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  • Post honors Asian-Americans, Pacific Islanders heritage at observance

    May 30, 2013

    Fort Benning observed the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage observance May 23. The guest speakers were Amata Coleman Radewagen, former member of the president's advisory commission on Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders from 2001 to 2004, and Lt. Col. Oscar Diano, the commander of 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment.

  • Soldiers run 260 miles for heroes

    May 30, 2013

    17 military relay teams help raise $160,000 for veterans

  • 5-15 surges past 1-10 for preseason title

    May 30, 2013

    One team had more firepower in a Commander's Cup Preseason Softball Tournament championship match that turned into a slugfest Thursday. 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, flexed its muscles throughout its lineup in a 17-12 win over 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Gowdy Field to take the preseason crown.

  • Heat victorious in Old School action, improve to 7-2

    May 30, 2013

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 30, 2013

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army leaders are asking Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and their family members to educate one another on risk and influence behaviors surrounding the leading causes of preventable injury and death.

  • Preparing to weather the storm

    May 28, 2013

    The weather can change from day to day, and sometimes hour to hour. How Soldiers, Families and civilians live with the weather is up to them.

  • Carnival brings Soldiers, Families together

    May 24, 2013

  • Faith aims to recycle more trash for cash, charity

    May 24, 2013

    Can Faith Middle School make it to $1,000 before the end of the school year? May 30, the last day of school, is fast approaching, but Faith's ecology club and recycling coordinator, Julie Deckard thinks it can be done if people send in their drink pouches.

  • 1-50 moves on with big inning, defense

    May 24, 2013

  • Hardaway turns tide with 25-win season

    May 24, 2013

    The first season is usually the hardest for a head coach, and 2012 was no exception for Hardaway's Chris Gilstrap when he took over the school's baseball program.

  • 3rd Bde. lieutenant to help coach CSU

    May 24, 2013

    Carl Little's aspirations to coach collegiate basketball took a step toward reality April 13. The first lieutenant with 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, from Virginia Beach, Va., accepted an offer from Columbus State to be a volunteer assistant coach.

  • IBOLC updates, retools program of instruction

    May 22, 2013

    Soldiers currently working their way through the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course were taught a program of instruction that few have seen before. In January, IBOLC rolled out its new counterinsurgency and stability operations class.

  • EXFOR plays key role in shaping future technologies

    May 22, 2013

    Maj. Roberto Herrera, commander of A Company, 1st Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, relinquished his command of the company last week during a change of command ceremony that saw Capt. Joel Meredith assume command. Herrera had served as the company commander for one year, during which time he played a role in shaping the future battlefield technologies that Soldiers will likely employ.

  • 'The Voice' of Benning to retire

    May 22, 2013

    Narrator hangs up the mic after more than 20 years

  • Staying fit to fight

    May 15, 2013

    One mile, no sweat, two miles, better yet! I bet that cadence echoes around installations every day as Soldiers conduct physical training. For Soldiers in the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 6:30 a.m. marks the beginning of our duty day, and PT is how we get it started.

  • ASAT: Patriots read village like a book

    May 15, 2013

    Soldiers are learn how look at a village and read its atmosphere, its attitudes, identify key people, and predict behaviors, without stepping one foot into it in the Advance Situational Awareness Training course.

  • World War II vet presented overdue medal

    May 15, 2013

    Despite age, former Marine found a way to serve

  • Vehicles to serve as reminder of MRAP legacy

    May 15, 2013

    Fort Benning recently became home to a new piece of armored warfare history, as three Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles were delivered to the armor restoration shop on Sand Hill last month.

  • Best in Army food service honored

    May 15, 2013

    The winning units for the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components.

  • Education center helps Soldiers access benefits

    May 15, 2013

    Soldiers at Fort Benning and across the Army have the opportunity to further their educations, as the Army offers numerous educational benefits and opportunities to Soldiers, Family members and veterans.

  • Post carnival celebrates military Families

    May 15, 2013

  • Freedom Shrine rededicated at Faith

    May 15, 2013

    The Exchange Club of North Columbus made a visit to Faith Middle School May 8 to rededicate a Freedom Shrine for the school.

  • Annual car, motorcycle show returns

    May 15, 2013

    The 3rd annual Classic Car and Truck Show, hosted by the Sergeant's Major Association is Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Asian, Pacific Island heritage to be observed May 23

    May 15, 2013

    May recognizes the achievements and history of Asian Pacific Americans. In celebration of those achievements, Fort Benning will observe Asian-American and Pacific Islander heritage at 11 a.m. May 23 in Derby Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • Evans eliminates Hawks with walk off

    May 15, 2013

    A walk-off single by Colin Dominy sent Evans High School to the Class AAAAA quarterfinals with a 7-6 victory over Hardaway in the deciding second-round Game 3.

  • More than 100 compete in Reverse Sprint Triathlon

    May 15, 2013

    More than 100 triathletes took to the streets of Fort Benning Saturday for the annual Reverse Sprint Triathlon, which consisted of a 5K run, 20K bike ride and 550-meter swim.

  • Shorthanded WHINSEC grinds out victory

    May 15, 2013

    Playing on a regulation-size soccer field with 11 players is a challenge in itself, but in a six-player format, a 40-yard field, and 29 minutes remaining on the clock, WHINSEC team captain Carlos Mora said he couldn't believe his team held on for a 1-0 win.

  • Shooter continues to work on new stance amidst struggles

    May 15, 2013

    Every athlete goes through slumps; it just so happens Sgt. 1st Class Jason Parker, a four-time Olympian with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, is going through his at the right time.

  • Israelis, MCoE share ideas, lessons learned

    May 8, 2013

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence, in support of the partnership between the United States and Israel, played host to a delegation from the Israeli Defense Force April 28 through May 1.

  • Judge advocates win top honors at Iron JAG

    May 8, 2013

  • Fort Benning school takes home top PIE award

    May 8, 2013

    For another year, Fort Benning schools took home the top Partners in Education award, with Loyd Elementary School and its PIE partners TIC Federal Credit Union, WRBL and the 2nd Infantry, 58th Infantry Regiment, winning Partnership of the Year.

  • Training enhancements target reckless motorcyclists

    May 8, 2013

    Army officials are hopeful that enhancements to a mandated motorcycle safety training course will better target the No. 1 killer of Soldier riders.

  • Volunteers awarded for community service

    May 8, 2013

    Fort Benning's top volunteers and organizations were honored at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony April 30 at Riverside.

  • Post cemetery uses smartphone technology

    May 8, 2013

    The Fort Benning Cemetery is undergoing an overhaul of how it stores the records of the people buried there. It will help with data accountability and help friends and Family members be able to find their loved ones more easily.

  • Hardaway takes care of Northgate in best-of-three

    May 8, 2013

    Hardaway (24-5) survived a tough draw against fourth-seeded Northgate (Newnan, Ga.) and will move on to the next round by defeating the Vikings (19-9) 6-0 in the deciding Game 3 at home Friday.

  • Red card leads to Hawks' late collapse in first round

    May 8, 2013

    Hardaway High School head soccer coach Rich Iden wanted his team to play aggressive Wednesday against Northgate in the opening round of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAAA playoffs.

  • Union County routs Chattco 10-1 in first playoff game

    May 8, 2013

    When it rained, it poured, and just about everything that could go wrong did Friday for the Chattahoochee County High School boys soccer team in the opening-round Class AA playoff loss to Union County (Blairsville, Ga.).

  • Braves to show military appreciation May 18

    May 8, 2013

    The Atlanta Braves will honor military personnel next week when they hold their annual military appreciation day May 18.

  • Cirque du Soleil spotlights top talent, international influence

    May 8, 2013

    After traveling to more than 300 cities on six continents, the professional artists of Cirque du Soleil are making their way to Columbus for the first time this weekend -- and you have four opportunities to see them work their wonder before they continue on their journey.

  • Get the Most out of Your Transition Workshops

    May 3, 2013

    SAN ANTONIO (May 3, 2013) -- Under the Veterans' Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, transitioning service members must attend five days of intensive transition-related classroom courses before they can separate from service. Your Army Career and Alumni Program counselor is a valuable asset before, during and after attending the transition workshops.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • Maneuver Center of Excellence to use university model to maximize efficiency

    May 1, 2013

    Since the Armor and Infantry schools have been co-located at Fort Benning, Ga., the Maneuver School of Excellence plans to functionally realign its brigades to streamline brigade structure, maximize efficiency and reduce redundancy, while still maintaining branch-specific traditions, cultures and skills.

  • Family accepts posthumous Silver Star

    Apr 24, 2013

    The family of Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook was presented with his Silver Star for gallantry, and his second Combat Infantryman Badge, April 19, 2013, during an emotional ceremony at Derby Auditorium at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Leaders exposed to video training tool

    Apr 24, 2013

    The Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning workshop focused on Leader Challenge, an interactive video-based vignette that Soldiers can work through, and was held in support of the MCoE's strategic initiative for 21st century leader development.

  • Simply the best: RTB team wins 2013 Best Ranger

    Apr 17, 2013

    Sgts. 1st Class Raymond Santiago and Timothy Briggs of the Ranger Training Brigade took top honors in the 30th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, and were each presented with a Colt pistol and induction into the Order of St. Maurice during the official awards ceremony Monday at Marshall Auditorium. Retired Gen. Colin Powell, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State, was the guest speaker at Monday's ceremony, and he took the time to commend the 24 finishing teams for their show of endurance.

  • 2013 BRC takes its toll on competitors

    Apr 17, 2013

    The 30th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition saw 49 teams start the competition at Friday's opening ceremonies, but by the end of Sunday's four-mile buddy run, only 24 teams were left standing. The competition is known for the grueling endurance test it provides, and this year was no different.

  • Armor chief gets star

    Apr 17, 2013

    The U.S. Army Armor School's commandant was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony Friday at the Fort Benning Conference Center. Brig. Gen. Paul J. Laughlin, the 47th chief of Armor, arrived in August 2012. As commandant, Laughlin is responsible for all facets of Armor training, including proponency for all doctrine, policies and responsibilities that relate to the Armor force.

  • $1.1 million building home to new weight room, air-rifle range

    Apr 17, 2013

    New facility to benefit athletes

  • NFL athletes visit 316th Cavalry Brigade

    Apr 17, 2013

    A.J. Green of the Cincinnati Bengals and Akeem Dent of the Atlanta Falcons, both former University of Georgia standouts, said they wanted to make the trip to Fort Benning to learn more about what goes into a Soldier's daily routine.

  • Columbus senior earns bronze at state air-rifle

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Northside splits double bill with Harris County

    Apr 17, 2013

    Teams remain close in tight region race

  • Annual Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation now available

    Apr 17, 2013

    With spring here and summer rapidly approaching, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently released an update to the Off-Duty Safety Awareness Presentation, a tool designed to help Soldiers recognize hazards during these high-risk seasons.

  • Council on Foreign Relations visits Fort Benning

    Apr 17, 2013

    Representatives from the Council on Foreign Relations made a visit to Fort Benning Thursday and Friday, during which time they got a closer look at the numerous training initiatives conducted here. The representatives were mostly members of CFR's Stephen M. Kellen Term Member Program, which encourages promising young leaders in government, media, nongovernmental organizations, law, business, finance and academia to engage in a sustained conversation on international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.

  • Hawks' defense shuts down Central

    Apr 17, 2013

  • Ceremony remembers lives lost to genocide

    Apr 17, 2013

    Fort Benning observed the Holocaust Days of Remembrance April 8 at the National Infantry Museum. The guest speaker was retired Navy Capt. Neil Block, a Jewish lay leader from Harris County, Ga.

  • Hoop Demons

    Apr 5, 2013

    Here's a pop quiz: What sport leads all others in injuries for troops in combat theaters? The answer may surprise you - it's basketball. Nearly 300 basketball-related accidents were reported to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center between fiscal 2008 and 2012, and the cost associated with those accidents was more than $1.5 million! And it's no secret that many more basketball injuries go unreported. I realized anyone is susceptible to these injuries when I became a victim of the hoop demon during my second tour in Iraq.

  • Bayonet's history stretches back to WWII

    Apr 5, 2013

    Last week, The Bayonet was honored with first place in the MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. However, that was just the latest honor in the long and storied history of The Bayonet, a history that stretches back to the days of World War II. For more than 70 years, The Bayonet has served as the official newspaper of Fort Benning, and has been the only continuously published weekly newspaper during that timeframe.

  • Suicide prevention: Know the indicators

    Apr 5, 2013

    Suicide is always a tragedy, but it is one with certain earmarks individuals can often spot in advance if they're attentive. In the health-care industry, these are called suicide indicators.

  • Torches lit to remember Soldiers' sacrifices

    Apr 5, 2013

    1st Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment, ceremony commemorates overseas campaigns, Mary Ann tragedy For more than a quarter of a century, veterans and Soldiers of the 46th Infantry Regiment have staged a memorial torchlight ceremony to remember those who came before them -- particularly those who gave their lives in service to their country.

  • Dedications preserve Armor heroes' legacy

    Apr 5, 2013

    Six members of the Cavalry lineage were memorialized forever Wednesday as the Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment, gathered to dedicate the unit's headquarters and barracks facilities.

  • Military motorcycle riding courses zero in on safety

    Apr 5, 2013

    From 600 to 900 Soldiers take a motorcycle riding course every year through the Maneuver Center of Excellence Safety Office. The goal is to encourage safe driving and, ultimately, fewer motorcycle-related injuries and deaths. "Approximately 75 percent of the Army's fatalities are associated with riding a motorcycle or driving a car," said Brian Blanton, safety and occupational health specialist for the Safety Office. "The Army Traffic Safety Training Program is required for all Soldiers who operate a motorcycle on or off post, on or off duty, anywhere in the world. It's another tool for Soldiers to better and hone their riding skill."

  • Church offers rest, relaxation for Soldiers

    Apr 5, 2013

    For Soldiers looking to get a little rest and relaxation on the weekends, Edgewood Baptist Church in Columbus is now opening its doors on Saturdays to all active duty military.

  • 'Giant Voice' reducing live testing

    Apr 5, 2013

    Members of the Fort Benning community should soon find their Saturdays a bit quieter than usual. The Giant Voice, Fort Benning's emergency warning siren system, is reducing its live testing schedule from every Saturday at noon to the first Saturday of each month at noon.

  • Annual ACS Relay for Life coming April, May

    Apr 5, 2013

    The American Cancer Society's Relays for Life are coming up in Columbus, Harris County and Phenix City. Each year, the event honors those who have survived cancer, those who lost their lives and raises money for cancer research.

  • Pilot course focuses on Mobile Gun System

    Mar 29, 2013

    The first pilot course for Mobile Gun System master gunners finished Tuesday with a graduation on Harmony Church. The course is designed to offer a more efficient and cost-effective training option for Stryker units who need MGS master gunners.

  • Soldiers strive to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

    Mar 29, 2013

    More than 500 Infantrymen hope to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge on their uniform by the end of the week. But based on previous success rates, only about 50 of them will, said Master Sgt. James Hill, NCOIC for the EIB testing, which started Monday on Fort Benning.

  • Soldiers learn Chinese in pilot

    Mar 29, 2013

    A group of 13 Armor officers and eight OCS candidates are currently undergoing Chinese language training as part of a pilot program at Fort Benning. The program is sponsored by the University of North Georgia's Language Training Center, and consists of five days per week. "It's an intensive program, so it's a heavy load, but I think most of them are excited about that, and you can really tell they're interested in Chinese," Jiaqi Cai, one of the class's instructors, said. "We are happy to see that."

  • Tanks get new life at museum

    Mar 29, 2013

    If you think refurbishing an old car is hard, try doing it with an 80-ton tank. But that's exactly what goes on each day at the National Armor and Cavalry Museum on Sand Hill. Located off of Fifth Street, the museum is the world's second-largest collection of Armor-related artifacts. It currently includes about 400 vehicles such as tanks, tank destroyers, amphibious and airborne tanks and Cavalry items such as a Harley-Davidson motorcycle used in World War II. The primary goal of the collection is to preserve historic artifacts for the future so Soldiers can learn from them, said Len Dyer, the museum's director.

  • MPs, DES make PIE Day 'a blast' at Faith

    Mar 29, 2013

    March 14 marked Faith Middle School's annual Partner in Education Day. The Directorate of Emergency Services and 209th Military Police Company, which worked with DES during PIE Day, spent the entire school day with the students. "PIE Day offers a fun way for our faculty and staff to interact with the people that provide so much support throughout the year," said Kristy Griffin, PIE coordinator at Faith.

  • Military spouses face unique career situations

    Mar 29, 2013

    Military Families are 10 times more likely to move across state lines compared to non-military families. And 57 percent of civilian spouses of active-duty military members participate in the labor market, according to a report called "Supporting our military Families: Best practices for streamlining occupational licensing across state lines," by the Department of Defense and Department of the Treasury.

  • Post pushes forward on furloughs

    Mar 29, 2013

    Civilian government employees should not expect to receive a furlough notice this week. The Department of Defense announced Thursday it will delay sending notifications until about April 5 to give the department time to analyze the impact of the pending continuing resolution legislation that is now before Congress.

  • Ready & Resilient: 'Getting left of the boom' with new campaign

    Mar 29, 2013

    Last year, there were 324 suicides in the Army -- active, Reserve component and National Guard. That's 41 more than the year before. This year, there were 68 suicides as of March 18, 19 more than last year, Maj. Gen. Michael Tucker, assistant deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, told Fort Benning's brigade commanders and command sergeants major during a briefing in McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Barracks program puts Soldier safety first

    Mar 29, 2013

    According to IMCOM, since the summer of last year, more than two thirds of Installation Management Command posts have transitioned barracks management from the garrison back to NCO leadership -- and Fort Benning is among them.

  • 173rd remembers fallen on 50th anniversary

    Mar 29, 2013

    On the night before he read the name of his deceased son at the 50th anniversary celebration of the 173rd Airborne Brigade at the National Infantry Museum, Martin Madden went to the brigade's memorial alone with his guitar, and played for several hours. It was the night before the birthday of his son, Russell, who would have been 32, had he not been killed in Afghanistan on June 23, 2010.

  • The Bayonet wins first place in Army contest

    Mar 29, 2013

    Fort Benning saw several of its own bring home awards this year during the MG Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Awards Communication Competition. The Bayonet won first place in the metro-format newspaper category, while Fort Benning TV won second place in the local television newscast category for The Benning Report.

  • Personnel matters addressed regarding sequestration and furlough

    Mar 15, 2013

    Questions on sequestration abound, but many answers are readily available. "We want to ensure our Fort Benning employees are informed on all aspects of how sequestration will affect them," said Gary Jones, MCoE Public Affairs director, "so they can at least understand the issues and plan accordingly."

  • Gainey Cup highlights recon forces

    Mar 15, 2013

    Nineteen teams competed at the inaugural Gainey Cup competition, but only one came away the victor. 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, was given the top prize at the awards ceremony March 5, the final day of the competition. Hailing from Fort Richardson, Alaska, the team included Staff Sgt. Justin Miller, Sgt. Zachary Adkins, Spc. Alexander Berlin, Spc. Mitchell Sanderson and Pfc. Joseph Calderon.

  • 63rd Engineers return from nine-month deployment in Afghanistan

    Mar 15, 2013

    Nearly 130 Soldiers in the 63rd Engineer Company (Horizontal), 11th Engineer Battalion, returned from Afghanistan March 4. Their arrival was hailed in a welcome home ceremony with hundreds of guests -- fellow Soldiers, community volunteers and Family members.

  • Soldiers reunite with Family

    Mar 15, 2013

    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team landed at Fort Benning Thursday following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. More than 150 Soldiers came home on the flight, the final one in a series of eight that brought home about 2,000 warriors.

  • 3rd ABCT focuses on reintegration

    Mar 15, 2013

    Day zero of redeployment was a happy day for Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, as they reunited with Family and friends following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait. After the returning Soldiers went on a 48-hour pass to enjoy being back at home, they began Army-mandated reintegration training, part of the Deployment Cycle Support Process -- 10 days designed to successfully transition Soldiers from the front lines to the home front.

  • Exchange fills important role in community

    Mar 15, 2013

    The Exchange at Fort Benning doesn't just provide its customers with convenient on-post shopping options; it also gives back to the community in other ways, Exchange officials said. Roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, with the other third used to renovate Exchange facilities or build new facilities, such as the new facilities at Patton Village and Harmony Church.

  • Marine visits Fort Benning on way to 50 state capitals

    Mar 15, 2013

    Many Soldiers have passed through Fort Benning on their way to completing a larger mission. On March 4, Leonard "Mac" McQuown, a former Marine, did the same. McQuown is in the midst of a six-year journey to walk to every state capital in an effort to raise awareness and funds for veterans.

  • Collaboration: Aviation CoE supports MCoE's RTB

    Mar 13, 2013

    In last week's exercise, initial entry rotary wing pilots, or those who are learning to specialize in flying specific rotary wing aircraft, used Chinook helicopters to insert Ranger students from one landing zone at Camp Darby into another ... working with Fort Rucker provides expanded training opportunities

  • Preserve Your Sight To Fight

    Mar 11, 2013

    Today's Soldiers understand the importance of mission readiness. We prepare our equipment and we train to ensure we are ready to go. But what about your eyes? Are they ready to go? You know you need protection from dust, wind and ultraviolet and bright sunlight, but how about a 0.15-caliber steel fragment coming at you at 660 feet per second?

  • Tips for weary travelers

    Mar 6, 2013

    Jet lag can take the fun out of traveling. Experts recommend ways to combat it

  • Missed appointments cost hospital

    Mar 6, 2013

    Meeting the health-care demands of the Fort Benning community is already a challenging job, but officials at Martin Army Community Hospital said patients who miss appointments are adding to that challenge. One of the primary concerns with missed appointments is that they limit access to care for multiple patients.

  • Surveys affect funding

    Mar 6, 2013

    Patients of Martin Army Community Hospital can help the hospital gain additional funding by giving the hospital positive reviews on a patient satisfaction survey. The Army Provider Level Satisfaction Survey is mailed to patients who are randomly selected. Based on the number of surveys returned and the responses MACH receives, the hospital could earn more money, or if the responses are negative, lose funding.

  • Gainey Cup: Scouts take on inaugural competition

    Mar 6, 2013

    Nearly 100 of the military's best Scouts convened on Fort Benning over the weekend for the inaugural Gainey Cup competition.

  • 2ID Air Assault Course

    Mar 6, 2013

    Candidates continue to master the basic rappelling fundamentals on the rappel tower during the 2nd Infantry Division's Air Assault Course at Camp Hovey, South Korea, March 6, 2013. The 10-day course is the first on the Korean Peninsula in 15 years. The instructors, from the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga., are teaching students the skills and knowledge required to be competent in the conduct of combat air assault operations. Upon successful completion of the course, students are awarded the Air Assault Badge. The training shows that 2nd Inf. Div. is committed to maintaining and strengthening the republic to fight tonight in order to deter aggression toward the Republic of Korea. (Photo by Park Chin-u, 2ID PAO)

  • Twins teach future leaders for MCCC

    Mar 6, 2013

    It's nothing unusual in the Army. An ROTC cadet elects to join the Infantry; he comes to Fort Benning for the basic officer course, PCSes to a new unit as a platoon leader, then deploys. Along the way, he learns not just about Army doctrine but also about the Army way of life. He might marry, have kids. He might deploy a second or third time. It's the story of hundreds of Infantry officers over the past decade. It's more unusual, however, when it's twins, in this case, Capts. Mark and Eric Evans -- who, incidentally, married sisters as well. But that comes later.

  • Check Your Weather

    Mar 6, 2013

    On my most recent deployment, I was assigned to Task Force ODIN to operate and eventually provide instruction on the MQ-1B Warrior Alpha unmanned aircraft system. Shortly after reporting to Fort Hood, Texas, each UAS operator was assigned to a small 10- to 12-Soldier element as they attended their airframe qualification course. They were then deployed to their theater of operation. All of these events would occur within a six- to eight-month period, so, for the majority of the personnel assigned, this was quite a unique experience.

  • Medical hardship doesn't have to end Army service

    Mar 6, 2013

    While every Soldier would prefer to go through their military career without experiencing any medical hardships, many are not that fortunate. Soldiers face the obvious risks of battlefield injuries, but can also experience more common medical issues like any civilian.

  • Reservist 'happy' with job, ACAP services

    Mar 6, 2013

    Spc. Alfred Hermitt of Columbus, Ga., a former active-duty Soldier who is now in the Reserves, said he achieved his goal of working for a military-friendly company that works with his drill duties as a Reservist. Hermitt was able to land the job with Waggoners Trucking, a truck driving company that regularly hires Soldiers, with assistance from the Army Career and Alumni Program at Fort Benning.

  • Fort Benning holds case study for Legacy Project

    Mar 6, 2013

    When you think of historic structures on Fort Benning, more than one comes to mind: Doughboy Stadium, Ridgway Hall, the jump towers, Riverside, the cuartels. And there are many others. Fort Benning includes approximately 600 historic properties, said Susanne Perry, architectural historian with Cultural Resource Management on post. In fact, across DOD, there are more than 350,000 historic properties, she said.

  • Soldiers help build houses

    Mar 6, 2013

    Despite the cold weather, Soldiers and community volunteers hammered away on three houses for Habitat for Humanity Saturday.

  • CID warns of email scam, criminals posing as police

    Mar 5, 2013

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is warning both the Army community and the public about a new Internet phishing scam where criminals are attempting to pose as Army CID officials.

  • Brief Smart

    Mar 1, 2013

    It's March, and that means it's time for another talk about driving safety. As a leader, you know that's just what your Soldiers want to hear, right? Few things elicit more groans from Soldiers than the mandatory safety brief. I'm of the belief, however, that since safety briefings are required, we might as well make them useful and enjoyable experiences.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit hosts Army National Junior Rifle Championship

    Feb 28, 2013

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit continued its full-fledged support of America's youth when it hosted the 2013 U.S. Army National Junior Air Rifle Championship, Feb. 25-27, at the unit's world-class Pool Indoor Range at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • You Don't Have to Leave the Hooah Behind

    Feb 27, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Individual Mobilization Augumentee Program lets Soldiers transitioning from the active component or traditional Army Reserve units to continuing serving without the traditional "one weekend a month, two weeks a year". The IMA program lets Soldiers earn pay and credit towards retirement, receive benefits and entitlements, all while maintaining the flexibility to pursue your career and family aspirations without a "drilling reservist" schedule.

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