Category Archives: Readiness

WHINSEC hosts Disaster Response Symposium

Panel members answer questions during the at the 3-day symposium on disaster awareness, Fort Benning, Ga., Apr 4. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Charon Camarasa)

By Maj. Charon Camarasa, CGSOC student at WHINSEC / FORT BENNING, Ga. –The Army Command and General Staff Officer Course of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation recently hosted a conference aimed at increasing students’ competencies when coordinating resources during disaster response operations. WHINSEC invited international students from various regional Spanish-speaking countries to attend the integrated CGSOC year-long course at Fort Benning

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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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Multi-domain battle requires non-stovepipe solutions, say leaders

HONOLULU, Hawaii (Army News Service) — During a recent military exercise with Australian soldiers, it took them two hours to establish connectivity with U.S. systems, said Gen. Robert B. Brown. Be it a technology issue or a policy issue, that’s just one small example of the challenge of getting to multi-domain battle, or MDB, a concept that encourages units to

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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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Medics become first to complete new Paramedic course on Fort Benning

Shown are students who completed the first Track II Paramedic course sponsored by Southern Union State Community College, Martin Army Community Hospital, and the Fort Benning Army Continuing Education Center. Front row (l-r) Sgt. Sabrina Hernandez, Sgt, Steve Miller, and Spc. Ryan Asca. Back row (l-r) Sgt. Thomas Werner, 1st Sgt. Richard Pike (instructor), Spc. Zachary Koekenberg, and Spc. David Fletcher (Photo courtesy of Fort Benning Army Continuing Education Center)

Submitted by Hillary Bailey, Fort Benning Education Services Office / FORT BENNING, Ga. – In the late Summer 2015, Sgt. 1st Class Jachen Smith, Martin Army Community Hospital, contacted the Fort Benning Education Center about the need for a local Paramedic program. Smith was passionate about having a program that would benefit the Army with highly-skilled Soldiers, and one that would

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U.S. Southern Command conference focuses on partnerships, joint initiatives with WHINSEC students

Southern Command - HQ

By Maj. Charon Camarasa, Student, Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation / MIAMI, Fla. – U.S. Southern Command staff members visited with students from the Army Command General Staff College of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation during a conference here in early March. The intent of the conference was to communicate to the WHINSEC students the importance of

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75th Ranger Regiment team captures 2017 Best Ranger Competition

(FORT BENNING, Ga) CPT Michael Rose and MSG Josh Horsager pose for the official winner’s photo, holding the iconic Colt .45, M1911 pistol, at the Ranger Memorial, April 10, 2017. (Photos by: Markeith Horace/MCoE Photographer)

By Keith Boydston, Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – The 75th Ranger Regiment team of Capt. Michael Rose and Master Sgt. Josh Horsager captured the 2017 Best Ranger title April 9 after three-days of grueling competition. The team maintained the number one ranking going into the third day after a strong showing overnight and through

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