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By Nate Snook, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs / (FORT BENNING, Ga.) In the last two years, Fort Benning has been at the forefront of gender integrated training and today was no exception. After 17-weeks of immersive training, Soldiers from 5th Squadron, 15th Cavalry Regiment graduated 162 of the newest Cavalry Scouts, here. Among them are the first

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Fort Benning Conducts Scouts-in-Action Live-Fire Demonstration To Kick Off The 2017 Gainey Cup

By Chris Warner, MCoE PAO FORT BENNING, Ga. – The 2017 Gainey Cup kicked off in true Armor fashion with a loud BOOM on May 1, 2017, at Red Cloud Range. For the first time during the competition the Maneuver Center hosted a Scouts-in-Action live-fire demonstration to showcase the vehicle platforms and lethal capabilities Cavalry Scouts bring to the battlefield.

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Fort Benning welcomes new Armor School Commandant

Brig. Gen. John S. Kolasheski relinquishes responsibility as the Armor School Commandant, U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence, to Brig. Gen. David A. Lesperance, April 13, 2017. (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

MCoE Public Affairs Office / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Brig. Gen. David Lesperance became the 51st Chief of Armor and Deputy Commanding General (Armor), Maneuver Center of Excellence, in a change of responsibility ceremony April13 in the Benning Club. Lesperance succeeded Brig. Gen. John Kolasheski. Lesperance graduated from Portland State University in 1989 and was commissioned an Armor Officer. His first

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Fort Benning graduates first women Armor officers

Students from the Armor and Infantry Basic Leader courses train for their future careers and develop realistic tactical skills during a combined competitive maneuver exercise at the Fort Benning Good Hope Training Area November 16, 2016. The first 13 women Armor officers graduated Dec. 1 from the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning. (Photos by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

  By Keith R. Boydston / Fort Benning Public Affairs FORT BENNING, Ga.—Capping off 19 weeks of intense training on tank platoon weapon systems, combined arms maneuver and security tactics, 65 officers, including the first 13 women, graduated Dec. 1 from the U.S. Army Armor Basic Officer Leader Course at Fort Benning. “Today’s gender-integrated graduation represents an important personal and

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