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  • Weapons safety video : 'Privately Owned and Assigned'

    Feb 16, 2012

    Here's a weapons safety video from the latest series on weapons safety produced at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. Our thanks to the pros at the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., for their assistance. Safe shooting and remember: Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Green to Gold briefings: Earn your commission

    Feb 15, 2012

    If you're an NCO who is curious about earning your commission, or if you're a junior enlisted Soldier who has what it takes for leadership in the Army, attend today's briefing on Green to Gold. Led by Columbus State University's ROTC, the information session starts at 10 a.m. in Building 2611, Soldiers' Plaza.

  • Post reclamation sale saves Soldiers money

    Feb 15, 2012

    Soldiers who want to save money on uniforms and other Army gear should check out the post reclamation sale the first Friday of every month. Fort Benning's next reclamation sale begins at 8 a.m. March 2 at the Salie Complex, Building 9057, 6883 Ivey Road.

  • Listen live as leaders discuss how TRADOC is leading the transition to the Army of the Future during

    Feb 15, 2012

    Senior leaders from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will discuss how TRADOC is leading the Army's transition to the Army of the Future during the upcoming Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 22 through 24.

  • Pick it up: Post too pretty for litter

    Feb 15, 2012

  • Pioneer Battalion completes team exercise

    Feb 15, 2012

    The Pioneer Battalion, 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, conducts quarterly senior leader off-site events to bolster esprit de corps and further increase the Soldiers' knowledge of leadership, teamwork and military history.

  • Organization offers free photos for military Families facing deployments

    Feb 15, 2012

  • Donovan Research Library hosts grand opening

    Feb 15, 2012

  • Post team falls to Legends, prevails over Marines

    Feb 15, 2012

  • Shorter field gives Doughboys edge

    Feb 15, 2012

    Post team thumps Marines, 68-0

  • Columbus senior lands scholarship to Duke

    Feb 15, 2012

    Megan Clark was an all-state athlete as a sophomore at O'Neill High School in Highland Falls, N.Y., and a National Scholastic Sports Foundation track and field All-American as a junior, signed with Duke on a track and field scholarship.

  • Ranger Re-enlistment

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Social media misuse punishable under UCMJ

    Feb 9, 2012

    Soldiers who use social media must abide by the terms outlined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  • Spice, speeding among issues at law enforcement forum

    Feb 9, 2012

    Law enforcement forum part of an outreach effort with area and federal authorities in surrounding communities to build stronger alliances and promote safety inside and outside the gates, Fort Benning police chief Kevin Clarke said. The Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board and its role in cracking down on off-post shops that legally sell a synthetic drug called Spice were among issues discussed at Fort Benning's second law enforcement forum.

  • MCoE names instructors of first quarter

    Feb 9, 2012

    The Maneuver Center of Excellence, Staff and Faculty Development Division recently announced the Soldiers and the civilian of the Quarter for the first quarter.

  • Combatives instructor finds success in MMA circuit

    Feb 9, 2012

    A three-time U.S. Army Combatives champion and current instructor at the Army Combatives School on Fort Benning, Staff Sgt. Brandon Sayles is midway through a five-fight contract with Xtreme Fighting Championships, a professional fighting league below UFC.

  • Post hockey team gears up for games

    Feb 9, 2012

    WHAT: There will be a weekend of events over the course of Saturday and Sunday. The Fort Benning Ice Hockey team will play the Columbus Cottonmouths Legends at 6 p.m. Saturday and the Marine Corps, Camp LeJuene (N.C.) at noon Sunday. Sunday. The Cottonmouths will host military appreciation night as they host the Mississippi Surge, Saturday at 7 p.m. There will be a youth football skills clinic from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. The Military Football Classic includes an arena football game between the Georgia High School All-Stars and the Alabama High School All-Stars at 3 p.m. Sunday and a game between the Fort Benning Doughboys and the Marine Corps, Cherry Hill (N.C.). WHERE: Columbus Civic Center WHEN: Saturday, 6 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. COST: Price for admission Saturday to the Fort Benning and Cottonmouths games is $5 for anyone with a military ID. Regular price for all others. Fort Benning game is included in price of Cottonmouths ticket. Prices for the Military Football Classic can be found at columbusciviccenter.org. One price allows you to attend both games.

  • White Elementary School celebrates 50 years

    Feb 9, 2012

    E.A. White Elementary School celebrated its golden anniversary Jan. 31 with a special program for former and current students and faculty. The event highlighted the school's history -- including its namesake, 1st Lt. Edward White, the Korean War veteran for whom the school was dedicated in 1962.

  • Sappers keep it simple getting back to basics

    Feb 9, 2012

    The week began as two Chinooks landed in a field, lowering their back ramps to allow the squads to exit quickly and secure the area.

  • Army JROTC shooters aim for championships this weekend

    Feb 8, 2012

    Some of the top Army JROTC marksmen from high schools across the country and from overseas take part this weekend in the Army JROTC Service Championship at Anniston, Ala., and Camp Perry, Ohio.

  • Soldier hopes to adopt military dog

    Feb 8, 2012

  • USACR/Safety Center safe weapons handling video series, topic: 'Negligent discharges'

    Feb 8, 2012

    One of the latest video series on safe weapons handling. Check it out and use it to keep our Soldiers, Families and Civilians safe!

  • Safety: Officials urge watchfulness

    Feb 8, 2012

    Vigilance is the key. I-Watch is the Army's campaign to enhance terrorism awareness -- encourage community members to help out leaders by identifying any type of behavior out there that may suggest terrorist activity.

  • MWR Tickets & Travel office open

    Feb 8, 2012

    The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Tickets & Travel held its open house Wednesday -- taking over from Omega Travel following the expiration of their contract.

  • SOS seeks to expand services, assistance

    Feb 8, 2012

    Survivor Outreach Services is looking to raise its profile and reach around west Georgia and east central Alabama.

  • Civilian Record Brief provides snapshot of employee's data

    Feb 7, 2012

    The Army has developed a Civilian Record Brief for civilian employees and their supervisors.

  • TRADOC leads Army-wide leader development forum

    Feb 7, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, led an Army-wide forum Jan. 30, 2012, to discuss the Army leader development strategy to shape the Army of 2020.

  • Resiliency app available on Androids

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book, previously released as an app for iPhones and iPads, is now available for Android users.

  • Program helps wounded warriors with employment readiness

    Feb 1, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers of the Warrior Transition Battalion are given opportunity to demonstrate their employment readiness with Operation Warfighter.

  • CPAC launches yearlong ICARE campaign

    Feb 1, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning has a new ICARE program, but this one's got nothing to do with people's vision.

  • Protect your property against larceny

    Feb 1, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Over the last few months, housing area larcenies have slightly increased. These larcenies are mostly opportunity crimes due to unsecured and unattended private property.

  • Braves caravan honors warriors at Gowdy

    Feb 1, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Staff Sgt. Jonathan Evans said he remembers watching Tim Hudson pitch one of the most dominant games of his career at Turner Field in 2011. It was memorable because he took his son, Timothy, to see a game for the first time.

  • Racing with Destiny

    Jan 31, 2012

    It's hard to resist rolling the throttle when you're straddling a motorcycle that can go from zero to 100 mph in less than six seconds. But that's what Staff Sgt. William Whiteside's potent 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1 sport bike could do. In 2007, the prior-service Sailor had been racing on a MotoGP track in Jerez, Spain, close to his assignment in Rota. Now back stateside, he was exiting Highway 167 North in Renton, Wash., onto the onramp to Interstate 405 North when he encountered some easy curves and a decent straightaway. With 165 horsepower at his fingertips and an agile bike, the onramp didn't have to be boring. At least that's what he thought as he entered the first curve.

  • Maj. Gen. Justice recognizes Army's newest officers

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The U.S. Army's 85 newest officers left McGinnis-Wickham Hall Jan. 26 charged with a tremendous honor and responsibility -- to guard and protect their nation. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, shared lessons he learned during his 42-year career as an enlisted Soldier and officer. "This is the most significant step in your military career and every additional promotion is a reaffirmation of your accomplishment today," Justice said. "One who is grounded in Army values, whose ethical behavior and conduct meet the highest standard, will never fail."

  • USAMU earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Jan 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit distinguished itself for extraordinary accomplishments in raising the Army's overall combat readiness through outstanding devotion and superior performance in executing its wide-ranging mission and with it earned the Army Superior Unit Award for 2010.

  • MCoE expands CSF-PREP with Brown Hall opening

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence wants to cultivate the science that powers elite athletes and apply it to Soldiers.

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units at four installations now have the option to learn valuable construction and engineering skills through internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

    American Soldiers deployed across Afghanistan are asking questions and making suggestions about their equipment, weapons and vehicles to U.S. Army scientists at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • Wounded Warrior headed to Paralympic Games

    Jan 23, 2012

    Showcasing courage, determination and inspiration, USA Shooting has announced the nomination of Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team contingent on the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Olson is the first active-duty Soldier to be nominated for the Paralympic Games and first active-duty servicemember to ever be nominated to compete in shooting sports at the games.

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

    2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.

  • Signal Soldier becomes unlikely hero

    Jan 20, 2012

    A hero doesn't always wear tights and go by an alias. Sometimes if you look hard enough, you may find a hero among your own ranks. Someone like Spc. Michael Steven Cox.

  • Olympic hopeful Sgt. Charles Blackwell: Boxing is pure

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. -- Five years ago, Sgt. Charles Blackwell --then a civilian -- did something ridiculous. He brazenly walked into the University of Las Vegas boxing club and said he wanted to lace up the gloves. UNLV wasn't just any team; the University had just won the 2006 National title. Blackwell wasn't just any boxing hopeful; he was a novice with absolutely zero experience. He wasn't even a student, just a campus visitor to where his sister was attending.

  • Army shooters hit their mark at All-American Bowl

    Jan 12, 2012

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit's Shotgun team started off the New Year in Texas displaying their skills as part of the week's long worth of activities leading up to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Jan. 3-7. The team hosted dozens of civilian Army advocates, commonly known as Centers of Influence, at the San Antonio Gun Club. COIs guide young people down the right path towards their future and provide them with all of the information that the Army and ROTC offer our nation's youth.

  • Army environmental secretary touts post efficiency efforts

    Jan 12, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Army's assistant secretary for installations, energy and environment put her stamp of approval on Fort Benning's management of the $3.5 billion in construction and restoration that went into building the Maneuver Center of Excellence while making her first post visit this week.

  • Assistant Army Secretary meets with USACE, MCoE, and Fort Benning military and community leaders

    Jan 12, 2012

    The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment met with the South Atlantic Division - Corps of Engineers Fort Benning leaders during her visit to U.S. army Maneuver Center of Excellence this week.

  • 209th MP Detachment earns Holland Award

    Jan 11, 2012

    Fort Benning was home to the Army's top military police unit last year. The 209th Military Police Detachment has won the Brig. Gen. Jeremiah P. Holland Award for fiscal 2011, the Pentagon announced Friday. Nominations were considered on the basis of mission performance, command programs, major accomplishments and significant achievements.

  • Military skills transfer to civilian career

    Jan 11, 2012

    Soldiers exiting the military can use that experience gained to find a job. Pvt. Fred Reed said the skills from his MOS, 15J, electrical and electronic avionic work on aircraft, directly translate to a civilian career.

  • Former Ranger runs to raise awareness of veteran joblessness

    Jan 11, 2012

    FORT BENNING -- Ranger Cory "Smitty" Smith is certainly not the fictitious Forrest Gump, but when he became a civilian this week, he decided to run the 565-mile trip to his hometown near Indianapolis. Although Forrest Gump didn't know why he was running, Smith began his trek Jan. 3 to raise awareness of the challenges facing transitional and homeless veterans. The 28-year-old veteran had two tours in Afghanistan and served almost four years with the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

  • MACH spotlights refractive eye surgery program

    Jan 11, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Martin Army Community Hospital has streamlined the application process for Soldiers seeking refractive eye surgery. Officials said active-duty service members looking to eliminate their dependency on eyeglasses or contact lenses no longer have to apply through Winn Army Community Hospital at Fort Stewart, Ga. While the surgery is still performed there, MACH now manages the entire course of action, including preoperative evaluations and post-op care.

  • Tax center to open at new location

    Jan 11, 2012

    The Fort Benning tax center will open Wednesday at its new location in the Office of the Judge Advocate General in Building 2839, located on Way Street. Capt. Natalie West, officer in charge for the center, said, last year the tax center saved more than $550,000 in tax preparation fees for Soldiers, family members and retirees in the Fort Benning community. The total amount of refunds issued by state and federal agencies for those returns was more than $8,770,000.

  • Sniper classmates break culture barriers

    Dec 16, 2011

    Young Soldiers from both the U.S. and Germany received awards and praise from the commanders at a recent sniper course held in Hammelburg at the German Army's Infantry School. Troops from the Bundeswehr and USAG Bamberg's 42nd Route Clearance Company, 54th Engineer Battalion, 18th Engineer Brigade took part in the three week school.

  • Getting into the holiday spirit, even away from home

    Dec 15, 2011

    For most, the holiday season is a time to gather with Family and friends, spend some time around a fireplace, and generally enjoy the time spent together.

  • Hunter Soldier ends Rugby career with spot on All-Army squad

    Dec 15, 2011

    Rugby isn't your typical American family sport -- that is, unless you're part of the Rutkowski Family. Sergeant Matt Rutkowski, a section sergeant with Company D, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, has played rugby since his adolescence in Delaware. He even married a rugby player -- he met wife Annessa on the rugby pitch in Hawaii.

  • Drill sergeant saves private's life

    Dec 15, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Darius Andrus said he doesn't consider himself a hero. Others on Sand Hill, including the Soldier he saved in the barracks who had slipped into unconsciousness and stopped breathing last month, would disagree.

  • Army's first Buddhist chaplain serving 11th Engineer Bn.

    Dec 15, 2011

    Capt. Thomas Dyer became the Army's first Buddhist chaplain in 2008 when he was accessioned through the Tennessee National Guard. Last year, a second-generation Thai joined him in the chaplain corps. In the early 1990s, the Army endorsed both the Islamic and Buddhist faiths, creating positions for chaplains, he said. The branch got its first Muslim chaplain in 1996, but the Buddhist slot went unfilled for another dozen years.

  • Soldier sheds 190 pounds to join Army

    Dec 15, 2011

    n October 2010, Scott Jones was studying computer graphics and Web design at a local community and technical college in Kentucky when he came to a personal crossroads. At the time, he topped the scales at nearly 440 pounds. "I literally got up one morning, stood in front of my computer ready to jump in on an online class and I said, 'I'm fed up with it,'" he recalled. "It was a snap decision just to go out and start doing it. … I tried (losing weight) before, but I didn't stick with it." That day, the 6-foot-2 Jones set in motion a chain of events that changed his entire life and led to the realization of a dream, he said. The 22-year- old now weighs 250 pounds, will graduate Thursday from Cavalry scout one station unit training on Harmony Church and is headed to Airborne School after the New Year.

  • Captain signs with minor league hockey team

    Dec 15, 2011

    3rd HBCT Soldier signs with Southern Professional Hockey League

  • Fort Benning addresses civilian reductions, Reshaping efforts underway since July

    Dec 15, 2011

  • DOTS building named after fallen Soldier

    Dec 7, 2011

  • AEWE Spiral G campaign ends

    Nov 17, 2011

  • Army seeks clean energy with new power station

    Nov 16, 2011

    Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

  • Rangers earn Best Medic title

    Nov 16, 2011

    Medics with 75th Ranger Regiment win Best Medic title

  • Team begins AEWE data collection

    Nov 3, 2011

    The Army Test and Evaluation Command is crunching data generated by the Spiral G assessment during this year's Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment. Military analysts and exercise force leadership hope to gain more insight into how 4G smartphone technology can benefit the Soldier and small unit, said Lt. Col. Stephen Kneeland, the AEWE Spiral G analysis team leader. The 2011 session revolves around empowering the squad and platoon by identifying and assessing voice and data alternatives, with focus on cellular networks and digital applications

  • Hammer Focus kicks off

    Nov 3, 2011

    Soldiers of 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, headed to the field Oct. 25 for Hammer Focus.

  • Company builds confidence, trust in cycle's first week

    Nov 3, 2011

    Infantry Soldiers in Day 7 of one station unit training took on Sand Hill's Eagle Tower for the first time Friday. "It's all about overcoming fear," said Sgt. 1st Class Philip Richards, the company's first sergeant. "Ninety percent of people are afraid of heights. The biggest thing for us is to show they can overcome their emotions and fears. "This gives them a sense of accomplishment. It builds trust between the drill sergeant and private as well. Nothing makes you feel more warm and fuzzy than when your feet hit the ground."

  • Doughboy Bowl pregame festivities draw crowd

    Nov 3, 2011

    Hundreds turned out Thursday for tailgating fun and the Doughboy Bowl in which the Fort Benning Doughboys played the Columbus State University club team. Before the game, there were barbecues, games and live music by the Maneuver Center of Excellence Rock Band.

  • Survivor looks forward to future, finds answers; 'Our life is not over when we die'

    Nov 3, 2011

  • Veteran's Day 2011

    Nov 2, 2011

    Military service is among the most noble of all American traditions

  • Travelers urged to be 'vigilant'

    Nov 2, 2011

    With the holidays on the horizon, Fort Benning officials have a message for Soldiers and families making big vacation plans: Enjoy the trip, but don't forget about the terror threat.

  • Undersecretary of the Army visits Fort Benning

    Oct 31, 2011

  • More study needed over land expansion plans

    Oct 27, 2011

    Fort Benning will take additional time to reassess its Training Land Expansion Program, while studying an uncertain funding forecast facing the Army and Maneuver Center of Excellence, post officials announced last week. George Steuber, the deputy garrison commander, said pending Army decisions about future budgets and force-structure needs will significantly affect Fort Benning plans, projects, operations and training. The TLEP effort isn't immune -- if current allocated funding remains unchanged for fiscal years 2011 to 2013, it would allow acquisition of less than a third of the 82,800 acres currently identified as the MCoE requirement.

  • Armor School commandant promoted

    Oct 27, 2011

    Col. Thomas S. James, commandant of the U.S. Army Armor School, was promoted to brigadier general Friday in a ceremony outside McGinnis-Wickam Hall, the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters. The event took place between the "Follow Me" and "Trooper of the Plains" statues. "Wow … this truly represents hallowed ground," he told the audience. "The team here is really making history as we form the Maneuver Center. I stand before you honored, humbled and blessed to be selected. There's so many who are deserving of this that don't get this opportunity."

  • Energy group keeps facilities running green

    Oct 27, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- October is Energy Awareness Month, but that's not why several environmentally conscious Soldiers and civilians met Thursday. The meeting was a quarterly affair, where members of the Energy Resource Group gather to discuss green efforts on Fort Benning, energy use in post facilities and related issues. The ribbon cutting for the new Flex Powerstation FP250, set for Nov. 8, and described some of the science behind the new technology, which uses methane gas produced from biodegrading materials in a covered landfill on Harmony Church. "What we've been able to do is take the gas we were burning off, and there's actually a structure down there at the landfill now that captures the gas," Marshall said. "Then it's mixed with something else, has a reaction and turns the turbine which creates electricity. It actually produces enough energy to power about 200 homes. We're looking at doing some other things across the installation in order to take advantage of resources we have here already."

  • Retired Infantryman writes, directs local movie about PTSD

    Oct 27, 2011

    Sometimes people face a turning point -- a choice between heading down a wrong path or looking up for help. That's the central theme of "The Turning Point," a film written and directed by retired Maj. Ty Manns and filmed in the tricommunity over the past six days. Drawing from 24 years of service as an Infantryman, during which he was always interested in filmmaking, Manns said he knew he wanted to create a movie focused on the military. Two events combined to give him the inspiration for the 40-minute feature, which deals with a sergeant's struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • ACAP helps Soldiers find employment

    Oct 27, 2011

  • Postal Service sets holiday mail deadlines

    Oct 26, 2011

    The United States Postal Service and Military Postal Service Agency have released deadlines to ensure packages arrive to Military and State Department post offices overseas by December 25, 2011.

  • Walking the streets of Baghdad

    Oct 26, 2011

    With a long history of supporting U.S. military operations in Iraq, the 2-325th AIR of the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division is enabling the withdrawal of U.S. military forces in Iraq.

  • Army Child Care fees increase for 2011-2012 school year

    Oct 24, 2011

    Fees for Army child care and related child and youth programs increase between now and Dec. 1 as part of a phased program designed to reduce the impact of a changed Department of Defense policy.

  • Real time, real answers: Fort Benning hosts Facebook Townhall

    Oct 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The garrison command invites Soldiers, families and the local community to come to today's town hall from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The location? Facebook.

  • Enemy strategy to 'bleed us by a thousand cuts' at squad level

    Oct 12, 2011

    To overmatch the enemy, leaders must focus on bringing the nine-man squad into the 21st century, said Maj. Gen. Robert Brown in a briefing to senior military leaders, coalition forces and industry representatives Tuesday.

  • Army leaders cite acquisition improvements

    Oct 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army is making substantial progress with numerous ongoing efforts designed to improve the acquisition process, service leaders told reporters Oct. 10, 2011, at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.

  • Army wants more Soldiers back on deployable status

    Oct 11, 2011

    Decreasing the number of Soldiers who are medically unfit for deployment has become a major focus of the U.S. Army Medical Command and a topic of discussion at AUSA.

  • Army leaders pledge to continue family support

    Oct 11, 2011

    Family programs remain important and their budgets will not be used to fund other initiatives, the secretary and chief of staff of the Army pledged Monday.

  • Local Ten-Miler team places in annual race at nation's capital.

    Oct 11, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- It was a grueling race to the finish for the five Fort Benning Soldiers competing in the annual Army Ten-Miler race Sunday. The active duty mixed team came in third with a combined overall time of 4 hours, 7 minutes, 19 seconds, a little more than 5 minutes behind the first-place finishing Fort Bragg team.

  • OCPA announces speakers schedule for 2011 AUSA Annual Meeting

    Oct 10, 2011

    Senior leaders from around the world will speak in Washington, DC from 9-12 October in association with the Association of the United States Army and their Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Paratroopers get mountain training at Ranger School site

    Oct 6, 2011

    Paratroopers with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division concluded two weeks of mountain training Sept. 30, 2011, at Camp Frank D. Merrill, the site of the U.S. Army Ranger School's notorious mountain phase.

  • Special Forces team takes top honors at international sniper competition

    Oct 5, 2011

    Sniper teams from Fort Bragg took three of the top five spots, including first place, in the 2011 International Sniper Competition.

  • Maneuver Battle Lab: Addition to open in summer of 2012

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNNING Ga. - The Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate broke ground on a new Maneuver Battle Lab simulations facility Friday during a ceremony at the construction site, adjacent to Smith Fitness Center on Dixie Road.

  • Retired colonel touts leadership, standards

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - An Army legend spoke to the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, about leadership and motivation Friday

  • Engineers train on Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - They weigh roughly 20 tons each and measure more than 13 feet tall -- but last week was the first time many Soldiers in 63rd Engineer Company (Horizontal) had encountered a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle.

  • Post leaders follow tradition with Roundhouse session

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - When it comes to leadership, history has a way of repeating itself. Those in charge often look at the past for guidance and the pathway to success.

  • Take steps to prevent home fires

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - What's the best way to protect your family from fire? Be ahead of the game, of course. With more than 360,000 home fires reported in the United States in 2009, according to the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association, your best defense is a good offense. That's why the Fort Benning Fire Department is teaming up with NFPA Oct. 9-15 to let our community know: "It's Fire Prevention Week. Protect Your Family Fom Fire!" This year's campaign focuses on preventing the leading causes of home fires -- cooking, heating and electrical equipment, as well as candles and smoking materials. Additionally, it urges people to protect their homes and families with lifesaving technology and planning.

  • Production highlights PTSD awareness

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - Post-traumatic stress disorder isn't an invention of the 21st century. Sophocles was writing about something similar circa 450 B.C., and it's his play, Ajax, that can help modern audiences look at PTSD in new ways.

  • Doughboys start off on right foot with 33-13 win

    Oct 5, 2011

    FORT BENNING Ga. - Tailgaters flocked to the parking lots, the smoke and roar of simulated tank fire filled the air, and the Silver Wings landed at midfield to kick off the opening ceremony of the resurgence of Soldiers on the gridiron battlefield. Yep, football was played once again Sunday at Doughboy Stadium

  • Army launches new accident reporting software program

    Oct 3, 2011

    Army accident reporting is quicker and easier thanks to new software designed at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala. The Oct. 3 release of ReportIt! means Army Leaders have a new tool to better monitor accident data and take corrective action to keep our Army safe.

  • Dempsey outlines key themes in letter to troops

    Oct 3, 2011

    The new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff outlined key themes for the military in a letter to the force released today.

  • Drink for Your Health

    Oct 3, 2011

    Dehydration is a leading cause of injury for Soldiers. To keep them in the fight, it's essential they remain properly hydrated -- even during the winter.

  • Get Belted!

    Oct 3, 2011

    Oh, crap!" I yelled as I jammed on the brakes. An Army vehicle with four Soldiers came across the intersection from my left, violating right of way. Thanks to a tall brick wall, they couldn't see me and I couldn't see them until they entered the intersection. We were in Germany and they had deployed from Fort Carson, Colo., to participate in a field exercise. They were about to help me fulfill my mission for the day (read on to find out how).

  • Game of Chicken: US, Afghan troops take back road held by Taliban

    Oct 3, 2011

    U.S. Soldiers and Afghan National Security Forces in Zabul province reclaimed a road between Qalat, the provincial capital, and Mizan, the Mizan district capital, held by the Taliban for the past year.

  • Best Warriors battle for top Army titles

    Oct 3, 2011

    Twenty-six motivated Soldiers began their pursuit of prestigious Army titles at Fort Lee, Va., Oct. 3, 2011, as they completed the first challenges of the 2011 Best Warrior Competition.

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