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  • NASCAR drivers and PRN host radio show at Bragg

    Mar 15, 2011

    Monday, approximately 50 Service members and their family members came out to Sports USA on Fort Bragg to be part of "Fast Talk Radio" on the Performance Racing Network and visit with NASCAR drivers; Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet car in the Sprint Cup series, and Kyle Petty, retired NASCAR driver, son of racing legend Richard Petty, and co-host of the show.

  • Red Cross Month spotlights service at Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2011

    Each year, during the month of March, millions of Americans observe Red Cross Month. To honor Red Cross Month, the Fort Bragg/Pope Field Red Cross Station hosted Red Cross Day March 10, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Macomb Street office, near the intersection of Macomb and Hamilton streets. This event will offered potential and current volunteers the opportunity to provide updates on their experiences. The Red Cross staff also featured giveaways and provided light refreshments.

  • Fort Bragg Army Emergency Relief kicks off annual contributions campaign

    Mar 11, 2011

    AER has provided more than $1.2 billion in assistance to Soldiers and their Family members during emergency situations. The formula is the annual AER campaign to gather contributions for replenishing AER funds. Army Community Service kicked off this year's campaign March 2, with an 8 a.m. breakfast at the Fort Bragg Club. The campaign is expected to run through May 15, with the theme of "Helping Maintain Army Strong."

  • Local bike shop auctions custom bike, presents proceeds to Fort Bragg Fisher House

    Mar 11, 2011

    Five thousand, one hundred and one dollars. That's how much was recently donated to Fort Bragg's Fisher House as local motorcycle builder Hot Rodz auctioned a custom bike and presented all proceeds to the organization that assists Soldiers and Families in need. The motorcycle, began life as a 1977 Harley Davidson Springer and Hot Rodz added a lot of parts taken from around the shop, to go along with various outsourced parts, including many that were donated by various vendors.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers receive Soldier's Medal for heroism during Haiti earthquake relief operatio

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 82nd Airborne Division Pre-Ranger Training Course was held Jan. 31. Each candidate had to pass the Big Five events: land nav, a road march, PT test, obstacle course, and a five-mile run to keep alive the slim chance of Ranger selection. Of the 55 candidates who joined the Pre-Ranger ranks, only nine emerged successful after 17 days.

  • Army vice chief of staff visits Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg community played host to the Army's second highest-ranking general March 3. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who became the 32nd vice chief of staff Aug. 4, 2008, visited the XVIII Airborne Corps leadership, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Joint Tactical Radio System's Handheld, Manpack, & Small Form Fit Excursion.

  • Waiting to Fly

    Mar 10, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Security Force Advisory Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, wait at Pope Army Airfield for their flight to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Mar. 8.

  • Iraqi Security Forces host humanitarian event

    Mar 10, 2011

    Residents of Basrah, Iraq gathered at the Basrah Operations Center Monday, Mar. 7, 2011, to receive acute medical aid, toys, school supplies, food, water, radios, and health information. Iraqi Security Forces offered the use of their operations center, while Iraqi civilian doctors provided the medical care. Servicemembers from U.S. Division - South were on hand in an advisory role.

  • Rookie culinary contestants gain eye-opening, fruitful experience

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2010) -- The first time at culinary arts competitions is always the most trying. A generous helping of anxiety, expectation and general uncertainty loom in a significant way. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joseph Wisniewski remembers the emotions well.

  • New culinary training extension opens at Fort Lee

    Mar 9, 2011

    Featuring modern classrooms and state-of-the-art cooking and baking labs, a new building extension for the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence was officially opened at Fort Lee, Va., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

  • Culinary kid shares kitchen with Top chefs

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2011) -- For the past two weeks, the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition has been home to the military's most talented and passionate chefs, and one culinary kid who has an appetite for becoming a chef.

  • Simplifying the Logistics ground

    Mar 9, 2011

    How the 101st Sustainment Brigade is undertaking an ambitious project to re-configure Bagram Airfield's Logistics complex

  • Culinary Arts Competition: art of ice

    Mar 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition is in its 11th day and the competition has heated up with the exception of the ice carving competition. It is one of the few events within the competition that doesn't require some sort of heating element. Several teams entered the event, sculpturing everything from Bugs Bunny to dragons. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence hosts the Culinary Arts Competition. It includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Chaplain duo reaches soldiers in an unusual way

    Mar 8, 2011

    Sitting on a toilet isn't a place one would normally expect to think about God. But the two-man chaplain team at Spin Boldak wants Soldiers to do just that.

  • Construction of FORSCOM's band building marches ahead

    Mar 7, 2011

    Already more than 65 percent complete, the FORSCOM Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs new training facility is moving ahead right on schedule for a late June handover. During separate visits in February, Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander and district engineer for the USACEAca,!a,,cs Savannah District, expressed their satisfaction with the progress and the quality of the construction project. An aerial view of the site shows clearly how far along the building has come. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, this summer, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • "Wings" over Afghanistan

    Mar 7, 2011

    A UH60M Blackhawk helicopter flies alongside the snow-capped mountains of southern Afghanistan.

  • Safety, teamwork aid in FARP success

    Mar 6, 2011

    Forward arming and refueling points for Task Force Thunder, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, are places where aircraft can receive fuel and ammunition to continue providing coverage for troops on the ground.

  • 804th Medical Brigade assumes command of Task Force Med

    Mar 6, 2011

    The 804th Medical Brigade became the 10th command medical unit for United States Forces - Iraq during a transfer-of-authority ceremony with Task Force 807th Medical Command, at the Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory, Mar. 4.

  • Army stabilizes manpower, alters retention control points

    Mar 6, 2011

    Effective June 1, Soldiers serving on active duty, whether in the regular Army or Army Reserve and National Guard components, will encounter various changes within the Army Retention Control Points program.

  • Military police target speeding violators on VBC

    Mar 6, 2011

    Speeding in a vehicle greatly increases the risk of injury and death in an accident. Service members, civilians and local nationals are at times in a hurry to get to where they're going, ignoring speed limit signs and rushing to get to their destinations without concern for their safety or for the safety of others.

  • Petty officers host career information seminar

    Mar 6, 2011

    During deployment in Iraq, many Sailors working in a joint forces environment serve an important but non-traditional role that is often outside a Sailor's typical occupational experience.

  • Culinary Arts Competition participants step up their game

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicked off Feb. 26 at Fort Lee. It is hosted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • Pope Air Force Base changes name, keeps same mission

    Mar 3, 2011

    Before a crowd of dignitaries, generals, Airmen and Soldiers at Hangar 4, Maj. General Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and Air Force Col. James C. Johnson, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, signed a proclamation, Tuesday, officially changing Pope Air Force Base's name back to the historic Pope Field. The 63-year change in ownership was due to the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers manage money during Military Saves Week

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program financial specialists were on hand at the Military Saves Week kick off, which took place at the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette room, Feb. 22. The program targets Soldiers' spending habits and features educational forums, individual financial counseling and money-related materials. It encourages Families to set realistic goals that focus on long-term solutions over financial fads.

  • Fort Bragg library hosts environmental programs from children

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the spirit of environmental responsibility, Sustainable Fort Bragg has partnered with John L. Throckmorton Library to host a series of environmental programs for children designed to educate children about the environment and provide a connection to the natural world. The programs will feature stories, music and activities with an environmental theme.

  • Devers students help Fort Bragg's animals

    Mar 3, 2011

    First graders at Devers Elementary School got the chance to help some of the animals awaiting new homes at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter during a learning experience Feb. 17. Fort Bragg's veterinary specialists and shelter volunteers, brought Elmer, a dog who has been a long-term resident at the shelter as well as three-week-old kittens with them to show the students. They taught the children how to properly approach animals and about playing safely with their dogs or cats. The students repaid their guests with a large donation of blankets, treats and toys for the shelter's fuzzy residents.

  • Fort Bragg honors Black History Month

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the annual celebration of diversity and acceptance, the XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Team Bragg Equal Opportunities representatives put together a unique presentation about African-Americans and the Civil War in honor of National Black History Month, Feb. 23. The presentation included remarks by Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, XVIII Airborne Corps' deputy commanding general, skits, poems and performances by the Yoruba Descendants Union of Fayetteville who talked about their country, their culture, clothing and danced for the audience. . The cast from the play, Dateline: Greensboro (Antony Bishop, Dashawn Bryon, Andra Hale, and Ken Keaton) acted out a scene about the civil rights sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C. Raqi Barnett, an Army spouse and director of the play, also read and acted out poems by Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Closing the presentation was

  • Chemical battalion conducts decontamination training at Fort Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Members of the 83rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion were evaluated during a five-day training, Feb. 11 to 15, which took place in and around Forward Operating Base Patriot, Fort Bragg. Commanders evaluated the platoons on a number of factors, including knowledge of the mission, troop leading procedures and chemical decontamination criteria. About 477 Soldiers participated in the event.

  • Fort Bragg to hold resiliency fair

    Mar 3, 2011

    Fort Bragg continually works to stand up programs and resources that help Soldiers and their Family members maintain Army readiness. In that spirit, Fort Bragg will conduct a resiliency fair at the Soldier Support Center, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide Soldiers an opportunity to learn more about all the different resiliency resources that are available currently on the installation.

  • Operation Enforce Standards: Fort Bragg MPs work to reclaim the streets

    Mar 3, 2011

    Operation Enforce Standards, a monthly initiative to ensure that Fort Bragg is a safe and law-abiding community was conducted Friday from11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The MPs from the 82nd Airborne Division set up multiple traffic checkpoints to check for driver's licenses, proper registration, insurance and cell phone violations. They also had speeding checkpoints on the All-American expressway, to catch drivers who exceeded the speed limit. There were 99 traffic citations, three towed vehicles, three apprehensions for possession of marijuana and Spice in Linden Oaks housing area and two more apprehensions for possession of Spice at the All-American Expressway.

  • Fort Bragg town hall addresses customers' concerns

    Mar 3, 2011

    More than 100 people attended the quarterly town hall meeting Feb. 23 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road, to address several issues with the Fort Bragg Garrison commander, other leadership, and subject matter experts. Town halls are venues that allow servicemembers and their Families to bring issues to the attention of leadership and work together towards the resolution of those issues

  • Suicide prevention, everyone's responsibility

    Feb 26, 2011

    "Suicide can dip in to any age group, any rank, from a private to our most senior officers," said Command Sgt. Maj. Earl L. Rice, senior enlisted advisor for the deputy commanding general for operations, United States Forces - Iraq, and XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major.

  • Iraqi judge advocates, legal counsels observe court-martial

    Feb 26, 2011

    Iraqi judge advocates and general counsels witnessed a court-martial of a U.S. Soldier at the United States Division - Center Court House on Camp Liberty, Iraq, Feb. 22.

  • Soldiers gain citizenship on Presidents Day

    Feb 26, 2011

    As the U.S. commemorates Presidents Day, 53 Soldiers from 31 countries, became citizens of the country they currently serve during a naturalization ceremony in Al Faw Palace, Feb. 21.

  • Signal Soldiers commemorate African Americans' service

    Feb 26, 2011

    The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion hosted the Black History Month celebration on Camp Victory, Feb. 16, to highlight the distinguished military heritage of African Americans who have, since the Civil War, committed themselves to the nation's defense.

  • Top participants qualify to represent Fort Bragg in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored 2011 Fort Bragg Post Intramural Combat Cross Country Meet, Feb. 17. The top five participants to cross the finish line in both men and women's divisions are eligible to continue on to New Mexico to represent Fort Bragg at Bataan Memorial Death March, in White Springs, N.M., March 27.

  • Fort Bragg commissaries now open seven days a week

    Feb 25, 2011

    In past years, defense commissaries were open every day of the week, except Sundays and Monday. For the Fort Bragg community, Defense Commissary Agency offers an added convenience as both of the post's commissaries are now open seven days a week. The decision to open an extra day was made months ago by the Fort Bragg senior leadership and commissary officials as a benefit to the community.

  • Situational support: Fort Bragg Care Teams trained for Family tragedy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Family Readiness Group Care Team, is trained to be a first-responder in times of tragedy. The Care Team provides that logical and emotional support to a Family immediately after notification of a casualty. It allows the Family to focus on themselves, instead of all the things that go with that notification of a loss.

  • Fort Bragg program provides resource for military parents

    Feb 25, 2011

    With the added stresses of deployments and Family separation, military Families face challenges that other Families don't have to consider. Fort Bragg's Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program helps parents recognize the pressures they are under, enabling them to better care for themselves and their child. The FAP provides home visits and is a source of information for the parents - offering advice, answering questions and providing guidance on important measures like building your child's self worth and child proofing your home.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Feb 25, 2011

    Warfighters with the 82nd Airborne Division bestowed the title "expert" on 65 infantrymen Feb. 4 at Fort Bragg. From a field of 544 candidates, 65 paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team passed a week-long series of tests required for the Expert Infantry Badge - a silver musket on a sky-blue rectangle worn only by the best of the infantry.

  • Fort Bragg MP patrol cars go high-tech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg Military Police are now able to access a vast database of information while on the go. Using a computer system in their patrol cars, military police can access various state and national vehicle databases. They can even link to the 911 call center to receive information. The system enhances law enforcement operations by allowing a military policeman to look up information regarding a vehicle or driver without having to call a dispatch station to retrieve it.

  • Fort Bragg National Prayer Breakfast serves food, 'spiritual fitness'

    Feb 25, 2011

    A National Prayer Breakfast was held the morning of Feb. 16, at the Fort Bragg Club, offering healthy portions of scripture and breakfast food to those who attended. The keynote speaker, Chaplain (Col.)Pat Hash, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Command chaplain, spoke and used the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den to illustrate why principles, character and personal courage are essential for Soldiers serving in the United States military.

  • Fort Bragg champ radiates green energy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Jennifer McKenzie, earned her right to be named the 2011 Energy Champion and the entire Fort Bragg community benefitted. The Fort Bragg energy manager with the Directorate of Public Works, McKenzie has worked to improve Soldiers' quality of life while reducing operational costs. Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program hosts a "You Have the Power" campaign, which honors the work of one outstanding federal employee.

  • Fort Bragg takes over Pope Air Force Base under BRAC

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg's rich heritage will get a lift Monday as Pope Air Force Base becomes Pope Field. During a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held at Pope Air Force Base's Hangar 4, the base will become Pope Field and several Air Force units will be re-designated or inactivated. Pope will become an Army operated facility supporting Air Force operations and merging the post's growing Army and joint force community.

  • JOAX helps All-Americans get back to basics

    Feb 22, 2011

    From the time of notification to the time the first Paratrooper's boots hit the ground, no division in the United States Army has the ability to get there quicker than the 82nd Airborne Division. The method of delivery - parachute drop. Jumping from an air plane to charge the enemy battlefield has been the 82nd's bread and butter since WWII. This is what they are training for in the Joint Operational Access Exercise.

  • Combined Services Help the 82nd Airborne reach mission success during JOAX

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. just completed its nine-day Joint Operational Access Exercise, Feb. 16, which focused on the basic tasks the division needs to perfect in order to reach mission accomplishment. The 82nd Paratroopers weren't the only ones out there in on the battlefield, important partnerships between outside units and the U.S. Air Force were crucial to getting the 82nd up in the air and out the door on time.

  • 82nd CAB Medevac trains to save lives

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac company conducted simulated medical evacuations in support of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during the joint forcible entry exercise using the new HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, Feb. 15.

  • Sustainers participate in Joint Operations Access Exercise

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the Joint Operational Access Exercise with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division from Feb. 8-16.

  • Transportation unit puts in heavy miles to provide escort, deliver supplies to Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2011

    Since first arriving in Afghanistan in July 2010, the drivers with the 109th Transportation Company so far have logged approximately more than 600,000 miles.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers become the new mixed martial arts 'strikeforce'

    Feb 18, 2011

    Michael Warren, owns the Academy of Martial Studies, a Soldier-run, military combatives training facility. He reaches out to Soldiers who see regulated fighting as therapeutic. AMS is a sanctuary for Soldiers, according to Warren. The Urban Military Combatives Program kicks up the operational tempo for Soldiers set to deploy to high-threat areas.

  • Lights, camera, action: Fort Bragg spouse in the spotlight

    Feb 18, 2011

    As America celebrates National Black History Month, Gilbert Theater audience members are quickly sent back to a 1960 Greensboro, N.C., lunch counter sit-in of college students who wanted equality for all. Making her directorial debut, Army wife, Raqi Barnett, brings to life a sensitive subject of inequality that is both close to her and others' hearts who experienced segregation and prejudice. The play "Dateline: Greensboro," written by John Merritt with Paul Woolverton and Andra Hale, tells the true story of the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-in as seen through the eyes of the local "whites only" newspaper staff.

  • Fort Bragg Finance Rodeo set for Feb. 24

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg military pay office is gearing up for its annual finance rodeo, which will take place Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Sports USA. The event will serve as a one-stop location that allows Soldiers and other military members to take care of any finance concerns they may have, including MyPay personal identification number resets, pay inquiries and pre-deployment decisions.

  • Fort Bragg Families enjoy a night at the circus

    Feb 18, 2011

    For 50 Fort Bragg children and their Families it was a party under the big top last week. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus invited the Families to a special animal care seminar followed by the main event, "Zing Zang Zoom," at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, Feb. 10.

  • Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg trains with new medevac helicopter

    Feb 18, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's is transitioning to the new version of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter - the UH-60M. The transition is in keeping with the Army use of advances in technology to increase the odds of survivability from wounds Soldiers suffer. The medevac version of the aircraft, the HH-60M, incorporates the newer navigation system of the UH-60M and includes upgraded medical care equipment for the patients.

  • Virtual simulation: Fort Bragg uses the new wave of training Soldiers for combat

    Feb 18, 2011

    On Jan. 26 and 27, the Mission Support Element G3 training, Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Asymmetrical Warfare Training Cell held a demonstration with computer software companies in hopes of integrating simulator equipment with virtual reality software. The IED/AW training cell is committed to training, informing, and preparing senior leaders for deployment to combat zones. The cell informs leaders of current conditions in the country they are deploying to, what types of weapons they can come into contact with and how the weapons can be used against them.

  • Fort Bragg engineers hold ceremony to officially reactivate battalion

    Feb 18, 2011

    Seven company guidons stood covered in front of Soldiers standing in formation during a reactivation ceremony held on Feb. 11 at Myitkyina Field. The 27th Engineer Battalion officially unveiled the battalion colors during the ceremony and deactivated the rear detachment company as they transformed the battalion back to garrison operations.

  • Fort Bragg Town Hall addresses issues at Linden Oaks

    Feb 18, 2011

    More than 50 Linden Oaks residents brought various community issues to the attention of Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Sicinski Tuesday during a Town Hall meeting Feb. 15, at the Linden Oaks clubhouse.

  • Fort Bragg and the Beast: How local talent is Rockin' the Cage

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians turned out to see the caged Beast on Feb. 5, as Dan Severn (former world wrestling entertainment star and record holder of 15 title belts) made a guest appearance at the Rock Shop Music Hall for a night of mixed martial arts cage fighting. Partial proceeds from Rockin' the Cage went to the Special Forces Association, Chapter I-XVIII and Afghan war veterans.

  • Turning trash into cash: Fort Bragg Sports, Recreation Division benefits from recycling incentives p

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Recycling Incentives Program was launched in March of 2008 as a way for military units and agencies across the installation to reduce waste and recycle post commodities. Participants in the program collect and donate cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles to the Fort Bragg Recycling Center where the materials are weighed and recorded. The recorded weights are then transferred into a value and the amount is issued to the donating unit or organization as a voucher that may be applied at any FMWR resource.

  • Command-sponsored program at Fort Bragg helps strengthen marriage

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion's Unit Ministry Team sponsored the first, of the 10 "Great Dates," that started in September 2010. The WTB's dates, held once a month, are hosted at local restaurants. At each date, the couples review one chapter of "10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David and Claudia Arpthe so that each couple can further their communication skills and strengthen their marriage.

  • Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services train for any scenario

    Feb 11, 2011

    The start of the Fire and Emergency Service's rescue exercise on Jan. 20, saw Battalions 1 and 2 headed across post to the simulated vehicle accident. The "accident' involved a tiny Honda Accord and a five-ton military truck. This type of scenario allows rescuers to be prepared to face a dangerous situation when and if they come upon such an accident.

  • Fort Bragg programs offer chance to get into shape

    Feb 4, 2011

    Two exercise programs on Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base not only offer the chance to beat the winter blues, but they also offer the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Jump into Shape, offered by Womack Army Medical Center, and The Biggest Loser, a NuCo fat loss contest, have both recently started.

  • Brother-to-Brother Day advocate marches through Fort Bragg

    Feb 4, 2011

    Lance E. Robinson, a Marine Corps veteran is walking to each state capital to advocate for Sept. 10 to be officially recognized as Brother-to-Brother Day, a day for active-duty military personnel and veterans to celebrate their bonds. On Jan. 25, he visited Fort Bragg, while on his way from Raleigh, N.C. to Columbia, S.C.

  • Fort Bragg Exchange promotes healthier living

    Feb 4, 2011

    Dining at Fort Bragg is no longer a diet-buster as almost every establishment now offers healthy dining options. Subway's Fresh Fit menu provides eight sandwiches with less than six grams of fat, baked chips and a diet beverage. Burger King allows diners to select a side salad instead of fries for the same price. Also there is the "Fit Pick" program, created by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, "Fit Pick" educates Americans about the role of healthy snacks and the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity.

  • Fort Bragg conducts working dogs annual certification

    Feb 4, 2011

    Military working dog teams from Fort Stewart, Ga., Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bragg and Fort Riley, Kan. went through traing for recertification recently. The annual certification course took place on Fort Bragg, Jan. 10 through the 14.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers rewarded for community service

    Feb 4, 2011

    Jose Aguimatang and Ksenia Kulik graduated Albritton Middle School and set aside the lazy days of summer for a volunteer stint with the American Red Cross, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield. This started a partnership that would lasted through high school. On Jan. 26, the teens received prestigious Iron Mike pins in a ceremony that honored the service of Fort Bragg volunteers.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors of new Family Readiness Group resource center

    Feb 4, 2011

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade opened the doors to a new Family readiness group center on Fort Bragg, that will provide a centralized location for those servicemembers and Family members involved in the unit's FRG. The center is a place where Family members can receive resources and have meetings, a small place for kids to play while conducting business and a place to let your hair down when the deployment gets too long.

  • FORSCOM's top enlisted Soldier visits Bragg to review future living and working conditions

    Feb 4, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the top enlisted Soldier for U.S. Army Forces Command, spent three days meeting with Soldiers and checking on the progress of construction projects in preparation for FORSCOM's move here later this year.

  • Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star rocks Camp Victory

    Feb 2, 2011

    Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star took to the Camp Victory stage as servicemembers cheered from the audience.

  • Fort Bragg Families kick it up at Armed Services YMCA

    Jan 28, 2011

    For Robert, Jarod and Katrina Wood, Family time includes teaching other Families and couples the art of yang tai chi and youn wha ryu tae kwon do. The training received from the Wood Family is geared toward a person's skill level that is strengthened through progression. Wood said martial arts is great physical exercise and fitness and it helps teach diligence by setting goals and working toward accomplishing those goals.

  • Fort Bragg program offers healthy benefits, fitness options to retirees

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports office now offers a program of circuit training that is designed especially for retirees. The program, which takes place at Towle Gym, features several circuits of weight machine exercises fused with various cardio routines.

  • Fort Bragg USO jolted by large coffee donation

    Jan 28, 2011

    The North Carolina Fort Bragg Center, received a donation of two thousand pounds of coffee; collected from customers at the Caribou Coffee store in Chapel Hill, N.C. and donated to the Fort Bragg USO.

  • Operation Kid Comfort provides Fort Bragg children with link to deployed parent

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Armed Services YMCA's Operation Kid Comfort gives each child of a deployed, active-duty servicemember a quilt or pillow featuring photos of their Family to help comfort the child. Children ages 5 and under with a deployed parent receive a free, handcrafted quilt featuring photos provided by the Family and children ages 6 to 12 receive a free, photo-transfer pillow.

  • 'Army strong' is a lifestyle at Fort Bragg, Army-wide, not a catch phrase

    Jan 28, 2011

    TheArmy has developed a Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, which aims to improve the way Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians think, respond and live. Within CSF, the Army focuses on five core aspects of health - physical, emotional, social, Family and spiritual - otherwise known as holistic standards for the 'strong minds, strong bodies' mantra.

  • Fort Bragg teacher named 2011 Teacher of the Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    In February, members of the Fort Bragg school board will recognize a veteran teacher at Murray Elementary School who was named 2011 Teacher of the Year for the North Carolina District of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Task Force Bragg commander presents Distinguished Service Cross to Soldier for combat heroics

    Jan 28, 2011

    Surrounded by civic leaders, comrades, veterans and relatives, and more than three years after his heroics in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains, Staff Sergeant James M. Takes, a Mooresville, N.C., paratrooper was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor.

  • New playground opens for children in Fort Bragg neighborhood

    Jan 21, 2011

    The Bougainville/Corrigedor Courts neighborhood kids now have a place to play and let off some energy thanks to the help of the USO of North Carolina, Lowe's Home Improvement, the Carolina Panthers, and Picerne Military Housing's partnership to building two brand new 'Super Heroes' playgrounds.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

  • AH-64 Apache simulator provides valuable training to Fort Bragg pilots

    Jan 21, 2011

    The AH-64D Apache aircraft has been called a flying tank - the most lethal aircraft ever created - But training on multi-million dollar aircraft when you're half a world away from a Middle Eastern conflict can be tricky. Fort Bragg has a training simulator created by the Boeing Corporation that features a solid, two-trailer combination, which resembles an enclosed, mobile sound stage. Inside, the simulator houses a cockpit, which features separate aviator seats, complete with screens, and a vast computer system that connects a mass of hardware and software for prime operability.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers give thanks to a dream that lives on today

    Jan 21, 2011

    Fort Bragg observed Martin Luther King Day with a ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club that included a reenactment of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, music from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus and Band and a special presentation by two representatives of the Cape Fear Regional Theater, performing "Wheels of a Dream." The main speaker for the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, director for Command, Control, Communication and Computer Systems, J6.

  • Motorcyclists salute Iraq-bound, Fort Bragg Sky Dragons

    Jan 21, 2011

    More than 100 patriot riders from area motorcycle clubs formed a gauntlet of American flags Saturday for Iraq-bound Sky Dragons from the main post theater to the buses that would take them to the flightline. .

  • Helmick to Fort Bragg: 'Be proud of your community'

    Jan 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, had a key message for the Soldiers, civilians and Family members that he leaves behind - "Be proud of your community and the units here on this installation." Helmick spoke with local reporters Tuesday, explaining the corps' mission during its upcoming deployment to Iraq; who will be in charge of Fort Bragg during the deployment and the current operation in the rebuilding country.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Tracking Fort Bragg's newest engine

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg ushered in the new decade with a softer-sounding chug, thanks to USAX 6508, a firebrick red engine commissioned for service on Dec. 15, 2010. The new model replaces one of two train engines that hauled military equipment for more than 20 years. The new engine runs on ultra-low sulfur fuel, an improved grade of diesel designed to lower emissions of particulate matter with a 2,900-gallon tank capacity of "greener" fuel, which will leave a lighter railmark for decades to come.

  • Fort Bragg mission essential personnel work through snow, ice to provide service to others

    Jan 18, 2011

    As everyone stayed snuggled up in their beds when Fort Bragg closed for inclement weather and hazardous road conditions Jan. 10 and 11, mission essential personnel carefully made their way to post to continue normal operations. Along with having crews scraping the roads clear of ice, DPW also ensures salt gets to customers who need it to prevent slipping on sidewalks frozen solid.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • Fort Bragg rescuers rehearse down aircraft recovery procedures

    Jan 7, 2011

    Rescue units from Simmons Army Air Field responded to a simulated helicopter crash at the aerial gunnery range in the training area of Fort Bragg, Dec. 9, 2010. The exercise helped assessed the SAAF emergency response plan at night in a remote area of Fort Bragg where aircraft operate as well as fulfill a once-a-year requirement for such a drill.

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center held a town hall meeting in support of this mission. The infant care town hall meeting, held in WAMC's Weaver Auditorium, familiarized parents and professionals with services like the New Parent Support Program and the hospital's state-of-the-art mother-baby unit.

  • Fort Bragg community-based primary care clinics set to revolutionize health care

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Bragg's community-based medical homes are set to open in Fayetteville and Hope Mills by the first week of March. The concept goes back to a time when Family doctors knew children by name and understood the medical needs of each patient. It also relates to the Army chief of staff's directive to improve access to care, which includes opening clinics within the community and bringing health care to the Families rather than requiring them to commute to post for wellness appointments.

  • 'Torch' element departs for Iraq

    Jan 7, 2011

    Early morning Jan 2, 25 Sky Dragon troopers mustered for the manifest that will carry them from Fort Bragg to duty stations in Kuwait and Iraq as the XVIII Airborne Corps first boots forward in its deployment to Operation New Dawn. This movement represents the tipping point as the battalion's weight shifts from preparing to deploy to the actual deployment,

  • Band building well underway as new year begins

    Jan 6, 2011

    In spite of the cold weather, the new Army Ground Forces Band building is still tracking on schedule. "We should finish the shingles in a couple of weeks and then work will focus mostly on the inside," said Project Manager George V. Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Bragg office. "Exterior brick work will also begin in a few weeks, which will bring out the true shape and color of the building." The placement of interior studs is well underway as are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Hunting for recreation: Fort Bragg wounded warriors enjoy day

    Dec 10, 2010

    Patriot Hunts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting wounded warriors with wilderness excursions. On Dec. 4, Rachaelle Langmack (whose husband died in the line of duty) and her 12-year old son, Carson participated in a European tower pheasant shoot, hosted on the 2,000 acre Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve near Bladenboro, N.C.

  • Extreme makeover: Improving Fort Bragg buildings to meet the demands of today

    Dec 10, 2010

    The buildings where we live and work contribute more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the cars we drive. Currently there are 11 projects which aim to fine-tune or retro-commission many of the buildings on Fort Bragg. This retro-commissioning projects aims to make a large impact on the 25 million square feet of floor space on the installation

  • Fort Bragg schools find initiative on America Recycles Day

    Dec 10, 2010

    Sustainable Fort Bragg and Fort Bragg Schools collaborated on America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to Bag the Bag. For the Bag the Bag initiative, the Chico Bag ™ Bag Monster visited Albritton School and Irwin School to educate classes about recycling and the disadvantages of plastic bags. Albritton School students admonished the Bag Monster with chants of "You should be recycled!" and "See you in the recycling bin!"

  • Fort Bragg doctor continues Family history of military service

    Dec 9, 2010

    Capt. Kamal Kalsi marks the fourth generation of serving in the military, with his great-grandfather having served in the Royal British army and his grandfather and father having served in the air force in India. Kalsi is a Soldier in the United States Army, assigned to Womack Army Medical Center's Emergency Department. Kalsi is a Sikh, which has been classified as the fifth largest religion in the world.

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