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  • XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg remember Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

    Sep 13, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps conducted a remembrance ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field with retreat at 4 p.m., Friday to commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This year marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks where over 2,900 lost their lives.

  • Found money: Fort Bragg Family gets more than it bargained for

    Sep 10, 2010

    What would you do if you found over $9,000' Would you keep it' Would you look for the owner' Would you keep some of it and turn the rest in saying that's all there was' On May 11, Tracy Kaiser was on a mission, she was searching for a bargain at the Bragg 'n Barn Thrift Store and found a $7 suitcase. When she got home and opened some of the side pockets, she found over $9,000 in cash.

  • Fort Bragg Single Soldiers program offers many benefits

    Sep 10, 2010

    Single and unaccompanied Soldiers on Fort Bragg needing a problem solved, searching for volunteer opportunities or finding something fun to do on and off post can find all of that and more at the Fort Bragg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, better known as BOSS.

  • Fort Bragg observes National Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 10, 2010

    Fort Bragg is committed to the health, safety and well being of its Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and Family members. To emphasize this commitment, Fort Bragg is joining the Army and the nation in observing National Suicide Prevention Month during September 2010. Fort Bragg's observance during the entire month of September will use "Shoulder to Shoulder: I Will Never Quit on Life" as this year's theme.

  • Austin leads USF-I into New Dawn

    Sep 4, 2010

    As Gen. Raymond T. Odierno transferred leadership of USF-I to Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, the world seemed to be watching.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers work the whole body; Kettlebell 101 promotes strength, better health

    Sep 3, 2010

    Lance Stucky, a civilian strength and conditioning coach at Tucker Physical Fitness Center, partners with the Soldier Performance Enhancement Program to properly train Soldiers in a number of functional training programs. One of the programs, his Kettlebell 101 class is designed to introduce Soldiers to basic kettlebell technique, progression and training concepts. The kettlebell trains both muscle endurance and aerobics, so that a Soldier is more agile in a live-fire situation.

  • Fort Bragg teens become Soldiers for a day

    Sep 3, 2010

    More than 20 Fort Bragg teenagers arrived at the Tolson Youth Activities Center Aug. 24, to theoretically, trade in sneakers for combat boots as the post held its annual Teen Soldier for a Day event. The event, which is in its third year, originated from one the post's youth leadership conferences, similar to a teen Army Family Action Plan.

  • Fort Bragg holds all inclusive Heritage Day

    Sep 3, 2010

    Servicemembers hail from different cultures and ethnicities to serve alongside each other in the armed forces. On Saturday, those cultures and ethnicities met in the inaugural Heritage Day celebration. Fort Bragg's Equal Opportunity Office sponsored the all-inclusive Heritage Day.

  • Fort Bragg forces to liberate Pineland during September 2010 Robin Sage exercise

    Sep 3, 2010

    This fall, Special Forces candidates are once again on their way to help guerilla forces liberate Pineland, the fictional country overlapping 15 different North Carolina counties. Starting Sept. 11, over 100 of these students will begin Robin Sage, the final training exercise before they graduate. Robin Sage is the U.S. military's premiere unconventional warfare exercise. This exercise prepares future operators to lead and train indigenous forces by teaching guerrillas to communicate, move, fight and provide medical aid while helping to liberate a country by tactical force.

  • Fort Bragg Pathfinders prepare for the call during hurricane season

    Sep 3, 2010

    Nearly five years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the Pathfinders set out to train on personnel extraction during their waterborne operations training at Mott Lake last week. During their training, the Pathfinders got a chance to use and familiarize themselves with one of the most important part of their equipment - the Zodiac boat.

  • North Carolina communities support Fort Bragg brigade, bring joy to Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the last five weeks the Fort Bragg and Charlotte, N.C., communities have rallied in support of the Soldiers of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion donating personal hygiene items, blankets, pillows, sheets, socks and even electronics to the unit. The unit loaded and shipped the milvan more than three months ago but when the milvan arrived, it was cleaned out - everything stolen. Since then, the people of the Fort Bragg and Charlotte communities have readily been resupplying Soldiers with many needed items.

  • Fort Bragg leadership emphasizes suicide prevention is instrumental in sustaining the force

    Sep 3, 2010

    As the Army turns its focus to Suicide Prevention Month, which is held in September, officials at Fort Bragg, the Army's largest post in population, said it's important that Soldiers know there's help available. The Army Suicide Prevention Program has garnered national interest as the Army recently released a comprehensive 350-page report, under the direction of Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who heads the Army's Suicide Prevention Task Force.

  • In-processing tracking system speeds up at Fort Bragg

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Directorate of Human Resources on Fort Bragg has implemented a first in the Army tracking system for in-processing Soldiers that allows the Reception Company 72 hours to receive a Soldier and hand them over to their gaining unit. Even though Army regulations state that the installation has five days to fully in-process a Soldier, this program has condensed it to three days.

  • Sustainers test readiness with tactical operations exercise

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky (Aug. 30, 2010) - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Tactical Operations Center Exercise on Fort Knox 23-26 Aug. The purpose of the TOCEX was to test the 3d ESC's readiness for a short-notice deployment, like the one the unit dealt with when it went to Haiti earlier this year.

  • Women's Equality Day celebrated by Sustainers

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 2, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) hosted Fort Knox's Women's Equality Day Celebration on Aug. 27, at the Patton Museum's Abrams Auditorium.

  • Fort Bragg Hearts Apart program closes the distance

    Aug 13, 2010

    Military separation isn't so isolating thanks to the Army Community Service Hearts Apart program. Although the name suggests a program designed to increase the connection between Families, it's actually a way for Family members to stay active in the Fort Bragg community. It's a way for Families to know what's going on while their servicemember is deployed.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Action Council meeting gives next generation a voice

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Youth Action Council held its meeting July 26, at 1 p.m., at Tolson Youth Activities Center. YAC is comprised of youth at least 13 years old, and helped youth prepare for next year's, two-day Youth Leadership Conference to be held in June. Youth were able to discuss their likes and dislikes about the Youth Leadership Council which took place in June at Albritton Junior High School. The conference fosters leadership skills among youth and allows them, through workshops, to discuss issues that affect their quality of life as military-connected individuals.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP looks to increase capabilities for transitioning Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers.

  • Fort Bragg youth receives Iron Mike Award

    Aug 13, 2010

    On July 30, Michael "Mika" Taylor, 10, accepted the first Iron Mike Youth Award in honor of his dedication to the Fort Bragg and Special Operations community. Taylor shook the hand of Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and set the stage for future generations of Army youth who value courage, dedication and service in the tradition of Iron Mike, the iconic Airborne Trooper.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers make life sweeter for surrendered pets

    Aug 13, 2010

    A dozen Soldiers from the Fort Bragg chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club volunteered July 31, for yard chores at the Raeford no-kill animal shelter, "The Haven - Friends for Life." By coming out to the shelter, the Soldiers were contributing to the community, said Sgt. 1st Class Kwame A. Pettus, who is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Fort Bragg officials provide tips to minimize fires on post

    Aug 13, 2010

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

    This month, the post is observing anti-terrorism awareness month and post official are urging the Fort Bragg community to become more vigilant in fighting terrorism. As part of the Anti-Terrorism Awareness campaign, Fort Bragg officials implemented the iWATCH Army program on Aug. 1. The iWatch, program is a modern version of Neighborhood Watch, which was developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable its citizens to identify and report suspicious behavior in their communities.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps welcomes three new generals

    Aug 13, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps welcomed three generals to the unit with a 13 artillery cannon salute at the Main Post Parade Field Aug. 5. Major Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, and Canadian Brig. Gen. J.C.G. (Christian) Juneau were presented the Howitzer brass casings commemorating their ceremony.

  • Sustainers look forward to life after 3d ESC

    Aug 11, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2010) - Sergeants First Class Edward L. Hood and Michael S. Jordan of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were two of thirteen Soldiers to officially retire during the United States Army Human Resource Center of Excellence and Fort Knox Retirement Ceremony at the Fort Knox Leaders Club Friday, July 30.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn techniques and teamwork at basketball summer camp

    Aug 6, 2010

    Child, Youth and School Services hosted it's annual basketball summer camp the week of July 26 to 30 at Tolson Youth Activities Center with the help of the Methodist University men's basketball team.

  • Green acres: The Fort Bragg challenge to live sustainably

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army's latest mission involves the comfort of your own home.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers receive Iron Mike Awards

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - "Who can we send and who will go for us'" Major General Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, paraphrased a familiar quote when he spoke to 27 Iron Mike Award recipients recently.

  • Lt. Dan Band performs from the heart to welcome home Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen

    Aug 6, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - As the lights dimmed, the sound of a helicopter flying low filled the Crown Coliseum.

  • Fort Bragg continues to provide support through survivor outreach services

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army has always had a legacy of taking care of its Families. Even when a Soldier dies in the line of duty, the support does not stop and Fort Bragg officials want to ensure that surviving spouses and Family members know that. On July 28, the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick hosted a symposium at the Watters Center for Family Life and Religious Education for surviving spouses that included representatives from the post's various agencies designed to support them.

  • Fort Bragg welcomes Devil Brigade home

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army's chief management officer joined friends and Family members July 30, welcoming Devil Brigade Soldiers home at a Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp ceremony, after a year-long deployment to Iraq. Joseph P. Westphal, the under secretary of the Army, welcomed 334 Soldiers from different elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team as they returned to Fort Bragg.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • Fort Bragg celebrates 45th Army Community Service birthday bash

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Fort Bragg community turned out in droves to celebrate ACS 45th birthday July 23. Hundreds of people showed for the event, held on the lawns of the Soldier Support Center, to sample the food and games.

  • Summer Fun: Fort Bragg camp provides for children out of school

    Jul 30, 2010

    On July 20, Summer Outdoor Camp director, Eboni Dickerson took a group of camp adventurers on a horseback trail ride through the Smith Lake area. Sponsored by Family, Morale, Welfare, and Recreation, the Summer Outdoor Fun Camp is a week-long adventure that includes various activities around the FMWR locations. Fishing, horseback riding, canoe rides, sand castle building, hiking, scavenger hunts and paddle boat races are just a few of the Smith Lake area activities that the children participated in.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier survives accident against all odds

    Jul 30, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville work to perfect emergency operations

    Jul 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - At about 10:21 a.m. July 21, a radiological weapon was "detonated" near Fort Bragg, injuring the almost 400 employees who worked at a nearby maintenance facility.

  • Candidates strive to earn Green Beret during 'Robin Sage' exercise

    Jul 30, 2010

    Special Forces candidates will begin participating in Robin Sage Saturday. Robin Sage is the U.S. military's premiere unconventional warfare exercise conducted by the 1st Special Warfare Training Group and designed to provide realistic training in unconventional warfare tactics and techniques. It is the final training exercise before candidates earn their Green Berets and are assigned to one of the Army's seven operational Special Forces groups.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers encouraged to set up powers of attorney, prevent issues during deployment

    Jul 30, 2010

    Every deploying Soldier must address issues at home before heading downrange. Executing the appropriate powers of attorney before a deployment is a vitally important prerequisite for responsibly leaving Family and friends in order to serve the country.

  • Fort Bragg military police brigade redeploy

    Jul 30, 2010

    The plane carrying about 100 Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 16th Military Police Brigade touched down at Green Ramp on Pope Air Force Base just before 7 p.m., Friday. The Soldiers were redeploying to Fort Bragg following a year-long deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Fort Bragg officials discuss suicide prevention

    Jul 30, 2010

    With the number of suicides and attempted suicides on the rise Army-wide, officials got together for a roundtable discussion July 21, at the Soldier Support Center to address the issue.

  • Operation Welcome Home: Lt. Dan Band in concert for Fort Bragg, Pope AFB personnel

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Lt. Dan Band, including Emmy-award winning actor, Gary Sinise, will welcome Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base personnel home from recent deployments by playing a free concert Saturday. The concert, Operation Welcome Home, will begin with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum and music starting at 5 p.m.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier and Noncommissioned of the Year Competition Day 2

    Jul 28, 2010

    Photos depict 16 Soldiers competing in a series of events during the U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 27 July.

  • Fort Bragg gyms receive much needed renovations

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If you've noticed that there are fewer gyms on Fort Bragg lately, you're not alone.

  • Fort Bragg inline roller hockey rink adds to quality of life

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Skating aficionados came together to mark the ribbon cutting of a new, state-of-the art inline roller hockey rink Friday on Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg driver improvement school reinforces safety

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The goal of the Driver Improvement Training Program is not to serve as punishment for drivers who have been issued citations, but rather to serve as a reinforcement of safety on Fort Bragg.

  • Summertime fun: Fort Bragg children enhance learning skills

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Bragg Schools came up with the ultimate learning experience to enhance and strengthen students' reading, language and math skills this summer. The Summer Enrichment program was held from June 21 through Friday at Devers Elementary, Gordon Elementary and Irwin Intermediate schools. Students explored famous musicians, authors and composers with many hands-on learning and creative activities to excite children about learning.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP increases capabilities, marketing for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers and employers are also able to check the posted resumes and return follow-up conversation with prospective employees.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group members recognized at deployment ceremony

    Jul 22, 2010

    Sixteen Family members of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade were recognized in a ceremony Friday at the brigade's parade field where they were awarded the Commander's Award for public service, a brigade coin and a blue service star flag.

  • Fort Bragg Directorate of Logistics wins 2010 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Jul 22, 2010

    Fort Bragg's garrison commander, Col. Stephen Sicinski was presented the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence by the Directorate of Logistics, Material Maintenance Department, Friday.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow". Making their first visit to Fort Bragg since taking charge of the Army's largest command, Thurman and FORSCOM's new top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, spent an event-filled Thursday, on post, meeting with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders and Soldiers, attending the 1st Theater Support Command's change of command ceremony and touring the headquarters construction site.

  • Sustainers host human resources conference

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 16, 2010) - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) recently hosted its human resources conference July 13-14 at the Fort Knox Leaders Club. The conference served as a method to get the 3d ESC's subordinate human resources personnel together in an open forum to discuss their roles in contingency operations, Army Force Generation management and wartime operations.

  • Family day a big hit with 3d ESC Soldiers, Family members

    Jul 19, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (July 14, 2010) - On Friday, July 9, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Family Day event at Pierce Elementary on Fort Knox. Originally scheduled for Keyes Park near Fort Knox's Patton Museum, the event moved to the school because of thunderstorm threats in the surrounding areas.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • Young JBLM boxer fourth at USA tournament

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Janae Jackson, who took up the sport less than a year ago at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Boxing Academy, placed fourth in her weight class at last month's 2010 USA Boxing Junior National Championships at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

  • Summer fun heating up at JBLM Splash Park

    Jul 16, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Summer days are upon us, and thanks to the Army Family Covenant, Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members and their families can access a small piece of paradise without having to go far. Still considered one of JBLM's best-kept secrets by many, the Splash Park has been open for several weeks and is providing much-needed relief from the heat.

  • Eye on transportation: Fort Bragg increases shuttle visibility

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Bragg has hybrid electric shuttles that are leading the Army way in conservation and environmental stewardship. Currently, Fort Bragg has seven hybrid buses, six are constantly in use and the seventh is a back-up in case another needs repairing.

  • Fort Bragg martial artists take home gold at state games

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Seven martial arts students from Fort Bragg brought home gold from the North Carolina State Games, June 19, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg youth take swings at golf clinics

    Jul 16, 2010

    Junior golf clinics being held at Ryder and Stryker golf courses that allow Fort Bragg youth hone their golfing skills. Held three days a week through Aug. 6, children spend alternate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 to 11 a.m., with lunch at 11 a.m. About 35 children attend the summer camp, which started in early June.

  • Fort Bragg offers acting class for children to bring out future stars

    Jul 16, 2010

    If your child enjoys being in the spotlight, if they like to sing and dance, this may be the class for them. Children from grades 1 through 12 can learn to act, apply make up and learn other aspects of theater at the Summer Acting Academy, sponsored by SKIESUnlimited.

  • Girl power: Fort Bragg women go from pedals to paddles

    Jul 16, 2010

    Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation took 10 women out of their comfort zone, far away from any shopping mall to participate in its summer round of G.I. Jane adventures. On Saturday, the FMWR hosted Pedals to Paddles.

  • Fort Bragg warrior inducted into Army Ranger Hall Of Fame

    Jul 16, 2010

    retired Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Gary O'Neal. O'Neal's dedication to his country was recognized last Friday when he was one of 14 "warriors" inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Womack Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    After two and a half months serving as the interim commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Col. Rolando Castro Jr. passed the reins to incoming commander Col. Brian T. Canfield at a ceremony in Funk Physical Fitness Center July 9.

  • XVIII Abn. Corps prepares for deployment to Iraq with pre-deployment site survey

    Jul 16, 2010

    The new XVIII Airborne Corps Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, led a 24-Soldier contingent that left Fort Bragg Monday for a commander's pre-deployment site survey to Victory Base Complex, Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg Transportation Division wins Deployment Excellence Award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Bragg was presented the Deployment Excellence Award by the Directorate of Logistics, Transportation Division, July 9. Even though the division only won runner up, Gerald Jensen, chief of Unit Movement Branch, is confident transportation can win this year.

  • First wave of FORSCOM staff carries 'torch' to North Carolina

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (July 13, 2010) - The first of many Soldiers and Civilian staff members of the Army's largest command gathered today at their headquarters to mark the official start of U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Dubbed the "Torch Party" departure ceremony, the event included hundreds of FORSCOM staffers, who assembled to recognize 13 members of the first wave of their fellow headquarters personnel departing for North Carolina. These initial "torchbearers" will be joined at Fort Bragg by 37 other FORSCOM staff members from Fort McPherson as they plant the Command's forward element's guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg. The mission of the 50-member Torch Party is to begin preparations for the arrival of hundreds with the FORSCOM Advance Echelon to Bragg in October.

  • FORSCOM bids farewell to retiring CSM Carey

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 12, 2010) - "The steel mill closed...I was tending bar, working for a plumber, and I saw a John Wayne movie...," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey, U.S. Army Forces Command, when asked why a young man from Phoenixville, Pa. joined the Army in 1977. When Carey passes responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling July 12, 2010, he will have spent more than four years as the senior enlisted Soldier of FORSCOM and more than 33 years in uniform. With dozens of commendations during the last three decades, Carey served in every leadership position from team leader to command sergeant major.

  • Fort Bragg youth enjoy canoeing on Smith Lake

    Jul 9, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Since Marcial Reyes, 11, began participating in the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program, he said one of his favorite activities has been socializing with friends.

  • Fort Bragg Toddler Summer Camp

    Jul 9, 2010

    Fort Bragg toddler summer camp, Twaddler Time at Rodriguez Child Development Center costs $14 a day, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twaddler Time includes playtime, outside fun, learning self-help techniques, dress-up, circle time, arts and crafts and a snack time.

  • Fort Bragg, XVIII Abn. Corps win Best Antiterrorism Program

    Jul 9, 2010

    On June 17, Headquarters, Department of Army announced Fort Bragg's "Team Protect," a combined effort between the XVIII Abn. Corps protection cell and the Fort Bragg Security and Intelligence Division, the winner of the 2010 Best Army Antiterrorism Program for a large installation.

  • Fort Bragg uses OPSEC site for Families of deployed Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2010

    Operation Security is of the utmost importance to Soldiers and often, one of the biggest threats to our Soldiers' safety in combat comes from one of their biggest assets in peace - their Families. Because of this, the Army has created a website designed to explain to Family members the importance of operation security.

  • Fort Bragg military police honor fallen comrades

    Jul 9, 2010

    The 16th Military Police Brigade's memorial ceremony June 29, was held under a downpour of rain. The ceremony honored their fallen comrades, friends, husbands, fathers and sons. Family members huddled under a yellow and black tent as the National Anthem played softly in the rain. "This memorial represents their sacrifice and represents patriots who gave everything," said Col. Mary Maier, commander of the 16th MP Bde.

  • At Your Service: Best iPhone apps for military lifestyle

    Jul 9, 2010

    United States Soldiers are the ultimate globetrotters of the 21st century. Balancing work, Family and everything in-between, is a breeze thanks to Apple's invention of the iPhone - a digital hybrid that takes cellular service and Internet use to the next level. Now boasting over 10,000 selections, iPhone applications (better known as apps) turn mobile devices into powerhouses of information offering everything from workout routines to mortgage rate calculators.

  • Fort Bragg inducts new Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members

    Jul 9, 2010

    Members of one of the Army's most prestigious societies, the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club named in honor of the nation's most decorated Soldier, welcomed three Fort Bragg noncommissioned officers June 25 at Memorial Hall here.

  • Rising to new heights: Fort Bragg teacher attends space camp

    Jul 1, 2010

    Kelli Charles, a math and science teacher at Irwin Intermediate School at Fort Bragg was one of 220 teachers from more than 2,000 applicants chosen by Honeywell to attend the U.S. Space and Rocket Center June 11 to 17 in Alabama.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn leadership skills, sense of community at conference

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg youth presented their top concerns to Col. Stephen Sicinski, garrison commander, at the seventh annual Fort Bragg Youth Leadership Conference held at Albritton Junior High School from June 23 to 24.

  • Fort Bragg jumpmaster returns to reach career pinnacle

    Jul 1, 2010

    For most paratroopers, reaching the pinnacle of their jumping career involves earning their master parachutist wings. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Sanders, a senior interrogator with the XVIII Airborne Corps, reached this apex after becoming "airborne" again. The master parachutist wings are awarded to individuals who have conducted 65 jumps from aircraft, graduated from a jumpmaster's course, and has served on jump status with an airborne unit for a minimum of 36 months.

  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

    Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S Army Reserve Command met to coordinate the next milestone in Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Canadian general bids adieu to Fort Bragg

    Jul 1, 2010

    Canadian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Nicolas Matern, deputy commanding general of operations, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, will soon bid farewell to Fort Bragg. Matern, who first arrived to Fort Bragg in 2007, is set to leave July 15. He will assume the responsibility of Chief of Staff for Operations for Canadian Forces, Expeditionary Command, in August.

  • Fort Bragg holds 20th Annual Installation Awards

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Tuesday, more than 300 Fort Bragg employees packed into the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette Room as the post held its 20th Annual Installation Awards ceremony. The ceremony honored both civilian and military employees in various categories for their efforts and accomplishment throughout the year.

  • 'Arabian' knight trains Fort Bragg troops in art of yoga

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - It's a typical humid morning for Fort Bragg, and Capt. Rachael Arabian assumes the standard physical training position - feet and palms flat on the floor, inverted arched spine and slow inhale of breath.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers use video game for combat simulation

    Jun 10, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade used the new VBS2Virtual Battle Space 2 simulator to conduct battle rehearsals in preparation for their upcoming deployment, at the Battle Command Training Center, May 25.

  • Fort Bragg logistics assistance team prepares units before, after battle

    Jun 10, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps logistics assistant team is available to help relieve the stress of cleaning up and organizing a unit's arms room, supply room or motor pool. They assist in pre-deployment inventory as well as post-deployment.

  • Van pools offer smart commuting options for Fort Bragg customers

    Jun 10, 2010

    In an effort to offset congestion and increased strains on parking demand, Fort Bragg has launched a Mass Transportation Benefit Program. MTBP is a program that allows any active-duty servicemember or civilian Department of Defense employee to get up to $230 per month for transportation costs if they use qualified modes of transportation, which include bus, train and van pool. During after-duty hours, riders are entitled up to 150 miles per month of usage.

  • Fort Bragg wins N.C. clean air energy award

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A driving force in sustainable transportation, Fort Bragg won this year's North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the Policy/Organization category.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier wins Gen. Douglas MacArthur leadership award

    Jun 10, 2010

    Capt. Kendall A. Robinson, the commander of the 118th Military Police Company, was one of a select few who won the 2009 Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership award. "Captain Robinson is a good leader because he cares about every aspect of his responsibility as an officer and commander and he cares about his Soldiers," said Lt. Col. William R. Black, the battalion commander for 503rd Military Police Battalion.

  • More than 8,000 Fort Bragg Soldiers celebrate Army Birthday with 4-mile run

    Jun 10, 2010

    In keeping with Fort Bragg's tradition of leading the way, its paratroopers celebrated the Army's 235th birthday a little early with a four-mile run Tuesday morning. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick and Command Sgt. Maj.Earl Rice, the senior leaders of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, kept the pace for the over 8,000 paratroopers running behind them.

  • Fort Knox community, Sustainers Honor Memorial Day

    Jun 7, 2010

    RADCLIFF, Ky - Col. Jerrold Reeves, the deputy commander of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), spoke May 31 at the Memorial Day Ceremony co-hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10281 and the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - Central in Radcliff, Ky. Reeves talked about the history of Memorial Day and claimed it as a time for celebration rather than mourning.

  • Water-borne Sustainers support Fleet Week in New York

    Jun 7, 2010

    NEW YORK, NY - Sustainers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently sailed into New York City to participate in the annual Fleet Week celebration. This is the second year the LSV-1 participated in Fleet Week showcasing U.S. Army Watercraft. Visitors in excess of 8,240 toured the vessel throughout the Memorial Day weekend.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers get wet, rugged for triathlon at Smith Lake

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Nearly 150 athletes plunged into the waters of Smith Lake Sunday with one goal in mind - complete the challenging XTERRA Smith Lake Triathlon.

  • Fort Bragg MWR Perk cards now available

    Jun 4, 2010

    The Fort Bragg Directorate of Family and Welfare, Morale and Recreation launched a new program, MWR Perks, on April 1. This program offers discounts at a variety of DFWMR facilities to all authorized identification card holders who sign up for the Perks program.

  • Action! Fort Bragg musician 'gives all' to troops in music video

    Jun 4, 2010

    POPE AFB, N.C. -- The new song and music video "I'll Give My All," by country music singer Jamie Tate and the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chorus was recored in Nashville, Tenn. earlier in the year at Black River Music Group studios.

  • Sustainable Fort Bragg challenges residents, employees to live 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Sustainable Fort Bragg has issued a challenge to anyone associated with Fort Bragg - live a little "greener." Just a few changes to our daily habits can help save energy and reduce the consumption of resources. If helping better the world we live in isn't reward enough, they are offering prizes to people who are willing to share their journey and the challenges they face as they change their habits.

  • Mullen visits Fort Bragg community

    Jun 3, 2010

    The U.S. armed forces' highest-ranking officer, Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, dropped in on the Fort Bragg community Wednesday and spent time with Fort Bragg Soldiers.

  • Sustainers return to basics with staff exercise

    Jun 1, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a staff exercise, which familiarized the unit's Soldiers on its mission processes on May 24-26 at Fort Knox's Army Reserve Command headquarters. Affected by frequent turnover since the command's return from Iraq in August of 2009, the command held the STAFFEX to ensure new Soldiers get up to speed on the unit's mission, procedures and systems.

  • Symphony's Red, White and Blue tour coming to Fort Bragg

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Bragg's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents the North Carolina Symphony's Red, White and Blue Tour, June 4. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., on the Main Post Parade Field. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

  • Fort Bragg students celebrate education with Patriot Day

    May 28, 2010

    Gordon Elementary School in Linden Oaks housing area celebrated their American pride by having a fun-filled day of learning and activities called Patriot Day, Friday.

  • Fort Bragg, the place for summer fun

    May 27, 2010

    Children at Fort Bragg can find all the activities they need right on post. Those who enjoy camp, can choose from a more all-around experience at the Fort Bragg Armed Services YMCA and Child and Youth School Services' Camp Geronimo. If there is a specific sport or activity a child would like to try, SKIESUnlimited's specialty camps may fit the bill.

  • Fort Bragg conducts exercise to prepare for crisis

    May 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On May 19, staff at Joel, Robinson and Clark health clinics were surrounded by wounded and panicked individuals requiring assistance and medical aid.

  • 3d ESC lends Pierce Elementary a helping hand

    May 26, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Several Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) volunteered to assist Pierce Elementary during its Field Day events on May 20-21. The assistance comes as an initiative by the 3d ESC to give back to the Fort Knox communities that supported them during two deployments within the past few months.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps holds Dragon motorcycle run

    May 21, 2010

    More than 200 people turned out for the XVIII Airborne Corps' motorcycle run Saturday. The purpose of the mentorship ride was to teach servicemembers about motorcycle safety and techniques. The ride was in line with the Department of the Army's Motorcycle Mentorship Program, established to improve motorcycle safety for riders.

  • Fort Bragg brings back Fishing 101 to teach basics, improve skills

    May 21, 2010

    By popular demand, Fort Bragg's Fishing 101 class is returning for another year. Whether you're looking to learn the basics or brushing up on your skills, the Bragg Bass Busters, in conjunction with the Fort Bragg Wildlife Center, invite you to attend their educational fishing class, held at Lower McKellar's Lake on Fort Bragg Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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