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  • 1st Brigade paratroopers receive top maintenance award

    Dec 9, 2010

    The paratroopers from Company B, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helped make their unit's mission a success because of their excellence in maintaining the unit's equipment. Those paratroopers were recognized for their hard work when they received the 2010 Secretary of Defense Field-Level Maintenance Award for small category during the Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 17.

  • Peace Light journeys from Bethlehem to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2010

    A flame from Bethlehem, spread its message of hope and light to Fort Bragg Dec. 1. The chief of staff of religious support operations at Fort Bragg, drove to Maryland to bring back the Peace Light to the Cumberland County area. Each year a child from Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem where Christians believe that Jesus was born. The Peace Light is flown to New York where people across the country take the light back with them to spread to other communities.

  • Fort Bragg 2010 Family of the Year light post Christmas tree

    Dec 9, 2010

    First Sgt. George Donnelly, his wife, Kristina and their three children - sons, Kyle, 11 and Shawn, 8, and daughter, Alyson, 5 - were named the Fort Bragg Family of the Year for 2010.

  • Fort Bragg garrison commander connects with children through books

    Dec 3, 2010

    Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, spoke to students and teachers at Butner Elementary School, Nov. 19, stressing the importance of doing well in school - particularly as it relates to reading.

  • Fort Bragg honors its native heritage

    Dec 3, 2010

    Fort Bragg Polo Field was the scene of a Native American pow-wow that featured inner-tribal dancing, traditional food, informational booths and kid-friendly teepee displays. The celebration observed Native American Indian Heritage Month.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warriors receive scholarships

    Dec 3, 2010

    Each year, 25 wounded warriors and their spouses receive full scholarships to attend Colorado Technical University, awarded by the Wounded Warrior Scholarship Program.

  • Parachute wedding dress finds new home at Airborne and Special Operations Museum

    Dec 3, 2010

    Sgt. Eugene Deibler Jr., of the 501 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101 Airborne Division survived the June 6, 1944, jump onto the beaches of Normandy, France, he saved a piece of his silk reserve parachute. When he asked his girlfriend to marry him, she said yes and converted the parachute into an elegant wedding dress. On Nov. 21, Deibler donated Mary's silk dress to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in a private Family gathering.

  • Back to kitchen basics: Connelly competition heats up at Fort Bragg

    Dec 3, 2010

    The 126th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade was busy competing and being ealuated for the 43rd Annual Philip A. Connelly Active Army Field Kitchen Competition. The competition evaluates Army cooks throughout the force in 10 categories. Currently the top four teams of the competition are going through evaluations to determine a winner, which will be announced Dec. 15.

  • Digital mammography helps Fort Bragg medical technicians get closer look

    Dec 3, 2010

    Breast cancer screening has upgraded to the digital age at Womack Army Medical Center's Mammography Section. The department recently renovated to include a $1 million digital mammography imager with high resolution reading stations, equipment and a biopsy room.

  • Fort Bragg uses training to be ready for any situation

    Dec 3, 2010

    Employees at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command headquarters recently conducted a force protection exercise designed to test the workforce's reaction to deadly scenarios - an armed co-worker who comes to work ready to kill, sits in a car packed with chemicals and explosives in a crowded parking, ready to destroy everything and everyone around it.

  • Womack Army Medical Centeroffers tips to reduce risks of infant deaths

    Dec 3, 2010

    Colonel Jeffrey Kingsbury, chief, Preventive Medicine, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg said the difficultly in preventing sudden unexplained infant deaths and sudden infant death syndrom is that there is no clear reason as to why or how the baby died. He provided tips and measures parents can use to reduce the risk.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers give back to women veterans

    Dec 3, 2010

    About 50 Soldiers, Airmen, Marines, Sailors and Family members of Joint Special Operations Command enjoyed Veterans Day in an unconventional manner - by refurbishing a home. A special home called the Jubilee House that is to house homeless veteran women and their children.

  • National Public Lands Day event dedicated to fallen Fort Bragg Soldier

    Nov 18, 2010

    Members of the Fort Bragg Arbor Board and Soldiers from the Wolf Pack, the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, collaborated to assist in the preservation of Fort Bragg's natural resources. The volunteers gathered pine straw, weeded, cleaned McFadyen Pond, tended plants, removed garbage and planted trees and shrubs - all as a memorial to battalion member Spc. Timothy Fulkerson, who was killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Fort Bragg schools use new cafeteria software system

    Nov 18, 2010

    Eleven schools at Fort Bragg are using Meals Plus to manage school cafeteria systems. Meals Plus provides advantages in tracking free and reduced (Title 1) meals eligible for federal reimbursement, breakfast and lunch account tracking by student, online bill payment for parents and even dietary restriction alerts on a per-student basis.

  • Fort Bragg military Family life consultants provide the needed support before, during, after deploym

    Nov 18, 2010

    Military Family life consultants work closely with Army Community Service, and are assigned to certain centers and are embedded with the children while engaging and building relationships with children. They provide an ear to listen to the issues and struggles military children sometimes go through. The consultants also help caregivers and Family members in the absence of a loved one. They provide informal, easy to access information about prarenting, single Soldier reunions and many other issues dealing with being a part of the military.

  • Virtual training at Fort Bragg geared toward saving Soldiers' lives

    Nov 18, 2010

    High-mobility, multipurpose wheeled vehicle egress assistance training, HEAT, trainer has cycled around 500 to 1,000 servicemembers since beginning operation in September of 2008. The HEAT simulator is an M1114, or uparmored humvee, frame mounted on a 360-degree rotation axle that when in operation, simulates a rollover situation.The HEAT trainers will certify Soldiers at the unit level so that those Soldiers can train their unit on the procedures.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors to new wellness center

    Nov 18, 2010

    Fort Bragg joined the 'be your best self' campaign with the grand opening of a new Army wellness center on Nov. 4. Motivated by the motto 'prevention is the best cure,' the center's staff teaches the community to value mental, physical and emotional fitness for optimum resiliency.

  • Fort Bragg constantly works to take care of its children

    Nov 18, 2010

    The biannual education meeting was held Nov. 10 at Fort Bragg Club. The meeting brought representatives from neighboring school districts and other education professionals to discuss the care of military-connected children in schools. These are very important meetings because about 80 percent of Fort Bragg Families live off post, their children attend off post high schools, elementary and middle schools.

  • Fort Bragg community warned about the dangers of Spice

    Nov 18, 2010

    A recent XVIII Airborne Corps policy bans the use and possession of Spice. As of early November, legislation has been introduced in North Carolina state government to make the dangerous substance illegal. Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids are prohibited and violators of the policy will face punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  • Fort Bragg youth take lessons from Disney instructors

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Cleland Ice Rink at Fort Bragg hosted a special clinic Friday conducted by Disney on Ice skaters who portray Disney characters and stories both nationally and internationally with about 40 participants and six Disney on Ice instructors.

  • Domestic violence awareness training held at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    More than 100 community members gathered at Womack Army Medical Center's Weaver Auditorium Oct. 26, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a way to remember victims of domestic violence. A member of the hospital's Pediatrics Clinic staff conducted a session that explained what others can do if they or someone close to them is a victim of domestic violence. The class also included information about how domestic violence affects everyone and on what has become an increasing trend - teen domestic violence.

  • Fort Bragg military police share a day with Family during 'Enforcer Day'

    Nov 12, 2010

    The 503rd Military Police Battalion's "Enforcer Day" brought the Families and Soldiers of the unit together the morning of Oct. 29 to enjoy being a member such a close-knit unit and to learn about what it means to be a military policeman on Fort Bragg.

  • Local motorcycle builder to honor Fort Bragg's Fisher House

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Fisher House provides a valuable service military Families during medical crises, allowing them to remain close as a Soldier receives life-sustaining treatment or medical care. For all that Fisher House has given to the community, local motorcycle builder Hotrodz has decided to give some back. The shop has taken a wrecked, 1977 Harley-Davidson motorcycle and is in the process of transforming it into a custom, bobber-style bike. The bike is expected to be complete in February and will be auctioned off to the public. Proceeds from the project will go to the Fisher House.

  • Retired Fort Bragg Soldier shares almost 70 years of memories

    Nov 12, 2010

    For most sergeants major, becoming the command sergeant major of a corps is the culmination of their careers. For retired Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth "Rock" Merritt, he not only helped create the job of the XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major, he held the position twice.

  • Fort Bragg 'elves' continue to make a difference in Operation Toy Drop

    Nov 12, 2010

    This is a multi-story series that explains what Operation Toy Drop is, who started it, and the people who have operated it since the beginning. This week's story is about Becki Caldwell, the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command unit administrator and her connection to Operation Toy Drop

  • Electric cart keeps a Fort Bragg neighborhood safe

    Nov 12, 2010

    A low slow electric vehicle, driven by a Soldier is used to shuttle residents of Linden Oaks accross a busy six lane highway. The vehicle was provided at the request of the garrison commander 'to support the safety of the Families,' said Timothy Shea, DOL transportation chief. The garrison has offered Linden Oaks housing residents this service until work is completed to make a marked walkway with electronic pedestrian signals, estimated to be completed in May 2011. A team of three Soldiers drive the LSEV every day from 2 to 8 p.m.

  • Enlightened Fort Bragg warriors: Educating special ops

    Nov 12, 2010

    Turning the Army's most elite fighters into highly educated Soldiers is the newest initiative to emerge from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. Whether the goal is a master of arts in strategic security studies or an international business bachelor's degree, the special operations community is rallying around the mantra of higher education.

  • Fort Bragg Education Fair: Making dreams come true

    Nov 12, 2010

    Several university representatives and education counselors gathered Nov. 4, at Sports USA to present Soldiers, retirees, civilians, and their Family members with the chance to follow their desired career path and make dreams come true at Fort Bragg's Education Fair.

  • Fort Bragg officials ask, is your Family prepared for a terrorist attack'

    Nov 12, 2010

    Fort Bragg officials are constantly promoting heightened safety awareness across the installation. Parents are urged to make preparations to handle an 'all hazard event, be it a terrorist attack, natural disaster or Fort Bragg emergency, their foresight can influence a Family's health ... and may even save lives.

  • Rehabilitated bird released into wild at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    The Carolina Raptor Center released a bald eagle at Mott Lake. The eagle was nursed back to health by the CRC and released into the wild at Fort Bragg. But according to Dave Heins, chief of the Environmental Division, the release also accomplishes another goal - it helps improve wildlife and recovers some of the endangered species that are on the installation.

  • Two Fort Bragg neighborhoods to get playgrounds from local $50,000 grant

    Nov 12, 2010

    Children living in the Fort Bragg neighborhoods of Bougainville and Corrigedor Courts will soon have a new place to play thanks to a $50,000 grant from Lowe's Charitiable and Educational Foundation to the Fort Bragg USO. The grant will build two playgrounds in the neighborhood.

  • Bragg opens model Army Wellness Center

    Nov 10, 2010

    Chilly, misty weather didn't dampen the spirits of more than 150 people who attended the Nov. 5 opening of the Fort Bragg, N.C., Army Wellness Center.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Military Family Month

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama declared this November Military Family Month and Fort Bragg has scheduled many activities to celebrate the military Family.

  • Health fair provides care for Fort Bragg civilian employees

    Nov 5, 2010

    The purpose of the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center health fair is to help smooth the transition and to enable employees to make informed decisions about health care. CPAC's health fair was held Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Fort Bragg Club.

  • Fort Bragg dedicated teacher walks for cancer, community

    Nov 5, 2010

    On the sunny morning of Oct. 22, teachers and students alike gathered outside of Irwin Elementary School to encourage and surprise one of their own - Brenda Warren, a science teacher who has been walking every day for the last month to prepare for the nearly 40 mile walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer events are hosted in several cities across the United States each year, and each participant must raise at least $1,800 to participate - Brenda Warren, with the help of some of the staff at Irwin Elementary School, raised $5,500.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers give students a taste of the Army

    Nov 5, 2010

    As part of their Family and Consumer Science class, the class of 24 eighth graders came to Fort Bragg to get a glimpse of the life a 92G, food service specialist, and sample some of the food an Army dining facility serves. The field trip was part of an ongoing partnership between Ebony McAllister, who teaches the Family and Consumer Science class, and her aunt, Master Sgt. Charlotte R. Boone, a Fayetteville native and the 82nd CAB food supervisor.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Following the completion of the pre-mission requirements, paratroopers began to talk strategy. Only this time, it was strategy against their fellow platoon members. The paratroopers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division gathered at Freedom Paintball Field outside Fort Bragg Oct. 28, to participate in the Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Warrior Adventure Quest program.

  • Operation Toy Drop returns for Fort Bragg 2010 holiday season

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, has run for 12 years giving the opportunity for Fort Bragg's military community to help Families in need over the holiday season. By donating a toy, paratroopers are given the chance to earn foreign jump wings from allied soldiers around the world.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers recognized at Iron Mike awards ceremony

    Nov 5, 2010

    Twenty-three volunteers who help make Fort Bragg the community of excellence that it is were recognized Tuesday during an Iron Mike awards ceremony at Memorial Hall. In 2009, volunteers saved Fort Bragg about $20 million. The volunteers were recognized for their selflessly at Army Community Service, American Red Cross, 16th Military Police Brigade and various units in the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Fort Bragg installs emergency call boxes around post

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Directorate of Emergency Services has installed a feature throughout Fort Bragg which will assist residents in the event of a life threatening emergency. Twenty-eight, solar-powered, emergency call boxes have been placed throughout Fort Bragg, facilitating faster, accurate calls when time is a factor.

  • Secretary of Army, CSA visit Fort Bragg

    Nov 1, 2010

    The Army's top officer said Friday that there was no unit more capable of ensuring a successful U.S. withdrawal from Iraq than the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    The Army's top military officer said Friday that there was no unit more capable of ensuring a successful U.S. withdrawal from Iraq than the Fort Bragg-based XVIII Airborne Corps. General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh visited the Fort Bragg on Friday.

  • Fort Bragg USO features new leadership, steady programs

    Oct 29, 2010

    For the past six months, the Fort Bragg chapter of the United Services Organization has been under the leadership of its director, Renee Lane and her assistant, Beverly Jackson. Under the new team, the agency has continued to flourish and provide the support to Fort Bragg Soldiers that it has become well known for.

  • Fort Bragg small dining facility makes big culinary impact

    Oct 29, 2010

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility staff emphasizes the Army's 'go for green' meal guidelines, which rank foods according to their health benefits. High performance foods, according to Army guidelines, provide premium fuel for the Soldier athlete and are fresh, flavorful and packed with nutrients. The 82nd CAB DFAC encourages more consumption of foods with the green label and provides them for a price the Soldiers can afford.

  • Safety awareness a priority on Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    Keeping Fort Bragg residents safe is a top priority for all levels of leadership. Allowing young children to walk home from Fort Bragg schools without supervision creates an unsafe environment on post. It is also against Fort Bragg regulations and punishable through administrative and / or punitive action.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Special Operations Command

    Oct 29, 2010

    On October 29, 2010, the Honorable John McHugh, Secretary of the Army visited the Special Operations Command and received an overview of equipment and operations from members of 3rd Special Forces Group (A).

  • Fort Bragg Army Family Action Plan provides forum for community

    Oct 29, 2010

    Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, began the Army Family Action Plan conference outbrief Oct. 21, by telling Soldiers, Families and employees anything that could be fixed at his level would be fixed. AFAP allows Soldiers and their Families, and Department of Army civilians to voice concerns to leadership and make recommendations for change, all in an effort to enhance quality of life.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command, Reserve Soldiers, civilians begin to arrive to in-process, set up shop

    Oct 29, 2010

    About 30 U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Soldiers and civilian personnel arrived in 'Carolina Country' Monday. They are part of the first large group of personnel to in-process at Fort Bragg from Fort McPherson, Ga. Added to the 'Torch Party' that arrived in August, and the liaison team that has been here since last summer, there are now 190 Soldiers and Army civilians on the ground. About 350 personnel are expected by the end of November.

  • FORSCOM Commander Visits Forward Team At Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    General James D. Thurman, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, visited his forward command post at Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 28, 2010, for an up-close view of the continuing preparations for the FORSCOM headquarters relocation to Fort Bragg, as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. By the end of Nov. 2010, more than 200 members of the FORSCOM staff will be on the ground ensuring a successful arrival of the main body of the command in 2011, while also ensuring seamless mission continuity as FORSCOM provides trained and ready forces to combatant commanders, at home and abroad, through the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process.

  • Fort Bragg FMWR holds third annual Volksmarch at Smith Lake

    Oct 22, 2010

    A little over 200 dogs joined their owners for the Third Annual Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Volksmarch held Oct. 16, at Smith Lake recreation area. The event consisted of a 5K or 10K walk through the Smith Lake grounds, music, food, Family fun and games, hayrides and a dog costume contest.

  • Fort Bragg ASYMCA holds annual Fall Festival

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- More than 60 children took advantage of the opportunity to dress up in costume weeks before Halloween as the Armed Services YMCA held its annual Fall Festival Saturday at the ASYMCA building here.

  • Red badge of courage: Fort Bragg physician assistants serve with distinction

    Oct 22, 2010

    "If you don't want to take care of America's sons and daughters in harms way, don't apply." That was the response given to Capt. Jennifer Dempsey on the day she applied for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program. Dempsey joined a growing number of Soldiers who are committed to serving both their country and compatriots. On Fort Bragg, PAs provide primary health care for Soldiers and their Family members, often taking the place of licensed physicians in clinics and in the field. On a typical day, a PA can record medical histories, perform physical exams, treat patient illnesses, assist surgeons and promote the health of the installation.

  • A day of giving: Fort Bragg spouses donate blood

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Megan Alcorn said she learned of the Military Spouse Day of Giving blood drive that took place Oct. 13, from XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, commander, Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick's Facebook page.

  • Fort Bragg children 'get ready' with coloring contest

    Oct 22, 2010

    In the era of after-school activities, dual working parents and other activities that leave our society with less time than they ever had before, no one is thinking about a disaster or emergency situation. Fort Bragg, in honor of the seventh annual National Preparedness Month in September, sponsored a "Get Ready Fort Bragg" essay and art contest last month for Fort Bragg elementary and junior high school students. "Get Ready Fort Bragg," is based off the "Ready Campaign," a program that encourages Americans to be prepared in the case of an emergency situation at home, work or within the community.

  • Fort Bragg emergency personnel wear pink for good, justifiable cause

    Oct 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. This month, the good guys wore pink on Fort Bragg.

  • 249th Quartermaster Soldiers return to renovated barracks

    Oct 22, 2010

    Soldiers from the 249th Quartermaster Company were surprised when they came home to freshly renovated barracks on Sept. 22. The company returned from a year-long deployment to see their old, shabby barracks had new floors, fresh paint and new furniture.

  • MPs at Fort Bragg reinforce security, safety

    Oct 22, 2010

    Military police from the 16th Military Police Brigade, the 82nd Airborne Division Provost Marshal's Office and civilian police of the Fort Bragg Department of Emergency Services, conducted Operation Enforce Standards Oct. 7, on the roads and in the housing communities of Fort Bragg. The operation increased the presence of law enforcement to keep Fort Bragg a safe place to live, work and commute.

  • Paratroopers earn Chilean jump wings in honor of rescued Chilean miners

    Oct 15, 2010

    64 Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division honored the 33 rescued Chilean Miners during a jump on Fort Bragg, Oct. 14. Jumpers from the 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion joined Chilean Army Col. Cristian Guedelhoefer, who was the primary jumpmaster, in dedicating the jump to honor of the rescued Chilean Miners.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Completes Transformation

    Oct 15, 2010

    The new colors for the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were unveiled and the Division Special Troops Battalion's colors were retired during a ceremony at Stang Field, Oct. 15.

  • Young martial artists at Fort Bragg practice their skills at Tolson

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth can keep themselves in shape, learn discipline, resiliency and self-defense by taking karate classes with Sensei Don George through the SKIES Unlimited program at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

  • Fort Bragg intent on building a better, 'greener' Army

    Oct 15, 2010

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and the Army theme this year is "Empowering Defense through Energy Security." There are activities on Fort Bragg as well as across the nation to highlight the energy we use and spread awareness about the importance of conservation, new technology and security.

  • Fort Bragg gears up for the Green Living Tour

    Oct 15, 2010

    On Saturday, two, 15-passenger vans will start a new tour every hour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the North Post PX. The event is open to the general public and is free of charge. "We probably have the majority of the LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) projects in the region," said Melinda Harrington, sustainable materials planner for Fort Bragg's Environmental Division. "Most of our construction is also to showcase that green building is really just about 'smart building' with the systems in place," she added.

  • Enrollment needs of Fort Bragg children being met

    Oct 15, 2010

    With more than 5,000 students enrolled in 10 Fort Bragg schools, including those at Linden Oaks and on Pope Air Force Base, the challenge to meet students' educational needs does not go unmet. Enrollment increased by about 300 to 400 students over last year's figures and will likely continue, said Michael Thornburg, education operations chief. "DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) schools was able to supply us with all needed equipment and curriculum material to deal with this increased enrollment," Thornburg said.

  • Fort Bragg community works to ease BRAC growing pains

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Directorate of Public Works and Fire and Emergency Services Division are preparing for an influx of more than 40,000 Soldiers, Families and civilians by 2011. This influx is due to the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's transition from McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg due to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission closing 20 military bases worldwide. The DPW is continually evaluating how much money is needed to meet Fort Bragg's needs, said Daryl Butler, a civil engineer with DPW.

  • Bobcats, Thunder visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg was home to the NBA for a couple of days as basketball greats visited the installation to thank Soldiers and their Families for their service. Michael Jordan was the star attraction visited Fort Bragg schools, wounded warriors, riggers with the 11th Quartermaster Company and spoke at Pope Air Force Base's Commander's Call Oct. 6. Jordan stressed the importance of education when he talked with the students.

  • Fort Bragg commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Army commanders, Soldiers, Army Families, and all members of the Army community are in strategic positions to lead the Army's efforts to prevent domestic abuse. Fort Bragg leadership is fully committed to support its Families and assist them in overcoming any negative forces that diminish their health and well being. Domestic abuse, in any degree, undermines that commitment. As Army Families live with multiple stressors, deployments and their aftermath, conflict and distress, the involvement of the entire Army community is critical.

  • Fort Bragg program specialist leads SKIESUnlimited

    Oct 8, 2010

    Paul Driessen was a combat engineer. After a decorated military career, he moved from Germany to Fort Bragg in 2004, to run the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program as its instructional program specialist. Started by the Department of Army in 2004, SKIESUnlimited is an instructional program that enables children and youth to expand their knowledge, inspire, explore and acquire new "schools," based on a four-school system. The schools are the school of sports, arts, life skills and academic skills, Driessen said.

  • Fort Bragg observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Did you know that the Month of October is Energy Awareness Month' Each year the Department Of Energy and Federal Energy Management Program encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns for Energy Awareness Month and this year's theme is "Powering America We're on Target!" The theme depicts how federal agencies continue to zero in on energy targets to stimulate the economy, lower operating expenses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve long-term energy and economic security. Fort Bragg will host events at Family housing and retail centers and contests in the schools and for any personnel working or living here.

  • Fort Bragg teen travels to California, New York for movie production

    Oct 8, 2010

    It is common for teen-aged girls to have aspirations of working in Hollywood, but for most, their dreams of traveling to California are just that - a dream. For one Fort Bragg Family member and survivor, the call from Hollywood became a reality when she was chosen as part of a team to produce one, of two, short-story movies for skin care company, Skintimate.

  • Fort Bragg Army Community Service hosts information fair

    Oct 8, 2010

    The Army Community Service hosted a Fort Bragg community information fair, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Bragg Club. The fair included more than 70 organizations from the Fort Bragg and local community area. The event provided an opportunity for Soldiers, Family members and Department of Defense employees to find out about an array of resources and programs available to them on Fort Bragg and in the Fayetteville area.

  • Fort Bragg spouse pens grant request for Fayetteville Cares

    Oct 8, 2010

    An organization that plays a big part in showing how much the community appreciates its military members at Fort Bragg is Fayetteville Cares, which, according to its mission statement, is a community based organization that provides support to our military personnel and their Families before, during and after deployments. To ensure that military members, including single Soldiers are not forgotten once they deploy and redeploy, Brenna Berger, a military spouse at Fort Bragg, drafted a grant request to the Armed Service Mutual Benefit Association that would eventually be awarded to Fayetteville Cares.

  • Chaplain leads first-ever animal blessing on Fort Bragg

    Oct 8, 2010

    On the morning of Oct. 2, pet owners and their beloved animals gathered in front of the Main Post Chapel for the first Blessing of the Pets in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Led by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Brisson, Command Chaplain for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, the service included Bible readings, prayers and blessings of each animal present. Pet owners were given a special medallion to be worn by each animal.

  • Fort Bragg enacts new child care fee policy

    Oct 8, 2010

    Parents at Fort Bragg child care facilities may have noticed a slight increase in fees this week, as the Department of Defense-proposed new fee policy took effect Oct. 1 throughout the services. The new fee policy, which is the result of a 2008 study conducted by DoD, may cause Fort Bragg Families to see an increase of between $14 and $32 for residents who use full-day child care. Patrons of the post's School Age Program may see an increase between $8 and $46 per month, according to officials at Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate.

  • Fort Bragg renews commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 8, 2010

    On Sept. 29, Fort Bragg officials renewed its commitment to the Army Family by signing the Army Family Covenant in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Tolson Youth Activities Center on Normandy Drive. Army Family Covenant is a commitment to provide a quality of life commensurate with the Soldier's dedicated service to the nation.

  • Three Fort Bragg facilities compete at annual Philip A. Connelly competition

    Oct 8, 2010

    Fort Bragg chefs are set to defend the installation's title during the Army's most prestigious culinary competition - the Phillip A. Connelly awards. Separate teams will evaluate Fort Bragg at the small DFAC level (the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility) and in the active Army field competition (126th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Bde., ) during October and November. Fort Bragg is at a historical level because the installation has made it to the DA level with all three events. This has never been accomplished by any other installation.

  • Fort Bragg hosts fun walk/run event for Families

    Oct 1, 2010

    More than 200 joggers, bikers, runners and strollers lined up at Hedrick Stadium to participate in the first Fort Bragg Family Fun 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m., Saturday.

  • Former Fort Bragg Soldier Disability Month guest speaker to share life story

    Oct 1, 2010

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, enlisted as an engineer in the Army before heeding the call to Special Forces service. That battle cry took him to the violence-torn country of Panama to engage Manuel Noriega's troops and eventually persuaded him to join the most advanced parachute team in the world - the Golden Knights. On Feb. 6, 1994, while practicing the elite diamond track maneuver with his jump partner, Sgt. Jose Aguillon, the unthinkable occurred. In the skies over Yuma, Ariz., the two Golden Knights had collided at a combined speed of 300 miles per hour, instantly killing Aguillon. In the impact, Aguillon's outstretched arm sheered off Bowman's legs. As an unconscious Bowman fell toward the earth, his parachute miraculously opened ... sparing his life.

  • Fort Bragg LAO notifies Soldiers of changes to Family care plan

    Oct 1, 2010

    Many Soldiers are unaware that AR 600-20, Chapter 5-5 Family Care Plans was updated almost a year ago (as of November 2009) requiring an additional document (DA Form 7666) in certain cases in order for the plan to be complete. Chapter 5-5 a(3)(f) now requires that DA Form 7666 (Parental Consent) be completed by all parties with a legal interest in the custody of the minor child whenever the child is not left in the care of the other biological parent or another person with a legal interest in the custody of the child.

  • Fort Bragg opens new child development center

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Major Larry J. Baugess Jr. was a battle hero and a devoted Family man. He died in Pakistan, at the age 36, in May 2007.

  • Fort Bragg chaplains, community churches come together to 'Rock the Fort'

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Thousands of people, both military and civilian, congregated under the trees that provided little relief from the scorching sun to celebrate their spiritual beliefs during the Rock the Fort concert, Sept. 25, on the Main Post Parade Field.

  • Fort Bragg has DOD's busiest fire department, emergency services readies for influx

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - About 40,000 Soldiers, Families and civilians with the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg in 2011.

  • New appointment kiosks at Fort Bragg streamline I.D. card process

    Oct 1, 2010

    A fast and easy appointment with the I.D. card facility is just a click away, thanks to the Army's new kiosks, which allow customers to choose the time that works best for them. Scheduled appointments typically take 18 minutes, versus the 30 minutes to two hours that walk-in customers will wait to complete a transaction.

  • Fort Bragg plays host to state business leaders

    Oct 1, 2010

    Business leaders from throughout the state of North Carolina traveled to the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg area Thursday as part of a program used to inform, develop and engage them in issues facing the state. The event looked to focus on a deeper understanding and appreciation for what the Fort Bragg Soldiers do for the country, including the impact that they have on America.

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville both recognized as Best Communities for Young People

    Oct 1, 2010

    For the second time in five years, Fort Bragg has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 Best Communities for young people by America's Promise Alliance and financial services company ING. The honor, announced during a ceremony in Washington Sept. 21, recognizes the programs and activities put in place by the two communities to assist the Families of Soldiers excel academically and socially in the face of the difficulties of an Army at war.

  • Fort Bragg commanding general visits Schofield Barracks

    Sep 27, 2010

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, commanding general, 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, visits the 1st Lt. Nainoa Hoe Battle Command Training Center, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Sept. 27. Helmick received a briefing on the ongoing Mission Readiness Exercise for the upcoming deployment to Iraq.

  • Sustainers train at Fort Bragg

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) - About 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Fort Bragg, N.C. Sept. 9 to participate in the Joint Forced Entry Exercise which included Army and Air Force units from across the country.

  • Fort Bragg JAG offers tips for hiring, firing, suing home contractors: Prevent problems before they

    Sep 24, 2010

    A common legal issue presented to the Legal Assistance Office involves home improvement contracts gone awry. The contractor starts the job and never finishes. Often the contractor never starts but has already received full payment. Or, the finished product is simply not satisfactory. In any situation, the resolution of these issues will often require a lawsuit. Lawsuits can be expensive, time consuming and at the end of the day your home or landscaping go unfinished for months before the legal issues are resolved. Therefore, this article will explore the actions you can take as a consumer to avoid litigation and receive the finished product for which you have contracted.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports open 2010 fall season

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, community come together to 'march forward' in military Family support

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army has come a long way from the old saying, 'If the Army wanted to you to have a wife and kids, they would have issued them to you.'

  • Craig Morgan rocks the runway, entertains Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen, Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Country music star, Craig Morgan performed a free concert on Pope Air Force Base, Sept. 17. The former 82nd Airborne Division Soldier, said he related to the crowd and the long waits on the flight lines of Pope. Morgan, originally from Nashville, Tenn., is no stranger to Fort Bragg. He was stationed at Fort Bragg from 1990 to 1992 in the 82nd Abn. Div. "It feels good to be back here, feels like home every time we're here," Morgan said. "I've spent a lot of time on this tarmac - the only reason I became a jumpmaster was that they were the last ones to put the parachutes on."

  • Quality of life mission for Fort Bragg town hall meeting

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Bragg Garrison command, agencies and customers exchanged ideas at the town hall meeting held Sept. 14 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road. The meetings are held quarterly and are open to the military community. Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, said the meetings provide an opportunity for units and individuals to get feedback. "This is your ability to have a person-to-person interface with those individuals who impact your quality of life on Fort Bragg," said Sicinski.

  • Fort Bragg launches annual Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Combined Federal Campaign of Southeastern North Carolina launched this year's campaign at the Fort Bragg Club Sept. 15. Chaplain (Col.) David P. Hillis, Fort Bragg garrison chaplain, opened the event praising the giving nature of our "generous nation that gives around the world." Dan Russell, CFC director, said, "We've opened a new website this year that gives you the ability to do online pledging and search for the charities you're interested in. This makes it easier not only for those of us stateside, but for the Soldiers who are deployed and serving downrange. This year's regional CFC goal is $2.5 million.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to bring joy to Florida youth

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation is known for granting the wishes of children with life-threatening disabilities and diseases.

  • Fayetteville hosts BRAC orientation

    Sep 16, 2010

    The Army's Army and the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are holding a second orientation weekend for Department of Defense civilian and active-duty military Families relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga. due to base realignment and closure. The event, scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 24 and called Operation Fayetteville Wants You, will give attendees an opportunity to become better acquainted with the community and learn about the area's offerings. Weekend activities include informative presentations from key community leaders, tours of area schools and Fort Bragg, as well as activities and entertainment provided by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Cumberland County Fair and International Folk Festival.

  • Fort Bragg spouses look for a career boost at job fair

    Sep 16, 2010

    On Tuesday the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program sponsored a Military Spouse Job Fair. Employers came prepared to hire applicants, not just distribute information. The ERP said it understands the need of some Families for a second income and in an effort to help spouses find jobs to meet their Families' needs, they host job fairs to facilitate the search in a tight economy. It also assists men and women who find fulfillment in pursuing professional interests.

  • Fort Bragg couples make memories at Smith Lake to last a lifetime

    Sep 16, 2010

  • Fort Bragg spouses of deployed Lightning Soldiers bond, learn on weekend retreat

    Sep 16, 2010

    Two dozen spouses of Soldiers serving with the Fort Bragg-based 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Afghanistan gathered in Myrtle Beach Aug. 27 to 29 for a Strong Bonds Retreat. The theme throughout the weekend revolved around strength through togetherness and focused on relationship building, communication skills and stress management, but the most important part was the interaction across the tables.

  • Fort Bragg Father Daughter Ball gives Families night of fun, fantasy

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - It was a scene from a fairy tale. Dozens of Soldiers in their dress blues, Class A uniforms and civilian suits, escorted their daughters garbed in gowns and dresses into the Fort Bragg Club for an evening of fun, food and dancing at the Father Daughter Ball Saturday.

  • Fort Bragg focuses on energy, water conservation

    Sep 16, 2010

    With an energy bill of $50 million, Fort Bragg has taken extraordinary measures to improve energy efficiency and security on the installation infrastructure and modernizing procedures. One of the biggest steps has been the implementation of centralized monitoring for buildings and facilities relating to heating and cooling control.

  • Fort Bragg urges Soldiers, Families to be prepared in case of an emergency

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If a natural disaster were to hit Fort Bragg right now, would your Family be prepared'

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