Fort Benning News

  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.

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.