Fort Benning’s prestigious Infantry Week competition — in which Ranger teams, mortar crews, hand-to-hand fighters and snipers vie under relentless, combat-like conditions for best-in-their-field honors — will be held here April 14 through 20. The public is invited to attend.
Infantry Week is hosted annually by the U.S. Army Infantry School, part of Fort Benning’s Maneuver Center of Excellence. The MCoE trains and develops the Army’s Infantry and Armor forces, which together make up its maneuver force. The Infantry is the branch of the Army’s ground combat force whose main role is that of the classic “foot Soldier”– troops who fight mainly on foot.
Known for its exacting standards and grueling physical demands, Infantry Week comprises four competitions: Best Mortar Competition, All Army Lacerda Cup Combatives Competition, International Sniper Competition and Best Ranger Competition.