Tag Archives: Public Private Partnerships

JIDA challenge aims to counter enemy IED in culverts

Industry vendors are allowed to use any type of robots they can in order to safely locate mock improvised explosive devices in the JIDA challenge Sept. 13-21.

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Agency challenge Sept. 13-21 tested industry vendor equipment from around the U.S. in order to counter enemy improvised explosive devices in culverts at Fort Benning. Jesse Smith, a JIDA representative, explained that culverts are creeks or streams that run under roads to prevent flooding. He stated that terrorists often

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Atlanta Falcons hold 9/11 pregame memorial, honor 15th anniversary

Soldiers from Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 54th Infantry Regiment, unfurl the American flag during the singing of the national anthem. (Photos by Capt. Ken Woods)

By Capt. Ken Woods, Fort Benning Public Affairs / On the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the Atlanta Falcons opened their NFL season at the Georgia Dome against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a special pregame ceremony honoring those who lost their lives, the military members and first responders who rose up and the family members of

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Industry, Army leaders collaborate on future combat development

The Mobile Protected Firepower Industry Day brought industry and Army leaders together Aug. 9 in Derby Auditorium to discuss combat development and requirements, including upgraded combat vehicles, such as the ground mobility vehicle 1.1 prototype pictured here. (Photos by Patrick A. Albright / MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The Mobile Protected Firepower Industry Day, hosted by the Maneuver Center of Excellence, Aug. 9 in Derby Auditorium brought industry and Army leaders together to talk directly about combat development and requirements. “This was the first time this has been done,” said Col. William Nuckols, director of the Mounted Requirements Division. Industry days

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Atlanta Falcons host military appreciation day at training camp

Football presented to Fort Benning on Atlanta Falcons Military Appreciation Day Aug 14., 2016. (Photo by Capt. Ken Woods, MCoE photographer)

By Capt. Ken Woods, Fort Benning Public Affairs / The Atlanta Falcons hosted a military appreciation day at their training facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, Aug. 14 in a continuation of Fort Benning’s community outreach and the NFL’s salute to service military outreach. The event, which was open to all active, reserve or retired members of the military and their

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Atlanta Falcons Team With Fort Benning To Show Military Appreciation

Falcons fans gather together during Military Appreciation Day Aug. 14 at Flowery Branch. (Photo by Capt. Ken Woods, MCoE photographer)

The Atlanta Falcons teamed up with Fort Benning for a Military Appreciation Day practice Aug. 14 at Flowery Branch where service members were invited to an open practice, which included the Maneuver Center of Excellence Army Band and a jump by the famous Silver Wings parachute team. To read more about the event, check out this article by Capt. Ken

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New cell towers will expand coverage

cell phone signal and tower image

Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / Five new cell towers that will improve communication around post and the surrounding Columbus area are currently being erected around Fort Benning. “Municipal Communications came to us with a proposal,” said George Steuber, the Fort Benning deputy garrison commander. “They said, ‘Look, we understand that the cell phone coverage on the installation and the

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