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Fort Benning SFL-TAP hosts first Facebook “live” hiring event

SFL-TAP Virtual job fair 4-27-2017

By Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Fort Benning Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance team hosted its first ever Facebook live hiring event April 27, and it’s possibly the first time this Facebook technology has been leveraged by any SFL-TAP Center in the U.S. Army to connect transitioning Soldiers with prospective employers. Fort Benning’s

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Sen. Perdue hosts Georgia Military Community Advisory Board

Perdue-Georgia Military Advisory Council

Courtesy of  Lesley Fulop, Press Secretary, Sen. David Perdue / ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, met with leaders from each of Georgia’s military communities May 9 to discuss how the state’s military bases can better work together to further strengthen Georgia’s contribution to our national defense. “This meeting was

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Have you been Uptown in Downtown?

Commentary by Christopher J. Warner, MCoE Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Have you ever been sitting around the house wondering what there is to do during after-duty hours in the Fort Benning and Columbus, Georgia area? My wife and I always have this conversation when Friday comes around. I have lived in the Columbus and Fort Benning area

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Oldest surviving Merrill’s Marauder dies at 100

Pilcher in 2014 after being presented with an award for his leadership in Civil Affairs

By Jonnie Clasen / MCCLEAN, Va. – Retired Maj. Gen. Milton A. Pilcher, 100, died peacefully on Easter Sunday in Virginia. He was the oldest living original Merrill’s Marauder. Pilcher served as a communications officer with Merrill’s Marauders and the Mars Task Force for 18-months in the China Burma India Theater. “My brother and his wife, and my husband

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Georgia Senator introduces legislation to protect Purple Heart

Purple Heart

Courtesy of  Lesley Fulop, Press Secretary, Sen. David Perdue / WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) is leading an effort to protect the Purple Heart and stop second-hand dealers from profiting on the sacrifices of America’s war heroes. “Many Purple Heart medals are lost and stolen from the original recipient or their family members,” said Perdue. “It is

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Fort Benning HR Director retires after 45-years of service

Karen Perkins, Director, Human Resources for the Installation Management Command, presents the Eagle award to James Brinson, Director, Fort Benning Human Resources, during his retirement ceremony March 29 in the Benning Club on Fort Benning. Brinson retired after 45-years of government service.

Submitted by the Fort Benning Directorate of Human Resources / FORT BENNING, Ga. – After 45-years of dedicated service that was marked by an illustrious military and civilian career of ground-breaking accomplishments, James Brinson, the Fort Benning Director of Human Resources, retired March 29 in a ceremony in the Benning Club. Born in Savannah, Ga., Brinson began his distinguished career

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