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  1. Benning history started in MidTown Columbus 100 years agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    This Fort Benning Centennial Minute, produced by Fort Benning TV, celebrates Fort Benning's 100 years of U.S. Army infantry training and leadership development at what began as Camp Benning in 1918 on land near Macon Rd. in Columbus, Georgia. What started as a temporary Army camp on an 84-acre farm was the result of tireless efforts from business leaders and Columbus visionaries.


  2. Federal election officials question Rep. Duncan Hunter campaign's identification of donorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Oct 12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    Congressman Duncan Hunter is met with protesters outside a recent San Diego federal court hearing. This past March, James H. Hunter of Eagle, Idaho, made two $2,700 contributions to the campaign to re-elect his nephew, Rep. Duncan D. Hunter, R-Alpine.


  3. EOIR Announces Largest Ever Immigration Judge InvestitureRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 2 | Holtville Tribune

    ... of Justice, in Harlingen, Texas. From 1994 to 1998, he was an active duty judge advocate with the U.S. Army at Fort Benning and Fort McPherson, Georgia. Judge Doolittle is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. Sirce E. Owen, Assistant Chief ...


  4. Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team bringing next generation technologies to SoldiersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 24 | The United States Army

    Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Sanford, a maintenance supervisor, Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery Regiment, gives commands to his platoon following their departure from a UH-60 Black Hawk during a training exercise near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Feb. 28, 2018. The Soldier Lethality Cross-Functional Team is working to narrow the capability gaps that affect Soldiers -- particularly the 100,000 close-combat Soldiers who close with, engage and destroy the enemy.


  5. Florida brothers take on Officer Candidate School togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2018 | The United States Army

    Jony and Ben Rogers take part in a situational training exercise Aug. 13, 2018 near McBride's Bridge at Fort Benning, Ga. Jony and Ben, two brothers from Pensacola, Florida, by coincidence became members of the same company during Officer Candidate School, 3rd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, at Fort Benning.


  6. Food Hall Benning Market Is Slated to Open East of the Anacostia RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Eater

    D.C.'s food hall boom is still going, and Northeast's River Terrace neighborhood off of Benning Road is the next to get a Union Market lookalike. The Washington Business Journal reports that developer Neighborhood Development Co.


  7. Mini Union Market-type food hall planned for east of Anacostia RiverRead the original story

    Aug 16, 2018 | Business Journal

    Key story highlights: Neighborhood Development Co. is planning a multifaceted food hall and market for River Terrace.


  8. The My Lai Massacre's Santa Barbara ConnectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Santa Barbara Independent

    Santa Barbara resident David Obst has an uncanny way of being in the right place at the right time. In 1969, Obst was managing a small anti-war news service called Dispatch News Service, a poor cousin of giant news services like the Associated Press or United Press International, in Washington, D.C., when his neighbor, freelance journalist Seymour Hersh, was trying without success to interest major American newspapers and magazines in an explosive story about the My Lai massacre, one of the worst atrocities committed by American soldiers against civilians during the Vietnam War.


  9. After delays, former Iraqi translator will be US citizenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 23, 2018 | SFGate

    This July 12, 2018 file photo made available by Jaime Lugo shows Haeder Al Anbki at Camp Blanding in Jacksonville, Fla. More than a year after a former interpreter for U.S. military forces in Iraq was pulled out of a U.S. citizenship ceremony without explanation, he's about to be naturalized.


  10. A Divided America Does Not Mean Civil WarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Civil war is in the air this steamy summer-at least according to the opinion polls. Many Americans are unhappy to the point of despondency about our political divisions, which have been mounting for years and have reached a crisis point during the presidency of Donald Trump.


  11. Robert Celestial urges senators in DC to pass nuclear testing legislationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2018 | KUAM News

    ... up here in Walterreed with other Enewetak veterans. They were doing tests on us because when I got back to Fort Benning my whole body turned with boils and red all over." Mirroring testimony from citizens living in New Mexico, Idaho, and the Navajo ...


  12. Susana Raaba s a oeThe Invisible Walla depicts the complicated truth of Anacostia.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 7, 2018 | Mother Jones

    ... in a larger proportion of apartment-style buildings and public housing units. Perhaps none were more infamous than Benning Terrace, also known as 'Simple City,' which was known in the 1990s as the center of violent gang activity. I wanted to ...


  13. Seymour Hersh on spies, state secrets, and the stories he doesn't tellRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2018 | Columbia Journalism Review

    ... killing 109 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in a village nicknamed " Calley was elusive. Hersh drove into Fort Benning and found him under house arrest. For the resulting dispatches, Hersh was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in International Reporting ...


  14. Army's new weapon: 'Enemy can't see we're targeting him until we pull the trigger'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | WKYC-TV Cleveland

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. The Army has figured out how to lift the fog of war, or at least see through it.


  15. The drug problem that keeps San Diego's newest DEA chief up at nightRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2018 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    San Diego's newest DEA Special Agent in Charge, Karen Flowers, talks about the current drug crisis. "I wanted to be Nancy and I also wanted to be one of the Angels," she recalled of her childhood in Springfield, Va., a suburb of Washington, D.C. Combine that with her parents' encouragement to work in a role that serves the public good, and perhaps her longtime stint as a Girl Scout, and she ended up at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.


  16. Diana Banks, Emile ThompsonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2018 | The New York Times

    Diana Catherine Banks and Emile Christopher Thompson were married April 14 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Washington. The Rev.


  17. Closed W'bago restaurant to reopenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2018 | The Faribault County Register

    Those are the words of Winnebago business owner Scott Reisenbigler. Reisenbigler, along with his wife Katie, closed their Winnebago restaurant, Ann Marie's Kitchen, after just three months of operation last year.


  18. Hopes for gun legislation before recess scuttled in HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 2, 2018 | The Bennington Banner

    ... very hard with all of the political entities in the Senate to arrive at a middle ground where everybody was happy," Benning said. "As soon as you start going in to undermine the components that were in that piece of legislation, that unanimity is ...


  19. Vermont's governor indicates he'll sign pot legalization bill headed to his deskRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 10, 2018 | USA Today

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds an Obama-era policy that allowed legal marijuana to flourish in states across the country. Sessions says federal prosecutors should decide on their own whether to devote resources to marijuana cases.


  20. Hoover Institution in Washington DC: Top Ten in 2017Read the original story

    Dec 22, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    The Hoover Institution in Washington, the institution's education and outreach arm located blocks from the White House, provides Hoover fellows with a platform in national policy discussions and serves as one of Washington's preeminent information centers. In 2017 we hosted 65 public events with over 3000 guests.


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