Tag Archives: Army Training

Musculoskeletal specialists provide physical training assistance to Soldiers

A physical therapy assistant demonstrates how the Anti-gravity Treadmill is used during an open house event at Martin Army Community Hospital's Physical Therapy Clinic.

By Reginald Rogers, Martin Army Community Hospital PAO / Second in a 2-part series As new recruits train to become Infantrymen and Armor Soldiers at Fort Benning, their level of pre-training fitness is oftentimes a determining factor on how susceptible they are to injuries. Some injuries, depending on its severity, can impact whether or not they finish their training and

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Australian soldiers practice tank recovery skills using the M88A2 HERCULES

Australian soldiers practice recovery of an overturned tank using the M88A2 HERCULES Aug.4. (Photos by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Australian Army soldiers got a welcomed opportunity to train with U.S. Soldiers during the week of Aug. 4 on using the M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System. The M88A2 HERCULES primary purpose is to support the Abrams tank fleet. It is used to recover tanks that are stuck, badly damaged,

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Machine gun training helps develop future squad leaders

Roberto Calderon, a new recruit in the Infantry Advanced Leaders Course, disassembles and reassembles an M240 at a training on Wagner Range Aug 3. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / To help them become better leaders, Soldiers in the Advanced Leaders Course learned to disassemble, reassemble and fire the M240 machine gun Aug. 3 at Wagner Range. Groups of Soldiers cycled through the stations on the range with the objective of successfully mastering the M240. Soldiers were on week three of the five-week

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Tactical athlete care program enables Soldiers to train safely and efficiently

Basic Trainees conduct Buddy Tactical Team training on Sand Hill June 15. (Photo by Patrick A. Albright, MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Desiree Dillehay, Fort Benning Public Affairs / First in a 3-part series The Maneuver Tactical Athlete Care program provides treatment, rehab and injury prevention capabilities to basic training and one-station unit training battalions on Fort Benning. The MTAC program falls under the U.S. Army Medical Command and has twenty full-time athletic trainers embedded with Fort Benning units. MEDCOM officially

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International military student sponsorship builds relationships

International military students and their in-class sponsors discuss cultural differences and similarities before the International Military Student Office presentation July 28 at the Benning Club. (Photo by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The International Military Student Office ensures that every international Soldier feels welcomed at Fort Benning through the Military Sponsor Program. With this program, the international military students are provided with an in-class sponsor to help them understand the U.S. military training environment and get acclimated with American culture. The responsibilities of an in-class

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Are you tough enough to be an officer?

Command Sergeant Major John Dudas takes the time to develop candidates by teaching them machine gun team drill techniques. (courtesy photos)

Capt. Jefferson Davis, U.S. Army Officer Candidate School / Commissioned officers in today’s Army are a diverse, competitive and battle hardened corps. Officers don’t just wear rank, they bear the burden it brings. They excel under pressure, and every decision and action taken by every person under their command is their sole responsibility while building a highly trained cohesive team

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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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UK cadets train with US Soldiers

Cadets from the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps with the Royal Hospital School Combined Cadet Force in the United Kingdom listen to a lesson on avoiding detection in an urban environment July 21 at Lee Field. (Photo by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Twenty-six Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps cadets, from the Royal Hospital School Combined Cadet Force in the United Kingdom, traveled to Fort Benning to learn combat, surveillance and tactical skills July 10 to 23. The 199th Infantry Brigade Officer Candidate School hosted the cadets and the six RHS CCF adult volunteers. Instead of

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IBOLC and ABOLC students collaborate in combined exercise

Bradleys close in on the Patriot Military Operations in Urban Terrain site in the combined competitive maneuver exercise July 20. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Students from the Infantry and Armor Basic Leaders courses were tasked with the objective of seizing or defending the installation at the Patriot Military Operations in Urban Terrain site July 20. “This collaboration is an important part of the IBOLC and ABOLC curriculum,” said Sgt. 1st Class Tony Martinez, 199th Infantry Brigade. “For

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Students coordinate successful attack on Selby Hill village

A Soldier provides cover fire for his squad while they move to seize and occupy an enemy building July 14 at Selby Hill village. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Second lieutenants in the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course successfully coordinated an attack on Selby Hill village July 14 during week 15 of their 17-week training curriculum. According to 2nd Lt. Joseph Van Essche, a student in the class, the exercise objectives were to quickly and efficiently clear three buildings in the surrounding

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