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  • 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.

  • 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