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Fort Benning to host annual Independence Celebration, June 23-24

(FORT BENNING, Ga) Soldiers, family and friends enjoy games, rides, food, music and fireworks at the Annual Independence Day Celebration, June 24, 2016 at York Field. (Photo by Patrick Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Bridgett Siter, Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation / FORT BENNING, Ga. – I would argue that the annual Independence Day Celebration on Fort Benning is the single greatest event we host each year, although Oktoberfest makes it a close call. I would also argue (and win) that the Independence Celebration, this year scheduled for June 23-24, is the best event

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Fort Benning marks 242nd Army birthday

  Submitted by Fort Benning Public Affairs Office / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Fort Benning celebrated the Army’s 242nd birthday June 14 with an observance and cake-cutting ceremony, allowing Soldiers to take a few moments from their day to reflect on the Army’s distinguished history. Maneuver Center of Excellence Chief of Staff, Col. Andrew Cole, spoke about the importance of

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Defense Department observes LGBT Pride Month

LGBT Pride month - 2017

Courtesy of Department of Defense / WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is observing June as LGBT Pride Month to recognize DoD’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender service members and civilians. DoD Pride, an employee resource group, is hosting its annual celebration June 12 at the Pentagon. Tolerance and Justice “The struggles, sacrifices and successes among the LGBT community continue to

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Chaplain’s Corner: Tie a knot at end of the rope

By Chaplain (Maj.) Christopher Degn, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / Throughout my life, when I’ve faced challenging or intimidating situations, I’ve noticed the importance of strategically-placed, well-tied knots. “When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelt President Roosevelt (whose personal retreat, by the way – the “Little

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