Fort Benning

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Fort Benning,

U.S. army post, 189,000 acres (76,500 hectares), W Ga., S of Columbus; est. 1918. One of the largest army posts in the United States, it is the nation's largest infantry training center and the home of the Army Infantry School.
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After Vietnam Greg was stationed at Ft. Benning, Georgia until his duty ended in August 1966.
Army's Ft. Benning, Georgia, base and the training taking place just outside Columbus.
I commissioned in May 2001 and shipped off to Ft. Benning, Georgia to learn how to be an infantry platoon leader.
[The Pentagon trains foreign military in "anti-insurgency" tactics at schools such as the US Army's School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Georgia. In a further "anti-insurgency" initiative, at Ft.
While in training he was notified that he had been accepted to attend Officer Candidate School, and in July he was assigned to Ft. Benning, Georgia.
Caption: No Mas * Venezuelan Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel (left), in a meeting with religious representatives from the United States, took up the delegation's proposal that Venezuela stop sending soldiers to the School of the Americas (renamed the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) at Ft. Benning, Georgia. During the meeting Rangel called the Venezuelan minister of defense to discuss the feasibility of the request.
Before we left for Vietnam, I gathered all my men on the parade ground at Ft. Benning, Georgia, just like in the movie, and I told them that we're going into battle far from home against a tough enemy on his own turf.
The battalion's commander, General Gustavo Alvarez, was trained at the notorious School of the Americas at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The previous US Ambassador to Honduras, Jack Binns, testified that "Negroponte would have had to be deliberately blind not to know about human rights violations."
Not only was it hot outside, but apparently the covert operators and assassins trained at the US Army School of the Americas (SOA) in Ft. Benning, Georgia were starting to feel the heat as well.