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  • 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

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  • 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.

  • Post top NCO to take 18th Airborne Corps position

    Feb 4, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning Command Sergeant Major CSM Earl Rice was selected to be the command sergeant major of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday.

  • Military postal service to begin in Haiti.

    Feb 4, 2010

    U.S. postal inspectors have arrived here to conduct security assessments and help prepare to set up an Army post office, as well as to assist with the restoration of mail service to the earthquake-ravaged country.

  • Maj. Gen. Allyn discusses role of U.S. forces in Haiti

    Feb 2, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, Joint Task Force Haiti and XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C., deputy commanding general, talked about the U.S. military's role in Haiti at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince Feb. 1.

  • Behind the Food Surge

    Feb 1, 2010

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team assist in numerous way to ensure the Food Surge reaches the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team delivers food to thousands

    Jan 30, 2010

    The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team is working to feed more than 50,000 Haitians displaced by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that left much of the infrastructure of the country's capital city in shambles, killing an estimated 150,000 and leaving around 400,000 homeless.

  • U.S., U.N. team with Haiti to expand humanitarian assistance effort

    Jan 30, 2010

    The U.S. military continues to work in conjunction with inter-agency organizations and the government of Haiti to meet the critical needs of the Haitian people.

  • Engineers assess damage to essential services

    Jan 28, 2010

    Col. Rick Kaiser, JTF-Haiti, Engineer and commander of the 20th Engineer Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., spoke with the media about restoring essential services to the people of Haiti Jan. 27. The JTF-Haiti engineers are assessing ports, airfields, roads, the electrical grid and water to determine what is needed for repair so that the Government of Haiti can restore essential services as quickly as possible, Kaiser said.

  • Fort Bragg continues to make progress in Haiti mission

    Jan 28, 2010

    The Soldiers on the ground in Haiti continue to coordinate efforts with the Soldiers and the Airmen back at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, N.C. to carry out the humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

  • Hollywood comes to Fort Bragg

    Jan 28, 2010

    On Saturday, the true Hollywood experience came to Fort Bragg as the installation hosted the premier of "Dear John," a movie about a Special Forces Soldier who falls in love, based on the book by Nicholas Sparks. Sparks, along with the film's stars, Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried, walked the red carpet into York Theater, meeting and signing autographs for the more than 600 ticketholders lining the walkway to greet them.

  • 2BCT partners with Haitian government to restore transportation routes in Port-au-Prince

    Jan 28, 2010

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Support Battalion and the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, work in conjuction with the Haitian government to remove rubble from the streets of Port-au-Prince in order to better provide humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers take "Fast Ship" to Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Soldiers from the 7th Sustainment Brigade recently deployed to Haiti via the Superferry "Huakai" from Fort Eustis, Va. The 7th Sustainment Brigade is in Haiti conducting port operations to aid in the military's relief effort - bringing desperately needed food and medical supplies to those in need.

  • Army Sustainment Command provides support to humanitarian assistance operations in Haiti

    Jan 28, 2010

    The U.S. Army Sustainment Command is participating in humanitarian assistance relief operations in Haiti as part of Operation Unified Response.

  • Jan. 24: On the ground in Haiti with an Army public affairs NCO

    Jan 25, 2010

    A Soldier describes his experience in Haiti

  • Haiti native heads home to help

    Jan 23, 2010

    Sgt. Maj. Jean Chouloute was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and lived in Saint-Marc until he was about 11 years old. Although Chouloute moved away, he still has Family living in Port-au-Prince and like the rest of the world, the events that have unfolded in Haiti have held his rapt attention. For the last five months, Chouloute has served as the command sergeant major for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Joint Operations Center, responsible for the health and welfare of everyone who works there. Aca,!A..Aca,!A..

  • Humanitarian support a family affair for Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Jan 23, 2010

    For many of Fort Bragg's Soldiers, being able to assist in the global humanitarian support effort to Haiti brings with it a sense of pride. Now that feeling has been magnified for two Fort Bragg officers as Family members have also gotten into the act.

  • International Fellows visit Corps, Bragg

    Jan 23, 2010

    The Army War College's International Fellows Program made a special visit to the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg to get a better understanding of how the U.S. Army handles training and preparing its Soldiers for battle, Jan. 10 through 12.

  • 3rd ESC to deploy, provide logistics expertise in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) will deploy to Haiti in support of relief efforts stemming from a 7.0 magnitude earthquake which struck the country on Jan. 12. The command will form the nucleus of Joint Logistics Task Force - Haiti and deploy by air to provide its logistics expertise to the relief effort in Haiti.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade Soldiers set-sail for Haitian relief

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va - Sustainers from Fort Eustis's 7th Sustainment Brigade recently set-sail for a deployment to Haiti in support of Joint Task Force - Haiti. The unique capability of the Army's watercraft will increase logistical capabilites for the JTF commander.

  • Red Cross Provides Fort Bragg Soliders with home touch

    Jan 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - As Soldiers stand by to fly out of Pope Air Force Base to provide aid to the people of Haiti they are often waiting for up to 48 hours at the Green Ramp, which acts as a terminal, waiting for the next available flight.

  • Humanitarian assistance for Haiti comes from different fronts

    Jan 22, 2010

    Most press coverage of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief effort in the aftermath the earthquake in Haiti last week has focused on 82nd Airborne Soldiers, but few know that this is a combined joint effort involving the United States Agency for International Development and includes Marines, Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, Department of Defense civilians, equipment, vehicles and supplies. Private companies have also joined in the efforts.

  • Fort Bragg hospital provides medical supplies to effort in Haiti

    Jan 22, 2010


    Jan 20, 2010

    As of early Tuesday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 197,520 meals and more than 28,834 gallons of bottled water to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country.

  • America's Contingency Corps drops supplies to assist Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    On Monday afternoon, 38 pallets containing much needed supplies landed via parachute onto designated drop zones in Haiti. These supplies, packed for air delivery by riggers from the 11th Quartermaster Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade, were part of the continuing effort to provide humanitarian aid to the areas devastated by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the country Jan. 12.

  • Soldiers deploy by sea to assist in Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    Three Landing Craft Utility vessels from the 97th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), 10th Transportation Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade have been diverted from a training mission off the coast of Florida to Haiti to support the relief effort.

  • Sustainers deploy in support of Haiti

    Jan 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Between Jan. 15-17, liaison teams from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Haiti, Fort Bragg and U.S. Southern Command in support of relief efforts stemming from the devastation caused by an earthquake on Jan. 12

  • Using every available method: 2nd Brigade Combat Team provides humanitarian aid to the people of Hai

    Jan 19, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team provides humanitarian aid to the people of Haiti utilizing the container delivery resupply system.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers continue humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti

    Jan 18, 2010

    As of Monday, Fort Bragg Soldiers have distributed more than 3,600 gallons of bottled water, 14,400 meals, adding to the combined total of 54,738 pounds of supplies and equipment to Haitian citizens in the wake of last week's catastrophic earthquake, which has brought massive destruction and death to the small island country.

  • Carolina Hurricanes salute military members

    Jan 15, 2010

    Nearly 17,000 Carolina Hurricane fans got to see something extra as they waited to enter the RBC Center here for a 5 p.m. game Sunday. Humvees, weapons and armored vehicles from the Army, Marines and Coast Guard as well as booths from other organizations such as the USO and the Military Appreciation Day, Inc. surrounded the south lawn of the coliseum.

  • Artillery off to Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2010

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, as they deploy from Pope Air Force Base in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 3.

  • 1-73 Cav, 2ndBCT, 82nd Abn Div deploys to Haiti

    Jan 14, 2010

    Paratroopers from 1-73 Cav, 2nd BCT, 82nd Airborne Division (aka "Global Reaction Force") prepare and deploy to Haiti to support the earthquake relief effort with humanitarian aid.

  • Fort Bragg makes energy efficiency a hot issue

    Jan 8, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Electrical metering here has been intermittent at best and historically has only applied to those nongovernment residents who are responsible for reimbursing the installation for electricity used.

  • Fort Bragg offers guidance to increase weapon registration awareness

    Jan 8, 2010

    In the aftermath of the Nov. 5, 2009, Fort Hood, Texas massacre, in which 13 people were killed and another 30 injured, officials at Fort Bragg are looking to increase awareness of its weapons registration policy. The policy, which is based on regulatory guidance set forth in XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Regulation 190-12, applies to all persons, both military and civilian, who enter Fort Bragg or travel on its reservation.

  • Two Fort Bragg DFACs named best in Army

    Jan 8, 2010

    In December 2009, the 82nd DSTB DFAC and the Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Special Operations Command DFAC were both named 2010 Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly Award winners.

  • FORSCOM commander says Fort Bragg 'premier installation'

    Jan 7, 2010

    On Wednesday, Fort Bragg received a visit from Gen. Charles C. Campbell, the commander of United States Army Forces Command. During his two-day visit, Campbell spoke with many of Fort Bragg's leaders, providing a leader professional development class Wednesday night and speaking with Fort Bragg's sergeant majors at a breakfast with them Thursday morning at the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer Academy.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Conducts Fire Control Exercise

    Dec 15, 2009

    Leaders and forward observers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a fire control exercise in which Paratroopers and units manuever against a simulated enemy while calling for indirect fire.

  • Fort Bragg Family of the Year announced for 2009

    Dec 14, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - On Dec. 3, Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Loehr, a platoon sergeant with 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, his wife Nicole and six boys Jeremy, Jonathan, Joshua, Jeffery, Nicholas and James were selected as 2009 Fort Bragg Family of the Year at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Operation Toy Drop 2009

    Dec 11, 2009

    Operation Toy Drop is an annual Airborne jump held at Fort Bragg, N.C., and is hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), and supported by Fort Bragg's XVIII Airborne Corps and Pope Air Force Base's 43rd Airlift Wing. Over 3,000 Soldiers are expected to donate a toy for a lottery ticket and the chance to jump under an international jumpmaster in order to earn their foreign jump wings. The operation gives Soldiers and Airmen the opportunity to help local families in need over the holidays while boosting morale and incorporating valuable training. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 30,000 toys for families of Soldiers as well orphanages in the local community.

  • Fort Bragg names 2009 Family of the Year

    Dec 4, 2009

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg announced its 2009 Family of the Year during a ceremony held at Fort Bragg's Main Post Chapel, Thursday.

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

    Amidst moderate temperatures and overcast skies, the Fort Bragg Community welcomed its newest commander, as Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick assumed command of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Thursday at Fort Bragg's Main post parade field.

  • Helmick assumes command of XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 20, 2009

    The Fort Bragg Community welcomed its newest commander, as Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick assumed command of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Thursday at Fort Bragg's Main post parade field. Helmick, along with his wife, Melissa, sat next to U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General Gen. Charles C. Campbell during the ceremony, who placed him in command of the Army's largest warfighting force.

  • Fayetteville Cares sends care packages to deployed Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Nov 20, 2009

    Fayetteville Cares sent 10,000 care packages to deployed Soldiers and Airmen Saturday in a project dubbed Operation Holiday Cheer. Operation Holiday Cheer, a project initiated by the nonprofit Fayetteville Cares, brought more than 600 volunteers to the Crown Expo Center Wednesday to Friday and is estimated to have cost nearly $500,000, said Joanne Chavonne, co-chairwoman of Fayetteville Cares.

  • Realistic training teaches Soldiers lifesaving skills

    Nov 20, 2009

    When a Soldier is injured and requires immediate medical care, a trained medic may not always be nearby. To serve as first responders, some Soldiers undergo combat lifesaver training to learn the medical skills necessary to treat wounds, stop bleeding and prevent shock. Soldiers learn these skills during a four-day course containing 40 hours of training from combat medics at Fort Bragg's Medical Simulation Training Center off of Lamont Road.

  • Fort Bragg officials bring awareness in wake of Fort Hood tragedy

    Nov 20, 2009

    What would you do if the shooting that occurred at Fort Hood happened within the gates of Fort Bragg' Would you know how to react' Do you know how to remain safe' Post officials have raised safety awareness to address the possibility of this type of incident occurring at Fort Bragg, by focusing on the incident and encouraging residents to become more vigilant.

  • ARFORGEN: Army's deployment cycle aims for predictability

    Nov 19, 2009

    There is a plan for deploying troops and it's called ARFORGEN. Short for Army Force Generation, ARFORGEN is the Army's core process of building trained and ready forces.

  • Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps

    Nov 18, 2009

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps

  • Fort Bragg Families mesmerized by Disney on Ice

    Nov 6, 2009

    Two-year-old Julien Cockrell may not have completely understood what all of the fuss was about, but as the lights in Fayetteville's Crown Center Coliseum turned blue and the music filled the air, it became apparent to him that something big was about to happen. Mickey Mouse and Disney on Ice had arrived and for the next two hours, Julien and 6,600 other Fort Bragg children of deployed Soldiers and their parents were transported into a world of imagination and dreams.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps conducts command post exercise

    Nov 6, 2009

    Six months after redeploying from Iraq, the XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters staff was busy training and rebuilding the team during a command post exercise at the Joint Task Force Compound on Fort Bragg, Oct. 26 through Friday.

  • Fort Bragg tests JFEX capabilities

    Nov 6, 2009

    As America's only airborne capable corps, the XVIII Airborne Corps acts as the nation's rapid response force for any strategic contingency providing combat power for full-spectrum operations. To test this capability, more than 2,200 Soldiers and Airmen descended on Fort Bragg for a joint forcible entry exercise Oct. 27 to Friday.

  • Three-time Purple Heart awardee still serving with pride

    Nov 6, 2009

    An infantryman, currently assigned to 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, as section leader in Company D, Ellsworth has deployed overseas three times in his 13-year career. He deployed once to the Balkans on a peacekeeping mission in 2002 and twice to Iraq, in 2004 and again in 2006. Ellsworth left the last deployment with three Purple Hearts.

  • Fort Bragg, German paratroopers team up for joint airborne operation

    Oct 30, 2009

    Federal Eagle is a biannual event involving U.S. and German militaries in cooperative airborne operations held this year Oct. 20 through Saturday at Sicily Drop Zone.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps changes structure to be more adaptable for any mission

    Oct 30, 2009

    October 16 marked the quiet transition of the XVIII Airborne Corps from the Army of Excellence structure of the late 1980s to a modular corps, designed to fight and work alone or with units across the Army in a joint environment.

  • JFEX Soldiers showcase capabilities

    Oct 30, 2009

  • Civic, business leaders participate in airborne training

    Oct 29, 2009

    More than a dozen community, civic and business leaders, to include Miss North Carolina Katherine Southard, gathered to participate in airborne training Oct 27.

  • Year of the NCO: Junior NCOs train, learn at Warrior Leader Course

    Oct 23, 2009

    Yellow and green smoke covered the back of the field amid the sound of mortar shells going off behind the wood line. Shortly after the smoke began covering an arch bearing the motto "Lead by Example," Soldiers wearing tan, black and maroon berets marched onto the field for the graduation of Warrior Leader Course, Class 01-10.

  • Senior NCOs change responsibility in 3d ESC

    Oct 20, 2009

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - 1st Sgt. Jeffery Burnsworth, relinquished responsibility as first sergeant of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), to 1st Sgt. Jonathan Napier during a change of responsibility ceremony here Oct. 13. Command Sgt. Maj. Willie C. Tennant Sr., the senior noncommissioned officer of the 3d ESC, officiated the ceremony.


    Oct 20, 2009

    The Department of Defense announced today major units scheduled to deploy as part of upcoming rotations of forces operating in Afghanistan. The announcement involves one active duty brigade combat team and one Stryker cavalry regiment, totaling approximately 7,700 personnel, and one National Guard brigade with approximately 3,500 personnel. The scheduled rotation for these forces will begin in the spring of 2010.

  • Sustainers conduct historic change of command

    Oct 16, 2009

    Brig. Gen. Michael J. Lally, relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), to Col. Robin B. Akin during a change-of-command ceremony here Aug. 21. Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, the commander of 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley officiated the ceremony, which took place only two weeks after the unit returned from Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg's noncommissioned officers teach junior leaders at NCO Academy

    Oct 16, 2009

  • Wounded warriors lead the way

    Oct 13, 2009

    On Oct. 8, more than 70 Soldiers, veterans and other military supporters kicked off the WWP Soldier Ride, Carolinas, which is a five-day event from Oct. 7-11. Riders began the 20-mile bike journey at Fort Bragg's Wilson Park and will make similar rides in Raleigh, Greensboro and Charlotte.

  • Fort Bragg hosts joint, multi-national training exercise

    Oct 13, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26, to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • Fort Bragg women win Army 10-Miler

    Oct 6, 2009

    The Fort Bragg active duty women's Army 10-Miler team brought home gold for the second year in a row Oct. 4 with a time of 4:38:01.

  • Fort Bragg hosts multi-national training exercise

    Oct 5, 2009

    More than 100 paratroopers from Egypt, Germany, Pakistan and Kuwait arrived at Fort Bragg on Sept. 26 to take part in Operation Bright Star, a multi-national training exercise bringing together Soldiers from different nations to train, teach, and learn from each other.

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Oct 1, 2009

    2nd annual competition features $2000 prize FORT RUCKER, Ala. (Oct. 1, 2009) Aca,!" The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for the chance to win $2,000 as part of the 2nd Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • Corps Special Troops Battalion under new responsibility

    Aug 28, 2009

    After serving as the XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion command sergeant major for the last two years, Command Sgt. Maj. Leroy Chaney handed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Tonya Griffin in a ceremony held on Throckmorton Field at 10a.m. Aug. 27.

  • Fort Bragg's 1st BCT safety program recognized as Army's best

    Aug 24, 2009

    A brigade from the 82nd Airborne Division was recognized as the Army's safest brigade by the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command at the division headquarters, Aug. 5.