Military News

Fort Benning Garrison Change of Command

CHANGE OF COMMAND

Under a drizzle of rain, Wednesday May 31st, the Army conducted a Change of Command ceremony for the Garrison at Fort Benning. Colonel Clinton Cox assumed command of the Garrison from outgoing Commander Colonel Andrew Hilmes who soon will leave for a combat deployment in Afghanistan. Colonel Cox is a graduate of the Longwood University. He earned a Masters degree…

Clinton’s Walk in New York Memorial Day Parade

ELEVEN YEARS IN A ROW

1/1Clinton’s Walk in NY Memorial Day Parade Show Caption Hide Caption A rainy day in New York didn’t scare off Bill and Hillary Clinton. The former President and former Democratic Presidential Candidate were on hand for the annual event in their hometown of Chappaqua. This is the 11th straight year that the Clinton’s have marched in the parade. They were…

Soldier Surprises Family at Dragon’s Game

DEPLOYED 23 YEAR OLD MEDIC COMES HOME

1/4Screen Shot 2017-05-29 at 8.45.01 PM Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4Soldier Surprises Family Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4Soldier Surprises Family Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4Soldier Surprises Family Show Caption Hide Caption One Ohio military family got the ultimate surprise this Memorial Day. Their son, who has been deployed in Afghanistan, showed up before today’s Dragon’s game for a reunion with…

National Parks Services Offers Free Annual Passes For U.S. Military

FREE PASESS FOR U.S. MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES

1/1NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE Show Caption Hide Caption The National Parks Service offers free annual passes to military service members and their families….. All year long. the passes are available to current U.S. Military members and dependents in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard, as well as, Reserve and National Guard Members. the passes must be obtained in…

Soldier of the Week

SSG STEVEN L. BERG

Staff Sergeant Steven L. Berg is an 11B Infantryman who currently serves as an Operations NCO at the 199th Infantry Brigade, 81st Armor Regiment 3rd Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia. SSG Berg has distinguished himself serving in many leadership roles to include Army Drill Sergeant, platoon sergeant, and weapons squad leaders. He has three combat deployments, one in support of…

First Women to Graduate From Ft. Benning Infantry OSUT

First Females to Complete Infantry One Station Unit Training

A Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, graduated 137 new U.S. Army infantry soldiers,including the first 18 women to complete Infantry One Unit Station Training (OSUT). All the graduates have met the high physical demands of Infantry OSUT and met the same standard as previous Infantry OSUT classes. As the Army’s newest infantry soldiers, they will bear…

May 31 Last Day to Send Messages of Thanks to Military Families Through Operation Homefront’s #Mission2Honor Campaign

According to a press release, May 31 is the last day to send messages of thanks to U.S. military service members and to their families through Operation Homefront’s 2017 #Mission2Honor initiative.   To show appreciation, visit OperationHomefront.org/Mission2honor through the end of May. Another way to express gratitude to the troops this month is by sharing #Mission2Honor with family and friends….

Operation Homefront Invites you to Thank Troops

MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

May 31 is the last day to send messages of thanks to U.S. military service members and to their families through Operation Homefront’s 2017 #Mission2Honor initiative. To show appreciation, visit OperationHomefront.org/Mission2honor through the end of May. Another way to express gratitude to the troops this month is by sharing #Mission2Honor with family and friends. The campaign takes place in May…

Soldier of the Week

SSG GEORGE NORTON SOLDIER OF THE WEEK

The army has an emphasis on marksmanship which is what makes one soldier stand out above the rest. Staff Sergeant promotable George Norton is an 11B infantryman who is an international rifle shooter and instructor with the army marksmanship unit at Fort Benning. SSG Norton is a national champion marksman. He’s a graduate of the warriors leader course-the combat life…

Fallen Soldier Back Home in Georgia

1LT WESTON LEE'S FUNERAL PROCESSION

25 Year old 1LT Weston Lee was killed in combat in Iraq April 29th 2017. Lee was born and raised in Bluffton, Georgia. He went through Ranger, and Airborne school at Fort Benning. He was an Infantry officer assigned to First Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. On Friday May…