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  • 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'

  • 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.