A team from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit has won an international sniper competition. Staff Sgt. Daniel Horner and Spc. Tyler Payne bested 35 teams from around the world to be named the best sniper duo.
Funeral services have been held at Fort Benning for a 92-year-old veteran of three wars. Services for Command Sgt. Basil L. Plumley were held Tuesday at the Infantry Center Chapel on Fort Benning's main post. He died Oct. 10 at Columbus Hospice.
A Georgia-based Army soldier who lost a leg while fighting in Iraq is getting ready to compete at the Paralympics in London. Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson, an Army marksman stationed at Fort Benning, will compete in two rifle events.
One of the Army's top generals based in Georgia is getting ready to retire. A retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. Rodney J. Barham is scheduled for Saturday morning at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning.
There are still seven spots open on the U.S. Olympic shooting team, and trials at Fort Benning could determine who fills them. The shooting team trials are to begin Friday and run through June 12 at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit.
Its soldiers fought in both world wars and in Vietnam, and now the Army's 47th Infantry Regiment is getting a stone monument placed outside the National Infantry Museum in west Georgia. A dedication ceremony was scheduled Thursday at the museum on Fort Benning. Veterans of the unit raised $22,000 to place the marker at the museum's outdoor Walk of Honor.
Fort Benning is scheduled to welcome a new commanding general in June. The Pentagon announced Wednesday it has named Brig. Gen. Herbert R. McMaster Jr. to lead the Army post outside Columbus after he is promoted to major general.
Officials say construction to repair three military buildings damaged by a tornado should be completed by April 15, one year after the storm struck at Fort Benning. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that work crews are repairing Building 5124 and Building 2122, both barracks.
Fort Benning's expansion and a new marketing push have helped increase tourism in Columbus. A Columbus State University study showed the west Georgia city welcomed 1.4 million visitors in the fiscal year that ended last June.