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SFC FELIPE PETERS TOP FT. BENNING SOLDIER

A top soldier at Fort Benning is being put to good use to test younger troops attempting to earn the Expert Infantryman’s Badge. But that alone is far from the only accolade for Sergeant First Class Felipe Peters. SFC Peters is a Ranger, a jumpmaster, free fall and static, a graduate of numerous advanced infantry schools like mountain warfare. He…

Gainey Cup Best Squad Competition Winners

BEST SQUAD COMPETITION WINNERS

    After four days of battle at Fort Benning we now know who is the best Scout Squad in the Army. The Gainey Cup features 24 six soldier scout squad teams from installations all around the nation and the world. The Gainey Cup tests not only the physical stamina but also the brain power of participants who must display…

Gainey Cup Best Scout Competition

FORT BENNING'S BEST SCOUT COMPETITION

Day three of the best scout competition called the Gainey Cup is in operation at Fort Benning. 24 six soldier teams from installations around the world get tested as far as physical conditioning is concerned and then run right to the ranges and see how they match up with marksmanship. Then the soldier scouts must prove proficiency in navigation, call…

SFC ROBERT E.B. KENNEDY SOLDIER OF THE WEEK

FORT BENNING'S SFC KENNEDY SOLDIER OF THE WEEK

All soldiers are trained as infantrymen and some are so proficient they make a career out of what they’ve learned. Sergeant First Class Robert Kennedy is an airborne, mountain warfare qualified, 11 bravo infantryman who has four combat deployments. He’s been decorated for valor more than once receiving the Bronze Star with Valor and a Bronze Star Medal. After being…

Ft. Benning Gainey Cup Competition

BEST SCOUT SQUAD COMPETITION

1/1Screen Shot 2017-05-02 at 7.47.28 PM Show Caption Hide Caption   The best military training occurs when it’s performed in a realistic battlefield environment. That’s why Ft. Benning’s Gainey Cup competition works well to identify the best Scout squad in the Army and make all the participants better prepared for the real deal. And Army Scout  must be well versed…

Large Group of Vietnam Veterans Honored in Columbus, GA

VIETNAM VETERANS RECEIVE HONORS LONG OVER DUE

    A new Veterans group sets out to do what much of the country did not do when Vietnam Veterans returned from war almost 50 years ago. FAVOR stands for Friends and Veterans on the rise and on Saturday April 29th they stood for honoring more than 50 Vietnam Veterans who did not get the recognition they deserve so…

Fort Benning’s Army Team Experience

CIVILIANS GIVE THE ARMY A TRY

The U.S. Army is trying something new when it comes to marketing their brand to the civilian sector. Thursday April 27th the Army’s Centers of Influence tour and Army Team experience invited educators, civic leaders and other prominent citizens to Fort Benning to dig in on all things Army. Invited guests were able to watch the Golden Knights parachute team,…

Two Fort Benning Soldiers Die In Afghanistan

Incident Is Under Investigation

Two soldiers from Fort Benning are killed in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced the names of the fallen Friday, April 28, 2027. 22-year-old SGT. Joshua P. Rodgers, of Bloomington, Illinois and 23-year-old, SGT Cameron H. Thomas, of Kettering, Ohio, died yesterday (Thursday) in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of small arms fire. The DOD says the deaths occured while the…

One Book Signing Brings Together Two Inspirational Soldiers

RANGER, A SOLDIERS LIFE BOOK SIGNING

1/1Retired Colonel Ralf Pucket the author of “Ranger, a soldier’s life.” Show Caption Hide Caption   You never know who you might find at the National infantry Museum. But often they are inspirational individuals. Like Retired Colonel Ralph Puckett the author of “Ranger, a soldier’s life.” The book is about one of the toughest battles of the Korean war. 51…

“Let Don Do It” Goes to Cusseta

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  An Army Veteran’s wife is recently widowed after her husband Jim suddenly passes away. Jim Johnson was a soldier then army veteran who fell ill after the new year. Doctors discovered cancer and Jim quickly passed away. Jim met his wife Lisa in the Army. It is a tough transition now for her without Jim and the last big…