Fort Benning kicks off Army Community Covenant initiative

By Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'ConnellApril 18, 2008

Secretary of the Army Pete Geren shares a smile with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston after signing the Army Community Covenant during a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren shares a smile with Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston after signing the Army Community Covenant during a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mayor Jim Wetherington of Columbus, Ga., speaks during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony for Columbus, Fort Benning and Phenix City, Ga., April 17. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mayor Jim Wetherington of Columbus, Ga., speaks during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony for Columbus, Fort Benning and Phenix City, Ga., April 17. Photo by Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Children of the Fort Benning Elementary and Middle School Chorus raise their arms in song during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Children of the Fort Benning Elementary and Middle School Chorus raise their arms in song during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston signs the Army Community Covenant during a ceremony for Columbus, Fort Benning and Phenix City, Ga., April 17.
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston signs the Army Community Covenant during a ceremony for Columbus, Fort Benning and Phenix City, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren speaks during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren speaks during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Walt Wojdakowski, Fort Benning commanding general, Mayor Jeff Hardin, Phenix City, Al., and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren hold the newly-signed Army Community Covenant following the signing ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Walt Wojdakowski, Fort Benning commanding general, Mayor Jeff Hardin, Phenix City, Al., and Secretary of the Army Pete Geren hold the newly-signed Army Community Covenant following the signing ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mayor Jeff Hardin, Phenix City, Al.; Mayor Jim Wetherington, Columbus, Ga.; Secretary of the Army Pete Geren; and Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, Fort Benning commanding general, talk with media at the close of the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mayor Jeff Hardin, Phenix City, Al.; Mayor Jim Wetherington, Columbus, Ga.; Secretary of the Army Pete Geren; and Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, Fort Benning commanding general, talk with media at the close of the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with basic Training Infantry Soldiers during their Urban Operations Training at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with basic Training Infantry Soldiers during their Urban Operations Training at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Mayor Jeff Hardin, Phenix City, Al.; Mayor Jim Wetherington, Columbus, Ga.; Secretary of the Army Pete Geren; and Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, Fort Benning commanding general, talk with media at the close of the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Mayor Jeff Hardin, Phenix City, Al.; Mayor Jim Wetherington, Columbus, Ga.; Secretary of the Army Pete Geren; and Maj. Gen. Walter Wojdakowski, Fort Benning commanding general, talk with media at the close of the Army Community Covenant Ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with drill sergeants about the quality and character of today's Army recruits at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. The Secretary stopped through during his visit to Fort Benning for the Army Community Covenant
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren talks with drill sergeants about the quality and character of today's Army recruits at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. The Secretary stopped through during his visit to Fort Benning for the Army Community Covenant (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren watches from above as Basic Training Infantry Soldiers clear a room during Urban Operations Training at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. The Secretary stopped through during his visit to Fort Benning for the Army Community Covenant Ceremony.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren watches from above as Basic Training Infantry Soldiers clear a room during Urban Operations Training at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. The Secretary stopped through during his visit to Fort Benning for the Army Community Covenant Ceremony. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits with children from the Fort Benning Elementary and Middle School Chorus during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony for Columbus and Fort Benning, Ga., and Phenix City, Al., April 17.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Secretary of the Army Pete Geren visits with children from the Fort Benning Elementary and Middle School Chorus during the Army Community Covenant Ceremony for Columbus and Fort Benning, Ga., and Phenix City, Al., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL
Senior Army Leadership and community leaders join together to sign the Army Community Covenant in a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Senior Army Leadership and community leaders join together to sign the Army Community Covenant in a ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., April 17. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Christina M. O\\'Connell) VIEW ORIGINAL