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  • Fort Bragg Soldiers, students enjoy field day

    May 13, 2011

    Every year Loyd Auman Elementary School conducts its own field day, a day of activities that provides students an opportunity to interact with Soldiers and get a taste of Army physical fitness training. This year, the Soldiers of Battery C, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and the 54th Forward Support Company, 188th Brigade Support Battalion, 18th Fires Brigade, got to experience a new and unique field day that both challenged and rewarded them.

  • Fort Bragg spouses experience military camaraderie

    May 13, 2011

    Fort Bragg hosted Military Spouse Day Conference 2011, coordinated by Army Community Service. The two-day conference took place May 5 and 6 and featured fun workshops like faux stained glass crafting, jewelry beading and building shell wreaths to bring out the spouse's creativity. Friday not only incorporated a 34-foot jump tower exercise, but morning physical training, as well as a final formation and dismissal.

  • Combat-seasoned Fort Bragg Soldiers transform into West Point cadets

    May 13, 2011

    The United States Military Academy at West Point selected 11 Fort Bragg Soldiers for the 2011 academic year, more than any other post in the Army. It's the best-kept secret in the Army. Soldiers between the ages of 18 and 23 can dust off their combat boots and hit the books at one of the country's top academic institutions.Congress allots 170 admission slots to active-duty Soldiers, who receive a $450,000 education by graduation day, fully funded by the government.

  • Honoring the past while planning for tomorrow

    May 13, 2011

    The ordnance Soldier creed states, "I will utilize every available talent and means to ensure that superior mobility, fire power, and communications are advantages enjoyed by the United States Army over its enemies." These words were the foundation for the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps' celebration of 199 years of excellence, professionalism and ordnance during their 2011 Ordnance Week, held here May 2 - 5.

  • Ordnance Corps Hall of Fame honors 17

    May 12, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 12, 2011) -- In more than 28 years of military service, Col. (promotable) Clark W. LeMasters Jr. has probably attended hundreds of military ceremonies and formal occasions

  • Widow finds healing in helping survivors

    May 11, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (May 11, 2011) -- When her husband died in Iraq, Donna Engeman felt the helpless despair many feel after the loss of a loved one.

  • UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter

    May 10, 2011

  • BEAMS system improves weapon-pointing accuracy

    May 9, 2011

  • Aviation Winners Bring Honor To Redstone

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Exploring ways to improve Army aviation in low-level airspace has kept James Kelton in a job at Redstone Arsenal that he very much enjoys.

  • Apache Stealth Breeds Fear In The Enemy

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Among the large-scale exhibits, the government employees providing information on innovative programs and the company executives showcasing aviation capabilities, time and time again it was the voice of the Soldier that stood out at the Army Aviation Association of America annual Professional Forum and Exposition.

  • Kiowa Team Gets 'Danger Close' To Save Lives

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In words that rang with deep emotion, Col. Mike Morgan admitted he doesn't talk much about the actions behind the Silver Star that Defense Secretary Robert Gates clipped on his desert camouflage uniform in Afghanistan a year ago in March.

  • Aviation Unit Gets Gift Of Kiowa For Mission

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Lt. Col. Mike Demirjian is excited about the "gift" he will be taking home following the Army Aviation Association of America's Annual Professional Forum and Exposition.

  • Aviation Force Flies Into Future

    May 6, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.-- Despite challenges of an aging aviation fleet and the demands of two wars, aviation programs will remain a key component of the Army's focus to win on the battlefield, said one of the Army's leading generals.

  • Light shines on Shadow Platoon

    May 4, 2011

    There are no shortage of reasons why Shadow Platoon was selected to represent the Army April 20, at the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad A) convention in Nashville, Tn.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 3, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Diverse radio fleet, dedicated field support enhance Soldier communications

    May 3, 2011

    When the Army sends sophisticated equipment to the battlefield on an accelerated schedule to meet urgent operational needs, troops and their trainers often improvise with solutions like "Tiger U."

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 2, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord locals reacts to bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

  • Troops in Afghanistan watch news about Osama Bin Laden's death

    May 2, 2011

    U.S. Servicemembers watch on television as President Barack Obama talks about the details of the death of 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, inside the USO at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 2, 2011.

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    May 2, 2011

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    May 2, 2011

  • Lift Off

    May 2, 2011

  • End of era: Huey helicopters retire from Europe

    May 2, 2011

    Rotors ripping the air, four UH-1 Iroquois helicopters soared above Hohenfels for the last time at a retirement ceremony for the aircraft, April 27.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines enjoy Fun, Fishing, Fellowship at annual N.C. event

    May 1, 2011

    The 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" Bass Tournament was held at Jordan Lake, N.C., April 29, 2011. The event, sponsored by local, regional and national businesses and individuals from across the United States gave more than 150 service members the opportunity to develop their angling skills under the watchful eye of an equal number of professional bass anglers and other dedicated fisherman. The "catch and release" protocol followed ensured the great majority of gamefish caught were returned to the lake, where they will continue to grow and propagate the species.

  • Enthusiasm grows as FORSCOM band building progresses

    Apr 29, 2011

    With construction of their new 18,748-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility 76 percent complete, The Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs Soldiers are feeling good about their move into their new building. "I'm excited and ecstatic about this world-class facility," declared Sgt. Maj. Leander Singletary after conducting an inspection on April 25. "It's certainly fitting for a band that has the prestige and significance that ours does." The band will move in June from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C., in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Apr 28, 2011

    Active duty and Active Guard Reserve lieutenant colonels and majors interested in becoming professors of military science need to have their master's or higher degree by May 31, 2011, to be considered for positions in the August board at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Warriors on the Water - Soldiers, Anglers, Heroes Meet

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg, N.C. community came together during the the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" from Fort Bragg, Pope Field, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and other locations, were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on Friday, April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.

  • Army seeking 'frank' Soldier feedback on power sources

    Apr 27, 2011

    The "Power Sources Feedback" user group is designed so that Warfighters can share frank observations and recommendations directly with CERDEC Army Power engineers as they prepare to host the Joint Services Power Expo, May 2-5, 2011, at the Myrtle Beach, S.C., Convention Center.

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    Apr 26, 2011

  • All-American Jumpmaster-Competition fierce, competence high

    Apr 26, 2011

    "If you want to be a leader in the 82nd Airborne, you have got to be a Jumpmaster," said Sgt. 1st Class Teigh Statler, platoon sergeant with Battery A, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 18th Fires Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Jazz Guardians give highlight performance for Jazz Appreciation Month

    Apr 24, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians performed as one of the highlights of the WFSS-FM-sponsored Fayetteville, N.C., Jazz Appreciation Month, April 22. And by the end of the evening's concert, the eleven-member ensemble had given the Fayetteville, N.C., community a swinging taste of the highly polished and professional quality the U.S. Army Forces Command's band will bring to the region when it moves here permanently this summer from Fort McPherson, Ga. in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • Units To Receive Honors For Deployment Capabilities

    Apr 22, 2011

    Units To Receive Honors For Deployment Capabilities

  • Ruck to remember: Fort Bragg all-female team competes in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 22, 2011

    Soldiers, veterans and former prisoners of war ... the warriors gathered as one, creating a trail of dust across a 26-mile stretch of Southwestern desert on the morning of March 27. Fort Bragg had two, female-heavy teams that completed the march.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers honored at Stoneybrook 60th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2011

    Carolina Horse Park, in partnership with Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation Services and Leisure Travel Services, distributed 1,600 free tickets around Fort Bragg and Pope Field for the Stoneybrook Steeplechase event April 9. In addition to the free tickets, anyone with a military I.D. received a 20 percent discount on pre-orders for Stoneybrook Steeplechase. In addition to the steeplechase, festivities included a 5k Run for the Ribbons (cancer care fund run), a Hawkins and Harkness hat contest, a stick horse race for the kids, a wine cellar tailgate contest and the much more.

  • Fort Bragg ACS talks straight about Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Apr 22, 2011

    Child Abuse Awareness Month is a time to reflect on a topic that makes us feel a bit uncomfortable. Child Abuse Awareness Month is also about prevention. Acknowledging the existence and extent of child abuse, having open and honest discussions and a willingness to intervene, are all strong preventative steps. Being alert for signs of child abuse where we live, and having knowledge of community resources are also important steps in prevention.

  • Tornadoes bring awareness to Fort Bragg community preparedness

    Apr 22, 2011

    In the wake of a string of deadly tornadoes that destroyed areas around Fort Bragg and Fayetteville, and caused extensive damage to hangars and equipment at Simmons Army Airfield, post leadership wants to ensure that residents are prepared for future disasters. Officials are urging community members to become familiar with the Ready Bragg disaster preparedness website to ensure that they are able to survive and sustain in case another round of storms hit the area.

  • Fort Bragg cleans up in tornado aftermath

    Apr 22, 2011

    The sounds of metal scraping pavement and chainsaws buzzing through wood filled the air Monday morning at Simmons Army Airfield, the Material Maintenance Department building and two warehouses at the Knox Street warehouse complex. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Public Works had already started cleaning up in the aftermath of tornadoes that hit the area, Saturday.

  • FORSCOM Forward OIC addresses North Carolina Defense Business Association Symposium and Exposition

    Apr 20, 2011

    Ronna Garrett, officer in charge of U.S. Army Forces Command Forward, gave the keynote address to attendees at the North Carolina Defense Business Association Symposium and Exposition during their luncheon session at Pinehurst, N.C., April 20, 2011. In telling them about the Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of FORSCOM & U.S. Army Reserve Command Headquarters to Fort Bragg, N.C., Garrett explained that the three guiding considerations in accomplishing the move have been to maintain continuity of operations, retain or recruit a highly capable workforce and take care of people as they make the move and settle in. FORSCOM is moving from Fort McPherson, Ga., in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • CCAD Celebrates 50 Years of Support to the Warfighter

    Apr 20, 2011

  • USASOC Ranger team comes out on top

    Apr 20, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk is the winner of the 28th annual David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition.

  • Supplying excellence, sustaining the force

    Apr 20, 2011

    Regardless of where they're fighting, operating or training, Soldiers require supplies to accomplish their mission. The Supply Excellence Award recognizes those who keep the Army moving by providing superior supply operations for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The SEA program started in 1986 to highlight the critical role sustainers play in supporting the warfighter. The purpose is to increase the logistical readiness of all Army units; enforce the Command Supply Discipline Program; encourage the use of available resources; and provide a structure for recognition of group and individual initiatives.

  • Secretary of Army awards 'best Ranger'

    Apr 18, 2011

    The "super team" of Sgt. Maj. Walter Zajkowski and Master Sgt. Eric Turk are the winners of the 2011 Best Ranger Competition. At an awards ceremony today at Freedom Hall, Secretary of the Army John McHugh congratulated the teams on their accomplishment.

  • Sustainers take on Burcham Urban Assault Course

    Apr 18, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) trained at Fort Knox's Burcham Urban Assault Course on Thursday, April 14. The Sustainers trained at the urban assault course as part of the 3d ESC's sergeant's time training, which is hands-on, practical training for Soldiers given by their noncommissioned officers.

  • 31 teams remain in Best Ranger as end draws near

    Apr 17, 2011

    Teams picked up the pace overnight leading into the final day of the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. Injuries eliminated three teams and narrowed the field to 31 following a 12-mile road march and night orienteering course

  • Photo Gallery: 2011 Best Ranger Competition Day 2

    Apr 17, 2011

    Thirty-four teams continued on to day 2 of the 28th Annual Best Ranger Competition on Todd Field at Fort Benning, Ga. Day 2 consists of Ranger Day Stakes, which use skills every Ranger should know, including shooting, first aid, climbing and rappeling. The events are executed round-robin style as Ranger teams rotate from one event to the next. At the conclusion of the Day Stakes events, teams begin a foot march of more than 12 miles.

  • Day 2 under way at Best Ranger Competition after rocky weather

    Apr 16, 2011

    Action resumed Saturday morning at the David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition - after a tumultuous night of thunderstorms rocked the local area. Ironically, the weather left the field more intact than in previous years at this stage as officials were forced to delay the start of the night orienteering course, a grueling 10-mile trek that wreaks havoc on competitors.

  • Photo gallery: 2011 Best Ranger Competition Day 1

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fifty teams kicked off the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition with a three-mile buddy run before dawn today. The teams head into a foot movement and canoe race to round out the morning. Events are scheduled around the clock, with teams moving to the firing ranges in the afternoon to conduct machine gun and moving target events before heading out for day orienteering, fast-rope insertion and their first obstacle course. The day ends with teams navigating an approximately ten mile night orienteering course well into the early hours of Day 2. "It's the greatest thing in the Army ... I look forward to it each year," said retired Col. Ralph Puckett, a former Ranger and two-time Distinguished Service Cross recipient who will be on the sidelines throughout most of the competition. "When you come out to Benning, you walk with giants. They're not rock stars, they're not sports heroes, they're not actors playing Soldiers. They're the real deal."

  • Fort Bragg Soldier aspires to conquer Death Race

    Apr 15, 2011

    A Fort Bragg Soldier has accepted the challenge of the Death Race, called an extreme match of "Survivor" meets "Jackass," and the tasks include diving into deep waters for a bicycle chain to assembling a lego house according to specs and the absurdity of the tasks is considered part of the excitement. It is a punishing competition where only 10 percent of contestants finish.

  • Fort Bragg volksmarch celebrates Month of Military Child

    Apr 15, 2011

    In recognition of the Month of the Military Child, more than 600 youth from various child development centers on Fort Bragg and Pope Field participated in this year's volksmarch, April 4. The volksmarch began and ended at Rodriguez CDC on Sicily Drive.

  • Everyone's a kid at Fort Bragg's Armed Services YMCA fair

    Apr 15, 2011

    The 11th annual Armed Services YMCA's Healthy Kids Day was held on April 9, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. About 1800 children chose from physical recreation like jumping around in a bouncer, throwing frisbees, basketballs and baseballs and crawling through a smoke-filled trailer. Other activities included tye-dying T-shirts, building cars and birdhouses, having one's face painted or making colorful chalk drawings.

  • Fort Bragg couple delivers their baby at home

    Apr 15, 2011

    Sergeant John Valles, 31, and his wife Carly, 29, spent several hours at Womack Army Medical Center before going home on Feb. 11. Carly, who was near her due date, thought she was going into labor. As it turned out, she was in labor and her husband, with the help of some friends, delivered their baby girl.

  • It's a dog's life: Animal career appeals to Fort Bragg military spouse

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Animal Behavior College offers this program as a way to ensure the highest level of professionalism for people who want to dedicate their lives to working with animals. The program is particularly appealing to Family members because it offers a portable skill/career they can take with them anywhere they go.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Easter early

    Apr 15, 2011

    The 16th Military Police Brigade held an early Easter egg hunt April 9.

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Program offers a relaxing day for Families

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Survivor Outreach Services hosted a fun day for the Families of fallen Soldiers. Carnival games, a sumo wrestling ring, a large velcro wall and food supplied by the Armed Services YMCA awaited the Families at Smith Lake Recreation Area, Saturday. It was a time to allow survivors and their children to relax and enjoy time with other survivors,"

  • Fort Bragg unit set to deploy with furry companions

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 528th Combat Operational Stress Control Unit will be taking over combat stress operations that involve using dogs for therapy overseas. The 528th trained with therapy dogs from America's VetDogs and their trainers, March 28 to April 1. The training involved getting comfortable with the therapy dogs, simple commands, safety of the dogs, interacting with patients, and preparing to take care of the therapy dogs overseas.

  • Fort Bragg holds bi-annual education forum

    Apr 15, 2011

    The bi-annual education forum t9ook place April 6, at the Fort Bragg Club and had representation from various agencies and organizations, as well as Fort Bragg and local school systems. The forum provides an opportunity for Fort Bragg to learn and to teach - an indication of a relationship of reciprocity with its constituents.

  • 'Green' buildings at Fort Bragg contribute to Army triple bottom line

    Apr 15, 2011

    In a time of declining defense budgets, "going green" makes economic sense, the U.S. Army Reserve Command's top civilian told business leaders March 30. The Army, along with the rest of the federal government, has embraced sustainability. Each new building the Army constructs over the next five years will be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council for leadership in energy and environmental design.

  • Best Ranger Competition kicks off with run

    Apr 15, 2011

    Fifty teams kicked off the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition with a three-mile buddy run before dawn today. The teams head into a foot movement and canoe race to round out the morning. Events are scheduled around the clock, with teams moving to the firing ranges in the afternoon to conduct machine gun and moving target events before heading out for day orienteering, fast-rope insertion and their first obstacle course. The day ends with teams navigating an approximately ten mile night orienteering course well into the early hours of Day 2.

  • FORSCOM band pursues professional development with major music industry trainer

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons are always looking to take their performances to a higher level. One way these members of the U.S. Army Forces Command's band have sought to do that was by having Tom Jackson Productions of Nashville, Tenn., come here for a two-day training session, April 13-14. Tom Jackson Productions states that its mission is to help build artists' live music shows, taking their performances from good to great.

  • Trans School gets new regimental chief warrant officer

    Apr 14, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 14, 2011) -- In a ceremony following his promotion, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Thomas Wilson assumed responsibility as the regimental warrant officer for the U.S. Army Transportation Corps Friday at the Transportation School's auditorium.

  • Competitors gear up for Best Ranger this weekend

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The events are set for another grueling 60-hour demonstration of mental toughness and physical strength among contestants in the 28th annual Best Ranger Competition.

  • On Your Mark, Get Set, Cook!

    Apr 13, 2011

    The International Food Service Executive Association's 110th annual conference and trade show, was held April 1 and featured Army, Navy and college teams competing for medals and bragging rights.

  • Airborne Battle Memorial dedicated

    Apr 13, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 2011 Airborne Awards Festival's Fort Benning stop was highlighted by the dedication of a new $112,000 monument Friday on Eubanks Field. The Airborne Battle Memorial commemorates every major parachute and glider combat assault carried out by U.S. paratroopers and glidermen, from Operation Torch in 1942 during World War II to Operation Northern Delay eight years ago in Iraq.

  • Serving the Army for more than half a century

    Apr 12, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (April 7, 2011) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-4 Senior Logistics Management Officer Charles "Chuck" D. Starcher received honors during a retirement ceremony here in the FORSCOM Headquarters building for more than a half century of service to the U.S. Army. Starcher will conclude nearly 53 years of combined military and civilian service upon officially retiring July 30, 2011. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM G4, hosted the ceremony and rendered remarks pertaining to Starcher's career accomplishments. "We are a better Army and we are a better G4 team because of your service," said Mason. "To the family, we owe you a debt of gratitude that our nation can not ever pay."

  • IMCOM, JBSA commanders celebrate Fiesta San Antonio: "The Party With a Purpose"

    Apr 12, 2011

    Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event, but now features more than 100 events with an economic impact of almost $284 million for the city. Every event during Fiesta, known as "The Party With a Purpose," raises money for a different charity in the city. Given San Antonio's storied military past, marked by the Battle of the Alamo, several Fiesta events in particular pay tribute to military heroes past and present. Lt. Gen. Lynch, commanding general of Installation Management Command, his wife, Mrs. Sarah Lynch, Command Sgt. Maj. Neil Ciotola, and his wife, Mrs. Beth Ciotola represented IMCOM at three events April 8 to 10: La Noche del Rey Feo, the Investiture of King Antonio, and the Ft. Sam Fiesta and Fireworks Military Ceremony and Reception.

  • Transportation Coordinator for 530th CSSB all smiles on the job

    Apr 12, 2011

    Part of our "Lifeliner Spotlight" series, which focuses on our young junior enlisted troops.

  • Serving Up Excellence - Connelly Style

    Apr 11, 2011

    The 2011 U.S. Army Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Food Service program recognized winners

  • From Bagram to the mountains

    Apr 11, 2011

    Ammunition Supply Company ensures Soldiers are well-stocked with resources to defend themselves.

  • The "Girls next door"

    Apr 11, 2011

    Story on Filmmaker JulieHera DeStefano, as she spent several months in Afghanistan to chronicle the lives of female servicemembers in a combat environment, and the transitions they make back home.

  • Avoided shutdown reinforces need for financial planning

    Apr 11, 2011

    The avoided government shutdown serves as a stark reminder for the need to save money for a rainy day.

  • Fort Bragg hosts annual Mid-Carolina Senior Games

    Apr 8, 2011

    Nearly 200 seniors did not let a little rain dampen their spirits as they participated in the Mid-Carolina Senior Games, March 30, at Pope Fitness Center. The games, in its 25th year, are held each spring to promote wellness for adults age 55 and older. Some of the games seniors participated in included basketball, spin casting, football throw, softball throw, discus, shot put, bowling, tennis, swimming, billiards, bocce and track events.

  • Fayetteville Regional Airport welcomes newest area's USO facility

    Apr 8, 2011

    The USO of North Carolina, Fort Bragg Center director announced that a new USO center will open this summer at the Fayetteville Regional Airport. The center will become a reality thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Cannon Foundation and will have a snack bar, a television with a DVD, Internet access and telephones.

  • Fort Bragg children enjoy fun, food at Nutrition Fest

    Apr 8, 2011

    On March 30, parents and providers brought their children Tolsen Youth Activities Center, for either a morning or an afternoon session for Nutrition Fest, a day of fun and festivities designed to entertain children of all ages. Children rotated through the two gyms at Tolson for dancing along with step instructors, decorating crafts, tackling an obstacle course and raising the decibel scale a few notches.

  • Fort Bragg children plant an Arbor Day seed

    Apr 8, 2011

  • Tween' Center opens on Fort Bragg, for children 8 to 14 years old

    Apr 8, 2011

    Children from 8 to 14 years now have a place to let off steam after school. Fort Bragg and Pope Field's Armed Services YMCA officially opened their new 'Tween' Center, March 31. The Tween Center offers supervised tween fun and has three flatscreens with Wii systems, Dance Dance Revolution, karaoke, numerous board games and a snack bar.

  • Fort Bragg Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Apr 8, 2011

    Victory Junction is a way to get away from everyday life and focus on having fun for Soldiers and their Families. In 2004, the Richard Petty Family built Victory Junction in memory of Adam Petty, Kyle's son who died in a NASCAR race. The camp has much to offer children with special needs as well as survivors. Things such as catch and release fishing, canoeing, bowling, a gymnasium, and a small water park.

  • Job fair points Fort Bragg service members to best sources for future civilian employment

    Apr 8, 2011

    On April 6, more than 1,200 people converged on the Army Career and Alumni Program's spring job fair at the Fort Bragg Club. There were 110 companies were represented at the job fair. The program helps servicemembers who transition from military to civilian life.

  • Signal battalion unveils new building at Fort Bragg

    Apr 8, 2011

    The 18th Human Resources Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade will open a retail post office April 15 to complete the third component of the postal training facility that was opened here in August 2009.

  • U.S. forces remain vigilant as drawdown deadline nears says Helmick

    Apr 8, 2011

    Lieutenant Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, who is currently serving as deputy commanding general of U.S. Forces-Iraq said Iraqi forces are taking a huge step in the right direction, during a video teleconference interview April 1, at Fort Bragg. Helmick referred to a live-fire exercise, which was conducted by an Iraqi infantry battalion. The U.S. deadline of Dec. 31 is rapidly approaching but Helmick said Dec. 31 is not an end point but rather atransition point as the U.S. continue to build a reliable partner in Iraq.

  • 'It Was A Great Way Of Life For Us'

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Traveling and adventure mixed with parental absences and changes in residence define the life of a military-connected child.

  • Paper doll teaches students about Soldier's life

    Apr 8, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--During a two-year stint, a little paper doll visited several different countries and U.S. cities in the ammo pouch of Lt. Col. Sean Clark's uniform.

  • Conference looks to future of Army training

    Apr 8, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Army leaders see a need to change the way Soldiers fight and how they learn to fight. Gone are the days when generals send divisions into battle - today's battles require quick action and reaction of Soldiers and leaders at the lowest level.

  • Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference promotes ideas, professional development

    Apr 8, 2011

    The annual U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference was held March 21-24 at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla..

  • It's All in the Details

    Apr 7, 2011

    With major elements of the FORSCOM/USARC Combined Headquarters Construction Project well on the way to completion, much of the attention is now on the finer details and finish work necessary to bring work on the 631,000 sq. ft., $302M facility to a close. With more than 1.3 million "craft hours" safely logged, 1.2M sq. ft. of drywall installed and 18.5 million linear ft. of power and communications cable run, the project is moving towards a scheduled turnover to the U.S. Army on June 21.

  • Celebrating Month of the Military Child: Raising strong kids year round

    Apr 7, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Army first observed the Month of the Military Child in 1986, to honor the youngest members of the Army community.

  • AUSA DA Civilian of the Year - Redstone Chapter Award Recipient

    Apr 6, 2011

    Sixteen men and women were nominated by colleagues in their commands or agencies for the 2011 Civilian of the Year awards in three categories. Lars Ericsson was the selected as the DA Civilian of the Year - AUSA Redstone Chapter and also the honoree in the Executive/Management category.

  • HRC senior NCO becomes Army's first enlisted Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Apr 6, 2011

    Lean Six Sigma is a program that encourages better, more efficient business practices. The Army adopted LSS in 2004.

  • 4th Brigade Paratroopers Jump Into the Wind

    Apr 5, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team execute an airborne operation.

  • FORSCOM band members train student musicians

    Apr 5, 2011

    Students from the East Lincoln Middle School band traveled from Iron City, N.C., to listen and learn in master classes and a performances conducted by the U.S. Army Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs Army Ground Forces Band.

  • IMCOM expanding Army Substance Abuse Program workforce

    Apr 5, 2011

    ARLINGTON, Va. - In this unprecedented era of persistent conflict, the risk for substance abuse among our Soldiers and their Families has never been greater.

  • MTT trains 29 new Pathfinders at JBLM

    Apr 4, 2011

    The MTT brings training to a local unit or base and saves the Army money by bring the training to the local unit.

  • Womack Army Medical Center assists victims of sexual assault

    Apr 1, 2011

    The Department of Emergency Medicine at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg is the only Army medical center that offers a comprehensive program for victims of sexual assault. Sexual assault nurse examiners are a team of 12 nurses, primarily based in the Emergency Department and other clinical areas of WAMC, who are specially trained to meet victims' medical, emotional and legal requirement. Additionally, they ensure compliance with all laws and Army regulations.

  • Fort Bragg plants pinwheels to honor child abuse prevention, Month of the Military Child

    Apr 1, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Our children are our future and their upbringing and needs shape nearly everything a parent does.

  • Fort Bragg officials, students join to 'Break the Chain'

    Apr 1, 2011

    During the annual "Break the Chain of Child Abuse" event March 25, at the Crown Convention Center in Fayetteville, the message was " Let's work together to break the chain of child abuse." Keynote speakers emphasized the need to end child abuse and ensure that all children receive fair treatment. The audience was challenged to ask themselves what they could do to break the chain.The community must re-new its commitment to protect the children and respond to child abuse.

  • Tolson Youth Center offers creative way for Fort Bragg toddlers to stay busy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Creative minds run wild in the Mini Monet Mommy and Me class Tolson Youth Center. Children ages 2 and 3 are encouraged to experience art while working on building fine motor skills, socialization skills, and confidence in artistic expression. The class encourages safety, cleanliness, messiness, friendliness and environment awareness, but also lets the artists express themselves in various creative ways.

  • Fort Bragg wounded female Soldiers pampered by American Red Cross

    Apr 1, 2011

    In honor of Women's History Month, the Fort Bragg and Pope Field American Red Cross hosted spa event entitled Salute to Female Wounded Warriors, at the Fort Bragg Club. Vendors from around the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville community offered their services and time to those who have given so much for them.

  • Womack Army Medical Center helps Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injuries

    Apr 1, 2011

    The TBI Clinic, as the Traumatic Brain Injury/NeuroRehabilitation Center at Womack Army Medical Center is known, was established in April 2007, to treat Soldiers with mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. The TBI/NeuroRehabilitation Center is a complete medical service designed to help Soldiers from injury, through treatment and rehabilitation, and return to duty. A large treatment team of more than 30 healthcare providers is available to help Soldiers on their road to recovery.

  • 'Hello, this is Peggy' How to protect yourself from telephone scams

    Apr 1, 2011

    Legal assistance office offers advice and tip to protect Soldier from the latest telephone scams. They urge Soldiers and Family members to report scams to the Federal Trade Commission and the North Carolina Department of Justice. Not only will this help protect others from falling victim, but it can also serve as proof to financial institutions that a particular transaction was fraudulent and not authorized. They can also file a complaint online at www.ncdoj.gov and www.ftc.gov. Also, report scams to the XVIII Airborne Corps Legal Assistance Office so they can help relay this information to the authorities.

  • Fort Bragg calculates high risk, high reward of renewable energy

    Apr 1, 2011

    Fort Bragg's energy manager and staff of six banded together to adopt a holistic approach to energy usage on Fort Bragg. Their mission - to make life better for the Soldiers while adopting a team approach to implementing and improving energy programs.

  • Commentary: Military children adapt well to change

    Apr 1, 2011

    A Family member shares her feelings about being a military child in a commentary that outlines how much being a military brat has given her so much. It gave her the opportunity to live and experience other cultures, and taught her to make friends quickly and to say goodbye. It has taught her independence right from wrong.

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