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Fort Benning graduates first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training

(FORT BENNING, Ga.) – U.S. Army Infantry soldiers-in-training assigned to Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, begin their first day of Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT) February 10, 2017, on Sand Hill.Some names obscured for personnel security. (Photo by Patrick A. Albright, Maneuver Center Photographer)

By Christopher J. Warner, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs / FORT BENNING, Ga. – Over the last 18-months, the U.S. Army at Fort Benning has trained and graduated its first female Ranger course students, its first female Armor officers, and on Friday the Army graduated its first gender-integrated Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT). After 14 challenging weeks of learning

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Best of 2016 – Basic trainees tackle Confidence Course

FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Earlier this summer, in June 2016, basic trainees from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, carefully maneuvered as a platoon through several obstacles on the Confidence Course on Sand Hill. The Confidence Course requires the skills to overcome multiple obstacles to include climbing towers, swinging across monkey bars, scaling cargo nets, navigating around barbed wire, etc ... (Cover photo by: Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

FORT BENNING, Ga. — Earlier this summer, in June 2016, basic trainees from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, carefully maneuvered as a platoon through several obstacles on the Confidence Course on Sand Hill. The Confidence Course requires the skills to overcome multiple obstacles to include climbing towers, swinging across monkey bars, scaling cargo nets, navigating

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Best of 2016 – One day in the life of basic trainees

(FORT BENNING, Ga) Basic trainees from E Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, carefully maneuver as a platoon through several obstacles on the Confidence Course June 07, 2016, on Sand Hill. The confidence course consists of multiple obstacles, including climbing towers, swinging across monkey bars, scaling cargo nets, and slide past barbed wire, etc.

FORT BENNING, Ga. — The United States Army conducts Basic Combat Training at Fort Benning to educate, train and inspire volunteers to become fit, motivated and disciplined Soldiers who embody the seven Army Values, are confident in their Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills, and are resilient members of a the U.S. Army team … More than 114,000 Soldiers pass through Fort Benning

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Soldiers master the fundamentals during live fire buddy exercise

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Junior enlisted Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment trained in a live fire buddy exercise Aug. 18 at Malone Range. Capt. Charles Smith, C Company commander, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, said for the exercise that Soldiers would train with the M4 rifle. In the training scenario, two Soldiers moved across a

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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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Conjunctivitis outbreak limited to Fort Benning’s training population

An illustration of an eye with an infected conjunctiva.

By Reginald Rogers, Martin Army Community Hospital PAO / With a recent outbreak of conjunctivitis, health officials at Fort Benning are urging the community to take proper precautions to ensure this infection does not spread further throughout the community. Conjunctivitis, or “pink eye,” as it is commonly called, is a highly contagious condition that causes irritation of the conjunctiva, the

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Soldiers overcome training challenges through teamwork

Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, move toward their objective point as part of their weeklong field training exercise July 3-8. (Photos by Lindsay Marchello)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Soldiers of B Company, 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, participated in a weeklong field training exercise July 3-8, as a culmination of their basic training. The Soldiers performed several types of operations, including squad attacks, ambushes and patrol base activities throughout the day and night. Despite some interference from a few thunderstorms, the

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New recruits demonstrate skills with hand grenade training

During a hand grenade portion of basic training, soldiers in D Company, 2nd Battalion, 19th Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, practice the appropriate stance for grenade throwing June 9 on Sand Hill. (Photos by Markeith Horace/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Basic trainees seeking to become Infantrymen focused on hand grenade training June 9 at the Malone Complex on Fort Benning. During the six-hour course, trainees were briefed on hand grenade operation, how to hold a hand grenade, how to correctly throw a hand grenade and how to kneel after one is thrown. The training

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