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  • Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment holds insight event

    Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment holds insight event

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 10:15 PM EST2017-03-02 03:15:59 GMT
    (Source: Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment  Facebook)(Source: Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment Facebook)

    The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment event at Fort Benning on Wednesday gave soldiers and civilians a chance to better understand new technology.

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    The Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment event at Fort Benning on Wednesday gave soldiers and civilians a chance to better understand new technology.

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  • Fort Benning heavy weapons firing to begin this week

    Fort Benning heavy weapons firing to begin this week

    Wednesday, March 29 2017 12:52 PM EDT2017-03-29 16:52:49 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fort Benning heavy weapon firing will occur Feb. 11-17, 9 a.m. to midnight. There will be multiple ranges firing a 120MM Abrams tank, therefore community members may notice more sounds during this time frame.  

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    Fort Benning heavy weapon firing will occur Feb. 11-17, 9 a.m. to midnight. There will be multiple ranges firing a 120MM Abrams tank, therefore community members may notice more sounds during this time frame.  

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  • WXTX GM speaks at Fort Benning for Women's history month

    WXTX GM speaks at Fort Benning for Women's history month

    Thursday, March 23 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-03-23 23:36:18 GMT
    (Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

    General manager of our sister station Fox 54, Cristine Couldridge, was the guest speaker of a Fort Benning event held today in honor of women's history month.

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    General manager of our sister station Fox 54, Cristine Couldridge, was the guest speaker of a Fort Benning event held today in honor of women's history month.

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  • Military Matters: History of Us exhibit opens at NIM

    Military Matters: History of Us exhibit opens at NIM

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:43 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:43:05 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A traveling exhibit giving insight into the evolution of freedom in American history is now on display at the national infantry museum in Columbus. 

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    A traveling exhibit giving insight into the evolution of freedom in American history is now on display at the national infantry museum in Columbus. 

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  • Teams preparing for Best Ranger competition

    Teams preparing for Best Ranger competition

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:06:26 GMT
    (Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

    Best Ranger Competition kicks off on Fort Benning in the next few weeks. Tuesday, we caught up with a team at the Warrior Training Center on post getting ready.

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    Best Ranger Competition kicks off on Fort Benning in the next few weeks. Tuesday, we caught up with a team at the Warrior Training Center on post getting ready.

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  • Students graduate from WHINSEC

    Students graduate from WHINSEC

    Thursday, March 16 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-03-16 22:10:46 GMT
    (Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

    The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation graduated 132 students from 14 countries in a six-course combined graduation Thursday. 

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    The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation graduated 132 students from 14 countries in a six-course combined graduation Thursday. 

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  • COMMUNITY NOTICE: Fort Benning conducting prescribed burns Thursday

    COMMUNITY NOTICE: Fort Benning conducting prescribed burns Thursday

    Thursday, February 16 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-02-16 16:26:02 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning)(Source: Fort Benning)
    Fort Benning will be conducting a prescribed burn within the A-6 and N-8 training areas on Thursday, Feb. 16.  The wind is predicted to be from the West and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is a prediction and may change due to shifts in weather parameters throughout the day. For more information, visit this link. If you have any questions or comments about the prescribed burns please call 706-545-2238 Copyright WTVM 2017. All rights reserved.&nb...More >>
    Fort Benning will be conducting a prescribed burn within the A-6 and N-8 training areas on Thursday, Feb. 16.  The wind is predicted to be from the West and will keep smoke away from sensitive areas. Wind direction is a prediction and may change due to shifts in weather parameters throughout the day. For more information, visit this link. If you have any questions or comments about the prescribed burns please call 706-545-2238 Copyright WTVM 2017. All rights reserved.&nb...More >>
  • Chick fil A on Macon Rd honors fallen soldiers with 'Missing Man Table'

    Chick fil A on Macon Rd honors fallen soldiers with 'Missing Man Table'

    Monday, May 30 2016 10:53 PM EDT2016-05-31 02:53:43 GMT
    (Source: Hayley Henderson via Facebook)(Source: Hayley Henderson via Facebook)

    “All gave some, some gave all” is a statement that has appeared numerous times on social media over the course of the most recent Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, one Columbus restaurant found a way to demonstrate that sentiment with a somber reminder of the sacrifices made by our armed forces. 

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    “All gave some, some gave all” is a statement that has appeared numerous times on social media over the course of the most recent Memorial Day weekend. On Monday, one Columbus restaurant found a way to demonstrate that sentiment with a somber reminder of the sacrifices made by our armed forces. 

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  • Ft. Benning holds change of command ceremony

    Ft. Benning holds change of command ceremony

    Friday, March 10 2017 3:35 PM EST2017-03-10 20:35:56 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Command Sergeant Major Kevin R. Floyd handed over his responsibilities as the garrison command sergeant major to Command Sergant Major William D. Pouliot.  

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    Fort Benning held a change of command on Friday morning.  Command Sergeant Major Kevin R. Floyd handed over his responsibilities as the garrison command sergeant major to Command Sergant Major William D. Pouliot.  Pouliot, the former Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, is a native of Copperopolis, CA. He completed Infantry One Station Unit training at Fort Benning in 1995, and has four deployments to Iraq and nine rotations to Afghanis...More >>
  • Fort Benning to conduct prescribed burns Saturday

    Fort Benning to conduct prescribed burns Saturday

    Friday, March 10 2017 2:32 PM EST2017-03-10 19:32:45 GMT
    Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)

    Fort Benning will conduct a prescribed burn throughout the A21 and DMPRC training areas Saturday.

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    Fort Benning will conduct a prescribed burn throughout the A21 and DMPRC training areas Saturday.

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  • Fort Benning conducting prescribed burn Saturday

    Fort Benning conducting prescribed burn Saturday

    Friday, February 24 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-02-24 20:52:17 GMT
    Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)

    Fort Benning has announced that it will be conducting a prescribed burn on Saturday.

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    Fort Benning has announced that it will be conducting a prescribed burn on Saturday.

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  • Columbus leader applauds former Ft. Benning commander picked for NSA

    Columbus leader applauds former Ft. Benning commander picked for NSA

    Monday, February 20 2017 11:51 PM EST2017-02-21 04:51:47 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    An Army general with ties to the Columbus area will now be on President Trump's team. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster was picked to be the new National Security Adviser.

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    An Army general with ties to the Columbus area will now be on President Trump's team. Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster was picked to be the new National Security Adviser.

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  • Funeral, memorial services held for famed Vietnam vet Hal Moore

    Funeral, memorial services held for famed Vietnam vet Hal Moore

    Friday, February 17 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-02-17 21:16:06 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning)(Source: Fort Benning)

    Funeral arrangements have been announced for Lieutenant General Harold “Hal” Gregory Moore Jr.  Moore, a legendary combat leader and New York Times Bestselling author, passed away at 94 years old on Friday, Feb. 10 at his home in Auburn, AL. 

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    Funeral arrangements have been announced for Lieutenant General Harold “Hal” Gregory Moore Jr.  Moore, a legendary combat leader and New York Times Bestselling author, passed away at 94 years old on Friday, Feb. 10 at his home in Auburn, AL. 

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  • New brigade coming to Ft. Benning to impact the local economy by $63M

    New brigade coming to Ft. Benning to impact the local economy by $63M

    Thursday, February 16 2017 9:53 PM EST2017-02-17 02:53:46 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Approximately 500 new troops will move to the Columbus area by October 2017.

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    Approximately 500 new troops will move to the Columbus area by October 2017.

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  • Fort Benning to conduct prescribed burn Saturday

    Fort Benning to conduct prescribed burn Saturday

    Friday, February 10 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-02-10 20:51:17 GMT
    Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)

    Fort Benning has announced that a prescribed burn will take place on Saturday. The burn will take place in the T01 training area Saturday. 

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    Fort Benning has announced that a prescribed burn will take place on Saturday. The burn will take place in the T01 training area Saturday. 

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  • Ft. Benning soldier dies after Sunday morning shooting

    Ft. Benning soldier dies after Sunday morning shooting

    Sunday, February 5 2017 6:37 PM EST2017-02-05 23:37:19 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A Fort Benning soldier was shot and killed Sunday morning.  Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton confirms that 30-year-old Christopher Warden was shot while entering an apartment on Armour Avenue. 

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    A Fort Benning soldier was shot and killed Sunday morning.  Muscogee County Deputy Coroner Charles Newton confirms that 30-year-old Christopher Warden was shot while entering an apartment on Armour Avenue. 

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  • Daughtry, Lecrae to perform free concert at Ft. Benning

    Daughtry, Lecrae to perform free concert at Ft. Benning

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 10:09 PM EDT2016-05-04 02:09:02 GMT
    Saturday, May 7 2016 10:55 AM EDT2016-05-07 14:55:21 GMT

    Daughtry and Lecrae will headline a free concert May 7 on Fort Benning's Wetherby Field.  This event is open to the public. American Idol veteran Brooke Eden will open the concert at 6 p.m.  

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    Daughtry and Lecrae will headline a free concert May 7 on Fort Benning's Wetherby Field.  This event is open to the public. American Idol veteran Brooke Eden will open the concert at 6 p.m.  

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  • Winners named in the 2016 Best Rangers competition on Sunday

    Winners named in the 2016 Best Rangers competition on Sunday

    Sunday, April 17 2016 6:27 PM EDT2016-04-17 22:27:05 GMT
    Thursday, November 17 2016 3:21 PM EST2016-11-17 20:21:26 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning Official Facebook page)(Source: Fort Benning Official Facebook page)

    A winning team has been named in the 2016 Best Rangers competition at Fort Benning on Sunday. 

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    A winning team has been named in the 2016 Best Rangers competition at Fort Benning on Sunday. 

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  • Ft. Benning conducts training exercise Jan. 30, Feb. 1

    Ft. Benning conducts training exercise Jan. 30, Feb. 1

    Monday, January 30 2017 10:36 PM EST2017-01-31 03:36:52 GMT
    Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)

    An element of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is conducting a routine task force training exercise on Jan 30 and Feb 1. 

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    An element of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command is conducting a routine task force training exercise on Jan 30 and Feb 1. 

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  • New Army Wellness Center opens on Ft. Benning

    New Army Wellness Center opens on Ft. Benning

    Monday, January 30 2017 5:51 PM EST2017-01-30 22:51:32 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Monday was the grand opening for the Army Wellness Center on Fort Benning. The center is designed to support soldiers, families, veterans, and D-A civilians as the Army moves in addressing patient wellness and a system for health. 

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    Monday was the grand opening for the Army Wellness Center on Fort Benning. The center is designed to support soldiers, families, veterans, and D-A civilians as the Army moves in addressing patient wellness and a system for health. 

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  • Run Ranger Run highlights veteran issues

    Run Ranger Run highlights veteran issues

    Saturday, January 28 2017 5:27 PM EST2017-01-28 22:27:00 GMT
    (Source: Run Ranger Run)(Source: Run Ranger Run)

    On this chilly last weekend of January, runners and cyclists in the Fountain City are warming up with a nation-wide run, all part of a benefit for our military veterans through the "Run Ranger Run" campaign.

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    On this chilly last weekend of January, runners and cyclists in the Fountain City are warming up with a nation-wide run, all part of a benefit for our military veterans through the "Run Ranger Run" campaign.

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  • Fort Benning retires a military working dog

    Fort Benning retires a military working dog

    Friday, September 30 2016 8:16 PM EDT2016-10-01 00:16:22 GMT
    (Source: Irisha Jones/WTVM)(Source: Irisha Jones/WTVM)

    There are currently more than 2,000 active military working dogs across the country. Military working dogs were once put to sleep after retirement because they were considered unfit to adjust to civilian life. 

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    There are currently more than 2,000 active military working dogs across the country. Military working dogs were once put to sleep after retirement because they were considered unfit to adjust to civilian life. 

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  • National Infantry Museum blessed with 'smudging' ceremony by veteran

    National Infantry Museum blessed with 'smudging' ceremony by veteran

    Thursday, June 9 2016 9:06 PM EDT2016-06-10 01:06:30 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A Native American ritual was part of a special ceremony to honor soldiers at the National Infantry Museum on Thursday afternoon. The "smudging" ceremony involves Native American scents and herbs, and is the process of cleansing and purifying to get rid of any negative energy. 

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    A Native American ritual was part of a special ceremony to honor soldiers at the National Infantry Museum on Thursday afternoon. The "smudging" ceremony involves Native American scents and herbs, and is the process of cleansing and purifying to get rid of any negative energy. 

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  • Nominate a military child for a dream room makeover

    Nominate a military child for a dream room makeover

    Thursday, May 26 2016 8:41 PM EDT2016-05-27 00:41:01 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A nonprofit organization wants to make sure a special military child has the bedroom of their dreams. The second Dream Room Makeover is taking nominations to surprise a deserving child. We checked in with the Columbus family whose daughter was chosen to get a new room in 2015 after they decided to enter into the contest through the website.        

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    A nonprofit organization wants to make sure a special military child has the bedroom of their dreams. The second Dream Room Makeover is taking nominations to surprise a deserving child. We checked in with the Columbus family whose daughter was chosen to get a new room in 2015 after they decided to enter into the contest through the website.        

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  • Fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division honored with memorial wall

    Fallen heroes of the 3rd Infantry Division honored with memorial wall

    Thursday, April 14 2016 6:37 PM EDT2016-04-14 22:37:00 GMT
    Friday, April 15 2016 7:46 AM EDT2016-04-15 11:46:07 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A special ceremony was held for several military fallen heroes of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team to remember the sacrifice they gave to their country. The names of the 80 men and women who served in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division who have died in service starting from 1991 to 2010 were remembered for their legacy and service one last time before the division is deactivated at Fort Benning. 

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    A special ceremony was held for several military fallen heroes of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team to remember the sacrifice they gave to their country. The names of the 80 men and women who served in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division who have died in service starting from 1991 to 2010 were remembered for their legacy and service one last time before the division is deactivated at Fort Benning. 

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  • WHINSEC holds 3 day panel discussion about countering natural disasters

    WHINSEC holds 3 day panel discussion about countering natural disasters

    Wednesday, April 13 2016 7:41 PM EDT2016-04-13 23:41:07 GMT
    Thursday, April 14 2016 8:30 AM EDT2016-04-14 12:30:11 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A three-day panel discussion is underway on Fort Benning at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WhinSec, aimed at coordinating resources to better deal with natural disasters.  

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    A three-day panel discussion is underway on Fort Benning at the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, or WHINSEC, aimed at coordinating resources to better deal with natural disasters.  It was for military personnel from several Latin American countries, plus other eligible civilians and soldiers. The panel of speakers from FEMA, the Army Corp of Engineers, and the Columbus Emergency Management Division of the Columbus Fire and EMS answered questions from ...

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  • GA combat soldier reunited with military war dog after 4 month separation

    GA combat soldier reunited with military war dog after 4 month separation

    Saturday, April 2 2016 6:45 PM EDT2016-04-02 22:45:08 GMT
    Sunday, April 3 2016 7:09 AM EDT2016-04-03 11:09:03 GMT

    Dogs are truly a man's best friend. It was an emotional day for a combat soldier and his military working dog separated for several months. News Leader 9 Irisha Jones was at the special event in Pine Mountain Saturday. 

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    Dogs are truly a man's best friend. It was an emotional day for a combat soldier and his military working dog separated for several months. News Leader 9 Irisha Jones was at the special event in Pine Mountain Saturday. 

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  • Georgia farming program helps veterans heal from PTSD and TBI

    Georgia farming program helps veterans heal from PTSD and TBI

    Sunday, January 17 2016 5:41 PM EST2016-01-17 22:41:03 GMT
    Monday, January 18 2016 9:25 AM EST2016-01-18 14:25:09 GMT
    Jon Jackson is the founder of STAG VETS, a nonprofit organization that helps provide treatment and care for veterans suffering with post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.  More >>

    Jon Jackson is the founder of STAG VETS, a nonprofit organization that helps provide treatment and care for veterans suffering with post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. 

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  • Ranger grad Capt. Kristen Griest to be first female Army infantry officer

    Ranger grad Capt. Kristen Griest to be first female Army infantry officer

    Wednesday, April 27 2016 1:07 PM EDT2016-04-27 17:07:39 GMT
    Thursday, April 28 2016 1:07 AM EDT2016-04-28 05:07:04 GMT
    Captain Kristen Griest (second to right), an Army Ranger graduate, will become the first female infantry officer. (Source: Fort Benning/U.S. Army)Captain Kristen Griest (second to right), an Army Ranger graduate, will become the first female infantry officer. (Source: Fort Benning/U.S. Army)

    Captain Kristen Griest, an Army Ranger graduate, will become the first female infantry officer. 

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    Captain Kristen Griest, an Army Ranger graduate, will become the first female infantry officer. 

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  • PHOTOS: Wind-related severe weather damage on Fort Benning

    PHOTOS: Wind-related severe weather damage on Fort Benning

    Tuesday, February 16 2016 11:37 AM EST2016-02-16 16:37:29 GMT
    Tuesday, February 16 2016 11:16 PM EST2016-02-17 04:16:05 GMT
    Some of the wind-related storm damage on Fort Benning from Monday night. (Source: Private News Network/Facebook)Some of the wind-related storm damage on Fort Benning from Monday night. (Source: Private News Network/Facebook)

    As severe weather came through the Chattahoochee Valley Monday evening, wind-related damage happened on post at Fort Benning. 

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    As severe weather came through the Chattahoochee Valley Monday evening, wind-related damage happened on post at Fort Benning. 

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  • 'Newlywed'-style game, other improper activities part of US Army investigation of fmr. Ranger commander

    'Newlywed'-style game, other improper activities part of US Army investigation of fmr. Ranger commander

    Thursday, January 21 2016 9:54 PM EST2016-01-22 02:54:15 GMT
    Friday, January 22 2016 11:30 AM EST2016-01-22 16:30:28 GMT
    From 2013, Col. Christopher Vanek addresses the crowd as he assumed command of the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2013. (Source: WTVM)From 2013, Col. Christopher Vanek addresses the crowd as he assumed command of the 75th Ranger Regiment in 2013. (Source: WTVM)

    As reported by the Army Times on Jan. 15, a handful of parties that included improper activity, questionable hotel stays, and a tandem skydiving jump that included a civilian were all included in an U.S. Army 15-6 regulation investigation of Col. Christopher Vanek.

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    As reported by the Army Times on Jan. 15, a handful of parties that included improper activity, questionable hotel stays, and a tandem skydiving jump that included a civilian were all included in an U.S. Army 15-6 regulation investigation of Col. Christopher Vanek.

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  • Female Army Ranger grad guest of first lady at State of the Union address Tuesday

    Female Army Ranger grad guest of first lady at State of the Union address Tuesday

    Monday, January 11 2016 11:50 AM EST2016-01-11 16:50:15 GMT
    Monday, January 11 2016 11:50 PM EST2016-01-12 04:50:05 GMT
    Maj. Lisa Jaster, center, celebrates her graduation Friday from the Army Ranger School with her family at Fort Benning, Ga. Jaster, 37, and mother of two, is an Army Reserve engineer officer. (Source: U.S. Army website)Maj. Lisa Jaster, center, celebrates her graduation Friday from the Army Ranger School with her family at Fort Benning, Ga. Jaster, 37, and mother of two, is an Army Reserve engineer officer. (Source: U.S. Army website)
    Army Reserve Maj. Lisa Jaster, of Houston, TX, will be one of 24 guests of first lady Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama gives his final address on Tuesday.  More >>

    Army Reserve Maj. Lisa Jaster, of Houston, TX, will be one of 24 guests of first lady Michelle Obama as President Barack Obama gives his final address on Tuesday. 

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  • Ft. Benning ID office experiencing system outage

    Ft. Benning ID office experiencing system outage

    Wednesday, January 11 2017 4:03 PM EST2017-01-11 21:03:04 GMT
    (Source: MCOE)(Source: MCOE)

    Fort Benning reports they are currently experiencing a system wide network issue.  Because of the outage, the DEERS/ID Card office is unable to issue or process anything to do with Common Access Cards (CAC). 

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    Fort Benning reports they are currently experiencing a system wide network issue.  Because of the outage, the DEERS/ID Card office is unable to issue or process anything to do with Common Access Cards (CAC). 

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  • Fort Benning sees more gender integration in Armor officer course

    Fort Benning sees more gender integration in Armor officer course

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:09 GMT

    For the first time ever, the Army's Armor Officer Leadership Course welcomed its first female graduates on Thursday. 

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    For the first time ever, the Army's Armor Officer Leadership Course welcomed its first female graduates on Thursday. 

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  • GA lawmakers voice disapproval after CA vets asked to return bonuses

    GA lawmakers voice disapproval after CA vets asked to return bonuses

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:08 GMT

    More than $15 million of fraud and false promises are now falling on the shoulders of California National Guard veterans as the federal government demands re-enlistment bonuses back. 

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    More than $15 million of fraud and false promises are now falling on the shoulders of California National Guard veterans as the federal government demands re-enlistment bonuses back. 

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  • Covington officers sail through pistol portion of 2016 Int’l Sniper Competition

    Covington officers sail through pistol portion of 2016 Int’l Sniper Competition

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:08 GMT

    Bringing in the best of the best from around the world, Fort Benning continued to host marksmanship experts on Thursday, the fourth and final day of the 2016 International Sniper Competition. 

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    Bringing in the best of the best from around the world, Fort Benning continued to host marksmanship experts on Thursday, the fourth and final day of the 2016 International Sniper Competition. 

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  • DOD says military will also pay for transgender treatments for retirees, dependents

    DOD says military will also pay for transgender treatments for retirees, dependents

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:07 GMT

    A Pentagon spokesman for the Department of Defense released new details Wednesday surrounding a controversial change in policy that will ultimately lead to the military paying for some transgender treatment and surgeries for active duty soldiers. 

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    A Pentagon spokesman for the Department of Defense released new details Wednesday surrounding a controversial change in policy that will ultimately lead to the military paying for some transgender treatment and surgeries for active duty soldiers. 

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  • Fort Benning celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Fort Benning celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:07 GMT
    Immigration has been a hotly-debated topic this election season, but it was all celebration and no politics on Thursday for Hispanic-Americans on Fort Benning, as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. As guest dancer Natasha Ruiz-Freeman moved to a Mark Anthony hit, the sound reminded many of home, as soldiers and civilians alike came out to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. "The Army is getting better in its diversity and its inclusion, and that's why we have...More >>
    Immigration has been a hotly-debated topic this election season, but it was all celebration and no politics on Thursday for Hispanic-Americans on Fort Benning, as they celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. As guest dancer Natasha Ruiz-Freeman moved to a Mark Anthony hit, the sound reminded many of home, as soldiers and civilians alike came out to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month. "The Army is getting better in its diversity and its inclusion, and that's why we have...More >>
  • GA lawmakers look to expand Ft. Benning's appeal to government

    GA lawmakers look to expand Ft. Benning's appeal to government

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:06 GMT

    The threat of military base and post closures, along with very real budget cuts and downsizing, is prompting U.S. lawmakers in Georgia to be proactive in showing the worth and necessity of places like Fort Benning. 

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    The threat of military base and post closures, along with very real budget cuts and downsizing, is prompting U.S. lawmakers in Georgia to be proactive in showing the worth and necessity of places like Fort Benning. 

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  • Fort Benning and Columbus leaders celebrate Women's Equality Day

    Fort Benning and Columbus leaders celebrate Women's Equality Day

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:06 GMT
    (Source: Emilie Arroyo/WTVM)(Source: Emilie Arroyo/WTVM)

    From the fight to vote, to the fight for equal pay, women have, and are, making great strides towards equality according to President Barrack Obama, who declared August 26th national Women's Equality Day. 

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    From the fight to vote, to the fight for equal pay, women have, and are, making great strides towards equality according to President Barrack Obama, who declared August 26th national Women's Equality Day. 

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  • Organization sends out 3,000 firework signs for PTSD veterans

    Organization sends out 3,000 firework signs for PTSD veterans

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:04 GMT

    From pool-side grilling to big firework shows, Fourth of July festivities are just days away. However, with the fun comes a traumatic time for many veterans in our area who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mikey Kreft, a Valdosta, Georgia army veteran committed suicide last year after fireworks sparked a PTSD attack. This year local and national advocates hope to prevent another tragedy like that.

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    From pool-side grilling to big firework shows, Fourth of July festivities are just days away. However, with the fun comes a traumatic time for many veterans in our area who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mikey Kreft, a Valdosta, Georgia army veteran committed suicide last year after fireworks sparked a PTSD attack. This year local and national advocates hope to prevent another tragedy like that.

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  • Soldier says he's setting example in 2016 Best Ranger Competition victory

    Soldier says he's setting example in 2016 Best Ranger Competition victory

    Monday, April 18 2016 5:51 PM EDT2016-04-18 21:51:34 GMT
    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:01 GMT

    After a grueling three days of obstacles, challenges, and little to no sleep or food, the winners of the 2016 Best Ranger Competition are speaking out. Captain Robert Killian and Staff Sergeant Erich Friedlein  endured 58 hours of back to back challenges which tested their minds and bodies. However, they say standing on stage Monday in front of their peers as the 2016 Best Rangers made it all worth it. 

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    After a grueling three days of obstacles, challenges, and little to no sleep or food, the winners of the 2016 Best Ranger Competition are speaking out. Captain Robert Killian and Staff Sergeant Erich Friedlein  endured 58 hours of back to back challenges which tested their minds and bodies. However, they say standing on stage Monday in front of their peers as the 2016 Best Rangers made it all worth it. 

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  • New Commanding General welcomed at Fort Benning

    New Commanding General welcomed at Fort Benning

    Friday, March 18 2016 6:41 PM EDT2016-03-18 22:41:12 GMT
    Tuesday, January 10 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-01-10 15:42:00 GMT

    "There's none that I'm bracing for because that would imply I'm under assault," said Brigadier General Eric Wesley, but the new Maneuver Center Commanding General knows even more changes are ahead. 

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    "There's none that I'm bracing for because that would imply I'm under assault," said Brigadier General Eric Wesley, but the new Maneuver Center Commanding General knows even more changes are ahead. 

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  • Soldier arrested in deadly Oglethorpe Bridge wreck of Ft. Benning soldier

    Soldier arrested in deadly Oglethorpe Bridge wreck of Ft. Benning soldier

    Saturday, April 2 2016 2:38 PM EDT2016-04-02 18:38:17 GMT
    Tuesday, April 5 2016 10:13 AM EDT2016-04-05 14:13:30 GMT
    Justin Prohaska (Source: CPD)Justin Prohaska (Source: CPD)

    Columbus police have made arrest in connection to the deadly accident that killed 50-year-old Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Morgan. 26-year-old Justin Prohaska was arrested in the 500 block of 10th Street on Friday, April, 1 at 8 a.m. 

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    Columbus police have made arrest in connection to the deadly accident that killed 50-year-old Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Morgan. 26-year-old Justin Prohaska was arrested in the 500 block of 10th Street on Friday, April, 1 at 8 a.m. 

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  • Fort Benning soldier denies downloading child pornography

    Fort Benning soldier denies downloading child pornography

    Monday, January 2 2017 9:02 AM EST2017-01-02 14:02:49 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A Fort Benning soldier plead not guilty to five counts of felony exploitation of children Tuesday afternoon in his first court appearance. Christopher Delgasso was arrested Friday for allegedly downloading more than 50,000 files of child pornography. 

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    A Fort Benning soldier plead not guilty to five counts of felony exploitation of children Tuesday afternoon in his first court appearance. Christopher Delgasso was arrested Friday for allegedly downloading more than 50,000 files of child pornography. 

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  • Woman wears P.O.W./M.I.A. bracelet for 40 years to honor missing Alabama soldier

    Woman wears P.O.W./M.I.A. bracelet for 40 years to honor missing Alabama soldier

    Monday, January 2 2017 9:02 AM EST2017-01-02 14:02:47 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A California native is on a quest to honor an Alabama Green Beret by telling his story in every state. She made her rounds to Columbus, GA just in time for the Paver dedication at the National Infantry Museum.

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    A California native is on a quest to honor an Alabama Green Beret by telling his story in every state. She made her rounds to Columbus, GA just in time for the Paver dedication at the National Infantry Museum.

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  • Martin Army Community Hospital closes temporarily this weekend

    Martin Army Community Hospital closes temporarily this weekend

    Thursday, December 15 2016 5:30 PM EST2016-12-15 22:30:41 GMT
    (Source: Martin Army Community Hospital's official website)(Source: Martin Army Community Hospital's official website)

    The Martin Army Community Hospital primary care clinics will close Friday at noon for employees to participate in team-building events.  

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    The Martin Army Community Hospital primary care clinics will close Friday at noon for employees to participate in team-building events.  

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  • Dept. of Veterans Affairs provides pre-burial eligibility

    Dept. of Veterans Affairs provides pre-burial eligibility

    Thursday, December 15 2016 6:23 PM EST2016-12-15 23:23:01 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it now provides eligibility for burial in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Pre-need eligibility will streamline access to burial benefits that veterans have earned through military service for themselves and their eligible family members. 

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    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced that it now provides eligibility for burial in a VA national cemetery prior to the time of need. Pre-need eligibility will streamline access to burial benefits that veterans have earned through military service for themselves and their eligible family members. 

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  • Ft. Benning hosts annual Christmas tree, Menorah lighting ceremony

    Ft. Benning hosts annual Christmas tree, Menorah lighting ceremony

    Monday, December 5 2016 3:51 PM EST2016-12-05 20:51:46 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fort Benning’s annual Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Field of Four Chaplains.  

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    Fort Benning’s annual Christmas tree and menorah lighting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at the Field of Four Chaplains.  

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  • Program supplies Christmas trees to Ft. Benning families

    Program supplies Christmas trees to Ft. Benning families

    Thursday, December 1 2016 3:36 PM EST2016-12-01 20:36:59 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    More than 700 Christmas trees were handed out to soldiers and their families at Fort Benning on Thursday morning. The nationwide "Trees for Troops" program helps supply trees to 65 military bases in 17 countries.  

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    More than 700 Christmas trees were handed out to soldiers and their families at Fort Benning on Thursday morning. The nationwide "Trees for Troops" program helps supply trees to 65 military bases in 17 countries.  

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  • Ft. Benning soldiers, families served Thanksgiving meals

    Ft. Benning soldiers, families served Thanksgiving meals

    Wednesday, November 23 2016 9:17 PM EST2016-11-24 02:17:28 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fort Benning isn't waiting until Thursday to start serving Thanksgiving meals. They will serve about 12,000 meals this week, and most of those meals will be served on Thanksgiving Day.  

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    Fort Benning isn't waiting until Thursday to start serving Thanksgiving meals. They will serve about 12,000 meals this week, and most of those meals will be served on Thanksgiving Day.  

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  • Fort Benning gives update on active wildfire

    Fort Benning gives update on active wildfire

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 2:22 PM EST2016-11-22 19:22:38 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fort Benning announced a new update on the actively burning wildfire and its smoke impact in our area. 

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    Fort Benning announced a new update on the actively burning wildfire and its smoke impact in our area. 

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  • Peaceful protesters gather at Fort Benning gates against SOA

    Peaceful protesters gather at Fort Benning gates against SOA

    Saturday, November 19 2016 5:24 PM EST2016-11-19 22:24:35 GMT
    (Source: SOA Watch)(Source: SOA Watch)

    Peaceful protesters gathered at the gates of Fort Benning Saturday afternoon calling for justice and accountability for the former School of the Americas, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

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    Peaceful protesters gathered at the gates of Fort Benning Saturday afternoon calling for justice and accountability for the former School of the Americas, now known as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

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  • Fort Benning gives notice of smoke from wildfire

    Fort Benning gives notice of smoke from wildfire

    Friday, November 18 2016 3:35 PM EST2016-11-18 20:35:26 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fort Benning's Public Affairs Office issued a notice that smoke coming from a wildfire is creating very visible smoke in a surrounding area.  

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    Fort Benning's Public Affairs Office issued a notice that smoke coming from a wildfire is creating very visible smoke in a surrounding area.  

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  • Benning Road 'Stone Gate' to be closed Nov. 19 for WHINSEC protest

    Benning Road 'Stone Gate' to be closed Nov. 19 for WHINSEC protest

    Thursday, November 17 2016 12:38 PM EST2016-11-17 17:38:10 GMT
    Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)

    Fort Benning announced Thursday that its "Stone Gate," located on Benning Road, will be closed this weekend.  

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    Fort Benning announced Thursday that its "Stone Gate," located on Benning Road, will be closed this weekend.  

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  • National Infantry Museum hosts Veterans Day events

    National Infantry Museum hosts Veterans Day events

    Friday, November 11 2016 6:19 PM EST2016-11-11 23:19:14 GMT
    (Source: National Infantry Museum)(Source: National Infantry Museum)

    The National Infantry Museum had a wide array of events and activities for Veterans Day for the public to enjoy. 

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    The National Infantry Museum had a wide array of events and activities for Veterans Day for the public to enjoy. 

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  • 17 to be inducted in 2016 Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame

    17 to be inducted in 2016 Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame

    Saturday, November 5 2016 4:50 PM EDT2016-11-05 20:50:46 GMT
    (Source: Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame)(Source: Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame)

    A former Fort Benning commander and a former U.S. senator are among the 17 veterans to be inducted Saturday evening into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored at the Fourth Annual Georgia Military Hall of Fame Ceremony and Banquet in Uptown Columbus. 

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    A former Fort Benning commander and a former U.S. senator are among the 17 veterans to be inducted Saturday evening into the Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame. The inductees will be honored at the Fourth Annual Georgia Military Hall of Fame Ceremony and Banquet in Uptown Columbus. 

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  • Community Notice: Wildfire on Ft. Benning contained

    Community Notice: Wildfire on Ft. Benning contained

    Tuesday, November 1 2016 5:11 PM EDT2016-11-01 21:11:07 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)

    A wildfire occurred Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Ruth Range in the north central area of Fort Benning. The wildfire is completely contained, but will continue to put smoke into the atmosphere throughout Tuesday and on Wednesday.  

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    A wildfire occurred Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Ruth Range in the north central area of Fort Benning. The wildfire is completely contained, but will continue to put smoke into the atmosphere throughout Tuesday and on Wednesday.  

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  • State of Ft. Benning meeting highlights growth, budget cuts on post

    State of Ft. Benning meeting highlights growth, budget cuts on post

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 11:37 PM EDT2016-10-26 03:37:51 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Army leaders spotlighted growth, expansion and budget cuts during the “State of Fort Benning” meeting, hosted by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Several state and local officials attended the event Tuesday at the Maneuver Center of Excellence. 

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    Army leaders spotlighted growth, expansion and budget cuts during the “State of Fort Benning” meeting, hosted by the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Several state and local officials attended the event Tuesday at the Maneuver Center of Excellence. 

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  • 1 of 8 AWOL Afghan military students found

    1 of 8 AWOL Afghan military students found

    Friday, October 14 2016 11:30 PM EDT2016-10-15 03:30:19 GMT
    Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)Fort Benning Sign. (Source: Benning.army.mil)

    Eight Afghan students training at U.S. facilities were reported absent without Leave or AWOL last month including two from Fort Benning. One of those Afghan students has been found.

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    Eight Afghan students training at U.S. facilities were reported absent without Leave or AWOL last month including two from Fort Benning. One of those Afghan students has been found.

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  • 14th Combat Support Hospital deploys to Kuwait on Friday

    14th Combat Support Hospital deploys to Kuwait on Friday

    Friday, October 14 2016 3:18 PM EDT2016-10-14 19:18:54 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Family and Friends bid farewell to 40 soldiers Friday morning. The 14th Combat Support Hospital had a departure ceremony at Fort Benning. 

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    Family and Friends bid farewell to 40 soldiers Friday morning. The 14th Combat Support Hospital had a departure ceremony at Fort Benning. 

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  • UPDATE: Wildfires continue to burn on Fort Benning

    UPDATE: Wildfires continue to burn on Fort Benning

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 11:33 AM EDT2016-05-10 15:33:08 GMT
    Thursday, October 13 2016 4:29 PM EDT2016-10-13 20:29:44 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning)(Source: Fort Benning)

     Four new wildfires are burning on the installation at Brooks Range, K-11 training area, Patton Range and the Malone Complex, according to a community notice from the Fort Benning Public Affair's Office on Thursday.    

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     Four new wildfires are burning on the installation at Brooks Range, K-11 training area, Patton Range and the Malone Complex, according to a community notice from the Fort Benning Public Affair's Office on Thursday.    

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  • Fort Benning to host Facebook town hall

    Fort Benning to host Facebook town hall

    Friday, October 7 2016 10:51 AM EDT2016-10-07 14:51:49 GMT
    (Source: benning.army.mil)(Source: benning.army.mil)

    Fort Benning wants to hear what is on your mind when they host a Facebook town hall. The town hall will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. on the Fort Benning MCoE Facebook page.

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    Fort Benning wants to hear what is on your mind when they host a Facebook town hall. The town hall will be held Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 6:00 p.m - 7:30 p.m. on the Fort Benning MCoE Facebook page.

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  • Martin Army Community Hospital alerts patients of possible HIPAA violation

    Martin Army Community Hospital alerts patients of possible HIPAA violation

    Sunday, October 2 2016 2:00 PM EDT2016-10-02 18:00:43 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    All patients who received care through the Martin Army Community Hospital healthcare system, are alerted that a possible HIPAA breach occurred at Fort Benning, GA, between January 2011 and December 2013. 

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    All patients who received care through the Martin Army Community Hospital healthcare system, are alerted that a possible HIPAA breach occurred at Fort Benning, GA, between January 2011 and December 2013. 

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  • Afghan military students go AWOL from Fort Benning, other U.S. posts

    Afghan military students go AWOL from Fort Benning, other U.S. posts

    Thursday, September 29 2016 2:30 PM EDT2016-09-29 18:30:45 GMT
    A generic photo of soldiers saluting (Source: WTVM)A generic photo of soldiers saluting (Source: WTVM)

    Seven Afghan students in U.S. military programs went absent without leave or AWOL this month, including two from Fort Benning, according to Patrick Evans, the Commander of the U.S. Navy Defense Press Operations. 

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    Seven Afghan students in U.S. military programs went absent without leave or AWOL this month, including two from Fort Benning, according to Patrick Evans, the Commander of the U.S. Navy Defense Press Operations. 

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  • Ft. Benning teams up with area fire departments

    Ft. Benning teams up with area fire departments

    Thursday, September 22 2016 11:55 PM EDT2016-09-23 03:55:08 GMT
    (Source: Charles Gilbert via Fort Benning)(Source: Charles Gilbert via Fort Benning)

    Fort Benning's fire Department hosted a high-line rescue certification class for area fire departments here in the Valley.  The class took place at Eubanks Field using the Airborne School's 34-foot towers.  

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    Fort Benning's fire Department hosted a high-line rescue certification class for area fire departments here in the Valley.  The class took place at Eubanks Field using the Airborne School's 34-foot towers.  

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  • other

    Fort Benning, Uber to work on a post access agreement

    Fort Benning, Uber to work on a post access agreement

    Wednesday, September 21 2016 2:56 PM EDT2016-09-21 18:56:02 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    In an announcement made one day after Uber's launch in the Fountain City, officials at Fort Benning announced that the ride-sharing service will be allowed on post.  ...

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    In an announcement made one day after Uber's launch in the Fountain City, officials at Fort Benning announced that the ride-sharing service will be allowed on post.  ...

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  • Ft. Benning soldiers learn new medical skills

    Ft. Benning soldiers learn new medical skills

    Tuesday, September 20 2016 7:38 PM EDT2016-09-20 23:38:43 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    At Fort Benning, the medical staff at Martin Army Community Hospital and soldiers with the 14th Combat Support Hospital trained at the mobile operating room.  

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    At Fort Benning, the medical staff at Martin Army Community Hospital and soldiers with the 14th Combat Support Hospital trained at the mobile operating room.  

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  • Ft. Benning’s infantry school holds change of responsibility ceremony

    Ft. Benning’s infantry school holds change of responsibility ceremony

    Monday, September 19 2016 6:36 PM EDT2016-09-19 22:36:33 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The United States Army Infantry School on Fort Benning had a change of responsibility on Monday. Command Sergeant Major Wilbert Engram Jr. turned over his responsibilities to Command Sergeant Major John A. Brady, who will now have the duties of the infantry school command. 

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    The United States Army Infantry School on Fort Benning had a change of responsibility on Monday. Command Sergeant Major Wilbert Engram Jr. turned over his responsibilities to Command Sergeant Major John A. Brady, who will now have the duties of the infantry school command. 

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  • 98th Training Division inducts new commanding general, 15 years after 9/11

    98th Training Division inducts new commanding general, 15 years after 9/11

    Sunday, September 11 2016 6:44 PM EDT2016-09-11 22:44:06 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    On the 15th anniversary of September 11, one training division with a record of serving in the War on Terror will now follow a new and recently promoted commanding officer.  

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    On the 15th anniversary of September 11, one training division with a record of serving in the War on Terror will now follow a new and recently promoted commanding officer.  

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  • Fort Benning holds WHINSEC Change of Command

    Fort Benning holds WHINSEC Change of Command

    Friday, September 9 2016 6:05 PM EDT2016-09-09 22:05:17 GMT
    Captain Adriana Karmann handed the company over to the incoming commander Captain Jose Elizabeth, Jr. (Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)Captain Adriana Karmann handed the company over to the incoming commander Captain Jose Elizabeth, Jr. (Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

    A change of command took place on Fort Benning for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

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    A change of command took place on Fort Benning for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation.

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  • AL man awarded Soldier’s Medal on Ft. Benning

    AL man awarded Soldier’s Medal on Ft. Benning

    Thursday, September 8 2016 3:38 PM EDT2016-09-08 19:38:11 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The Soldier’s Medal was awarded to a Fort Benning soldier for his heroic actions in 2014. Staff Sergeant David Mensink from Seale, AL received the honor Thursday morning at Post. 

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    The Soldier’s Medal was awarded to a Fort Benning soldier for his heroic actions in 2014. Staff Sergeant David Mensink from Seale, AL received the honor Thursday morning at Post. 

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  • Ft. Benning soldier prepares to compete in Paralympics

    Ft. Benning soldier prepares to compete in Paralympics

    Tuesday, September 6 2016 5:31 PM EDT2016-09-06 21:31:34 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Wednesday kicks off the beginning of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – and one Fort Benning soldier is getting ready to take a shot at a gold medal.  

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    Wednesday kicks off the beginning of the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – and one Fort Benning soldier is getting ready to take a shot at a gold medal.  

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  • Fort Benning holds Olympic homecoming celebration

    Fort Benning holds Olympic homecoming celebration

    Friday, August 26 2016 10:10 PM EDT2016-08-27 02:10:47 GMT
    Staff Sgt. John Joss, left, and Sgt. 1st class Shaun Tichenor will compete on the 2016  U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team during the Rio Paralympic Games in September. (Source: Brenda Rolin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit)Staff Sgt. John Joss, left, and Sgt. 1st class Shaun Tichenor will compete on the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team during the Rio Paralympic Games in September. (Source: Brenda Rolin/U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit)

    A Soldier from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) was added to the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team today. 

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    A Soldier from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) was added to the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Shooting Team today. 

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  • New McBride Elementary School dedicated on Ft. Benning

    New McBride Elementary School dedicated on Ft. Benning

    Tuesday, August 23 2016 6:03 PM EDT2016-08-23 22:03:24 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The ribbon has been cut and the doors are now open at a new 21st Century school on Fort Benning. The new McBride Elementary School was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Tuesday. 

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    The ribbon has been cut and the doors are now open at a new 21st Century school on Fort Benning. The new McBride Elementary School was officially dedicated in a ceremony on Tuesday. 

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  • Ft. Benning welcomes home Summer Olympians as it sends off Paralympians

    Ft. Benning welcomes home Summer Olympians as it sends off Paralympians

    Monday, August 22 2016 10:49 PM EDT2016-08-23 02:49:14 GMT
    Fort Benning soldiers practice before leaving for Rio (Source: WTVM)Fort Benning soldiers practice before leaving for Rio (Source: WTVM)

    Here’s your chance to celebrate local Olympians! This Friday, Aug. 26, the public is invited to welcome home Fort Benning soldiers who were part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

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    Here’s your chance to celebrate local Olympians! This Friday, Aug. 26, the public is invited to welcome home Fort Benning soldiers who were part of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 

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  • Ft. Benning marksman competes in Olympics Monday

    Ft. Benning marksman competes in Olympics Monday

    Sunday, August 7 2016 8:46 PM EDT2016-08-08 00:46:43 GMT
    (Source: Ft. Benning)(Source: Ft. Benning)

    Specialist Dan Lowe out of Fort Benning will participate in 10-meter air rifle qualifiers Monday morning in Rio. Lowe is one of two members of Team USA participating. It's his first Olympics, and now he's going to compete with the best shooters in the world. 

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    Specialist Dan Lowe out of Fort Benning will participate in 10-meter air rifle qualifiers Monday morning in Rio. Lowe is one of two members of Team USA participating. It's his first Olympics, and now he's going to compete with the best shooters in the world. 

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  • New McBride Elem. School opens on Ft. Benning

    New McBride Elem. School opens on Ft. Benning

    Monday, August 1 2016 6:51 PM EDT2016-08-01 22:51:16 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    School is back in session or about to start for many in the valley. While many are returning to the same school they have known, those on Fort Benning may be attending the new McBride Elementary School on post. 

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    School is back in session or about to start for many in the valley. While many are returning to the same school they have known, those on Fort Benning may be attending the new McBride Elementary School on post. 

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  • Col. David Fivecoat relinquishes command of Airborne and Ranger command Thursday

    Col. David Fivecoat relinquishes command of Airborne and Ranger command Thursday

    Friday, July 1 2016 12:51 PM EDT2016-07-01 16:51:22 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning TV)(Source: Fort Benning TV)

    The distinguished Colonel David Fivecoat has relinquished command of the Airborne and Ranger Training squad at Fort Benning. 

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    The distinguished Colonel David Fivecoat has relinquished command of the Airborne and Ranger Training squad at Fort Benning. 

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  • More than 270 students graduate from WHINSEC on Ft. Benning

    More than 270 students graduate from WHINSEC on Ft. Benning

    Thursday, June 30 2016 6:08 PM EDT2016-06-30 22:08:58 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    More than 270 students from 10 countries are part of the newest class of students to graduate from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC.  

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    More than 270 students from 10 countries are part of the newest class of students to graduate from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation or WHINSEC.  

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  • Ft. Benning Independence Celebration free, open to the public

    Ft. Benning Independence Celebration free, open to the public

    Tuesday, June 7 2016 4:00 PM EDT2016-06-07 20:00:08 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning)(Source: Fort Benning)

    This year’s Independence Celebration will be a two-day event at Fort Benning. It will start with a carnival on Gardner Field (adjacent to York Field) Friday, June 24 from 4-10 p.m. and continue Saturday, June 25 from 3-10 p.m. with the traditional celebration on York Field, which includes tons of great activities and fireworks. 

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    This year’s Independence Celebration will be a two-day event at Fort Benning. It will start with a carnival on Gardner Field (adjacent to York Field) Friday, June 24 from 4-10 p.m. and continue Saturday, June 25 from 3-10 p.m. with the traditional celebration on York Field, which includes tons of great activities and fireworks. 

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  • Ft. Benning hosts Interservice Pistol Championship

    Ft. Benning hosts Interservice Pistol Championship

    Monday, June 13 2016 5:53 PM EDT2016-06-13 21:53:08 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The military's best pistol shooters will be crowned this week on Fort Benning as 57th Annual Interservice Pistol Championship kicked off on Monday. Marksmen from the Army, Army Reserve, National Guard, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard will square off against each other.  

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    The military's best pistol shooters will be crowned this week on Fort Benning as 57th Annual Interservice Pistol Championship kicked off on Monday. Marksmen from the Army, Army Reserve, National Guard, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard will square off against each other.  

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  • Candlelight vigil held at NIM honoring 173rd Brigade

    Candlelight vigil held at NIM honoring 173rd Brigade

    Saturday, June 11 2016 12:38 AM EDT2016-06-11 04:38:20 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A group of Vietnam War veterans held a special reunion outside the National Infantry Museum in Columbus.  Members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade gathered next to their outdoor monument, right on the Memorial Walk of Honor.  

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    A group of Vietnam War veterans held a special reunion outside the National Infantry Museum in Columbus.  Members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade gathered next to their outdoor monument, right on the Memorial Walk of Honor.  

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  • Author Sebastian Junger signs book copies at NIM

    Author Sebastian Junger signs book copies at NIM

    Saturday, June 11 2016 12:13 AM EDT2016-06-11 04:13:30 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Famous Author Sebastian Junger was at the National Infantry Museum on Friday signing copies of his new book, "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging." Junger's others famous books include "The Perfect Storm" and "Restrepo."  

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    Famous Author Sebastian Junger was at the National Infantry Museum on Friday signing copies of his new book, "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging." Junger's others famous books include "The Perfect Storm" and "Restrepo."  

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  • 173rd Airborne Infantry holds cleaning ceremony for monument

    173rd Airborne Infantry holds cleaning ceremony for monument

    Thursday, June 9 2016 9:34 PM EDT2016-06-10 01:34:46 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Vietnam veterans gathered on Thursday at the 173rd Memorial located at the National Infantry Museum to remember the fallen. The veterans held a ceremonial cleaning to help keep the monument in good condition. 

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    Vietnam veterans gathered on Thursday at the 173rd Memorial located at the National Infantry Museum to remember the fallen. The veterans held a ceremonial cleaning to help keep the monument in good condition. 

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  • Dedication held for new 2nd Infantry Regiment monument

    Dedication held for new 2nd Infantry Regiment monument

    Thursday, June 9 2016 6:17 PM EDT2016-06-09 22:17:46 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A ceremony was held at the National Infantry Museum for its newest monument. Vietnam veterans gathered for the unveiling of the Second Infantry Regiment monument.  

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    A ceremony was held at the National Infantry Museum for its newest monument. Vietnam veterans gathered for the unveiling of the Second Infantry Regiment monument.  

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  • Vietnam vet holds book signing for new novel at NIM

    Vietnam vet holds book signing for new novel at NIM

    Thursday, June 9 2016 6:03 PM EDT2016-06-09 22:03:34 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A veteran is recounting his experience in the Vietnam War in his new book. Al Conetto signed copies of "The Hump" at the National Infantry Museum on Thursday.  

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    A veteran is recounting his experience in the Vietnam War in his new book. Al Conetto signed copies of "The Hump" at the National Infantry Museum on Thursday.  

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  • June is PTSD awareness month

    June is PTSD awareness month

    Thursday, June 9 2016 8:48 AM EDT2016-06-09 12:48:24 GMT
    June is recognized as PTSD Awareness Month. (Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)June is recognized as PTSD Awareness Month. (Source: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

    June is recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and at least 8.5 percent of the population will suffer from it in some form during their lifetime.

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    June is recognized as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and at least 8.5 percent of the population will suffer from it in some form during their lifetime.

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  • Ft. Benning to host Renewable Energy Solar Project ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Ft. Benning to host Renewable Energy Solar Project ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Tuesday, May 31 2016 11:09 PM EDT2016-06-01 03:09:17 GMT
    (Source: Fort Benning)(Source: Fort Benning)
    Fort Benning will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Army's largest Renewable Energy Solar Power project in Georgia.  The ceremony will be hosted by Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, commanding general of U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, and takes place at 10:15 a.m. June 1 near Fort Benning's Uchee Creek Campground and Marina.  Ft. Benning will host the ceremony in conjunction with U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Georgia Power and The General Se...More >>
    Fort Benning will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Army's largest Renewable Energy Solar Power project in Georgia.  The ceremony will be hosted by Brig. Gen. Eric Wesley, commanding general of U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, and takes place at 10:15 a.m. June 1 near Fort Benning's Uchee Creek Campground and Marina.  Ft. Benning will host the ceremony in conjunction with U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives, Georgia Power and The General Se...More >>
  • National Infantry Museum recognizes Memorial Day

    National Infantry Museum recognizes Memorial Day

    Monday, May 30 2016 7:32 AM EDT2016-05-30 11:32:06 GMT
    (Source: National Infantry Museum/Facebook)(Source: National Infantry Museum/Facebook)

    The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, normally closed on Mondays, will be open Monday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to commemorate Memorial Day. 

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    The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, normally closed on Mondays, will be open Monday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to commemorate Memorial Day. 

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  • Purple Heart Run stops by National Infantry Museum

    Purple Heart Run stops by National Infantry Museum

    Thursday, May 26 2016 7:11 PM EDT2016-05-26 23:11:10 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    A cross country tour meant to bring awareness to the cost of freedom made a stop at the National Infantry Museum on Thursday. A truck specially outfitted to suit combat wounded veterans is being driven coast to coast by two disabled veterans, who are gathering signatures and messages of support from communities around the country.

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    A cross country tour meant to bring awareness to the cost of freedom made a stop at the National Infantry Museum on Thursday. A truck specially outfitted to suit combat wounded veterans is being driven coast to coast by two disabled veterans, who are gathering signatures and messages of support from communities around the country.

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  • 58 graduate from WHINSEC course on Ft. Benning

    58 graduate from WHINSEC course on Ft. Benning

    Thursday, May 26 2016 6:03 PM EDT2016-05-26 22:03:04 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Fifty-eight officers are now graduates of the WHINSEC courses on Fort Benning. Graduates from 10 countries took part in the ceremony Thursday morning at the Marshall Auditorium, representing all four military branches.  

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    Fifty-eight officers are now graduates of the WHINSEC courses on Fort Benning. Graduates from 10 countries took part in the ceremony Thursday morning at the Marshall Auditorium, representing all four military branches.  

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  • Military Matters: Plan to make women register for draft dropped

    Military Matters: Plan to make women register for draft dropped

    Wednesday, May 18 2016 9:05 AM EDT2016-05-18 13:05:38 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Women may not have to register for the draft after all if the Republicans in the US House of Representatives get their way. 

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    Women may not have to register for the draft after all if the Republicans in the US House of Representatives get their way. 

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  • Olympian shares experiences at Lunch & Lecture program

    Olympian shares experiences at Lunch & Lecture program

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-05-11 21:25:51 GMT
    Thursday, May 12 2016 5:25 AM EDT2016-05-12 09:25:09 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    An Olympian was on hand to speak about his experiences at the Columbus Museum Lunch and Lecture Program on Wednesday. Sergeant First Class Jason A. Parker is currently an international shooter with the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning.  

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    An Olympian was on hand to speak about his experiences at the Columbus Museum Lunch and Lecture Program on Wednesday. Sergeant First Class Jason A. Parker is currently an international shooter with the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning.  

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  • Military Matters: The 2016 Invictus Games

    Military Matters: The 2016 Invictus Games

    Wednesday, May 11 2016 9:45 AM EDT2016-05-11 13:45:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 11 2016 9:45 PM EDT2016-05-12 01:45:07 GMT
    The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Invictus Games/Facebook)The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Invictus Games/Facebook)

    The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

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    The second edition of the Invictus Games is now taking place in Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. 

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  • Military spouses treated to pampering and more on Appreciation Day

    Military spouses treated to pampering and more on Appreciation Day

    Friday, May 6 2016 10:44 PM EDT2016-05-07 02:44:50 GMT
    Saturday, May 7 2016 11:22 AM EDT2016-05-07 15:22:07 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    Friday was the day to celebrate what some call the unsung heroes of America - the wives and husbands of military members. As part of the annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day activities were held on Fort Benning at the Army Community Service Headquarters.

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    Friday was the day to celebrate what some call the unsung heroes of America - the wives and husbands of military members. As part of the annual Military Spouse Appreciation Day activities were held on Fort Benning at the Army Community Service Headquarters.

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  • Military Matters: The Sullivan Cup

    Military Matters: The Sullivan Cup

    Wednesday, May 4 2016 7:51 AM EDT2016-05-04 11:51:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 7:52 PM EDT2016-05-04 23:52:04 GMT
    Army teams are competing all this week on Fort Benning trying to win the coveted Sullivan Cup. (Source: WTVM)Army teams are competing all this week on Fort Benning trying to win the coveted Sullivan Cup. (Source: WTVM)

    Army teams are competing all this week on Fort Benning trying to win the coveted Sullivan Cup.

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    Army teams are competing all this week on Fort Benning trying to win the coveted Sullivan Cup.

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  • Ft. Benning compound dedicated to fallen sergeant

    Ft. Benning compound dedicated to fallen sergeant

    Tuesday, May 3 2016 5:25 PM EDT2016-05-03 21:25:04 GMT
    Wednesday, May 4 2016 5:25 AM EDT2016-05-04 09:25:09 GMT
    (Source: WTVM)(Source: WTVM)

    The 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicated a Reconnaissance and Security Compound to the memory of Sargent 1st Class Lance Cornett by naming the area Camp Cornett on Fort Benning. 

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    The 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicated a Reconnaissance and Security Compound to the memory of Sargent 1st Class Lance Cornett by naming the area Camp Cornett on Fort Benning. 

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  • Teams compete in Sullivan Cup Competition on Ft. Benning

    Teams compete in Sullivan Cup Competition on Ft. Benning

    Monday, May 2 2016 5:37 PM EDT2016-05-02 21:37:20 GMT
    Tuesday, May 3 2016 5:11 AM EDT2016-05-03 09:11:01 GMT
    (Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)(Source: Denise Mosley/WTVM)

    It was time again for Fort Benning to host the semi-annual Sullivan Cup Competition.  The event brings together 16 four-man crews to compete.  They will be tested on their maintenance, driver, gunnery, land navigation and marksmanship abilities as well as their fitness levels and basic soldier skills. 

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    It was time again for Fort Benning to host the semi-annual Sullivan Cup Competition.  The event brings together 16 four-man crews to compete.  They will be tested on their maintenance, driver, gunnery, land navigation and marksmanship abilities as well as their fitness levels and basic soldier skills. 

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  • Military job fair coming to Columbus in May

    Military job fair coming to Columbus in May

    Thursday, April 28 2016 4:37 PM EDT2016-04-28 20:37:30 GMT
    Saturday, April 30 2016 8:37 AM EDT2016-04-30 12:37:07 GMT
    (Source: CivilianJobs.com)(Source: CivilianJobs.com)

    If you’ve served in the military and are looking for a job, you’re in luck.  CivilianJobs.com is hosting a military job fair in Columbus next month. 

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    If you’ve served in the military and are looking for a job, you’re in luck.  CivilianJobs.com is hosting a military job fair in Columbus next month. 

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    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:24 PM EDT2017-03-30 16:24:38 GMT
    (Source: Auburn Police Department)(Source: Auburn Police Department)

    Auburn police have arrested a man on robbery and burglary charges.

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  • SEGMENT: Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

    SEGMENT: Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

    Thursday, March 30 2017 1:02 PM EDT2017-03-30 17:02:38 GMT
    (Source: WTVM File)(Source: WTVM File)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's the story of a Columbus kid who leaves home and eventually becomes the world's first black fighter pilot. You can see it on stage in a play called Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story. Playwright Natalia Naman Temesgen stopped by WTVM to tell us all about it. Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story will be shown at the McClure Theater at the Springer Opera House at the following times: March 30-April 1 at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at 2:30 p.m. April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. ...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – It's the story of a Columbus kid who leaves home and eventually becomes the world's first black fighter pilot. You can see it on stage in a play called Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story. Playwright Natalia Naman Temesgen stopped by WTVM to tell us all about it. Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story will be shown at the McClure Theater at the Springer Opera House at the following times: March 30-April 1 at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at 2:30 p.m. April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. ...More >>
  • UPDATE: Victim ID'd in deadly Phenix City shooting

    UPDATE: Victim ID'd in deadly Phenix City shooting

    Thursday, March 30 2017 12:06 PM EDT2017-03-30 16:06:06 GMT
    (Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)(Source: Rico Mitchell/WTVM)

    The Russell County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Phenix City. 

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    The Russell County Coroner's Office has identified the man killed in a shooting Wednesday night in Phenix City. 

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