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Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week. Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week.

Fort Benning releases September heavy weapons firing training schedule

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Fort Benning officials have released the post's latest firing schedule, which could bring smoke and loud sounds to portions of the Columbus community into October. More>>

Opelika man to receive Medal of Honor

Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15.
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Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie Adkins of Opelika will receive the Medal of Honor for his duties during the Vietnam War on September 15. More>>

Tuscaloosa VA to provide housing for homeless vets

The Veterans Affairs hospital in Tuscaloosa will soon provide housing for homeless veterans. More>>

Judge: No bond for Alabama VA worker

A federal judge has ruled a worker at the Veterans Administration Health Center in Tuskegee will be held without bond until his trial on charges alleging sexual abuse of a mentally disabled volunteer. More>>

Local businesses help increase comments to save Fort Benning jobs Video included

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More than 500 letters have been written to the Army encouraging the federal government not to cut the 10,800 proposed jobs. More>>

Fort Benning: Louder than normal heavy weapons training this week

Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week. Fort Benning will be conducting firing training from tanks and other heavy weapons this week.
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Residents in the Chattahoochee Valley area can expect to hear louder than normal weapons training this week, More>>

VA employee in Alabama charged with sexual abuse

A Veterans Administration employee is charged with sexual abuse of a mentally disabled volunteer. More>>

Little public response to proposed job cuts at Fort Benning Video included

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Only 50 people have sent public comments to the Army so far in response to the proposed 10,800 job cuts at Fort Benning.There are two weeks left in the public comment period ending Aug. 25, and an Army public affairs spokesperson says more than 15,000 comments have been sent in from around the country supporting other installations. The ones in favor of keeping jobs at Fort Benning make up a fraction of that.Last year Fort Benning made up 1,100 of the 8,000 comments sent, helpingkeep the 3rd ... More>>

Team investigating Fort Gordon soldier death

A team from Fort Rucker, Alabama has taken the lead in investigating a Fort Gordon soldier's death during a training exercise. More>>

PHOTOS: Loyd Elementary back to school

Students and staff returned for 2014 classes at Fort Benning Tuesday. Students and staff returned for 2014 classes at Fort Benning Tuesday.
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Snapshots as WRBL News 3's partners in education Loyd Elementary School returned for classes. More>>

The American Legion is hosting two town hall meetings on Veterans Administration health care in Georgia this month. More>>

Georgia National Guard is planning to unveil a memorial to 200 service members who have been lost in the War on Terror. More>>

A federal grand jury Thursday indicted 41-year-old Carl Evan Swain of Jasper, Ala., on a federal murder charge in the slaying of Army Spc. John Joseph Eubank. More>>

FedEx Trees for Troop Program at Fort Benning

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Active duty Soldiers and family members will receive one free live Christmas Tree, courtesy of MWR's Outdoor Recreation and the FedEx Trees For Troops program, Dec 12 at Wetherby Field. More>>

U.S. Army Corp of Engineers will begin to drawdown West Point Lake

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(MOBILE, AL)—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today that residents living around West Point Lake and recreational users need to be aware of upcoming lake levels. More>>

Performing before a worldwide audience with one of his idols is a dream come true for U.S. Army Specialist Eric Hunter, injured while serving overseas. More>>

News 3 Neighbors: Carl Fedde

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This week's News 3 Neighbor features a volunteer tram driver and tour guide for the National Infantry Museum. More>>

Grant restoring 10,000 acres near Fort Benning

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$350,000 going towards enhance of forests along state line More>>

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