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Army cuts could grow if budget impasse persists

...the Army plans to implement by trimming the size of numerous units. The biggest cuts would be to an infantry unit at Fort Benning, Georgia, and an airborne infantry unit at Fort Richardson in Alaska. Each would shrink from about 4,000 soldiers...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-09/army-cuts-could-grow-if-budget-impasse-
State
Army announces troop reductions

...over the same period.Army officials said the plan calls for cuts at nearly every installation in 2016 and 2017, with Fort Benning, Georgia, and Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, taking the largest reductions. Benning is to lose 3...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-10/army-announces-troop-reductions
State
Alaska hockey player follows rare path to pros

...56 points in 134 career games and graduated with a degree in business management. After that, he was stationed at Fort Benning (Ga.), where he was an executive officer for soldiers in basic training and played the occasional men's league...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-04-27/alaska-hockey-player-follows-rare-path
Sports
Grand jury indicts soldier in newborn's death

...a statement issued from U.S. Army Alaska headquarters at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. She was assigned to Fort Benning, Ga., from 2010 through 2013, and reported to Alaska in late September, the spokesman said.Pennell said the Army...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-10-27/grand-jury-indicts-soldier-newborns-dea
State
Record high 4 Alaska Nanooks named Capital One Academic All-Americans

...Championship after finishing third in the air rifle match at the USA Shooting World Championship Selection match in Fort Benning, Ga. He was named the Alaska Nanooks Most Outstanding Male Athlete for the 2012-13 athletic year and previously...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-06-17/record-high-4-alaska-nanooks-named-cap
Sports
An eyewitness to history

...the infantry and was stationed at Fort Benning, Ga., from 1961 to 1963. This...Congress by 2007. When I was at Fort Benning, a group of parishioners were...Harmony Church, about 10 miles from Fort Benning's center, was given a one-hour...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081205/nei_20050812019.shtml
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Elton Engstrom Jr.

...Dukakis and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. He served in the United States Army as a First Lieutenant at Fort Benning, Georgia until honorable discharge in 1963. Shortly afterward, he married school teacher Sally Hudson of Lapine...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000167955950
Thomas Horn

...Assemblyman.But Thomas was never one for idleness in the following decades, he graduated from officer candidate school at Fort Benning Georgia as a Major in the Army, and played a central role in bringing the National Guard to Juneau. He was a graduate...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000169859446
'Buddy platoon' graduation

During a recent ceremony at Fort Benning, Ga., Bunny Mercer placed a blue cord around her son's shoulder signifying PVT Michael Mercer's investiture into the ranks...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011003/nei_mercer.shtml
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Alaska Briefs

UAF's Emmons qualifies in third Olympic event FORT BENNING, Ga. - Matt Emmons became the first American to qualify for one Olympics in three shooting events, when he won the three-position...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060204/spo_akbriefs.shtml
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