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  • Airborne MPs receive pepper spray certification

    May 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Military Police leadership of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division hosted pepper spray training for MPs across the division who required the certification May 15, 2013. The training, which is mandatory for all military law enforcement before they may carry the painful and often demobilizing chemical, serves the dual purpose of allowing Soldiers to understand and feel the effects, and be able to perform their law enforcement functions in the event of a cross-contamination, said Sgt. 1st Class John Murphy, the 2nd BCT Provost Marshal's Office noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • Yudh Abhyas Company-level STX lanes

    May 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade clear a village of insurgents during company-level field training May 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the 82nd Airborne Division's parent organization, XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Revised disability evaluation system improves process for departing Soldiers

    May 17, 2013

    Fort Bragg, N.C., which is one of the Army's premier posts, continues to lead the way in ensuring that Soldiers' and veterans' needs are met during their medical evaluation board and the transition that often follows the MEB findings.

  • YA13 Company-level situational training exercise

    May 17, 2013

    Indian Army Col. Prashant Kandpal, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 99th Mountain Brigade, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, commander of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the division's commanding general, watch a combined force of their soldiers neutralize insurgents during a company-level field problem May 14, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.

  • French Army logistics general visits FORSCOM, Fort Bragg

    May 16, 2013

    French Army logistics officers visit U.S. Army Forces Command to discuss military sustainment tops with Fort Bragg's senior logisticians. The visit included briefing at the FORSCOM Marshall Hall headquarters, virtual trainer and parachute rigging demonstrations and a tour of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in nearby Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Allyn promoted, becomes commander of FORSCOM

    May 10, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn took charge of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony May 10, 2013, atFort Bragg, N.C.

  • Barber commemorates 45 years serving paratroopers

    May 6, 2013

    Travis Bell has been honorably serving the Home of the Airborne and Special Operation Forces without ever donning a military uniform.

  • Panther Brigade Soldiers named XVIII Airborne Corps NCO, Soldier of the Year for second year

    May 6, 2013

    For the second consecutive year in a row, two Panther Brigade Soldiers from the "All-American" Division came out on top as the 2013 XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Casing colors for Kosovo: Unit's deployment to country marks first in 10 years

    May 6, 2013

    The 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade cased their colors Friday in a ceremony on Fort Bragg in preparation for their nine-month deployment to Kosovo scheduled for next week.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier selected for Army recognition

    May 6, 2013

    Twenty-two years of service has afforded plenty of opportunities for Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons, XVIII Airborne Corps sexual harassment/assault response and prevention noncommissioned officer in charge, to give back to her fellow Soldiers.

  • Gun Devils first in Army to fire digital howitzer

    May 6, 2013

    Gun Devils of 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, made history here, April 19, by being the first operational unit in the Army to field and fire the new all-digital M119A3 105 mm lightweight howitzer.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers earn German jump wings

    May 6, 2013

    More than 200 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team earned their German jump wings, April 15 through 18, during a joint airborne operation here.

  • Listening session held between Fort Bragg leadership, community

    Apr 26, 2013

    Nearly 200 people turned out for an Army Force Structure and Stationing Listening Session, Monday at the Richard M. Wiggins Conference Center in Fayetteville. The purpose was to conduct a listening session led by Fort Bragg leaders with community representatives pertaining to Army end-strength reductions from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the possible impacts on the community.

  • Fight your own fight, not his: Women's Total Self-Defense Course available to Fort Bragg spouses

    Apr 26, 2013

    Learning how to avoid being a victim of an attack can be the first step towards surviving an attack. To better educate and provide a prevention tool to Fort Bragg spouses, the Army Community Service offers Women's Total Self-Defense classes at various on-post housing communities each month. This program was established, to make Fort Bragg spouses feel safer while their spouses are deployed.

  • Warriors on the Water: Annual fishing tournament for Fort Bragg Soldiers returns to Jordan Lake

    Apr 26, 2013

    The team of Will Blanton and Dylan Mask, an Army staff sergeant, reeled in 21.20 pounds of largemouth bass to hook first place in the 8th Annual Warriors on the Water Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament at Jordan Lake, near Holly Springs, N.C., April 19.

  • Providers Recycle to Assist Sequestration

    Apr 22, 2013

    Two companies saved the 82nd Sustainment Brigade more than $1 million in the face of military budget cuts.

  • From Fort Bragg to Boston

    Apr 19, 2013

    Members of Team Red, White and Blue--Fort Bragg honor the victims of the attack at the Boston Marathon with a 26.2-minute run around Hedrick Stadium, Wednesday.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier selected for Army recognition

    Apr 19, 2013

    On March 26, the Army announced that Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons is the 2013 Department of the Army Sexual Assault Response Coordinator of the Year.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier, wife remember 1994 Green Ramp accident

    Apr 19, 2013

    A Fort Bragg Soldier and his wife describe a 19-year journey of healing. By telling their story, the retelling not only helps with the continuous healing process but also makes sure March 23, 1994, on Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base will never be forgotten.

  • Army's oldest Signal unit still going strong

    Apr 3, 2013

    The 50th Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, executed Operation Lion's Fury from 28-31 January at Fort Bragg N.C. The intensive field training event focused on military operations in urban terrain, media on the battlefield, medical evacuation, convoy procedures and equipment validation. In many ways, the training exercise served as the capstone event for a year of rigorous training meant to prepare for future deployment in the Global War on Terrorism.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. paratroopers compete for 'Best NCO, Trooper' title

    Mar 28, 2013

    Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All-American Conference Room, March 22, 2013, quietly concentrating their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier tasks and their respective units' histories.

  • Providers Secure Fort Bragg

    Mar 27, 2013

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade recently participated in Orbit Comet, a force protection exercise that validates Fort Bragg's defense program.

  • Fort Bragg resilience fair offers resources for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2013

    A Community Resilience Fair was stood up by the XVIII Airborne Corps Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program March 12, to offer resilience resources for servicemembers, Families and civilians.

  • Womack Army Medical Center hosts traumatic brain injury panel

    Mar 22, 2013

    As part of Brain Injury Awareness Month, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, N.C., provided an opportunity to learn and gain further knowledge of traumatic brain injuries and concussions by hosting a discussion panel, March 7, 2013, at Weaver Auditorium.

  • Post master resilience trainers gather at breakfast

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Army's definition of resilience is the ability to grow, thrive in the face of challenges and bounce back from adversity. This attribute plays a vital role in a Soldier's overall performance in both foreign and domestic environments. Because of this, the Army is continuing to emphasize the importance of resilience and enhancing performance within units through the Master Resilience Training course.

  • Rodriguez relinquishes command of US Army Forces Command

    Mar 21, 2013

    The Army's largest organization closed another chapter today as Gen. David M. Rodriguez relinquished command of U.S. Army Forces Command as he departs for Germany and command of U.S. Africa Command. The ceremony, hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, recognized FORSCOM's overall mission, Rodriguez's efforts throughout his tenure and what is yet to come for the organization .

  • 51st Signal provides robust communications to NTC

    Mar 20, 2013

    The Cobras of Charlie Company, 51st Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps, participated in the National Training Center Rotation 13-03 at Fort Irwin, Calif., from Jan. 7 to Feb. 8 to improve their skill set and provide tactical and upper tier communications in a combat environment.

  • Bragg MPs start female mentorship program

    Mar 18, 2013

    The warrior mentality on the battlefield is genderless, and the desire to fight for freedom and one's country are not distinguished by biological differences. Women have been serving in the United States Army from the beginning, and as the world highlights women's achievements during the month of March, one Fort Bragg, N.C., unit has taken the lead in developing and supporting strong women leaders.

  • Fort Bragg library celebrates namesake's 100th birthday

    Mar 15, 2013

    Fort Bragg's Throckmorton Library celebrated the 100th birthday of its namesake in a ceremony Feb. 28. Gen. John L. Throckmorton, a veteran of World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the Detroit riots, commanded both the 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Airborne Corps during his time at Fort Bragg. He later retired in Fayetteville after 38 years of service.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group makes barracks cheerful, welcoming for returning 'Outlaws'

    Mar 15, 2013

    When Soldiers from the 102nd Sapper Company get home to their barracks from a nine-month deployment, they will be in for a pleasant surprise thanks to 102nd Sapper Co. Family Readiness Group. Instead of empty dressers, uncovered beds and clean counters, 41 'Outlaws' will find snacks, pillows, new shower curtains, toiletries and other goodies with welcome home signs hung in every room.

  • Hip, hip, hooray: Cheer class held on Fort Bragg

    Mar 15, 2013

    The All American Cheer team, practices Wednesdays, from 4 to 4:45 p.m., at Maholic Child Development Center. The class is offered through the SKIES Unlimited program, designed to compliment youth experiences as military and Department of Defense dependents.

  • Fort Bragg brigade prepares for deployment to Kosovo

    Mar 11, 2013

    For the first time in more than 10 years, an active-duty Army unit will lead the Kosovo peacekeeping operations in the Multi-National Brigade East area, taking over responsibility for the region from members of the South Carolina National Guard.

  • Paratrooper contributes creative talent to brigade support battalion

    Mar 11, 2013

    As you walk through Company C, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, you will see twenty-seven year old Sgt. Felicitas Moralesroque, combat medic with Co. C, 82nd BSB, creating a forty foot wide by fourteen foot tall, mixed-media mural located inside Co. C, 82nd BSB's aid station.

  • 'Chef adds ingredients for positive impact on local community

    Mar 11, 2013

    With a dash of motivation and a hint of selfless service, Pvt. Nico Maclin, food service specialist, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is bringing something new to the recipes of the 3rd BCT Dining Facility and to Fayetteville.

  • All-American aviators recognized for excellence in combat, support

    Feb 25, 2013

    Two 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade battalions were recognized for excellence in aviation at the unit level when they received Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Awards at Fort Bragg, Feb. 14.

  • (Police)man's best friend: Military working dogs ready for duty

    Feb 25, 2013

    For more than 70 years, military working dogs have played a vital part in our nation's defense. Since the Army's "K-9" Corps was formed in 1942, MWDs have saved the lives of thousands of Soldiers, on and off the battlefield.

  • Military spouses of the year honored

    Feb 25, 2013

    Behind nearly 2.4 million active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers, stand an army of millions of Family members guarding the homefront with spouses ready at the front lines. Military spouses often juggle employment, children and volunteer opportunities while their Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine or Coast Guard member protect the United States.

  • Soldier receives second Purple Heart

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces who are wounded while serving and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action on or after April 5, 1917.

  • Fort Bragg MP noncommissioned officers tackle barracks responsibilities

    Feb 15, 2013

    Soldiers living in the barracks have seen a recent change in the way the barracks are being run at Fort Bragg and around the Army. Noncommissioned officers have reclaimed the responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the bachelor enlisted quarters. Army leadership has ordered a revision of barracks management responsibility and created what is now known as the First Sergeant Barracks Program.

  • Integrated Disability Evaluation System: Smooth takeoff to new opportunities

    Feb 15, 2013

    As we continue to get deeper into the Army's Ready, Resilient and Army Strong campaign, I am reminded how this campaign extends beyond a Soldier's active-duty service. This campaign also supports our Soldiers and their Families as they transition from Army life to life as productive and trusted veteran members of our society.

  • Revised disability evaluation system improves process for transitioning Soldiers

    Feb 15, 2013

    A commission created to ensure of the proper care and processing of the nation's wounded warriors led to the analysis and revamping of veteran's healthcare system and included a closer look and integration between the Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs to create the Integrated Disability Evaluation System.

  • Fort Bragg team wins for Camp Patriot

    Feb 15, 2013

    For the Fort Bragg Patriots, there's no place like home. Storming out to 3-1 lead in the first period, the Patriots never looked back as they captured their first victory of the team's inaugural season over the Fort Benning, Ga. hockey team Feb. 8, at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Cross country meet builds morale, unit cohesion

    Feb 13, 2013

    Sgt. Colin Ekelman, 82nd Airborne Division won the Fort Bragg Post Combat Cross Country Meet Saturday, carrying more weight than most. The Colorado native carried 40.5 pounds across 12.78 miles of rugged terrain to finish with a time of 1 hour, 30 minutes and 36 seconds.

  • Blood donors thanked at recognition ceremony

    Feb 13, 2013

    When Capt. Ivan Castro was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2006, he was transported to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he received blood support for injuries that included a fractured face, broken arm, collapsed lungs and a destroyed right eye. Eventually, Castro lost sight in his left eye, leaving him blind for life.

  • 'Saving lives, one donation at a time:' Fort Bragg thanks blood donors at recognition ceremony

    Feb 8, 2013

    Fort Bragg Donor Center recognition program was held Jan. 31, at Fort Bragg Club, to thank donors for taking the time to give to those in need. Supplying blood support to Soldiers and Families downrange is one of the missions of the Armed Services Blood Program, the official United States military blood program. The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center, as part of ASBP and of Womack Army Medical Center, upholds that mission and also takes care of troops and patients here as well.

  • Department of Defense opens ground combat roles to female servicemembers

    Feb 1, 2013

    Combat roles were officially open to women on Jan. 24, by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Women have already been serving in combat zones with men for years. However women, who have been serving in the military since the late 1700s, have never been allowed to officially participate in ground combat.

  • Tarheel ChalleNGe inspires youth to excel

    Feb 1, 2013

    About 150 teens converged on Fort Bragg the week of Jan. 21. They were part of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy and came to town to try their hand at the grueling, pre-Ranger course that is part of their curriculum. Visiting Fort Bragg is one of the first phases of this five and a half-month program designed for high school dropouts, to improve their life-coping skills and employment opportunities.

  • 82nd Airborne Division hosts Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament

    Feb 1, 2013

    Soldiers had the opportunity to showcase their hand-to-hand, close combat skills during the Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament at Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center, Jan. 18 and 19.

  • Fort Bragg addresses Panetta's announcement about women in combat

    Feb 1, 2013

    Combat roles were officially open to women on Jan. 24, by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Women have already been serving in combat zones with men for years. However women, who have been serving in the military since the late 1700s, have never been allowed to officially participate in ground combat - until now.

  • Medical secure system facilitates patient/provider communication at Fort Bragg

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 9,000 Womack Army Medical Center patients are now able to talk to their primary care provider without making an appointment or waiting hours at the clinic. This is possible through the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service in partnership with RelayHealth, a connectivity and health information technology company, lets patients log onto a secure website where they can set up appointments, renew prescriptions, get lab results and even have an 'e-visit' with their provider.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers earn college credits for Army experience

    Feb 1, 2013

    Soldiers who plan to continue their education in search of a college degree now have an additional asset. Fayetteville Technical Community College announced recently that experience received in certain military occupational specialties are now awarded up to 65 credit hours.

  • BMW Factory Rider explains motorcycle safety, techniques to servicemembers

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Whether you're a motorcycle rider or not, there is no limit to learning more about a two-wheeled vehicle, improvement on riding skills and keeping yourself safer on the road.

  • 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade supported by Fort Bragg paratroopers

    Jan 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been more than 40 years since the 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division has marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in support of the Presidential Inaugural Parade.

  • Nascar shows the importance of teamwork

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Fort Bragg Soldiers participated in the Earnhardt-Ganssi Pit Crew Challenge at the 525 Battlefield Surveillance Brigade motor Jan. 18. The event was organized by the Fort Bragg Garrison Community Relations Division in conjuction with the Earnhardt-Ganassi Pit Crew Team to provide Soldiers with an insight into NASCAR pit crew teamwork in a friendly environment.

  • 503rd MP Battalion returns home from Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Family and friends greeted the Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th MP Brigade as they returned home Jan. 14, from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Communicating the Culture of Leadership

    Nov 29, 2012

    82nd Sustainment Brigade commander Col. Chris Sharpsten shares his vision of leadership with officers graduating a logistics course.

  • XVIII Abn. Corps CSM visits William T. Brown Elementary School

    Nov 14, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia T. Vimoto, XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major, visits William T. Brown Elementary School of Leadership Nov. 13. Vimoto visited the school to receive a tour of the facility as well as talking to students about various topics such as leadership, a day in the life as a Soldier and the importance of education. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Paul A. Holston/XVIII Abn. Corps PAO)

  • DFACs prepare for big Thanksgiving

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- During winter holidays, Families all across America will be preparing for the season of Thanksgiving, where moments of quality time, laughter, good food and reasons to be thankful will be shared together.

  • Duke Blue Devils basketball team visits Fort Bragg

    Nov 14, 2012

    Players from the Duke Blue Devils men's basketball team attempt to complete an obstacle course at the Leader's Reaction Course on Fort Bragg, Oct. 15. The team, along with their coach, Coach Mike Krzyzewski also known as "Coach K," are visiting Fort Bragg to get a taste of several sides of military life, going through a various training sessions before conducting an afternoon practice on the installation in front of about 300 Soldiers. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Paul A. Holston/XVIII Abn. Corps PAO)

  • Fort Bragg Officials discuss importance of Suicide Prevention

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- With reduction of suicides being a top priority amongst Fort Bragg and the Army as a whole, six representatives from across the installation held a media roundtable discussing suicide prevention Sept. 20th at Stryker Golf Course.

  • Job Fair provides hiring opportunity for military

    Nov 14, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair will be hosted on Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Crown Center for all military veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve servicemembers, as well as eligible military spouses.

  • 82nd Airborne Division changes command, responsibility

    Nov 13, 2012

    More than 200 unit colors and guidons representing the 82nd Airborne Division's six brigades moved to the center of Pike Field on Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 4, 2012, as the division hosted yet another historic event.

  • 63rd Expeditionary Signal Battalion conducts change of command

    Nov 10, 2012

    The 63rd Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, held a Change of Command Ceremony Nov. 2, 2012 at Barton Field at Fort Gordon, Ga.

  • 51st Expeditionary Signal Battalion Families build resilience through strong bonds training

    Nov 10, 2012

    51st Signal Battalion (Expeditionary), 35th Signal Brigade, hosted Strong Bonds training from October 27, 2012 to October 29, 2012 at the Resort at the Mountain in Welches, Ore., to strengthen resilience of Soldiers and Families.

  • Paratrooper shares artistic vision with battalion

    Jun 13, 2012

    When the average person sees someone dressed from head to toe in the Army combat uniform, his or her first impression is typically "Soldier." However, this is not always what defines the person in uniform. There is often something much deeper brewing beyond the maroon beret and the rank. Perhaps the individual wearing the ACU defines the uniform more than the uniform defines the individual.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates 237th Army birthday with cake contest

    Jun 13, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Every year that passes brings yet another birthday for people to celebrate. At the center of that celebration, normally lays the most important part -- the cake. Eight competitors of the first ever Fort Bragg Army Birthday Cake Competition along with Soldiers, Veterans and members of Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered Tuesday at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center auditorium to help celebrate the Army's 237th birthday.

  • Fort Bragg pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

    Feb 7, 2012

    Capt. Brendan P. Murphy, of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Brigade, distinguished himself as the Air Mission Command and pilot in command of a CH-47D helicopter, Sept. 5, 2010, during Operation Enduring Freedom X, in Afghanistan.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps hosts welcome home return ceremony

    Feb 6, 2012

    The XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general and command sergeant major, subordinate division commanders and more than 100 distinguished guests attended the XVIII Airborne Corps' Welcome Home Return Ceremony on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2012.

  • U.S., Iraqi pastors connect through Christian faith at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2012

    the United States continues to nurture its partnership with the Iraqi people and U.S. Army Christian chaplains from Fort Bragg and two Iraqi Christian pastors, Reverends Aziz Makadsi and Joseph Francis, came together to share ideas and stories during a pastor meeting at John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel Jan. 27.

  • "America's Contingency Corps"

    Feb 2, 2012

    Over 14,000 Soldiers from across the XVIII Airborne Corps participated in the XVIII Airborne Corps run at Fort Bragg, Feb. 2. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commanding general, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg command sergeant major, led the Soldiers along the four-mile route. The XVIII Abn. Corps recently redeployed from a year-long deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. Runners included Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y., the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Fort Knox, Ky., the 35th Signal Battalion from Fort Lewis, Wash., and 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Commander's Farewell Jump

    Jan 31, 2012

  • 4th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command welcomes new

    Jan 10, 2012

    "A commander is a leader that provides a purpose, direction and guidance to his subordinate units ensuring that as a team they accomplish the mission and take care of their people," said Col. Pete Edmonds, the incoming commander for the 4th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command. Soldiers, Cadets, Families, friends, and members of the Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered to watch the change of command ceremony for the 4th Brigade U.S. Army Cadet Command where Edmonds took command from Col. Ronald P. Elrod, the outgoing commander, at Funk Physical Fitness Center Jan. 10.

  • Home for holidays: Last Soldiers redeploy to Fort Bragg from Iraq

    Dec 23, 2011

    For many spouses, family members and friends, their holiday wishes came true when their beloved Soldiers made it home from Iraq to Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 22, 2011, just in time for the holidays.

  • 'Welcome home' signals end of war in Iraq

    Dec 15, 2011

    More than 3,000 service members gathered at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 14, to hear President Barack Obama deliver a speech marking the end of the war in Iraq.

  • WWE Superstars, Divas surprise Soldiers at work

    Dec 14, 2011

    More than twenty WWE Superstars and Divas went around Fort Bragg, N.C., taking pictures and signing autographs for Soldiers and families leading up to their free "Tribute to the Troops" show Dec. 11, 2011, at the Crowne Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Families kick off the holidays at Fort Bragg Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Dec 5, 2011

    Honoring a holiday tradition that dates back several years, the Fort Bragg and surrounding communities gathered for the annual lighting of the Fort Bragg Christmas Tree during a ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field December 1.

  • Meet Fort Bragg's 2011 Family of the Year

    Dec 5, 2011

    As a child, Keri Stevenson acquired the knick name of 'Wonder Woman.' Now days, Stevenson spends her time helping as many people as she can along with raising two children alone while her husband is deployed. Needless to say, many would argue Stevenson is in fact a wonder woman. It doesn't matter if they are related by blood, Stevenson will go out of her way to help anyone who needs it, said Kaye Dunham, a fellow military spouse. For the Stevenson Family, that's just a part of it, and with that said, no one was the least bit surprised when they were named the 2011 Fort Bragg Family of the Year during a ceremony at the Main Post Chapel December 1.

  • Fort Bragg remembers Vietnam Vets at Veteran's Day ceremony

    Nov 23, 2011

    "Thank you for your attendance as we acknowledge the service and sacrifice of the Veterans and their Families and as we honor and welcome home our Vietnam veterans," said Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps during Fort Bragg's Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rededication Ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field Nov. 10. The ceremony held under the main post flag began with the presentation of the colors honoring the nation.

  • To the rescue: Blue Star Mothers help others in need

    Nov 23, 2011

    When deployed service members or families back home face tragedy the Blue Star Mothers support them during the tough times.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps Soldier surprises his family at Panthers game

    Nov 15, 2011

    A Soldier from the XVIII Airborne Corps, surprised his wife and their five children at the Carolina Panthers versus Tennessee Titans game at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Nov. 13.

  • Lt. Gen. Helmick meets with Maj. Gen. Huggins, reminiscent of iconic WWII Airborne photo

    Nov 4, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general and United States Forces-Iraq deputy commanding general of operations, speaks with Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins, 82nd Airborne Division and Regional Command (South) commanding general, during a visit to RC(S) headquarters on Kandahar Airfield Nov. 4. Their meeting during Operation Enduring Freedom echoes back to the iconic photo from the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium, taken of Lt. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, then commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, and Maj. Gen. James M. Gavin, then commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division. (Photo Illustration/U.S. Army Sgt. Amanda M. Hils)

  • 21st MP Company Soldiers head to Afghanistan to train police units

    Nov 4, 2011

    A departure ceremony was held Oct. 24, for Soldiers of the 21st Military Police Company who deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom while the rest of their company remains at Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg honors volunteers with Iron Mike Award

    Nov 4, 2011

    Dozens of volunteers were honored at Fort Bragg's Memorial Hall for excellence in volunteer service, Oct. 27. The quarterly award tradition was implemented in 2001 to honor outstanding volunteer service on Fort Bragg. Of the awards presented, 28 earned an Iron Mike pin, five earned a bronze star, three earned a silver star and one earned a gold star.

  • Families reunite as XVIII Airborne Corps redeploys from Iraq

    Nov 4, 2011

    Soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps are reunited with friends and family after completing a yearlong deployment to Iraq, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Nov. 4, 2011.

  • Jumping 'into the thick of it:' Engineers conduct rough terrain airborne operations

    Nov 3, 2011

    For the first time in two years, Combat Engineers with the 57th Sappers Company purposely jumped into trees and rough terrain at Luzon Drop Zone, Camp Mackall, N.C., Oct. 26-27, 2011.

  • Engineers remember unit's past with Waal River Crossing Competition

    Oct 20, 2011

    Howard Burks was there back in 1944 when the real crossing of the Waal River happened, and he was also at the annual competition hosted by the 307th Engineer Battalion at the Kiest Lake on Fort Bragg, N.C., training grounds Oct. 19, 2011.

  • Fort Bragg receives awards during AUSA opening ceremony

    Oct 10, 2011

    Several Soldiers along with members of the Fort Bragg community were recognized for excellence during the opening ceremonies at the annual Association of the United States Army Meeting and Exposition in Washington D.C. Oct. 10.

  • Fort Bragg runs away with gold at Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 10, 2011

    All three teams from Fort Bragg took 1st place in the men's, women's and men's master team active duty divisions at the 2011 Army Ten-Miler in Washington, D.C., Oct. 9.

  • Fort Bragg captures this year's Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 9, 2011

    Soldiers from Fort Bragg took 1st place in the men's, women's and men's master team active duty divisions at this year's Army Ten-Miler in Washington D.C. Oct. 9. More than 30,000 people and 701 teams competed in the 27th annual 10 mile race. The race is one of the largest 10 mile races in the world.

  • Paratroopers get mountain training at Ranger School site

    Oct 6, 2011

    Paratroopers with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division concluded two weeks of mountain training Sept. 30, 2011, at Camp Frank D. Merrill, the site of the U.S. Army Ranger School's notorious mountain phase.

  • Iraqi Soldiers and U.S. Paratroopers share one last meal together

    Oct 6, 2011

    On a clear, cool night the 9th Brigade, Iraqi Special Operation Forces hosted a dinner for the 407th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division at Al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, Sept. 28. A video showing the ISOF in action during a simulated improvised explosive attack, clearing a room and evacuating a wounded soldier was played for senior leaders of 407th BSB before the meal.

  • Paratroopers inducted into historic corps

    Oct 6, 2011

    Newly promoted non-commissioned officers walked out in front of their peers and waited for a recommendation by his or her first line supervisor. As they were recommended they were able to pass through an archway and over a line symbolizing stepping into the new responsibilities of the NCO.

  • 82nd Sust. Bde. Soldiers assume official mail mission

    Oct 6, 2011

    It's official. Soldiers from the 82nd Sustainment Brigade's 18th Human Resources Company took responsibility of the Official Mail Distribution Center on Fort Bragg Sept. 28. A nine-soldier team from the company processes all of the official mail for a majority of the tenant units here.

  • Special Forces team takes top honors at international sniper competition

    Oct 5, 2011

    Sniper teams from Fort Bragg took three of the top five spots, including first place, in the 2011 International Sniper Competition.

  • 'Sky Dragon' ACE Soldiers return from year-long deployment

    Oct 5, 2011

    After a long year away from friends, family and spouses, the first group of Soldiers from XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters returned to the clear, blue skies of the "Home of the Airborne and Special Opertation Forces" Oct. 5.

  • 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade welcomes new commander

    Sep 30, 2011

    In a ceremony rich in tradition, Sept. 23, Col. Xavier T. Brunson took command of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade from Col. James D. Edwards, the unit's outgoing commander at Lightning Field on Fort Bragg.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month celebrated on Fort Bragg

    Sep 30, 2011

    The sound of Congo drums filled the halls of Womack Army Medical Center's ground level, Sept. 22. Willie Johnson, a latin jazz musician pounded out a rhythmic Hispanic tune for the packed Weaver Auditorium during Team Bragg Equal Opportunity's 'Many Backgrounds, Many Stories, One American Spirit' presentation in honor Hispanic Heritage Month.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier turns tragedy into opportunity to give back

    Sep 30, 2011

    After losing her husband, Master Sgt. Jennifer Loredo of Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion. "said she took three months off to be with her children to decide how to use her experience to help others. Loredo began the healing process by taking on roles in which she was able to use her experiences to help train and mentor Soldiers. Loredo's firsthand experience with CAO's gave her an understanding of the value of receiving quality help from those tasked with that duty.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier wins Army Combatives Championship

    Sep 30, 2011

    A Fort Bragg Soldier, Sgt. Jesse Hertzog, won the welter weight division of the Army Combatives Championship this summer.

  • Sustainment Soldiers practice supporting 'fast, furious' light infantry

    Sep 22, 2011

    Light infantry troops are like little birds. They get up into the highest mountains, and they say, "Feed me, feed me," according to one sustainment officer in the 82nd Airborne Division involved in supply-by-air training here Sept. 6-11, 2011.