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A True Band of Brothers Honored for Service : Commemorative pavers celebrate 11 brothers’ 158 years in uniform

Columbus, Ga. (August 23, 2017) – Phenix City, Alabama, resident LeBronze Davis and his family will celebrate 158 years of military service when they gather for a unique family reunion at the National Infantry Museum on Labor Day. Sixteen children were born to Ben and Hattie Davis on a farm in Wetumpka, Alabama – 13 boys and 3 girls. Their

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New mobile-friendly arrives in August

By Chris Horne, DeCA web team FORT LEE, Va. – will have a new look come early August, with an updated and mobile-friendly design that gives patrons easier access to benefit information and sales events from their smartphone or tablet. “Over half of our patrons already use their mobile devices for accessing our current website,” said Ronald Kelly, chief of

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Annual Hunting, Fishing and Recreation Open House Set for Aug 24

Bridgett Siter, Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation / FORTBENNING, Ga. – In 1922, Fort Benning hunting and fishing officials reminded Soldiers that they could only fish with hook and line; killing fish with poison, India berries, guns, grenades or other explosives was prohibited, they said.   In 1938, they expanded on that guidance with more thorough guidelines

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Merrill’s Marauders to honor their World War II Commanders

Merrill’s Marauder, Gilbert Howland, a World War II, Korea and a two-tour Vietnam veteran, who was inducted into the Ranger Hall of Fame in June, points to his Hall of Fame citation displayed in the Fort Benning Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade headquarters. (Courtesy photo)

By Jonnie Melillo Clasen, Merrill’s Marauders liaison officer Daughter, Merrill’s Marauder Vincent Melillo / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Seventy-three years after their top-secret mission in the China Burma India Theater, two of the 18 surviving Merrill’s Marauders will honor their World War II commanders by placing wreaths on their grave sites Aug. 4 at West Point. Merrill’s Marauders, Robert “Bob”

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MCoE Bids Farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny

By Shan Ogletree, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs / (FORT BENNING, Ga.) Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny relinquished authority as the Maneuver Center of Excellence Command Sergeant Major in a Farewell Ceremony at the Benning Club.   It was an opportunity to say good-bye to his friends in the Fort Benning community. “It’s good to see your friends

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Red, White, Blue and Green: How Creativity is Good for Country and Conservation

By: Deron Davis, Executive Director, The Nature Conservancy in Georgia / (FORT BENNING, Ga) One of the keys to an effective partnership is agreeing upon shared objectives. The Nature Conservancy in Georgia is proud to partner with many organizations and agencies. Trees Atlanta, Park Pride, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Forestry Commission, the U.S.

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2017 Ranger Hall of Fame

By Nate Snook, MCoE PAO / (FORT BENNING, Ga.) The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade and the 75th Ranger Regiment held the 2017 Ranger Hall of Fame induction ceremony Wednesday at the Maneuver Center of Excellence, McGinnis-Wickam Hall, in Marshall Auditorium. The Rangers honored are:  Sgt. Maj. Tyrone J. Adderly, Command Sgt.Maj. Frank G. Ashe, 1st Sgt. Herbert M. Baugh,

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