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Posted on : October 29, 2010
CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: April showers brought by higher powers
There is a 100 percent chance of downpours in this Chaplain's Corner from Chaplain (Capt.) Myron Christopher Byles, 1st Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment. ...»

WHINSEC students analyze historic strategic bombing application at aviation museum
Fifty-six students from the Army Command General and Staff College (CGSOC) at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) visited the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base April 11, 2018, near Warner Robins, Georgia. ...»

U.S. military must develop all-domain defenses, Mattis, Dunford say
WASHINGTON -- If a nation wants to challenge the United States conventionally, that nation will lose. ...»

Inaugural Best Mortar Competition takes Soldiers back to basics
The 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Benning, Georgia, concluded the inaugural Best Mortar Competition April 17, 2018. ...»

Fort Benning hosts Lacerda Cup combatives tournament for first time in eight years
The 2018 Lacerda Cup, an annual all-Army combatives tournament, concluded when the 3rd Cavalry Regiment from Fort Hood, Texas, won the team championship event April 17, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Robotics experts showcase technology during STEM week
Fort Benning Schools dedicated a week to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programs April 9 through 13, 2018, to equip students with the skills, abilities and knowledge that will prepare them for college and 21st century careers. ...»

Two ARTB Soldiers earn title of 'Best Ranger' through strenuous three-day competition
A team from the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade from Fort Benning, Georgia, received recognition as "Best Rangers" during an awards ceremony April 16 at Fort Benning. ...»

Final day of Best Ranger in progress, current standings available now
Only 16 teams remain during the third and final day of the 2018 Best Ranger Competition April 15, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Best Ranger winners battle body armor runs, night missions, no sleep in grueling competition
From a field of 51 teams of two Ranger-qualified service members, Team 23 from Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade won the title of "Best Ranger" for the 2018 Best Ranger Competition April 15 at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

7th MSC, guests celebrate 110th Army Reserve birthday
The 7th Mission Support Command had some guests to help celebrate the 100th birthday of the United States Army Reserve. ...»

Field down to 24 teams as Best Ranger teams gather for Spartan Race on Day Two
After a night of marching, only 24 teams will continue into the second day of the Best Ranger Competition April 14, 2018, at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Best Ranger competitors run Spartan Race, perform day stakes on second day
Twenty-four two-Soldier teams have competed for nearly 36 hours, pausing only as time between events allows, as the 2018 Best Ranger Competition extends into the evening of Day Two April 14 at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

35th Best Ranger Competition makes running start from Camp Rogers
At the early morning sound of the starter pistol, 51 teams of two Ranger-qualified service members started running, thus beginning the 35th David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition April 13 at Camp Rogers at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Airborne and Ranger Training Battalion take lead on first day of Best Ranger Competition
Beginning in the early morning April 13, 2018, at Camp Rogers -- and without halting since -- Ranger-qualified teams have taken part in several strenuous events as part of the Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Competitions set to overlap to celebrate Benning's centennial Infantry Week
Fort Benning is set to host three different competitions April 13 through 17 to draw focus to the U.S. Army Infantry. ...»

Soldiers arrive to MCoE, Fort Benning ahead of Best Ranger Competition
Fifty teams of two Soldiers from across the U.S. Army and one team of two Coast Guardsmen gathered at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Fort Benning, Georgia, ahead of the Best Ranger Competition, scheduled for April 13 through 15. ...»

Fort Benning honors Gold Star spouses during brunch event
In commemoration of Gold Star Spouses Day and in recognition of its own community of this group of men and women, the Fort Benning Survivor Outreach Services held its annual Gold Star Spouses Brunch April 8 at the Benning Club at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: a promise, an encouragement, and a command
In this week's Chaplain's Corner, Chaplain (Capt.) Gill Price, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, talks about the biblical Joshua and orienting your future according to God's plan. ...»

Army pushes next wave of ground robots forward
The U.S. Army awarded contracts for the next phase of the Common Robotic System (Individual) program-or "CRS(I)," the Army's small sized ground robot, designed to be Soldier back-packable and remotely operated. It will give Soldiers the ability to perform various missions at a safe standoff distance from potentially hazardous threats. The Common Robotic System - Individual is the second of three unmanned robotic programs intended to formalize the Army's ground robotic portfolio into discrete programs of record. ...»

Exceptional young athletes, volunteers make 5th Tri-Community Field Day largest yet
Hundreds of young athletes and volunteers from Fort Benning and Columbus, Georgia, Phenix City, Alabama, and surrounding communities gathered at the Fort Benning main post April 6, 2018, to take part in the Tri-Community Field Day. ...»

MCoE talks new technology, encourages STEM careers at high school robotics competition
As Army leadership discussed developing robotics, machine learning, and Soldier systems at Columbus State University at Columbus, Georgia, March 23, across the street high school students controlled robots to compete with and against one another to move yellow cubes around an arena of switches and scales. ...»

2018 'All Army' develops Soldiers' marksmanship skills through competition
More than 200 Soldiers from 39 states competed for titles and bragging rights in the 2018 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 11 through 18. ...»

CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: Keeping divine appointments
Chaplain (Capt.) Caleb Schumacher, 2nd Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment, offers his thoughts on making the most of divinely appointed moments. ...»

1st Brigade, 98th Training Division Wins DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award
Soldiers and civilians of the family readiness group from 1st Brigade, 98th Training Division (Initial Entry Training) were awarded the 2017 Department of Defense Reserve Family Readiness Award at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. March 23, 2018. The award, which was established in 2000, recognizes the National Guard and Reserve units, one from each of the seven reserve components, with the very best military family support program. ...»

MCoE Band tours 28 schools in Fort Benning area as part of musical month of March
The U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence Band from Fort Benning, Georgia, held their final performance as part of "Music in Our Schools Month" March 30 at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. ...»

Fort Benning warriors receive recognition during change of command rehearsal
The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning held the local Best Warrior Competition ceremony for the best Soldier, best noncommissioned officer, and best drill sergeant, March 19 during the MCoE and Fort Benning change of command rehearsal. ...»

Benning Soldiers advance in Army Trials to compete in Warrior Games
Three Soldiers from the Fort Benning Warrior Transition Battalion are heading to the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado, this summer after successfully medaling in the Army Trials held earlier this month at Fort Bliss, Texas. ...»

Fort Benning hosts annual Spring EGGstravaganza
Spring is here and with it comes the annual Fort Benning Spring EGGstravangaza, hosted by the Fort Benning Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation March 24. ...»

CHAPLAIN'S CORNER: Spring is here, time to mow yard, pull weeds
Chaplain (Capt.) James G. Burke, 2nd Battalion, 58th Infantry Regiment, talks about the arrival of spring and yard and soul maintenance. ...»

WHINSEC presents 'Women, Peace and Security' for Women's History Month
Empowering women was the theme, and empowered women led the discussions during the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation's third annual Women, Peace and Security event March 12 at the institute at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Fort Benning team determined to end heat-related deaths across DoD
A team of doctors at the Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning, Georgia, are working hard on ways to prevent heat-related deaths across the Department of Defense by establishing a heat center on post. ...»

On-post motorcyclists required to carry MAIE card beginning May 1
To ensure existing motorcycle policy is being followed, the Safety Office of the Maneuver Center of Excellence and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning are requiring motorcyclists to carry a Motorcycle Automated Installation Entry (MAIE) card, beginning May 1. ...»

MG Gary M. Brito assumes command of Maneuver Center of Excellence
The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony March 19 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Maj. Gen. Gary M. Brito received the MCoE and Fort Benning colors, signifying his assumption of command, from Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the outgoing MCoE commander. ...»

New garrison command sergeant major takes on responsibility at Fort Benning
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Benning gained a new command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony March 14 in front of the Maneuver Center of Excellence headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia. ...»

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Fort Benning officer honors the Hello Girls
The Hello Girls, who served as telephone operators during World War I, were the focus of the Women's History Month event March 15 at Fort Benning, Georgia. Col. Jacqueline Emanuel, the Maneuver Center of Excellence Staff Judge Advocate, spoke about the Hello Girls to an audience of Soldiers and civilians. ...»

Fort Benning Soldiers participate in Fort Benning Centennial Century Ride
Fort Benning Soldiers and civilians assigned to the 316th Cavalry Brigade participated in the Fort Benning Centennial Century Bike Ride, hosted by Ride On Bikes March 10 in Columbus, Georgia. ...»

Fort Benning kicks off annual Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign
The Fort Benning Army Emergency Relief staff kicked off the monthlong AER fundraising campaign during a ceremony at the Benning Club at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 8. ...»

Drill sergeants: The heart of IET
From the very first utterance of "I am a drill sergeant," the life of a noncommissioned officer is forever changed. They have been accepted into one of the highest honors for an NCO in the United States Army, becoming a drill sergeant. ...»

'PART OF THE DRILL': Drill sergeants give WHINSEC students tour of 30th AG
Drill sergeants from the 30th Adjutant General (Reception) Battalion gave students from Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC, a tour of their facility March 2, 2018. ...»

'GREAT DAY FOR READING UP': Fort Benning celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday at CDCs
The Cat in the Hat visited various Child Development Centers at Fort Benning, Georgia, March 2, 2018, to celebrate the National Education Association's Read Across America Day. ...»

Best Sapper Competition registration extended
Registration for the 12th annual Best Sapper Competition, which takes 50 teams, across more than 50 miles, in 50 hours, has been extended to 5 p.m. March 16 CST. ...»

2nd SFAB training as combat advisers at Fort Benning
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The Military Advisor Training Academy conducted Close Air Support training for the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade at the Selby Combined Arms Collective Training Facility Range at Fort Benning, Georgia, Feb. 27. ...»

Townsend takes command of TRADOC
Gen. Stephen J. Townsend assumed command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from Gen. David G. Perkins during a ceremony on Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 2. ...»

Community turns out to National Infantry Museum for 'Columbus Salutes Centennial'
The National Infantry Museum hosted "Columbus Salutes the Centennial," a community-wide celebration of Fort Benning's 100th anniversary, Feb. 24, 2018. ...»

World visits western Georgia school students
International military students attending the Maneuver Captain's Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, visited Veterans Memorial Middle School in Columbus and Talbot County School in Talbotton Feb. 15. ...»

Officer Candidate School conducts 'trial run' of Spencer High School partnership
Students of the Officer Candidate School's Direct Commissioning Course began a partnership with Spencer High School in Columbus, Georgia, so that the high school students could learn about careers in law and military law. ...»

A 'map' for the multidomain megacity
Army scientists pursue advances in situational awareness, 3-D modeling and real-time data updating to help units make better decisions faster in urban combat. ...»

Historian Max Boot talks 20th century intelligence officer Edward Lansdale with MCoE students
Historian Max Boot delivered a presentation at Fort Benning to students of the Maneuver Center of Excellence Feb. 6 in Marshall Auditorium. ...»

CID warns Army community about social media impersonation of Soldier accounts
U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's (CID) Computer Crime Investigative Unit (CCIU) is once again warning Soldiers and the Army community to be on the lookout for "social media scams" where cybercriminals impersonate service members by using actual and fictitious information, not just for "trust-based relationship scams," also known as Romance Scams, but for other impersonation crimes such as sales schemes and advance fee schemes. ...»

City of Columbus, Fort Benning celebrate centennial at Georgia Capitol Feb. 7
Local officials from the city of Columbus, Georgia, and Army leadership from Fort Benning visited the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta Feb. 7, 2018, a date officially designated as "Columbus Day at the Capitol." ...»

Where the Rail Meets the Road
Will you be crossing a railroad track today? If so, your life could be in danger. ...»

The Changing Face of Soldier Lethality
From the tangible to the cognitive, squad weapons to casualty care to performance-enhancing training, Army S&T is exploring and finding materials, technologies and methods in six focus areas to provide land forces the capabilities they'll need for overmatch. What makes a Soldier and a small unit lethal? The Army's S&T investment strategy addresses this question in both tangible and intangible ways. ...»

1st SFAB EOD specialists prepare for upcoming deployment at JRTC
As a Soldier in the Army, Spc. Christian Klinefelter, an explosive ordnance disposal specialist from 5th Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, was excelling in his career - even looking forward to competing for the title of Soldier of the Quarter. ...»

Fort Benning forecasts future during Maneuver Warfighter Conference
The Maneuver Center of Excellence held the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 8 through 11. ...»

Joint Readiness Training Center evolves to meet today's battlefield threats
FORT POLK, La. -- Assignments to units within the United States Army Forces Command are synonymous with rotations at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. ...»

Panelists discuss cross-functional teams as way forward through acquisition
The role of the cross-functional team in the Army was the focus during a final-day session of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 11. ...»

BG McGee frames cyberspace as significant, rapidly changing component of operations
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- The deputy commanding general (Operations) of the U.S. Army Cyber Command talked about the cyber and electromagnetic spectrum capabilities of the brigade combat team and lower echelons during the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 10. ...»

MCOE leaders continue to adjust course syllabuses to meet changing Army objectives
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Military leadership largely from Fort Benning, Georgia, comprised a panel on training and leader development during the second day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning Jan. 10. ...»

Gen. Abrams emphasizes mission command during Maneuver Warfighter Conference
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke to attendees of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, Georgia, about mission command as it relates to cross-domain maneuver, the subject of the conference Jan. 10. ...»

Futurist P.W. Singer takes stage to talk trending tech, cybersecurity at Maneuver Warfighter Confere
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Writer and futurist P.W. Singer opened the second full day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia, with a talk on the future of technology, security and threats Jan. 10. ...»

MG Wesley places cross-domain maneuver in context of threat environment, new maneuver concept
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2018) -- The commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence talked about the Maneuver Functional Concept during the first day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 9. ...»

Panel of Army senior leaders discusses current challenges for operations overseas
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2018) -- A panel discussion took place on current operations and their implications for the maneuver force during the first full day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 9. ...»

MG Wesley opens conference with call to action to prepare Army for future
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2018) -- A Maneuver Warfighter Conference began Jan. 9 with remarks from the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia, commanding general. ...»

TRADOC Commander Gen. Perkins talks transition to cross-domain maneuver, multi-domain battle
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Gen. David G. Perkins, commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, spoke about the "Battlefield Framework of the Future" during the final day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 11. ...»

Newt Gingrich talks adapting to rapid change during Maneuver Warfighter Conference
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Jan. 16, 2018) -- Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House of Representatives, opened the final day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference at the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, Georgia, Jan. 11 by delivering a strategic overview of the U.S.'s global standing via video teleconference. ...»

Mass exodus of Soldiers in training go home for holidays
Thousands of Soldiers and their families are traveling home for the holidays, including about 44,000 trainees and cadre from initial-entry training centers. ...»

'Don't come here unless you are prepared': U.S. Army Sniper School sets high bar for candidates
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- At first glance, the U.S. Army Sniper School may seem like a reality TV elimination show akin to "Survivor." Of the 46 candidates who entered the course in August, only four remained by the end of week five. ...»

A team effort: Army sniper candidates work together to pass grueling training
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- For candidates at the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, their first three weeks at the school tested their physical limits as they crawled through mud trenches in ghillie suits and patiently crouching in marshy, bug-infested terrain for hours, practicing target detection and reconnaissance. By week four, the remaining students had surmounted the most physically difficult portion of the school, but the course's mental trials were just beginning. ...»

The "why" as Regional Health Command - Atlantic Warrior Games Trials concludes
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- After a week of training, more than 100 Army wounded warriors completed five days of fun and friendly competition Thursday, December 7 at the Regional Health Command -- Atlantic 2017 Regional Trials at Fort Benning. ...»

MCoE celebrates the holidays with 27th Annual Tower Lighting Ceremony
Santa Claus made a grand entrance into Eubanks Field here when he jumped out of a commercial aircraft for a crowd of Soldiers, Families and other community members during the Maneuver Center of Excellence 27th Annual Tower Lighting Celebration Dec. 11. ...»

Army Sniper school candidates discover the key to lethality is 'a high tolerance for discomfort'
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- For the candidates who made it to week two of the U.S. Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, their greatest challenges where just beginning. Students in their ghillie suits were dispersed throughout the wooded hills and hid under leaves and branches. Instructors with high-powered optics were trying to locate them. If part of a student's body became exposed, or if he became impatient and moved suddenly, his position was given away. When that happened, the student failed. ...»

A labor of love: Lead organizer opens up about hosting Regional Trials at Fort Benning
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- If you ask Jarnetta Fowler just what goes into hosting an event like the 2017 Atlantic Regional Trials, she can identify a list of key tasks without hesitation. ...»

Ready, set, go -- Regional Health Command-Atlantic Regional Warrior Games Trials begins
FORT BENNING, Ga. --More than 100 Army wounded warriors from Warrior Transition Battalions and Community Care Units in the Regional Health Command Atlantic and Central regions began their quest to join 40 other athletes from Regional Health Command-Pacific at the Army's Warrior Care and Transition 2018 Army Trials scheduled for February 25 thru March 9 at Fort Bliss, Texas. ...»

Outside the wire: Intelligence analysts in 1st SFAB get invaluable, rewarding experience
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- "Our job is to think like the bad guy," said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Robert J. Altizer, a Peachtree City, Georgia native and senior intelligence analyst for the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade located in Fort Benning, Georgia. "We try to figure out their next move before it happens in order to better assist the commander in his or her decision-making process." ...»

Finding his place: Great-grandson of Medal of Honor recipient graduates Army training
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Pvt. Dakota Beahn never had the chance to get to know his great-grandfather, James E. Williams, who passed away shortly after Beahn was born, and yet Williams is known by so many and is somewhat of a legend in the U.S. Navy. ...»

Army jumpmaster instructor's pride in Native American heritage transfers to mission focus
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Staff Sgt. Nacona Oxendine's military family extends through generations. His father served in the Marine Corps and the Army before retiring from military service in 1996. His father's father served in the military along with many of his uncles. ...»

Fort Benning Graduates First Gender-Integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training
Fort Benning gradates its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT), May 19, 2017. ...»

TRADOC welcomes MacFarland as new deputy commanding general
FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command welcomed its newest deputy commanding general and chief of staff during a ceremony outside TRADOC headquarters on Fort Eustis, Virginia, May 15, 2017. ...»

75th Ranger Regiment team captures 2017 Best Ranger Competition
FORT BENNING, Ga. -- The 75th Ranger Regiment team of Capt. Michael Rose and Master Sgt. Josh Horsager captured the 2017 Best Ranger title April 9 after three-days of grueling competition. The team maintained the number one ranking going into the third d ...»

First Gender-Integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training Company Graduates
FORT BENNING, Georgia - One hundred forty-five Soldiers became the U.S. Army's newest Infantrymen to join the ranks of the Army's oldest branch today. The graduating class 7-010, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, is the Army's first ...»

ABOLC Students Conduct M1 Abrams Live Fire Training
Cadre from 2nd Squadron, 16th Cavalry Regiment, Armor Basic Officer Leader Course (ABOLC) teach 2nd Lieutenants tank skills that will be needed once they take command as platoon leaders at their unit after graduation. The students learn how to bore sight ...»

New Fort Benning Wellness Center to focus on "Soldier athlete"
Fort Benning's new Army Wellness Center officially opened for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 30 featuring remarks from Maj. Gen. Eric Wesley, Commanding General, Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence. ...»

Newest Rangers don their tan berets
Forty-two Soldiers from 12 career fields earned the title of U.S. Army Ranger and donned the coveted tan beret upon completion of the eight-week 75th Ranger Regiment Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 class today in a ceremony held at Fort Benning's Marshall Auditorium inside of McGinnis-Wickham Hall. ...»

Network hub gets super switch
The Army completed major upgrades to the Regional Hub Node (RHN) in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, the last of the five worldwide RHNs to receive the upgrade. The effort significantly improves operational flexibility and sets the stage for new early entry satellite communications capability and network transport convergence efforts. ...»

TRADOC CSM meets Operational Test Command NCOs for professional development
WEST FORT HOOD, Texas -- The top NCO of the unit charged with recruiting and training Soldiers stopped and talked with Operational Test Command NCOs on a wide range of topics Friday. ...»

Distracted Driving - A Handful of Danger
It was Thursday afternoon and my company was having its end-of-the-day formation. I was looking forward to the beginning of a four-day weekend. When it was time for the safety briefing, my company commander spoke first, saying the usual, "Don't drink and drive, don't drink underage, etc." Next up was the first sergeant. He began by saying how important every Soldier was to the company. From that point on, I didn't hear a word he was saying because I was too busy mentally planning my weekend. I was thinking about getting my hair and nails done, what I would wear to the club that night and calling my boyfriend to arrange to meet up afterward. ...»

Richmond snags MMA 2016 Soldier of the Year
Sgt. 1st Class Josh Richmond, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Shotgun Team, was named the 2016 Soldier of the Year by the Military Marksmanship Association during its annual meeting at the Pool Range Finals Hall Oct. 14. ...»

Grueling testing shows who the true expert infantry Soldiers are
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The sun had not yet risen, but the Soldiers were pushing forward toward their objective. Sweat was dripping off the chins of some, hitting the ground as each mile passed. Their rucksacks seemed heavier with each passing step. Their helmets seemed like lead covers on their heads. They had to complete a full 12 miles before their trek was done. Once they reached their destination, there was one more task at hand: each Soldier had to treat a simulated casualty and carry him out on a litter. This was the final event for the Expert Infantryman Badge testing that took place Oct. 17-21, 2016, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. ...»

Fort Benning to host Warrior Games regional trials
Nearly 100 wounded, ill or injured active-duty Soldiers and veterans are expected to converge on Fort Benning's Warrior Transition Battalion, Oct. 31 through Nov. 4, as the unit plays host to the 2016 U.S. Army Regional Health Command-Atlantic's annual Warrior Games Regional Trials. ...»

System tested for urban mapping: Battle Lab tests unmanned aircraft
The Maneuver Battle Lab hosted the Technical Cooperation Program for a week of testing unmanned aircraft systems at the McKenna Urban Operations Complex Oct. 17-21. Specialists from Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia also participated in the weeklong testing. ...»

Team vows to improve in 2017: Doughboys fall 34-24 in finale
Despite lacking team depth, the Fort Benning Doughboys put up a spirited fight Oct. 20 against the bigger and more experienced Columbus State Cougars during the annual Doughboy Bowl on Fort Benning. ...»

Chaplain's Corner: "Here's lookin' at you, kid."
Someone should write a book on "burnout" among parents. It's a real thing! One father I recently counseled declared to me that "No one should be a parent who enjoys photography." His theory: If you have a need to look at the world through a small aperture; if you need to get everyone fixed and in focus, you will be miserable as a parent. ...»

CFC, administrative and fundraising expense rate explained
It takes money to run a business. Charities are no exception, non-profits have operating costs. For-profit business use money from profits while charities have to use money from donations to operate. These costs vary by organization and the percentage of donations spent on running the charity is readily available. ...»

Army doctor's speech on sleep will keep you awake
Army Lt. Col. Robert V. Parish, commander of the 254th Medical Detachment and a clinical neuropsychiatrist, gave a "train the trainer" lesson in the science of sleep in a briefing conducted at Daenner Kaserne on Oct. 22. ...»

Orient Shield Mortar Fire
U.S. Army mortar teams with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fire the M120 Battalion Mortar System at Aibano Training Area, Japan, Sept. 13, 2016 as part of Orient Shield 2016. Orient Shield is an annual bilateral training exercise held in Japan. (U.S. Photo by Spc. Patrick Kirby/released) ...»

Orient Shield Mortar Fire
U.S. Army mortar teams with Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, fire the M120 Battalion Mortar System at Aibano Training Area, Japan, Sept. 13, 2016 as part of Orient Shield 2016. Orient Shield is an annual bilateral training exercise held in Japan. (U.S. Photo by Spc. Patrick Kirby/released) ...»

Tiger Balm '16
Scout teams assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division were implemented and placed with the support by fire positions during the combine arms live fire exercise (CALFEX) at the Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, on July 28, 2016. U.S. and Singapore Armed Forces troops trained together during the bilateral exercise Tiger Balm 16. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Patrick Kirby, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division) ...»

National Guard uniquely positioned to contribute in cyber realm
The civilian-acquired skills of its members enable the National Guard to make unique contributions in the cyber realm, Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel said here today. ...»

Three honored with USAMU Hall of Fame induction at 60th Reunion ceremony
Three former Soldiers were inducted into the 2016 U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Hall of Fame during a ceremony Oct. 15 at Hook Range. The induction ceremony occurred the second day of a two-day, 60th USAMU Reunion. ...»

14th Combat Support Hospital Soldiers head to Kosovo
The 14th Combat Support Hospital Kosovo Force 22 Task Force Medical unit was formally sent off with a deployment ceremony Oct. 14 at Freedom Hall. The KFOR 22 TF MED unit is deploying for nine months to Kosovo in support of the Kosovo Forces of Multinational Battle Group-East at Camp Bondsteel. ...»