Category Archives: Fort Benning

Day 137: Future Soldiers Shipping Out

Future Soldiers Shipping Out – July 2, 2011

It’s Independence Day Weekend and here at General Sarge HQ we are celebrating it in style. Of course the July 4th weekend is a big one in the United States. A time for celebrations, a time for cookouts and parades and of course fireworks displays too.

Day 137 - Future Soldiers Shipping Out

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Aside from all those celebrations, General Sarge and Master Sarge made a special visit to the Newark, New York Army Recruiting Station to see two Future Soldiers off as they head for Basic Training this weekend. The preparation is complete, physicals passed and even physical training exercise tests passed too. It’s now time for these two Future Soldiers to start their Basic Training.

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Day 108: National Infantry Museum – Family Room

National Infantry Museum – Family Room
May 9, 2011

This post had to be one all by itself. I’ve already dedicated an entire post and photo album to the National Infantry Museum which is located pretty much on the Fort Benning base. But the post for today General Sarge assured me required a post of its own.

Day 108 - National Infantry Museum Family Room

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As we looked around the museum we suddenly discovered an amazing room that shows not only the support for the military and infantry, but also for families. What an incredible room dedicated to military families! You can well imagine the excitement as General Sarge discovered a room exactly where his heart and compassion is Рcentered around encouraging families.

The main brochure about the National Infantry Museum says this about The Family Gallery – “The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center recognizes the fact that young Soldier’s family makes no less of a sacrifice in their love and support of him. A mother must let her son make his own choices and children must tiptoe around stressed parents and learn to love a Dad they know only by voice or photographs”. ¬†The above picture is General Sarge standing at the feet of the mother and son sculpture that greets you as soon as you walk into the Family Gallery.

That in and of itself is breathtaking.

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