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  • Soldiers conquer Screaming Eagle, challenge course

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - SPC David Ellis stood at the top of a 100-foot tower overlooking a tree-covered valley as his teammates coaxed him to make the jump. Ellis was harnessed to a 2,400-foot-long zip line that would carry him across the valley at speeds reaching 65 miles per hour.

  • Director to recommend changes to DoD reading programs

    Oct 22, 2009

    Dr. Shirley Miles, director of Department of Defense Education Activity schools, visited Fort Benning, Ga., for information on reading programs available at the post's seven schools.

  • 789th EOD 'bomb squad' to train Iraqi units

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning's bomb disposal experts are returning to Iraq for the second time with the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team.

  • Airborne names top 'Black Hat'

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After a multiweek competition Sept. 24 through Oct. 14, the second time was the charm for Fort Benning's newest Black Hat of the Year, SSG Rommel Hurtado. Only one year removed from his self-described disappointing performance in last year's competition, Hurtado emerged the winner among seven Airborne cadre.

  • World's premier snipers converge on Fort Benning

    Oct 22, 2009

    One shot, one kill: It's the creed of every sniper. More than 30 two-man teams from around the globe put that battle cry to the test - minus any lethality in this instance - on Fort Benning's ranges during the ninth annual U.S. Army International Sniper Competition, which began Oct. 15 and ended Thursday.

  • Georgia Tech invites Army to homecoming game

    Oct 22, 2009

    ATLANTA - A handful of Fort Benning Soldiers got a bird's-eye view of Yellow Jacket fever Saturday evening at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

  • CRC wins flag football championship

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - After playing three rounds in the winners bracket of the Commander's Cup flag football tournament, CRC fell to the losers bracket losing to the Jungle Cats 4-0 - but it wouldn't be the last time CRC would see the Jungle Cats.

  • BOSS earns gold level

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Members of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers logged more than 3,000 hours of volunteer service this fiscal year, earning them gold in the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. To achieve the gold, organizations must log a minimum of 1,000 hours with each member contributing at least 25 hours.

  • Boots on Broadway

    Oct 22, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Columbus wants to say thanks. Community members will have the chance at Boots on Broadway from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on Broadway. "It's just an opportunity for us to say thank you," said Richard Bishop, president of UPtown Columbus and the Business Improvement District. "Fort Benning and the military do so much for this community, the country and the world ... first and foremost, protecting us. They lay it on the line every day."

  • Camp Buehring is like Las Vegas'

    Oct 21, 2009

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait Aca,!" If you know someone whoAca,!a,,cs in the Army, and has deployed to Iraq, then thereAca,!a,,cs a chance youAca,!a,,cve heard of a place called Camp Buehring. Most Army units pass through the camp on their way north, steadfast and loyal to their cause, Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Casey: Infantry-Armor merger boosts Army's 'full-spectrum' operations

    Oct 21, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr. got an aerial peek at the massive expansion effort under way for the Maneuver Center of Excellence on Fort Benning, Ga., and observed urban combat training on Sand Hill. Along the way, he toured the National Infantry Museum for the first time and re-enlisted five Soldiers - including two Purple Heart recipients - at the Follow Me Statue in front of the museum.

  • Army to delink distributed Learning from resident phase in Civilian Education System courses

    Oct 20, 2009

    Employees enrolling in a Civilian Education System course in the 3rd and 4th quarters of FY10 will notice a major change in the application process.

  • Port Operations Keep 3rd HBCT Moving

    Oct 20, 2009

    Camp Buehring, Kuwait - Offloading nearly 650 vehicles and pieces of military equipment from a cargo ship is easier said than done for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Central Michigan University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Oct 19, 2009

    Army Management Staff College has signed another articulation agreement, demonstrating university recognition of its Civilian Education System program.

  • Annual Youth Sportsman Day set for Oct. 24

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and Outdoor Recreation will host the annual Youth Sportsman Day, sponsored by the U.S. Youth Sportsmen's Alliance, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 24 at USAMU's Hook Range.

  • All-Army rugby camp set for Oct. 28

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Thirty-five rugby players from across the Army will come to Fort Benning to compete in the All-Army rugby trial camp Oct. 28. The trial camp runs until Nov. 6.

  • 'Stryker University' - Seabees, SEALs study Strykers

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - It's known across the military as "Stryker University."

  • 2LTs complete Leader Forge

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers in Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course completed their culminating exercise Thursday - the nine-day scenario-based Leader Forge.

  • Benning customers turn in most ICE comments

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Out of all DoD installations and forward operating bases, Fort Benning had the most Interactive Customer Evaluation surveys submitted during fiscal 2009.

  • Volunteers to pick up litter to 'Help the Hooch'

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A rusted 55-gallon drum, an old couch and several used tires - those are just a few of the things found in and around Fort Benning's waterways during last year's Help the Hooch, said Jesse Taylor, clean water technician for the Environmental Management Division on post.

  • 3rd HBCT leaves for fourth Iraq rotation

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The unit that led the drive into Baghdad in March 2003 is now the first Army brigade with four deployments to Iraq. The 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team's main body left for Iraq over the Columbus Day holiday weekend in a wave of departures that began Oct. 7 and ended Monday.

  • CRC defeats Road Dawgs 22-2 in playoffs

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CONUS Replacement Center defeated the Road Dawgs 22-2 in an intramural flag football game Monday at Essebagger Field.

  • AVID helps 'average' students succeed

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I know I'm going to college," said 13-year-old Aubrey Sanders, an eighth-grader at Faith Middle School. So Aubrey signed up for AVID, a program designed for kids who might not go to college if their grades and determination don't improve.

  • Tattoos topic of book by former 3rd HBCT Soldier

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Since the early 1900s, American troops have tattooed themselves to declare pride in their units, remember loved ones and keep alive the memory of fallen comrades, according to the Vanishing Tattoo Web site. In a History Channel documentary titled The Kill Zone, troops recounted military tattoos that served as a reminder of hardships and struggles born together as a unit, and of troops left behind.

  • Oktoberfest: 'The most fun event of the year'

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - German food and beer, Bavarian yodelers and a whole batch of children's activities highlight the revelry as Oktoberfest cranks up at 4 p.m. today.

  • Scouts create memorial garden, fence

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - David Hoover, 14, remembers the night the historic Office of the Staff Judge Advocate's building, the second- oldest building on Fort Benning, burned to the ground. His family lived blocks away from Building 5 and used to drive past it everyday. But the night of Feb. 6 the building was engulfed in flames and the next morning only a shell was left. A tall privacy fence was erected on the site and remained for several months as clean-up crews worked to remove debris.

  • Hybrid electric vehicles travel farther for less

    Oct 15, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Army is encouraging installations to trade in the keys of gas-guzzling cars for hybrid electric sedans that can net an average of 675 to 775 miles on a tank of gas.

  • Year of the NCO: NCOs the reason USAMU is the 'Home of Champions'

    Oct 14, 2009

    Noncommissioned officers are the standard keepers for the military and provide a valuable service in training, leading, mentoring and caring for Soldiers. Nowhere is that more true than at the United States Army Marksmanship Unit, the "Home of Champions," whose NCOs train, lead and mentor more than just their own Soldiers-they do so for the entire Army and an entire nation.

  • Fort Benning students place in statewide art contest

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A dancing peanut in a blue birthday hat won first place in the fifth-grade category at the Plains, Peanuts and a President art contest. The dancing peanut, drawn on postcard-sized paper by Morris R. McBride Elementary School student Michael Lewis, earned the 10-year-old a medal and a handshake from former President Jimmy Carter at the annual Plains Peanuts Festival Parade Sept. 26.

  • Benning Soldiers compete in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning Soldiers and civilians, along with nearly 30,000 other runners, competed in the Army Ten-Miler in Washington Sunday. The post's Army Ten-Miler team placed 17th overall and fifth in the men's active-duty division.

  • Spyder Monkeys edge Roos in MCCC Mega Bowl

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - After going undefeated during a three-month season with an 8-0 record, the Spyder Monkeys took the Maneuver Captains Career Course Mega Bowl 5.0 title, bragging rights and a trophy after defeating the Roos 11-10 in an ultimate football game Saturday at French Field.

  • Post officials plan 'absolutely gorgeous' hospital

    Oct 8, 2009

    Fort BenningAca,!a,,cs new $333 million hospital will be an architectural icon that incorporates the latest technological advances in medical facilities and equipment and elevates the quality of life for Soldiers, veterans and their families, the projectAca,!a,,cs resident engineer said.

  • 3rd HBCT headed to Iraq a fourth time

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - On the eve of a fourth deployment to Iraq in seven years, the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team cased its colors Wednesday at Kelley Hill's Sledgehammer Field.

  • 6th RTB put to test in mass-casualty exercise

    Oct 8, 2009

    EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - Four consecutive horrific "accidents" left bloody bodies of 6th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers strewn all over the Eglin ranges Oct 1.

  • Fort Benning starts AWANA program

    Oct 8, 2009

    Fort Benning kicked off its first night of AWANA Sept. 30 at the School Age Services Center, welcoming more than 50 volunteers and 115 children.

  • Extreme sports help combat veterans cope

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - With specks of paint dotting the side of his face, SPC David Tuiteleleapaga could do nothing but laugh when he was the first Soldier eliminated during a second round of paintball Sept. 29 with troops from the 988th Military Police Company. A few minutes later, the rest of Tuiteleleapaga's team was defeated and they marched out of the woods at Fort Benning's Woodlands Paintball Area covered in orange and purple paint. Despite losing for the second time in a row against the red team, the yellow team was all smiles.

  • Fall activities are ripe for the picking at Marengo Creek Farms.

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Through Oct. 31 visitors can pick out their future jack-o'-lanterns and pies at the pumpkin patch and check out the assortment of farm animals at Marengo's working sheep farm. This year, the family-friendly farm boasts a hayride, hay maze and shelled corn boxes for children to play in.

  • Fighting the flu with fist bumps

    Oct 8, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - For the workplace, the most common form of spreading germs through contact is via handshake. A handshake usually signals agreement or acquaintance, or it can function as a professional way to say hello or goodbye. In ancient times, it meant you werenAca,!a,,ct concealing a weapon in your hand.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning participates in AUSA Conference

    Oct 7, 2009

    Today is the last day of the annual AUSA conference in Washington D.C. This past week I've had the opportunity to hear directly from the Army's senior leaders, see all that industry has to offer to our Soldiers on the battlefield and provide feedback on systems still in development - incredible opportunities all.

  • BLOG: Fort Benning team competes in Army 10-Miler

    Oct 7, 2009

    More than 700 military and civilian teams ran in the Army Ten-Miler Saturday on a sunny, fall morning, which some found troubling and others found stimulating. The temperature was in the mid-60s by the start of the race, which is a temperature I like for running. In fact, at 5 a.m., when my co-worker Jenn and I left our hotel, it seemed almost balmy to me. However, one man I talked to was from Cincinnati, Ohio, and had never run when it was "as cold as this." Other people also seemed buoyed by the crispness in the air, so I guess it wasn't too bad.

  • AUSA Opening Ceremony

    Oct 7, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Soldiers dressed in Revolutionary War regalia opened the 2009 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition: A Professional Development Forum in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Monday in Washington, D.C.

  • Teenage Eagle Scout builds PT field for wounded warriors

    Oct 1, 2009

    Fort Benning has a new PT field, researched and engineered by 15-year-old Mark Yanoschik.

  • Woman survives breast cancer, shares story

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - I'm going to die one day, but it's not going to be from breast cancer," said Carmen Davis, marketing manager for Army Community Service. It was the same sentiment she told herself nearly six months ago when she was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ, or "stage-zero" breast cancer.

  • Strong Bonds retreats strengthen marriages

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Finances, romance, communication, parenting, the in-laws - those are just a few of the topics discussed on a Strong Bonds marriage retreat, said Chaplain (CPT) Al Wall, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment.

  • Army stars light up Soldier show at Fort Benning

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The 2009 U.S. Army Soldier Show takes center stage at Wetherby Field at 8 p.m. today. The show is sponsored by I. A.M. STRONG, the Army's Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Program, and AT&T.

  • Soldier looks to make mark driving

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Curtis Haney is following a dusty trail blazed by his father in the world of dirt track racing. Now, he's hoping to make a mark during his second season at East Alabama Motor Speedway.

  • USAMU Soldier gets perfect score of 600

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shot their way onto the medal stand Sept. 23 at the 2009 International Rifle and Pistol Fall Selection "Champion of Champions" matches at Pool International Shooting Complex.

  • Kelley Hill wins 25-18

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Kelley Hill defeated the Rangers 25-18 in an intramural flag football game Monday at Essebagger Field.

  • Post to receive 44 electric cars under Army plan

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning expects to receive 44 new electric cars under an Army leasing plan announced earlier this year, said Peter Lukken, the garrison sustainability planner.

  • Foot technology takes step in right direction

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A painful foot blister or stress fracture can slow a Soldier down. One way the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) is helping troops combat the effects of daily ruck marches and running is to ensure they are properly fitted for combat boots and tennis shoes.

  • Post CSM picked for plum position

    Oct 1, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CSM Darrin Bohn leaves for Afghanistan today to become the senior enlisted adviser to the deputy commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, LTG David Rodriguez.

  • Camp gives kids taste of deployment

    Oct 1, 2009

    It was no ordinary day at Sledgehammer Field on Kelley Hill as platoons performed physical fitness and practiced marching, Sept. 19. The training was for the children of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers to learn what their parents might encounter while deployed to Iraq.

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards $333 million for new Fort Benning Hospital

    Sep 29, 2009

    Fort Benning is one step closer to a new hospital following today's award of a $333,359,000 contract by the Savannah District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The award was made to Turner Construction Company, Inc., of Huntsville, Ala., for the design and construction of a 745,000-square-foot hospital, almost twice the size of the current 393,000 square-foot facility.

  • Post, AAFES combat increases in juvenile shoplifting

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Theft involving juveniles at the Post Exchange has increased in the past year, and officials said they're beefing up educational efforts in an attempt to reverse the trend.

  • Illinois man raises $16,001 in less than a week for Fort Benning kids

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Hundreds of Fort Benning children will have presents under the tree this holiday season thanks to the efforts of an Illinois man.

  • DOIM takes new name but 'mission has not changed'

    Sep 29, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning's Directorate of Information Management has become the Network Enterprise Center as part of a transformation move that shifts organizational control of all DOIMs from the garrison level to the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command and 9th Signal Command.

  • Clark Howard, Robin Meade to host personal finance town hall Friday

    Sep 28, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The public is invited to attend a personal finance town hall hosted by consumer advocate Clark Howard and HLN morning TV personality Robin Meade 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum.

  • U.S. Army sponsors first HIV vaccine trial to show some effectiveness in preventing HIV

    Sep 24, 2009

    A Phase III clinical trial involving more than 16,000 adult volunteers in Thailand has demonstrated that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was safe and modestly effective in preventing HIV infection. According to final results released by the trial sponsor, the U.S. Army Surgeon General, the prime boost combination of ALVACR HIV and AIDSVAXR B/E lowered the rate of HIV infection by 31.2% compared with placebo.

  • TRADOC commander on flu prevention

    Sep 24, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), and Col. Karen O'Brien, TRADOC surgeon, explain how to help mitigate the spread of the H1N1 flu virus.

  • ARFORGEN, Reserves getting the job done, says FORSCOM CG

    Sep 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Gen. Charles Campbell, Army Forces Commanding General, discussed the two "great epiphanies" of the Army after the Iraq War during day two of the Infantry Warfighting Conference.

  • Force out of balance, Preston says

    Sep 24, 2009

    We live in an era of persistent conflict, and that's not likely to change any time soon, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston said Wednesday on the final day of the annual Infantry Warfighting Conference in Columbus, Ga.

  • Fort Riley hosts Air Assault training

    Sep 23, 2009

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - After a two-mile run, a six-mile road march, an obstacle course, hundreds of push-ups, orientation flights and classroom work, it's safe to say Soldiers taking the Air Assault Course are tired. But the fun isn't dying out anytime soon, and neither is their enthusiasm.

  • Army mindset needs changing in order to help security forces, says Caldwell

    Sep 23, 2009

    The former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism discussed lingering challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying itAca,!a,,cs important not to abandon political and security objectives in order to avoid a similar fate that occurred in post-Vietnam.

  • Former ambassador discusses State Department's counterterrorism efforts

    Sep 23, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism discussed lingering challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan Wednesday, saying it's important not to abandon political and security objectives in order to avoid a similar fate that occurred in post-Vietnam.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • Soldier feedback vital to latest technologies

    Sep 22, 2009

    Meeting the needs of Soldiers in the fight is the top priority for senior Army leaders, but understanding those needs requires two-way communication.

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • Check out the latest edition of Benning: Tip Of The Bayonet

    Sep 21, 2009

    Click "Join our mailing list" to receive the Benning E-Newsletter, one of several forums we have to share the Fort Benning story with you every Friday.

  • Saving Soldiers from suicide: Army seeks to stamp out stigma

    Sep 21, 2009

    A phone call devastated his world, crumbling to dust his hopes and dreams for the future. He only survived because of an aware and caring battle buddy.

  • USAMU Soldiers qualify for 2010 World Championships

    Sep 21, 2009

    Five Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit earned berths on the 2010 U.S. World Championship team as well as spots in three 2010 World Cup events after their performances at the 2009 Fall Selection match in Kerrville, Texas.

  • Follow the 2009 Infantry Warfighting Conference online!

    Sep 21, 2009

    Senior Army Leaders * Live Blogging * Photos * Presenter Videos and Presentations * Agenda * Registration * Directions

  • Tattoos and the Army: a long and colorful tradition

    Sep 19, 2009

    Tattoos and the military have a long and colorful history. Modern pop culture credits the Navy with introducing the art of tattooing to the United States in the early 1900s, when Sailors returning from distant lands displayed their skin-art souvenirs.

  • Pros vs. GI Joes: Guitar Hero

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Players from the Atlanta Falcons took time to play video games against Soldiers representing the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, and Soldiers currently deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan Sept. 15, at the Falcon's training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga.

  • U.S. Army Combatives Championship held at Smith Fitness Center Sept. 18-20.

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING NEWS RELEASE - Soldiers from around the Army will fight hand-to-hand to earn first place during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship, which will be conducted at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center on Dixie Road Sept. 18-20.

  • Prevention Key to stopping spread of flu

    Sep 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • MCOE to meet BRAC milestone

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will reach another milestone in its transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence Oct. 1 when MG Michael Ferriter becomes the center's first commanding general and its Soldiers don the redesigned MCOE patch.

  • 9/11 Steel beam, Rescorla statue unveiled

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The threat of rain was not enough to keep hundreds from gathering Thursday outside the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to celebrate the unveiling of the COL(R) Rick Rescorla statue and greet the arrival of a steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

  • New cammo pattern may blend in better in Afghanistan

    Sep 18, 2009

    Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan will soon see two new test camouflage patterns on the backs of fellow Soldiers.

  • Gates calls for patience on Afghanistan troop decision

    Sep 18, 2009

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today defended the president's plan to keep the recent Afghanistan assessment classified and said the decision to send more troops there should be weighed carefully.

  • Soldier on right track at local speedway

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - When Rick Gilliland returned to Fort Benning in March - with an eye toward retirement in two years - the staff sergeant said he and his wife, Marcia, wanted to buy a boat. He wound up with a race car instead.

  • POW/MIA Day: Honor our missing heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - If there is a day to put away petty gripes, it is today. Each year, the third Friday of September is set aside to honor our prisoners of war and missing in action. It is a time to reflect on their sacrifices and remember their stories.

  • Students thank parents for service to country

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - It's about service and sacrifice, and it's about gratitude," said Glenn Hughes, principal of Edward A. White Elementary School, as he opened the school's first Freedom Friday program Friday in the multipurpose room.

  • Flu shots coming to MACH

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - In the coming weeks, flu shots will be available at Martin Army Community Hospital for eligible beneficiaries. For information on the schedule, check The Bayonet and Web page at www.army.mil/benning and the Martin Army Community Hospital Web page at www.martin.amedd.army.mil. In the interim, beneficiaries may use their Tricare benefits to obtain a flu vaccination.

  • National Infantry Association awards two Doughboys

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - GEN(R) John W. Foss and CSM(R) Jimmie W. Spencer are the 2009 recipients of the Doughboy Award in recognition of their contributions to the Infantry.

  • Dexter students plant fall garden

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I just love gardening," said 6-year-old Parker Boone, after pulling weeds from his classroom garden Friday at Dexter Elementary School.

  • New services, renewed commitment to Army families

    Sep 17, 2009

    Fort Benning introduced community members to the new $7 million School Age Services Center during a grand opening Wednesday, while post leaders reaffirmed their commitment to Soldiers and their families by re-signing the Army Family Covenant.

  • Coaches not a dime a dozen

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning Children Youth and School Services has never went without offering sports programs for the youth on post, but having enough volunteer coaches for this year's football, soccer and cheerleading presented a challenge sports specialist Dorrie Wagner said.

  • Chattco High School Panthers remain undefeated

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Chattahoochee County High School Panthers remained unbeaten in Region 4-A with a 14-7 come-from-behind victory over the Wildcats of Schley County Friday in Ellaville, Ga.

  • Freedom Walk commemorates Sept. 11

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Though Phillip Flick is too young to remember the events of Sept. 11, the 11-year-old joined more than 100 people Friday to commemorate the eighth anniversary of the terrorist attacks by walking nearly two miles at Stewart-Watson Field before heading to class at Faith Middle School.

  • Pathfinders deliver the goods at rodeo

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Forget roping a steer, when the students of Fort Benning's Pathfinder course head out for a rodeo, they aren't referring to a sport but rather the safest, fastest method of resupply currently available.

  • Volunteers make care packages for deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley and Davis Broadcasting packed more than 50 care packages Friday at the National Infantry Museum to ship to Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Current Fort Benning Flu Condition Level: Orange

    Sep 15, 2009

    ORANGE: Novel or unexpected flu-like activity Aggressive implementation of preventative measures. Heightened awareness/surveillance in cooperation with non-DOD Federal, State and local agencies. Active planning/preparation for FLUCON RED or BLACK.

  • Fort Benning Families connect with Facebook

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Fort Benning Facebook Fan Page is a place for our Soldiers and their Families to connect with each other to share experiences and find answers. Please click here to see some Family submitted photos of the generation of American Heroes.

  • VIDEO: Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter

    Sep 14, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter, commanding general of Fort Benning, talks about the Combined Federal Campaign.

  • New Job website featured in Benning: Tip of the Bayonet

    Sep 14, 2009

    The E-Newsletter is a great way to get important and interesting Fort Benning information from one place. Click "Join our Mailing List" if you like what you see.

  • H1N1 Latest Information

    Sep 14, 2009

    H1N1 Updates, Frequently Asked Questions, Fact Sheets, General Information and Guidance for Professionals

  • Fort Benning Freedom Walk on Patriot Day

    Sep 11, 2009

    Photos from the Freedom Walk at Steward-Watson Field on Patriot Day - September 11, 2009

  • New NCOs to be honored at ceremony

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - More than 60 newly promoted sergeants and appointed corporals are expected to take part in the U.S. Army Infantry Center's NCO Induction Ceremony Sept. 25 at the Benning Conference Center.

  • Santa's Castle spreads holiday cheer

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - A stuffed animal for a toddler, a new bike for a teenager, a board game for the family - that's what Santa's Castle does, said Tiffani Cunningham, publicity coordinator for Santa's Castle.