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U.S. Military Prepping for Transgender Recruits

U.S. MILITARY PREPARING TO ACCEPT TRANSGENDER APPLICANTS

1/1US military preparing to accept transgender applicants Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The U.S. military is preparing to accept transgender applicants. The Pentagon said Wednesday; the Defense Department is taking steps to receive transgender recruits into the ranks as soon as January 1st. President Trump announced a transgender ban in August, but it is yet to be implemented. Just…

US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued

1/1US Navy plane with 11 aboard crashes into Pacific; 8 rescued Show Caption Hide Caption TOKYO (AP) — Eight people were rescued and three remained missing after a U.S. Navy plane crashed into the western Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, the Navy said. The C-2 “Greyhound” transport aircraft came down about 500 nautical miles (925 kilometers) southeast of Okinawa as it…

House Passes Key National Defense Bill

Bill Makes Critical Investments in Georgia Military Installations

1/1Rep. Tom Graves Show Caption Hide Caption Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, annual legislation that authorizes funding for the Department of Defense. The conference report works out differences between previously passed House and Senate versions of the bill….

Veterans Day Presented by Kaiser Permanente at Zoo Atlanta

Free admission for veterans, active-duty, reserve and retired members of the U.S. Armed Forces, plus discounts for accompanying guests, on November 11

1/1Screen Shot 2017-11-10 at 9.04.03 PM Show Caption Hide Caption Military Veterans looking for something to do on Veterans Day?   Zoo Atlanta salutes the service of veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces at Veterans Day presented by Kaiser Permanente on Saturday, November 11, 2017. All veteran, active-duty, reserve and retired members of the Armed Forces will enjoy…

Soldier of The Week

Staff Sergeant Brenden L. Kuse serves as land and ammo NCO and small arms master gunner at Fort Benning's 14th Combat Support Hospital.

Army Health Care Specialists need to be qualified to fight on the battlefield and that’s where our soldier of the week comes in.   Staff Sergeant Brenden L. Kuse serves as land and ammo NCO and small arms master gunner at Fort Benning’s 14th Combat Support Hospital. SSG Kuse has successfully completed Brigade Combat Team Trauma training and he’s also…

Fort Benning Auto Auction set for Tuesday November 7th 10AM

Fort Benning’s Auto Skills Center will auction used and abandoned vehicles, including cars, SUVS, trucks, a motorcycle and a variety of merchandise

1/1Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 7.42.47 PM Show Caption Hide Caption   Used, Abandoned Auto Auction Open to the Public Fort Benning’s Auto Skills Center will auction used and abandoned vehicles, including cars, SUVS, trucks, a motorcycle and a variety of merchandise and equipment, at 10am Nov 7 at the lot on the corner of Kilgore and Marchant on Fort Benning’s…

Soldier of The Week

SSG HOSEA E. KING

If you need a police officer on post at Fort Benning it’s good to know some soldiers are trained to spring into action.   Staff Sergeant Hosea King is a 31 B military police Non Commissioned Officer. He has served in numerous leadership roles as an MP, first as a team leader, squad leader and force protection training NCO. SSG…

World War II Filipino Soldiers Awarded the Congressional Gold Medal

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption Filipino World War II veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal at the Capitol today. The Congressional Medal of Honor is the highest civilian award given by Congress honors 260-thousand Filipinos who fought under the American flag during the war, and more than 57,000 who sacrificed their lives. The award…

On stand, Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

1/1SGT BOWE BERGDAHL Show Caption Hide Caption FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who were wounded searching for him and described the daily nightmares and flashbacks to his five years in captivity of Taliban allies he still endures. Bergdahl was the first…