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Training usually done on simulators was brought to life when lieutenants of the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course were issued live rounds to take part in training at the Malone Range Complex as part of the IBOLC joint firepower week.
Three Soldiers assigned to U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) won a gold medal, two silver medals and two Olympic quotas at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, July 10-26."The Army and the United States achieved exceptional results at the Pan American Games. These Soldiers and the rest of the U.S. Team are working hard," said Lt. Col. Bret Tecklenburg, USAMU commander."The results of this hard work showed at the Games. Next up is the World Cup in Gabala, Azerbaijan, where Soldiers from America's Army will continue to make us proud on their path to the 2016 Olympics."
The Army Community Services held a multi-themed birthday July 24 to celebrate serving the military and their Families for 50 years."Our goal was to set up a system to where we could encourage (military) Families to become self-sufficient and thrive in the Army lifestyle," said Nicole Heller, Mobilization and Deployment specialist.While the actual birthday falls on July 25, Heller said the celebration was held at a time when people could easily attend. For the celebration, each program within ACS chose a different fairy tale or children's book theme for their booth and offered prizes, games, informational material and treats to visiting patrons.
About 45 minutes from the main entrance to Fort Benning stands the perfect place for a day trip - Pine Mountain, Georgia, and its many trails.A few weeks ago my husband and I began looking for more outdoor activities that were dog friendly; with the weather finally warming up, we wanted more places to take our almost 100-pound puppy, Apollo, so he could let out some of his pent up energy. We found out about the Pine Mountain trails from a friend at the on-post dog park, and decided to give it a try.