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  • 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.

  • Armed Forces Day celebrates servicemembers

    May 13, 2010

    Fort Bragg is home to paratroopers, Soldiers and Green Berets. At neighboring Pope Air Force Base, the Airmen there help keep the airborne in the "Home of the Airborne." A few hours away, the Marines at Camp Lejune, N.C., serve with honor, accomplishing the nation's military missions. America's military members work together each day to keep the U.S. safe and free. Saturday is Armed Forces Day, a day to celebrating the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.

  • Fort Bragg spouses get to experience military life

    May 13, 2010

    For two days, Francine Sablan got a glimpse of what her husband experiences as a Soldier by participating in Military Spouse Day Conference 2010, coordinated by Army Community Service.

  • Army's top NCO speaks at Fort Bragg symposium

    May 13, 2010

    The Army's top noncommissioned officer addressed a crowd of more than 200 Soldiers and business leaders at the Fort Bragg Club May 5 during the annual symposium held by the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the U.S. Army.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates earning ACoE gold award

    May 13, 2010

    More than 200 Fort Bragg community members gathered at the Nijmegen Neighborhood Center Tuesday to celebrate Fort Bragg being named as the Army's top large post in the 2010 Army Community of Excellence competition.

  • Fort Bragg goes 'green' with hybrid shuttle buses

    Apr 30, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg has seven new hybrid-electric shuttle buses that are helping members of the Fort Bragg community get around the installation a little easier.

  • Fort Bragg wins environmental award

    Apr 30, 2010

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Any Soldier who's ever been stationed at Fort Bragg, is familiar with the Red-cockaded Woodpecker.

  • Nearly 2,000 explore FORSCOM job opportunities at Fort Bragg

    Apr 30, 2010

    The line formed early for the 10 a.m. "Exploring Employment Opportunities with U.S. Army Forces Command" Information Exchange, and continued through mid-afternoon, April 23, at Ft. Bragg, N.C.

  • 3d ESC Commander Dons First Star

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Col. Robin B. Akin, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general, was promoted to brigadier general during a ceremony held at Texas A&M University on Friday, April 16. Akin, the 3d ESC commander since Aug. 21, 2009, was pinned during a month and at a location which holds a special significance within her heart and Family.

  • Sustainers recognized for Haiti service

    Apr 29, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) were recognized for their service in Haiti during a ceremony held here on Thursday, April 22 at the Patton Museum. During the ceremony, the Sustainers were honored for their successful deployment to Haiti in response to the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated much of the island nation.

  • Be observant, take action, continue to save lives

    Apr 23, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga., (April 22, 2010) - Compared to a year ago, suicides within U.S. Army Forces Command are down by four percent; that's the good news. Unfortunately, even a single suicide is still one too many. That's why it's important for the Army community to continue to be accountable to and for the Soldier(s) in our lives. "Suicide is not someone else's problem," said Gen. Charles C. Campbell, FORSCOM commander. "It's our problem ... (to prevent someone) from seeking a permanent and tragic solution to a temporary problem." Whether as a leader or battle buddy, husband or wife, son or daughter, or simply the neighbor next door to a Soldier, it's important to be observant and to be ready to take action to save a life.

  • Fort Bragg youth kick off spring sports season

    Apr 23, 2010

    An audience of more than 300 Family members, friends and fans joined various softball, baseball and soccer teams to kick off the 2010 Spring Youth Sports competitive season in a ceremony at Fort Bragg's NCO Academy Field. The season-opening event marked the beginning of youth teams with names like the Tarheels, Jumping Unicorns, Tornados, Hot Wheels, Green Beans, Sluggers, Lazers, and D.C. United.

  • Fort Bragg remembers holocaust survivors

    Apr 23, 2010

    "The Holocaust: Days of Remembrance" was presented by the XVIII Airborne Corps, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Womack Army Medical Center and the U.S. Special Operations Command in an 11:30 a.m. ceremony in Weaver Auditorium. Gizella Abramson served as guest speaker. Abramson was 11 years old and she recalled the barbarity of seeing people die for no other reason than being Jewish.

  • Special operations stresses motorcycle safety

    Apr 23, 2010

    The new U.S. Army Special Operations Command policy covering motorcycle safety is out, and anyone that falls under USASOC needs to know it. Whether you ride a motorcycle, are considering it, or if you are the supervisor of a rider, the new policy applies to you.

  • Military spouses at Fort Bragg learn to control mind, body

    Apr 23, 2010

    To help military spouses cope with some of the stress brought on by everyday life, the Army Center for Enhanced Performance is offering Mind-Body classes to teach spouses techniques to balance stress and recovery. These classes are part of Fort Bragg's effort to support its Soldiers, Families and Army civilians with programs that meet their needs, further enabling them to maintain resiliency.

  • Fort Bragg offers green lodging

    Apr 23, 2010

    At Airborne Inn, guests who do not want to change their linen daily can opt to have it changed weekly simply by hanging towels back on the rack instead of placing them on the floor for retrieval by the cleaning crew. The initiative is just one of many taken by participants in Fort Bragg's Green Lodging Program. Fort Bragg is committed to integrate sustainability into daily operations in order to ensure future installations capabilities.

  • Fort Bragg Families of fallen Soldiers enjoy weekend at Victory Junction Camp

    Apr 23, 2010

    Eighteen Families from Fort Bragg were able to leave their grief, anger and despair behind at Timkin Tunnel and enter into a 'slice of heaven on earth' at Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, N.C. during a weekend of fun April 16 through 18.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 23, 2010

    On Tuesday, the XVIII Airborne Corps recognized Staff Sgt. Loren A. Gernandt from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 20th Engineer Brigade and Spc. Patrick J. Jeffrey from Battery B, 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Bde., as the XVIII Abn. Corps Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.


    Apr 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Dragon medics of the 44th Medical Command held a one-of-a-kind ceremony here today. The unit were inactivated and reactivated as the 44th Medical Brigade, and they held change-of-command as well as a commander's retirement ceremony.

  • Army chief of staff visits Fort Bragg

    Apr 21, 2010

    The Fort Bragg community played host to a special visitor Wednesday as Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. stopped by the post to visit with Soldiers, Family members and leaders from the XVIII Airborne Corps and U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

  • Four stars and two parents make for a special

    Apr 12, 2010

    U.S. Army Spc. Alexander Moore's mother and step-father didn't get a chance to see him enlist in the Army two years ago. However, they more than made up for it when they watched him re-enlist April 10, in an unlikely place, in eastern Afghanistan's Paktya province.

  • Women continue to make history

    Apr 9, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The local community paid tribute to American women pioneers during a Women's History Month celebration at the American Lake Community Center March 24, hosted by 555th Engineer Brigade.

  • General credits Fort Bragg paratroopers, Families with corps' success

    Apr 9, 2010

    Major Gen. Daniel Allyn, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, has called Fort Bragg home many times during his almost 30-year career. After graduating the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1981, Allyn was stationed at Fort Bragg for the first time with 2nd Battalion, 508th Infantry as part of the 82nd Airborne Division. As he prepares to leave Fort Bragg to assume command of the 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas, he said that no matter where he goes, Fort Bragg will always be home for him and his wife, Debbie.

  • Commentary: Good parents think, act like good NCOs

    Apr 9, 2010

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. The first line of defense against child abuse certainly lies with parents - those who are most often the abusers. ... For me, to be a good parent you have to think and act like an NCO. Look at the attributes that make a good NCO and you'll see what I mean.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps bids farewell to deputy commanding general

    Apr 6, 2010

  • Fort Bragg Army Community Service team achieves 'near perfection'

    Apr 1, 2010

    Fort Bragg ACS was recognized as the best large ACS in the Army for 2009. ACS not only passed the inspection, but in the words of Dan Ahern, director, Fort Bragg FMWR, achieved "near perfection" with an overall score of 98.6 percent. Additionally, LTG Frank Helmick, commander, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and Col. Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg garrison commander, presented ACS Director Barbara Trower-Simpkins with the Order of the White Plume. The White Plume award is the Army's highest level of achievement in support of FMWR.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg get new command sergeant major

    Apr 1, 2010

    A sunny spring day with a Carolina-blue sky provided the backdrop for the change-of-responsibility ceremony for the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg senior enlisted advisor Wednesday at the Main Post Parade Field. Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph R. Allen, outgoing senior enlisted advisor, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg, passed the corps colors for the last time to Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commanding general, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg, who in turn presented them to Allen's successor, Command Sgt. Maj. Earl L. Rice.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg gets new command sergeant major

    Apr 1, 2010

  • XVIII Airborne Corps command sergeant major bids farewell to Fort Bragg

    Mar 31, 2010

  • Fort Bragg BOSS finds new home

    Mar 12, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Fort Bragg branch of Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers opened its new office located in the same building as the First Citizen's Bank near the North Post Exchange. A grand opening ceremony was held Feb. 23, to mark the occasion.

  • Soldier's quick thinking saves life at Fort Bragg fitness facility

    Mar 12, 2010

    When Spc. Daniel Conrad saw Sgt. William Mortenson struggling on the treadmill at the Iron Mike Physical Fitness Center, he knew something was wrong. Conrad, a trained combat lifesaver, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 7th Air Defense Artillery Battalion's Rear Detachment element, was on assignment to the facility as a temporary gym assistant. Mortenson tried stepping down and starting to sit down. He was in and out of consciousness. Between fainting spells, Mortenson, managed to convey that he had a prior neck injury during his last deployment. He also explained that his neck and back were hurting. It was at that time that Conrad said he noticed that Mortenson's body temperature was hot, but he was not sweating.

  • Soldiers attend leader seminar at Fort Bragg

    Mar 5, 2010

    No two days in the Army are ever the same, but Soldiers, who serve in positions of leadership, must show consistency over the long haul. It's one of the messages delivered by Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps, to about 200 Soldiers of the 82nd Sustainment Brigade at its leadership seminar Feb. 24.

  • JTF-H continues to provide support to World Food Program, Haitian people.

    Feb 6, 2010

    Joint Task Force Aca,!" Haiti is in its seventh day of continuing to support the World Food ProgramAca,!a,,cs structured bulk food distribution program here today.

  • Sustainers hit the ground running in Haiti

    Feb 5, 2010

    PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti - 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) landed at Toussaint L'Ouverture Airport in Port Au Prince Feb. 3, to support relief operations in Haiti.

  • Unified Response transitions to Haitian self-sustainment

    Feb 5, 2010

    Joint Task Force - Haiti is beginning to transition to the next phase of its involvement in Operation Unified Response, following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rocked the island nation of Haiti about two weeks ago, said Col. Gregory Kane, the JTF-H and XVIII Airborne Corps operations officer, Monday.Aca,!A..

  • Fort Bragg volunteers pack Super Bowl care packages for Soldiers

    Feb 4, 2010

    More than 60 Soldiers, Airmen, Family Readiness Group members and United Service Organization of North Carolina volunteers assembled at Green Ramp, Pope Air Force Base, Wednesday to send Super Bowl care packages to the Soldiers downrange. The packages included, but were not limited to, chips and salsa, Pepsi and Monster drinks, peanut butter crackers, apples and bananas. Wal-Mart and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service donated some of the goods, said Sgt. Maj. Thomas Hall, XVIII Airborne Corps G4 office.