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  • MCoE braces for civilian furloughs

    Feb 27, 2013

    A Fort Benning GS-9 federal employee could expect to see $600-$800 less in monthly take-home pay if Congress does not avert sequestration in the coming days. Civilian employees could be furloughed for 22 discontinuous days -- roughly a day per week -- beginning in April and face a 20 percent loss in income under sequestration. These automatic across-the-board spending cuts will be triggered Friday unless Congress agrees to an alternative.

  • National Guardsmen prep for Gainey Cup

    Feb 27, 2013

    For the first time, the Army has invited Cavalry Scouts from across the nation to showcase their skills and vie for top honors with the Gainey Cup, an inaugural four-day competition, kicking off March 2, 2012.

  • Town hall set for Monday

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Benning officials will host a town hall meeting at 1:30 p.m. for TRADOC civilian employees Feb. 25 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium.

  • Construction on new hospital over halfway complete

    Feb 21, 2013

    Construction on the new hospital is 51 percent complete. While Martin Army Community Hospital comprises roughly 400,000 square feet, the new facility will span 745,000. That means an overall increased capacity, said Lt. Col. Ross Davidson, southeast program manager for the Health Facility Planning Agency. And not just more beds but more space for behavior health care, physical therapy, separate out-patient and in-patient areas, adjacent clinics for treating wellness and even more parking.

  • Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment conducts newest spiral evaluation

    Feb 21, 2013

    Experimentation for Spiral H, the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment's project for fiscal year 2013, is currently under way on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Initiative focuses on civilian health

    Feb 21, 2013

    For Soldiers at Fort Benning and throughout the Army, health and overall fitness has long been a priority. Within the civilian workforce, however, the emphasis placed on one's physical fitness is often not as high. However, a new program may soon change the emphasis placed on civilian health.

  • Seminar, camp to help survivors heal

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Benning's Survivor Outreach Services is hosting the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors seminar March 22-23. TAPS is a nonprofit organization that provides long- and short-term emotional help for the survivors of military service members. Each year, the organization holds a National Military Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp, as well as regional survivor seminars and camps like the one that will be held at Fort Benning.

  • Fort Benning schools get more than $2,000 through Box Tops 4 Education

    Feb 21, 2013

    Fort Benning schools Parent Teacher Organization were awarded more than $2,000 through the Box Tops 4 Education program. General Mills held a contest in which commissaries across the nation competed to bring in the most box tops.

  • CYSS letter

    Feb 21, 2013

    Letter to Child, Youth and School Services team members

  • Stryker Brigade Combat Teams showcase capabilities

    Feb 14, 2013

    Envisioned in the late '90s and developed a few years later, the Stryker Brigade Combat Team combines maneuverability with functional firepower, serving as an effective tool in the fight to gain overmatch against the enemy. But more than just Soldiers go into this formation, the only one of its kind to feature three maneuver battalions.

  • Guardsman claims top small arms honors

    Feb 14, 2013

    A California National Guardsman needed an extra suitcase to haul away the hardware he collected at this year's U.S. Army Small Arms Championship.

  • Exchange takes steps to stop shoplifters

    Feb 14, 2013

    While the Exchange and other on-post shopping options are here to serve Soldiers and their Families, some people try to take advantage of these businesses through shoplifting and theft.

  • Transitioning Soldiers get earlier start with ACAP

    Feb 14, 2013

    Gone are the days when transitioning Soldiers elected to go through the Army Career and Alumni Program 90 days before their separation from service.

  • GI benefits can transfer to child, spouse

    Feb 13, 2013

    While Soldiers are provided with a variety of benefits during their military career, educational benefits may be among the most well known and often used.

  • 3rd ABCT Soldiers, Families reunited after deployment

    Feb 7, 2013

    It was an emotional scene Friday at Freedom Hall, as about 250 Soldiers from the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were reunited with their friends and Families after a seven-month deployment to Kuwait.

  • 194th Armored Brigade names 'best warriors'

    Feb 7, 2013

    Three men earned a unique distinction last week during the 194th Armored Brigade's annual Best Warrior Competition. They are Staff Sgt. Adam Krause, Drill Sergeant of the Year, Sgt. 1st Class Erik Hall, NCO of the Year, and Spc. Neil Weaver, Soldier of the Year.

  • Trainees drive tanks, Humvees for first time

    Feb 7, 2013

    More than 100 future Armor crewman took a big step last week toward completing their training as they got behind the wheel and drove -- for the first time -- a Humvee and an M1A2 Abrams tank.

  • SAMC to induct 10 members

    Feb 7, 2013

    A group of 10 NCOs will have an honor bestowed upon them Wednesday when they are inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Post observes anniversary of Dorchester

    Feb 7, 2013

    Fort Benning observed the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the USAT Dorchester Sunday at the Field of Four Chaplains. The Dorchester carried 902 people including the four chaplains who sacrificed their lives for others: George Fox, Alexander Goode, John Washington and Clark Poling.

  • Club provides fellowship for religious teens

    Feb 7, 2013

    It's called The Shack, located across from Gowdy Field, and it's like a second home to dozens of Fort Benning teens who are members of Club Beyond. It's the place where high school students gather every Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday nights, after dinner at The Infantry Center Chapel, teens meet there for Bible study and fellowship.

  • Yellow Means Stop

    Feb 7, 2013

    How many times have you approached a traffic light just as it turned yellow and said to yourself, "I can make it"? As you punch the gas and fly through the intersection, you look up and see the light change to red. With a devious grin, you praise your great driving skills. I'll be the first to admit that I've done this countless times with no thought of the danger I might avoid if I would have just slowed down and stopped. However, an accident I wasn't even involved in forever changed my thinking.

  • Ranger looks back on birth of Army club hockey program

    Feb 7, 2013

    When Capt. Patrick Toffler failed to make the West Point hockey team, he didn't hang up his skates. He changed them out for a different pair.

  • Benning forward serves as Soldier, skates as Snake

    Feb 7, 2013

    For most Soldiers, their dreams of athletic glory are limited to heated intramural competition. For a select few, however, the chance to play their sport at the highest level still remains. Capt. Biff McNally, a forward on Fort Benning's hockey team, falls somewhere in between.

  • 3rd ABCT Soldiers, Families reunite after deployment

    Feb 5, 2013

    The first wave of Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, returned to Fort Benning, Ga., and their families Feb. 1 after a seven-month deployment to Kuwait.

  • Soldiers stage combined arms exercise

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 140 future rifle platoon leaders got a taste of realistic combat Jan. 22 as they participated in a staged company attack at Selby Combined Arms Collective Training Facility. In previous Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course classes, the presence of Air Force joint terminal attack controllers has been simulated. For this class, however, JTACs were included as part of the preparation for and execution of the attack. In addition to JTACs, the attack also included tanks, as well as scouts and humvees. "They're going to have artillery, they're going to have close air support, they'll have the UAV, they'll have the tanks, they'll have the scouts," said Capt. Christopher Mercado, IBOLC instructor. "They're going to have all these assets, and what we're trying to do is train them on how to control all of these assets at one time. It's extremely tough."

  • MCoE leaders talk doctrine, combat development

    Feb 1, 2013

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, MCoE commanding general, has outlined several priorities for Fort Benning. They comprise multiple aspects of combat development, including leader development, doctrine, joint training and capabilities development, among others. This article, the first in a biweekly series of three, will focus on doctrine and combat development.

  • ROTC cadets enter virtual world with DSTS

    Feb 1, 2013

    A group of Columbus State University ROTC cadets were exposed to the role technology can play in training Soldiers on Friday when they visited Clarke Simulation Center to try their hands at the Dismounted Soldier Training System. DSTS is a fully immersive virtual simulation training system that places users into a virtual environment, complete with enemy forces and environmental obstacles.

  • DoDEA keeps post schools on the 'cutting edge' of technology

    Feb 1, 2013

    The Department of Defense Education Activity's technology initiative is "21st century teaching and learning." "When you look at the 21st century skills," said Lorri Blanchard, the educational technologist for the Georgia and Alabama school district, "employers want critical thinking skills, people who can think outside of the box, who don't need to be spoon fed everything. So a lot of 21st century teaching is problem-solving -- looking at a situation and coming up with ideas that are out of the box. And so we use technology to help us do that."

  • Fort Gordon wins fourth regional cup

    Feb 1, 2013

    The total points favored Fort Benning, but the rules favored Fort Gordon, Ga. Fort Gordon won its fourth consecutive Four Post Games, hosted by the Fort Benning Warrior Transition Battalion, which began Jan. 22 and concluded Friday.

  • Health of the Force: Action teams promote injury prevention for trainees

    Jan 23, 2013

    If injuries can be prevented early on in basic training, it will create a healthier force for tomorrow. That's the idea behind a two-year pilot program under way on Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Home for wounded vet breaks ground

    Jan 23, 2013

    Soldiers, veterans and members of the Columbus-area community came together Jan. 21, 2013, to honor wounded veteran Sgt. 1st Class Michael Schlitz during a groundbreaking ceremony for his new home in Fortson, Ga.

  • Maneuver Center key player in Centers of Excellence collaboration

    Jan 23, 2013

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga., is playing a key role in one of the Army's largest internal collaboration efforts.

  • CG highlights MCoE priorities

    Nov 28, 2012

    The way training is conducted on Fort Benning is continuously changing -- changes that are a result of feedback directly from the field, said Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence. "There's a saying that war is the great auditor of all military organizations," McMaster said. "We've learned so much after 11 years of combat, and we're also making a grounded projection into the future, trying to anticipate the demands of future war, future armed conflict, and to make sure our Soldiers, our leaders and our units are prepared for those challenges."

  • Are you on drugs?

    Nov 28, 2012

    Are you taking Lortab? Wellbutrin? Topamax? Xanax? Demerol? Benadryl? Aspirin? Do you know how they interact with other drugs? Are they addictive? Should you operate a vehicle or go to the range? Can you drink a beer while taking any of them? People expect prescribed medicines to make them feel better, said Lt. Col. Stacey Causey, chief of the Department of Pharmacy at Martin Army Community Hospital. But are they compliant -- are they taking the medicine as it was prescribed?

  • AMC welcomes Logistics directorates

    Nov 28, 2012

    Years of planning went into a structural change this fall that brought the Army's Directorates of Logistics under the Army Materiel Command. The change, which went into effect Oct. 1, affects 73 directorates: 49 in the U.S. and 24 abroad. "Our mission is to provide installation-level logistics services to all organizations on Fort Benning as well as about 112 counties of area support across western Georgia, eastern Alabama and the panhandle of Florida," said Dave Shepherd, Fort Benning director of logistics.

  • TBI linked to range of vision problems

    Nov 28, 2012

    Traumatic brain injuries can result in many visual problems such as binocular vision dysfunction, light sensitivity, and visual field defects. Although progress has been made in recent years, the pathophysiology of these injuries is not well understood and continues to affect soldiers in their activities of daily living.

  • Volunteers deliver on tough home challenge

    Nov 28, 2012

    Woman, whose home was wait-listed for three years, has wish granted. After living in a hotel for more than two weeks, 77-year-old Dora Henderson, the widow of Navy veteran Clifford Henderson who died in 1989, returned to her home Saturday in Phenix City, Ala. Her newly renovated home was in thanks to the efforts of Soldiers, volunteers, House of Heroes and the Sergeants Major Association.

  • Tour of Homes gives look into post history

    Nov 28, 2012

  • Warriors winless in second year

    Nov 28, 2012

    The Faith Middle School Warriors lost 34-0 Tuesday to the Fort Middle School Patriots at Doughboy Stadium, bringing the team's record to 0-6 for the season and 0-12 since it began competing in the Muscogee County School District.

  • Columbus senior signs for softball

    Nov 28, 2012

    Syerra Askew showed a knack for softball when she was 5 years old. Her father, Jonathan Askew, said he first noticed it as he looked out the window of his Family's apartment complex in East Columbus and watched her throw a tennis ball against the brick wall of an outside staircase.

  • USAMU takes first in sniper competition

    Nov 16, 2012

    A first-place plaque inscribed with the phrase "12th annual International Sniper Competition" was awarded Nov. 7 to Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit duo who beat out 35 teams to take the top title in the open class at this year's event, held Nov. 2-5 on Fort Benning.

  • CSF2 program helps 'health of the force'

    Nov 16, 2012

    Sgt. Denise Rangel is a new arrival to Fort Benning. A newlywed, she left Fort Campbell, Ky., and her husband who is still stationed there, in October for her new job on Sand Hill. As part of an Army pilot program, she participated in two days of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness resilience training during inprocessing instead of two hours. Two other groups of Soldiers will participate in the program that supports health of the force initiatives. The two resilience training modules will be taught Thursday and Friday to newly arrived Soldiers and again in December, said Sam Rhodes, the Maneuver Center of Excellence's CSF2 program manager. "The training equips an individual with valuable life skills that help one to better cope in stressful situations, bounce back from adversity and avoid self-defeating behavior," Rhodes said.

  • 194th Armored Brigade names headquarters for fallen Soldier

    Nov 16, 2012

    A year and a half after uncasing its colors at Harmony Church's Brave Rifles Field, the 194th Armored Brigade dedicated its headquarters facility Thursday, which sits beside the field, after Staff Sgt. William C. Moore. Moore was killed in action in 2007 while helping save the lives of Soldiers in his section. "Staff Sgt. William C. Moore loved serving his country and Army," 1st Sgt. William Lillie said. "He loved being around Soldiers whether at Fort Bragg or in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Moore was also an exceptionally disciplined Soldier who always accomplished what was asked of him, and more."

  • Prescribed burns maintain training lands

    Nov 16, 2012

    A prescribed fire is a planned fire used as a management tool by many area landowners. Each year, Fort Benning's Land Management Branch burns approximately 30,000 acres of Fort Benning training lands using prescribed fire methods.

  • McGruff visits post day care center

    Nov 16, 2012

    McGruff The Crime Dog has been seen on Fort Benning over the past couple of weeks, and with the help of the Physical Security Office has been getting his message out by visiting children Oct. 30 at the Main Post Child Development Center.

  • Thanksgiving 2012

    Nov 15, 2012

    This Thanksgiving, our Army has many blessings to count. But you -- our Soldiers, Family members and Army Civilians -- are the most precious blessings of all. Whether you celebrate the holiday with loved ones at home or with your battle buddies in the fight overseas, please know you and yours are in our thoughts. Thank you for your dedication to our nation and our way of life, and for the sacrifices youmake every day!

  • Stidley asks spouses to focus on safety

    Nov 15, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Stidley, U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, recently addressed the Fort Rucker Community Spouses Club on the importance of Family involvement in Soldier safety.

  • USACR/Safety Center reaches CFC milestone

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- As this year's Combined Federal Campaign reached its end, officials at the USACR/Safety Center were celebrating a historic milestone.

  • Army units and individuals rewarded for safety efforts

    Nov 14, 2012

    Twelve Army units and individuals have been named recipients of the Director of Army Safety Risk Management Award for their efforts in reducing accident rates and promoting safety awareness.

  • Travel planning matters

    Nov 13, 2012

    If you're driving slowly past the big rigs parked alongside the interstate because of snow and ice, you know you're in a situation.

  • Edens maintains standard for motorcycle training

    Nov 13, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Timothy J. Edens, director of Army Safety and commanding general, USACR/Safety Center, recently joined a group of new and returning riders here for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse.

  • FGR2: Meeting of the minds to achieve Force Readiness

    Nov 13, 2012

    Check out video clip for our interviews with Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler, Jr., commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Maj. Gen. Luis R. Visot, deputy commanding general for operations, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Lt. Col. Philmore Williams, deputy commanding officer, 302nd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • November 11, 2012--America's enduring obligation: Honoring Soldiers for Life

    Nov 11, 2012

    As we celebrate Veterans Day on the anniversary of the Armistice ending World War I, we remember the fallen, and show our solemn pride for the heroism, strength, and dedication of those still among us -- the veterans we know as our friends, neighbors, and relatives.

  • 31 service members deployed to Afghanistan earn U.S. citizenship

    Nov 7, 2012

    Thirty one servicemembers from 19 different countries became naturalized U.S. citizens in a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 2, 2012.

  • USAMU duo wins 2012 International Sniper Competition

    Nov 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne, from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, outlasted 35 other teams from around the globe to win the 2012 International Sniper Competition.

  • McMaster: We will unleash power of combined arms

    Nov 7, 2012

    Now 21 weeks into his tenure as commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster shared how combined arms is the foundation of the effective Army training that takes place at Fort Benning.

  • Top snipers compete on Fort Benning

    Nov 7, 2012

    The world's premier snipers converged on Fort Benning, Ga., Nov. 2-5, 2012, for the 12th annual International Sniper Competition.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train at Camp Merrill, home of 5th RTB

    Nov 7, 2012

    Soldiers in 3rd Special Forces Group spent four weeks last month conducting complex mountaineering tasks just outside Camp Merrill, home to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. Located on the outskirts of Dahlonega, Ga., Camp Merrill is primarily used for students in their second phase of Ranger School, but it also provides an opportune site for other U.S. military units looking to train in the mountains.

  • WHINSEC hosts largest, most diverse cadet class of year

    Nov 7, 2012

    The Cadet Leadership Development Course that began Oct. 9 and graduates Wednesday brings the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation its largest and most diverse group of students all year. More than 160 cadets from five nations and three services are working on their leadership skills as they experience the tremendous training facilities of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, developing relationships with their peers and learning about the culture of the U.S. and its military.

  • Army Marksmanship Unit marks 56 years with reunion

    Nov 7, 2012

    More than 250 Soldiers, civilians and Family members, past and present, of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit gathered together to celebrate the USAMU's 56th birthday Oct. 18-20. The bi-annual reunion affords past members of the unique unit time to reminisce with fellow former shooters and gunsmiths, as well as meet the current USAMU Soldiers and personnel.

  • Covenant shows committed to warriors

    Nov 7, 2012

    The secretary of Defense designated November as Warrior Care Month in 2008 to inform Soldiers and their Families about services to improve their lives. The Warrior Transition Battalion kicked off the month Friday with the Army Warrior Healthcare Covenant signing at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Soldier Marathon returns to National Infantry Museum

    Nov 7, 2012

    Since its inception in 2010, the Soldier Marathon has become one of the premiere running events in the Columbus/Fort Benning area, drawing over 1,300 runners from 38 states in 2011.

  • Two trainees share MOS, platoon, DNA

    Nov 5, 2012

    Pfc. Austin and Pfc. Zachary Conn have done everything together since the day they were born: Feb. 20, 1993. Nineteen years and four months later they enlisted together in the Army National Guard, and most recently, the pair completed nine weeks of basic training on Sand Hill at Fort Benning, Ga. -- always side by side.

  • CIB exhibit unveiled at museum

    Nov 2, 2012

    "The CIB Third Award is the most prestigious combat badge in the U.S. Army and one that is among the least presented." Retired Command Sgts. Maj. Frank Plass, right, James McDonough, center, and Paul Bingham were present at the unveiling of the new exhibit in The Cold War gallery of the museum. Each were awarded the CIB with two stars for combat action in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

  • Cadre teach counter IED

    Nov 2, 2012

    A corner of Sand Hill has been turned into a simulated open-air marketplace, complete with raw meat hanging from a rack next to a butcher block, crates of produce and samples of clothing. It's an environment that could be encountered in many places overseas -- and one that Soldiers need to be familiar with if they are to maintain situational awareness in all settings.

  • Task Force Rock Soldier and civilian remembered at memorial ceremony in Vicenza, Italy

    Nov 2, 2012

    Hundreds of Vicenza Military Community members gathered at the post chapel on Caserma Ederle Nov. 1 to pay tribute to a fallen Sky Soldier and civilian killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Daniel T. Metcalfe and Kevin O'Rourke were killed in action Sept. 29 when their patrol was attacked with small arms fire at Tactical Command Post Columbus, near the mouth of the Tangi Valley in Sayed Abad District, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Team closes out season with win over Cougars

    Nov 2, 2012

    Fort Benning head coach Jason Gibson said his leaders stepped up Thursday as the Doughboys defeated the Columbus State Cougars, 32-16, in the third annual Doughboy Bowl, and finished their second season at 3-3.

  • IMCOM community: Get out and vote

    Nov 1, 2012

    Election Day comes in less than a week. As American citizens, the Department of the Army encourages federal employees and Soldiers to vote -- particularly as defenders of that right. But there are 3 things Soldiers and Civilians need to keep in mind when heading to the polls Nov. 6.

  • USAMU Olympians hailed in nation's Capitol

    Oct 31, 2012

    Soldier Olympians from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made the rounds in Washington D.C., Oct. 19-24, 2012, talking about their summer and helping inspire Soldiers and civilians alike.

  • Coley puts exclamation on breakthrough year

    Oct 31, 2012

    Spc. Shane Coley, with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, won the 2012 United States Practical Shooting Association open division national championship, Oct. 19, 2012, at the Desert Sportsman's Rifle and Pistol Club in Las Vegas. Coley won his first national championship and, at the age of 21, became the youngest champion in the sport's history.

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit holds action-packed camp for junior shooters

    Oct 31, 2012

    Junior shooters from across the country descended on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 26-28, 2012, for the Fifth-Annual U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Action Shooting Junior Clinic at Krilling Range.

  • Deer Crossing

    Oct 31, 2012

    Living in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the deer population is abundant, I've had more than my fair share of run-ins with our four-legged friends while riding my motorcycle. Despite my previous encounters, it took a more serious accident before I truly learned to expect the unexpected.

  • Out in the Cold

    Oct 31, 2012

    Driving in winter weather can create many challenges for motorists who aren't properly prepared. Growing up in the South, I didn't have many encounters with snowy days and icy roads. That lack of experience nearly proved costly for me one winter on a long trip from Colorado to Georgia.

  • Currahees take the Spur Ride Challenge

    Oct 30, 2012

    The cavalry tradition within the U.S. Army is called the Order of the Spur. Any Soldier serving with cavalry units (referred to as troopers) can be inducted into the Order of the Spur after successfully completing a "Spur Ride" or for having served during combat as a member of or with a Cavalry unit.

  • National Guard responds to Hurricane Sandy, monitors tsunami

    Oct 28, 2012

    As more governors declared states of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy, the National Guard stood ready to respond to the aftermath of the storm.

  • JSC-A S.A.M.C. sponsors TAPS 5K

    Oct 24, 2012

    The Joint Sustainment Command - Afghanistan chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club sponsored a 5K run/walk at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan on Friday, October 19.

  • 822nd MCT ends mission in Afghanistan

    Oct 24, 2012

    The 822nd Movement Control Team officially ended its mission in Afghanistan during a transfer of authority ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Oct. 20.

  • Iraqi officer trains at MCoE

    Oct 24, 2012

    When the Maneuver Center of Excellence provides training to soldiers from partner countries, it's not just international students who benefit. For military on both sides, it's a learning experience, said Maj. Manny Acosta, who has been instructing both foreign and American military for almost two years with the Maneuver Captains Career Course. "American Soldiers see everything through American eyes," he said. "The international soldiers see things a little differently. When we get their point of view on an operation we planned or a vignette we're discussing, they bring a whole different perspective." A Special Forces Soldier who also speaks Arabic, Acosta is currently a small group instructor for an Iraqi captain whose name is omitted for security reasons. Acosta said the student has been able to provide insightful feedback during tactical discussions in the classroom.

  • Engineers learn skills from DPW

    Oct 24, 2012

    Army engineers are getting top quality, hands-on training in practical tasks relating to their MOS, thanks to a partnership between the 60th Engineer Company and Fort Benning's Directorate of Public Works.

  • US, Kuwaiti service members bond in gas chamber

    Oct 24, 2012

    Soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, alongside Kuwaiti soldiers from the 94th Brigade, Kuwaiti Land Forces, conducted chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear training Oct. 3-4, near Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Partnership training is conducted regularly, building military ties and promoting security and stability in the region.

  • Students learn teamwork, leadership in Bully Boot Camp

    Oct 24, 2012

    Bully and boot camp are two words that may not sit well with many -- but Bully Boot Camp, which took place Thursday at Dexter Elementary School, was created to foster positive behaviors in students.

  • JRTC rotation demonstrates force of future

    Oct 22, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal visits the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. to underscore the extensive capabilities and interdependence of combined operations between Army Conventional and Special Operations Forces as well as to highlight the vital role of the JRTC as the Army trains Soldiers for current missions and prepares for future requirements. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • Safely sharing the road

    Oct 22, 2012

    While two things can't occupy the same place at the same time, some people try it anyway. When one of those people is a driver and the other a pedestrian, it's pretty obvious who's going to lose.

  • Research & Development underway for Abrams modernization

    Oct 22, 2012

    To help alleviate space, weight, and power constraints, the Army has launched the Abrams Engineering Change Proposal program designed to buy back as much space, weight, and power as possible by redesigning and modernizing many elements of the tank.

  • Iron Brigade soldiers combine dirt bikes, ATVs with tanks

    Oct 20, 2012

    Iron Brigade soldiers are incorporating the use of dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles with tanks to reinvigorate the concept of lightweight, fast and agile forward reconnaissance teams during the Network Integration Evaluation 13.1 at Doña Ana Range Complex, N.M., Oct. 17, 2012.

  • Vets observe 70 years of history

    Oct 19, 2012

    Veterans, part of the 317th Troop Carrier Group, came out to Fort Benning Friday to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the unit, which started in 1942, during World War II. More than 100 veterans and their spouses attended the Heritage Flight and Troop Drop event, where they watched the World War II Airborne Demonstration Team drop from a World War II C-47 Transport Aircraft used by the 317th. The demonstration team wore vintage paratrooper uniforms.

  • Fort Benning breaks ground on Main Post hotel

    Oct 19, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (Oct. 17, 2012) -- Construction began recently on a new 860-room hotel on Main Post. Scheduled to open late in 2014, the hotel will be situated just outside Fort Benning's historic district, on Ingersoll Street across from the movie theater.

  • Basic training battalion celebrates graduation with range of activities

    Oct 19, 2012

    The standard basic training graduation is traditionally summed up in a ceremony lasting one to two hours, but on Sand Hill, it's more than that. Leading up to the main event, many of the battalions host related activities for visiting Families to help them better understand the Soldier experience, so they can in turn better support their Soldier.

  • Infantrymen get first dose of urban ops

    Oct 19, 2012

    Urban operations -- for Infantrymen, it's a foundational skill they'll use frequently throughout their careers. For the 210 Infantrymen in F Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, it's the newest skill they've learned. Spc. Matthew Batzel, who chose the Special Forces Enlistment Option when he joined the Army, said the realistic urban operations training helped him feel more ready to fill his role as a Soldier. "We haven't done anything quite like this yet," he said. "This is the exciting stuff. This is why a lot of people joined. The little things are starting to make sense -- why we do certain things. I definitely feel more comfortable becoming a Soldier."

  • Breast Cancer: A demographic I would have rather avoided

    Oct 19, 2012

    Cancer and malignancy aren't words one wants to hear before the word biopsy, before lunch or -- well -- ever. But one minute I'm joking about American colloquialisms with the radiologist who read my second mammogram and the next I have cancer.

  • Iron Triangle neighborhood to lose power

    Oct 19, 2012

    The families who live in Fort Benning's Iron Triangle neighborhood will be without power for 12 hours on Oct. 23.

  • Submit your issues to AFAP

    Oct 19, 2012

    The Fort Benning Army Family Action Plan Conference is set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1. Those interested in submitting an issue for the conference should do so by Oct. 26, said Starla de Saussure, AFAP program manager. Soldiers, Family members, retirees, survivors, and Department of the Army civilians are eligible to submit issues.

  • Post observes Hispanic Heritage Month

    Oct 19, 2012

    Fort Benning observed Hispanic American Heritage Month, sponsored by the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation which boasts Soldiers and Families from many Spanish countries. Col. Glenn Huber, WHINSEC commandant, said he found it fitting for WHINSEC to sponsor the event because Hispanic Americans make up the majority of WHINSEC.

  • What Fort Benning parents, students should know about high school choices

    Oct 19, 2012

    'Be aware' of high school choices What Fort Benning parents, students should know about high school

  • Doughboys can't win rematch, fall 14-6

    Oct 19, 2012

    The Fort Benning Doughboys failed to avenge their loss from two weeks ago and fell once again to Faulkner University, losing this time, 14-6. The game turned out to be quite different from the 60-27 shootout in Montgomery, Ala., however, with both defenses giving the offense more than it could handle.

  • Bringing confidence out on the mat

    Oct 19, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- A punch to the face isn't exactly the rendezvous with destiny most people envision when they think of finding self-confidence. But Staff Sgt. Marcus Edwards knows that when it comes to Modern Army Combatives class, it's often the moment where faith in self comes out in its strongest form.

  • Westphal: Roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard critical to the Army of the future

    Oct 18, 2012

    Under Secretary Joseph W. Westphal discusses the future of the Army with the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee's fall session at the Pentagon, 17 October, 2012, Washington, DC. The Committee is chaired by Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Commanding General of the Militia of the District of Columbia National Guard, and meets quarterly to advise the Secretary of the Army on key issues regarding the roles of the Army Reserve and National Guard. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • A Final Salute

    Oct 18, 2012

    Command Sgt. Major Basil Plumley, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, died Oct. 10 after a short battle with cancer. He was 92. Plumley was the command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, during the November 1965 Ia Drang battle. Plumley's bravery in Vietnam was probably a mixture of inherent character and confidence gained on the battle field. The West Virginia native, who was born on the first day of 1920, earned the Combat Infantryman Badge in World War II, Korea and Vietnam (where he served two tours.) He was one of only 324 Soldiers to claim that honor.

  • 14th CSH Soldiers deploy

    Oct 3, 2012

    Soldiers from 14th Combat Support Hospital deploy to several locations in Afghanistan to conduct medical operations including preventive medicine, veterinary care and medical logistics.

  • Army successfully demonstrates tactical operations smart grid

    Oct 3, 2012

    The U.S. Army demonstrated a proof of concept for a smart grid that could support tactical operations, this summer at its integrated capabilities testbed at Fort Dix, N.J.

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