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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) - The title of "Best Tank Crew" is up for grabs as dozens gather on Fort Benning for the 2018 Sullivan Cup. Competitors will have to prove they're on top of all the physical and mental skills necessary to fully operate a tank. "The competition will be fierce, I can tell you that," says ...
The Fort Benning Soldier for Life Program & the Transition Assistance Program held their spring hiring event in an attempt to both reduce that number, and prevent veterans from finding themselves dealing with unemployment. The event connects transitioning soldiers, their spouses, and veterans with ...

WGN Radio's Vic Vaughn is at Fort Benning, Georgia, as part of the U.S. Army's Chicago Recruiting Battalion Educators Tour. Today he observed a group of new soldiers going through “in-processing,” which includes medical, dental and vision exams and fittings for uniforms.
“Fort Benning's history in Georgia and the role it has played in our national security has been nearly immeasurable, and the role of the men and women who have trained or served at Fort Benning cannot be overstated,” said Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs. “This Centennial ...
FORT BENNING, Ga. - Fort Benning is reporting the death of one of their firefighters. A Post spokesperson tells us that Greg Jackson of Phenix City died on April 19. Jackson was on duty at the time and had to be rushed to the hospital, but we are told it was not due to a job-related accident. The cause of his ...
The Natural Resources Management Branch, DPW will be conducting a prescribed burn within the B01, B07, F07, F08, and F09 Training Areas today (Friday). The wind is predicted to be from the East and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is a prediction and may change due to ...

A group of City of LaGrange employees participated in an extreme team building experience Saturday — the Fort Benning Spartan Ranger Challenge Sprint. The group, calling itself Team WWIT, or What Was I Thinking, was comprised of nine city employees all 45 years of age and older. The Fort Benning ...
The Natural Resources Management Branch, DPW will be conducting a prescribed burn within the O-33, O-34, and P-06 Training Areas on Fort Benning today. The wind is predicted to be from the Northwest and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is a prediction and may change due ...
On April 14th, 2018 a Spartan Sprint was held at Fort Benning Military Base in Georgia. The unique venue allowed competitors and spectators to honor American war heroes. It was filled with a unique flair not seen at many Spartan Races. Not only was the race unique, but the Best Ranger competition was ...
FORT BENNING, Ga (WRBL) - The final events of Infantry Week on Fort Benning, were the combative skills competitions. Those competitions test hand-to-hand skills and close-quarters combative skill as individuals in eight weight classes and for for the first time, teams teams as well. History was made ...
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – Fort Benning will conduct a prescribed burn on Wednesday, April 18. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The wind is predicted to be from the Southwest and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is a prediction and may change due to shifts in weather parameters throughout the ...
Spartan, the world's largest obstacle race and endurance brand, is returning to Fort Benning Saturday, April 14 for the Spartan Ranger Challenge Sprint. ... Adaptive military veterans are among the thousands expected to take part in the race and were hosted Friday in Ft. Benning. Many of the adaptive ...
Shortly before dawn Friday morning, boots from 50 two-man Ranger teams hit the road at Camp Rogers for the 35th Annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning. The run kicks off three days of grueling competition that will push teams to cover more that 60 miles with little time for ...
The Fort Benning Best Ranger Competition is coming up April 13-15. A grueling competition 35 years strong. It features the best soldiers who serve our United States Army. Also integrated into the weekends Best Ranger Competition is the Spartan Ranger Challenge Sprint. A three to five mile military ...
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) – Fort Benning is conducting a prescribed burn on Wednesday. The wind is predicted to be from the South and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas, according to Fort Benning. Click here for prescribed burn updates. Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights reserved. | For more news, download ...
The Maneuver Center of Excellence, the Army's proponent for ground robotics systems, is teaming with academia and industry to make Ft. Benning, GA, and the greater Columbus area the "center of gravity" for maneuver robotics, according to service officials. The site will eventually house a full capability ...
“It was wonderful to find someone in our own backyard,” Dimon said. Belt is married to an Army medic, Master Sgt. Joseph Belt. He served in Afghanistan. The couple came to Fort Benning after being stationed in Hohenfels, Germany. Originally from Niagra Falls, Ontario, Belt said she never knew her father.

Fort Benning and Columbus Community Collaborate with Technology Week. Fort Benning's Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate works with CSU and others to improve the robotics soldiers use on the battle field. March 23, 2018. Don Hammond,. Share This Story: Twitter · Facebook · Linkedin; More. 1/1.
On display at Fort Benning this week are new experimental technologies and concepts-- designed to promote soldier-victory in the event of combat. News Three's Ashley Garrett was the only reporter on hand to witness the high-tech detail. The efforts Tuesday were part of a team effort between local and ...
Two years ago, almost to the day, Maj. Gen. Eric Wesley took command of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning. He relinquishes that command next week. It has been an eventful two years for Wesley at the Army's premier training post. He has dealt head-on with the threat to the U.S. posed by ...
Monday afternoon when Maj. Gen. Gary M. Brito assumes command of the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, he will make history. In Fort Benning's 100th year of existence, Brito will become the first black commander of the U.S. Army post. One of the former officers who has taken note of the ...
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation division at Fort Benning has decided to postpone one of two auctions planned for March. No reason was given. The postponed auction, which was scheduled for March 13, was to feature used pistols, shotguns, rifles, furniture, pontoon boats, a bass boat, golf carts, lawn ...
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation division at Fort Benning will have two auctions in March featuring everything from weapons to transportation. The auctions are open to the public and acceptable forms of payment include cash, most credit cards, and checks with a bank letter to guarantee funds. The first ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -. Fort Benning is working with Columbus State University to bring the community the first Technology Week. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Key leaders heading up the robotics effort for the Army held a roundtable to discuss what's next on an increasingly tech-based battlefield.
COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) - With the growing age of technology, modernizing the military is more important than ever. "Robotics are not part of the future, they are the now," says Col. Kurt "Travis" Thompson during a media event at Columbus State University. "The question is about getting the right mix of the ...
Brito began his career at Fort Benning 31 years ago. He says it's an honor to take over the chain of command and can't wait to work alongside great people and to have a chance to work with the city of Columbus as well. “I'm indeed privatized to be selected for a second command. Honored that the Army ...
On a day that he became the first black commanding general in the 100-year history of Fort Benning, Maj. Gen. Gary Brito did what a good officer does: He deflected the credit. “First, it's quite an honor to be selected as the commander of the Maneuver Center of Excellence,” Brito said in a brief news ...
Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence sent a release extending their sincere condolences to the friends and family of Firefighter Greg Jackson, of Phenix City, Alabama. Firefighter Jackson was assigned to Directorate of Emergency Services, Fort Benning Fire Department. He died April 19, ...
COLUMBUS, Ga - Fort Benning is celebrating its 100th anniversary of being an integral part of Columbus. ... It's the opportunity to celebrate Fort Benning, which was actually started after the local efforts of community leaders and chamber of commerce leaders, back in the 1917 to 1918 time frame, and so ...
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – Columbus State University hosts a Fort Benning Appreciation Day at its basketball games. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The event will feature a special performance by the U.S. Army drill team. There will be food vendors, Ft. Benning displays, and admission to the game is free. The women's game ...
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -. Soldiers from Fort Benning have been selected to serve as the security force element on a task force. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. The soldiers will serve as part of the first Security Force Assistance Brigade during an Afghanistan deployment in spring 2018. "I am incredibly ...
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 will be open exclusively to active duty ...
The Fort Benning Golf Course announced it will hold a public sale of around 45 used golf carts in February. The sale will take place Wednesday, Feb. 21 at the golf course at 390 Baltzell Avenue. It will open exclusively to active duty soldiers, their spouses and retired soldiers and their spouses from 9 a.m. to ...
FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - Fort Benning hosted a special guest on Friday - none other than the Secretary of Defense James Mattis. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. Mattis arrived in the Chattahoochee Valley to meet with the recently activated 1st Security Forces Brigade. Mattis also spoke to leaders and ...
More than 15 high schools around Columbus, Fort Benning, and other areas were in attendance. Many students say they are happy to be a part of the JROTC Experience. "I've started this year, it's my junior year. I'm starting off pretty late, but it's pretty. The expectations are very high, but that's any ROTC," ...
Greear has a good idea whom his students will face in Fort Benning based on the top teams they've already competed against. But it's going to be the highest concentration of top tier teams they'll face all year. The Army Nationals invite only the best of the best, and every team knows Volunteer's tradition of ...
Wright told the Ledger-Enquirer via email Friday that he retired as a captain in the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office in 1999 after 27 years and three months of service. He worked for approximately 18 months in Stowers Elementary School at Fort Benning as a substitute teacher and special-education aide ...
Two late principals were remembered Saturday as more than 50 officers from Fort Benning joined students of Blackmon Road Middle School and the Keep Columbus Beautiful Commission to plant 22 trees on the campus in Midland. Two dogwoods trees were planted in front of the school in memory of ...
All furloughed employees have been recalled and all Fort Benning services previously limited by furloughed employees will resume today as normal. ... Fort Benning is resuming all operations in a controlled manner that minimizes disruption to ongoing activities and maximizes opportunities to execute ...
But, it would affect our civilians. There are about ten thousand people at Fort Benning, so it could affect them," says Anderson. Anderson says there would be impacts locally, but the extent of those impacts this time, are not fully known. “The government shut down could affect those people who need benefits ...
Columbus police are investigating a burglary that occurred earlier this week at the Powerhouse Deliverance Ministries on Fort Benning Road. In the initial police report, officials didn't clarify whether anything was taken when the church was broke into between 1 p.m. Sunday and 7:45 a.m. Monday.
The new William H. Spencer High School is dotting the landscape along Fort Benning Road but it's also raising concerns on the busy street with vacant buildings and litter. At a cost of $56 million , the new school is expected to help revitalize a low-income area with very little activity. A south Columbus ...
Celebrating 100 years of military service and tradition in the Chattahoochee Valley, families across the community spent the day at the National Infantry Museum to celebrate Fort Benning and its impact on American history. The all-day festival, sponsored by TSYS, saw crowds pack the museum's galleries, ...
Former Fort Benning Post Commander Could Be Ready to Leave the White House. Last weekend President Trump chided McMaster on twitter for not saying the election results were not impacted by the russians. February 22, 2018. Don Hammond,. Share This Story: Twitter · Facebook · Linkedin; More. 1/1. HR McMaster ...
Prescribed burns are vital to ensure the danger of uncontrolled wildfires is reduced. The burning also helps reduce the risk of uncontrolled wildfires on Fort Benning, which could destroy natural resources, government assets, and more. For more information on prescribed burns at Fort Benning, click here.
Fort Benning called it three big acts and three music genres to make this year special, after all, this is the 100th year of Benning's history. The event is free and open to the public starting at 4 p.m. and there will be two concert stages and fireworks to celebrate our independence. Copyright 2018 WTVM.
Fort Benning has announced its music lineup for this year's “Centennial Independence Celebration” and it will feature a rapper, a rock band and a country music duo. The free event scheduled for 4 p.m. June 23 at Fort Benning's York Field will include Florida rapper Flo Rida, Mississippi rock band 3 Doors ...
Mattis spoke to the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at its Kelley Hill headquarters, Fort Benning Public Affairs confirmed. Details of what he said the soldiers were not released. During a White House briefing on Wednesday in Washington, Mattis said he would be traveling to Fort Benning today and ...
Fort Benning said Tuesday morning that it has recalled all furloughed employees following the passage of a temporary measure by Congress Monday night to continue funding the U.S. government through Feb. 8. “Fort Benning is resuming all operations in a controlled manner that minimizes disruption to ...
A 2nd Congressional District congressman, who represents Fort Benning and opposed the continuing resolution to fund the federal government, is hoping the shutdown is short-lived. “There are a lot of concerns, and I've heard from the brass at Fort Benning and I've heard from the brass at the Pentagon,” ...


 

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