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Dad: Benning Soldier Died Shielding Comrades

20 Year Old Corporal Joseph Maciel killed in Afghanistan

  Few details are being released about the inside hit job on Fort Benning Soldiers serving in Afghanistan. What we do know is that Corporal Joseph Maciel was shot dead on base, ambushed by the enemy, embedded as an Afghan police officer The father of Corporal Maciel said Department of Defense officials told him his son died shielding his own…

World War Two Veteran Awarded The Medal of Honor

Conner remained in an exposed position for three hours, despite the enemy coming within five yards of his position and friendly artillery shells exploding around him.

A world war II solider posthumously receives the medial of honor.   The nation’s highest military honor goes to the late army 1st Lt. Garlin Murl Conner during a ceremony at the white house today. Conner, a Kentucky native, left a position of relative safety to get in a better position “to direct artillery fire onto the assaulting enemy infantry…

Fort Bliss, Goodfellow to House Immigrants

TEXAS BASES WILL BE USED TO HOUSE IMMIGRANTS

1/1Texas bases will be used to house immigrants Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The Defense Department will build two new temporary migrant camps at Texas military bases. Pentagon officials say facilities will be built on Fort Bliss and at Goodfellow Air Force Base. Defense Secretary James Mattis says the move comes from a request from the Department of Homeland…

Wake For Warriors

The goal is to give the veterans a chance to pursue happiness on the lake while leaving their problems behind.

1/1WAKE-FOR-WARRIORS Show Caption Hide Caption Wake For Warriors is a 100 percent charitable organization that gives disabled veterans a chance to enjoy life in a unique way. The group made up of volunteers and generous donors are hosting a weekend of water sports on Lake Harding in Fortson, Georgia. The guests of honor are disabled veterans who have a passion…

Alabama Soldier Missing In Florida

The soldier did not come back from a land navigation course at Camp Blanding in Florida.

Not looking good right now for an Alabama National Guard soldier who is now missing.   The soldier did not come back from a land navigation course at Camp Blanding in Florida. He disappeared around 11 this morning. Numerous agencies are looking for him right now at the National Guard Camp in clay county. The military is not releasing the…

Soldier of The Week

Staff Sergeant Latoya Howardboyd serves as the senior supply sergeant for the 198th Infantry Bridgade.

It takes an expert on equipment and supplies to keep a strong fighting force and, that’s where our soldier of the week excels. Staff Sergeant Latoya Howardboyd serves as the senior supply sergeant for the 198th Infantry Bridgade. SSG Howardboyd is a graduate of the advanced leader course. She is also a qualified observer controller, The Staff Sergeant also took…

Columbus Native Becomes One of Navy’s Newest Assistant Chief Recruiters

“I became a recruiter to help others become successful in a non-traditional way,” said Astacha Jones of Columbus, Ga.

Senior Chief Navy Counselor Astacha Jones of Columbus, Ga., assigned to Navy Recruiting District (NRD) San Antonio has qualified to become one of the latest assistant chief recruiters (ACR) within Navy Recruiting Command. The ACR is considered to be a subject matter expert in all fields of Navy recruiting. Their role is to support their respective chief recruiters of their…

Fort Benning Celebrates The Army’s Birthday

It's also the Commander in Chief's birthday. This year is the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Fort Benning and June 14th is also Flag Day.

The Maneuver Center of Excellence held a cake-cutting ceremony Flag Day June 14th at the headquarters at Fort Benning, Georgia, in celebration of the 243rd anniversary of the U.S. Army’s founding in 1775. Staff Sgt. William Lopez, an instructor at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, one of the most senior Soldiers on post, made the first cut of…

Soldier of The Week

Sergeant First Class Jeremy Billings serves as the S-5 Non Commissioned Officer in charge at the United States Airborne and Ranger training brigade at Fort Benning

This soldier of the week classifies as a hard core Army troop with nine combat deployments.   Sergeant First Class Jeremy Billings serves as the S-5 Non Commissioned Officer in charge at the United States Airborne and Ranger training brigade at Fort Benning. SFC Billings has served in many leadership roles from platoon sergeant to battalion Master Breacher. He’s a…