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  • Pair of first-time Olympians ready for the spotlight

    Jun 27, 2012

    They've pictured themselves there, in Olympic Stadium, walking through the tunnel out into the open air in front of thousands in the stands and millions watching on television.

  • Armor, Infantry chiefs depart

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Armor and Infantry School commandants arrived at Fort Benning last June within a day of each other. On Friday, they went out together.

  • 3rd HBCT lands in Kuwait

    Jun 27, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, have arrived in Kuwait for their deployment.

  • Post to issue 'preferred parking' decals

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Fort Benning is preparing an official policy memorandum for the "preferred parking" spaces around McGinnis-Wickam Hall on Main Post and Sand Hill's Reception Station Barracks.

  • Three NCOs named Fort Benning's best career counselors, retention specialists

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The results are in. Three Soldiers have emerged as the Maneuver Center of Excellence's top career counselors and re-enlistment specialists. They are Staff Sgt. Ian Mason, Career Counselor of the Year, Sgt. 1st Class Octavious Rogers, Reserve Component Career Counselor of the Year, and Staff Sgt. Travis France, Retention NCO of the Year.

  • Civilian earns Kenneth C. Raymer Award

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- A Fort Benning civilian has been named the Army's top foreign disclosure officer.

  • Suicide prevention efforts take effect on post

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning has had a strong suicide prevention program since the mid-1990s, said Denise Stephens, program manager for Suicide Prevention, which falls under the Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • Airborne students complete Tower Week

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - About 270 Airborne students finished Tower Week last Friday. Upon graduation Friday, they'll receive their silver jump wings and officially join the ranks of the Army paratrooper.

  • Safety critical when celebrating founding of this great nation

    Jun 27, 2012

    On this Independence Day, we celebrate the birth of this nation and the freedoms we hold dear -- freedoms that the brave men and women of America's Army protect.

  • New flexibility waiver changes school transfer rules

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Georgia was recently granted an Elementary and Secondary Act flexibility waiver -- which means parents living on Fort Benning with students transitioning to high school should start early when choosing where to send their child.

  • Commissary 'reset' to improve customer shopping experience

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Fort Benning commissary will close July 23-24, while it undergoes a "reset" as part of the Defense Commissary Agency's ongoing effort to enhance the shopping experience.

  • Fort Benning's Independence Day Celebration

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The largest fireworks show in the Chattahoochee Valley will be bigger and better this year. Fort Benning's Independence Celebration Fireworks Extravaganza will once again be choreographed to a rousing medley of patriotic tunes performed by the Maneuver Center of Excellence Rock Band. But this year, they'll be playing a little longer.

  • Former Glenwood golfer wins with chip-in

    Jun 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Daniel Kirkland didn't let Neill Hatcher have a chance to tie him on the last hole.

  • Fort Benning ushers in new commanding general

    Jun 20, 2012

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning welcomed a new leader Wednesday. After formally receiving his second star, Maj. Gen. H.R. McMaster succeeded Maj. Gen. Robert Brown during a change of command ceremony at the National Infantry Museum's Soldier Field. McMaster takes over as the installation's 53rd commanding general and third to lead the MCoE.

  • Post heightens awareness of PTSD programs

    Jun 20, 2012

    Soldiers returning home from more than a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq will find a multitude of resilience programs and initiatives at Fort Benning to deal with any lingering psychological effects, said officials at Martin Army Community Hospital's Department of Behavioral Health.

  • Ranger seeks to help veterans, animals

    Jun 20, 2012

    Retired Staff Sgt. Joseph Trainor's personal journey as an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran inspired him to create a nonprofit organization to reach out to other veterans while saving the lives of animals.

  • MCoE honors fallen officers

    Jun 20, 2012

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence has named two facilities at McGinnis-Wickam Hall after a pair of lieutenant colonels killed in the war on terrorism. A first-floor lecture hall is now officially known as Derby Auditorium in honor of Lt. Col. Garnet "Gary" R. Derby, while a classroom on the east side of the headquarters building was designated the Fenty Room for Lt. Col. Joseph J. Fenty Jr. The dual dedication ceremonies, which kicked off in Marshall Auditorium, took place Monday. About 700 people attended, including the Families of both men.

  • Fort Benning fire department wins IMCOM awards

    Jun 20, 2012

    Fort Benning's Directorate of Emergency Services fire department recently won two awards in Installation Management Command's annual Fire and Emergency Service Awards for 2011. The department won in the large fire department category and Raymond Harrington won in the civilian fire officer category.

  • Cavalry unit conducts land navigation training

    Jun 20, 2012

    Lieutenants in Hawk Troop, 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, recently conducted a night and day land navigation course at Red Diamond Range. Their mission? To find at least five out of eight points during the day and three out of five points at night.

  • Officials urge awareness regarding bats

    Jun 20, 2012

    When it comes to bats inside a house, taking prompt action is key. For Fort Benning residents, that means calling the maintenance request line at 706-685-3929. Meanwhile, whether near housing or in the wild, Jonathan Neufeldt, wildlife biologist with the Environmental Management Division, Directorate of Public Works, offered some tips on how to interact with bats. "Don't," he said, "even if they're docile. There's always the potential for rabies. Don't touch them. Be aware that they're just as afraid of you as you are of them."

  • U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit welcomes new commander

    Jun 20, 2012

    Soldiers, civilians, friends and family members of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit welcomed a new commander on Wednesday to the 'Home of Champions.' Lt. Col. Don King, Jr. assumed command from Lt. Col. Daniel Hodne at the unit's Ceremony Hill located adjacent to Pool Range Complex. Hodne, who commanded the unit for three years, is headed to the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

  • Share the road for motorcycle safety

    Jun 20, 2012

    Motorcycles are the smallest and most vulnerable type of motor vehicle on the road, according to the U.S Department of Transportation -- they also provide little protection in a crash. In Georgia, 127 motorcycle riders were killed in 2010, accounting for 10 percent of all fatal traffic accidents, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety. To ensure the safety of motorcycle riders on post, Fort Benning has policies for military personnel, civilians and contractors.

  • Future system to streamline Army HR and Soldier pay

    Jun 14, 2012

    For the first time, the Army will automatically execute pay actions in response to approved personnel information changes, such as a change in grade or dependents via future system.

  • 63rd Engineers deploy to Afghanistan

    Jun 13, 2012

    The 63rd Engineer Company (Horizontal) shoved off this week for a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, where Soldiers will deconstruct facilities no longer functional or required ahead of the planned withdrawal of U.S. forces.

  • MG Brown reflects on command

    Jun 13, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Robert Brown, now the former MCoE and Fort Benning commanding general, said the leaders who came before him made the transition and task of moving the Armor School here from Fort Knox, Ky., much easier. Now that full operating capacity has been achieved, the Maneuver Center will have a profound impact on the operational force for years to come, he said.

  • New top NCO takes charge

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning swapped out its top enlisted Soldiers on Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. James Carabello took over the position during a change of responsibility ceremony at McGinnis-Wickam Hall's Marshall Auditorium. He replaces Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hardy, who's retiring after more than 26 years on active duty.

  • Post adjusts for loss of gate guards

    Jun 13, 2012

    The Directorate of Emergency Services has a message for Fort Benning personnel who commute every day at rush hour: You might want to leave for work a little earlier and expect a longer wait at main gates.

  • Stretch of road renamed for retired colonel

    Jun 13, 2012

    The secretary of the Army has granted a Fort Benning request to redesignate a stretch of First Division and Dixie roads as Colonel Ralph Puckett Parkway. It runs from the end of Interstate 185 to Sightseeing Road -- essentially at the doorstep of the 75th Ranger Regiment headquarters and compound.

  • Proper use of contact lenses essential to eye health

    Jun 13, 2012

    Like any piece of equipment or technology, contact lenses must be used correctly to function at their best. Misuse can lead to a host of vision trouble -- a serious issue when it comes to a Soldier's mission capability.

  • Soldiers return from Fort Bliss assessment

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers who took part in the Maneuver Battle Lab's Ground Combat Vehicle assessment last month at Fort Bliss, Texas, praised the various capabilities and features on the five vehicles used in the week-long evaluation.

  • Hammer Brigade ready for joint training

    Jun 6, 2012

    Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, loaded track vehicles and equipment aboard C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Sunday at Lawson Army Airfield as they prepared to participate in a joint training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Post's senior enlisted Soldier to bid farewell

    Jun 6, 2012

    After more than 10 deployments -- including combat rotations to Somalia, Afghanistan and Iraq -- and 26 years in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hardy, Fort Benning's top NCO, is calling it a career. He's set to relinquish his position to Command Sgt. Maj. James Carabello during a change-of-responsibility ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday in Marshall Auditorium at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Former NBA referee visits Fort Benning

    Jun 6, 2012

    A former undercover New Jersey state trooper who went on to spend 25 years as an NBA referee returned to Fort Benning last week to share his message of resilience, leadership and struggles with post-traumatic stress. Bob Delaney, author of the book Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post-Traumatic Stress, gave a presentation Thursday to Maneuver Captains Career Course students and cadre in Derby Auditorium at McGinnis-Wickam Hall.

  • Harmony Church barracks named for Silver Star recipient

    Jun 6, 2012

    Harmony Church troop barracks named for Sgt. Patrick Tainsh, who was killed in action in Baghdad in February 2004 while on patrol. For his actions, Tainsh was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry. He wrote to his parents: "Hi, I'm writing you this letter because something went wrong … I just want you to know I tried to do the right thing. I came here to help some people who couldn't help the situation they were subject to. Maybe some day they will be able to enjoy freedom as we do. As for me, it was an honor to experience that freedom. It was an honor to fight and die with the American flag on my shoulder. Honor, that's a big word and some people don't know what it means. It's not something that happens right away. It's something that builds up inside your soul."

  • MACH uses RelayHealth for communication

    Jun 6, 2012

    No waiting. No phone tag. Martin Army Community Hospital has made it easier for patients to communicate with their doctors when it launched RelayHealth's secure messaging.

  • Spouses take CSF-PREP course

    Jun 6, 2012

    Whether leading a company attack or planning a company social, there's a mission to complete, and an individual's ability to perform comes into play. That's the theory behind the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program.

  • 'A heart for India' Four families adopt six children from India

    Jun 6, 2012

    Of the 31 million orphans* in India, six will soon be coming home to the Chattahoochee Valley. The four Families adopting them -- three active duty and one former military -- have followed different paths to reach this decision and now they're months away from meeting their children for the first time. This is their story.

  • Residents urged to help prevent mold, humidity makes it a constant fight

    Jun 6, 2012

    Mold and mildew haven't been major issues for residents in housing or barracks at Fort Benning, post officials said. They intend to keep it that way. Both can be found just about anywhere -- especially in the warm, humid climates of Georgia and Alabama -- but there have been no documented cases here of known toxin-producing molds such as Stachybotrys chartarum, said officials from Martin Army Community Hospital and the Residential Communities Initiative.

  • House of Heroes repairs Army widow's home

    Jun 6, 2012

    Working with the House of Heroes, TIYA Support Services from Fort Benning and other volunteers came out Saturday to do repair work on the house of 98-year-old Phyllis Rosiak.

  • Army takes important step towards enabling a Global Energy Grid for the battlefield

    May 30, 2012

    U.S. Army CERDEC engineers hosted the DISA CTO to discuss the Global Energy Grid, a CERDEC concept to leverage civilian smart grid technoogies to more efficiently deliver energy to U.S. forces worldwide. The GEG would use DISA-owned data command and control links to coordinate and schedule the generation and usage of military power sources. This could maximize the delivery of power from available sources to where it is needed most, and efficiently manage these resources.

  • Army Gold Book authors visit Fort Benning

    May 30, 2012

    Bruce Shahbaz and Lt. Col. Thomas Denzler, who released "Generating Health and Discipline in the Force -- Ahead of the Strategic Reset 2012" earlier this year, offered potential solutions to challenges facing Soldiers and Family members during a discussion with installation leaders and the heads of various support agencies. After more than a decade of war in two theaters, the Gold Book was written as a thorough assessment of what the Army has learned about physical and behavioral health conditions, disciplinary problems and remaining gaps in policy, the authors said. The report serves as a resource for leaders, policymakers, commanders and service providers as they work together to address the unique and difficult issues that lie ahead.

  • Kelley Hill Pool now open for summer

    May 30, 2012

    As Sledgehammer Week came to a conclusion, Soldiers, Families and friends of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team beat the heat when the Kelley Hill Pool opened its gates Thursday.

  • Ceremony recognizes Fort Benning's top volunteers

    May 30, 2012

    More than 50 volunteers and organizations were honored at the Volunteer Awards Ceremony May 22 at the Benning Conference Center's Supper Club. Starla De Saussure, Fort Benning's Army Volunteer Corps program manager, presented Fort Benning Garrison Commander Col. Jeffrey Fletcher with a check worth $1.9 million. The check reflected the more than 89,500 hours of volunteer service for Fort Benning. Each hour was valued at $21.79.

  • Don't Sweat It: Post gyms offer something for everyone

    May 30, 2012

    Fort Benning's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation operates five fitness facilities on post and caters to the needs of Soldiers and civilians who work on Harmony Church, Kelley Hill and Sand Hill.

  • CHS vaulter sets AAA record at state meet

    May 30, 2012

    Columbus High School senior sets Georgia record in pole vault, will compete for Duke. Megan Clark vaulted 12 feet, 2 inches at the track and field state meet May 4, setting a new class AAA girls high school record. The year before, the record was 12 feet. "Ultimately, my goal is to go to the Olympics," said the 17-year-old daughter of Col. Ron Clark, commander of the 192 Infantry Brigade, "but I hope in the next couple years to better my technique and increase my height because I'll just be focusing on pole vault."

  • Females proud to wear Sapper tab

    May 25, 2012

    Women are not allowed to serve in certain combat occupations -- but that's not stopping female engineers from taking on the grueling 28-day Sapper Leader Course, becoming Sapper qualified and wearing the coveted Sapper tab.

  • Army promotes National Safety Month

    May 24, 2012

    June is National Safety Month, and senior Army Leaders are asking Soldiers at all levels to use this opportunity to reaffirm their commitment to safety.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab assesses vehicles to develop Army ground combat vehicle

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 23, 2012) -- The Maneuver Battle Lab is wrapping up the second phase of the Ground Combat Vehicle Non Developmental Vehicle assessments, which has Soldiers from Fort Benning's experimentation force conducting platoon-level operations on five different platforms.

  • Soldiers prefer lighter machine gun during assessment

    May 23, 2012

    A military utility assessment held at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 2011 has concluded that all participating Soldiers immediately noticed the reduced weight of a prototype light machine gun and most would prefer it to the current squad automatic weapon used in battle.

  • MCoE names top warriors from annual competition

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Three names stood out from among the rest during the 2012 Best Warrior Competition -- Staff Sgt. Cesar Ruiz, Sgt. Brenden Shannon and Spc. Jesse Jacklyn. They were dubbed the Maneuver Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year, respectively, at Friday's award ceremony.

  • Armor branch aims to get more Ranger tabs for scouts

    May 23, 2012

    Now that the Armor School has planted new roots in the Maneuver Center of Excellence, it has a new mission: get more Cavalry scouts into Ranger School.

  • Stay safe, be smart in summer heat, humidity

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - It's that time of year when the weather heats up.

  • IBOLC executes combined-arms live fire, company attack

    May 23, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Like countless cycles of classes before them, students in the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course successfully completed a live fire followed by a company attack exercise last week on post. Unlike any before them, the missions were combined-arms endeavors conducted at the tank-accessible Digital Multi-Purpose Range Complex.

  • Fort Bliss tank crew captures Sullivan Cup

    May 16, 2012

    Fort Bliss tank crew wins inaugural Sullivan Cup, earns title of Army's best tankers. A look at the top five finishers (with point total) in the 2012 Sullivan Cup, which began May 7 and ends Thursday at Fort Benning: Champion -- 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas: Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Dilling, Sgt. Zach Shaffer, Pfc. Mark Backer and Pfc. Kyle Braun (719.5) Runner-up -- 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas: Sgt. 1st Class Oscar Ayala, Sgt. Owen Zechman, Spc. Sam Garcia and Spc. Jason Dickens (712.7) 3) 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood: Staff Sgt. Lou Rodriguez, Sgt. Roman Villareal, Pfc. Robert Reyna and Spc. Joseph Henry (703.5) 4) 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Benning: Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hansford, Staff Sgt. Edwin Rodriguez, Pfc. Jarod Birkett and Spc. Brian Blanchette (700.6) 5) 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Fort Benning: Sgt. 1st Class John Swalley, Sgt. William Freincle, Pfc. Dylan Robertson and Pfc. Milan Savich (690.9)

  • Fort Benning Soldiers aim for Best Warrior

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 16, 2012) -- The 2012 Best Warrior competition got under way Monday as 16 Soldiers endure a four-day event that will determine the Maneuver Center of Excellence Drill Sergeant of the Year, NCO of the Year and Soldier of the Year. All three will be announced Friday at an awards ceremony at the Benning Conference Center, and each winner will have the opportunity to represent the MCoE at the TRADOC level competitions.

  • Ranger named Army's premier paralegal

    May 16, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (May 16, 2012) -- A Fort Benning Soldier has been named the Army's top junior enlisted paralegal specialist. Staff Sgt. Raymond Richardson Jr. of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, is the 2012 Sergeant Eric L. Coggins Award for Excellence recipient. He was honored Friday during a ceremony at the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Next month, Richardson will receive the award from Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, the Judge Advocate General, at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

  • 'Squirrel issues': Post residents reminded to call in pest problems, even outside the home

    May 16, 2012

    Squirrels can be a nuisance -- especially when they invade your car or home. For on-post residents at The Villages of Benning, when rodents cause damage in or around the house, it's time to put in a work order. "Just like you call in someone to fix your dishwasher, you can call if you're having squirrel issues," said Keith Lovejoy, housing chief with the Residential Communities Initiative.

  • Faith Middle School holds town hall meeting

    May 16, 2012

    Administrators, post leaders discuss vision for next year during Faith Middle School's town hall meeting

  • Columbus brothers serve up cake the size of a tank

    May 16, 2012

    Columbus brothers and co-owners of Masterbuilt Manufacturing, John and Don McLemore unveiled a cake the shape and size of an M1A2 Abrams tank Thursday at the basic training graduation of two Armor units on Harmony Church. Part of the pilot episode of a TV show called Big Food, the McLemores constructed the strawberry shortcake in three days. They said it's a tribute to Soldiers. The pilot is slated to air in late July or early August on Country Music Television.

  • Olympians build 'foundation' at Fort Bennning's Audie Murphy Fitness Center

    May 16, 2012

    If Dremiel Byers and Spenser Mango win medals for Greco-Roman wrestling at the 2012 Olympic Games this summer in London, they may look back on two weeks of CrossFit training as a key to their success. Byers and Mango, along with fellow wrestlers from the World Class Athlete Program, paid a visit to Fort Benning from Colorado Springs, Colo., to train at the newly renovated Audie Murphy Fitness Center. Out of six available berths, Byers and Mango are two of three WCAP wrestlers who will represent Team USA in London.

  • Tankers compete for inaugural Sullivan Cup at Fort Benning

    May 10, 2012

    Four-man tank crews from installations all over the world are putting their precision gunnery skills to the test this week at Fort Benning, Ga., for a chance to be called the Army's best.

  • Reception battalion dedicates new complex

    May 10, 2012

    30th AG Battalion (Reception) was dedicated to Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, who was killed Sept. 11, 2001, during the attack on the Pentagon. All Soldiers entering the Army for training at Fort Benning, one station unit or basic, will process through the Maude Reception Complex. Maude's wife, Teri, said her husband was all about Soldiers and the complex being named for him would "tickle" him.

  • Patton's grandson discusses leadership

    May 10, 2012

    "I haven't missed a meal or heard a shot fired in anger, and my dad reminded me of that every morning," said Benjamin Patton, a documentary filmmaker in New York. "I'm able to do the things I do because of folks like you, so the first thing I'd like to do is just say 'thank you.'" Benjamin Patton said he never served himself but was raised in an Army household. He now works with Soldiers affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and recently wrote a book titled, "Growing Up Patton: Reflections on Heroes, History and Family Wisdom."

  • Memorial Day ceremony integrated with graduation

    May 10, 2012

    Fort Benning will observe Memorial Day during a basic training graduation May 24 on the parade field at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

  • Bus tour highlights best of Fort Benning

    May 10, 2012

    New to post? Take the Newcomers Tour and you'll learn enough about Fort Benning's geography, history and amenities to make the installation as familiar as home. "This tour is, essentially, the 21st-century version of the welcome wagon," said Bridgett Siter, tour guide and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing specialist.

  • 'Heart of Armor School' named for Army legend

    May 9, 2012

    316th Cavalry Brigade's General Instruction Building was formally dedicated as Patton Hall during a ceremony Wednesday in honor of Gen. George S. Patton Jr. Bronze plaques also were unveiled for seven other buildings at the unit complex in tribute to influential Armor and Cavalry Soldiers who fought in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

  • MCoE Combatives Tournament: 198th earns eight All-Army slots

    May 9, 2012

    The 198th Infantry Brigade dominated the field Friday at the Maneuver Center of Excellence Combatives Tournament -- earning eight slots to the U.S. Army Combatives Championships in July at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Defense secretary visits Fort Benning

    May 7, 2012

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta visited the Maneuver Center of Excellence May 4, 2012, where he observed training and leaders and observed training across the installation and addressed about 1,300 troops from the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team in an all-hands session.

  • TRADOC Instructors of the Year announced during fourth Annual Army Learning Summit

    May 7, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Seven Soldiers and civilians from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command were recognized as Instructors of the Year and presented awards by Gen. Robert W. Cone, TRADOC's commanding general during the fourth Annual Army Learning Summit May 3 at the TRADOC Headquarters on Fort Eustis.

  • USAMU shotgun shooter wins gold at World Cup

    May 7, 2012

    Staff Sgt. Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, added another milestone to an already stellar 2012, winning a gold medal in Men's Double Trap at the Lonato (Italy) World Cup May 5. This title, his second medal-winning performance in as many World Cup competitions this year, comes just two weeks after the birth of his and wife Scharri's second son, Beaux. With two World Cup medals and a new baby boy, it is safe to say 2012 can be classified as a great year.

  • Army civilian blows doors off career progression

    May 4, 2012

    Army civilian Tacoma Anderson is literally busting down doors to progress her career. The 15-year Army careerist recently traveled to the Kingdom of Bahrain where the Coast Guard taught her how to breach structures and apprehend bad guys holed up inside.

  • Veterans on new mission make stop at Fort Benning

    May 4, 2012

    Two Iraqi combat veterans on bikes passed through Fort Benning May 3 as they continue on their trek from California to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for our nations veterans. Jeremy Staat and Wesley Barrientos visited with Soldiers and civilians with the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit and spoke about their current mission, which will be end in our nation's capital at the Vietnam War Memorial during Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Amputee speaks on resilience

    May 3, 2012

    In 2005, Kyle Maynard said he was just going through the motions as a motivational speaker. Born a congenital amputee -- with arms that end at the elbows and legs near the knees -- he shot to national fame after capturing a state high school wrestling title in metro Atlanta, setting weightlifting records and overcoming major obstacles in what he calls the "pursuit of normalcy."

  • Ia Drang Valley veterans attend Ranger reunion

    May 3, 2012

    The Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Ia Drang Valley, the U.S. military's first large-scale engagement in the Vietnam War, came together at the downtown Marriott for what could be a final time to share memories and discuss their roles in an event chronicled in the 1992 memoir, "We Were Soldiers Once ... and Young." It also got adapted into the 2002 film, "We Were Soldiers," part of which was filmed at Fort Benning. The two-hour Ia Drang Valley program kicked off the reunion's final day. It featured a question-and-answer session with some of the battle's key players, including retired Lt. Gen. Hal Moore and retired Command Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, who led Fort Benning's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment.

  • POTUS, First Lady speak with Marne community

    May 3, 2012

    The roar of more than 10,000 "Dog Face" Soldiers, Family Members and members of the Marne Division's community rose above the melody of "Hail to the Chief" to announce the arrival of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Fort Stewart, April 27. The event marked the first appearance of a president on Marne Division soil in almost 10 years; President George W. Bush visited the installation in 2003 to present the Presidential Unit Citation to the division for its role in the military campaign in Iraq that ended the reign of former dictator Saddam Hussein.

  • Transporters tackle new mission in Afghanistan

    May 3, 2012

    If there's one thing Soldiers of the 233rd Transportation Company know, they definitely know how to get heavy equipment from one point to another in austere environments.

  • Military Families in the forefront as AFAP delegates choose top issues to address

    May 2, 2012

    When issues arise throughout military installations and become concerns for our military Families, our leaders step in to help resolve these issues.

  • Armor School rolls out Sullivan Cup

    May 2, 2012

    Fort Benning is bracing for a tank invasion next week as the Armor School stages its first-ever Sullivan Cup. Teams of four Soldiers each are en route from installations around the globe to lock up in the four-day competition, a test of their precision gunnery skills that'll determine the Army's top tank crew. It's scheduled to begin Monday and continue through May 10 at various venues on Harmony Church.

  • TAP workshop prepares Soldiers for life after Army

    Apr 26, 2012

    The Army Career and Alumni Program helps Soldiers transition from their military career to a civilian career. The mandatory three-day Transition Assistance Program workshop helps Soldiers choose a career path and how to be successful. Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Hardy, who will retire this summer after 26 years was one of more than 200 participants who completed the TAP workshop last week.

  • Bass club to send three to division championship

    Apr 26, 2012

    Fort Benning chief of police wins state tournament with 8-pound bass. Three members of the Benning Bass Club will head to Lake Okeechobee in Florida June 6-8 to compete in The Bass Federation Southern Division Championship.

  • Leaving the battlefield: Soldier shares story of PTSD

    Apr 25, 2012

    My name is Huerta. I am an American Soldier and I have PTSD. I refused to admit it to myself even when the Army doctors told me I had it in 2004. I refused to talk to anyone about it even when Army health professionals told me I needed to in 2005. I was afraid how Army leadership would react if I had that on my record. I was a Soldier, I was tough, I just needed to rub the patch and drive on.

  • Army tests new medical air beam shelter

    Apr 25, 2012

    The 14th Combat Support Hospital and U.S. Army Medical Department board are wrapping up an assessment of a new air beam shelter that could lead to faster care of wounded troops on the battlefield.

  • Civilian workforce town hall set for Monday

    Apr 25, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Garrison leaders will touch base with Fort Benning's civilian workforce next week to discuss command philosophy, Army values and manpower. Two town hall meetings are set for Monday at Marshall Auditorium in McGinnis-Wickam Hall, the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters on Main Post. The forums begin at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Workers on post may attend either session.

  • Reception Station Barracks certified LEED silver

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Green Building Certification Institute has certified the Reception Station Barracks on Sand Hill as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design silver. The two buildings opened last summer as part of a 300,000-square-foot complex for the 30th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception). It includes a new headquarters, dining facility and Soldier community center.

  • Units tap JCATS to measure training goals

    Apr 25, 2012

    The Clarke Simulation Center on Harmony Church has a place where all units can practice mission command. A multipurpose tool called Joint Combat and Tactical Simulation can be tailored around an "infinite number of scenarios" to prepare leaders in planning, creating staff positions, battle tracking and proper communication procedures before and after live training events, said George Ford, the facility's constructive simulations chief. Force XXI Battle Command Brigade and Below, or FBCB2, and Command Post of the Future capabilities are fully integrated into JCATS exercises.

  • McHugh: Important time for the TRADOC mission

    Apr 23, 2012

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh traveled to U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., April 20, 2012, to receive briefings from TRADOC leaders on the Army Profession, doctrine, leader development, and training and education.

  • Armed Forces Reserve Center holds ribbon cutting ceremony

    Apr 20, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The 81st Regional Support Command hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new Armed Forces Reserve Center here on April 14, 2012.

  • Using combatives to address customer service

    Apr 20, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO -- LTG Mike Ferriter, commander of Installation Management Command, held a training session today with Garrison Leaders Course attendees. The general tied in combatives, customer service and inspired leadership to demonstrate the command's role in supporting Soldiers and Families.

  • Nearly 35 teams survive three-day battle of endurance

    Apr 19, 2012

    Fort Bragg, N.C., can lay claim to the world's sharpest, most durable set of Army Rangers -- at least for the next year. Master Sgt. Kevin Foutz and Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Payne, representing U.S. Army Special Operations Command, emerged from a pack of 50 teams to win the 2012 David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. They outdistanced Staff Sgt. Raymond Santiago and Staff Sgt. Chad Acton of Fort Benning's Ranger Training Brigade and Sgt. 1st Class Zach Phillips and Staff Sgt. Matt Madiar, both of the Army National Guard, who wound up second and third, respectively.

  • SMA: 'Smaller Army' still full of opportunity

    Apr 19, 2012

    Troops back from Iraq and beginning the move out of Afghanistan will find a "smaller Army" as the U.S. military enters an era of shrinking budgets, but advancement possibilities are alive and well for those who wish to stay in uniform, the top enlisted Soldier said Thursday.

  • Best Ranger Competition under way at Fort Benning

    Apr 13, 2012

  • Fort Benning prepares for female trainees

    Apr 11, 2012

    Officials at the 194th Armored Brigade said they could begin training female Soldiers right now, if necessary. It's just a matter of when the Army decides to send them here.

  • Phase 2 re-enlistment window open for Soldiers

    Apr 11, 2012

    The Army is now six weeks into Phase 2 of this fiscal year's re-enlistment window, open to Soldiers whose expiration of term of service falls between Oct. 1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012.

  • Program to cut energy use

    Apr 11, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (April 11, 2012) -- Fort Benning wants its units, directorates and agencies to lower excess energy use and promote awareness about power consumption. Officials will make it worth their while. In an effort to enhance stewardship of taxpayer money and the environment, the installation has rolled out the Energy Conservation and Incentive Program, which is aimed at getting personnel to do their part in facilities around post, said Peter Lukken, the garrison's strategic sustainability planner.

  • First responders remove 'casualty' by air, ground

    Apr 11, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (April 11, 2012) -- Cadre and students in the Heavy Vehicle Recovery Course recently rehearsed the exchange and loading of a casualty with first responders who came by air and ground. The medevac drill was staged for the first time here following the Armor School's move last year from Fort Knox, Ky. But unit officials said this took place on a larger scale as the members of 3rd Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment's Ordnance Training Detachment added some new wrinkles.

  • Field set for 29th annual Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 11, 2012

    The 29th installment of the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition begins April 13, 2012, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Suicide Awareness Walk to shed light on 'stigma'

    Apr 11, 2012

    Suicide is preventable. Tricia Radenz, an Army wife who lost her youngest son to suicide three years ago, said she believes the tragedy, which stems from a mental illness, can be avoided through greater awareness -- both for those suffering and those around them.

  • Sergeant major moves on after winning two Commander's Cup trophies

    Apr 11, 2012

    Fort Benning Sports, Fitness and Aquatics intramural coordinator Spencer Folds said hardly a game goes by where he doesn't see John Etter in the stands. And Etter, the 11th Engineer Battalion's command sergeant major, does more than just cheer for his Soldiers.

  • Non-Lethal Weapons Testing on Fort Benning

    Apr 11, 2012

    Non-Lethal Weapons Testing on Fort Benning

  • McMaster tapped for promotion, command of Benning

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (April 4, 2012) -- The Chief of Staff of the Army announced March 27 the selection of Brig. Gen. Herbert .R. McMaster Jr., for promotion to major general and Command of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) and Fort Benning.