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  • 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

  • FORT BRAGG UNITS TO DEPLOY IN SUPPORT OF HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN HAITI

    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.

  • DOD ANNOUNCES UNITS FOR AFGHANISTAN ROTATIONS AND DEPLOYMENT

    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.

  • Soldiers from Fort Bragg's 20th Engineer Brigade reach enlisted milestone

    Aug 24, 2009

    Twenty-four Soldiers from the 20th Engineer Brigade held up their right hands and were sworn in to the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers at the York Theater Friday. The ceremony, the 20th Eng. Bde.'s first since redeploying in November of last year, was to recognize the Soldiers who had been promoted to the rank of sergeant and mark what is often a significant moment in the career of an enlisted Soldier.

  • Community celebrates paratroopers

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Soldiers patrol volatile Korengal valley

    Aug 22, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division patrol the Korengal valley of Afghanistan's Kunar valley. (Photos by Sgt. Matt Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Children at several Indianapolis hospitals were entertained by Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Aug. 21, who were in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association convention.

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Young fans turn out to watch 82nd Airborne Paratroopers arrive in Indy

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fans young and old turned out to watch paratroopers arrive in Indianapolis for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention

  • A Hero's Welcome: 82nd Airborne Veterans go all out to bring wounded warriors to convention in

    Aug 20, 2009

    42 recent Purple Heart recipients from the 82nd arrived in Indianapolis to attend the 82nd Association's 63rd National Convention, their plane tickets, hotel rooms, and other incidentals bought and paid for completely by Association members.

  • 'First Lady' of XVIII Airborne Corps leaves Fort Bragg with legacy of support for Soldiers

    Aug 17, 2009

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general closes 'decisive, historic' command

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Dragon 6 departs

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers receive medals for valor in Afghanistan

    Aug 11, 2009

    Two paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were awarded medals for valor Friday at Fury Field.

  • Fort Bragg noncommissioned officers lead the way

    Aug 7, 2009

    As an Army noncommissioned officer, it's common and necessary to build a working relationship with your peers to ensure that business runs smoothly. However, it's seldom that you'll find a duo whose commitment to the unit runs so deep that you seldom see one without the other close by. That's the case for two senior NCOs in the 108th Military Police Company, 16th MP Brigade., where Master Sgts. Ronald Thornton and Charles Neikirk have forged a seamless relationship that ensures the 108th MP Co. operates at its highest level.

  • Fort Bragg's 16th MP Bde deploys

    Aug 7, 2009

    Soldier says good-bye to her son as she prepares to deploy.

  • Fort Bragg's 108th Military Police Company train with AT-4s for downrange patrols

    Aug 7, 2009

    The 108th Military Police Company honed their skills with the AT-4 anti-tank rocket launcher during a live fire range exercise at Fort Bragg July 27. "This training helps us downrange by letting the joes know how to utilize the weapon system," said Sgt. 1st Class Fuller Mitchell, a platoon sergeant in 108th MP Co. "It familiarizes them with the weapon so it's not the first time they pick it up when they hit the ground in combat."

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers come home to comfort

    Aug 7, 2009

    It seems like a statement of the obvious. The manner in which Soldiers are received and integrated back into their home station following a deployment is a critical first step in the reset process. It is also essential to rebuilding a unit's combat power. However, operationalizing this statement requires a deliberate and well thought-out plan. The 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment took a proactive approach to ensure that its Soldiers, redeploying from a 15-month tour in Iraq, came back to a world-class reception in the barracks. Based on experience from previous deployments and redeployments, the 3rd Bn., 4th ADAR battalion command team of Lt. Col. Rob Lyons and Command Sgt. Major Harold Lincoln, had established a vision. They sought to leverage the resources and capabilities of unit leaders, the Family Readiness Support Assistant and Family Readiness Group volunteers, the First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative program and local organizations to provide redeploying Soldiers a welcome home. Not just any welcome but one that was commensurate with the outstanding quality of service to the nation they had rendered during OIF.

  • Fort Bragg jumpmaster sets standard

    Aug 7, 2009

    The 82nd Airborne Division held its annual Jumpmaster of the Year competition in April. This year's winner was Staff Sgt. Michael B. Mabry, Battery D, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment.

  • 82nd Sustainment Brigade field kitchen cooks up excellence

    Aug 7, 2009

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade's field kitchen was assessed by a board of evaluators sent to Fort Bragg on behalf of Forces Command July 29, to discern whether or not they were eligible to compete for the Phillip A. Connelly award, in the field category at the Department of the Army level.

  • 16th MPs welcome back former commander

    Aug 4, 2009

  • Fort Bragg's Year of the NCO Formal

    Jul 28, 2009

    Fort Bragg held its Year of the NCO formal July 24 at the Crown Expo Center, Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Spartan Brigade under new leadership

    Jul 7, 2009

    Col. Christopher L. Spillman took command of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in a ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field June 23.

  • 18th Fires Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2009

    A crucial element of the 82nd Airborne Division's "King of Battle," the 18th Fires Brigade received its new commander June 24, as Col. Wilson A. Shoffner assumed command of the unit, which was commanded by Col. Christopher F. Bentley for the past two years.

  • Paratrooper injured in Iraq parachutes into Key West

    Jul 7, 2009

    A paratrooper injured in Iraq took the final step in his recovery the last week of June - a step out the tailgate of a military aircraft into the skies above Key West, Fla.

  • Holiday Safety message

    Jun 26, 2009

    July 4 safety message.

  • Garrison gets new top noncommissioned officer

    Jun 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad began his first day as Fort Bragg's new garrison command sergeant major Friday by saying thank you. He thanked the Soldier he replaced for helping him get settled and he thanked the command for welcoming him.

  • Fort Bragg garrison receives new leader

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Bragg is the largest U.S. Army installation by population and the job of the garrison comA,A!mander is never ending. Even on the day that Col. David G. Fox, outgoing garrison commander, relinquished command to Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, Fox's morning was busy handling various issues including closing Fort Bragg's largest gate. Fox called the events, "a normal Fort Bragg day."

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion under new leadership

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Bidding farewell

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Corps general bids farewell

    Jun 22, 2009

    After nearly two years with the corps, Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter bid farewell to FortBragg. A ceremony held in his honor June 11 at the Main Post Flagpole showed, by the turnout of fellow servicemembers, friends and Family, that the Ferriters would be missed.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • NCO balances mission and humor

    Jun 18, 2009

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009