FORT BENNING, Ga. - A new year is a great time to embrace change, to turn the page, so to speak. We've done that at The Bayonet - changed. The design has changed. I hope that's a reason why you've turned the page.

We've also rearranged the sections. Now community news is closer to the front, the second section of the paper. This will allow us more flexibility for placing all news. After all, we are a community newspaper and keeping the front two sections of the paper dedicated to our community makes sense.

The sports section is the third section of the paper. This is where you come in. We need you to submit your sports photos and tell us what's going on. If our sports writer, newlywed Rachel Jackson nee Watkins, covered one-third of the intramural and youth sports on post, she would never see her husband or have a weekend off.

The last section of the paper is called Recreation instead of R&R, but the theme remains the same - finding something interesting to do on your time off. The Movie Guy, SGT Junius Stone, continues reviewing the hits and misses of Hollywood. Now he's going to let you know what soon-to-be released movies he's looking forward to seeing. The calendar has a new look;

Cheryl Rodewig has taken control of its design and content. E-mail her at if you have a suggestion for things to do.

One thing we've done was to consolidate what's happening on post, community briefs and sports briefs. Now the public service announcements are grouped together in Home Front, located on B2.

One thing that hasn't changed is our commitment to tell the Fort Benning, Maneuver Center of Excellence and Army story - your stories.

Please let us know what you think of the changes. Both the assistant editor John Peeler and I want to hear from you. Our e-mail addresses are part of our bylines now and they're also listed with our telephone numbers in the masthead at the bottom of this page. Tell us what you think.