Fort Benning News

  Military Matters: Ft. Benning drill sergeants cleaning up storm damage

In the past two decades, the local House of Heroes has had more than 17,000 volunteers, honoring more than 900 military veterans and/or their spouses with home repairs and improvements, but for the first time ever, a team of Fort Benning drill sergeants are working with the non-profit, showing a sof

  Fort Benning kicks off second annual Best Mortar Competition

  Fort Benning gearing up for second annual Infantry Week

  Military Matters: Ft. Benning gives first look at new combat fitness test

  Military Matters: New movie and art at National Infantry Museum

Ft. Benning’s Northside After Hours Clinic to move to new location

  Military Matters: Fort Benning commanding general breaking racial barriers

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  Ft. Benning commanding general discusses the post’s 100-year history

  Military Matters: Army veterans with hearing loss sue earplug manufacturer

Fort Benning investigating death of soldier

Fort Benning taking preventative measures against strep after multiple soldiers infected

  Fort Benning holding prescribed burns over the weekend

Suicide rates among Marines, Navy reached 10-year high in 2018

  House Bill 7 could eliminate state income tax for retired Georgia veterans

Changing how retired military receive their benefits, that could happen through a new bill in the Georgia House of Representatives. It would exclude retired veterans from paying state income tax in the Peach State.

  Fort Benning hosts national junior rifle competition

Fort Benning host national junior rifle competition.

  Transgender ban has no impact on current military personnel

The Supreme Court upheld President Donald Trump’s transgender ban Tuesday.

Veteran denied surgery for rare condition that causes constant pain, severe weight loss

After almost a decade of tests with the VA, the veteran sought outside care, but when he found a possible treatment, he was denied surgery twice.

  Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery participating in Wreaths Across America

  Family and friends welcome Ft. Benning soldiers back home from deployment

  Robins Air Force Base turns former Publix into training center

  Secretary of the U.S. Army visits Ft. Benning

  100+ soldiers deployed in Afghanistan return to Ft. Benning

  Ft. Benning celebrates German and Italian Day at Main Post Cemetery

A Vietnam veteran died with no family, so other vets stepped up to remember him

The community also provided the funeral home with the proper paperwork to ensure the Marine veteran got military honors at the service.

  Healing 4 Heroes helping veterans transition with trained service dogs

Healing 4 Heroes is a non-profit group in Atlanta who trains service dogs for veterans for free, helping them with their transition out of the military.

11 Chattahoochee Valley brothers serve more than 150 years in the military

Eleven of the Davis brothers all made the choice to serve in the military at some point during their lives.

Fox NFL Sunday to broadcast live from York Field at Fort Benning

Fox NFL will broadcast live from York Field on Fort Benning on November 11 at 11 a.m.

  Korean War soldier, Columbus native laid to rest in Fort Benning

The remains of a Korean War soldier from Columbus has made it home.

  With evidence of Russian buildup in European foothold, US military is at the ready

With concern that Russia is upgrading its capabilities at NATO’s doorstep, the U.S. is increasingly on guard.

Medal of Honor awarded to Sgt. Maj. John Canley, who saved fellow Marines during Vietnam battle

Canley fended off numerous attacks during the Battle of Hue and repeatedly charged across fire-swept battle grounds to take wounded marines to safety.

Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson becomes first woman to lead largest command in US Army

The command Richardson will lead, United States Army Forces Command, is composed of 776,000 soldiers.

  Annual Ft. Benning sniper competition kicks off for the eighteenth year

Over the course of the week, Fort Benning is hosting their annual sniper competition where soldiers from all over the world come to find out who the best team is.

Pentagon reveals cyber breach of travel records

The Pentagon says there has been a cyber breach of Defense Department travel records that compromised the personal information of military and civilian personnel

  Fort Benning Ranger arrested for rape in Auburn

Auburn police arrested a man from Fort Benning for rape on Monday, October 1.

Columbus native keeping the Navy wing flying with his service

A 2007 Kendrick High School graduate and Columbus, GA native is keeping the Navy’s wing flying with his service.

  Ft. Benning soldiers deliver donations to Ronald McDonald House Charities by ruck march

The brigade delivered donations of canned goods and supplies they’ve been collecting since June.

  SPECIAL REPORT: Fort Benning officials react to lead exposure cases on post with town hall

SPECIAL REPORT: Fort Benning officials react to lead exposure cases on post with town hall

‘Lowest level of humanity’: Man allegedly urinates on flags in veterans cemetery

Police are investigating, and the mayor says he’s confident anyone found guilty will be held “fully responsible for these despicable actions.”

  Army ranger dies in vehicle accident during training at Fort Benning

An Army Ranger died Friday during training at Fort Benning.

  2018 Maneuver Warfighter Conference held at Ft. Benning

The Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCOE) at Fort Benning hosted the 2018 Maneuver Warfighter Conference Tuesday. T

  Ft. Benning soldier dies following 'apparent insider attack' in Afghanistan

A Fort Benning soldier died in Afghanistan Monday in an apparent insider attack, according to the Department of Defense.

Fort Benning to host Oktoberfest starting Oct. 19

Oktoberfest is returning to Fort Benning on October 19 – 21.

  UPDATE: Fort Benning responds to reports of lead at military housing

U.S. Senator David Perdue is seeking answers after reports of dangerous lead levels at Fort Benning.

Fort Benning celebrates 78th National Airborne Day

Fort Benning celebrated its 78th National Airborne Day on Thursday.

  Military Matters: Pay raise coming for members of the military

Men and women in uniform are a month and a half away from their largest pay increase in almost a decade.

  GA Army National Guard actively recruiting

The Army National Guard is actively recruiting.

  National Infantry Museum celebrates Fourth of July with Freedom Fest

In the spirit of our nation's 242nd year of independence, people pulled out their best red, white and blue for this year's Freedom Fest at the National Infantry Museum.

  Veterans complain about waiting in line in the heat at Columbus' Veterans Services Office

Several Veterans in Columbus are complaining about long lines and the conditions at a local office where they go for assistance News Leader 9 received calls from veterans waiting in line outside of this office you see behind me, the Georgia Department of Veteran Services.

  Fort Benning introduces 59th Commandant of US Army Infantry School

There is a new leader taking over the infantry school at Fort Benning. Brigadier General David M. Hodne will now serve as the 59th Commandant of the U.S. Army Infantry School after a ceremony Friday at the Benning Club Post.

  Military Matters: Army reserve soldiers gear up for battle

It's said that an army is only as good as its training, which means preparing for combat is often more important than actually being in the battle itself.

  Fort Benning welcomes new Commander for Airborne and Ranger Training

July 24 is a day of change at Fort Benning as the post welcomes a new Commander for Airborne and Ranger Training.

Fort Benning Family and MWR helping active duty families by giving school supplies

Fort Benning Family and MWR is hosting the annual Back to School Bash on July 27. The event will begin at 9 a.m. and last until noon

  Military Matters: Young female soldiers taking charge of ammunition

There is a wonderful patriotic song from World War II called 'Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.'

  Fort Benning names 9-year-old honorary command sergeant

Eli Wilson, a 9-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome, was named an honorary command sergeant major during his visit to Fort Benning on Thursday, July 26. According to Wayne Smith, Wilson's grandfather, Wilson strongly admires the Army and told his grandfather he wanted to meet a sergeant.