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World War II veteran praises great-grandson at graduation

World War II veteran, Arnold Lanes Moe, places a patch on great-grandson Hunter Rommes, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, for his basic training graduation. (Photo by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / World War II veteran Arnold Lanes Moe, age 91, greeted his great-grandson Pvt. Hunter Rommes, 1st Battalion, 50th Infantry Regiment, with applause and cheers following Hunter’s graduation from basic training. “It’s nice to have a great-grandson who helps represent all of the values America stands for, as I did, during my time of

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Chaplain Corps celebrates 241st anniversary

Col. Schaefer, Donald Sando and SFC Washington performed the ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the 241st chaplain corps anniversary for the cake cutting celebration July 25 in McGinnis-Wickam Hall. (photo by Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Chaplain (Capt.) Brad Kattelmann, STB, 75th Ranger Regiment / Father, chappy, padre, chaps, preacher, rabbi, imam – each of these is a familiar name for the man or woman responsible for providing the religious support to our nation’s Army. Since the Independence War, chaplains have served alongside our fighting forces in every American conflict. They have walked the miles

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Tuskegee Airman promotes granddaughter to major

Maj. Monica Flowers, center, poses for a photo with uncles Robert, left, and Dr. Eric Sheppard, 2nd from left. Also pictured at the promotion ceremony is Flowers' aunt Carrie See Yuen, third from right, her sister, Maryanne Riordan, D.D.S., second from right, and her grandfather, retired Master Sgt. James Sheppard. (Photo by Jenna Hughes, MACH PAO)

By Jenna Hughes, Martin Army Community Hospital Public Affairs / Newly promoted Maj. Monica Flowers, who works as a nurse at Fort Benning’s Martin Army Community Hospital, had the pleasure of pinning on her new rank July 11 and expanding her family’s rich military heritage all in one ceremony. Her grandfather, Master Sgt. James Sheppard, a Tuskegee Airman, World War

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316th Cavalry Brigade praised during unit change of command ceremony

Col. Thomas Feltey, incomming commander of the 316th Cavalry Brigade, praises the Calvary Brigade for its accomplishments July 7 at the Brave Rifles Field. (Photos by Patrick Albright / MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Col. William Thigpen relinquished command of the 316th Cavalry Brigade July 7 to Col. Thomas Feltey at Brave Rifles Field on Harmony Church. “(Col. Thigpen) has set the priority as readiness, enabling this organization to be the facility or plant where we can send our leaders through to become functionally trained or technically

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926th Medical Detachment returns home

Staff Sgt. Kemoy Simpson, top left, Staff sgt. Apryl Burnham, Sgt. Joshua Lane, Sgt. Xavier Pagan, Maj. Christopher Hinnerichs, bottom left, and Spc. Steven Kalinowski from the 926th Medical Detachment pose for a photo at their redeployment ceremony June 30 in Derby Auditorium. (Photo by Markeith Horace / MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The Fort Benning community welcomed back the 926th Medical Detachment with a redeployment ceremony June 30 in Derby Auditorium. Before returning to Fort Benning, the 926th Medical Detachment was deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. The unit uncased their colors to signify their operational readiness at their new station. “We

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198th Infantry brigade ceremony recognizes change in leadership

(FORT BENNING, Ga) Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, commanding general, Maneuver Center of Excellence, passes the brigade colors to col. Kelly D. Kendrick, left, as Col. Richard F. Timmons II, righ, relinquishes command of the 198th Infantry Brigade June 28. (Photos by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Families and friends gathered at Inouye Field June 28 to recognize the accomplishments of outgoing commander Col. Richard F. Timmons II as he relinquished command of the 198th Infantry Brigade to Col. Kelly D. Kendrick. “Col. Timmons is a seasoned, mature and wise commander,” said Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, commanding general of

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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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