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Staff Sergeant David Bahten

1/1SSG DAVID BAHTEN Show Caption Hide Caption Fort Benning is the center of marksmanship training for the u.s. army and that’s where our soldier of the week comes in. Staff Sergeant David Bahten has served in leadership roles as an instructor at the u.s. army marksmanship unit. He has successfully completed the advance leader and the combat life savers course…

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Staff Sergeant Zilvinas Lapelis came to the Untied States from Lithuania in 1987.

1/1Staff Sergeant Zilvinas Lapelis Show Caption Hide Caption The U.S. Army needs soldiers who can move quickly and get,  job the job done then get out. That’s where our Soldier of the Week comes in.   Staff Sergeant Zilvinas Lapelis came to the Untied States from Lithuania in 1987. Since joining the Army in 2002 he has completed a collection…

The Army is Mixing More Female Officers in Infantry and Armor Units

The decision sends more females to at least three Army Posts

1/1WOMEN IN THE ARMY Show Caption Hide Caption Soldiers will be seeing more female officers in infantry and armor units at several Army Posts around the country. As more female soldiers move into front line combat jobs, the Army’s top leaders have decided to mix female officers into infantry and armor brigades at three military installations. The decision will send…

Fort Benning Recalls Furloughed Federal Employees

All furloughed employees have been recalled and all Fort Benning services previously limited by furloughed employees will resume today as normal.

1/1Fort Benning Soldiers Show Caption Hide Caption  FORT BENNING, Ga. – A resolution for continued government funding was approved, Jan. 22, at 9:30 pm. Fort Benning is resuming all operations in a controlled manner that minimizes disruption to ongoing activities and maximizes opportunities to execute previously scheduled activities. All furloughed employees have been recalled and all Fort Benning services previously…

Fort Benning to Remain Open With Limited Services During Government Shutdown

We will move forward with difficulty - without our valued civilian workforce.

1/1Fort Benning Soldiers Show Caption Hide Caption Fort Benning Public Affairs issued the following news release on the recent Government shut down and how it will impact the Fort. FORT BENNING, Ga. – Fort Benning has a mission to prepare Soldiers and leaders in support of our nation’s defense. We will continue with our mission to support our Army. We…

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SFC Sipes currently serves as an NCOIC at the Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade.

1/1SFC KATHLEEN SIPES Show Caption Hide Caption One soldier at Fort Benning is racking up a collection of combat deployments and is receiving some awards along the way. Sergeant First Class Kathleen Sipes joined the army back in 1998. Sipes currently serves as an NCOIC at the Army Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade. SFC Sipes is a senior supply sergeant…

Operation Homefront Appoints Atlanta-Based Area Manager to Supervise New Office

Operation Homefront builds strong, stable, and secure military families by providing critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing, and family support services.

1/1Elizabeth Scott 2 Show Caption Hide Caption ATLANTA — An Atlanta native has been chosen to manage Operation Homefront’s programs in the Southeastern United States.  Elizabeth Scott, who is based in Atlanta, is the national nonprofit’s new Area Manager for Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Scott, who will supervise a new Operation Homefront office in Atlanta, has a bachelor of…

Record Number of Wreaths for Event at Andersonville National Cemetery

Over 3,000 wreaths placed on veterans graves at Andersonville National Cemetery

1/1Volunteers place wreaths at Andersonville NHSe-photo by Hugh Peacock, NPS Show Caption Hide Caption ANDERSONVILLE, Georgia – The Wreaths Across America event held at Andersonville National Historic Site this past Saturday was a tremendous success! With the help of Wreaths Across America, the Civil Air Patrol, Bennett Motor Express LLC, John Christner Trucking Inc., and hundreds of park supporters, the…

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1/1SSG TIMOTHY JAMES Show Caption Hide Caption Some soldiers excel at Fort Benning armed with a rare resume of military skill sets. Staff Sergeant Timothy James is currently an Operations NCO at the 3rd of the 81st Armor Regiment. However before SSG James trained as an army cavalry scout He served in the navy for seven years  strapping weapons on…

Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System to Host Veterans Town Hall Meetings in Montgomery and Dothan

Town-Hall attendees will include leaders of Veteran Service Organizations, Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service Representatives, Veterans Service Officers, congressional staff, media and other stakeholders.

1/1Dept. of Veterans Affairs Show Caption Hide Caption Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System (CAVHCS) Director Linda Boyle has announced the next Veterans Town Hall meetings will take place on Friday, December 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., at the Montgomery MVAC Clinic located at 8105 Veterans Way in Montgomery, AL; and on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 1:00 p.m….