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  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • Memorial Day: more than a picnic

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Stationed at Fort Benning with her husband COL(R) Jack Harron six times during his 30-year career, Jean has attended the Fort Benning Memorial Day service dozens of times. But this year's ceremony was more poignant than before.

  • Healing old wounds: Vietnam veterans finally get their due at homecoming celebration

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - This homecoming has been a long time in the making. Shunned, ridiculed and even spit on in some cases four decades ago during the nation's turbulent past, Vietnam War veterans will finally get a long-awaited tribute June 5 at a daylong "welcome home" celebration.

  • Army tests training rounds for shoulder-launched weapon

    Jun 4, 2010

    The Maneuver Battle Lab spent four days evaluating a pair of sub-caliber training rounds for a shoulder-launched weapon used to engage armored vehicles from confined or enclosed positions to identify which one best prepares Soldiers to fire the real thing.

  • Memorial honors Sky Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SGT Lucas Beachnaw didn't attend the dedication for the 173rd Airborne Brigade National Memorial June 1. But his family did. Lucas, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, was the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team's first fatality this deployment.

  • Get to know the new Teacher of the Year

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Earning the title Teacher of the Year is all about going above and beyond. "We're just looking for outstanding teachers (who) not only know their subject matter well and have a tremendous ability to get it across, but they care," said assistant superintendent Shirley Jaeger.

  • Better than the fair, it's Fun Fest!

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - "No strings attached." That's the theme for Fun Fest, an annual community celebration put on by Epworth United Methodist Church. School's out, but don't head off for summer vacation without bringing family and friends to this festival-style event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5. There'll be free food, games, prizes, entertainment - and no catch.

  • Opinions critical to Aca,!EoeDonAca,!a,,ct Ask, DonAca,!a,,ct TellAca,!a,,c review

    Jun 4, 2010

    Opinions are "absolutely critical" in implementing policy for a repeal of the law that bans gays and lesbians from openly serving in the military, the nation's top military officer told Soldiers on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 2.

  • World Cup shooters compete at Benning

    Jun 3, 2010

    More than 350 competitors from 52 nations converged at Fort Benning May 22-31 to participate in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup USA at Pool and Phillips ranges. The Cup is the third of four rifle and pistol World Cups held every year around the world. "There is no one (at the World Cup) that will win a medal without a world-class performance - this is the best of the best," said Bob Mitchell, executive director and chief executive officer of USA Shooting. Shooters competed in 10 pistol and rifle matches. China won the most medals (10) followed by the U.S. with six medals and Russia with five.

  • COS Kalsu hosts lawyers round table

    Jun 3, 2010

    Forty-five lawyers and three law school faculty members attended a lawyersAca,!a,,c round table May 29, 2010, at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu.

  • Army secretary observes training, expansion at Fort Benning

    Jun 2, 2010

    The Army's top civilian leader praised the "huge muscle movement" taking place to produce the Maneuver Center of Excellence while making his first official visit June 2 to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Freefall plunge with Golden Knights marks Signal Corp's 150th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2010

    Soldiers jump with Golden Knights to commemorate Signal Corp's 150th anniversary.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen during Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 1, 2010

    The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division remembered their fallen Soldiers during a Memorial Day ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu May 31, 2010.

  • WTC holds change of command

    May 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Warrior Training Center hailed a new leader Tuesday. LTC Phillip Johnson took over the position during a change of command ceremony at Camp Butler's rappel tower. He replaces LTC Robert Harris, who leaves for Arlington, Va., to become the Army National Guard's deputy operations officer.

  • This is real': Basic training Soldiers learn hand grenade techniques

    May 28, 2010

    After spending the morning throwing practice hand grenades May 24, PVT Carlos Urbina said the training took on a new meaning when he threw a live grenade.

  • Cemeteries on post date back half a millennium

    May 28, 2010

    There's a host of history buried under Fort Benning, and officials with the Directorate of Public Works said all of it is being protected. Christopher Hamilton, chief of Environmental Programs Management Branch, said there are 85 cemeteries throughout the installation - most of them in remote firing areas.

  • For one couple, the battles are over

    May 28, 2010

    Rebecca White said she was shaking with nervous anticipation as she waited for the nearly 30 members of the 14th Combat Support Hospital advance party to file into Freedom Hall just after midnight May 22. She said the return was particularly sweet for her.

  • Officer candidates help build Vietnam traveling wall

    May 28, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Richard Tallman said he wanted to seek out just one name: his grandfather. In July 1972, BG Richard Joseph Tallman - on his third tour to Vietnam - was aboard a helicopter leaving An Loc in Binh Long Province when his party was hit by enemy artillery fire.

  • Post looks to gain an additional 82,800 acres

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Benning's garrison commander, COL Tom Macdonald, released a new map this week outlining defined areas of land being considered for potential acquisition to expand the amount of land suitable for training on the post. Last month, MG Michael Ferriter, the Maneuver Center commander, announced that the installation had launched a study into the possibility of acquiring 82,800 acres in one of, or a combination of, five counties near the post's southern, southeastern and southwestern boundaries: Russell County in Alabama and Marion, Chattahoochee, Webster and Stewart in Georgia.

  • Marking history

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The dedication of a plaque May 20 gave the garrison commander a chance to acknowledge the teamwork of the installation staff.

  • Your ticket to Columbus

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -A,A Just released this month, the River City Pass represents some of the best venues Columbus has to offer - all contained in a $20 wallet-sized card. One pass is good for admission to the National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus, the Coca-Cola Space Science Center and the Rifle Range and IMAX theater at the National Infantry Museum.

  • WWII vet recognizes his unit's esprit de corps in basic training graduates

    May 27, 2010

    The same pride in their step, the same warrior ethos as Soldiers before them, that's what MSG(R) Clancy Lyall saw Friday at the graduation of F Company, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, he said.

  • Fort Benning celebrates diverse Asian Pacific heritage

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Equal Opportunity Office hosted its most diverse observance of the year May 20 at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Luncheon. Honoring 28 Asian and 19 Pacific cultural groups, the luncheon featured music and dancing.

  • Jungle Cats win championship over Internationals

    May 27, 2010

  • Team Five wins women's volleyball championship

    May 27, 2010

    Team Five ended the inaugural women's volleyball season at Fort Benning by winning a best-of-three showdown for the championship against the Island Girls May 19 at Smith Fitness Center. Team Five ended the first set of the first match with a 25-13 win.

  • Benning Soldier Competes on All-Army team

    May 27, 2010

    Zavala, who is assigned to the 209th Military Police Detachment, was selected for All-Army Women's Volleyball Trial Camp and then selected to play on the All-Army Women's Volleyball Team in the Armed Forces Championship May 7-11 at Cherry Point, N.C. "When I first found out I made it (to trial camp) ... I was jumping up and down - I was so excited,'" she said. In past years, she wanted to play for the All-Army team but because of deployments, was unable to. "This year, I told myself, 'Let me see if I have what it takes to make it,'" she said.

  • Gunnery training keeps Soldiers sharp

    May 27, 2010

    The Bradley Fighting Vehicle and M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank are resources Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, use that provide an advantage over the enemy.

  • Conference brings leaders together

    May 27, 2010

    Leaders of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, met May 14, 2010, at Contingency Operating Site Kalsu for the second Provincial Reconstruction Team conference of the unit's current deployment to southern Iraq.

  • Iraqi, US students build on relationship

    May 27, 2010

    Students from the Brookstone school in Columbus, Ga., held a video teleconference May 5, 2010, with Iraqi students a hemisphere away in Babil Province.

  • 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.