Archive: XVIII Corps

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  • Rough Terrain Airborne Training: Paratroopers prepare for any landing

    Sep 21, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 57th Sapper Company, 27th Engineer Battalion (Combat) (Airborne) participated in Rough Terrain Airborne Operations training at the 82nd Airborne Division Advanced Airborne School Sept. 12-16 to develop their readiness to conduct Airborne Operations into austere locations.

  • TF Bragg's assault command post validates readiness capability during JOAX

    Sep 21, 2011

    Task Force Bragg's Assault Command Post took part in a Joint Operational Access Exercise near Sicily Drop Zone Sept. 11-12, 2011.

  • Patriot Foundation donates to Fort Bragg charities

    Sep 19, 2011

    The Patriot Foundation held its 6th Annual Soldier Appreciation Dinner at the National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., Sept. 16, 2011. The foundation provides support to the Families of Soldiers in the 82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion and the Survivors Outreach Program.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers take part in week-long JOAX

    Sep 16, 2011

    U.S. Army paratroopers with the VXIII Airborne Corps' 82nd Airborne Division took part in a mass tactical airborne operation Sept. 10 as part of a week-long Joint Operational Access Exercise. The JOAX helps to prepare Army and Air Force units at Fort Bragg and Pope Army Airfield to better respond to a worldwide crises or contingency if called upon.

  • U.S. paratroopers, Iraqi soldiers begin using new rifle range

    Sep 14, 2011

    American and Iraqi Soldiers began using a new firing range near Ramadi, Iraq, which U.S. forces recently expanded to improve Iraqi Army training.

  • Fort Bragg observes ten-year anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2011

    In observance of an event that changed the lives of Americans forever, more than 300 community leaders and spectators met at Fort Bragg's main post flagpole to remember events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • 24 hours, 24 miles: Shadow run contributes to Wounded Warriors

    May 29, 2011

    Twenty-three U.S. servicemembers and civilians participated in a “24 hours in Baghdad” run on Camp Victory, Iraq, May 21.

  • Service members, Iraqi scouts conduct final camporee

    May 23, 2011

    With a full day of activities, a huge bonfire and smiles on everyone's faces, service members from United States Forces - Iraq gathered together with Iraqi Boy Scouts and Girl Guides of Victory Base Council, who are children of Iraqi special forces soldiers, during the 2011 Kashafa Spring Camporee on Victory Base Complex May 6.

  • CID assists in training Iraqi Army forensics

    May 23, 2011

    Since its establishment in 2006, the Joint Expeditionary Forensics Facility 3 on Camp Victory continues to execute its primary mission by providing rapid results to meet the needs of law enforcement, intelligence, security and stability within the criminal justice system in Iraq.

  • 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' repeal training in progress

    May 23, 2011

    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness," was written by Thomas Jefferson in the United States Declaration of Independence, ratified on July 4, 1776.

  • Route Clearance Patrols: Making roads safe, checking them twice

    May 23, 2011

    It's 12:30 a.m. about 15 minutes into the patrol. The streets are quiet and the lights are off in the local area. Suddenly, a bright flash appears, and a shockwave that can be felt through body armor hits the Soldiers. A rush of adrenaline flowed through their bodies. The driver of the second vehicle speeds up to assess the damage, and medics rush in. Fortunately, the Soldiers are not injured.

  • American Red Cross director visits Iraq

    May 23, 2011

    American Red Cross representatives, volunteers, and service members of United States Forces - Iraq gathered together for a luncheon on Camp Victory, Iraq, May 8.

  • Law enforcement professionals discuss mission focus

    May 17, 2011

    Law enforcement professionals from across Iraq came together at the deputy commanding general of detainee operations and provost marshal general's Senior Leaders Conference, Camp Victory, Iraq, May 4.

  • Senior leaders review proposed Army PT test

    May 17, 2011

    More than 50 senior leaders participated in and gave feedback on the proposed Army Physical Readiness Test at Camp Victory, May 7.

  • Joint Task Force Troy honors fallen EOD techs

    May 17, 2011

    "What is it that would possess an individual to walk down range against an inanimate object that presents certain death at the slightest misstep, yet relishes the opportunity to exercise mastery of a situation where you can only get the opportunity to make a mistake once'" asked Capt. Edward W. Eidson, commander of Joint Task Force Troy, United States Forces - Iraq, during his speech at a memorial service held in Al Faw Palace, Camp Victory, May 7. "The names you are about to hear are those brave individuals."

  • Operation Shear Love: Troops donate long locks to children

    May 17, 2011

    Troops on Victory Base Complex participated in Operation Shear Love, in which they donated their hair to Locks of Love, May 8.

  • Marine returns to Iraq for closure

    May 17, 2011

    During the height of the war in Iraq, patrols, setting up checkpoints and vehicle searches were standard and occurred every day. Most of those ended without any type of conflict or casualties.

  • Barracks tattoo: a life-altering decision

    May 17, 2011

    Tattoos are markings made by inserting indelible ink into the skin for artistic preferences as well as many other reasons. They are common among service members.

  • Iraqi personnel graduate basic interrogator, instructor courses

    May 7, 2011

    The Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Detachment - Iraq graduated 22 Iraqi intelligence agency students from the basic interrogation and interrogator instructor, also known as Train-the-Trainer, courses May 1, 2011, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • Wounded Warriors return to battlefield

    May 7, 2011

  • Detainee ops chief gives Karkh prison good reviews

    May 7, 2011

    Waiting on the other side of a highly secured prison wall, Mohammed Majhoul, deputy director general for internal affairs with Iraqi Correctional Services, welcomed Maj. Gen. Adolph McQueen, deputy commanding general for detainee operations and provost marshal general of United States Forces - Iraq, as he entered the gates of the Karhk Prison, April 26.

  • U.S., Iraqi judge advocates partner for legal education

    May 7, 2011

    Legal professionals from the office of the staff judge advocate, United States Forces - Iraq, met with 30 Iraqi military lawyers at the Iraqi Ministry of Defense April 18, 2011, to provide their Iraqi counterparts with legal education in the form of a court martial demonstration.

  • Airman's daughter brings comfort, happiness, cookies to Camp Victory service members

    Apr 30, 2011

    The cookies brought smiles, but it was the letter that produced the tears

  • Experts share skills, knowledge through professional development

    Apr 29, 2011

    "Willingly render loyal services to superiors, subordinates and peers in every organization of which they are members. Teach other people in a way that effectively expand and perpetuate the scope of their technical competence."

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visits troops in Iraq

    Apr 29, 2011

    During a two-day visit to Iraq, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen awarded five service members and a civilian with joint service medals and re-enlisted eight Soldiers in the Al Faw Place, on Camp Victory, April 22.

  • NCO improves detainee food program

    Apr 23, 2011

    At the age of 16 he started his first job in the food service industry as a dishwasher at a local restaurant. Going home soaked wet everyday didn't stop this teenager from succeeding in the food service industry. He used his love and interest for serving up the best possible meal for his customers, earning him the position of kitchen manager eight years later. In 2004, he combined his passion to prepare the best meal and love for his country by enlisting in the Army as a food service specialist.

  • Ruck to remember: Fort Bragg all-female team competes in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 22, 2011

    Soldiers, veterans and former prisoners of war ... the warriors gathered as one, creating a trail of dust across a 26-mile stretch of Southwestern desert on the morning of March 27. Fort Bragg had two, female-heavy teams that completed the march.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers honored at Stoneybrook 60th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2011

    Carolina Horse Park, in partnership with Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Services and Leisure Travel Services, distributed 1,600 free tickets around Fort Bragg and Pope Field for the Stoneybrook Steeplechase event April 9. In addition to the free tickets, anyone with a military I.D. received a 20 percent discount on pre-orders for Stoneybrook Steeplechase. In addition to the steeplechase, festivities included a 5k Run for the Ribbons (cancer care fund run), a Hawkins and Harkness hat contest, a stick horse race for the kids, a wine cellar tailgate contest and the much more.

  • Fort Bragg ACS talks straight about Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Apr 22, 2011

    Child Abuse Awareness Month is a time to reflect on a topic that makes us feel a bit uncomfortable. Child Abuse Awareness Month is also about prevention. Acknowledging the existence and extent of child abuse, having open and honest discussions and a willingness to intervene, are all strong preventative steps. Being alert for signs of child abuse where we live, and having knowledge of community resources are also important steps in prevention.

  • Tornadoes bring awareness to Fort Bragg community preparedness

    Apr 22, 2011

    In the wake of a string of deadly tornadoes that destroyed areas around Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, and caused extensive damage to hangars and equipment at Simmons Army Airfield, post leadership wants to ensure that residents are prepared for future disasters. Officials are urging community members to become familiar with the Ready Bragg disaster preparedness website to ensure that they are able to survive and sustain in case another round of storms hit the area.

  • Fort Bragg cleans up in tornado aftermath

    Apr 22, 2011

    The sounds of metal scraping pavement and chainsaws buzzing through wood filled the air Monday morning at Simmons Army Airfield, the Material Maintenance Department building and two warehouses at the Knox Street warehouse complex. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Public Works had already started cleaning up in the aftermath of tornadoes that hit the area, Saturday.

  • U.S., Iraqi firefighters gather for joint egress exercise

    Apr 22, 2011

    A distress call comes in through the radios of a helicopter on fire. Firefighters respond by placing a fire truck at a 90 degree angle away from the front of the aircraft. Using hand lines, a team creates an entry way towards the aircraft, while the other team secures the inside of the aircraft extracting an injured pilot. The casualty is taken to a triage area where medics treat him. Meanwhile, the firefighters perform a second check of the aircraft to ensure no other passengers or crew members are left behind or thrown out and to declare the aircraft safe.

  • First stop: 37th Chief of Staff of the Army visits troops in Iraq

    Apr 22, 2011

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, made his first visit to Iraq since being sworn in on April 11. The general met with more than 70 service members in the Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, April 20.

  • Photo gallery: 2011 Best Ranger Competition Day 1

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fifty teams kicked off the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition with a three-mile buddy run before dawn today. The teams head into a foot movement and canoe race to round out the morning. Events are scheduled around the clock, with teams moving to the firing ranges in the afternoon to conduct machine gun and moving target events before heading out for day orienteering, fast-rope insertion and their first obstacle course. The day ends with teams navigating an approximately ten mile night orienteering course well into the early hours of Day 2. "It's the greatest thing in the Army ... I look forward to it each year," said retired Col. Ralph Puckett, a former Ranger and two-time Distinguished Service Cross recipient who will be on the sidelines throughout most of the competition. "When you come out to Benning, you walk with giants. They're not rock stars, they're not sports heroes, they're not actors playing Soldiers. They're the real deal."

  • Fort Bragg Soldier aspires to conquer Death Race

    Apr 15, 2011

    A Fort Bragg Soldier has accepted the challenge of the Death Race, called an extreme match of "Survivor" meets "Jackass," and the tasks include diving into deep waters for a bicycle chain to assembling a lego house according to specs and the absurdity of the tasks is considered part of the excitement. It is a punishing competition where only 10 percent of contestants finish.

  • Fort Bragg volksmarch celebrates Month of Military Child

    Apr 15, 2011

    In recognition of the Month of the Military Child, more than 600 youth from various child development centers on Fort Bragg and Pope Field participated in this year's volksmarch, April 4. The volksmarch began and ended at Rodriguez CDC on Sicily Drive.

  • Everyone's a kid at Fort Bragg's Armed Services YMCA fair

    Apr 15, 2011

    The 11th annual Armed Services YMCA's Healthy Kids Day was held on April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. About 1800 children chose from physical recreation like jumping around in a bouncer, throwing frisbees, basketballs and baseballs and crawling through a smoke-filled trailer. Other activities included tye-dying T-shirts, building cars and birdhouses, having one's face painted or making colorful chalk drawings.

  • Fort Bragg couple delivers their baby at home

    Apr 15, 2011

    Sergeant John Valles, 31, and his wife Carly, 29, spent several hours at Womack Army Medical Center before going home on Feb. 11. Carly, who was near her due date, thought she was going into labor. As it turned out, she was in labor and her husband, with the help of some friends, delivered their baby girl.

  • It's a dog's life: Animal career appeals to Fort Bragg military spouse

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Animal Behavior College offers this program as a way to ensure the highest level of professionalism for people who want to dedicate their lives to working with animals. The program is particularly appealing to Family members because it offers a portable skill/career they can take with them anywhere they go.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Easter early

    Apr 15, 2011

    The 16th Military Police Brigade held an early Easter egg hunt April 9.

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Program offers a relaxing day for Families

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Survivor Outreach Services hosted a fun day for the Families of fallen Soldiers. Carnival games, a sumo wrestling ring, a large velcro wall and food supplied by the Armed Services YMCA awaited the Families at Smith Lake Recreation Area, Saturday. It was a time to allow survivors and their children to relax and enjoy time with other survivors,"

  • Fort Bragg unit set to deploy with furry companions

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 528th Combat Operational Stress Control Unit will be taking over combat stress operations that involve using dogs for therapy overseas. The 528th trained with therapy dogs from America's VetDogs and their trainers, March 28 to April 1. The training involved getting comfortable with the therapy dogs, simple commands, safety of the dogs, interacting with patients, and preparing to take care of the therapy dogs overseas.

  • Fort Bragg couple reunites at Ali Al Salem

    Apr 15, 2011

    Spc. Jasamine T. Emanuel, who is deployed to Afghanistan with the 525th Battlefield Surveilance Brigade, waited two days for her husband Spc. Michael T. Emanuel, who is a Reserve Soldier mobilized with the Sky Dragons of the XVIII Airborne Corps' Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, to arrive from Camp Victory, Iraq. The couple was going for R&R to St. Andrew, Jamaica for their mid-deployment break, where Michael has Family, said Jasamine.

  • Fort Bragg holds bi-annual education forum

    Apr 15, 2011

    The bi-annual education forum t9ook place April 6, at the Fort Bragg Club and had representation from various agencies and organizations, as well as Fort Bragg and local school systems. The forum provides an opportunity for Fort Bragg to learn and to teach - an indication of a relationship of reciprocity with its constituents.

  • 'Green' buildings at Fort Bragg contribute to Army triple bottom line

    Apr 15, 2011

    In a time of declining defense budgets, "going green" makes economic sense, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's top civilian told business leaders March 30. The Army, along with the rest of the federal government, has embraced sustainability. Each new building the Army constructs over the next five years will be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in energy and environmental design.

  • TF Safe promotes electrical, fire safety awareness in Iraq

    Apr 15, 2011

    Whether it's plugging in that cord for your laptop, turning on the air conditioner, or leaving the light on in the CHU, there is always a possibility for a fire or an electrical hazard.

  • Sergeants major gather for senior enlisted conference

    Apr 15, 2011

    The United States Forces - Iraq's top senior enlisted advisors gathered for the USF-I Command Sergeants Major Conference held on Camp Victory, April 7, to discuss various topics and challenges that leaders face as U.S. forces continue to prepare for final operations in Iraq.

  • Leadership: adapting, evolving, improving

    Apr 15, 2011

    Leadership is an essential element within an organization. The military functions and depends on this component to sustain its order and discipline. For more than 200 years, the military has trained its service members to be leaders and pave the path for others to follow.

  • Secretary of Defense visits Iraq for one last time

    Apr 9, 2011

  • Helmick updates Fort Bragg on operations

    Apr 9, 2011

    From his United States Forces - Iraq headquarters in Baghdad, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, deputy commanding general for operations, USF-I, held a video teleconference with media at Fort Bragg, N.C., about current operations in Iraq. Helmick, who spoke with the reporters on April 1, is commanding general of XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg.

  • Organizations help bring comfort, support to service members

    Apr 9, 2011

    Imagine that you are deployed to a foreign country for 12 months and not receiving a single letter or package from anyone. The stressful work hours and austere environment affect your morale, but feeling like no one back home cares about you can make it even harder to get by each day.

  • Shutdown could affect young troops most, Gates says

    Apr 8, 2011

    While emphasizing that servicemembers eventually will receive the pay they would earn during a government shutdown, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged that if the government shuts down for a week starting tomorrow, their mid-month paychecks would include only the pay they earned for the first week of the month.

  • Fort Bragg hosts annual Mid-Carolina Senior Games

    Apr 8, 2011

    Nearly 200 seniors did not let a little rain dampen their spirits as they participated in the Mid-Carolina Senior Games, March 30, at Pope Fitness Center. The games, in its 25th year, are held each spring to promote wellness for adults age 55 and older. Some of the games seniors participated in included basketball, spin casting, football throw, softball throw, discus, shot put, bowling, tennis, swimming, billiards, bocce and track events.

  • Fayetteville Regional Airport welcomes newest area's USO facility

    Apr 8, 2011

    The USO of North Carolina, Fort Bragg Center director announced that a new USO center will open this summer at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. The center will become a reality thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation and will have a snack bar, a television with a DVD, Internet access and telephones.

  • Fort Bragg children enjoy fun, food at Nutrition Fest

    Apr 8, 2011

    On March 30, parents and providers brought their children Tolsen Youth Activities Center, for either a morning or an afternoon session for Nutrition Fest, a day of fun and festivities designed to entertain children of all ages. Children rotated through the two gyms at Tolson for dancing along with step instructors, decorating crafts, tackling an obstacle course and raising the decibel scale a few notches.

  • Fort Bragg children plant an Arbor Day seed

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Tween' Center opens on Fort Bragg, for children 8 to 14 years old

    Apr 8, 2011

    Children from 8 to 14 years now have a place to let off steam after school. Fort Bragg and Pope Field's Armed Services YMCA officially opened their new 'Tween' Center, March 31. The Tween Center offers supervised tween fun and has three flatscreens with Wii systems, Dance Dance Revolution, karaoke, numerous board games and a snack bar.

  • Fort Bragg Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Apr 8, 2011

    Victory Junction is a way to get away from everyday life and focus on having fun for Soldiers and their Families. In 2004, the Richard Petty Family built Victory Junction in memory of Adam Petty, Kyle's son who died in a NASCAR race. The camp has much to offer children with special needs as well as survivors. Things such as catch and release fishing, canoeing, bowling, a gymnasium, and a small water park.

  • USF-I personnel participate in scouting program

    Apr 2, 2011

    During deployment, service members rarely have the opportunity to interact with the Iraqi population or experience the local culture first-hand.

  • Partnership training prepares for detainee transfer

    Apr 2, 2011

    In anticipation of the withdrawal of the U.S. forces from Iraq, buildings and equipment are just some of the things being transferred to the people of this nation.

  • Dogs play vital role in search missions

    Apr 2, 2011

  • U.S., Iraq combine efforts on aquacultural wetlands project

    Apr 2, 2011

    Since 2007, the U.S. military and State Department have been working with the Iraqi Ministry of Agriculture and farmers to revitalize the fishing industry in Iraq. An organized project known as the Development and Spawning of Rare Fish was established to increase the population of rare species of fish in the marshes and wetlands in southern Iraq.

  • Womack Army Medical Center assists victims of sexual assault

    Apr 1, 2011

    The Department of Emergency Medicine at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg is the only Army medical center that offers a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault. Sexual assault nurse examiners are a team of 12 nurses, primarily based in the Emergency Department and other clinical areas of WAMC, who are specially trained to meet victims' medical, emotional and legal requirement. Additionally, they ensure compliance with all laws and Army regulations.

  • Fort Bragg plants pinwheels to honor child abuse prevention, Month of the Military Child

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Our children are our future and their upbringing and needs shape nearly everything a parent does.

  • Fort Bragg officials, students join to 'Break the Chain'

    Apr 1, 2011

    During the annual "Break the Chain of Child Abuse" event March 25, at the Crown Convention Center in Fayetteville, the message was " Let's work together to break the chain of child abuse." Keynote speakers emphasized the need to end child abuse and ensure that all children receive fair treatment. The audience was challenged to ask themselves what they could do to break the chain.The community must re-new its commitment to protect the children and respond to child abuse.

  • Tolson Youth Center offers creative way for Fort Bragg toddlers to stay busy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Creative minds run wild in the Mini Monet Mommy and Me class Tolson Youth Center. Children ages 2 and 3 are encouraged to experience art while working on building fine motor skills, socialization skills, and confidence in artistic expression. The class encourages safety, cleanliness, messiness, friendliness and environment awareness, but also lets the artists express themselves in various creative ways.

  • Fort Bragg wounded female Soldiers pampered by American Red Cross

    Apr 1, 2011

    In honor of Women's History Month, the Fort Bragg and Pope Field American Red Cross hosted spa event entitled Salute to Female Wounded Warriors, at the Fort Bragg Club. Vendors from around the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community offered their services and time to those who have given so much for them.

  • Womack Army Medical Center helps Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries

    Apr 1, 2011

    The TBI Clinic, as the Traumatic Brain Injury/NeuroRehabilitation Center at Womack Army Medical Center is known, was established in April 2007, to treat Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. The TBI/NeuroRehabilitation Center is a complete medical service designed to help Soldiers from injury, through treatment and rehabilitation, and return to duty. A large treatment team of more than 30 healthcare providers is available to help Soldiers on their road to recovery.

  • 'Hello, this is Peggy' How to protect yourself from telephone scams

    Apr 1, 2011

    Legal assistance office offers advice and tip to protect Soldier from the latest telephone scams. They urge Soldiers and Family members to report scams to the Federal Trade Commission and the North Carolina Department of Justice. Not only will this help protect others from falling victim, but it can also serve as proof to financial institutions that a particular transaction was fraudulent and not authorized. They can also file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov and www.ftc.gov. Also, report scams to the XVIII Airborne Corps Legal Assistance Office so they can help relay this information to the authorities.

  • Fort Bragg calculates high risk, high reward of renewable energy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Fort Bragg's energy manager and staff of six banded together to adopt a holistic approach to energy usage on Fort Bragg. Their mission - to make life better for the Soldiers while adopting a team approach to implementing and improving energy programs.

  • Fort Bragg military police lose hair over good cause

    Apr 1, 2011

    On March 19, several Families of the 16th Military Police Brigade, decided to lose some hair at Fayetteville's Mash House to raise money for childhood cancer research. Soldiers and Families of the 16th Military Police Brigade raised over $600 for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the second biggest funder of childhood cancer research after the United States government.

  • Commentary: Military children adapt well to change

    Apr 1, 2011

    A Family member shares her feelings about being a military child in a commentary that outlines how much being a military brat has given her so much. It gave her the opportunity to live and experience other cultures, and taught her to make friends quickly and to say goodbye. It has taught her independence right from wrong.

  • Fort Bragg wins antiterrorism award

    Apr 1, 2011

    In 2010, Fort Bragg's level of preparedness was better than any other Army installation. The post was recently named winner of the 2010 Best Army Antiterrorism program, fixed installation unit award, which it received in January. Fort Bragg is the first in the Army to develop National Incident Management System compliant checklists and because of that, the Installation Management Command headquarters is looking at the checklist to standardize the Army.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No Hazard Found in Fort Bragg Follow-Up Pesticide Testing

    Mar 31, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, announced today that the results of follow-up pesticide testing by an independent laboratory completed in homes on Fort Bragg showed that concentrations of pesticides were not elevated and do not pose a health hazard.

  • Final Women's History Month in Iraq commemorated on Camp Victory

    Mar 26, 2011

    From prehistoric gatherers to middle-aged domesticators, women in the past have made it possible for the trend of females in a support role to steer in a different direction. A direction which leads women of the 21st century to succeed significantly in today's society.

  • TF SAFE program reduces electrical incidents Iraq-wide

    Mar 26, 2011

    Making that morning pot of coffee, watching the news and checking your e-mail are things most of us do on a daily basis that require electrical power. Task Force Safety Actions for Fires and Electricity was created to ensure electrical safety is always on the minds of service members deployed to Iraq.

  • HAZMAT centers clean up Iraq

    Mar 26, 2011

    Over the course of the war in Iraq, the country has accumulated a substantial amount of waste that has the potential to affect not only the environment, but the Iraqi people and U.S. forces on the ground as well.

  • Leaders Visit as Fort Bragg BRAC Preparations Continue

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -Civilian leaders representing the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G3/5/7 Directorate traveled to Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, N.C., March 23, for a first-hand look at temporary and permanent workspaces being readied for the relocation of the command's headquarters in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation.

  • Fort Bragg equipment center rents summer fun

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at Fort Bragg offers rental prices for different types of equipment such as camping, sports and games, picnic and party, lawn and garden, fishing and boating and other miscellaneous items such as floor buffers, roll-a-way beds, Santa costumes and lawn trailers. The center offers better rates for Soldiers and provide equipment for their rental needs at a cheaper rate than they can get from an outside source.

  • Volunteers read at Fort Bragg elementary school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Dozens of retired teachers, local sororities, fraternities, Soldiers and a couple of canine helpers visited McNair Elementary School on Fort Bragg March 18, to read to children from second through fourth grades. The event was part of "Read Across America," a national event based on Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling at WAMC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg was the first Army installation to lead the way in recognizing that steps needed to be taken to preserve the sustainability and environment of Fort Bragg in order to continue to meet the mission goals for our Soldiers, civilians and Families on post. Womack Army Medical Center is now doing its part to lead the way by implementing a wider approach to an existing recycling program by passing out recycling containers throughout the hospital to capture those types of recyclable items as well as taking steps to incorporate all white paper, color, computer, and ledger paper.

  • Fort Bragg AFAP moves Family issues forward

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Army Family Action Plan provides a voice for servicemembers and their Families in the Army chain of command. It helps ensure that Soldier, spouses and Families' concerns and issues are addressed and forwarded to Army leadership. Fort Bragg is unique in that the leadership addresses local issues through quarterly town hall meetings which allows officials to solve issues that impact more than just the Fort Bragg community. The annual AFAP Conference focuses only on Army-wide issues.

  • Fort Bragg spouse sets soaring standard for Spouse of the Year

    Mar 25, 2011

    Crystal Cavalier was nominated by her husband for the Military Spouse Magazine, Spouse of the Year Award, for 2011. He wrote a letter outlining her accomplishments and the sacrifices she made to keep the Family together. He talked about her volunteer work for the local Red Cross disaster team, her involvement with the Family readiness group and her stint as the Fort Bragg chapter director for Blue Star Families. Cavalier also earned the President's Volunteer Service Award from the National Military Family Association for giving over 250 hours of her time in 2010. All this while holding down a fulltime job as the Congressional affairs assistant for USASOC and attending college at a nearby university.

  • 'Bragg'ing rights

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Culinary Arts Team, competed in the 36th Annual Armed Forces Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 7 and won 2nd place in the competition.

  • Fort Bragg set to host Operation Medicine Drop at North Post PX

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg and surrounding communities who have medicine that has expired or is no longer needed, have the opportunity of disposing of it, free of charge Saturday at the post sponsors Operation Medicine Drop. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., all medicines will be accepted amnesty-free as the event is set to coincide with National Poison week, March 20 through Saturday. The statewide initiative is an opportunity for people to bring in unwanted medication, whether it be prescription or over-the-counter materials.

  • U.S., Iraqi SGMs confer on enlisted corps

    Mar 20, 2011

    Working towards a common goal, the combined efforts of two international military organizations are achieving positive results.

  • USF-I top NCO hosts professional leadership development

    Mar 19, 2011

    Quality professional development is a key component of a successful organization. The ability to learn and enhance oneself is a process that can be achieved through focused effort within the organization.

  • One step closer to leaving: property transfers to Iraqis continue

    Mar 19, 2011

    As the U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to further strengthen their cohesion, an official building and equipment transfer between the United States Forces - Iraq joint civil-military operations staff and Iraqi Ground Forces Command civil-military operations staff took place, March 12, at Camp Victory, Iraq.

  • USF-I Soldiers teach Iraqi service members intelligence techniques

    Mar 19, 2011

    Seventy Iraqi military personnel graduated from a military intelligence training partnership held at the Iraqi Ground Forces Command compound on Victory Base Complex, March 12.

  • Fort Bragg directorate receives green certification

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Directorate of Human Resources was certified as a Green Directorate at the Sustainability Management Council meeting on Feb. 17. The Green Directorate program encourages military units and civilian organizations on the installation to practice sustainable, daily operations and educates staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices and their impacts on the mission. To become certified as a Green Directorate, organizations must implement specific measure to reduce waste, promote recycling and engage in environmentally preferred purchasing. The measures must also improve energy efficiency, conserve water and enhance air quality.

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg leaves big footprint

    Mar 18, 2011

    In fiscal year 2010, Womack's Emergency Department volume was 67,000 patients. The patient population is expected to continue to grow as Base Closure and Realignment and other grow-the-Army initiatives continue to increase the beneficiary population in and around Fort Bragg. The recently-expanded Critical Care Area currently consists of a two-bay resuscitation/trauma room, 22 critical care monitored beds, two gynecology exam rooms and a special examination room, which supports the WAMC Emergency Department's sexual assault nurse examiner program. The entire Emergency Department is scheduled for a comprehensive renovation in 2012 to 2014.

  • Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink skaters boogie the night away

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink boogied the night away with their skating production, Flapper Days to Disco Nights - A Rock Around the Rink Production, March 13. Thirty-six skaters of all ages performed to music from different generations going back to the 1930s.

  • Fort Bragg mothers, daughters, grandmothers enjoy tea at ASYMCA event

    Mar 18, 2011

    Many little girls love to serve tea, whether it's to all their favorite stuffed animals, their mother or an unwilling brother. On March 13, Fort Bragg daughters and their mothers and grandmothers dressed up for the real thing at the Armed Services YMCA Mother/Daughter Tea and Fashion Show. As guests walked into the main room where spring-colored decorated tables were lined up in rows, everyone received a gift. After tea was served the girls strutted their stuff and showed off their gowns during the fashion show.

  • Teamwork helps Fort Bragg unit to celebrate one year of no DUIs

    Mar 18, 2011

    The 189th Infantry Brigade celebrated a new record of one year with no driving under the influence for the 590 Soldiers who represent it. The unit continues to maintain this zero incident approach even after the holiday season has ended. The Soldiers, ranging in age from 21 to 57, understand the importance of drinking responsibly since its leaders continuously remind them that a DUI can end a career.

  • Fort Bragg housing contractor puts Families first with preventative maintenance visits

    Mar 18, 2011

    Picerne Military Housing manages nearly 6,300 homes on Fort Bragg, and every resident's safety and comfort remains the company's first priority. To ensure that all concerns are addressed first-hand, Picerne implemented the annual preventative maintenance visit. The visits are similar to annual inspections conducted in off-post communities nationwide.

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services educates public about ID changes

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg had more than 74,000 military Family members access its post in fiscal year 2010 and continually strives to maintain a relationship worthy of a Soldiers commitment to service. Some people know that "D" is the designation for the child or dependent parent of a Soldier, but what some may not know is that the designation for surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers has long been "URW," which denotes an unmarried widow. Some people are just becoming aware of the change since ID cards often do not expire for five to six years. It is important to familiarize the Fort Bragg community with the change and Survivor Outreach Services and the Directorate of Human Resources have joined to get the message out to the public.

  • Fort Bragg staff judge advocate answers survivors' questions about entitlements

    Mar 18, 2011

    When a person's status changes, they often have questions about whether their entitlement to services has changed. Fort Bragg has hree legal assistance offices that can help survivors with legal issues during the difficult time of transition, dealing with probate and estate issues, and also afterward with preparation of new estate planning documents for the survivors whose situations have changed. As long as a survivor maintains a valid military identification card, they remain entitled to services at the legal offices.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group leaders learn skills at conference

    Mar 18, 2011

    On March 15, Family readiness group leaders from various units on Fort Bragg learned to better perform the duties required of group leaders to exhibit leadership and counseling skills similar to senior military leaders. A world-renowned expert on helping Families to face conflict and create great relationships was the keynote speaker and he gave the FRG members various scenarios, many of them based on his own experience with his children, and he explained how he handled them.

  • Votes are in: AFAP issues prioritized, presented to FORSCOM's senior leaders

    Mar 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded Friday with the selection of five quality-of-life issues for referral to the senior leaders of the Army's largest organization for further consideration.

  • Womack Army Medical Center opens new satellite clinics

    Mar 18, 2011

    In the continuing push to stand up facilities that deliver the best quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, Army leadership opened two Womack Army Medical Center satellite clinics March 9 in Cumberland County. The medical facilities are healthcare as it should be -easy to access, patient-centered, team-based and quality-focused.

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