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Congressman Hosts Service Academy Nomination Ceremony

50 Local Students Nominated to Military Academies

1/1Ferguson Congratulates Students Georgia Congressman Drew Ferguson congratulates students nominated to the military service academies classes of 2022. Show Caption Hide Caption On Friday February 9, 2018, Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) hosted a Service Academy Nomination Ceremony at the University of West Georgia Newnan Campus to honor students who received nominations to military service academies. The ceremony honored all 50…

Soldier Of The Week

Staff Sergeant James Spruill is trained as an optical laboratory specialist.

1/1SSG James Spruill Show Caption Hide Caption   Some have an eye for all things army and that’s where our soldier of the week comes in. Staff Sergeant James Spruill is trained as an optical laboratory specialist. He serves as a master fitness trainer and platoon sergeant with the 14th combat support hospital at Fort Benning. SSG Spruill has earned…

1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Soldiers To Deploy as 1st SFAB Security Element

The task force completed a detailed training program tailored to securing an advisor team over several months at Fort Benning.

1/1US ARMY Show Caption Hide Caption Soldiers from Task Force 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Benning,will serve as the security force element to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade during the deployment to Afghanistan in the spring of 2018. The 1st SFAB deployment was announced on January 11, 2018. “I am incredibly proud of the Soldiers selected…

Golf Carts Soon To Go On Sale At Fort Benning

The sale will be open exclusively to active duty soldiers and their spouses and retired soldiers and their spouses until 11:30am and open to the general public after that.

1/1GOLF CART SALE Show Caption Hide Caption It’s not often you find a good deal on a used golf cart but that’s what is about to happen on Fort Benning. The sale will take place  February 21st from 9 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon while supplies last at the Benning Golf course 390 Baltzell Avenue. The sale…

Secretary Of Defense James Mattis Visits Fort Benning

Secretary Mattis spoke to leaders and soldiers of the Army's newest brigade about their training and readiness for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

1/3SEC. MATTIS WITH FT. BENNING SOLDIERS Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3SEC. MATTIS AT FORT BENNING Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3SEC. OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS Show Caption Hide Caption The Secretary of Defense pays a visit to Fort Benning today. Secretary James Mattis met with the recently activated First Security Forces Brigade. We have pictures of that gathering. Secretary Mattis spoke to leaders…

U.S. to Reduce Troop Levels in Iraq

U.S. WILL REDUCE TROOP LEVELS IN IRAQ, BAGHDAD SAYS

1/1US will reduce troop levels in Iraq, Baghdad says Show Caption Hide Caption (CNN) – The Iraqi government says the U.S. will reduce troop levels in the country; following Iraq’s declaration of victory over ISIS. The U.S. led coalition fighting ISIS announced Monday that its military campaign in Iraq will shift focus from combat operations to sustaining military gains against…

Soldiers and Civilians Come Together in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Trees Columbus Inc. provided the trees and mulch, KCBC provided the cleanup supplies and members of the ABOLC (Blackmon Road Middle Partner-In-Education) and students from Blackmon Road provided the manpower.

1/1MLK SERV-A-THON Show Caption Hide Caption On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Trees Columbus, Inc, volunteers from Fort Benning’s Armor Basic Officers Leadership Course (ABOLC), Columbus Consolidated Government Urban Forest & Beautification Division, and students from Blackmon Road Middle School ended the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission’s (KCBC) 2018 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrations by planting 22 trees and conducting a cleanup on…

Soldier Of The Week

Staff Sergeant David Bahten

1/1SSG DAVID BAHTEN Show Caption Hide Caption Fort Benning is the center of marksmanship training for the u.s. army and that’s where our soldier of the week comes in. Staff Sergeant David Bahten has served in leadership roles as an instructor at the u.s. army marksmanship unit. He has successfully completed the advance leader and the combat life savers course…

Soldier of the Week

Staff Sergeant Zilvinas Lapelis came to the Untied States from Lithuania in 1987.

1/1Staff Sergeant Zilvinas Lapelis Show Caption Hide Caption The U.S. Army needs soldiers who can move quickly and get,  job the job done then get out. That’s where our Soldier of the Week comes in.   Staff Sergeant Zilvinas Lapelis came to the Untied States from Lithuania in 1987. Since joining the Army in 2002 he has completed a collection…

The Army is Mixing More Female Officers in Infantry and Armor Units

The decision sends more females to at least three Army Posts

1/1WOMEN IN THE ARMY Show Caption Hide Caption Soldiers will be seeing more female officers in infantry and armor units at several Army Posts around the country. As more female soldiers move into front line combat jobs, the Army’s top leaders have decided to mix female officers into infantry and armor brigades at three military installations. The decision will send…