FORT BENNING, Ga., (March 4, 2015) — After learning the fundamentals during the two-week Level I of the Master Marksmanship Training Course, students are ready to advance to Level II – short-range marksmanship.
FORT BENNING, Ga., (Feb. 25, 2015) — “I will be sure, always.” The riggers of E Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, live by this motto, and having provided 73,000 parachutes to support Fort Benning and all the Airborne points of instruction that were conducted in fiscal 2014, they are not the only ones whose life work depends on it.
Cpl. Erica Gunter, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, or 2-4th FA, recently made history when she was promoted to corporal and assigned as a Multiple Launch Rocket System, or MLRS, launcher chief, a position usually held by a staff sergeant.
Excellence is a word that is often heard when describing Fort Rucker and the Soldiers the installation trains year after year, but that excellence wouldn’t be possible without the instructors who train these future Aviators. Fort Rucker honored five Soldier instructors and two civilian instructors during the 2014 Instructor of the Year ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum.
Like many other Soldiers, Pvt. Bakim Lewis joined the Army to continue the family tradition of representing the United States — although he does so in a slightly different way than his father.
Lewis, who graduated from Basic Combat Training with the 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment, Feb. 5, is the grandson of track and field athlete, Evelyn Lawler, the nephew of long jumper, Carol Lewis, and the son of nine-time Olympic gold medalist, Carl Lewis.