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  • Commentary: It's seasonal flu to you, too

    Sep 24, 2009

    Short commentary about H1N1 preventive measures.

  • SRT: cream of the cops

    Sep 24, 2009

    The day started with a physical fitness test at the break of dawn, which was followed up with a grueling run made no easier by all the equipment that needed to be carried.

  • Soldiers celebrate end of Ramadan

    Sep 24, 2009

    About 100 Muslim Soldiers gathered at the Joe E. Mann Center Sunday to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan.

  • Crystal Clear: Out of sight, out of mind' Not for mom

    Sep 24, 2009

    Earlier this month, my husband and I went on a cruise. It was four days of baby-free fun and sun, with a little stop in Mexico. We had nothing to do but eat, sleep and be responsibility free for four whole days.

  • Mom, son complete BCT family tree

    Sep 24, 2009

    Two Soldiers from Florida have made Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson a family affair.

  • Hernandez: 'Take initiative'

    Sep 24, 2009

    Sgt. Basilio Hernandez said his most memorable Army experience was when he came back from his first Iraq deployment.

  • Down and dirty: Thousands participate in mud run

    Sep 24, 2009

    On Saturday, people from all over the state and beyond spent the better part of the day jumping through mud puddles, sliding down muddy hills and throwing mud pies.

  • Congregation moves to 'next' home

    Sep 24, 2009

    After three years of worshipping at the U.S. Army Chaplain Center and School, Chapel Next has found a new home at Bayonet Chapel. The contemporary Christian congregation celebrated its first service there Sunday in front of a packed house.

  • U.S. Army Europe inducts 5 Soldiers into prestigious NCO club

    Sep 24, 2009

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command, in August, proudly sponsored the New Bavarian Chapter of the distinguished Sergeant Morales Club and announced its newest Inductees.

  • National Preparedness Month draws to an end

    Sep 23, 2009

    National Preparedness Month draws to an end

  • Soldiers get in shape with CG's Spiritual Fitness Concert Series

    Sep 23, 2009

    Soldiers get in shape with CG's Spiritual Fitness Concert Series

  • Vets, Soldiers come together to refurbish Army's Skycrane

    Sep 23, 2009

    Vets, Soldiers come together to refurbish Army's Skycrane

  • Initial Military Training deputy commander visits Fort Eustis

    Sep 23, 2009

    Initial Military Training deputy commander visits Fort Eustis

  • 6th Trans. Bn. gets new command sergeant major

    Sep 23, 2009

    6th Trans. Bn. gets new command sergeant major

  • Soldier honored for bravery and sacrifice

    Sep 23, 2009

    Soldier honored for bravery and sacrifice

  • Army's top NCO visits Fort Jackson, talks about leadership, transformation

    Sep 23, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer said Soldiers' "dwell time" between combat deployments is increasing as the Army begins its most in-depth transformation since World War II.

  • Army's electronic warfare needs receive heightened emphasis

    Sep 23, 2009

    Protecting Soldiers from improvised explosive devices and providing them with an accurate and complete understating of their environment across the spectrum has brought about significant change in focus for the Army in the area of Electronic Warfare.

  • Army mindset needs changing in order to help security forces, says Caldwell

    Sep 23, 2009

    The former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism discussed lingering challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying itAca,!a,,cs important not to abandon political and security objectives in order to avoid a similar fate that occurred in post-Vietnam.

  • Former ambassador discusses State Department's counterterrorism efforts

    Sep 23, 2009

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism discussed lingering challenges in Iraq and Afghanistan Wednesday, saying it's important not to abandon political and security objectives in order to avoid a similar fate that occurred in post-Vietnam.

  • There's no 'silver bullet' for Afghanistan, 4-star general says

    Sep 23, 2009

    Currently, Afghanistan is the major problem facing the United States, a four-star general in charge of training many soldiers who will end up deploying to that landlocked Asian nation said Tuesday. "Afghanistan is a very human problem," said Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who heads the Army's Training and Doctrine Command.

  • Interactive Training for Property Accountability

    Sep 23, 2009

    Discover information on distance learning (DL) courses and links to websites where Soldiers can take or order property accountability courses online.

  • Petraeus draws 'big picture' for Soldiers at Infantry conference

    Sep 23, 2009

    At the Infantry Warfighting Conference Tuesday, Gen. David Petraeus walked nearly 2,000 Soldiers through "the big picture," in respect to counterinsurgency operations in the region that constitutes the United States Central Command, the smallest but most volatile of the six U.S. geographic combatant commands.

  • First female commandant takes reins at Drill Sergeant School

    Sep 23, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Teresa King made it clear that even though she just made history Tuesday, she was more concerned with the immediate future.

  • 1-4 Infantry Soldiers return from Afghanistan ready to share lessons-learned

    Sep 23, 2009

    HOHENFELS, Germany - Soldier's of Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry (1-4) in Hohenfels, Germany, arrived home Friday, Sept. 18, 2009, after returning from an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • TRADOC Commanding General on flu prevention

    Sep 22, 2009

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Col. Karen O'Brien, TRADOC surgeon, explain how to help mitigate the spreading of the H1N1 flu virus.

  • Visit from Brig. Gen. McMaster kicks off distinguished lecturer series

    Sep 22, 2009

    Leaders in today's Army must be thinkers as much as they are fighters. A young platoon leader in Iraq or Afghanistan could easily find himself doing the job of a diplomat, a politician, an engineer, and a social worker, even while he remains focused on defeating the enemy in combat. To help leaders meet the daunting intellectual demands that modern warfare entails, the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team recently inaugurated its Distinguished Lecturer Series.

  • Soldier feedback vital to latest technologies

    Sep 22, 2009

    Meeting the needs of Soldiers in the fight is the top priority for senior Army leaders, but understanding those needs requires two-way communication.

  • Leaders discuss future of Infantry, Armor

    Sep 22, 2009

    "We're coming home, and we're damn excited about doing it," Maj. Gen. Mike Milano said when he took the stage alongside Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter for the Infantry Warfighting Conference State of the Infantry and Armor address.

  • 1,000-plus attend veterans' benefits event in Anniston

    Sep 22, 2009

    An Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs Supermarket of Benefits held in conjunction with Anniston Army Depot's Suicide Prevention Fair on Sept. 11 at the Anniston Meeting Center was a success not only for the 49 vendors who participated, but also for the 1,043 veterans and their families who came through the doors.

  • Unsung heroes keep facilities beautiful

    Sep 21, 2009

    Visitors to Lake Tholocco's East and West beaches and Outdoor Recreation (ODR) don't often see the efforts performed by behind-the-scenes staff to keep the area beautiful but would miss them if they weren't there.

  • Officials prepare installation for natural disaster threat

    Sep 21, 2009

    In an effort to best protect the installation's people and assets, Fort Rucker officials occasionally make changes in emergency preparedness and response policies.

  • Loss of Soldiers to suicide too high a price to pay

    Sep 21, 2009

    The JRTC and Fort Polk commander's commentary about suicide prevention.

  • Check out the latest edition of Benning: Tip Of The Bayonet

    Sep 21, 2009

    Click "Join our mailing list" to receive the Benning E-Newsletter, one of several forums we have to share the Fort Benning story with you every Friday.

  • New MEDEVAC fleet lands at Fort Polk

    Sep 21, 2009

    Fort Polk's U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment, 5th Aviation Battalion, now has three brand new, fresh-from-the-factory, medevac-configured Lakota UH72A Light Utility helicopters in its fleet.

  • Saving Soldiers from suicide: Army seeks to stamp out stigma

    Sep 21, 2009

    A phone call devastated his world, crumbling to dust his hopes and dreams for the future. He only survived because of an aware and caring battle buddy.

  • Partner cultures intertwine during PA exchange

    Sep 21, 2009

    Members of the Third Army / U.S. Army Central Public Affairs Office hosted their public affairs counterparts from the Kenya Army during an exchange between the partner nations Sept. 14-17 in the Washington metro area.

  • 'Papa' calls it a career after 52 years

    Sep 21, 2009

    A career dedicated to ensuring that the American soldier would be the most lethal war fighter on the planet came to rest when William O. Harden retired after serving this nation for 52 years.

  • USAMU Soldiers qualify for 2010 World Championships

    Sep 21, 2009

    Five Soldiers from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit earned berths on the 2010 U.S. World Championship team as well as spots in three 2010 World Cup events after their performances at the 2009 Fall Selection match in Kerrville, Texas.

  • Follow the 2009 Infantry Warfighting Conference online!

    Sep 21, 2009

    Senior Army Leaders * Live Blogging * Photos * Presenter Videos and Presentations * Agenda * Registration * Directions

  • Ordnance begins new era at Fort Lee

    Sep 20, 2009

    After training Soldiers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., for nearly a century, the U.S. Army Ordnance School cased its colors, packed up and headed south.

  • Korean War POW Speaks at Fort Monroe Observance

    Sep 18, 2009

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Thomas E. Duncan tells the dramatic story of his captivity during the Korean War

  • Accreditation confirms commitment to children

    Sep 18, 2009

    Parents with youngsters participating in School Age Services (SAS) activities here can rest easy knowing the program is nationally accredited.

  • Warfighter support operation wins Knowledge Management award

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT MONMOUTH, N.J. -- A Web-based operation that is improving how Army units remain equipped and ready, Single Interface to the Field (SIF), received a top Army knowledge management (KM) award.

  • U.S. Army Combatives Championship held at Smith Fitness Center Sept. 18-20.

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING NEWS RELEASE - Soldiers from around the Army will fight hand-to-hand to earn first place during the fifth annual U.S. Army Combatives Championship, which will be conducted at Fort Benning's Smith Fitness Center on Dixie Road Sept. 18-20.

  • Prevention Key to stopping spread of flu

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Commissary imporovements make shopping easier

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Family and Friends walk to Baghdad in support of their Soldiers

    Sep 18, 2009

  • Patriot Golf Day

    Sep 18, 2009

  • U.S. Army Recognizes Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Materiel Command Commander Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Commander Maj. Gen. Paul S. Izzo, and other senior Army science and technology leaders will recognize the U.S. Army's "Top Ten Greatest Inventions of 2008" in an awards ceremony September 21 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington, Va.

  • MCOE to meet BRAC milestone

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Fort Benning will reach another milestone in its transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence Oct. 1 when MG Michael Ferriter becomes the center's first commanding general and its Soldiers don the redesigned MCOE patch.

  • Army warns against education counseling scams

    Sep 18, 2009

    Officials with the Army Continuing Education System caution that some civilian organizations are taking advantage of uninformed Soldiers.

  • 9/11 Steel beam, Rescorla statue unveiled

    Sep 18, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - The threat of rain was not enough to keep hundreds from gathering Thursday outside the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center to celebrate the unveiling of the COL(R) Rick Rescorla statue and greet the arrival of a steel I-beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

  • POW/MIA Day: Honor our missing heroes

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - If there is a day to put away petty gripes, it is today. Each year, the third Friday of September is set aside to honor our prisoners of war and missing in action. It is a time to reflect on their sacrifices and remember their stories.

  • Students thank parents for service to country

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - It's about service and sacrifice, and it's about gratitude," said Glenn Hughes, principal of Edward A. White Elementary School, as he opened the school's first Freedom Friday program Friday in the multipurpose room.

  • National Infantry Association awards two Doughboys

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - GEN(R) John W. Foss and CSM(R) Jimmie W. Spencer are the 2009 recipients of the Doughboy Award in recognition of their contributions to the Infantry.

  • New services, renewed commitment to Army families

    Sep 17, 2009

    Fort Benning introduced community members to the new $7 million School Age Services Center during a grand opening Wednesday, while post leaders reaffirmed their commitment to Soldiers and their families by re-signing the Army Family Covenant.

  • Pathfinders deliver the goods at rodeo

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Forget roping a steer, when the students of Fort Benning's Pathfinder course head out for a rodeo, they aren't referring to a sport but rather the safest, fastest method of resupply currently available.

  • Volunteers make care packages for deployed Soldiers

    Sep 17, 2009

    FORT BENNING, GA - Volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley and Davis Broadcasting packed more than 50 care packages Friday at the National Infantry Museum to ship to Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Hawaii Military Working Dog Team Named "Top Dog" in Competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    After three days of fierce competition, a Hawaii-based working dog team outscored the competition and was named "Top Dog" in the 2009 Hawaiian Islands Working Dog Competition. Staff Sgt. Marcus Bates and his working dog, Bennie, 13th Military Police Detachment, 728th MP Battalion, had the best overall performance among all the working dog teams and took home the top trophy. Approximately 30 teams from the Army, Air Force, Marines, Honolulu Police Department (HPD) and the Transportation Security Administration all gathered early in the week for a chance at the title of "Top Dog". During the competition, the dogs detected narcotics in a warehouse, ran through obstacle courses, and competed in a hardest-hitting dog competition to take down hostile personnel.

  • Infantry Soldiers in Hawaii Execute New EIB Testing

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, who conducted their Expert Infantry Badge testing Sept 9 through 11 at East Range, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, lead the way as the first Army unit to execute the new test. The new concept, called EIB 21, sends Soldiers down three individual "lanes:" the patrol, TCP, and urban lanes. As Soldiers progress through the lanes, they take out enemy positions, determine grid coordinates, and provide first aid on casualties.

  • 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) Activates in Hawaii

    Sep 16, 2009

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (Sept. 15, 2009) -- U.S. Army, Hawaii's newest unit unfurled its colors during an activation ceremony here Tuesday. Soldiers of the 303rd Ordnance Battalion (EOD) stood in formation on Hamilton Field as Col. Timothy Ryan, commander, 8th Sustainment Brigade (Provisional), and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Branham, 303rd Ord. Bn. (EOD), uncased the battalion colors for the first time since the unit was inactivated in Germany in 1976.

  • MP teams battle in warfighter competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's 13th annual Military Police Warfighter competition began Tuesday and concludes Friday with 34 three-person MP teams from across the Army competing in more than 10 events.

  • Drill Sergeant School commandant set to leave after historic tenure, new commandant to also make his

    Sep 16, 2009

    When Command Sgt. Maj. Gary Newsome entered the Army in 1980, he did not realize that he would end up making history.

  • Painful loss: Battalion mourns death of BCT Soldier

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Fort Jackson community mourned the loss of one of its Soldiers during a memorial service Monday at the Solomon Center. Spc. Christopher Hogg, Company D, 3rd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment died Sept. 10 after being hospitalized for one week at Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital with pneumonia.

  • Chaplain assistants turning 100

    Sep 16, 2009

    On any given Sunday, Fort Jackson hosts 36 worship services to allow Soldiers from different religions and denominations to practice their faith. Whereas chaplains are in the forefront during the services, those who prepare the events work mostly behind the scenes.

  • Top enlisted Soldier scheduled to visit

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer is visiting Fort Jackson next week to visit with Soldiers and give his thoughts about critical issues currently facing the Army.

  • Post internet, phone services to receive upgrade

    Sep 16, 2009

    Internet and telephone connectivity at more than 100 buildings on Fort Jackson will be upgraded in the next three years.

  • Pledge of support

    Sep 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Bradley May, Fort Jackson commanding general, fills out his pledge card for the Combined Federal Campaign in his office Friday. The campaign collects donations from service members and federal employees and runs through Dec. 31.

  • New site prepares interpreters for BCT

    Sep 16, 2009

    A new initiative gives Soldiers aiming to be interpreters/translators a head start on learning military skills before they arrive at Basic Combat Training.

  • Soldier wellness, mental health top priorities for Army

    Sep 16, 2009

    With Soldier suicides reaching what Army leadership is calling "alarming numbers," a renewed emphasis is being placed on the mental well-being of Soldiers, the Army's second-in-charge said Sept. 13.

  • Never forget

    Sep 16, 2009

    Soldiers with the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) unveil a monument commemorating the 9/11 attacks during the battalion's Patriot's Day ceremony Sept. 11. The ceremony included a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

  • MPs show off their skills in Army-wide competition

    Sep 16, 2009

    A group of Soldiers from Fort Jackson's 17th Military Police Detachment is hoping a lot of hard training will pay off at this week's 68th Warfighter Team Competition.

  • Concerts deliver spiritual message

    Sep 16, 2009

    More than 4,000 Soldiers packed the Solomon Center Sunday for the last event in this year's summer concert series, featuring Christian artist Bethany Dillon.

  • Chaplains answer call to serve Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    I am hard pressed to find the right words to describe the Army chaplaincy without repeating accolades that undoubtedly have been voiced many times in the last couple of hundred years of the Army Chaplain Corps' existence.

  • T-School conducts its first Greening Course

    Sep 16, 2009

    T-School conducts its first Greening Course

  • We Were Soldiers

    Sep 16, 2009

    We Were Soldiers

  • 89th returns from deployment

    Sep 16, 2009

    89th returns from deployment

  • Army Jazzers travel miles, sharing music a la Miles, at Mile-High City

    Sep 16, 2009

    The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band head to Denver for jazz performance with famed Marvin Hamlisch and Colorado Symphony Orchestra Sept. 25 and 26. Master Sgt. Michael Johnston, trumpeter, looks forward to returning to his hometown to perform, educate local residents.

  • Army Reserve memorializes Soldier with center dedication

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Army honored a fallen warrior at a dedication ceremony for the Capt. John E. Smathers U.S. Army Reserve Center Saturday.

  • Army Reserve opens first 'virtual installation' in Rochester

    Sep 15, 2009

    The U.S. Army Reserve's top officer and his wife joined Rochester civic and business leaders Saturday for an official opening of the nation's first Army Strong Community Center or "virtual installation."

  • Soldiers' Chorus vocalist pays tribute through song

    Sep 15, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Rose Ryon performs at a special Patriot Day tribute at the Intrepid Museum in New York City Sep. 12.

  • West Point classmates personify multinational partnerships at JMTC

    Sep 15, 2009

  • Current Fort Benning Flu Condition Level: Orange

    Sep 15, 2009

    ORANGE: Novel or unexpected flu-like activity Aggressive implementation of preventative measures. Heightened awareness/surveillance in cooperation with non-DOD Federal, State and local agencies. Active planning/preparation for FLUCON RED or BLACK.

  • Fort Benning Families connect with Facebook

    Sep 15, 2009

    The Fort Benning Facebook Fan Page is a place for our Soldiers and their Families to connect with each other to share experiences and find answers. Please click here to see some Family submitted photos of the generation of American Heroes.

  • Preparedness is key to lessen uncertainty

    Sep 14, 2009

    Many members of the Army family have often remarked that the only thing certain in their lives is uncertainty.

  • Looking to mass fires from Wisconsin and Oklahoma

    Sep 14, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Ross Ridge, commandant of the Field Artillery School, visited the Wisconsin Nationall Guard Regional Training Institute at Fort McCoy, Wisc., Aug. 29 where he received briefings about the training facilities available on the post.

  • Chaplain among recently naturalized citizens

    Sep 14, 2009

    Chaplain (1st Lt.) YoHan Lee, right front, a recent Chaplain Basic Office Leader Course graduate, became a U.S. citizen during a Pentagon ceremony, Sept. 10. Lee and 30 other foreign-born U.S. military members, from 20 different nations, were naturalized.

  • Soldiers learn how to successfully use Naval surface fire at Marine school

    Sep 14, 2009

    Ten Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team learned that lesson when they attended the three-day Naval Surface Fires class at the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Va. from Sept. 2-4.

  • Tower NCO watches over the training skies and fellow Soldiers

    Sep 14, 2009

  • 'Soldiers' NCO' earns Medal of Honor for heroic deeds in Afghanistan

    Sep 14, 2009

    Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti would have done anything for his Soldiers, so after the initial shock, no one was surprised that he sacrificed his life to save another Soldier during an intense firefight with Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, June 21, 2006.

  • New Job website featured in Benning: Tip of the Bayonet

    Sep 14, 2009

    The E-Newsletter is a great way to get important and interesting Fort Benning information from one place. Click "Join our Mailing List" if you like what you see.

  • NCO uses diverse experience to train Soldiers for combat

    Sep 14, 2009

    During her deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Charise L. Kelly was forced to make split-second decisions to save her Soldiers lives.

  • Electric vehicles help Fort Rucker 'go green'

    Sep 14, 2009

    New electric vehicles are helping Fort Rucker, Ala., go green as they replace older gas-guzzling vehicles.

  • Special unit at Fort Bragg has unique mission training foreign military

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers entering the U.S. Army receive training throughout their careers on common tasks like first aid and basic marksmanship; advanced skills like airborne and air assault operations; military occupational specialty specific job skills; and even courses on how to be a better leader. Other countries are not as lucky to have the years of accumulated knowledge and the extensive training opportunities of the U.S. military. The U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization on Fort Bragg was established in 1974 to assist foreign countries by deploying security assistance teams to support foreign military training.

  • New MRAP training in Europe building Soldier confidence

    Sep 14, 2009

    Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team are the first in Europe to use MRAPs as part of their mission rehearsal exercise in August and September at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Fighting the 'cold war'

    Sep 11, 2009

  • Lest we forget

    Sep 11, 2009

  • BOSS garners top awards

    Sep 11, 2009

    Local Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) members' concerted efforts to improve their organization paid off in August when the club garnered two top awards during the annual BOSS Forum in Lansdowne, Va.

  • FFID Soldier saves fellow Soldiers life

    Sep 11, 2009

    BGen. Keith Walker, Director of the Future Force Integration Directorate presents Spc Ramona Dunlap with an Army Commendation Medal for her actions in preventing a fellow soldier from taking their own life.

  • Discover cheap tickets, travel deals

    Sep 11, 2009

    Customers purchasing travel packages through Information, Ticketing and Reservations (ITR) here can do so knowing they are giving more funds back to the community than any other Army post.