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SSG TREVOR COLE LAND NAVIGATION INSTRUCTOR

A Fort Benning Army Staff Sergeant is responsible for telling army officers where to go and how to get there. Staff Sergeant Trevor Cole serves as the land navigation Non Commissioned Officer In Charge at the Basic Officer Leader Course. As an 11B infantryman SSG Cole has held leadership positions within the ranks as a team and squad leader and…

Soldier of the Week: Staff Sergeant Thomas Campbell

Fort Benning is home for select soldiers in Armor and Infantry but only one is Soldier of the Week. Staff Sergeant Thomas Campbell is an M1 Armor crewman who serves as an operations non-commissioned officer at the United States Armor School at Fort Benning. Staff Sergeant Campbell has served in numerous leadership roles to include tank gunner, commander, and now…

Fort Benning Hero’s Monument Damaged

FIRST FORT BENNING SOLDIER OF COLOR TO RECEIVE DSC

PVT George Watson’s monument at Fort Benning appears to have been damaged. PVT Watson was the first Fort Benning soldier of color to receive the Distinguished Service Cross for heroic actions during World War Two. His DSC was later upgraded to the Medal of Honor. His ship was shot up by the Japanese. Watson, from Birmingham, Alabama was a good…

Soldier of The Week

1LT ANDREW POST

  Most of the time our soldier of the week comes from within the ranks of the non commissioned officer corps. However this week the Columbus rotary club is recognizing a commissioned officer. First Lieutenant Andrew Post currently serves as an instructor at Fort Benning with the United States Army Armor School. First lieutenant Post has held numerous leadership positions…

Columbus Pastor Inducted Into the Ranger Hall of Fame

CHAPLAIN JEFF STRUECKER IN THE RANGER HALL OF FAME.

¬†Each year a group of Ranger Veterans are inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame to honor and memorialize the contribution and spirit of Army Rangers. This years ceremony will take place on June 28, 2017, in Marshall Auditorium on Ft. Benning. This year, one of the inductees is retired Chaplain Jeff Struecker, who currently serves as the Lead Pastor…

WHINSEC Change of Responsibility

NEW CSM AT WHINSEC

Non Commissioned Officers and enlisted now have a new senior NCO at a Fort Benning command with one of the biggest impacts on peace and cooperation in our region of the world. The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation known as WHINSEC held a change of responsibility ceremony Thursday June 8th. Command Sergeant Major Abel Tavera passed the flag…

9/11 Memorial Flag on Display at The NIM and Soldier Center

9/11 FLAG ON TEMPORARY DISPLAY

  A handmade flag honoring the victims and families of 9/11 and the troops fighting in the Global War on Terrorism will be on temporary display at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center beginning Tuesday, June 6TH. The 9/11 Memorial Flag is made up of close to 3,000 small American flags sewn together, representing each of the victims of…

Remembering D-Day With Those Who Were There

D-DAY SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORY

Tuesday June 6th marked the 73rd anniversary of D-day which signaled the invasion of northern France and gave Allied forces a foothold to launch the final assaults eventually ending World War Two and Adolf Hitler’s Nazi regime. Some remember that day well because they were there on the beaches of Normandy. 94 year old Sailor Jim Wooters and 97 year…

Headquarter Nissan Makes Generous Donation to Military Veterans

COLUMBUS, GEORGIA CAR DEALER DONATES TO VETERANS AND MEMBERS OF THE MILITARY

In honor of Memorial Day, Headquarter Nissan pledged 100 dollars of every car sale between may 26th and may 31st to two military veteran organizations. The donations are going to Team Red, White & Blue and House of Heroes. The exact amount of contribution is still being calculated. The Columbus-based Nissan dealership is well known for being staunch community advocates,…

Soldier of the Week

SSG JONATHON ST. ARMOUR

Military installations need uniformed police officers and when one stands out they sometimes get recognized. Staff Sergeant Jonathon St. Armour currently serves as Desk Sergeant at the 209th Military police detachment at Fort Benning. His training includes Investigative school, Crisis Management, Chemical Biological and Radiological and more. Staff Sergeant St. Armour has two combat deployments, one in support of Operation…