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  • Platoons learn teamwork through competition

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Plan ahead for safe hikes

    Jun 5, 2009

    You need to get out more. And I don't mean getting in touch with what's hip or in style - unless that includes 700-foot falls and 20-mile foot paths. I'm talking about getting in touch with nature. It's good for your physical and mental health and it can't be beat for a low-cost entertainment option. The outdoors is remarkably budget-friendly. So try hitting the trails during National Trails Day Saturday. Even if you've never hiked before, you can still set off to walk on the wild side with a few hiking essentials.

  • National Infantry Museum exhibits to depict both sides of battle

    Jun 5, 2009

    When the National Infantry Museum opens June 19, visitors can expect to see exhibits capturing the battles of American forces. Dressed in a range of uniforms, from the French WWII winter ensemble to the modern ACU, mannequins will display artifacts from wars dating back to the founding of the country.

  • Medal of Honor recipient to be honored at new museum June 12

    Jun 5, 2009

    Medal of Honor recipient, Spc. Ross McGinnis, who was killed Dec. 4, 2006, in Iraq, when he covered a grenade with his body to save the lives of four others, will be honored at a ceremony at 5 p.m. on June 12 at the National Infantry Museum on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Basic trainees fire first weapons as Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Bullets were flying when basic trainees learned how to fire the Mark-19 grenade launcher and the M-2 .50-caliber machine gun Friday at Patton Range.

  • JROTC cadets build leadership, friendship

    Jun 5, 2009

    "Oh my gosh, I made it!" said Anthony Smith after descending the rope tower obstacle at Malvesti Field Tuesday. Smith, a ninth-grader and Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadet at North Atlanta High School, was one of 359 cadets from 26 schools who participated in the 2009 JROTC Leadership Challenge at Fort Benning. During the weeklong camp, students participated in land navigation, marching, obstacle courses, rappelling and served in leadership positions.

  • Infantry Band preps for free concert

    Jun 5, 2009

    The U.S. Army Infantry Center Band will pay homage to the nation's service members and their sacrifices with a free concert next week at Riverside.

  • CG reflects on tenure at Fort Benning

    Jun 5, 2009

    MG Michael Barbero promises a smooth transition as he prepares to exit this month as commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. He said he only wishes he could be around to witness the historic changes taking place here.

  • Fort Benning on track with BRAC construction

    Jun 5, 2009

    Fort Benning remains on target with a massive expansion and renovation effort under way as part of its Base Realignment and Closure initiatives, officials said. During the next four years, the post is scheduled to complete $3.5 billion in construction, much of it tied to creating the Maneuver Center of Excellence, which will unite Fort Benning's Infantry Center with the Armor Center and School from Fort Knox, Ky., in 2011.

  • Airborne Walk marks 24-year anniversary

    Jun 5, 2009

    The Airborne community is about to reach a milestone. Saturday will mark the 24th anniversary of the official ground breaking of the Airborne Walk, the granite and concrete walkway next to Eubanks Field honoring the Airborne qualified, and used for Airborne School graduations.

  • Rangers defeat Tank Killers in loser's bracket

    Jun 5, 2009

  • 1/19 defeats 1/15 in preseason tourney

    Jun 5, 2009

    1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, defeated the Eliminators, 1st Bn., 15th Inf. Regt., Monday at Gowdy Field in the semifinal game of the winner's bracket preseason Commander's Cup softball championship.

  • 198th hosts kids day

    Jun 5, 2009

    "It's like a party," said 9-year-old Brandon Barker, who spent Brave and Bold Kids Day with his mother, a human resources specialist with the 198th Infantry Brigade. "It's sunny. I'm with my mom. There's food, bounce houses, certificates, fishing, and they have prizes," he said. "I'm just excited that I caught a fish because usually I can't catch anything." Barker was one of more than 150 kids who attended Brave and Bold Kids Day Friday on Sand Hill.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • NCO Spotlight - US Army Band vocalist believes in adapting

    Jun 5, 2009

    NCO highlight features a senior soloist with the Army Chorus who treasures singing the National Anthem

  • Asian-Pacific Heritage: 1/15 Inf Regt Chaplain Shares Heritage With Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2009

    Chaplain (Capt.) Philip Jeon, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, was excited to be the featured speaker at the 3rd HBCT's Asian Pacific Heritage Month luncheon at the Kelley Hill Dining Facility on Fort Benning, May 27.

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • Fallen servicemembers brought cross-country to a final rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Jun 1, 2009

    Arlington National Cemetery serves as a final resting place for generation upon generation of American heroes. Other cemeteries like it house the remains of veterans who have served this country throughout its 233-year history. But what happens when Soldiers from the past aren't given proper honors' Are they destined to rest forever in anonymity' Not if certain groups, like the Missing in America Project, have anything to say about.

  • House of Heroes support runs for veterans

    May 29, 2009

    Ultra-marathon runner John Teeples completed a 270-mile four-day run from Columbus to Tybee Island, Ga., Memorial Day weekend to raise funds and awareness for House of Heroes. His goal was to raise $20,000. "We've never had anybody do anything like this for House of Heroes," said Susan Gerkin, House of Heroes executive director.

  • Gorgeous gorges: State park offers views of canyon walls, floors

    May 29, 2009

    If a drive to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon is too far or out of your budget, try a detour 35 miles south to Providence Canyon State Park, also known as Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon." Though the western canyon is far deeper - 5,000 feet compared with 150 - there's nothing "little" about the Georgia version, at least not when you're standing on the canyon rim looking into a massive chasm below.

  • Trailer simulates fire, tornado circumstances

    May 29, 2009

    Thanks to a new teaching tool, Fort Benning community members can learn about fire and tornado safety by experiencing their effects firsthand.

  • Post observes Memorial Day

    May 29, 2009

    "The Soldier, above all other men, is required to perform the highest act of religious teaching - sacrifice," said Douglas MacArthur in a 1935 address to his fellow World War I veterans of the Rainbow Division.

  • Post EMS earns top region award

    May 29, 2009

    After 50 years of serving Fort Benning, the post's Emergency Medical Services has been recognized at the regional level for the first time.

  • Mystery artifact to be displayed, 21 days and counting

    May 29, 2009

    "It flies and it lands on two feet and it has something to do with your head," said Mike Criscillis, National Infantry Museum curator when speaking about an exhibit that will be on display for the first time when the new museum opens June 19.

  • Benning All Stars defeat Too Easy

    May 29, 2009

    The Fort Benning All Stars defeated the Too Easy Group,78-72, in the Old School Basketball League Tuesday at A.J. McClung YMCA in Columbus.

  • Benning honors Asian Pacific heritage

    May 29, 2009

    Fort Benning celebrated the culture of nearly 60 countries, from Sri Lanka and Bahrain to Singapore and the Philippines, during the annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month luncheon May 21. The observance helps improve cultural awareness in the community, said CPT Batina Church, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 192nd Infantry Brigade.

  • Soldiers battle heat, IEDs in convoy live fire

    May 29, 2009

    Pop-up targets weren't the only enemy facing Soldiers in C Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, when they took part in convoy live fire training at Engineer Trail May 15 - they also battled the Georgia heat. With humidity hovering around 100 percent and temperatures nearing 90, Soldiers spent the day mounting and dismounting vehicles, engaging targets while moving, and conducting enemy prisoner of war searches and assessing and treating casualties.

  • NCO Shares His Love of the Army With School Children

    May 29, 2009

    As 7th graders from Blackmon Middle School filed off their school buses and made their way down to Essebagger Field, Staff Sgt. Terry Jones, a platoon sergeant in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood perfectly still. The red guidon in his right hand was held firmly, and he stared stoically forward as the children in his platoon flowed around him. Many made jokes and giggled at his military bearing, not knowing what to think.

  • Army helps warriors in transition heal closer to home

    May 28, 2009

    The Army Warrior Transition Command that oversees the Warrior Transition Units, is issuing refined criteria and instructions for assignment to WTUs which will allow more Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers to recover in their hometowns through Community Based Warrior Transition Units.

  • Class 59 graduates from Sergeants Major Academy

    May 26, 2009

    The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy graduated 614 senior noncommissioned officers from Sergeants Major Course at the Centennial Club on Fort Bliss May 21. Another 30 students graduated earlier this month due to the needs of the Army in the field.

  • Obama honors servicemembers' ultimate sacrifices

    May 26, 2009

    President Barack Obama Monday hailed U.S. military members' unselfish service and willingness to lay down their lives on behalf of their fellow citizens during the annual Memorial Day observance at Arlington National Cemetery.

  • Blackhorse Troopers gear up for Ranger Course

    May 25, 2009

    11th ACR conducts a Pre-Ranger Course to assess Soldiers interested in going to Ranger School. The students are given a taste of the 61-day course, crammed in to three days.

  • Fort Benning wins at U.S. Army Junior Open Air Rifle Championship

    May 22, 2009

    The Fort Benning Junior Rifle Club took first place in the precision class team competition at the U.S. Army Junior Open Air Rifle Championship Friday and Saturday at Pool International Shooting Complex. The Fort Benning club received a trophy, medals and bragging rights as the best precision team competing against 20 teams from across the nation. Fort Benning's Andrea Vautrin, a 17-year-old junior at Chattahoochee County High School, took second place in the precision class.

  • Stimulus money aimed at facility improvements

    May 22, 2009

    More than two dozen facilities on Fort Benning will get needed facelifts from millions in federal stimulus dollars pumped through the Defense Department, a Directorate of Public Works official said.

  • Student wins national art award

    May 22, 2009

    Harris, a fourth-grader at Stowers Elementary School, won second place in the Army category of the Armed Services YMCA annual art contest. The contest is open to children of military families in first through 12th grades and receives thousands of entries each year.

  • 41 Miss Georgia contestants visit Sand Hill

    May 22, 2009

    When basic trainees arrived at a Sand Hill obstacle course Saturday, they were greeted with a surprise - 41 Miss Georgia pageant contestants.

  • Benning paintballer group seeks more players

    May 22, 2009

    The sting of a paintball doesn't intimidate SPC Jason Scott. "Paintball is a sport for those who love an adrenaline rush - you get bumps and bruises, but it's worth it," said Scott, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment. "You go out and hunt other players knowing they are just as sneaky as you are."

  • Bernheim Dental Clinic closes for renovations, Love takes in 4,000 more patients

    May 22, 2009

    A few weeks after the closure of Bernheim Dental Clinic, the staff of Love Dental Clinic continues to adjust to the influx of Soldiers coming through its doors. "There are challenges for Soldiers getting an exam in a timely manner," said COL Mark McDonald, commander of Fort Benning's DENTAC.

  • Imax offers viewers bigger picture, better sound

    May 22, 2009

    The Imax Theatre at Patriot Park beckons moviegoers to immerse themselves in the larger-than-life action of Hollywood hits this summer. The Dark Knight will run a final weekend at Imax before the theater kicks off a summer filled with big-name movies such as Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D, Star Trek, Night at the Museum 2 and Transformers 2.

  • Officials to monitor flow at ACP1

    May 22, 2009

    Garrison officials don't anticipate fallout from the upcoming change at Access Control Point 1 on Lumpkin Road, but they'll continue monitoring traffic flow and adjust as needed. Starting June 1, the gate will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will remain closed on weekends and holidays.

  • Ulibarri honored, new top enlisted Soldier assumes post

    May 22, 2009

    Fort Benning and the U.S. Army Infantry Center swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Monday. CSM Earl Rice took over the position from CSM Joe Ulibarri during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at the Benning Conference Center. Ulibarri retired Tuesday after 27 years on active duty.

  • Fort Myer's Chaplain's Corner

    May 21, 2009

    Chaplain's Corner is a weekly column in the Pentagram managed by Installation Chaplain (LTC) Barry White, whereby multiple chaplains in the National Capital Region provide their commentary on life in the military.

  • Gen. Casey's 2009 Memorial Day Message

    May 21, 2009

    Chief of Staff Gen. Casey takes a few moments to offer words of support and encouragement for Soldiers, Civilians, contractors and their families around the world as we look toward Memorial Day.

  • Race aids in team selection for Armywide competition

    May 21, 2009

    Fort Rucker Soldiers vied for a spot on the post 10-miler team May 16, as they competed in the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 10-mile run.

  • Hammerhead Brigade Completes Hammer Focus

    May 21, 2009

    Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division completed Hammer Focus, the brigade's largest field training event at Fort Benning, Ga., May 18.

  • 1/15 Inf. Regt. Soldiers Represent 3rd ID in Best Ranger Competition

    May 20, 2009

    Four Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, took it upon themselves to represent their battalion, brigade and division in the 26th Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, May 8.

  • Financial Readiness: A Joint Mission Multiplier, Miami Garrison supplies the weapons to ensure perso

    May 20, 2009

    There is an enemy threatening our armed forces. This enemy is the leading cause or contributing factor in divorce nation-wide, eclipsing infidelity. This enemy is a stressor that can affect every facet of a service member's life and health. That enemy is financial instability; getting it under control has become a serious issue for Army leadership. "When Soldiers are distracted by personal problems, financial or otherwise, it diminishes their quality of life and their ability to focus on the mission at hand; and impacts overall unit readiness," said Army Vice Chief of Staff, General Peter W. Chiarelli in a recent 'VCSA Sends'. "As leaders we must always remember our primary responsibility to take care of Soldiers and their Families." U.S. Army Garrison - Miami is tasked with supporting the U.S. Southern Command, a joint regional unified command responsible for overseeing U.S. military operations in an area of focus that includes the Caribbean, Central and South America.

  • Hammer Focus prepares 3HBCT, 3ID for NTC and future deployment.

    May 20, 2009

    "Hammer Focus is like our Super Bowl," said 1st Sgt. Quentin Fenderson, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment. "Since January, we have been going through everything from small-arms qualification, our gunnery tables and company level training exercises. Hammer Focus brings that all together."

  • NCO shares his love of the Army with school children

    May 20, 2009

    As seventh graders from Blackmon Middle School filed off their school buses and made their way down to Essenbager Field, Staff Sgt. Terry Jones, a platoon sergeant in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stood perfectly still. The red guidon in his right hand was held firmly and he stared stoically forward as the children in his platoon flowed around him. Many made jokes and giggled at his military bearing, not knowing what to make of it.

  • Walt Disney World retreat brings 76 1-15 families closer together

    May 20, 2009

    "We had two goals for the retreat, one was to provide couples an opportunity to bond and become equipped with the knowledge and wisdom for a better marriage, and two, for the couples and families to have a great time," said Jeon.

  • Commentary: Memorial Day from chaplain's foxhole

    May 15, 2009

    One evening, a casualty officer and I drove down the road on our way to inform a Soldier's spouse that her husband had died in Iraq. As an Army chaplain, many thoughts entered my mind. I thought about how difficult it would be for this young mother and how empty the two children's lives would be without their dad. On our way to the house, the casualty officer had assured me that he would be able to deliver the sad news. But when we got to our destination his confidence disappeared.

  • Snipers test rifle capabilities

    May 15, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab tested a new long-range weapon system this week on Griswold Range. Twelve Soldiers from across the Army, including the Army Marksmanship Unit, National Guard Sniper School and Experimental Force, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, participated in the experiment, which concludes today.

  • National Infantry Museum display items moving

    May 15, 2009

    The Countdown to the "green" opening of the new National Infantry Museum continues while the number of artifacts being transferred from the old museum continues to dwindle, said Mike Criscillis, museum curator.

  • Perdue visits post, signs education bills for children

    May 15, 2009

    Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue visited Freedom Hall May 7 to sign two bills to ease military children's transitions between schools as they move because of their parents' service.

  • Soldiers team up with students through PIE

    May 15, 2009

    "This was the best field day by far," said fourth-grade teacher Jessica Thorne, who coordinated the event for Georgetown Elementary School. The difference was the 23 Soldiers in the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, partners in education with the school, she said.

  • Air Force wins at chess tournament

    May 15, 2009

    PFC Pieta Garrett, 23, of Fort Polk, La., took the top individual spot Thursday during the four-day Inter-service Chess Tournament at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. The tournament brought 20 service members of all branches to post for a seven-round Swiss-system tournament.

  • 4th RTB NCOs clinch Best Ranger title

    May 15, 2009

    Two Soldiers made history this year during the 26th annual LTG David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition May 8-10. SFCs Blake Simms and Chad Stackpole, 4th Ranger Training Battalion Ranger instructors, won the overall competition, and also came in first on the road march that began Friday night and first in Saturday night's orienteering, earning both the Rippetoe and Leandri awards, respectively. This is the first time one team won the three major awards.

  • Fort Benning to get new commander

    May 12, 2009

    The Department of the Army has announced that Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter will become the new commander of the U.S. Army Infantry Center and Fort Benning. Currently the effects coordinator for the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg, N.C., General Ferriter will replace Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 3

    May 11, 2009

    Video coverage of Day 3 of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga. Produced by Fort Benning Public Affairs.

  • 4th Ranger Training Battalion Soldiers win 2009 Best Ranger Competition

    May 11, 2009

    A team from Fort Benning's 4th Ranger Training Battalion, Ranger Training Brigade, has won the 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Twenty-four teams take to the water in Day 3 of the Best Ranger Competition

    May 10, 2009

    Only 24 of the 49 teams that started the 26th annual Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition Friday remained in the running Sunday when the helocast and swim portion began on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 2

    May 10, 2009

    Day 2 video coverage of the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • After day 1, 26 teams in running for Best Ranger

    May 9, 2009

    Twenty-six of 49 teams remain as the 2009 Best Ranger Competition heads into day two. Following a night of road marching, night stakes and combat training tasks overflowing into the late morning today, SFC Blake Simms and SFC Chad Stackpole, of 4th Ranger Training Brigade, were leading the pack with 1197 points.

  • 2009 Best Ranger Competition: Day 1

    May 8, 2009

    Day 1 video coverage from the 2009 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with buddy run

    May 8, 2009

    The 26th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition kicked off today at 6 a.m. when 49 teams took off for a nearly five-mile buddy run at Camp Darby.

  • Best Ranger Team Photos available on Flickr

    May 8, 2009

  • Best Ranger competition kicks off; 4 Soldiers compete while on mid-tour leave from Iraq

    May 8, 2009

    The Army's best gather annually at Fort Benning, Ga., for the ultimate challenge, the David E. Grange Best Ranger Competition.

  • Fort Benning TV Outlets Observe 1/10 FA Training

    May 7, 2009

    Every television station that covers Fort Benning and the greater Columbus area was in attendance for the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Media Day at Fort Benning, April 28.

  • Iraqi General Visits 3HBCT at Fort Benning

    May 7, 2009

    The Iraqi Army's Deputy Chief of Staff for Training visited Fort Benning to observe American troops training for future deployments, April 24.

  • Best Ranger Competition

    May 7, 2009

    Two-man teams will compete this weekend in the Best Ranger Competition on Fort Benning.

  • FM 3-07.1: Security Force Assistance

    May 5, 2009

  • Basic trainees build confidence 45 feet up

    May 1, 2009

    "You're not going to fall," said SFC Tomas Avey to more than 220 basic trainees gathered in front of Eagle Tower Monday. Avey, a drill sergeant with E Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, demonstrated how to rappel down the 45-foot tower. Halfway down the tower, he let go of his rope to show the Soldiers that no matter what happened, they wouldn't fall.

  • Loyd students turn 'trash' to 'treasure'

    May 1, 2009

    Forget Milan and Paris - Fort Benning residents need look no further than their own backyard to find high fashion. When students at Loyd Elementary took part in the school's eighth annual Trash to Treasure Fashion Parade, they turned hallways into runways as they showcased costumes made of recycled materials.

  • New gateway at I-185 planned for Fort Benning

    May 1, 2009

    The main entrance to post on I-185 will no longer be just a gate but a gateway. "Fort Benning is the premier training installation in the Army; you should know that when you're driving onto it," said Jay Brown, former Base Realignment and Closure manager.

  • Salute to the South hearkens back to earlier era

    May 1, 2009

    "We're trying to turn back time a little bit," said Shannon Beck, marketing director for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. "We have hula hoop contests, fishing games, hayrides, spoon races ... old-fashioned games such as bean bag toss, sack races, a watermelon eating contest, and we have six bands playing country and bluegrass music," she said. "It's really just to pay homage to everything Southern."

  • Soldiers, family members walk for March of Dimes

    May 1, 2009

    When 100 Soldiers and family members from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion met at Northside High School Saturday morning to walk, their steps helped more than just their fitness levels.

  • No cause for alarm with H1N1 flu

    May 1, 2009

    Though the H1N1 flu outbreak currently sweeping through Mexico and parts of the U.S. has brought influenza outbreaks to the forefront in the past week, Fort Benning's Preventive Medicine Office has been hard at work all season long to protect troops and their families before influenza viruses have a chance to take hold.

  • Curator moves artifacts

    May 1, 2009

    With 48 days left until the opening of the National Infantry Museum, curator Mike Criscillis and his team are continuing to catalog, pack and identify items that will either be displayed or stored in their new location just outside the access control point on Fort Benning Boulevard.

  • Interservice Chess Tournament hosted at Benning for first time

    May 1, 2009

    Fort Benning will host the Interservice Chess Tournament Sunday through May 9 at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center. Service members will compete for the top six spots and a shot at the NATO Chess Championship June 15-19 in Hammelburg, Germany.

  • AC prepares to hand over responsibility

    May 1, 2009

    When asked who has inspired him during the nearly two years he has served as Fort Benning's assistant commandant, BG Lloyd "Milo" Miles doesn't point to examples of history book legends or decorated generals - he finds inspiration within the barracks of Sand Hill.

  • 60th Engineers deploy

    May 1, 2009

    The 60th Engineer Company (Vertical), 11th Engineer Battalion, deployed Sunday from Freedom Hall. Before beginning the 15-hour flight to Afghanistan, the unit stopped at Fort Knox, Ky., to pick up the 76th Engineer Company.

  • New Infantry Center top NCO selected

    May 1, 2009

    "CSM Earl Rice is one of the most highly regarded NCO leaders in our Army," said Barbero, who served with Rice during two previous assignments, including a deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Rice also served as Barbero's command sergeant major at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, La. "I look forward to the opportunity to serve with him again," Barbero said.

  • Former POW provides unique perspective to NCO Academy students

    Apr 29, 2009

    Former Iraq War POW and current APG NCO Instructor at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and Schools shares experiences with students

  • Tillinghurst offers free ESL classes

    Apr 28, 2009

    When Daniela Cook moved from Germany to America 22 years ago as the wife of a Soldier, she knew little English. Even the English she studied in school was different from actually living in the country, said Cook, who teaches English as a second language at the Tillinghurst Adult Education Center, a program of Muscogee County Schools, in Columbus.

  • Post plans changes to recycling program

    Apr 28, 2009

    Beginning May 1, Fort Benning recycling facilities will no longer accept glass and tin cans.

  • NCO honored as a "Hometown Hero"

    Apr 28, 2009

    For one weekend, Silver Star recipient SSG John J. Zamarripa, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, put his Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course study material aside to represent the Army in a different mission - the Army recruiting mission.

  • Change in motorcycle policy reflects 'force protection' focus

    Apr 28, 2009

    Fort Benning's motorcycle policy has changed. All Soldiers who ride motorcycles must have their chain of command's approval and complete a motorcycle safety course on post.

  • Gold Star Wives offers 'sisterly' help

    Apr 28, 2009

    "We're sisters, that's all there is to it," said Sandra Robertson, a 40-year member of Gold Star Wives.

  • Superintendent receives excellence award

    Apr 28, 2009

    Dr. Dell McMullen received the National Excellence in Education Award in March from AdvancED, an accreditation organization that includes DDESS. McMullen, superintendent of the Department of Defense Domestic Elementary and Secondary Schools for the Georgia and Alabama district, was nominated by several of her colleagues for her leadership and hands-on involvement during the past 15 years with Fort Benning schools.

  • Soldiers compete in All-Army basketball trial camp

    Apr 28, 2009

    Soldiers from across the United States and as far away as Korea are at Fort Benning until May 9, competing in the All-Army men's basketball trial camp.

  • 60th Engineers set to deploy

    Apr 28, 2009

    Alexandra Trujillo, 8, holds up signs for her father, WO1 Cipriano Trujillo, Monday at the 60th Engineer CompanyAca,!a,,cs deployment ceremony.

  • Post to get new deputy

    Apr 28, 2009

    COL Bryan R. Owens will assume the responsibility of Fort Benning's deputy commander May 11 from BG Milo Miles, whose next assignment is in Iraq, training the Iraqi force.

  • Wounded warriors take on Rocky Mountains

    Apr 27, 2009

    Nearly 400 disabled veterans and injured Soldiers participated in a winter sports clinic earlier this month in Snowmass Village, just outside of Aspen, Colo.

  • Sisters on the battlefiled

    Apr 27, 2009

    A helpful part of any deployment is a stable support group. Some Soldiers turn to friends within their unit for this support. Others are lucky enough to have a family member in country with them.

  • Army Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention

    Apr 27, 2009

    <b>What is it' </b> The Army's new Campaign Plan for Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention will seek to make rapid improvements in the Army's existing health promotion and risk reduction programs, systems, and processes with a goal of reducing suicides and improving the mental, physical and spiritual health of the Army community. The Army Vice Chief of Staff's Suicide Prevention Council comprised of representatives from across the Army staff will implement the campaign plan. In support of the overall campaign plan, the Army Suicide Prevention Council will be empowered to review Army doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel and facilities that are connected to health promotion, risk reduction and suicide prevention to ensure the Army is optimizing its resources to promote Army wellness.

  • Army chief visits Horn of Africa

    Apr 27, 2009

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said he was "staggered" at the number of missions on the Horn of Africa as he visited Camp Lemonier for the first time, April 23.

  • Sustainers, PRT bring joy to Iraqi kids

    Apr 27, 2009

    MUTHANNA PROVINCE, Iraq - Coalition Soldiers from the 167th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion conducted two civil military operation missions here April 13, bringing the joy of toys and school supplies to over 225 Iraqi children.

  • Annual Balikatan 2009 exercise begins in the Philippines

    Apr 24, 2009

    Balikatan 2009 jumped off to a running start as Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam National Guard, joined together with Filipino soldiers from the 49th Infantry Battalion at Fort Magsaysay military reservation, four hours from the Philippine capital of Manila.

  • Spouses' career program expanded

    Apr 24, 2009

    A new career program that provides up to $6,000 for a military spouse's education and training has been expanded Army wide.

  • Wounded Warrior first to use next-generation powered legs

    Apr 24, 2009

    Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, a bilateral above-the-knee amputee, stood in bright sunlight on the patio of Walter Reed's Bldg. 88, April 17. A pack of reporters pointed mini-audio recorders, and a clutch of television cameramen rolled tape. The Wounded Warrior's prosthetic legs looked, with their composite construction and gray-on-silver design, like futuristic science fiction movie props.