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  • "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.

  • Coach steers players in 'right direction'

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I am going to leave the playing to the younger guys," he said. "I love coaching - I can still be involved in the game and it's a chance for me to mentor the players and steer them in the right direction. When I was a young Soldier and I first began playing football, I was a hothead. The coach of my team sat me down and steered me in the right direction and that gave me a desire to want to help other guys do the same."

  • Soldiers, civilians partner with Habitat for Humanity

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Work started at ground level Tuesday on the Habitat for Humanity site near Benning Drive in South Columbus. Several Soldiers and civilians with the CONUS Replacement Center laid the foundation for a new home that will be sold at cost, with interest-free loans, to a family in need.

  • Soldiers try to maintain 'cool' during Battle Lab experiment

    Aug 27, 2009

    The Army is looking at ways to keep Soldiers cooler in the desert and reduce the number of heat-related illnesses within the ranks.

  • Panthers defeat Blue Devils in scrimmage

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The Chattahoochee County High School Panthers (Region 4-A) defeated the Columbus High School Blue Devils (Region 2-AAA) 22-16 in the first scrimmage game of the season Friday at Chattco.

  • Up, up and away at Callaway Gardens

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - When the sun sets Friday, more than the moon will light up the night. The 11th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival, presented by Callaway Gardens, will kick off Labor Day weekend with a "balloon glow" along Robin Lake Beach.

  • Patrol caps limited to field environments

    Aug 27, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The headgear for garrison operations is the black beret. The headgear for training environments is the patrol cap. Leaders are enforcing this standard by placing NCOs in high-traffic civilian areas to make on-the-spot corrections, said CSM Earl Rice, U.S. Army Infantry Center command sergeant major.

  • Iraq drawdown moves into second phase as planners discuss challenges

    Aug 26, 2009

    As Multi-National Corps - Iraq moves into the second phase of the drawdown of troops and equipment from Iraq, it faces challenges ranging from the withdrawal of people and material ranging from roughly 80,000 servicemembers to a connex filled with pink roller skates.

  • Soldiers work with local nationals

    Aug 25, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq - Local nationals from areas around Joint Base Balad travel here every day to work with the Department of Public Works, enabling Soldiers to focus on their missions.

  • Chairman cites security as key part of Afghan strategy

    Aug 25, 2009

    Providing security is a key component of President Barack Obama's strategy for Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Sunday.

  • VA simplifies compensation for post-traumatic stress

    Aug 25, 2009

    The Veterans Affairs Department is taking steps to help veterans seeking compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder, VA Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced recently.

  • Hunting for the enemy and souvenirs

    Aug 24, 2009

    Hunting for souvenirs was an important pastime for many GIs during World War II and provided them with strong psychological benefits. "When Soldiers pick that object up, even though it may be years later, a memory is triggered and they're reliving that adventure once more," said one military historian.

  • Soldiers help develop emerging Army systems

    Aug 24, 2009

    Soldier designs and feedback are helping shape combat systems being developed at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Newman charges to 6th-place finish in Bristol

    Aug 24, 2009

    A calculated pit strategy plus a late-race charge resulted in a sixth-place finish for Ryan Newman in Saturday night's Sharpie 500 Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Soldier seeks assistance to avoid home foreclosure, bankruptcy

    Aug 24, 2009

    The U.S. housing market has hit a steep decline, and it's hurting servicemembers like 'Joe,' but through the help of his chain of command and Army Community Service, he's found a temporary solution that has kept him out of bankruptcy.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Dive into scuba

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." - Jacques-Yves Cousteau Seventy-five percent of the Earth's surface is covered by water. Oceans, rivers, lakes, and even the nearby watering hole, add up to millions of miles of underwater adventures for scuba diving enthusiasts. Become a recreational diver and you can see the world you've been missing that's located literally beneath your feet.

  • Fishing, hunting open house set for Wednesday

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA- The Fishing, Hunting and Recreation Open House is Wednesday at the Uchee Creek Activity Center. Brent Widener, fish and wildlife biologist with the Conservation Branch, Directorate of Public Works, said there have been changes made to the post fishing and hunting rules and regulations and the open house is where hunters and fishers can find out about them.

  • Post celebrates achievements of Airborne test platoon

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - "I want to do that," said 2-year-old Kaden Perkins as he watched a Silver Wings parachutist glide through the air carrying the American flag above Eubanks Field.

  • Benning Military Long Drive set for Monday

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Golfers will go the distance in a local level Military Long Drive Championship, presented by 7UP, from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Fort Benning Golf Course. The golfer who drives the ball the farthest within set parameters will get an expense paid trip to Mesquite, Nev., to compete against 20 competitors Oct. 28 in the military national finals, organized by Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command.

  • CSU hosts leadership forum

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - GEN David Petraeus and GEN(R) Colin Powell will headline the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 at the Cunningham Center for Leadership Development at Columbus State University.

  • Preparation key to riding out hurricane season

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - The tropics are firing up - so Fort Benning officials are reminding community members to stay vigilant as the most active part of hurricane season approaches.

  • Ham: Infantry-Armor merger 'makes perfect sense'

    Aug 20, 2009

    When the top U.S. general in Europe - a 33-year Army veteran with longtime ties to Fort Benning - first heard the Infantry and Armor schools would merge here into the Maneuver Center of Excellence, he said his reaction was mixed.

  • CFC sets $1M goal, expands to include 12 counties

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - The Combined Federal Campaign will kick off at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 2 in the Benning Conference Center. The annual fundraising campaign for federal employees lasts through Oct. 16.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters gains military focus with new grant

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - After 20 years of serving the valley area, Big Brothers Big Sisters is concentrating much of its efforts on Fort Benning, thanks to a $20,000 grant that will link military children and Soldiers with "Bigs" and "Littles" in the community.

  • Top NCOs, Soldiers compete for Best Warrior

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Some of the Army's finest noncommissioned officers and Soldiers came to Fort Benning to compete for the title of Best Warrior during the third annual National Guard Best Warrior Competition Aug. 1-4. The competition tested participants on a wide variety of Soldier tasks in a nearly nonstop barrage of events. They zeroed and sighted weapons, went on a 12-mile ruck march, completed first-aid tasks, took the Army Physical Fitness Test and Combat Water Survival Test, completed a land navigation course and participated in combatives. The competition also included a written exam, and essay writing and uniform inspection tests.

  • 233rd Trans. Co. returns home

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - About 65 Soldiers from the 233rd Transportation Company are back at Fort Benning after a yearlong deployment to Iraq.

  • Outpost 60, Society of the 3rd ID, meets at the National Infantry Museum.

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga - William Schlitz, a former 3rd Infantry Division Soldier, listens during Outpost 60's meeting August 15 at the National Infantry Museum, Fort Benning, Ga. Schlitz was recognized as a survivor of 3rd ID's World War II offensive Operation Dragoon in the south of France 65 years ago.

  • Pre-deployment Luncheon prepares female Soldiers

    Aug 20, 2009

    Michelle Fonseca from Fort Benning's Family Advocacy Program was the first speaker at the 3rd HBCT's first ever Female Soldier Deployment Readiness Luncheon Aug. 19 at the Fort Benning, Ga. Community Club. Her topics of discussion were sexual assault, rape, reputation protection, and the importance of the battle buddy system.

  • Looking at the past to forge a better future

    Aug 18, 2009

    Leader development is the top priority of Gen. Martin Dempsey, the Commanding General of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. On the first day of the TRADOC Senior Leader Conference in Gettysburg, the senior leaders of TRADOC took a staff ride of the Gettysburg battlefield to look back at how Generals Robert E. Lee of the Confederate States and U.S Federal Army Gen. George G. Meade worked through the Battle of Gettysburg.

  • The moment I realized that I was actually going to war

    Aug 18, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - I can remember how miserable I was at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin Calif., as the cold winter of January 2007 did everything it could to paralyze me. No matter how many layers of clothes I put on, how long I tried to stand by the portable heaters or how many times I told myself to "Soldier up", I didn't feel any better about the below zero temperature. Still, I knew that NTC was my step before I deployed to Iraq and I wanted to make sure I was ready.

  • Obama calls Afghan war 'fundamental' to U.S. defense

    Aug 18, 2009

    Terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, are plotting to do so again, so defeating them is "fundamental to the defense of our people," President Barack Obama told veterans at the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Phoenix.

  • Follow the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference

    Aug 17, 2009

    From 18 - 20 August, TRADOC invites you to follow the TRADOC Senior Leaders Conference blog via the Small Wars Journal discussion board.

  • Soldier wins gold at World Championships

    Aug 17, 2009

    Spc. Vincent Hancock, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, reigned over the entire field of competitors Sunday and won the gold medal in Men's Skeet at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. The victory came exactly one year to the day when Hancock won a gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

  • Soldiers battle Afghan insurgents in Korengal valley

    Aug 15, 2009

    After a 20-minute gun battle with insurgent forces, U.S. Soldiers watch as Air Force F-15 fighter jets destroy insurgent positions with bombs in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan's Kunar province, Aug. 13, 2009.

  • New Deputy Garrison Commander ready for the BRAC challenge

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - In some ways, Fort Benning doesn't look much different than it did 43 years ago - the last time George Steuber was here for advanced individual training and jump school, he said.

  • Leaders work toward partnership between WTB, center

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - U.S. Congressman Ike Skelton said he hopes to see a partnership develop between the institute and Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion to help more troops.

  • Unauthorized gear risky to Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Soldiers are putting themselves at risk by using unauthorized ballistic protection and body armor. That's the message the Army is passing down to troops this week following reports of Soldiers buying protective gear from unapproved sources.

  • Hundreds turn out for firepower demonstration

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - With several hundred people packed into viewing stands at Red Cloud Range, the Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles rolled into view.

  • Program links post, disabled college students

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Fort Benning got a boost this summer from a Department of Labor effort aimed at providing disabled college students with meaningful employment, officials said.

  • Audie Murphy center opens

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Audie Murphy Fitness Center opened with a new look and a new name Monday after a monthlong renovation. Now called the Audie Murphy Athletic Performance Enhancement Center, the center is the only one of its kind at Fort Benning, said Carol Gearheart, sports specialist of the facility. The center is modeled after the Tucker Performance Center at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss visits Fort Benning

    Aug 13, 2009

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  • 6th RTB Soldier deploys via CRC

    Aug 13, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - Facing his first Afghanistan tour, SPC Jon Kofron isn't overly concerned about the delicate security situation there. He said he'd simply rely on his preparation and mechanics.

  • 988th MPs return home from Iraq

    Aug 13, 2009

    A military police company that introduced police transition teams to Iraq's Maysan Province has returned home following a yearlong deployment, which saw the withdrawal of forces from Iraqi cities, villages and localities. Nearly 50 troops with the 988th Military Police Company arrived Monday at Lawson Army Airfield after completing a mission to train and mentor Iraqi police.

  • USAMU Soldier takes silver at Worlds

    Aug 13, 2009

    U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Spc. Jeff Holguin took home a silver medal today in Men's Double Trap at the 2009 International Sport Shooting Federation Shotgun World Championships in Maribor, Slovenia. The U.S. team consisting of three USAMU Soldiers won the team gold medal and broke a world record.

  • VFW collects wheelchairs for disabled vets

    Aug 13, 2009

    There are people out there who at one time wrote a blank check to this country who are not doing so well right now. I think it is our responsibility as citizens to do what we can for these people. Some of them have fallen on hard times.

  • Suicide -when destructive thoughts turn to actions

    Aug 12, 2009

    It probably started before the birth of her second child, but by the time she started back to work from maternity leave she was in full blown depression-and it only got worse.

  • The best Army invention ever

    Aug 11, 2009

    The Army P-38 can opener has provided to be much more versatile through the years for resourceful Soldiers, from an aid to cleaning weapons to makeshift ornaments for an artificial Christmas tree.

  • Hinder rocks Fort Benning

    Aug 10, 2009

    Hinder rocks for the Soldiers Saturday night at Wetherby Field.

  • Obtaining full replacement value on PCS move-damaged property

    Aug 7, 2009

  • Skater gets national record

    Aug 6, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Jimmy Decker, 8, son of Dr. (MAJ) Carl and Amy Decker, is the third best skater in the nation in the Primary boys' skating division. He was one of 15 skaters representing GT Speed, a speedskating team in Columbus, who competed in the 2009 Speed Skating National Championships July 18-25 in Peoria, Ill.

  • Rangers slug it out at boxing tournament

    Aug 6, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Spectators, including active-duty, retired Rangers and family members, filled Briant Wells Gym for the Ranger Rendezvous combatives and boxing tournament Wednesday. The tournament was one of many events that were part of Ranger Rendezvous, a three-day kickoff to the 75th Ranger Regiment change of command ceremony Thursday. Other events included softball, tug-of-war and football in addition to a mass tactical airborne operation.

  • Fighters vie for spot in Army championship

    Aug 6, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. Aca,!" Fighters took to the mats and battled it out in the Fort Benning Combatives Championship Aug. 1 at the Smith Fitness Center for a chance to advance to the Army Combatives Championship.

  • New security system enhances ACP checks

    Aug 6, 2009

    Fort Benning is staying "up-to-date" with a new security measure at the access control points on the installation, said Jim Webster, physical securities specialist for the Directorate of Emergency Services. Beginning Aug. 17, security guards at the ACPs will use handheld ID card scanners to check the ID of every person entering post.

  • Training offers realistic live fire, fewer restrictions

    Aug 6, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Rolling down a dusty road in armored Humvees scanning for roadside bombs and potential ambushes is nothing new to most combat-proven Soldiers, but to fresh recruits with D Company, 3rd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, it is a taste of military life others before them didn't get this early in their careers, said CPT Christopher Russo, D Company commander.

  • Run raises thousands for scholarship

    Aug 6, 2009

    "Charlie Mike: Complete the mission." Five years ago, Dr. John Henderson used this phrase in ending telephone conversations with his deployed son, PFC John Henderson Jr.

  • Women's shelter seeks help

    Aug 6, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "I think we go through life thinking we're thrown things and we don't have a choice in the matter and you do," Herron said. "I like to tell people that they have a choice about how they spend their money, the decisions they make."

  • Liberian delegation visits Fort Benning

    Aug 6, 2009

    A Liberian military defense delegation has come away from a visit to Fort Benning, Ga., saying they've gained insight into military training that could be used to help stabilize the country and rebuild the Armed Forces of Liberia.

  • BRAC jobs posted

    Aug 6, 2009

    Tuesday's monthly Base Realignment and Closure Community Update at the National Infantry Museum drew a crowd of 170, including elected officials anticipating economic growth, local contractors hoping for a shot at construction projects, and a number of people inquiring about jobs.

  • Infantry foot patrols disrupt insurgents, aid remote Afghan villages

    Aug 6, 2009

    Soldiers of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment at Forward Operating Base Baylough have one mission, disrupt the enemy.

  • The Simple Life: Infantrymen maintain, improve austere Afghanistan FOB

    Aug 6, 2009

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - In Afghanistan, troops are spread throughout the desert, countryside and mountainous terrain in small, forward operating bases. The number of servicemembers at any location can be as small as 30 to 60 or vary in the hundreds. At FOB Baylough, a platoon of infantrymen from the 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment shoulders the responsibility to patrol the Hindu Kush mountains in the Deh Chopan district, Zabul province. That is their mission, but their jobs extend much more as they must maintain and operate a FOB on their own.

  • Post names top Soldiers, honors NCOs

    Jul 30, 2009

    Four of Fort Benning's finest have been recognized for their service this quarter.

  • Fort Benning Soldiers evaluate redesigned buttstock for M-240B, M-249

    Jul 30, 2009

    The Army wants to make the M-240B and M-249 automatic weapons easier to handle for U.S. military forces, particularly in urban areas.

  • Paratroopers partner with Chattco teachers

    Jul 30, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - "This event introduced the teachers to what the parents of some of their students go through on a daily basis," said Jim Sims, principal of Chattahoochee County High School. "Some of the teachers had hesitations going into the first challenge, but I give them credit, they mustered up."

  • Post schools prep for first day back

    Jul 30, 2009

  • Fort Benning launches Facebook, Twitter, Flickr pages

    Jul 30, 2009

    With the June launch of its Facebook, Twitter and Flickr pages, and a blog set to launch Aug. 17, Fort Benning joined an Armywide trend toward the use of social media. The U.S. Army, along with many individual units and installations, maintains Web pages on sites including Facebook, Twitter, Delicious and YouTube.

  • Fort Benning's biochemical test coordinator named best in Army

    Jul 30, 2009

    For the third time this decade, Fort Benning's Army Substance Abuse Program has won the Army's Installation Biochemical Test Coordinator of the Year award.

  • ASA Classic archers compete at Uchee Creek

    Jul 30, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Around 1,600 archers from around the world, including Britain and South Africa, competed in the Archery Shooters Association Classic, which featured junior amateur to Senior Pro classes, July 23 to Sunday at Uchee Creek. About 3,500 spectators watched the archers shoot 3D animal targets at various distances.

  • 198th Inf. Bde. CSM to deploy

    Jul 30, 2009

    Multi-National Security Transition Command, Iraq, has named Fort Benning's 198th Infantry Brigade CSM John Calpena to serve as its top noncommissioned officer beginning in mid-August. Calpena, who has been with the brigade since November 2007, will leave Fort Benning Aug. 14 to join MG Michael Barbero at the Baghdad-based MNSTC-I headquarters for a six-month rotation.

  • Gateway planned for I-185

    Jul 30, 2009

    Old Bill and Follow Me are standing side by side. Right now, the 12-foot bronze sculptures are in Loveland, Colo., but soon, they'll be here, where they'll be prominent fixtures at the new Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Fort Benning announces MCOE job vacancies

    Jul 30, 2009

    Fort Benning's Civilian Personnel Online (CPOL), which vets candidates for civil employment, will begin posting the first of more than 700 job vacancies that will become available over the next two years. The jobs are a result of the post's transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

  • Post Combatives Tournament set for Saturday

    Jul 30, 2009

    It's a tough competition, said SFC Tohonn Nicholson, NCOIC at the Combatives School. "It's a big deal to win at this stage because then you go on to represent the best in the Army at the Army Combatives Championship," Nicholson said.

  • Fort Benning to use new security technology at main gates

    Jul 30, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Fort Benning security guards will begin using the latest technology to scan identification cards and driver's licenses as service members and family members, Department of Army civilians, contractors and visitors enter its main gates.

  • Active-duty Ranger, 63, honored for career spanning 45 years

    Jul 30, 2009

    At 63 years old, the commander of B Company of the Warrior Transition Battalion on Fort Benning, Ga., has a career spanning 45 years in the U.S. Army - longer than most active-duty Soldiers have been alive.

  • Summer program allows children to experience food, music, crafts of different countries

    Jul 24, 2009

    "I got a passport, just like in real life. You have to have a passport to go to tropical islands, Africa (and) China," he said. "I would like to travel because of the way it looks here," at camp.

  • Walls bids farewell to Fort Benning

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Deputy garrison commander Chuck Walls isn't ready to leave. "I'm still packing things up and finishing paperwork. I probably won't leave this office until I have to get on the plane," Walls said.

  • Families find Donovan library's new location 'convenient'

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Donovan Research Library has a new look. Located near the commissary and the Pins & Daubers Bingo Hall on Marne Road, the library has a more open floor plan, compared with its previous location in Infantry Hall. It also has new books for recreational reading.

  • Housing expands at Camp Merrill

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Benning Ga. - Military family housing options recently doubled for Soldiers at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega, Ga., with the expansion of Porter Village.

  • Georgia guardsman laid to rest in Columbus

    Jul 24, 2009

    COLUMBUS, Ga. - Army SPC Isaac "Chip" Johnson, a Georgia National Guardsman from Columbus killed in Afghanistan earlier this month, was laid to rest Friday.

  • Forget football, Auburn home to some of nature's best hideaways

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - If you think Auburn, Ala., only means football, think again. Saturday, I discovered a hidden waterfall, garden sculptures and miles of trails - all well worth an hour drive. For the nature-lover in all of us, there are at least four environmental havens within 10-miles of the city and you can visit all of them in a day.

  • USAIS names three instructors of the quarter

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - The U.S. Army Infantry School and Fort Benning named its top instructors for the third quarter.

  • Airborne students take to the skies

    Jul 24, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Hundreds of Soldiers dropped out of the skies above Fort Benning this week in a bid to earn their wings.

  • Benning Junior Rifle Club takes first at Junior Olympics

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - Four shooters from the Fort Benning Junior Rifle Club took first place in the precision class team competition July 6 at the National Junior Olympic Air Rifle Championship at Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • Top engineer praises MCOE progress

    Jul 24, 2009

    Fort Benning, Ga. - The Army's chief engineer got an update on the future Maneuver Center of Excellence and toured several facilities during a recent visit to Fort Benning.

  • Marksmanship Soldiers win three national championships

    Jul 21, 2009

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit claimed three national championships last week: one in double trap, another in skeet and a third in pistol shooting.

  • Webster University offers credits for Civilian Education System course

    Jul 20, 2009

    Army Civilian Corps senior leaders now have another incentive for attending the Army Management Staff College.

  • Grunts pound out over Los Internacionales

    Jul 17, 2009

    The Grunts defeated Los Internacionales 12-2 in a softball game Tuesday at Gowdy Field. Los Internacionales, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, was shut out in the first inning, while the Grunts, Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, scored on a Joel Molena RBI single to lead 1-0.

  • Benning to host ASA archery classic

    Jul 17, 2009

    About 1,500 professional and amateur archers are expected at Fort Benning next week for the sixth annual ASA Classic, sponsored by Team Realtree, organizers said. The four-day event begins Thursday and runs through July 26 on the ranges at Uchee Creek Campground.

  • Library service keeps families 'in touch'

    Jul 17, 2009

    It's called Video Messenger, and it lets Soldiers record messages to their loved ones while they're deployed or Temporary Duty. The free service is available at Sayers Memorial Library on Main Post. Most people choose to read books to their children, but the service is versatile, said Nancy Wahlstrom, technical services librarian at Sayers.

  • Bradley's combat history part of museum

    Jul 17, 2009

    The M-2 A2 Bradley, during its deployment to Iraq in 2003, was damaged when it hit an anti-tank mine. It was refurbished and brought to the National Infantry Museum in June 2007. It is a part of "The Last 100 Yards" exhibit.

  • Soldiers praise new .50-cal machine gun

    Jul 17, 2009

    More than a dozen Soldiers test-fired an enhanced .50-caliber machine gun that allows troops to rapidly change the barrel without having to check or reset headspace and timing.

  • Stand up, hook up, shuffle to the door, jump right out and count to four!

    Jul 17, 2009

    Students with A Company began the first of three phases of training, while B Company troops entered their second phase and C Company troops completed five static line jumps to earn Airborne wings.

  • WTB partners with Groome to offer free shuttles to troops

    Jul 17, 2009

    Groome Transportation partnered with WTB to offer free shuttle services from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to wounded troops reporting to the unit. The service began June 29.

  • WTB to brief Army's WTB leaders on Reception Platoon

    Jul 17, 2009

    As Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion streamlines inprocessing for Soldiers, it is taking its mission of improving Soldier care Armywide.

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