Category Archives: Readiness

Benning recognizes first graduates of application developer’s program

MSSA graduates, March 2017, pose after recognition ceremony with key supporters.

By Ralph Bremer, ACES-ESS, Fort Benning Education Center / FORT BENNING, Ga. –  The Fort Benning Education Center Career Skills Program, in partnership with the Microsoft Software and Systems Academy, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, hosted a recognition ceremony and reception for transitioning service members who completed an 18-week Cloud Application Developer program. Ten Soldiers and two Sailors, one of who

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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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PHOTO ESSAY – ‘Ma Deuce’ turns 85 and going strong

Ma Deuce   By Patrick Albright, MCoE Command Photographer FORT BENNING, Ga. – The M2 .50 caliber machine gun, affectionately referred to as “Ma Deuce”, was developed in 1932 as a joint effort by the U.S. Army as a heavy barrel ground gun and the U.S. Navy as a water-cooled anti-aircraft gun. The light weight version developed for aircraft and also

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New Fort Benning Wellness Center to focus on “Soldier athlete”

(Fort Benning, Ga) Official ribbon cutting for the Fort Benning Army Wellness Center Grand Opening ceremony, January 30, 2017 on Fort Benning. Left to right: Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, commanding general of the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Shellea Owens, Director, Army Wellness Center, Col. Andrew Hilmes, Fort Benning Garrison Commander, Col. Larry J. McCord, commander, Fort Benning Medical Department Activity and CSM Matthew Brady, Regional Health Command, Atlantic. (Photos by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

Fort Benning Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Fort Benning’s new Army Wellness Center officially opened for business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Jan. 30 featuring remarks from Maj. Gen. Eric Wesley, Commanding General, Fort Benning and the Maneuver Center of Excellence.  The state-of-the-art facility will focus on the Maneuver Performance Triad, a comprehensive fitness strategy emphasizing the performance and

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Maneuver Performance Triad kicks into gear with opening of new Benning Wellness Center

metabolic testing duo

Fort Benning Public Affairs Office / FORT BENNING, Ga. – A new Army Wellness Center on Fort Benning opens Jan. 30 and will focus on the Maneuver Performance Triad to implement a comprehensive fitness strategy that emphasizes the performance and health of Soldiers, family members, trainees and DA civilians. “The (MP3) training, coupled with the grand opening of the Army Wellness Center,

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