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FORSCOM general visits 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade

By Megan Garcia, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs Office FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Gen. Robert Abrams, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, visited the newly established 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade stationed on post, Sept. 15. “Right now in terms of force development in the Army, in terms of how we organize

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Garrison commander pledges full support to community educational success

By Megan Garcia, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs Office FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 20, 2017) – The Fort Benning garrison commander and various Soldiers and civilian employees from post participated in the 2017 Greater Columbus Partners in Education Kick-Off Conference at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center in Columbus, Georgia, on Sept. 15. Established in 1987 as

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Task Force 1-28 conducts dismounted live-fire training

Story and photos by Task Force 1-28 FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Soldiers from Destroyer Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 28 Infantry Regiment, trained for dismounted operations as part of their new mission to provide security for the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, Sept. 8. 1st SFAB will go through rigorous certifications in order to train, advise, assist,

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Blood donor for more than 50 years visits Fort Benning to donate platelets

Story and photos by Megan Garcia, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 14, 2017) –Since 1965, 81-year-old Al Whitney has made it his personal goal to save lives one unit of blood at a time. “One day, I just heard a voice that said, ‘Al, you can do more,’” said Whitney, a native of

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Infantry community to honor 2017 Doughboy awardees

By Megan Garcia, Maneuver Center of Excellence / Fort Benning Public Affairs Office   FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 8, 2017) – Service members, family members, and friends are scheduled to gather Sept. 12 at the National Infantry Museum at  Fort Benning, Georgia, during a dinner and ceremony to honor the two newest recipients of the Doughboy Award: retired Gen. William

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