Tag Archives: Airborne & Ranger Training

Auburn baseball team builds camaraderie on Ranger course

The Auburn baseball team peforms sit ups as part of their visit to Fort Benning and Camp Rogers on Oct. 14. (Photo Credit: Markeith Horace)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / FORT BENNING, Ga., (Oct. 19, 2016) — The Auburn University baseball team hurdled obstacles, climbed ropes and crawled through mud on the Ranger Malvesti Confidence Course Oct. 14, on Camp Rogers. “Our coaching staff was looking for a team building exercise for the baseball team this fall,” said Butch Thompson, head coach for

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Fort Benning, local fire departments collaborate for high-line certification

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / The Fort Benning Fire Department hosted local and neighboring fire departments to conduct high-line certification Sept. 21 on Eubanks Field. “We’re trying to get everyone certified as a rescue technician,” said Ryan Earwood, assistant chief for the Fort Benning Fire Department. “All of these guys are existing firemen. They’ve been in the fire

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Fort Benning Soldier wins TRADOC Soldier of the Year

Spc. Kenneth Vice is the TRADOC Soldier of the Year.

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Spc. Kenneth Vice, representing the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, was named the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Soldier of the Year after winning the Best Warrior Competition Sept. 1 at Gammon Field on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Vice will advance to the 15th Annual Army Best Warrior Competition, running from

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Fort Benning, local fire departments partner for rescue operation

The Columbus and Phenix City Fire Departments prepare to set the rescue dummy on the Chattahoochee River during the swiftwater rescue operation July 19. (Photos by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / The Columbus and Phenix City Fire Departments joined with the Fort Benning Air Ambulance Detachment in a swiftwater hoist training exercise July 19 at the City Mills Dam on the Chattahoochee River. According to Maj. Brian Smith, Fort Benning Air Ambulance Detachment, the exercise consisted of a dummy, simulated as an injured civilian,

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Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade welcomes new commander to Benning

Brig. Gen. Peter Jones, Infantry School commandant, passes the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade guidon from outgoing commander, Col. David Fivecoat, to incoming commander, Col. Douglas Vincent, June 30 at Victory Pond. (Photo by Markeith Horace / MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade held a change of command ceremony June 30 at Victory Pond. Col. David Fivecoat relinquished command to Col. Douglas Vincent. Prior to taking command at Fort Benning, Vincent was the Professor of Military Science for the Virginia Military Institute. Brig. Gen. Peter Jones, Infantry School commandant praised

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