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  • 1-10 FA motivated in early season goings

    Jun 13, 2013

    Defense, fundamentals, big hits -- 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, had it all Wednesday as it trounced Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 15-0 at Engineer Field.

  • Army officer wins Armed Forces Triathlon Championship

    Jun 13, 2013

  • Battle Lab, Georgia Tech test UAS technology

    Jun 12, 2013

    Georgia Tech Research Institute and the Maneuver Battle Lab conducted multiple tests of unmanned aerial systems at the McKenna Military Operations in Urban Terrain site. Tests were focused on improving the systems' ability to be autonomous and to work in collaboration with other UAS.

  • Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Fort Benning

    Jun 12, 2013

    Military historian and author Rick Atkinson will make a visit to Marshall Auditorium at 1:30 p.m. Thursday for the latest installment of the Combat Leader Speaker Program. Atkinson has written six books, including his latest work, The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945. The book is the final installment of Atkinson's "Liberation Trilogy," a narrative history of the U.S. military's role in the liberation of Europe in World War II. Atkinson has also won three Pulitzer Prizes -- in 1982 for national reporting, in 1999 for public service and in 2003 for history.

  • Afghan National Army fights for peace in Afghanistan

    Jun 6, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (June 3, 2013) -- At first glance, the Kushamond district of Pakitika Province, Afghanistan, seems like quiet farm land, rippled with rolling hills and small quaint villages speckled with adobe homes. Villages named Fazilra, Hamalman, Panagir and Choray link this area of Kushamond together. Farmers cultivating crops, children playing soccer and women tending to daily chores are common scenes. This is their life, their land and their homes.

  • The Infamous Sucker Hole

    Jun 6, 2013

    In early summer of 2011, our flight company was tasked with a two-part service mission. The first part required us to airlift an infantry unit based at Camp Dawson, W. Va., to Fort A. P. Hill, Va., for a three-day field training exercise.

  • Bradley Fighting Vehicle maintenance course graduates first female Soldiers

    Jun 6, 2013

    The first five female Soldiers to become Bradley Fighting Vehicle maintainers graduated May 31, 2013, on Harmony Church at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Enjoy free museum admission all summer long

    Jun 6, 2013

    Blue Star Museums

  • 192nd runners dedicate win to brigade

    Jun 6, 2013

    With a motivation no other team had driving them, the members of the Boomsticks team, which represented the 192nd Infantry Brigade, earned top military team honors at the fifth annual Run for the Heroes. "This year our goal was to put together … a crew of runners and do a culminating sports event before our brigade shuts down," said Boomsticks co-captain Jesse Thurman.

  • Benning civilians get furlough letters

    Jun 6, 2013

    Supervisors delivered approximately 4,000 furlough letters to Fort Benning's workforce this past week. Beginning July 8, Department of Defense civilians will take an unpaid furlough day each week until the Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

  • Hockey program allows Soldiers to put stress on ice

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Runners unite for Boston victims at 5K

    Jun 6, 2013

    Richard Munger, a retired Soldier who went through basic training at Fort Benning and now serves with the Watertown Police Department, was the first to arrive on the scene when the report came in suspected terrorist bomber Dzhokar Tsarnaev was hiding in a boat on Franklin Street in Watertown, Mass.

  • 2-Minute Warning

    Jun 6, 2013

    Pacers help heighten NBA interest in playoffs

  • Weather, consumption play part in saving energy

    Jun 6, 2013

    Fort Benning's energy consumption was 27 percent lower during FY 13 compared to FY 12, said Mark Fincher, energy manager for Fort Benning.

  • ABOLC helps clean up Pine Mountain Trail

    Jun 6, 2013

  • How to leverage credit cards to strengthen your credit score

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Garrison commander looks back on time on post

    Jun 6, 2013

    After two years in command, Fort Benning's garrison commander, Col. Jeffrey Fletcher, will transfer command 8 a.m. June 14 to Col. Michail Huerter during a ceremony in front of McGinnis-Wickam Hall. The change of command will mark the end of Fletcher's most recent stay at Fort Benning, a place he calls home.

  • Around the Army

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Chiefs urge care in changing UCMJ responsibilities

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Military will work with Congress to combat sexual assault

    Jun 6, 2013

    Military leaders look forward to working with Congress to get the tools needed to combat the scourge of sexual assault in the ranks.

  • Safety critical component of readiness

    Jun 6, 2013

  • 'Above-normal' hurricane season arrives

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Junior NCOs finish Warrior Leader Course

    Jun 6, 2013

    Henry Caro NCOA Soldiers participate in culminating exercise to test leadership

  • 'Armor Up': 3rd ABCT to host Sledgehammer Career Enhancement Fair

    Jun 6, 2013

    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, is scheduled to host a career enhancement fair June 10 through June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelley Hill Recreation Center.

  • With Afghan drawdown, regional alignments to increase

    Jun 6, 2013

  • Maneuver, aviation captains fight virtual battle

    May 30, 2013

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a chance last week to collaborate with students in the Aviation Captains Career Course to retake a captured police station in downtown Columbus and return it to the government -- all without leaving their seats.

  • 192nd using, creating Leader Challenges

    May 30, 2013

    In April, the Center for the Advancement of Leader Development and Organizational Learning, conducted a workshop here in an effort to introduce Fort Benning leaders to Leader Challenge.

  • American Soldier wins award at UK academy

    May 30, 2013

    Once every four months, an Officer Candidate School graduate is selected to attend Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the United Kingdom as part of an exchange program between the U.K. and U.S. The most recent American Sandhurst graduate, 2nd Lt. Anwar Ross, completed the course in April and was presented with the Overseas Sword after being selected as the top overseas cadet. Ross has since returned to the U.S., and is currently enrolled in the Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course as part of A Company, 11th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 199th Infantry Brigade.

  • 58 from 10 countries complete WHINSEC class

    May 30, 2013

    he Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's Command and General Staff Officer Course Class of 2012-13 graduated in a ceremony in Marshall Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall May 22.

  • New officers meet old tanks in training experience

    May 30, 2013

  • DoDEA furloughs to affect school days

    May 30, 2013

    Like the rest of the military, the Department of Defense Education Activity has been affected by budget cuts effecting more than 18,000 DoDEA employees -- including teachers, and 84,000 children nationally and overseas, said Marilee Fitzgerald, DoDEA director.

  • 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.