Soldiers celebrate Fort Benning's 100th anniversary

CO-Soldiers-bring-history-to-life-at-100th-anniversary-celebration-0220 Carrie Beth Wallace Columbus Ledger-Enquirer On Feb. 24, Fort Benning will celebrate its 100th anniversary with a commemorative day at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The celebration, called Columbus Salutes the Centennial, will highlight the history of the infantry at Fort Benning. The celebration will feature numerous activities for the public including live music, film screenings, drone demonstrations and Silver W ... More

USAF in 'war for talent' as it seeks to fill high-tech, pilot jobs

Barrie Barber Dayton Daily News, Ohio The Air Force finds itself in a “war for talent” competing against “more nimble” private-tech companies to fill science and technology positions, a top civilian service leader says. More streamlined hiring processes are necessary to compete to fill shortages or niche jobs requiring high expertise, said Shon J. Manasco, assistant secretary of the Air Force for manpower and reserve affairs, who recently toured Wright-Patterson. A shortage of dro ... More

VA considers restricting eligibility for caregivers program

Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is considering new restrictions to a program that provides monthly stipends and other assistance to family caregivers of post-9/11 veterans. Testifying before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday, Shulkin said he wanted to limit eligibility for the program to the most severely injured and ill veterans in order to expand benefits to veterans of all eras without inflating costs. A ... More

Fort Bragg in running for 800-soldier unit

Drew Brooks The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. SPRING LAKE — Fort Bragg leaders said the nation’s largest military installation is growing and could add additional units in the near future. Justin Mitchell, the deputy garrison commander, told members of the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission on Thursday that Fort Bragg – already home to approximately 54,000 troops – is in the running for a unit that could add more than 800 soldiers to the installation. The update comes a little mo ... More

5 veterans who became billionaires

By Sean Dodds We Are The Mighty These are the guys who have lived the American dream. Five former enlisted warriors from various services who raised their right hand when it was time to serve, then got out and hustled to earn what they knew could be theirs. These veterans went from E-1 to billionaire. 1. John Orin Edson, Army   Net worth: $1.6 Billion Mr. Edson’s service began during the Korean War when he enlisted in the Army, where he spent three years in the signal corps. Once out, E ... More