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  • 'HEaDS-UP' at Natick for better helmets

    Sep 6, 2013

    In their quest for better helmet technologies to keep Soldiers and Marines safe on the battlefield, researchers at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Mass., are making a "HEaDS-UP" play.

  • No season for risk

    Sep 6, 2013

    Autumn offers something for everyone. The coming and going of Labor Day means cooler weather, a return to regular schedules with kids back to school, and most of all, the start of football season (my favorite time of year!). Many Soldiers eagerly await the start of hunting season, while others are ready to start the countdown to time off around the holidays. What we can't look forward to, however, is a "slow" season for safety -- just because the summer is over doesn't mean we can fall into complacency.

  • Army Safe Autumn Campaign now available

    Sep 4, 2013

    With the passing of Labor Day, minds turn from the lazy days of summer to thoughts of football parties, hunting season and exercise in the great outdoors. Just like any other season, however, autumn can be a risky time of year.

  • Same-sex spouses of Soldiers now receiving benefits

    Sep 4, 2013

    Same-sex spouses of service members are eligible to receive identification cards and all associated benefits, effective Sept. 3, 2013, according to a Department of Defense memorandum.

  • CONUS Replacement Center accepts first iteration at Fort Bliss

    Sep 4, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Continental U.S. (CONUS) Replacement Center is now fully operational, processing about 150 war fighters per weekly cycle, with an expected increase to more than 400.

  • Maneuver Warfighter Conference set for Sept. 9-13

    Sep 4, 2013

    The Maneuver Warfighter Conference is an annual event intended to provide a comprehensive forum to address current and future issues affecting the maneuver force regardless of functional area, location or deployed status.

  • CG speaks on leader development

    Sep 4, 2013

    Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning commanding general, Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, was one of several featured speakers during second day of the Jim Blanchard Leadership Forum, held Aug. 26-27 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center.

  • Velocity brings worship to single Soldiers

    Sep 4, 2013

    Kelley Hill Chapel is gearing up to bring worship services to Soldiers with Velocity. It kicks off at 11 a.m. Sept. 8 at the chapel with the first worship service, which will then continue every second Sunday. Though all Soldiers and their Families are invited to the service, the aim is to help single Soldiers have a place to go for worship and fellowship -- especially those on Kelley Hill without transportation.

  • Panthers roar in opener; Chattco overcomes sluggish start, pulls away in second half

    Sep 4, 2013

    After leading 14-8 at the half, the Chattahoochee County Panthers caught lightning in a bottle Friday in the second half after a 30-minute delay due to lightning, scoring 21 unanswered points in its regular-season opener to beat the Stewart County Knights 35-8 in Lumpkin, Ga.

  • Hardaway rolls past Jordan to kick off 2013 campaign

    Sep 4, 2013

    Hardaway got its 2013 season off to an explosive start Friday, as the Hawks used a dominant rushing attack and opportunistic defense to blow away Jordan 51-18.

  • Ranger set to compete in Ironman triathlon

    Sep 4, 2013

    Josh Horsager, a Ranger from the 75th Ranger Regiment, was selected to represent the Army in the 35th Ironman World Championship Oct. 12 in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. The 140.6-mile challenge features a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run with no breaks.

  • Instructor earns 4th Bronze Star

    Aug 30, 2013

    Sgt. 1st Class John Melson was honored at Fort Benning, Ga., Aug. 23, 2013, as he was presented the Bronze Star Medal with "V" device for valor, for his actions more than four years ago while fighting off a Taliban ambush in Gerani, Afghanistan.

  • Building named for fallen World War II Soldier

    Aug 28, 2013

  • New devices keep Army communications safe

    Aug 8, 2013

    Project Director, Communications Security is moving closer to fielding a new handheld device which will be used to deliver electronic keys to secure the Army's phone, radio, computer and satellite networks.

  • 'Bear' of a Dilemma

    Aug 7, 2013

    A few years ago, my son and I went on an overnight hiking trip with his Boy Scout troop. We met everyone at the old depot near the News-Minor newspaper office in Fairbanks, Alaska. The plan was for the boys and chaperones to hike 16 miles over two days on the Granite Tors Trail with 30-pound backpacks. Eight miles up the trail, sleep and then eight miles back. Great in theory, but after we set out, things didn't turn out quite as planned.

  • Leaders plot MCoE direction during On-Site

    Aug 7, 2013

    Leaders from across the Maneuver Center of Excellence gathered July 30 to share ideas and discuss ways to plan a strong direction for the MCoE going forward. The MCoE Senior Leader On-Site is a team-building exercise intended to allow senior leaders and subject matter experts to review and identify strategies for near, short and long-term solutions for the MCoE's future direction, while also maintaining its reputation as a premiere training installation, according to the event's mission statement.

  • SHARP: Leaders share ideas, suggestions at event

    Aug 7, 2013

    During the Maneuver Center of Excellence's Senior Leader On-Site July 30, one of the topics discussed at length was the Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program. Col. Scott King, commander of the 194th Armored Brigade, served as the group facilitator for the discussion on SHARP and also helped to present the group's findings and recommendations at the end of the On-Site.

  • WHINSEC reaches across Atlantic: First European students attend institute, set to graduate from cour

    Aug 7, 2013

    Two Polish military students joined 20 U.S. ROTC, 62 Colombian and 44 Peruvian cadets in the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's Cadet Leadership Development Course.

  • Families take part in town hall

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Spouses invited to join club

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Teachers, staff at Fort Benning schools kickoff the school year

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Dragon*Con: Let out your inner nerd

    Aug 7, 2013

  • 5-15 ousts Rangers in softball finale

    Aug 7, 2013

    A rally cry from coach Curtis Graffam to his heavily favored 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, teammates at the end of the third inning echoed throughout Gowdy Field July 30 -- and his team responded. The Cav Boyz of 5-15 overcame an early 3-1 deficit, but rallied in the fourth inning and never looked back in its 16-9 win over the 75th Ranger Regiment, in the Commander's Cup Softball Tournament championship.

  • IBOLC student tops Ten-Miler qualifier

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Cantonment Archery Hunt set: 2013-2014 CANTONMENT ARCHERY HUNTING GUIDELINES

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Resilient Soldier in goal for Paralympic Team USA

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Commissaries offer 'Back to School' savings, opportunities for children

    Aug 7, 2013

  • TRADOC selects NCO, Soldier of the Year winners

    Aug 7, 2013

    In an effort to balance the tradition of recognizing Army professionalism and being good stewards of limited funds, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command revamped the way it challenges, chooses and celebrates its best enlisted Soldiers. Chosen from a field of 17, Sgt. Curtis Bittner, from the Fires Center of Excellence at Fort Sill, Okla., and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Steele, from the Initial Military Training Center of Excellence at Fort Jackson, S.C., were named TRADOC's best Soldier and noncommissioned officer, respectively, during a video-teleconference hosted at TRADOC headquarters, with 11 units across the United States.

  • Panel addresses sexual assault prevention

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Fort Benning team teaches counter-IED tactics in Alaska

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Memo provides specifics for spending cuts

    Aug 7, 2013

  • August is Antiterrorism Awareness Month

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Hagel: Review reveals best, worst case

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Around the Army

    Aug 7, 2013

  • Walker promoted to Brig. Gen. during a "Family First" Ceremony

    Aug 7, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and senior leadership came out to Brig. Gen. Flem Bowen "Donnie" Walker Jr., commanding general of the 3d ESC, for his promotion to brigadier general at a ceremony held here at the Saber and Quill on Aug. 2.

  • Troops Return Home

    Aug 2, 2013

    NUREMBERG, Germany- Maj. Gen. John R. O'Connor, commanding general, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, greets Soldiers of the 16th Sustainment Brigade as they deplane at Nuremberg Airport, July 31. O'Connor was on hand to welcome home over 150 Soldiers of the brigade as they returned safely from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade's unique mission included training and assisting the Afghan National Army in developing their own robust logistical capabilities. (Photo by Staff Sgt. April Tessmer, 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs, 21st TSC)

  • Rider safety: a year-round goal

    Aug 1, 2013

    For the 1st Battalion, 223rd Aviation Regiment, motorcycle safety is serious, yet fun, business.

  • Reaching out: NCOs serve as Recruiting Command ambassadors

    Aug 1, 2013

    In an effort to ensure the entire Army has a better understanding of what recruiters do every day in communities across America and attract the right Soldiers to the command, USAREC has embedded recruiters in several division and corps level units. Called division outreach NCOs, the recruiters -- who are used to being ambassadors for the Army in civilian communities across the country -- are now ambassadors for Recruiting Command.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Taming the dog days

    Aug 1, 2013

    The fact that the fiscal year coincides with the end of summer can be a cruel coincidence for those of us in safety. There's no buffer zone that allows us to bounce back from a bad fourth quarter, which traditionally is our Army's worst time of year for accidents. Slow and steady gains made throughout the year can be diminished quickly by just one or two bad months, and that could kill motivation to keep working toward safety goals. But thus far in fiscal 2013, it looks like we won't have that problem: With about two months left to go, accidental fatalities are still 20 percent lower than this time last year. That decline has held steady for several months now, but to keep it going, we'll have to stay on top of our game through August and September.

  • U.S., South Africa participate in a rehearsal jump

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. and South African Soldiers boarded a C-130 aircraft for a nighttime practice jump at Bloemspruit Airbase, South Africa, July 23. The jump was in preparation for an exercise that U.S. and South African Soldiers will conduct jointly during Shared Accord 13. Shared Accord is a biennial training exercise which promotes regional relationships, increases capacity, trains U.S. and South African forces, and furthers cross-training and interoperability. The jump will also earn each Soldier a pair of foreign wings for either jumping in a foreign country or jumping with a foreign country's jumpmasters.

  • U.S., South African paratroopers simulate tactical airfield seizure

    Jul 31, 2013

    A military aircraft sets down on a quiet South African airport late at night, and within minutes a large group of Soldiers have secured the area and seen the aircraft depart. Though an irate airport manager soon arrives on the scene, the Soldiers soothe his fears and eventually are granted residence at the airport, which they will use as a staging base for a larger operation the following night.

  • U.S., South African military members volunteer at local school

    Jul 31, 2013

    U.S. Soldiers and Airman volunteered with South African Medical Health Services members to paint a local school in celebration of Nelson Mandela's belated birthday during the Humanitarian and Civic Assistance (HCA) portion of Shared Accord (SA) 13, July 26.

  • Breaking barriers: 4 Soldiers set to become Army's first female Abrams tank maintainers

    Jul 31, 2013

    Four female Soldiers will make history Aug. 1, 2013, as they will become the first females in the Army to obtain the 91A M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer military occupational specialty.

  • Paratroopers spot starless African sky during SA13 exercise

    Jul 31, 2013

    Paratroopers from Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division of Fort Bragg, N.C., joined with the South African 1st Parachute Battalion, 44th Parachute Regiment to perform a night parachute drop and airfield seizure during an exercise for Shared Accord (SA) 13 at Bulembo Airport, July 27.

  • CONUS Replacement Center fine-tunes processes in anticipation of first deployers

    Jul 31, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- "Rough Riders" from the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division West, are among the quietest trainers around. They let the thousands of Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines they've trained over the last decade speak for them.

  • MCoE playing role in COIN doctrine revision

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Fort Benning selected for CSF2 film production

    Jul 31, 2013

    To help new Soldiers prepare for the physical and emotional stressors of deployments, Comprehensive Resilience Module training videos have offered a realistic perspective of combat. For the second year, Fort Benning was the selected site for production of the Comprehensive Soldier & Family Fitness Program CRMs. Scenes for its most recent production, Resilience on the Battlefield, were filmed July 23-26 at various locations.

  • First Patriquin award recipient to be recognized

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Captain Travis Patriquin Award will be presented to Capt. Sam Kriegler on Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. in the Marshall Auditorium at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • 75th Ranger Regiment changes command

    Jul 31, 2013

  • CG: Please thank our great civilians

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Around the Army

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Pentagon spokesman: Public affairs must change with times

    Jul 31, 2013

  • G-2 deputy chief answers furlough, security questions

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Civil War Naval Museum: Uncover the American Civil War through naval eyes

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Army rifle shooters capture titles

    Jul 31, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit captured the overall individual and team championships at the 52nd Annual Interservice Rifle Championships, July 16-23, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

  • Larger than life: NBA legend visits Fort Benning kids

    Jul 31, 2013

    More than 50 children from across Fort Benning were able to interact with a basketball legend July 24, as future NBA Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal made a stop in Columbus to visit the SaMarc Dream and Achieve Foundation's basketball camp.

  • Recreational Shooting Complex hosts open house

    Jul 31, 2013

    The Directorate of Family and Morale,Welfare and Recreation held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the opening of the Recreational Shooting Complex at Coursen Range.

  • 1-15 Soldier sets powerlifting records

    Jul 31, 2013

  • 2-Minute Warning Commentary

    Jul 31, 2013

  • ACAP: Life-changer for one Soldier

    Jul 31, 2013

    Spc. Angelica Diaz attended the Transitioning Assistance Workshop by the Army Career and Alumni Program not once -- but twice -- and would have gone back again if she were able, she said.

  • Children learn to 'stand strong'

    Jul 31, 2013

    Vacation Bible School combines learning about faith with fun

  • Youth Services hosts Back to School Bash

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Don't wait to get your child ready for enrollment

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Headaches: Know types for relief options

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Births

    Jul 31, 2013

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

    Jul 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

  • Soldier Show auditions link with Operation Rising Star

    Jul 29, 2013

    In an effort to streamline efficiencies, Army Entertainment has integrated live auditions for the 2014 U.S. Army Soldier Show with selections of the 2013 Operation Rising Star finalists.

  • Stay smart on beach safety

    Jul 29, 2013

    A trip to the beach is a summer ritual for millions of Americans, including Soldiers, their Families and Army civilians.

  • Two reporting options available for sexual assault

    Jul 25, 2013

    To maintain the respect and privacy of sexual assault victims, the Department of Defense offers two reporting options to victims to receive proper medical treatment with confidentiality.

  • US, allies test unmanned ground systems

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Maneuver Battle Lab revealed a glimpse into the future as the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations collaborated to use one another's robots in military operations.

  • Martin Army Community Hospital under new leadership

    Jul 25, 2013

    Martin Army Community Hospital marked a transition in leadership July 12 with a change of command and responsibility ceremony at Fort Benning's York Field.

  • Gaming for a cause: Game marathon benefits charity, offers cash prizes

    Jul 25, 2013

    For all those who have ever said that playing video games isn't productive, a group of gaming enthusiasts in Dothan, Ala., is setting out to prove them wrong. On Aug 4-5, gamers will have a chance to play their favorite games for charity. 1UP Games, Fanatix, Hometown Lenders and Screw This Level will present the Dothan area's first Circle City Game-A-Thon, a 24-hour gaming session that will benefit Mission Firefly, a mission-based organization with a focus on combating poverty in South America.

  • CASCOM hosts Israeli Chief of Logistics, provides training insight

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted Brig. Gen. Mofid Ganem, Israeli Defense Force Chief of Logistics, and members of the IDF for a tour July 22.

  • Heat comes up short of first championship

    Jul 25, 2013

    The Columbus Red Jackets stifled the Heat defensively and took a best-of-three series 2-0, winning Game 1 on Thursday, 62-54 and Game 2 on Saturday, 58-48 in the Old School Basketball League championship.

  • Powerlifter gets set for Atlanta competition

    Jul 25, 2013

    When life weighs down Jackie Hammond, she takes a deep breath and benches 185 pounds. Once she takes that first rep, that weight is off her shoulders, the 31-year-old aspiring powerlifter said.

  • Survivor Outreach Services adds fallen troops to Hall of Heroes

    Jul 25, 2013

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, spoke to the Families and friends of eight fallen service members Friday at the Survivor Outreach Services Center during a Hall of Heroes ceremony. SOS hosts Hall of Heroes ceremonies for Families of fallen service members to post photographs on the walls inside of the SOS center.

  • Fort Benning begins search for 10 miler team

    Jul 25, 2013

    Eighteen runners came out to Sand Hill Friday with their sights set on getting to Washington, D.C., to run in the Army Ten-Miler.

  • Formula for Disaster

    Jul 25, 2013

    Of the lessons learned during our brigade's yearlong rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III, none have returned to me more than the words "complacency kills." That warning was emblazoned on a T-barrier in the center of Forward Operating Base Saint Michael as a daily caveat to our greatest planning measures, pre-combat checks and pre-combat inspections.

  • Iron Man stars in latest Exchange-exclusive Marvel comic book at no cost to Soldiers, Families

    Jul 25, 2013

  • Program helps Families be financially fit

    Jul 25, 2013

    Money may not buy happiness, but it can make life a lot easier, said Rosalie Grant-Nolt, director of the Army Community Service's Financial Readiness Program.

  • Unlocked vehicles common targets for theft

    Jul 25, 2013

    While summer brings many outside for recreation, it also attracts a higher number of criminals looking for valuable items in vehicles.

  • Fort Benning serves as backdrop for meeting of federal agency leaders on environmental stewardship

    Jul 24, 2013

    Executives from federal agencies with natural resources missions visited Fort Benning to discuss best practices in environmental management and stewardship in the Southeast.

  • Army rifle shooters showcase skills at Interservice Championships

    Jul 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit captured the overall individual and team championships at the 52nd Annual Interservice Rifle Championships, July 16-23, 2013, at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va.

  • Association dedicates 4th Infantry Division monument

    Jul 24, 2013

    On the 95th anniversary of the 4th Infantry Division's first battle, Soldiers, veterans, Family members and special guests of the division came together at the National Infantry Museum's Parade Field to dedicate the unit's official monument. Among the special guests was Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno, a former commander of the 4th Infantry Division.

  • CSA says resourcing MCoE is priority

    Jul 24, 2013

    With the 4th Infantry Division holding its official monument dedication last week, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond Odierno made a visit to Fort Benning. While here, he took the time to address some of the questions facing both the Maneuver Center of Excellence and the Army as a whole. Although the Army is facing financial constraints, Odierno said the MCoE will be a high priority when it comes to dividing Army resources.

  • Medal of Honor recipient reflects on experiences

    Jul 24, 2013

    One of the Army's most recent Medal of Honor recipients visited Fort Benning last week for the 4th Infantry Division's reunion and the unit's monument dedication. While here, former Staff Sgt. Clinton Romesha took time to visit with basic training Soldiers and shared his experiences.

  • TRADOC Analysis Center examines NIE 13.2

    Jul 23, 2013

    Analysts at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Analysis Center participated in the 2013 Network Integration Evaluation 13.2, held at Fort Bliss, Texas, and White Sands Missile Range, N.M., April - May, to help the Army assess how new systems might help Army units fight better.

  • Tornado Preparedness

    Jul 22, 2013

    Emergency management is one of the most challenging tasks for individuals and organizations and cannot be overlooked. Thinking ahead could mean the difference between life and death. Your safety, as well as that of your family members, co-workers and Soldiers, depends on weather preparedness.

  • 4th Infantry Division Memorial

    Jul 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and wife Linda attend the 4th Infantry Division monument dedication organized by Bob Babcok, President of the National 4th Infantry Division Association, July 18, 2013 in Fort Benning, Ga.

  • 7th ID conducts Ranger School assessment

    Jul 18, 2013

    It only takes a set of orders and a completed packing list to attend Army Ranger School, but it takes mental strength, physical endurance and leadership excellence to pass it.

  • Les Misérables anchors biggest season of theater in Columbus history

    Jul 17, 2013

    The Springer is embarking on the biggest season in Columbus theater history. Not only will the new Dorothy W. McClure Theatre open in October with the Springer Children's Theatre production of Pinkalicious: The Musical Oct. 2-13, but the 2013-14 season is going to be the most amazing season ever in the Greater Chattahoochee Valley area.

  • 3-1 Cav trounces depleted Rangers

    Jul 17, 2013

    Eight hits, three errors and two walks amounted to a disastrous first inning for the 75th Ranger Regiment as 3rd Squadron, 1st Calvary Regiment, defeated the Rangers 13-3 Thursday at Knappenberger Field.

  • Free throw sends Heat into championship game

    Jul 17, 2013

    Philip Whittington needed just one to go down. He wasn't having his best game at the free throw line Monday at North Highland Assembly of God, but he had three chances to send the Fort Benning Heat into the championship game of the Old School Basketball League playoffs. Coincidentally, Whittington was 3-for-9 at the line before he was fouled while attempting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in a 62-62 game against the 76ers.

  • Olympian Nunn to walk 50K at World Championships

    Jul 17, 2013

  • There are many parts of golf to love

    Jul 17, 2013

  • Get away from technology, get outdoors

    Jul 17, 2013

  • Town hall to address DoDEA furloughs

    Jul 17, 2013

    So you want to know more about how the Department of Defense Education Activity will affect the schools? The perfect opportunity is during the Facebook Town Hall. Parents and those affected by school furloughs can ask questions and get answers during the upcoming Facebook Town Hall, planned from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 31 on the Fort Benning Fans Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortbenningfans.

  • New, larger hospital to be completed fall 2014

    Jul 17, 2013

    The new hospital, located along the banks of Upatoi Creek, will open in fall of 2014. Soldiers, family members and retirees of the Fort Benning community will receive care in the 745,000 square-foot facility. The additional space will provide a more comfortable setting for patients and staff, as well as offer additional services and be twice the size of the current hospital, designers said.