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  • Chef Lagasse takes on Mission MRE challenge

    Apr 9, 2009

  • 289th MP Company run Capitol Hill M4 range

    Apr 9, 2009

    Link to a News Channel 8 Story on The Old Guard's participation in Army Day on Capitol Hill.

  • Strength in Diversity

    Apr 9, 2009

    This United States has been called the great American melting pot. It is a metaphor to explain how the ingredients of the many races, ethnicities, religions and creeds found in America can come together to become stronger than any one ingredient alone. The melting pot brings us together and changes us into a stronger people.

  • Coalition, Iraqis 'jazz up' Ziggurat

    Apr 8, 2009

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - The smooth sounds of keyboard, drums and saxophone echoed off the walls of the 5,000-year-old Ziggurat of Ur at a concert here April 1.

  • Bara'ia families receive food, water and farming supplies

    Apr 8, 2009

    Soldiers from the Spartan platoon of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, delivered several cases of Halal meals to families in the neighborhood.

  • Obama praises troops during surprise visit to Iraq

    Apr 8, 2009

    In a surprise visit to Iraq today, President Barack Obama declared to troops in Baghdad that now is the time for Iraqis "to take responsibility for their country."

  • From Chunk to Hunk

    Apr 8, 2009

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq -- Spc. Eric Mickelson, from Madison, Wis., of the 602nd Maintenance Company from Fort Hood, Texas, has been struggling with his weight and the Army physical fitness test since Jan. 2006.

  • EXFOR Soldiers test Land Warrior System

    Apr 3, 2009

    The Maneuver Battle Lab completed its limited objective experiment with the Land Warrior System March 20. Soldiers in A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, also known as the Experimentation Force began the experiment March 2. They completed five missions at three different levels: not using the Land Warrior System, using it as only at the squad level and using it at the squad and team level.

  • Infantry Soldiers strive to earn EIB

    Apr 3, 2009

    More than 300 Soldiers gathered Monday hoping to earn their Expert Infantryman Badge. By the end of the day, which included a physical fitness test and day and night land navigation, fewer than 200 were left standing.

  • Fort Benning names Drill Sergeant of the Year

    Apr 3, 2009

    When SSG Michael Johnston volunteered to become a drill sergeant, it was his way of "completing the cycle," he said.

  • New FM details COIN tactics

    Apr 3, 2009

    A new field manual for implementation will provide Army leaders fundamental information related to tactical counterinsurgency operations, said MAJ Michael Mulherin, a doctrine writer in the Doctrine and Collective Training Division with Fort Benning's Combined Arms and Tactics Directorate.

  • US, Iraqis play HIIDE and seek

    Apr 3, 2009

  • Clean water for Al Tuth village

    Apr 3, 2009

    Coalition forces joined Samarra's director general of water in flipping the switch on a new water treatment facility in the Al Tuth neighborhood of Samarra, March 30.

  • Final SoI transfer in Northern Iraq

    Apr 3, 2009

    Iraqi government officials, provincial government leaders, sheikhs and military members from the 4th Iraqi Army and 25th Infantry Division celebrated the formal transfer of control with a signing ceremony in a palace on the banks of the Tigris River.

  • April: Alcohol Awareness Month

    Apr 3, 2009

    In recognition of Alcohol Awareness Month, the Department of Defense will offer free, anonymous assessment tools online throughout the month of April in an effort to educate service members and their families on the symptoms and signs of alcohol abuse. These tools are designed to educate military personnel about the potential risks associated with alcohol use and help them make informed decisions about their drinking behaviors. In an effort to raise awareness of these and other resources available to service personnel and their families, the military is promoting a new website, www.DrinkingIQ.org, at installations worldwide.

  • Two Silver Stars awarded to Soldiers after fierce battle in Afghan mountains

    Apr 3, 2009

    During the Battle of Wanat, nine Soldiers were killed and 27 were wounded when an estimated 200 insurgents attacked a vehicle patrol base near the village of Wanat in the Hindu Kush Mountains near the Pakistan border.

  • Vice chief visits six posts to address suicide prevention

    Apr 2, 2009

    During the past two weeks, Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, vice chief of staff of the Army, has traveled to six installations to hear from Soldiers, family members and support agencies on what is being done and what the Army should do to help end suicide.

  • Single Troops Discover a Model Universe

    Apr 2, 2009

    A group of Service members from the U.S. Army Garrison - Miami Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers took some timid, bold, graceful, unexpected and wondering steps into a different world March 19 at the opening of Miami Fashion Week.

  • Fire safety campaign focuses on awareness, inspections

    Apr 1, 2009

    Increased fire prevention awareness is the goal of a campaign launched March 31 throughout the Installation Management Command. Campaign actions include promoting fire safety and increased inspections. The campaign extends through national Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 4-10, and will conclude Oct.31.

  • Military police start first district-level SWAT team in Afghanistan

    Apr 1, 2009

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Being one of the only three military police officers tasked with mentoring Afghan national police in an area larger than the state of Delaware means being creative. For the three Grafenwoehr, Germany, based Soldiers from the 527th MP Company, the idea of establishing the first SWAT-like team made up of Afghan police in Regional Command-East, was too appealing to pass up.

  • All-Army wrestlers seek another national crown in Vegas

    Mar 31, 2009

    The All-Army wrestling team will march into Las Vegas Convention Center in search of its ninth Greco-Roman crown in the past 10 years at the U.S. National Wrestling Championships April 9-11.

  • Army vice chief addresses suicide rate across Army

    Mar 31, 2009

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli stopped at Fort Bragg, N.C., March 25, as part of his eight-day trip to seven installations across the country to take a look at programs in place for suicide prevention.

  • "Super Coaches" to Assist Service Members With Psychological Problems

    Mar 30, 2009

    "Super Coaches" to Assist Service Members With Psychological Problems

  • NATO 60 Years Later: Leadership Addresses Challenges

    Mar 30, 2009

    CHIEVRES, Belgium - Six decades ago this week, a dozen nations came together in Washington, D.C., to sign the North Atlantic Treaty. By doing so, the European and North American countries reaffirmed their commitment to each other, agreeing that if one was attacked, the alliance would take necessary actions to restore and maintain the security of the region. Today, NATO leaders address some of the challenges that the alliance faces.

  • Trainers 'critical' to Obama's new Afghan-Pakistan plan, Mullen says

    Mar 30, 2009

    WASHINGTON - The pending deployment of thousands of U.S. military trainers to Afghanistan to instruct Afghan soldiers and police is a key component of President Barack Obama's new Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy, the U.S. military's top uniformed officer said here today.

  • Soldiers honor member of original Parachute Test Platoon

    Mar 27, 2009

    Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, carry the coffin of CWO4(R) Benjamin C. Reese. Reese, a member of the original Parachute Test Platoon, died March 19. He was 92. In 1940, he volunteered for the test platoon, predecessor of the 501st Parachute Infantry Battalion, earning an extra $21 a month in jump pay. Reese made two combat parachute jumps during World War II. The first was in Normandy on D-Day with the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. The second was during Operation Market Garden. Reese retired from the Army in 1969 with 30 years and 90 days of service. Reese is survived by his wife of 66 years, Verne, two sons, Benjamin and COL David Reese, and three grandchildren.

  • AAFES policy change ends need for SSN

    Mar 27, 2009

    Thanks to a change in AAFES policy, family members shopping at Fort Benning AAFES facilities no longer need to present two forms of identification with their Social Security numbers when paying by check, getting a refund, or cashing a check.

  • FTX 3 'not the movies'

    Mar 27, 2009

    Locals were playing soccer; others were calling from building windows or shouting things like "Captain America" and "G.I. Joe" from the dirt street. If SPC Andrew Herendeen learned anything during his third field training exercise, it was "the chaos of urban operations," he said.

  • Fort Lewis LRS unit visits Benning, completes RSLC

    Mar 27, 2009

    Literally jumping into their training with both feet, 52 Soldiers made their entrance on Fort Benning by jumping onto Fryar Drop Zone March 13 after a seven-hour flight from their home station at Fort Lewis, Wash. The Soldiers, in C Troop, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, came to Fort Benning for the 4th Ranger Training Battalion's Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course.

  • Drill sergeants have one of the most import NCO roles - training Soldiers

    Mar 27, 2009

    Four Soldiers competed this week for the post title of Drill Sergeant of the Year. They are the top two drill sergeants from both the 192nd and 198th Infantry brigades, determined by a brigade-level competition earlier this year. This competition emphasizes the many challenges associated with being a drill sergeant, said SSG Tommy Beauchamp, NCOIC for the event.

  • EOD Soldiers instruct engineers on using robots

    Mar 27, 2009

    "Most of these guys haven't been to combat yet, so we're trying to get them familiar with the systems that they'll be using downrange."

  • Iraqi Army Soldiers prepare to field M1A1 main battle tank

    Mar 27, 2009

    BAGHDAD - The Iraqi Army continued on its path toward a more professional and capable Army when IA armor students fired their first main gun shots while training on the U.S. Army's main battle tank, the M1A1 Abrams, at the Besmaya Combat Training Center located east of Baghdad, March 21.

  • Innovative Brain Therapies Offer Hope to Injured Troops

    Mar 25, 2009

    Innovative Brain Therapies Offer Hope to Injured Troops

  • MND-B, IA Soldiers conduct joint medical training

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Iraqi and American forces conducted a joint medical training exercise March 5-11 at the Iraqi Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Forward Operating Base Justice.

  • West Point sends priest to deploy with Long Knives

    Mar 25, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - The United States Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., sent one of its own, a Catholic priest, to the front lines to minister to the border-watching Long Knife Brigade.

  • Preston addresses concerns, outlines goals to Soldiers in Iraq

    Mar 25, 2009

    BAGHDAD - President Barack Obama's recent announcement to end combat operations in Iraq by August 2010 has raised some concerns for troops serving in Iraq, including when they can expect to return home and the length of time between future deployments.

  • AMU shooter aims for 2012 Paralympics

    Mar 23, 2009

    Staff Sgt. Josh Olson knows what it means to reinvent himself. An Infantryman for most of his Army career, Olson never dreamed he would someday be an internationally ranked shooter with the Army's World Class Athlete Program. But, everything changed for Olson after losing his right leg in an attack during his 2003 deployment to Iraq.

  • Filmmaker follows his brothers to Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Mar 23, 2009

    "Thank you." At the Friday premiere of the documentary film Brothers at War at Carmike 15 Cinemas in Columbus, these two words were spoken often - filmmakers thanked Soldiers for their service, and Soldiers thanked filmmakers for producing a film many of them called an accurate and honest depiction of their experiences in Iraq.

  • Strong effort gives Newman, Army team 7th-place finish at Bristol

    Mar 23, 2009

    It all came together for the U.S. Army team Sunday as driver Ryan Newman posted a solid seventh-place finish in the Food City 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

  • Soldiers, college students work side-by-side to build homes for homeless

    Mar 23, 2009

    Nineteen Soldiers from the 11th Engineer Battalion helped build several Habitat for Humanity houses last week in south Columbus. They partnered with college students on spring break to provide housing for low-income families at a low, interest-free cost.

  • Pro wrestlers visit MND-B

    Mar 23, 2009

  • Prayers from Baghdad: The Bugler

    Mar 23, 2009

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - My prayer/poem for this week highlights those quietly steadfast professionals in the Division Band who proudly honor our fallen warriors.

  • Commentary: What you hear in a war zone

    Mar 23, 2009

    CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq - While living in Portsmouth, Ohio a few years ago, I had an apartment located no more than 150 feet from a rail yard. My first few weeks living there presented a small challenge. I had a hard time sleeping through the screeches, bangs, bumps and grumbles in the night as rail workers prepared trains for their departures across the country.

  • Iraqi Army marches in Maysan

    Mar 21, 2009

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HUNTER, Iraq - Nearly 500 Iraqi soldiers traveled approximately 20 miles to reinforce that the Iraqi army is capable of providing stability in southern Iraq March 7.

  • War heroes and descendants scatter soil from historic battlefields

    Mar 19, 2009

    Heroes are honored Thursday as they add soil from Revolutionary War to Iraqi battlefields during the Sacred Soil Ceremony at the new National Infantry Museum.

  • Security progress in Iraq

    Mar 19, 2009

    BAGHDAD - Lt. Col. Dave Bair, of Fairfax, Va., commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, met with a local Sons of Iraq (SoI) leader at Joint Security Station Zubaida to discuss their continuing support of security improvements in the East Rashid district of Baghdad, March 12.

  • Gates approves plan to end Army's involuntary extensions

    Mar 19, 2009

    The Army will phase out use of the so-called "stop-loss" program between now and January, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.

  • JMTC exports training capability to Fort Bragg

    Mar 18, 2009

    The 7th Army's Joint Multinational Training Command send its Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) to Fort Bragg for a month to test the Army's exportable training concepts.

  • Contact after redeployment key to cutting suicide rate, says G-1

    Mar 18, 2009

    Ending a policy where Citizen-Soldiers were excused monthly drills for 90 days after deployment helped the Army Guard better take care of its troops, the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel, G-1, said here Monday

  • Recon course teaches leadership, communication

    Mar 17, 2009

    It's not often that Soldiers, Navy Seals and Marines are all on the same team, but at the Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course, cooperation across military branches is all in a day's work. RSLC, led by the Ranger Training Brigade, is a 26-day course teaching skills such as observation and reporting, in-depth planning, surveillance site construction, and use of radio and cameras. Training is divided between classroom instruction and hands-on work in the field.

  • AMU shooters take aim at excellence

    Mar 17, 2009

    At the Army Marksmanship Unit, which calls itself "Home of Champions," it's not unusual for a Soldier to hold multiple Olympic, national and world titles. In fact, as one of the unit's three missions - to win competitions; to provide research, development and training; and to assist with recruiting and public relations - winning is part of an AMU Soldier's job description.

  • AER, Army Community supports victims of fire

    Mar 17, 2009

    Right before the Dinger family suffered a house fire on post Feb. 28, they were more worried about the possibility of dealing with a tornado. "It was raining hard. We had discussed where we would go in case of an emergency," said Jennifer Dinger, a mom of three. The family was in the living room when they saw a flash from the kitchen. In a matter of minutes, oil cooking on the stove had caught fire.

  • "Selfless" 1SG to donate kidney to 10-year-old

    Mar 17, 2009

    "Selfless" is how Rebecca Story describes 1SG Corey Myers, B Company, 4th Ranger Training Battalion. Myers is going to donate a kidney for Story's 10-year-old son, Nicholas. The transplant is scheduled for April. In 2006, a sports physical revealed Nicholas had an underdeveloped kidney, which stunted his growth.

  • Sacred Soil Ceremony to feature decendents, participants of American Wars

    Mar 17, 2009

    The Sacred Soil Ceremony will feature descendents and participants from major American wars who will sprinkle soil from the battlegrounds of Yorktown, Antietam, Soissions, Normandy, Corregidor, Korea, Vietnam and Iraq and Afghanistan, said MG(R) Jerry White, chairman of the National Infantry Museum Foundation.

  • Undersecretary of Defense for Policy provides policy preview to TRADOC senior leaders

    Mar 17, 2009

    The national security inheritance and key challenges that the new administration and the military face in the future were key themes of a top Defense Department official at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior leader conference in Williamsburg, Va.

  • U.S. training efforts build self-sufficiency in Iraq

    Mar 17, 2009

    U.S. forces in Iraq are equipping Iraqis with the skills they need to assume a greater role in their nation's security. An integral part of that process is training, and U.S. forces are arming themselves with knowledge so they, in turn, can help outfit Iraqis with the tools required to move toward self-sufficiency.

  • Caring for veterans is matter of American honor, Obama says

    Mar 17, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Caring for veterans is a responsibility and duty for all Americans, and the employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are those who are charged with repaying "that debt of honor," President Barack Obama said during a ceremony here marking the department's 20th anniversary today.

  • Read on a bridge, read in Lake Ridge

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Cat in the Hat made an appearance Saturday afternoon in a Lake Ridge community center to promote reading. The event is held yearly to generate interest in reading and celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday. He would have turned 105 this year. The event featured sevA,AA,Aeral activities for children, including games, free books, and pictures with ' the Kat,' guest readers, puppet shows, book distriA,AA,Abutions; free reading reA,AA,Asources, and a book fair.

  • Engineer, medic named installation NCO, Soldier of Quarter

    Mar 13, 2009

    Two Soldiers emerged as winners in the NCO and Soldier of the Quarter comA,ApetitionA,A their individual efA,AA,Aforts standing out in a field of nine competitors.

  • NCOs keep government leaders moving around D.C.

    Mar 12, 2009

    It looks just like any other parking garage in northwest Washington, D.C., a sliding metal door, no markings on the building. What's inside, however, is very different from a typical parking garage.

  • Teachers to help parents, families

    Mar 6, 2009

    "For a young family, new to the military, first time away from home, I see this as a great network," Brown said. "It can be overwhelming having a newborn or toddler while your spouse is deployed. Having the parent educator there, it's not something they're going through by themselves."

  • Soldier's suicide leaves unanswered questions

    Mar 6, 2009

    The suicide of Spc. Jamie Dalton, an Infantryman in B Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, in 2006 shocked everyone who knew him. Many of the warning signs weren't evident in Dalton's behavior or the things he said to friends.

  • Gates to take comprehensive approach to end 'Stop-Loss'

    Feb 24, 2009

    WASHINGTON - Ending the military's so-called "stop-loss" program is a priority for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, a senior official said here Monday.

  • 1st Bn., 329th Inf., leaves post, 1st Bn., 330th Inf., arrives

    Feb 20, 2009

    LTC Richard Unda, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 329th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, rolled up and cased the battalion's colors at a change of authority ceremony Tuesday at Kanell Field.

  • Fort Benning TV

    Feb 19, 2009

    Watch Fort Benning's award-winning TV program, THE BENNING REPORT

  • Soldier and Family Support

    Feb 19, 2009

  • Fort Benning Year of the NCO website

    Feb 19, 2009

    NCOs are outstanding role models for all Americans and are exemplary subjects that are truly representative of the NationAca,!a,,cs moral character and strength for all men, women and children

  • IMCOM

    Feb 19, 2009

  • TRADOC

    Feb 19, 2009

  • Army Community Service

    Feb 19, 2009

  • Martin Army Community Hospital

    Feb 19, 2009

  • Recreation

    Feb 19, 2009

  • BENNING WEBSITE NAVIGATION

    Feb 19, 2009

  • Suicide Prevention Stand Down

    Feb 19, 2009

    Chaplain (Col.) Jerry Stone goes over course material with Sgt. Justin Buttars, DeWitt Health Care Network, during a break from the suicide prevention stand down seminar Wednesday at Wood Theater. The prevention theme is 'Shoulder to Shoulder, No Soldier Stands Alone,' and was implemented by the vice chief of staff of the Army in response to the rising suicide rates the Army experienced from 2007 to 2008.

  • Engineer officer training graduates observe 90th anniversary of school

    Feb 19, 2009

    Graduates of Fort Belvoir's Engineer Officer Training School returned to the installation Sunday to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Engineer OTS of World War I. The event, which included a formal dinner, was highlighted by speeches from several guests, including the keynote speaker, Maj. Gen. Don Riley, deputy commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

  • All-Army Small Arms Championships set for March

    Feb 18, 2009

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will host the 2009 Army Rifle and Pistol Championships in conjunction with the U.S. Army Infantry Center from February 21 to 28 2009. Training and competitions are open to all Soldiers of all Army components, of any rank, with of any military occupational specialty, including West Point and college ROTC cadets.

  • Maj. Gen. Michael D. Barbero

    Feb 18, 2009

  • SJA personnel cope with fire

    Feb 17, 2009

    "It was like watching a piece of their life burning away," said Aletha Friedel after watching firefighters attempt to extinguish the fire that had enveloped much of Fort Benning's Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Building 5, on Vibbert Avenue Friday. "It was painful."

  • Army Warrior Care Covenant signed

    Feb 17, 2009

    The Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant, signed Wednesday in Marshall Auditorium, Infantry Hall, reaffirms "our commitment to caring for our wounded Soldiers and their families," said MG Michael Barbero, Fort Benning commanding general. "That is why we are here today," he said. "As we speak today, thousands of young Soldiers are patrolling the streets of Kandahar, Kabul, Baghdad and elsewhere in the world, and they need to know that if, God forbid, they should get hurt on the battlefield, they will not only receive first class care and assistance but they will receive it without red tape or bureaucracy."

  • For Edmonds brothers, excellence is norm

    Feb 17, 2009

    The Edmonds are an American military family like any other - hard working and dedicated to service. They're ordinary, yet extraordinary in their own way. And on a February morning, Rosa, SFC(R) Nathaniel II and three of their five sons sat down in a Fort Benning food court to share their family's story.

  • Post SACG changes 'dream job' for 'opportunity'

    Feb 17, 2009

    Have you ever been smack-dab in the middle of a really good dream when the alarm clock rings' That's the situation COL Jerry Wood found himself in last fall. Just 18 months into a "dream job" as the National Guard's SACG - that's "special assistant to the commanding general" - an assignment he anticipated would keep him at Fort Benning at least three years, Wood was offered a sweet position at TRADOC. This week, he takes office as the chief of staff at the Office of the Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, at Fort Monroe, Va.

  • Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero

    Feb 17, 2009

    Maj. Gen. Michael Barbero for use only on Benning Core Page

  • Blazing the trail: A Buffalo Soldier's Story

    Feb 5, 2009

    The Equal Opportunity Program at Fort Belvoir sponsored a Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Holiday Observance at DeWitt Hospital Friday. Maxwell was a guest speaker at the event.

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