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  • 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.

  • Free combat-stress workshops focus on acceptance, open to community

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The free workshops, broken into two daily sessions, are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 18-19 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. They'll be led by Harold McRae, a professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist with a private practice in Columbus, and Sarah Bird, a leading practitioner in energy psychology from Ireland who's worked as a personal development consultant for the past two decades.

  • Post cable company vows better service

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Technicians with Windjammer Cable, including the company's top regional engineer, arrived on post Tuesday to assess the amplifiers on Fort Benning that control the signal quality received on the installation.

  • Walk on the wild side

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Eye to eye with a 15-foot giraffe - it doesn't happen most every day, unless you're at Wild Animal Safari, that is, where it's nothing out of the ordinary. At the park, there are animals from six continents, everything from the American bison and blackbuck antelope to the Bactrian camel and kangaroo. But don't expect your typical zoo experience. On the 200-acre preserve in Pine Mountain, Ga., you'll get up close and personal with the animals. If you choose, you can pet them, feed them and, if you're not quick, be slobbered on by them.

  • New maneuver center insignia announced

    Sep 10, 2009

    When the first Soldiers of the maneuver center don new shoulder insignia during the MCOE activation ceremony Oct. 1, it will be a revised version of the new patch introduced in February 2008.

  • Register now for upcoming job fair on post

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "Network and network early," Vickie Washington said. "Because it's through networks and contacts you've made that you may ultimately find a job."

  • Captain using Ironman to highlight Wounded Warrior cause

    Sep 10, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - CPT Jason Tebedo has experienced at least half the pain of a triathlon. He'll face the full brunt next month. On Oct. 10, he's scheduled to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championship at Kona, Hawaii, an endurance race that leads participants over 2.4 miles of swimming through ocean waves, 112 miles of biking and a 26.2-mile marathon run.

  • 9/11 hero, Vietnam veteran to be honored next to World Trade Center steel

    Sep 10, 2009

    Retired Col. Rick Rescorla, a Vietnam veteran who died during the terrorist attacks on 9/11, will be honored with the unveiling of a bronze statue Sept. 17 at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Pentagon civilians reflect on 9/11 at year-old memorial

    Sep 10, 2009

    On the eve of the eight-year anniversary of 9/11, Pentagon employees who witnessed that tragedy first-hand took time to reflect from inside the memorial built to commemorate that day.

  • Fort Benning Blog goes Live!

    Sep 10, 2009

    Fort Benning's Official Blog is now available! This is the place for anyone interested in learning more about Fort Benning.

  • Newman fights back to finish 9th in Atlanta

    Sep 8, 2009

    Ryan Newman made another late-race charge to post a ninth-place finish in Sunday night's Pep Boys Auto 500 Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

  • TRADOC commander discusses leadership, training at forum

    Sep 4, 2009

    The Army wants Soldiers to develop the attributes that will allow them to anticipate changes on the battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's commanding general said. GEN Martin E. Dempsey addressed training at Fort Benning and around the service while attending the Summer 2009 TRADOC Initial Entry Training Forum Sept. 1-2 at the Columbus Iron Works and Trade Center.

  • Soldiers learn how to lead, be NCOs in Warrior Leaders Course

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - One hundred and fifty-nine Soldiers in the Warrior Leader Course are learning what it means to be an NCO.

  • Red Rockets soar past Dem Boyz, 26-7

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Red Rockets defeated Dem Boyz 26-7 in a regular season intramural flag football game Monday at Essebagger Field.

  • NASCAR's Ryan Newman makes a pit stop at Fort Benning

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - NASCAR veteran Ryan Newman, preparing for this weekend's Pep Boys Auto 400 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, stopped off at Fort Benning Wednesday for a round of appearances.

  • Mitochondrial disease awareness: Grandmother rallies for support group

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Two-year-old Ava Wilson has blonde hair and hazel eyes. She likes splashing around in the water, playing pat-a-cake, watching Baby Einstein and other activities children her age enjoy, but Ava has a challenge that most kids her age don't. One year ago, she was diagnosed with mitochondrial disease.

  • Post becomes Maneuver Center Oct. 1

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will become the Maneuver Center of Excellence effective Oct. 1, with the post commander, MG Michael Ferriter, designated commanding general of the MCOE, announced Jay Brown, Base Realignment and Closure project manager, during the monthly BRAC community update Tuesday at the National Infantry Museum.

  • ID card scanners in use at Eddie Bridge gate

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Starting Tuesday, Eddie Bridge gate guards will begin scanning identification cards for all personnel entering post from the southeast side of Lawson Army Airfield.

  • Wilson gives kids something to cheer about

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "Go, go; let's go!" More than a dozen fifth-grade girls learned their first cheer Monday at Wilson Elementary School.

  • Post kicks off CFC with $1M goal

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning kicked off the 48th annual Combined Federal Campaign Wednesday at the Benning Conference Center.

  • Dawgs unleashed, win championship

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - After being forced out of the winner's bracket semifinals of the Commander's Cup Preseason Flag Football Tournament, the MEDDAC Dawgs fought back through the loser's bracket to face a familiar foe - the Goonz of the 598th Maintenance Company. This time the outcome favored the Dawgs as they came away with two consecutive victories in the double elimination tournament to win the preseason title Aug. 27 at Essebagger Field.

  • New bipod tested for shooting stability

    Sep 3, 2009

    Fort Benning's Maneuver Battle Lab evaluated handling of a lightweight adjustable bipod for the M-240 B medium machine gun Aug. 24-28, to determine whether the new attachment provides an effective platform for stable fire.

  • Vietnam-era panel discusses challenges of 3rd HBCT's upcoming advisory mission

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Seven former advisers in Vietnam and one Vietnamese officer met with more than 30 officers from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team Friday at the National Infantry Museum to discuss the challenges and lessons they learned in developing partnerships.

  • 14th CSH Soldiers remember 'mentor, friend'

    Sep 3, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - SPC Richard Allyn Walters made a lasting impression on the troops of 14th Combat Support Hospital, who gathered Friday at Sightseeing Chapel to pay final respects to a man they called a father figure, mentor and friend.

  • Ft. Benning Soldiers visit ADMC's TOW missile operations

    Sep 3, 2009

    ANNISTON ARMY DEPOT, Ala.--Eight Soldiers from Fort Benning, Ga., visited Anniston Defense Munitions Center Aug. 20 to see the inner workings of the TOW (Tube-Launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided) missile, something few will ever get the chance to see.

  • Army expects H1N1 vaccine in October

    Sep 3, 2009

    Soldiers and families can expect to get two flu shots this year. In addition to the conventional flu shot administered each fall, the H1N1 or "Swine Flu" vaccine should be available by mid-October.

  • Troops to receive H1N1 Flu vaccinations

    Sep 2, 2009

    All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official said Tuesday.

  • Tanks for the Memory

    Sep 1, 2009

    The Big Impact of 'Little Willie'.

  • McChrystal delivers Afghan assessment to U.S., NATO leaders

    Sep 1, 2009

    The commander of NATO and U.S. forces in Afghanistan has completed his assessment of the situation there and has forwarded it to NATO and U.S. leaders, Defense Department officials said today.

  • Fort Benning tests new M-8 bandoleer

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Soldiers from the Maneuver Battle Lab's experimentation force tossed around the current M-8 bandoleer and a candidate replacement version during a weeklong assessment on Fort Benning.

  • 'Someone has to show appreciation'

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "In my war service, I never got a handshake from anyone, except my family. People just didn't seem to care - and someone has to care and show appreciation for what these people are doing over there. I tell them how proud I am of their service." One by one, CSM(R) Virgil Greene greets the U.S. personnel walking out the door, shaking each hand as if it were the first. It's become a weekly ritual for him, a CONUS Replacement Center chaplain and unit leaders. Since early 2007, the 79-year-old highly decorated Soldier, who fought in Korea and Vietnam, has never missed a deployment or Freedom Flight at Lawson Army Airfield. He's met thousands of U.S. troops, Department of Defense civilians and military contractors headed to and returning from 36 different countries as part of the war on terrorism.

  • "It's kind of a family thing" say teenage Temple triplets

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The cadre at the 30th Adjutant General Battalion aren't seeing double - they're seeing triple. That is, Joshua, Jacob and John Temple, identical triplets who arrived at the battalion Aug 17. The Temple brothers are the first triplets to pass through in more than 20 years, said Erma Thompson, chief of personal affairs, who has worked at the battalion since it opened on Sand Hill in 1983.

  • Traffic devices at Lawson to have 'minimal' impact

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Flashing traffic control devices have been installed at three locations near the intersection of Sunshine and Sightseeing roads to ensure an unobstructed radar signal to aircraft approaching Lawson Army Airfield from the south during inclement weather, the airfield division chief said this week.

  • Soldier conquers fear of swimming

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Less than a year ago, 2LT Robert Welch felt unsafe entering water more than six feet deep. Now, he can swim comfortably and with confidence, thanks to swimming lessons at the Briant Wells pool, part of Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Aquatics.

  • Soldiers hear 'shock jocks' of drunken driving

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The National Save A Life Tour made a stop at Fort Benning Aug. 17-21, delivering a message to Soldiers that featured a graphic video presentation depicting scenes of road carnage with personal stories of loss related to driving under the influence. Spectators also got to experience a drinking and driving simulator, while an open casket reserved for the next drunken-driving victim was among the displays.

  • Riggers win Army competition

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Home of the Infantry now has the added distinction of being home to the best rigger company in the Army. After a weeklong competition Aug. 10-14 at Fort Bragg, N.C., against nine teams from the U.S. and Europe, the parachute riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, came out on top at the 2009 Rigger Rodeo.

  • Heart to Heart seminar features Grammy Award-winning artist

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Jennifer Holliday knows depression and loneliness can fuel suicidal thoughts. Holliday, best known for her role as Effie White in the original Broadway production of Dreamgirls and her R&B hit And I am Telling You I'm Not Going, nearly took her own life in 1990 after years of depression.

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