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Soldier Of The Week

Staff Sergeant Marshall Philmon was born in Americus, Georgia.

1/1SSG MARSHALL PHILMON Show Caption Hide Caption A local Army troop has seen the world and them some before coming back to his home state where he has been named soldier of the week. Staff Sergeant Marshall Philmon was born in Americus, Georgia. He first signed up with Uncle Sam as a sailor serving six years before entering the army….

SSG Michael Young Honored For Saving 22 Army Rangers

Georgia Native, SSG Michael Young Awarded Silver Star for Gallantry

Nearly two dozen Army Rangers were awarded for Valor during a ceremony at Fort Benning this morning. It is a rare glimpse of the men doing the most dangerous job on the battlefield. The Army Rangers tasked with eliminating with the world’s most lethal foreign fighters: ISIS, Al Qaeda and the Taliban among others. The 75th Ranger Regiment’s 3rd Batallion…

Soldier of the Week

Staff Sergeant Michael Richter was born on fort Campbell Kentucky.

1/1SSG MICHAEL RICHTER Show Caption Hide Caption Almost a lifetime around the army has lead one man to the soldier of the week. Staff Sergeant Michael Richter was born on fort Campbell Kentucky. He first joined the national guard in 1987. SSG Richter was sent to Fort Benning in 1988 and pursued a path which lead to numerous combat deployments…

2018 Best Ranger Competition Held At Fort Benning

1/1BEST RANGER TRAINING Show Caption Hide Caption The Fort Benning Best Ranger Competition is coming up April 13-15. A grueling competition 35 years strong. It features the best soldiers who serve our United States Army. Also integrated into the weekends Best Ranger Competition is the Spartan Ranger Challenge Sprint. A three to five mile military inspired obstacle race open to…

Graduation Held for Armor Crewmen in Apache Company, First Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment

1/1Graduation Show Caption Hide Caption Apache Company, First Battalion, 81st Armor Regiment out of Fort Benning graduated Thursday. Marlena Mumma’s husband was the company commander leading 140 men and women through a rigorous 16 weeks of basic combat training. The training consisted of obstacle courses, land navigation, rifle marksmanship training, time on the tanks and finally field and live fire…

Fort Benning and Columbus Community Collaborate with Technology Week

Fort Benning's Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate works with CSU and others to improve the robotics soldiers use on the battle field.

1/1HI TECH SOLDIER Show Caption Hide Caption You don’t have to be a member of the military to help accomplish the Army mission at Fort Benning.   WLTZ attended the first technology week at Columbus State University designed to demonstrate and encourage Army collaboration with the civilian sector. Fort Benning’s Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate works with CSU and others…

Fort Benning Has a New Commanding General

Major General Gary M. Brito received the MCoE and Fort Benning colors, assuming command, from Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the outgoing MCoE commander.

1/1Fort Benning Change of Command 2018-03-19 at 7.24.49 PM Show Caption Hide Caption Major General Gary M. Brito received the MCoE and Fort Benning colors, assuming command, from Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the outgoing MCoE commander. Brito’s most recent assignment was commanding general of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk, Louisiana. He also served as the deputy…

U.S. Army Small Arms Championship Awards Presentation

The Awards Presentation took place in Derby Auditorium located inside the Maneuver Center of Excellence Headquarters on Fort Benning.

1/1Distinguished Rifleman Badge Show Caption Hide Caption The U. S.  Army Small Arms Championship Awards Ceremony comes after about a week of intense Rifle and pistol competition. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is the lead unit in planning and conducting the competitions which took place. Several hundred sharpshooters took part from all Army Components fro cadet to reserve and active….

U.S. Army Small Arms Championship

Soldiers are required to fire M-16 or M-4 service rifles at distances between 25-500 yards and M-9 pistols between 7-35 yards in a variety of courses of fire.

Sharpshooters from all Army components took part in the U.S. Army Small Arms Championship. The event takes place at Fort Benning, Georgia and is organized by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit stationed at the Fort. Soldiers compete in Cadet, Novice, Open and Pro classes based on their experience. Soldiers are required to fire M-16 or M-4 service rifles at distances…

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq

U.S. MILITARY HELICOPTER CRASHES IN WESTERN IRAQ; FATALITIES ARE "LIKELY"

1/1U.S. military helicopter crashes in western Iraq; fatalities are “likely” Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria. That’s according to multiple U.S. defense officials. The picture attached to this story is of the same type of helicopter that crashed: the HH60 pave hawk helicopter, which is a…