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  1. Fort Stewart tanks arrive in LithuaniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Coastal Courier

    ... to anyone who might try to interfere with the region's peace and stability. Those vehicles originated from Fort Benning before they were loaded onto a ship in Charleston, South Carolina, sent to Latvia, then transported by train to Lithuania. Upon ...

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  2. More Fort Benning soldiers deploying to West AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | Stars and Stripes

    Three days after Fort Benning soldiers returned from a four-month deployment to West Africa, members of the medical unit will deploy Thursday to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance. A ceremony is set for 8 a.m. at Freedom Hall for soldiers assigned to the 14th Combat Support Hospital.

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  3. Gainesville native recognized as nation's top ROTC cadetRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | The Times

    ... graduates from the university May 2. He will go to basic officer leadership training from June to October at Fort Benning, followed by Ranger School. He doesn't have a duty station yet, but he said he feels sure he will end up where he hopes to be. ...

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  4. West Point Names Barracks For Benjamin O. Davis, Whom It Forged in SilenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 25 | New York Sun

    ... at his first post and in the early years of his rise in an army that was still infected with bigotry. At Fort Benning, he was denied the use of the officers' club. The road to glory opened during World War II on a runway in Alabama, where Davis, by ...

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  5. Anderson Co. chief pilot soars toward retirementRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | FOX Carolina

    ... High School, Gilstrap entered the Army and served as a helicopter crew chief in Vietnam, South Korea and Fort Benning, according to a county spokesperson. He went on to serve in law enforcement with the Pendleton Police Department and with the Army ...

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  6. Child lives out wish to become an Army RangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Bayonet

    ... they lead the way." Eleck, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 6, had his wish come true March 19-20 at Fort Benning. Eleck and his brother Bryce, 6, started their journey to become Rangers with a short tour of the regimental headquarters, and ...

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  7. Force protection exercise helps emergency preparationsRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Bayonet

    ... shooting at the ACP, there was a simulated car explosion at the old Martin Army Community Hospital. The Fort Benning Fire Department, emergency medical services and police responded to the incident, and role players who simulated injured individuals ...

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  8. DoD civilian employees 'flip' over trainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Bayonet

    The immediate evacuation of a 13,400-pound Humvee rolling over as a result of striking an improvised explosive device is a possibility in the life of a Soldier, but it is a far cry from the normal routine of a Department of Defense civilian. Fifty-nine students got to experience what that might feel like March 15-20 as a part of the Executive Leadership Development Program's visit to Fort Benning.

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  9. Family rebuilds after house fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | WTVM

    ... and headed out the back of the house," Cummings said. The father of the family Richard Cummings retired from Fort Benning after 21 years in the Army. He says the family was sleeping and they barely made it out. Porshia Butler who lives at another ...

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  10. Fort Benning to observe Passover holiday April 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Bayonet

    Fort Benning will observe the Jewish holiday of Passover with a Passover Seder April 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Maneuver Center of Excellence Main Post Chapel, and all members of the community are invited to participate. Passover is celebrated by the Jewish community as a means of commemoration of their liberation from slavery in Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.

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  11. The Infantry Center Chapel celebrates 80 years of useRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 24 | The Bayonet

    When Fort Benning celebrates Easter Sunday April 5, it will also mark an historic anniversary for one of the post's most iconic landmarks - The Infantry Center Chapel. Construction on the chapel began in 1934, and it was used for the first time on Easter Sunday in 1935.

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  12. Fort Benning soldiers return home after mission to help combat Ebola in West AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WTVM

    After a four month deployment in West Africa to help combat Ebola, soldiers from the 463rd Medical Detachment have returned home to Fort Benning Monday, March 23. Their mission was to help the Liberian government contain the spread of Ebola and launch treatment units throughout the country. During their four-month deployment, the 463rd participated in over 250 missions and logged over 5,000 road miles across Liberia and Senegal.

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  13. Red Sox prospect J.T. Watkins soldiering onRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 21 | Boston.com

    ... was assigned to Fort Sill in Oklahoma for artillery school. He then graduated from the rugged Ranger School at Fort Benning in Georgia before an assignment as a field artillery officer at Fort Stewart in Georgia. "You get to do a lot of fun stuff ...

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  14. Retired Army Ranger to hike Appalachian Trail, raise money for current RangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | SavannahNow

    ... Postal Service and as a volunteer firefighter. In 2009, he was inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning. The next year he returned to live in the Savannah area and has since spent much of his time volunteering and supporting his ...

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  15. MACH home to command's best warriorRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Bayonet

    Spc. Hai Nguyen, Martin Army Community Hospital pathology lab technician, captured the top honor in the Southern Region Medical Command's Best Warrior Competition after a weeklong test March 2 to 5 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, hosted by Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital. Nguyen, the 2015 SRMC Soldier of the Year, competed against 21 Soldiers from installations in the Southern region, including Fort Rucker, Alabama; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Fort Gordon, Georgia; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Fort Polk, Louisiana; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, and Fort Benning.

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  16. Transition summit held on Fort BenningRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | The Bayonet

    Hundreds of Soldiers, Family members and veterans received assistance with their transition into civilian life March 11-14, as Fort Benning played host to the Fort Benning Soldier for Life Transition Summit. "It's truly Fort Benning's privilege to host such an important event for our Soldiers, veterans and Family members," said Col.

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  17. Stauder Technologies' Tactical Kneeboard Enables Digital Interoperability at Bold Quest EventRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 17 | PRWeb

    ... mission graphics, remote radio programming, and CAS mission execution workflow. Over the course of six days at Fort Benning, the Stauder DACAS tactical kneeboard conducted DACAS missions with ground kits from US and coalition participants, which ...

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  18. Riverside alumnus returns home to recruit for West PointRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 15 | The Times

    ... the year, during the summer we have military training." "For instance, I've been to the Army airborne school at Fort Benning, where we jump out of planes," Sims said. This summer, Sims will be going to the Defense Intelligence Agency, or the ...

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  19. Face of Defense: Army Musician Earns Air Assault BadgeRead the original story

    Friday Mar 13 | Official Wire News

    It's rare for soldiers to serve in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, but it's nearly unprecedented for one of those musicians to graduate from the Army's rigorous Air Assault Course at Fort Benning, Georgia. Earlier this year, Army Staff Sgt.

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  20. Winning scout team comes from 4th Brigade's cavalry squadronRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 | El Paso Times

    ... now get to represent Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division at the Army-wide Gainey Cup competition in May at Fort Benning, Ga. The Iron Scout event pushed competitors mentally and physically over four grueling days and tested their scout and basic ...

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