ceremony set for Thursday

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning, here's your chance to meet some of the people behind the scenes of many of the services offered on post. Volunteers involved in everything from the Red Cross to area schools will be honored at the Fort Benning Volunteer Awards Ceremony Thursday at Riverside.

  • Teen Advisors, Velocity Program help students become leaders with integrity

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "Have you ever been really super depressed for a long time and had thoughts of suicide'" "If people in your family drink a lot, will you drink a lot'" "What could I do about bullies who pick on me for my disabilities'" "Is it wrong to hurt yourself on the inside to look better on the outside'" These are just a few of the questions on the minds of local teenagers in the Chattahoochee Valley area. There to provide the answers and an honest look at living with integrity is Teen Advisors, a Columbus-based organization that uses positive peer pressure to help students make right choices.

  • Stand Down helps homeless vets 'get back on track'

    Apr 22, 2010

    Two hundred and fifty-three homeless veterans and nearly 500 needy veterans who came to Operation Stand Down 2010 Saturday at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Hosted by the South Atlantic Center for Veterans Education and Training Inc., the event featured 158 organizations offering aide to veterans.

  • Fort Benning gets OK to study land purchase

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Department of the Army has approved a plan allowing Fort Benning to go forward with a study on the possibility of expanding its training lands by 82,800 acres over the next five to six years.

  • Rangers blast CRC Thunder 10-0

    Apr 22, 2010

    The Rangers blanked CRC Thunder 10-0 in an intramural soccer game Monday at Doughboy Stadium. The Rangers of 75th Ranger Regiment missed several early scoring opportunities, until James Grady scored in the first half. Rangers Jon Graves and Benjamin French added goals to take a 3-0 lead, while CRC Thunder came within scoring range, but came away without a goal. Anthony Vasquez and Grady scored goals to increase the Rangers' lead to 6-0 at the half. In the second half, with an assist by Dale Henny, Ranger Jeff Duncan added a goal, and Graves scored his second goal to lead 8-0. CRC Thunder had a shot at scoring when the Rangers' goalie Henny left the goalie area. Henny and French scored late to seal a 10-0 win.

  • Running for veterans

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Ultra-marathon runner John Teeples is running for the heroes and hopes you will join him. Teeples, a supporter of the Columbus-based House of Heroes, is expanding his annual Run for the Heroes to include individual runners and relay teams who would like to participate in the 260-mile trek from Fort Benning to Savannah, Ga., over Memorial Day weekend to drum up donations for the nonprofit organization.

  • Family Entertainment Center open for fun

    Apr 22, 2010

    During the grand opening ceremony of the Family Entertainment Center Friday, the community was introduced to a new on-post entertainment option.

  • Pirates tie for first place in division

    Apr 22, 2010

    After defeating the A's Tuesday at Shirley Winston Park in Columbus, the Fort Benning Pirates are tied with the Red Sox at 6-1 for first place in the 11-and 12-year-old Sally Little League baseball, A-ball division. The Pirates, an off-post Child, Youth and School Services team, got off to a quick start in the top of the first inning with a Max Ashe RBI single to lead 1-0. Pirates pitcher Ashe kept the A's scoreless to end the first. Keith Hudson got an RBI triple in the top of the second inning to increase the Pirates' lead to 2-0, while Ashe held the A's to a base hit in the bottom of the second.

  • Running for veterans

    Apr 22, 2010

    Ultra-marathon runner John Teeples is running for the heroes and hopes you will join him. Teeples, a supporter of the Columbus-based House of Heroes, is expanding his annual Run for the Heroes to include individual runners and relay teams who would like to participate in the 260-mile trek from Fort Benning to Savannah, Ga., over Memorial Day weekend to drum up donations for the nonprofit organization. House of Heroes provides minor repairs and improvements to the homes of elderly or disabled military and public safety veterans and their spouses at no cost. Since 2000, it has repaired more than 360 homes in the tricommunity area, said Susan Gerkin, executive director of House of Heroes-Chattahoochee Valley Chapter. Teeples' inaugural run last year raised $15,000 for the organization. This year, he hopes to raise $40,000 - a little over half of what House of Heroes needs to repair its goal of 40 to 50 homes this year.

  • Post's top drill sergeant recognized at cadre call

    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's Drill Sergeant of the Year was recognized Friday at a cadre call for the 198th Infantry Brigade.

  • Salute to the South features arts, crafts: Family-friendly event in its second year

    Apr 22, 2010

    If spitting sunflower seeds, eating barbecue and clogging spark your fancy, you'll want to hurry on down to Uchee Creek Campground Saturday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • Post awards Expert Infantryman Badge as annual testing draws more than 440 candidates

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A few hundred Soldiers are expected to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge today after a week of testing punctuated by a 12-mile foot march early this morning.

  • 13th CSSB headquarters company leaves for Iraq

    Apr 16, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion's Headquarters and Headquarters Company shoved off Monday for a yearlong deployment to Iraq in which the unit will "virtually complete" President Barack Obama's directive to withdraw U.S. forces and equipment, the battalion commander said.

  • Benning Soldier named All-Army coach

    Apr 15, 2010

    SGT Corey Shaffer said he has waited a long time to be where he is now - to be exact, it's been a nine-year wait. The 30-year-old paralegal with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate left April 7 for Fort Bragg, N.C., to participate in the All-Army men's and women's volleyball trial camp. He was selected as the head coach of the women's camp and All-Army team. "This is a dream for me," he said. "This is something I have always wanted to do -coach a high level of volleyball." When he joined the Army nearly nine years ago, he said he always wanted to participate in All-Army volleyball, but because of training and other assignments, he wasn't able to. When he arrived Wednesday at Fort Bragg, Shaffer wasn't expecting to be asked to take over as the head coach. He filled out an application to play on the men's team and another to coach, he said, but was initially told he would play on the men's team and be the assistant coach of the women's team.

  • DoD personnel get hands-on training with Army engineers

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A group of more than 60 Department of Defense civilians from installations around the world got a hands-on introduction Tuesday to what military engineers do at Fort Benning. The bridge-building demonstration was one of the many exercises participants in the Executive Leadership Development Program have taken part in since they began the 10-month professional development program in October.

  • Army combatives debuts in Pan Am competition

    Apr 15, 2010

    Fort Benning sent Soldiers who are combatives experts to Irvine, Calif., to compete in the Pan Am Jiu Jitsu Championships, hosted April 8-12 by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

  • MACH nurse returns from Haiti mission

    Apr 15, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - CPT Manuel Galaviz is a Soldier with two jobs. In his first, he's the company commander for A Company, Martin Army Community Hospital Troop Command. In his second, he's the brigade nurse for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the unit currently tasked as the country's Global Response Force.

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