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New US Army Infantry School CSM welcomed during ceremony

By Jess Dupree, Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 26, 2017) – The Maneuver Center of Excellence and other members of the Fort Benning community recognized the new U.S. Army Infantry School (USAIS) command sergeant major Friday during a change of responsibility ceremony at McGinnis-Wickam Hall. Command Sgt. Maj. Martin S. Celestine assumed responsibility from outgoing

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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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US Army Infantry School welcomes new senior enlisted leader

U.S. Army Infantry School Command Sgt. Maj. Wilbert E. Engram Jr. relinquishes responsibilities as the Infantry School command sergeant major to Command Sgt. Maj. John A. Brady during a ceremony Sept. 19 in Derby Auditorium, McGinnis-Wickam Hall. (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Lindsay Marchello, Bayonet & Saber / The U.S. Army Infantry School held a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 19 in Derby Auditorium. Command Sgt. Maj. Wilbert Engram relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. John Brady. Brig. Gen. Peter Jones, the Infantry School commandant, reflected on the accomplishments of Engram. “Engram has honorably and expertly served not only me but

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National Infantry Association presents 2016 Doughboy Awards

(FORT BENNING, Ga) MG Wesley, BG Jones, Army personnel, civilians, and guests attend the 2016 Doughboy Award Ceremony Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the National Infantry Museum. Mr. Ben F. Williams, Jr, CSM ( R ) Kenneth J, “Rock” Merritt and Gen. ( R ) David Bramlett were honored with the award. (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

By Danielle Davis, Bayonet & Saber / The 2016 Doughboy Award dinner was held Sept. 13 at the National Infantry Museum. Retired Gen. David Bramlett, retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Merritt and Ben E. Williams Jr. were the recipients of this year’s award. Since 1980, the National Infantry Association has presented select individuals with the Doughboy Award for their outstanding

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OCOI honors 2016 Doughboy Award recipients

(FORT BENNING, Ga) MG Wesley, BG Jones, Army personnel, civilians, and guests attend the 2016 Doughboy Award Ceremony Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at the National Infantry Museum. Mr. Ben F. Williams, Jr, CSM ( R ) Kenneth J, “Rock” Merritt and Gen. ( R ) David Bramlett were honored with the award. (Photo by: Patrick A. Albright/MCoE PAO Photographer)

Maj. Gen. Eric J. Wesley, the Maneuver Center of Excellence commanding general, Brig. Gen Jones, the U.S. Army Infantry School commandant, Army personnel, civilians and guests attended the 2016 Doughboy Award Ceremony Sept. 14 at the National Infantry Museum. Mr. Ben F. Williams Jr., retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth J. “Rock” Merritt and retired Gen. David A. Bramlett were honored

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Soldiers train under pressure in stress shoot exercise

Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course students prepare to add weight for a stress shoot to determine how carrying weight influences performance in marksmanship. (Photos by Gerald Williams)

By Gerald Williams, Bayonet & Saber / Soldiers with the Infantry Basic Officer Leaders Course, 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment, Class 08-16, were put to the test as they performed a stress shoot at Simpson Range Sept. 2. According to Dan Georgia, research staff member for the Institute for Defense Analysis, the purpose of the stress shoot was to determine

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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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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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