Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guide to Fort Benning Graduation Day at the National Infantry Museum

The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center is the home of all Fort Benning graduations for BCT (Basic Combat Training, 10 weeks for non-combat MOS soldiers who will attend Advanced Individual Training at another post) and OSUT (One Station Unit Training, 14 weeks of combined BCT and AIT for combat MOS's, such as Infantry).

Every Thursday and Friday, the National Infantry Museum's grandstands are filled with 2,100+ proud family members and friends who have come from all over the country to see their soldiers march across the parade grounds of Soldier Field. The grass they walk on is seeded with "sacred soil," taken from major battles in U.S. Army Infantry history (Yorktown, Antietam, Soissons, Normandy, Corregidor, Hill 180, LZ X-Ray, and multiple locations in Afghanistan and Iraq), creating a tangible link between the heroes who have secured our liberty in the past and the new soldiers who will now defend it.

If you are planning a trip to the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center for a loved one's graduation, these videos will serve as a Guide to Graduation Day. The first video answers frequently asked questions about the event itself (stadium location, parking procedures, etc.).

The second video is a brief overview of the museum and attractions, including our immersive galleries, IMAX theatre, Fife & Drum Restaurant and Soldier Store. Even if you won't be coming for a graduation, this video will give you some ideas of what to expect when you visit this world-class facility.

We look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any additional questions, please call us at (706) 685-5800 or ask online by commenting on this blog or friending us on Facebook.


The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center
1775 Legacy Way | Columbus, GA | 706.685.5800

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