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  • Pentagon bashes New York Times over 'white supremacy' editorial

    05/25/2020 1:09:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Top Pentagon officials late Sunday blasted The New York Times for a Memorial Day weekend editorial that criticized the military for naming bases after Confederate generals. The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” ran in Sunday’s print edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.” The editorial singled out Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and other installations
  • Ex-U.S. soldier, now a double murder suspect, is a hero in Ukraine

    01/02/2020 1:17:14 AM PST · by NorseViking · 16 replies
    Nbc ^ | December 28, 2019 | Kit Ramgopal
    Craig Lang, who is charged with killing a Florida couple in 2018, has become a cause célèbre in the country where he has fought as a mercenary. In the spring of 2015, former U.S. soldier Craig Lang traveled to Ukraine and joined a paramilitary group fighting the Russians. “I never noticed any fear,” said Mamuka Mamulashvili, who commanded Lang in the Georgian Legion. Four years later, Lang is under house arrest in Ukraine. His situation has nothing to do with his conduct inside the eastern European country. Lang is facing charges in the U.S. for allegedly killing a Florida couple...
  • Benning’s 100th Anniversary a History Lesson for Visitors at National Infantry Museum

    02/25/2018 7:45:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Ledger-Enquirer ^ | February 24, 2018 | Ben Wright
    An Army band played patriotic music on the front lawn of the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center Saturday while crowds gathered inside at exhibits for the 100th anniversary of Fort Benning. Called Columbus Salutes the Centennial, the free event featured living history performances, rock climbing , military displays and other equipment to recognize the post that was established as Camp Benning in 1918 to train soldiers during World War I. An estimated 5,000 people were expected during the day for the celebration. Bob Willmschen, 72, was at the Vietnam Memorial Plaza looking for a soldier lost during the Vietnam...
  • The US Army's first ever female infantry officer who could be leading 150 soldiers into battle ..

    04/28/2016 12:32:07 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4-28-16 | Charlie Moore
    Captain Kristen Griest will become America's first ever female Army infantry officer as she graduates from training today. She has completed the Maneuver Captains Career Course at Fort Benning, Georgia, passing a two-month leadership course necessary for holding a command position. Captain Griest has already completed Ranger and Airborne School and could take charge of her infantry unit of about 150 soldiers in Spring next year.
  • Fort Benning police searching for possible armed intruders, shots fired

    05/28/2015 3:43:53 PM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies ^ | 5-28-15 | Paul Gattis
    Shots are believed to have been fired after as many as six people entered the Fort Benning Army base without authorization on Thursday afternoon. The base is located in Columbus, Georgia, near the Alabama line. Fort Benning police are searching for three to five males who may be armed and are believed to be hiding in the woods on the base, according to a Facebook post from Fort Benning. One person who discharged a firearm has been taken into custody, the Facebook post said. The men entered the base in two vehicles, police said. Weapons were recovered from both vehicles....
  • Question about Army Ranger School

    10/10/2011 5:23:09 AM PDT · by panthermom · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 10/10/2011 | Panthermom
    It has been a while since I have been here but y'all always provide the BEST information! My son is currently deployed in Afghanistan. He is in a very remote area, no internet and intermittent phone. I finally talked to him on Saturday and he said his Commander has selected him for Ranger School!!!! 1 of 6 in his Company! He is so excited as it is something he was going to volunteer for after his deployment. His Capt. said he would go to Pre-Ranger training. The only thing he is worried about is the 5 mile run. He has...
  • Investigation under way into threat on Fort Benning

    11/21/2009 1:20:41 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 30 replies · 2,829+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Nov. 21, 2009 | Christian Boone
    Few details emerged Saturday on a reported threat at Fort Benning. Thursday a solider found a suspicious package and a note threatening a massacre similar to the Nov. 5 attack at Fort Hood, Texas, Elsie Jackson, post spokeswoman at Fort Benning confirmed Saturday. The anonymous note and package -- reported by The Army Times as a box of 20 hollow-point bullets -- were found Thursday morning outside a motor pool area at Fort Benning, located near Columbus. "There may be an update Monday," said Jackson Saturday. "But at this time there is an ongoing investigation of the incident." The discovery...
  • 82nd Airborne celebrates 67 years

    08/16/2009 7:43:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 2,275+ views ^ | August 15, 2009 | Roy Parker
    August is a seminal month in the history of the airborne, and especially of the 82nd Airborne Division. Aug. 15, 1942, is the birth date of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions. "Airborne" was already well under way before the magic date 67 years ago when the War Department formally ordered the formation of two divisions of jumpers and glidermen. Battalions of jumpers had been training at Fort Benning, Ga., since 1940, and the high command of the Army was eager to grow the airborne force. By March, a new infantry division, the 82nd, was activated for training at Camp...
  • Marxist Mel's Martyrs

    07/07/2009 11:49:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 1 replies · 339+ views
    Front Page ^ | 7/7/09
    During the 1970s and 1980s, the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), then based in the United Methodist Building on Capitol Hill, vigorously lobbied for Nicaragua's Sandinista regime, the Cuban-style Marxist regime that shot its way to power in 1979. Today, WOLA pretends it is concerned about the rule of law in Honduras after the Honduran Congress and Supreme Court supported removing the leftist president for defying its constitution. WOLA and Jim Wallis' publication Sojourners have teamed up to spin Honduras' defense of its democracy as another example of a U.S.-supported, imperialist military coup. The constitutional coup in Honduras was...
  • Army disciplines sergeants in Jewish soldier case

    10/08/2008 1:36:44 PM PDT · by ansel12 · 22 replies · 665+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Oct 5/ 08 | Chis Reinolds
    Army disciplines sergeants in Jewish soldier case By CHRIS REINOLDS The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday, October 05, 2008 The Atlanta Anti-Defamation League said Sunday it has intervened in the case of a Jewish soldier at Fort Benning who allegedly suffered religious discrimination. At the ADL’s request, Army Pvt. Michael Handman has been moved to another unit. League spokesman Bill Nigut said that in September, Handman wrote to his parents and complained that he had been discriminated against. Two drill sergeants were disciplined in connection with those incidents. Then, on Sept. 24, Handman was attacked and beaten by another soldier. He was...
  • Tiny therapists help wounded soldiers

    07/13/2008 8:24:48 PM PDT · by RDTF · 36 replies · 106+ views
    WALB ^ | July 13, 2008 | Delivrine Registre
    ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Florida woman armed with some puppy love is on her way to lift some soldier's spirits. Kathy Alexander and her 13 pooches hope to bring warm fuzzy feelings to wounded soldiers across the nation. The dogs have been providing pet therapy to nursing homes for over 10 years, but in the next month they will be traveling to military bases across the country. Their first stop is Fort Benning where they hope to bring smiles to the men and woman serving our country. -snip-
  • Kucinich Protests Army Training School (Fort Benning, Ga)

    11/18/2007 6:24:20 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 42 replies · 59+ views
    AP ^ | Nov 18,2007 | HARRY R. WEBER
    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich said Sunday the thinking that went into producing an Army school blamed for human rights abuses in Latin America was the same that led the U.S. to war in Iraq and could cause it to raid Iran. Kucinich was speaking at the 18th annual protest of the school at Fort Benning that trains Latin American soldiers, police and government officials. One of his first acts as president if elected would be to close the school, he said. "The type of thinking that produced this school is the same type of thinking...
  • Prison-Bound Activists Receive Send-Off (Peace-niks who protested at Fort Benning)

    03/15/2005 6:52:50 PM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 5 replies · 471+ views
    NBC 5 Chicago ^ | March 15, 2005 | Mary Ann Ahern
    CHICAGO -- Supporters of two Chicago activists sentenced to prison for disobeying a judge's order while protesting at a Georgia Army base came out to give the pair a send-off. Supporters gathered at Montrose Beach on Tuesday as two activists, Ron Durham and Liz Deligio, prepared to go to prison to serve three-month jail terms, NBC5's Mary Ann Ahern reported. Durham and Deligio were sentenced for their part in protesting at the School for the Americas in Fort Benning, Ga. A judge's order had prohibited protestors from walking on to the Army base. Activists Receive Send-Off "They want to intimidate...
  • Fort Benning annual protest losing momentum.

    11/21/2004 2:22:58 PM PST · by Monterrosa-24 · 20 replies · 1,048+ views
    Friends of WHINSEC, SOA Watch | 21 November 2994 | Self
    The pilgrimage of the human zoo came to the front gates of Fort Benning this weekend just as it does every November. Thousands protest against the training of Latin American officers and NCOs at Fort Benning's Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation. This year we had a God Bless Fort Benning Day counter demonstration that virtually matched the size of the protest. We had Lee Greenwood headline the bill. Columbus Georgia's Jack and Miriam Tidwell were the chief organizers of the effort. We also have a Friends of WHINSEC group which counter punches the propaganda of the Left. Today as...
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (4/13/2005)

    04/13/2005 12:23:48 PM PDT · by Beckwith · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 4/13/2005 | Beckwith
    Kathy Kelly was arrested at Senator Richard Durbin’s office in Chicago, on April 5, along with three other anti-war activists.  The Senate Appropriations Committee is to consider a spending bill on April 6 to provide nearly $80 billion more to fund the war in Iraq.  They sought a pledge from Senator Durbin to vote against the bill. Kelly was informed that that Senator Durbin will vote for the supplemental spending bill.  Kelly and her group then disrupted the operations of the senator's office by reading the names of US soldiers and Iraqi civilians who have lost their lives in...
  • WoT ALERT: Terror U.

    01/22/2005 7:24:00 AM PST · by indcons · 7 replies · 943+ views ^ | January 21, 2005 | Joe Kaufman
    One year ago, I wrote a piece exposing radical Islam within Florida Atlantic University (FAU). My goal was twofold: [1] to bring awareness concerning a growing problem within FAU [2] to push the university to take action so that this problem ceases to exist. Unfortunately, only the first part of my goal was accomplished, as FAU is continuing to allow radicals on its campus, the latest being this Saturday'S (Jan.22, 2005) return engagement of potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, Siraj Wahhaj. The Enemy Thrives at FAU In recent times, a fairly large list of...
  • US-trained Mexican commandos pose threat to authorities

    05/21/2005 6:47:08 PM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 48 replies · 1,445+ views
    KVOA TV Tucson AZ ^ | May 20, 2005, 08:14 PM | Lupita Murillo
    The U.S.-Mexico border is becoming more violent. The feds have been alerted through a memo to law enforcement throughout the southwest, telling them that Mexican commandos are now working for drug cartels. You'll be shocked to learn where the commandos were trained. The memo from the Justice Department warns that Mexican commandos were trained by U.S. forces, but switched sides. They are now using their deadly skills to work for the drug cartels. They were elite forces trained by the U.S. Army at Fort Benning, \Georgia to battle against the powerful drug cartels. They're known as "los zetas," but a...
  • Hero's medals, portrait now at Infantry Museum

    03/05/2005 10:19:27 AM PST · by Lexington Green · 37 replies · 2,505+ views
    Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer ^ | 3/ 5/05 | BY MICK WALSH
    Rick Rescorla helped save thousands before losing his life at World Trade Center In Susan Rescorla's eyes, the very traits that made her late husband a hero on 9/11 were forged on the battlefields of Vietnam almost 40 years ago. "He was a soldier... and a warrior," she whispered, shortly after an Al Reid portrait of Rick Rescorla, an Officer Candidate School Hall of Famer who led more than 2,700 Morgan Stanley employees to safety after terrorists crashed a plane into the World Trade Center, was unveiled Thursday at the National Infantry Museum. "He made one last sweep, as he'd...
  • God Bless Fort Benning Celebration

    11/19/2004 5:48:49 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 14 replies · 1,253+ views
    Saturday, November 20th from 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Columbus Civic Center - Open to the Public this is a FREE event celebrating all military personnel and their families - This event is alcohol free and is a family event - All military personnel will be fed a complimentary meal, all civilians will be fed for a donation - Free concerts featuring Cornbread and Lee Greenwood. Lee Greenwood in Concert! Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum entertainer Lee Greenwood will be performing this year. Click here for more information on Lee Greenwood. - Motorcycle Support Run- all motorcyclists line up at 12:00 noon...
  • Sour note: Music blaring from Fort Benning bothers protesters near post BY

    11/23/2003 8:40:33 PM PST · by BillF · 62 replies · 2,180+ views
    Columbus Ledger-Enquirer (Georgia) ^ | November 23, 2003 | S. Thorne Harper
    With a larger-than-expected first-day crowd at the annual protest of an institute at Fort Benning, tensions amped up Saturday after the Army and protesters engaged in a day of electronic and legal jousting. As protest leaders took to the stage with speeches and music, Fort Benning blared anthems and martial music from loudspeakers positioned just inside its gates, about 50 yards away.SOA Watch, which conducts the annual protest against the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation, called the move a "psychological operation," and said it planned to file suit against the Army."There's a lot of ill will being caused that's...