It was a tradition for 10 years, people or teams running or bicycling from Savannah to Columbus or vice versa, while raising money to help organizations, including local military veterans, but the hiatus for the event was extended thanks to COVID-19.
Testing their communication and war-fighting skills on Fort Benning, the Security Forces Assistance Brigade or 1st S-FAB is getting ready for a deployment later this year to South America, to help more foreign partners.
After walking thousands of miles across America, the same small group of military veterans is on a new mission, which includes Alabama and Georgia, raising money and awareness for vet homelessness, suicides, and more.
Before and after the election, the military has been focused on their job of defending our country while also stepping in to help with the coronavirus pandemic, including a rollout of a future COVID-19 vaccine.
Recently, President Trump outlined a national plan to address the 6,000 suicides every year by U.S. military veterans. To help with this crisis, groups partnered for an event in East Alabama to help vets fight their problems.
On the heels of nationwide protests against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd, U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy is reportedly open to renaming military bases named after Confederate generals, which includes Fort Benning.
“The intent is to modify the culture in the Army and to really try to create warrior athletes who have that physical strength, agility to perform any number of tasks, some combat related, some not combat related."