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  • Saying goodbye: 197th Infantry to case colors

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Ready and Resilient seeks culture change

    Dec 11, 2013

  • CAC cards required at dining halls

    Dec 11, 2013

  • 5th RTB reunites Family with former homestead

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Self-study essential for leaders

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Take a hike at FDR Park

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Fort Benning All Stars lose thriller in CYFL bowl

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Top runners, teammates push themselves to be best in cross-country

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Families attend annual tower lighting

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Unit focuses on selfless service

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Annual event kicks off holiday season

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Unit hosts toy drive

    Dec 11, 2013

  • Living history village features guided tours

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Commentary: Turkey Bowl and beyond

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Officers top NCOs in annual Turkey Bowl

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Columbus Lions slip past BSTB in annual Turkey Bowl

    Dec 4, 2013

  • New Mass Notification System bridges digital divide

    Dec 4, 2013

    Fort Benning will launch a new crisis communication tool in mid-December.

  • German and Italian soldiers remembered at ceremony

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Trees for Troops returns to post Dec. 12

    Dec 4, 2013

  • New Infantry chief takes command

    Dec 4, 2013

  • MCCC class hears CSF2 experiences By NICK DUKE nick.duke@thebayonet.com Students in a Maneuver Cap

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Here comes the boom: Marines demonstrate mine-clearing line charge during live fire

    Dec 4, 2013

  • Memories of Mogadishu: Veteran shares experiences for museum exhibit

    Sep 30, 2013

    In October, the Army will mark the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, a 1993 conflict in Somalia that inspired the book "Black Hawk Down" and the mainstream movie of the same name.

  • CID cyber tips: Protecting your online identity

    Sep 19, 2013

    Now more than ever, Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members rely on the Internet to work, study, stay connected with family and friends, pay their bills or simply unwind. For criminals, the Internet provides an endless stream of potential targets to be victimized.

  • CG talks challenges facing maneuver force

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Strategic landpower must remain focus

    Sep 18, 2013

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command said he believes the Army should increase its focus on Strategic Landpower, despite the scheduled withdrawal from major operations in Afghanistan in 2014.

  • Global readiness remains paramount

    Sep 18, 2013

    The commander of U. S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, addressed "Global Responsiveness and Regional Engagement" during the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium Sept. 10.

  • SHARP: Soldiers need character, competence

    Sep 18, 2013

    To eliminate sexual assault in the Army, all Soldiers are going to need more than just the know-how to do their jobs. They're also going to need character -- to ensure they uphold Army values.

  • Doughboy Award, Gold Medallion recipients honored

    Sep 18, 2013

    The 2013 Doughboy and Gold Medallion Dinner honored four retired Infantry and Armor Soldiers and a retired U.S. representative Sept. 10 at the Rivermill Event Centre in Columbus. Hosted by the U.S. Cavalry and Armor Association, the Order of Saint George Gold Medallion was awarded to retired Col. Glenn Snodgrass and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Carl Christian. Retired Gen. William Kernan, retired Command Sgt. Maj. George Conrad and retired U.S. representative Ike Skelton received the Doughboy Award.

  • Soldiers challenge fear on obstacles

    Sep 18, 2013

    As Infantry Soldiers faced week eight of one station unit training on Sand Hill's Confidence Course, the mission was to defeat their biggest enemy -- fear. Members of B Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, relied on team work and adrenaline to guide them through several obstacles on Saturday, such as scaling the Confidence Climb, helping each other accomplish the Skyscraper, tackling the ladders and ropes of the Tough One and climbing backward across the Inverted Rope Descent.

  • Commandant updates state of Armor, Cavalry

    Sep 18, 2013

    Less than a week after taking command of the Armor School, new commandant Col. Leopoldo Quintas was on hand at the Maneuver Warfighter Conference to deliver the annual State of Armor and Cavalry address. Speaking before conference attendees at Marshall Auditorium, Quintas used the address as an opportunity to provide updates on a variety of Armor and Cavalry initiatives. Those initiatives include plans for a standardized scout platoon, the increased importance of mobile protected precision firepower, the course map for Armor and Cavalry leaders and the need for continued excellence at the Armor School.

  • Former British officer: Leaders should 'shape narrative'

    Sep 18, 2013

    While Congress and the president debate the wisdom of engaging on battlefields across the world, a former British infantry officer has a message for policymakers eyeing future conflicts: Be more specific. "Shape the narrative. Shape the policy. You've got to be clear about what the objective of the mission is. And not in just broad, abstract terms like 'this is about freedom' because it's taken for granted that we will generically achieve those kinds of aims. Be more specific," said Emile Simpson, during his presentation at the 2013 Maneuver Warfighter Conference.

  • Infantry commander talks leader development timeline

    Sep 18, 2013

    During last week's Maneuver Warfighter Conference, Infantry School Commandant Brig. Gen. David Haight provided an update on the school with his annual State of the Infantry address. Haight covered a variety of topics during the address, including plans to lengthen the leader development timeline for Infantry officers.

  • Recognizing POWs and MIAs

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Hagel, Dempsey honor 12 killed at Washington Navy Yard

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Soldiers rescue more than 2,100 from Colorado floods

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Former captain to receive MoH

    Sep 18, 2013

  • Eye on the Ball

    Sep 17, 2013

    Dumbfounded, I stood on the racquetball court, trying to stop the blood flowing down my cheek. I'd just been hit in the eye with a ball and wondered how in the heck it happened. I had eyewear on, so why wasn't I protected? It turns out I was the stupid one. Instead of wearing approved racquetball safety glasses/goggles, I opted to wear my prescription glasses. I assumed they'd suffice. Besides, it was supposed to be a quick game with three experienced players. Little did I know that I'd pay the price for my assumption.

  • Citizen-Soldier is money in the bank

    Sep 14, 2013

    Kevin McCreadie, president and CEO of PNC Capital Advisors, says he wishes he had more employees like Col. Martin Schulz, commander 3rd Brigade, 100th Division, an Army Reserve command headquartered at Fort Totten, N.Y.

  • 'Buzz' Kill

    Sep 13, 2013

    My friends and I were pumped for the upcoming bow-hunting season. For the past 11 years, Mike, Scott and I faithfully got together to hunt on a 600-plus-acre farm we signed a lease to use. For us, the property is sort of a retreat from the everyday grind because it's very secluded and has few amenities. Therefore, the wife and kids have no desire to go. This particular trip was unique, with many factors that nearly culminated in a tragic outcome

  • Army Reserve needs warrant officers: aviation, logistics, signal, others

    Sep 11, 2013

    For non-commissioned officers with strong character and strong leadership skills who want to give their careers a boost, becoming a U.S. Army Reserve warrant officer might be the answer.

  • Commentary: Eight tips every Army spouse should know

    Sep 11, 2013

    Jessica Jacobs, an Army wife of six years and mother of two shares several tips to make PCSing easier.

  • Army gives green light for procurement of 3rd Stryker Double-V Hull brigade

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Project Manager for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team received the approval from the Army Acquisition Executive to begin the procurement of a 3rd brigade of Stryker Double V-Hull vehicles.

  • Maneuver conference under way

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Army's Infantry, Armor and Cavalry communities are coming together for the 2013 Maneuver Warfighter Conference in McGinnis-Wickam Hall, which runs through Friday. Keynote speakers from across the Army will address the conference's theme, "Developing a Common Vision to Adapt the Maneuver Force for the Challenges of Tomorrow."

  • MCoE rolls out self-study program

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence, in support of Armywide plans for leader development, has instituted the Maneuver Self-Study Program. The program, which was identified by MCoE commanding general Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster as one of his initiatives in 2012, consists of books, articles, doctrine, films, lectures and practical application exercises to help educate maneuver leaders about the nature and character of war, as well as their responsibilities to prepare Soldiers for combat, lead them in battle, and accomplish the mission.

  • Fort Benning welcomes new Armor commandant

    Sep 11, 2013

    The Armor School's newest commandant and Chief of Armor Col. Leopoldo A. Quintas was greeted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning community during a welcome ceremony Sept. 5 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium.

  • Post awarded longleaf conservation grant

    Sep 11, 2013

    The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced $3.1 million in grants will be awarded to 15 partners of Chattahoochee Fall Line Conservation Partnership in support of preserving the longleaf pine ecosystem, including $350,000 to aid Fort Benning's restoration efforts. The announcement was made Sept. 4 at Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center. Grants are funded through Longleaf Stewardship Fund, which aims to restore more than 14,000 longleaf pine habitats and 140,000 acres for management practice, technical assistance and education to private landowners.

  • 926th Medical preps for deployment

    Sep 11, 2013

    The small size of the 926th Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) stands in stark contrast to the magnitude of its mission. The 13-member unit provides sanitary inspections, epidemiological support, industrial hygiene, air, water, and soil sampling, and pest management for deployed units spread across large areas of operation. The 926th last deployed in support of Operation New Dawn from 2010-2011 and will head to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in October. The unit recently completed its weeklong culminating training exercise Aug. 19-23 at McKenna MOUT site in preparation for an upcoming deployment. The CTE involved observer and controllers from 44th Medical Brigade, 14th Combat Support Hospital, subject matter experts from Public Health Command Region South, OPFOR role players from 3rd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment, and IED support from MCoE Counter IED Team.

  • 9/11 ANNIVERSARY: Remembering the victims

    Sep 11, 2013

  • COURTS-MARTIAL

    Sep 11, 2013

  • CFC to kickoff with dodgeball

    Sep 11, 2013

  • What to do when you see a stray pet

    Sep 11, 2013

    Although you may think you are helping by picking up a stray or lost animal -- think again. Andrea Hoffman, owner and director of the Tricounty Animal Rescue Center, said there are reasons why you shouldn't let a strange animal into your home. Tricounty Animal Rescue is contracted to pick up animals on Fort Benning.

  • ASAP to host events for suicide awareness this month

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Easy ways to eliminate calories for your children, Family

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Patriots pull away from Red Jackets 26-8

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Crosstown rivalry showdown: Hardaway defeats Columbus 21-7

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Black Knights drop to 1-1, lose to Ball State

    Sep 11, 2013

    Larry Dixon scored on a 71-yard touchdown run on the game's third play from scrimmage, but Ball State (2-0) scored 37 unanswered points to seize control and went on to 40-14 victory over Army (1-1) Saturday afternoon at Scheumann Stadium.

  • Commentary: Dirty deeds, done dirt cheap

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Columbus Botanical Garden: Get in touch with nature, horticulture

    Sep 11, 2013

  • Allyn: Global readiness remains paramount despite drawdown

    Sep 11, 2013

    The commander of U. S. Army Forces Command, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, addressed "Global Responsiveness and Regional Engagement" during the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium Sept. 10.

  • Strategic Landpower must remain focus for Army

    Sep 11, 2013

    The commanding general of the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command said he believes the Army should increase its focus on Strategic Landpower, despite the scheduled withdrawal from major operations in Afghanistan in 2014.

  • Army Arts & Crafts Contest reveals much about entrants

    Sep 10, 2013

    Here are the official results of the 2013 Army Arts & Crafts Contest, an annual event that features two levels of competition among accomplished and novice artists, whose crafts are judged in nine categories: ceramics, digital art (non-photography), drawings, fibers/textiles, glass, metals/jewelry, mixed media, painting and wood.

  • 2013 IMCOM's National Domestic Violence Awareness Month PSA

    Sep 10, 2013

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is observed every October in order to educate, inform, and recognize domestic violence and its effects on Army Families. Stand with U.S. Army Installation Management Command in ending Domestic Violence -- Recognize It, Report It, Prevent It."

  • IMCOM's 2013 Suicide Prevention PSA

    Sep 10, 2013

    September is suicide prevention month. Suicide prevention rests upon proactive, caring and courageous people who recognize signs of danger and take immediate action.

  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • No season for risk

    Sep 6, 2013

    Autumn offers something for everyone. The coming and going of Labor Day means cooler weather, a return to regular schedules with kids back to school, and most of all, the start of football season (my favorite time of year!). Many Soldiers eagerly await the start of hunting season, while others are ready to start the countdown to time off around the holidays. What we can't look forward to, however, is a "slow" season for safety -- just because the summer is over doesn't mean we can fall into complacency.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • CONUS Replacement Center accepts first iteration at Fort Bliss

    Sep 4, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Continental U.S. (CONUS) Replacement Center is now fully operational, processing about 150 war fighters per weekly cycle, with an expected increase to more than 400.

  • Maneuver Warfighter Conference set for Sept. 9-13

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Maneuver Warfighter Conference is an annual event intended to provide a comprehensive forum to address current and future issues affecting the maneuver force regardless of functional area, location or deployed status.

  • CG speaks on leader development

    Sep 4, 2013

    Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commanding general, Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, was one of several featured speakers during second day of the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, held Aug. 26-27 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  • Velocity brings worship to single Soldiers

    Sep 4, 2013

    Kelley Hill Chapel is gearing up to bring worship services to Soldiers with Velocity. It kicks off at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at the chapel with the first worship service, which will then continue every second Sunday. Though all Soldiers and their Families are invited to the service, the aim is to help single Soldiers have a place to go for worship and fellowship -- especially those on Kelley Hill without transportation.

  • Panthers roar in opener; Chattco overcomes sluggish start, pulls away in second half

    Sep 4, 2013

    After leading 14-8 at the half, the Chattahoochee County Panthers caught lightning in a bottle Friday in the second half after a 30-minute delay due to lightning, scoring 21 unanswered points in its regular-season opener to beat the Stewart County Knights 35-8 in Lumpkin, Ga.

  • Hardaway rolls past Jordan to kick off 2013 campaign

    Sep 4, 2013

    Hardaway got its 2013 season off to an explosive start Friday, as the Hawks used a dominant rushing attack and opportunistic defense to blow away Jordan 51-18.

  • Ranger set to compete in Ironman triathlon

    Sep 4, 2013

    Josh Horsager, a Ranger from the 75th Ranger Regiment, was selected to represent the Army in the 35th Ironman World Championship Oct. 12 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 140.6-mile challenge features a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run with no breaks.

  • Instructor earns 4th Bronze Star

    Aug 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class John Melson was honored at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 23, 2013, as he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor, for his actions more than four years ago while fighting off a Taliban ambush in Gerani, Afghanistan.

  • Building named for fallen World War II Soldier

    Aug 28, 2013

  • New devices keep Army communications safe

    Aug 8, 2013

    Project Director, Communications Security is moving closer to fielding a new handheld device which will be used to deliver electronic keys to secure the Army's phone, radio, computer and satellite networks.

  • 'Bear' of a Dilemma

    Aug 7, 2013

    A few years ago, my son and I went on an overnight hiking trip with his Boy Scout troop. We met everyone at the old depot near the News-Minor newspaper office in Fairbanks, Alaska. The plan was for the boys and chaperones to hike 16 miles over two days on the Granite Tors Trail with 30-pound backpacks. Eight miles up the trail, sleep and then eight miles back. Great in theory, but after we set out, things didn't turn out quite as planned.

  • Leaders plot MCoE direction during On-Site

    Aug 7, 2013

    Leaders from across the Maneuver Center of Excellence gathered July 30 to share ideas and discuss ways to plan a strong direction for the MCoE going forward. The MCoE Senior Leader On-Site is a team-building exercise intended to allow senior leaders and subject matter experts to review and identify strategies for near, short and long-term solutions for the MCoE's future direction, while also maintaining its reputation as a premiere training installation, according to the event's mission statement.

  • SHARP: Leaders share ideas, suggestions at event

    Aug 7, 2013

    During the Maneuver Center of Excellence's Senior Leader On-Site July 30, one of the topics discussed at length was the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program. Col. Scott King, commander of the 194th Armored Brigade, served as the group facilitator for the discussion on SHARP and also helped to present the group's findings and recommendations at the end of the On-Site.

  • WHINSEC reaches across Atlantic: First European students attend institute, set to graduate from cour

    Aug 7, 2013

    Two Polish military students joined 20 U.S. ROTC, 62 Colombian and 44 Peruvian cadets in the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's Cadet Leadership Development Course.

  • Families take part in town hall

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Spouses invited to join club

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Teachers, staff at Fort Benning schools kickoff the school year

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Dragon*Con: Let out your inner nerd

    Aug 7, 2013

  • 5-15 ousts Rangers in softball finale

    Aug 7, 2013

    A rally cry from coach Curtis Graffam to his heavily favored 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, teammates at the end of the third inning echoed throughout Gowdy Field July 30 -- and his team responded. The Cav Boyz of 5-15 overcame an early 3-1 deficit, but rallied in the fourth inning and never looked back in its 16-9 win over the 75th Ranger Regiment, in the Commander's Cup Softball Tournament championship.

  • IBOLC student tops Ten-Miler qualifier

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Cantonment Archery Hunt set: 2013-2014 CANTONMENT ARCHERY HUNTING GUIDELINES

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Resilient Soldier in goal for Paralympic Team USA

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Commissaries offer 'Back to School' savings, opportunities for children

    Aug 7, 2013

  • TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of the Year winners

    Aug 7, 2013

    In an effort to balance the tradition of recognizing Army professionalism and being good stewards of limited funds, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command revamped the way it challenges, chooses and celebrates its best enlisted Soldiers. Chosen from a field of 17, Sgt. Curtis Bittner, from the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Okla., and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Steele, from the Initial Military Training Center of Excellence at Fort Jackson, S.C., were named TRADOC's best Soldier and noncommissioned officer, respectively, during a video-teleconference hosted at TRADOC headquarters, with 11 units across the United States.

  • Panel addresses sexual assault prevention

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Fort Benning team teaches counter-IED tactics in Alaska

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Memo provides specifics for spending cuts

    Aug 7, 2013

  • August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Hagel: Review reveals best, worst case

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Around the Army

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Walker promoted to Brig. Gen. during a "Family First" Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and senior leadership came out to Brig. Gen. Flem Bowen "Donnie" Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC, for his promotion to brigadier general at a ceremony held here at the Saber and Quill on Aug. 2.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

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