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Retired Command Sgt. Maj. helps others find peace through horses

Austin Jones, a Boy Scout with Troop 69 out of Columbus, Gal., pets "Scout" during a visit to The Warrior Outreach Ranch March 11, 2017. Warrior Outreach Ranch is a nonprofit organization for veterans and family members to relax and unwind through equine therapy. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Maj. Michelle Lunato/released)

By Maj. Michelle Lunato, 98th Training Division (IET) Public Affairs Officer/ FORT BENNING, Ga. – Life can be full of stress that is unavoidable. From the irritation of dealing with road-raging drivers to the anxiety of coping with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome, it can be a lot to handle. Of course, stress and PTSD are not always limited to veterans alone.

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2-47 Infantry partners with McBride Elementary to Read Across America

Spc. Robert Macklin, 2-47 Infantry Battalion, reads to a group of McBride Elementary students Feb. 27 during Read Across America Week.

By 1st Lt. Breona R. Moses, S-1, 2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment / FORT BENNING, Ga. – McBride Elementary School and Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion 47th Infantry Regiment partnered recently to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Read Across America Week. Thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers across the country participate in Read Across America Week each year in

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Fort Benning partners with CVCC for scholarship opportunity

College Graduation photo

Fort Benning Education Services / FORT BENNING, Ga. – In partnership with Chattahoochee Valley Community College (CVCC), the Fort Benning Education Center is awarding a $12,000 scholarship that covers up to two years at CVCC. The deadline is Wednesday, March 22, 2017, so do not miss out on this opportunity. Stop by the Fort Benning Education Center for an application.

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Chaplain awarded Soldier’s Medal for bravery

Fort Benning Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – While serving as the on-call chaplain Feb. 28, 2015, Chaplain (CPT) Matthew Christensen prevented the suicide of one Soldier and saved the life of another. Chaplain Christensen selflessly responded to a situation where an intoxicated Soldier was armed with multiple knives and machetes creating a serious threat. Christensen was eventually taken

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Fort Benning DEERS manager aims to make a difference

Taheesha Chapman, right, the lead clerk and site manager for the Fort Benning Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, assists a customer during a recent business day.

By Grisella James, Special Projects and Social Media, Fort Benning Human Resources /   FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Fort Benning ID Card Facility has the important mission of serving one of the largest military communities in the Army. Besides taking care of active duty Soldiers (from all services), they have the responsibility to serve family members, Department of the

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Fort Benning, Fort Polk partner for live virtual hiring event

Transitioning Soldiers from Fort Benning and Fort Polk Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Programs participated in the first combined virtual hiring event Feb. 27 via facebook live.

Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Fort Benning SFL-TAP, Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The Fort Benning Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program hosted 27 transitioning Soldiers Feb. 27 for our first Watch / Connect Party where we tuned into a Fort Polk hiring event live on Facebook. These parties, featuring live broadcasts, allow our transitioning Soldiers to connect

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Fort Benning SFL-TAP hosts first employer tour of 2017

SFL-TAP employers tour - tank

Bruce W. Derdoski Jr., Transition Services Specialist / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Prospective employers braved cold and windy conditions Jan. 27 at the Rangers in Action demonstration at Victory Pond as two transitioning Soldiers fielded questions from the employers about the skills Soldiers learn during their training at Fort Benning. Employers were given the opportunity to observe the Rangers in Action

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