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  • 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.

  • 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.