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  • Fort Bragg wins antiterrorism award

    Apr 1, 2011

    In 2010, Fort Bragg's level of preparedness was better than any other Army installation. The post was recently named winner of the 2010 Best Army Antiterrorism program, fixed installation unit award, which it received in January. Fort Bragg is the first in the Army to develop National Incident Management System compliant checklists and because of that, the Installation Management Command headquarters is looking at the checklist to standardize the Army.

  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: No Hazard Found in Fort Bragg Follow-Up Pesticide Testing

    Mar 31, 2011

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly known as Army CID, announced today that the results of follow-up pesticide testing by an independent laboratory completed in homes on Fort Bragg showed that concentrations of pesticides were not elevated and do not pose a health hazard.

  • Employees Make Difference For AMC

    Mar 30, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Despite the demands of two wars, budget issues, an Army in transformation and moving its headquarters from Fort Belvoir, Va., to Redstone Arsenal, AMC continues to provide its customer - the war fighter - with the best equipment and support, said AMC commander Gen. Ann Dunwoody.

  • Army, Construction team celebrate progress, prepare for "Race to the Finish" at FORSCOM/US

    Mar 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (March 28, 2011) - "Gentlemen - start your engines!" On command, engines from three stock cars rumbled to life as Art Chambers, safety manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., kicked off the "Race to the Finish" celebration here, March 24. As hundreds of craft workers, project leaders and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered to mark a significant safety milestone, quality, and progress as work on the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)/U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Combined Headquarters Project nears completion.

  • DPW team tours FORSCOM/USARC building to assess custodial and recycling needs

    Mar 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (March 29, 2011) Aca,!" Representatives of the Fort Bragg Department of Public Works took a familiarization tour March 28 of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters in order to determine custodial, recycling and other contractual requirements. Aca,!A"This was very useful because it gave us a better handle on the scale of the support needed and on the various materials used in the building than we could get from just looking at floor plans,Aca,!A? said Aaron Brown, operations officer for the DPW Operations and Maintenance Division. FORSCOM and USARC personnel will begin occupying the building in late June.

  • Gold Star Families take relaxing pit stop at Victory Junction

    Mar 29, 2011

    Gold Star families retreat to Victory Junction in Randleman, N.C. for some fun and relaxation.

  • Beyond the Basics

    Mar 28, 2011

    Cpl. Eric Bell of the 82nd Airborne Division trains for the Best Ranger Competition.

  • FORSCOM, INSCOM discuss ways to enhance partnership

    Mar 28, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Mar. 24, 2011) - With an anticipated decision that will promote a closer working relationship between the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the two commands met here today to discuss ways to optimize the processes that man, train, equip, certify, mobilize, deploy, and support military intelligence forces in support of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN). The meeting was held in the FORSCOM Kerwin Conference Room and provided the respective staffs of each command the opportunity to meet and brief each other. The purpose of the meeting and briefings was to educate both staffs on each others' roles supporting ARFORGEN, and to solidify unofficial, and pending official, alignments to optimize support to intelligence readiness.

  • FORSCOM band commander reaches out to unit's new hometown community

    Mar 27, 2011

    FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band commander, Maj. Treg Ancelet, met while here on a March 24-25 visit with arts/music program directors in the Sand Hills area schools and with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and the Veterans Affairs Hospital volunteer service chief. He introduced the band to them, explained how community outreach is an important part of Army bands' mission, and discussed future performance possibilities. Ancelet also checked on the progress of the construction of the band's new training facility, which is proceeding on schedule.The band will move here in June from Fort McPherson, Ga., with its parent unit, Army Forces Command, in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation. It will be ready to take on musical missions beginning Aug. 1.

  • Leaders Visit as Fort Bragg BRAC Preparations Continue

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -Civilian leaders representing the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G3/5/7 Directorate traveled to Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, N.C., March 23, for a first-hand look at temporary and permanent workspaces being readied for the relocation of the command's headquarters in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation.

  • Fort Bragg equipment center rents summer fun

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Recreation Equipment Checkout Center at Fort Bragg offers rental prices for different types of equipment such as camping, sports and games, picnic and party, lawn and garden, fishing and boating and other miscellaneous items such as floor buffers, roll-a-way beds, Santa costumes and lawn trailers. The center offers better rates for Soldiers and provide equipment for their rental needs at a cheaper rate than they can get from an outside source.

  • Volunteers read at Fort Bragg elementary school

    Mar 25, 2011

    Dozens of retired teachers, local sororities, fraternities, Soldiers and a couple of canine helpers visited McNair Elementary School on Fort Bragg March 18, to read to children from second through fourth grades. The event was part of "Read Across America," a national event based on Dr. Seuss's birthday, March 2.

  • 'Bragg' about recycling at WAMC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg was the first Army installation to lead the way in recognizing that steps needed to be taken to preserve the sustainability and environment of Fort Bragg in order to continue to meet the mission goals for our Soldiers, civilians and Families on post. Womack Army Medical Center is now doing its part to lead the way by implementing a wider approach to an existing recycling program by passing out recycling containers throughout the hospital to capture those types of recyclable items as well as taking steps to incorporate all white paper, color, computer, and ledger paper.

  • Fort Bragg AFAP moves Family issues forward

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Army Family Action Plan provides a voice for servicemembers and their Families in the Army chain of command. It helps ensure that Soldier, spouses and Families' concerns and issues are addressed and forwarded to Army leadership. Fort Bragg is unique in that the leadership addresses local issues through quarterly town hall meetings which allows officials to solve issues that impact more than just the Fort Bragg community. The annual AFAP Conference focuses only on Army-wide issues.

  • Former Fort Bragg paratrooper pursues music career

    Mar 25, 2011

    Edward Andrew Loraditch, is a former Fort Bragg paratrooper who is currently pursuing a career in music. The Texas native who was once attached to All-American Chorus, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, before separating from the service in 1987, sings under the name Andrew Lords and has recently recorded his fifth CD, "Carolina Blue."

  • 'Bragg'ing rights

    Mar 25, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Culinary Arts Team, competed in the 36th Annual Armed Forces Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., March 7 and won 2nd place in the competition.

  • Fort Bragg set to host Operation Medicine Drop at North Post PX

    Mar 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg and surrounding communities who have medicine that has expired or is no longer needed, have the opportunity of disposing of it, free of charge Saturday at the post sponsors Operation Medicine Drop. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., all medicines will be accepted amnesty-free as the event is set to coincide with National Poison week, March 20 through Saturday. The statewide initiative is an opportunity for people to bring in unwanted medication, whether it be prescription or over-the-counter materials.

  • Army leaders to focus on efforts to sustain Reserve Components as part of Total Army Force, cooperat

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 24, 2011) - More than 200 senior Army leaders, commanders and their staff members from at least 30 states and territories will meet soon at Camp Robinson, near Little Rock, Ark., to discuss Army readiness priorities, involving the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve forces. Their focus, "Sustaining the Reserve Components as part of the Total Force"," will detail discussions about the latest lessons learned and best practices to prepare units, Soldiers and their Families for war-time deployments; share how to better reset units upon their return; and preview innovative planning methods to provide these forces more stable, predictable deployment cycles in the future.

  • PDAs for PDHAs

    Mar 24, 2011

    Twenty-four hours after opening their expanded Troop Medical Clinic, the 101st Sustainment Brigade medical operations team is preparing servicemembers with Combined Joint Task Force - 101 to re-deploy next month.

  • Lifeliners renovate aid station, expand medical care to troops

    Mar 24, 2011

    101st Sustainment Brigade re-opens newly renovated TMC

  • Army to celebrate Month of the Military Child

    Mar 24, 2011

    During April, U.S. military installations around the globe will recognize the contributions and sacrifices that servicemembers' sons and daughters make daily.

  • AFAP conference delegates in Atlanta surveyed about knowledge of Army Force Generation

    Mar 23, 2011

    ATLANTA, Ga. (Mar. 23, 2011) - About 50 delegates from U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) units nationwide here for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference took part in a survey to gauge their knowledge of Army Force Generation. Consisting of 15 questions, the survey was conducted using FORSCOM's Survey Response System (SRS) that features automated anonymous response technology. This is done by providing each survey participant with a wireless, interactive, remote response device use to give quick, real-time answers to each question. The anonymity of the system makes participants more apt to offer honest feedback, said Lt. Col. Nicole Parker, chief of FORSCOM Public Affairs' Strategic Communication Team. The purpose of this particular survey was to help improve the qualitative and quantitative research about the effectiveness of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) strategic communication efforts. The FORSCOM AFAP Conference delegates were chosen to take part in the survey, because they represented a broad, Command-wide audience.

  • Improving the fox hole

    Mar 23, 2011

    101st Sustainment Brigade makes great improvements to area Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center.

  • Convoy spends 25 days on icy Afghan roads

    Mar 23, 2011

    New truck company learns the perils of Afghan roads during winter after 25-day convoy.

  • Female aviators defy reported odds

    Mar 21, 2011

    According to a study released earlier this month by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, women account for only 16 percent of leadership positions in the military - a seemingly staggering statistic to release during National Women's History Month. The numbers aren't so shocking when compared to the overall statistic of women serving in the military, which is 16.4 percent, according to a Sept. 30 report released by the Department of Defense.

  • U.S., Iraqi SGMs confer on enlisted corps

    Mar 20, 2011

    Working towards a common goal, the combined efforts of two international military organizations are achieving positive results.

  • CASCOM is app-solutely amazing

    Mar 18, 2011

    A small group of tech-savvy personnel from the Technology Integration Branch at the Combined Arms Support Command is leading the way in the development and implementation of applications for the military.

  • Fort Bragg directorate receives green certification

    Mar 18, 2011

    The Directorate of Human Resources was certified as a Green Directorate at the Sustainability Management Council meeting on Feb. 17. The Green Directorate program encourages military units and civilian organizations on the installation to practice sustainable, daily operations and educates staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices and their impacts on the mission. To become certified as a Green Directorate, organizations must implement specific measure to reduce waste, promote recycling and engage in environmentally preferred purchasing. The measures must also improve energy efficiency, conserve water and enhance air quality.

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg leaves big footprint

    Mar 18, 2011

    In fiscal year 2010, Womack's Emergency Department volume was 67,000 patients. The patient population is expected to continue to grow as Base Closure and Realignment and other grow-the-Army initiatives continue to increase the beneficiary population in and around Fort Bragg. The recently-expanded Critical Care Area currently consists of a two-bay resuscitation/trauma room, 22 critical care monitored beds, two gynecology exam rooms and a special examination room, which supports the WAMC Emergency Department's sexual assault nurse examiner program. The entire Emergency Department is scheduled for a comprehensive renovation in 2012 to 2014.

  • Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink skaters boogie the night away

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink boogied the night away with their skating production, Flapper Days to Disco Nights - A Rock Around the Rink Production, March 13. Thirty-six skaters of all ages performed to music from different generations going back to the 1930s.

  • Fort Bragg mothers, daughters, grandmothers enjoy tea at ASYMCA event

    Mar 18, 2011

    Many little girls love to serve tea, whether it's to all their favorite stuffed animals, their mother or an unwilling brother. On March 13, Fort Bragg daughters and their mothers and grandmothers dressed up for the real thing at the Armed Services YMCA Mother/Daughter Tea and Fashion Show. As guests walked into the main room where spring-colored decorated tables were lined up in rows, everyone received a gift. After tea was served the girls strutted their stuff and showed off their gowns during the fashion show.

  • Teamwork helps Fort Bragg unit to celebrate one year of no DUIs

    Mar 18, 2011

    The 189th Infantry Brigade celebrated a new record of one year with no driving under the influence for the 590 Soldiers who represent it. The unit continues to maintain this zero incident approach even after the holiday season has ended. The Soldiers, ranging in age from 21 to 57, understand the importance of drinking responsibly since its leaders continuously remind them that a DUI can end a career.

  • Fort Bragg housing contractor puts Families first with preventative maintenance visits

    Mar 18, 2011

    Picerne Military Housing manages nearly 6,300 homes on Fort Bragg, and every resident's safety and comfort remains the company's first priority. To ensure that all concerns are addressed first-hand, Picerne implemented the annual preventative maintenance visit. The visits are similar to annual inspections conducted in off-post communities nationwide.

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services educates public about ID changes

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg had more than 74,000 military Family members access its post in fiscal year 2010 and continually strives to maintain a relationship worthy of a Soldiers commitment to service. Some people know that "D" is the designation for the child or dependent parent of a Soldier, but what some may not know is that the designation for surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers has long been "URW," which denotes an unmarried widow. Some people are just becoming aware of the change since ID cards often do not expire for five to six years. It is important to familiarize the Fort Bragg community with the change and Survivor Outreach Services and the Directorate of Human Resources have joined to get the message out to the public.

  • Fort Bragg staff judge advocate answers survivors' questions about entitlements

    Mar 18, 2011

    When a person's status changes, they often have questions about whether their entitlement to services has changed. Fort Bragg has hree legal assistance offices that can help survivors with legal issues during the difficult time of transition, dealing with probate and estate issues, and also afterward with preparation of new estate planning documents for the survivors whose situations have changed. As long as a survivor maintains a valid military identification card, they remain entitled to services at the legal offices.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group leaders learn skills at conference

    Mar 18, 2011

    On March 15, Family readiness group leaders from various units on Fort Bragg learned to better perform the duties required of group leaders to exhibit leadership and counseling skills similar to senior military leaders. A world-renowned expert on helping Families to face conflict and create great relationships was the keynote speaker and he gave the FRG members various scenarios, many of them based on his own experience with his children, and he explained how he handled them.

  • Votes are in: AFAP issues prioritized, presented to FORSCOM's senior leaders

    Mar 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded Friday with the selection of five quality-of-life issues for referral to the senior leaders of the Army's largest organization for further consideration.

  • Womack Army Medical Center opens new satellite clinics

    Mar 18, 2011

    In the continuing push to stand up facilities that deliver the best quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, Army leadership opened two Womack Army Medical Center satellite clinics March 9 in Cumberland County. The medical facilities are healthcare as it should be -easy to access, patient-centered, team-based and quality-focused.

  • Training to Assist

    Mar 17, 2011

    Paratroopers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade, along with soldiers role-playing as the Iraqi Army, assault a compound in a search for a hidden weapons cache, during a training exercise, Mar., 17. The 2d Brigade is conducting numerous training exercises as part of a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

  • 'Time To Connect With Our Feelings'

    Mar 17, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--With every step, Jenna Henderson is going forward into her future. For a long time, it seemed that proverbial saying "One step forward, two steps back" was coming true more often than not for this military wife, whose life had revolved around her husband's Army career.

  • All-American Pilot receives DFC

    Mar 15, 2011

    The All-American Commander presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to Chief Warrant Officer Carlos M. Roman, at Simmons Army Airfield, Mar. 14, for his actions while serving in Afghanistan with the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Redstone Arsenal Leads the Way for Unmanned Aircraft Flights within the National Airspace

    Mar 15, 2011

    In a manned aircraft, the pilot uses his eyes and brain to see and avoid other aircraft that he encounters during his flight. USAIC is designing an integrated system that uses ground-based sensors and associated components to "sense and avoid" these same aircraft. In essence, the GBSAA system will replace the pilot's eyes and his ability to make decisions to safely avoid other aircraft. PM UAS and USAIC serve as Office of the Secretary of Defense Task Force Lead's on working with FAA to pave a path to unmanned aircraft flight within the National Airspace.

  • NASCAR drivers and PRN host radio show at Bragg

    Mar 15, 2011

    Monday, approximately 50 Service members and their family members came out to Sports USA on Fort Bragg to be part of "Fast Talk Radio" on the Performance Racing Network and visit with NASCAR drivers; Ryan Newman, driver of the #39 U.S. Army Chevrolet car in the Sprint Cup series, and Kyle Petty, retired NASCAR driver, son of racing legend Richard Petty, and co-host of the show.

  • Redstone Arsenal is home to the Army's Unmanned Aviation Fleet

    Mar 14, 2011

    The Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office has planned the Manned Unmanned Systems Integrations Capabilities Excercise for 5 years. This article describes capabilities and technologies being showcased in the Army's first ever "hybrid" aviation exercise. Manned and unmanned aircraft will work together as a team, in scenarios designed to run them through their paces.

  • Saying good-bye after more than 30 years in uniform

    Mar 14, 2011

    "It's tough to take the uniform off... it's what I know," said Master Sgt. Lewis Mikulecky during his retirement ceremony on March 11 at the Natick Soldier Systems Center.

  • Logistics conference charts path out of Iraq

    Mar 14, 2011

    More than 50 logisticians from throughout Iraq and Kuwait gathered for what will likely be the last time, to share ideas and to plot a course for the final push out of Iraq at the 2011 Responsible Officer/Team Chief Conference here, March 11-12.

  • Red Cross Month spotlights service at Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2011

    Each year, during the month of March, millions of Americans observe Red Cross Month. To honor Red Cross Month, the Fort Bragg/Pope Field Red Cross Station hosted Red Cross Day March 10, from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., at the Macomb Street office, near the intersection of Macomb and Hamilton streets. This event will offered potential and current volunteers the opportunity to provide updates on their experiences. The Red Cross staff also featured giveaways and provided light refreshments.

  • Fort Bragg Army Emergency Relief kicks off annual contributions campaign

    Mar 11, 2011

    AER has provided more than $1.2 billion in assistance to Soldiers and their Family members during emergency situations. The formula is the annual AER campaign to gather contributions for replenishing AER funds. Army Community Service kicked off this year's campaign March 2, with an 8 a.m. breakfast at the Fort Bragg Club. The campaign is expected to run through May 15, with the theme of "Helping Maintain Army Strong."

  • Local bike shop auctions custom bike, presents proceeds to Fort Bragg Fisher House

    Mar 11, 2011

    Five thousand, one hundred and one dollars. That's how much was recently donated to Fort Bragg's Fisher House as local motorcycle builder Hot Rodz auctioned a custom bike and presented all proceeds to the organization that assists Soldiers and Families in need. The motorcycle, began life as a 1977 Harley Davidson Springer and Hot Rodz added a lot of parts taken from around the shop, to go along with various outsourced parts, including many that were donated by various vendors.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers receive Soldier's Medal for heroism during Haiti earthquake relief operatio

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 82nd Airborne Division Pre-Ranger Training Course was held Jan. 31. Each candidate had to pass the Big Five events: land nav, a road march, PT test, obstacle course, and a five-mile run to keep alive the slim chance of Ranger selection. Of the 55 candidates who joined the Pre-Ranger ranks, only nine emerged successful after 17 days.

  • Army vice chief of staff visits Fort Bragg

    Mar 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg community played host to the Army's second highest-ranking general March 3. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who became the 32nd vice chief of staff Aug. 4, 2008, visited the XVIII Airborne Corps leadership, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Joint Tactical Radio System's Handheld, Manpack, & Small Form Fit Excursion.

  • Waiting to Fly

    Mar 10, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 2nd Security Force Advisory Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, wait at Pope Army Airfield for their flight to the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La., Mar. 8.

  • Rookie culinary contestants gain eye-opening, fruitful experience

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2010) -- The first time at culinary arts competitions is always the most trying. A generous helping of anxiety, expectation and general uncertainty loom in a significant way. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joseph Wisniewski remembers the emotions well.

  • New culinary training extension opens at Fort Lee

    Mar 9, 2011

    Featuring modern classrooms and state-of-the-art cooking and baking labs, a new building extension for the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence was officially opened at Fort Lee, Va., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

  • Culinary kid shares kitchen with Top chefs

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 10, 2011) -- For the past two weeks, the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition has been home to the military's most talented and passionate chefs, and one culinary kid who has an appetite for becoming a chef.

  • Unique Systems Engineering and HTI Approach Earns 2nd Generation FLIR the LTG Ferguson Award, Paves

    Mar 9, 2011

  • Smartphones combine with tactical radios to boost ground troops

    Mar 9, 2011

    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division communicated via voice, data and images as they swarmed a mock village to capture a high value target. Information traveled rapidly up and down the chain of command through a cutting-edge combination of smartphones plugged into tactical radios.

  • Ranger School seeks to fortify NCO numbers

    Mar 9, 2011

    The number of Ranger School instructors has grown from a "critical" deficit of 60 percent in September to 80 percent, with the number expected to grow in the next few months, officials at the Ranger Training Brigade reported.

  • Simplifying the Logistics ground

    Mar 9, 2011

    How the 101st Sustainment Brigade is undertaking an ambitious project to re-configure Bagram Airfield's Logistics complex

  • Granddaughter's research yields Bronze Star for WWII hero

    Mar 8, 2011

    The family of a New Jersey World War II-era veteran received a posthumous Bronze Star commending the heroic actions of their loved one, Technician Fifth Grade John F. Morgan Jr., nearly 70 years after his heroic action in World War II.

  • Culinary Arts Competition: art of ice

    Mar 8, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 8, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition is in its 11th day and the competition has heated up with the exception of the ice carving competition. It is one of the few events within the competition that doesn't require some sort of heating element. Several teams entered the event, sculpturing everything from Bugs Bunny to dragons. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence hosts the Culinary Arts Competition. It includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Construction of FORSCOM's band building marches ahead

    Mar 7, 2011

    Already more than 65 percent complete, the FORSCOM Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs new training facility is moving ahead right on schedule for a late June handover. During separate visits in February, Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander and district engineer for the USACEAca,!a,,cs Savannah District, expressed their satisfaction with the progress and the quality of the construction project. An aerial view of the site shows clearly how far along the building has come. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, this summer, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Culinary Arts Competition participants step up their game

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 4, 2011) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicked off Feb. 26 at Fort Lee. It is hosted by the U.S. Army Quartermaster School's Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes competitors from all five Armed Services, who compete, attend classes in the culinary arts and interact with their peers. The American Culinary Federation-sanctioned event is the largest of its kind in North America.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • Pope Air Force Base changes name, keeps same mission

    Mar 3, 2011

    Before a crowd of dignitaries, generals, Airmen and Soldiers at Hangar 4, Maj. General Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and Air Force Col. James C. Johnson, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, signed a proclamation, Tuesday, officially changing Pope Air Force Base's name back to the historic Pope Field. The 63-year change in ownership was due to the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers manage money during Military Saves Week

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program financial specialists were on hand at the Military Saves Week kick off, which took place at the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette room, Feb. 22. The program targets Soldiers' spending habits and features educational forums, individual financial counseling and money-related materials. It encourages Families to set realistic goals that focus on long-term solutions over financial fads.

  • Fort Bragg library hosts environmental programs from children

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the spirit of environmental responsibility, Sustainable Fort Bragg has partnered with John L. Throckmorton Library to host a series of environmental programs for children designed to educate children about the environment and provide a connection to the natural world. The programs will feature stories, music and activities with an environmental theme.

  • Devers students help Fort Bragg's animals

    Mar 3, 2011

    First graders at Devers Elementary School got the chance to help some of the animals awaiting new homes at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter during a learning experience Feb. 17. Fort Bragg's veterinary specialists and shelter volunteers, brought Elmer, a dog who has been a long-term resident at the shelter as well as three-week-old kittens with them to show the students. They taught the children how to properly approach animals and about playing safely with their dogs or cats. The students repaid their guests with a large donation of blankets, treats and toys for the shelter's fuzzy residents.

  • Fort Bragg honors Black History Month

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the annual celebration of diversity and acceptance, the XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Team Bragg Equal Opportunities representatives put together a unique presentation about African-Americans and the Civil War in honor of National Black History Month, Feb. 23. The presentation included remarks by Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, XVIII Airborne Corps' deputy commanding general, skits, poems and performances by the Yoruba Descendants Union of Fayetteville who talked about their country, their culture, clothing and danced for the audience. . The cast from the play, Dateline: Greensboro (Antony Bishop, Dashawn Bryon, Andra Hale, and Ken Keaton) acted out a scene about the civil rights sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C. Raqi Barnett, an Army spouse and director of the play, also read and acted out poems by Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Closing the presentation was

  • Chemical battalion conducts decontamination training at Fort Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Members of the 83rd Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion were evaluated during a five-day training, Feb. 11 to 15, which took place in and around Forward Operating Base Patriot, Fort Bragg. Commanders evaluated the platoons on a number of factors, including knowledge of the mission, troop leading procedures and chemical decontamination criteria. About 477 Soldiers participated in the event.

  • Fort Bragg to hold resiliency fair

    Mar 3, 2011

    Fort Bragg continually works to stand up programs and resources that help Soldiers and their Family members maintain Army readiness. In that spirit, Fort Bragg will conduct a resiliency fair at the Soldier Support Center, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide Soldiers an opportunity to learn more about all the different resiliency resources that are available currently on the installation.

  • Operation Enforce Standards: Fort Bragg MPs work to reclaim the streets

    Mar 3, 2011

    Operation Enforce Standards, a monthly initiative to ensure that Fort Bragg is a safe and law-abiding community was conducted Friday from11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The MPs from the 82nd Airborne Division set up multiple traffic checkpoints to check for driver's licenses, proper registration, insurance and cell phone violations. They also had speeding checkpoints on the All-American expressway, to catch drivers who exceeded the speed limit. There were 99 traffic citations, three towed vehicles, three apprehensions for possession of marijuana and Spice in Linden Oaks housing area and two more apprehensions for possession of Spice at the All-American Expressway.

  • Fort Bragg town hall addresses customers' concerns

    Mar 3, 2011

    More than 100 people attended the quarterly town hall meeting Feb. 23 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road, to address several issues with the Fort Bragg Garrison commander, other leadership, and subject matter experts. Town halls are venues that allow servicemembers and their Families to bring issues to the attention of leadership and work together towards the resolution of those issues

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Shadow Surpasses 600,000 Total Flight Hours

    Mar 1, 2011

    This is a release by Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office and Ground Maneuvers Product Office acknowledging the "workhorse" performance of the Shadow unmanned aircraft system and all the achievement of all the Warfighters that made this achievement come to pass.

  • Lifeliners aid local clinic

    Mar 1, 2011

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade and the 87th CSSB CERP Team visit a local Afghan hospital to assess medical supply needs.

  • Lifeliners aid local clinic

    Mar 1, 2011

    101st Sustainment Brigade and 87th CSSB CERP team visit local Afghan hospital to assess medical supply needs.

  • Army Small Arms Championship right around the corner

    Feb 28, 2011

    Time and open slots are running out for Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen, to compete in the 2011 U.S. Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26 on Fort Benning.The championships, hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • Capital Classic action comes to Fort Meade

    Feb 26, 2011

    Fort Meade played host to the large tournament, which pitted 16 teams from military installations against each other.

  • Top participants qualify to represent Fort Bragg in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored 2011 Fort Bragg Post Intramural Combat Cross Country Meet, Feb. 17. The top five participants to cross the finish line in both men and women's divisions are eligible to continue on to New Mexico to represent Fort Bragg at Bataan Memorial Death March, in White Springs, N.M., March 27.

  • Fort Bragg commissaries now open seven days a week

    Feb 25, 2011

    In past years, defense commissaries were open every day of the week, except Sundays and Monday. For the Fort Bragg community, Defense Commissary Agency offers an added convenience as both of the post's commissaries are now open seven days a week. The decision to open an extra day was made months ago by the Fort Bragg senior leadership and commissary officials as a benefit to the community.

  • A mind that made a difference

    Feb 25, 2011

    During World War II one Marine, Harold Dickman, was starting a lifelong journey which would eventually help thousands of people worldwide cope with post traumatic stress disorder. Since his service during World War II, he has conducted extensive research on post traumatic stress disorder, and worked as the chief of psychology at multiple Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals. He also co-authored a manual on group therapy for those afflicted with PTSD, but it was the insight he gained from his time in the Marine Corps that would eventually serve as his life's guide.

  • Situational support: Fort Bragg Care Teams trained for Family tragedy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Family Readiness Group Care Team, is trained to be a first-responder in times of tragedy. The Care Team provides that logical and emotional support to a Family immediately after notification of a casualty. It allows the Family to focus on themselves, instead of all the things that go with that notification of a loss.

  • Fort Bragg program provides resource for military parents

    Feb 25, 2011

    With the added stresses of deployments and Family separation, military Families face challenges that other Families don't have to consider. Fort Bragg's Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program helps parents recognize the pressures they are under, enabling them to better care for themselves and their child. The FAP provides home visits and is a source of information for the parents - offering advice, answering questions and providing guidance on important measures like building your child's self worth and child proofing your home.

  • Fort Bragg MP patrol cars go high-tech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg Military Police are now able to access a vast database of information while on the go. Using a computer system in their patrol cars, military police can access various state and national vehicle databases. They can even link to the 911 call center to receive information. The system enhances law enforcement operations by allowing a military policeman to look up information regarding a vehicle or driver without having to call a dispatch station to retrieve it.

  • Fort Bragg National Prayer Breakfast serves food, 'spiritual fitness'

    Feb 25, 2011

    A National Prayer Breakfast was held the morning of Feb. 16, at the Fort Bragg Club, offering healthy portions of scripture and breakfast food to those who attended. The keynote speaker, Chaplain (Col.)Pat Hash, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Command chaplain, spoke and used the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den to illustrate why principles, character and personal courage are essential for Soldiers serving in the United States military.

  • Fort Bragg champ radiates green energy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Jennifer McKenzie, earned her right to be named the 2011 Energy Champion and the entire Fort Bragg community benefitted. The Fort Bragg energy manager with the Directorate of Public Works, McKenzie has worked to improve Soldiers' quality of life while reducing operational costs. Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program hosts a "You Have the Power" campaign, which honors the work of one outstanding federal employee.

  • Fort Bragg takes over Pope Air Force Base under BRAC

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg's rich heritage will get a lift Monday as Pope Air Force Base becomes Pope Field. During a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held at Pope Air Force Base's Hangar 4, the base will become Pope Field and several Air Force units will be re-designated or inactivated. Pope will become an Army operated facility supporting Air Force operations and merging the post's growing Army and joint force community.

  • Army Observes Presidents Day at Mount Vernon

    Feb 24, 2011

    "It's a privilege for the Military District of Washington and The Old Guard to be here today."

  • FORSCOM's Annual AFAP Conference

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-1 Well-Being officials are steadily preparing for the command's 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference which will be held March 7-11, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins visits Kandahar, Air Field

    Feb 23, 2011

  • JOAX helps All-Americans get back to basics

    Feb 22, 2011

    From the time of notification to the time the first Paratrooper's boots hit the ground, no division in the United States Army has the ability to get there quicker than the 82nd Airborne Division. The method of delivery - parachute drop. Jumping from an air plane to charge the enemy battlefield has been the 82nd's bread and butter since WWII. This is what they are training for in the Joint Operational Access Exercise.

  • Combined Services Help the 82nd Airborne reach mission success during JOAX

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. just completed its nine-day Joint Operational Access Exercise, Feb. 16, which focused on the basic tasks the division needs to perfect in order to reach mission accomplishment. The 82nd Paratroopers weren't the only ones out there in on the battlefield, important partnerships between outside units and the U.S. Air Force were crucial to getting the 82nd up in the air and out the door on time.

  • 82nd CAB Medevac trains to save lives

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac company conducted simulated medical evacuations in support of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during the joint forcible entry exercise using the new HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, Feb. 15.

  • Sustainers participate in Joint Operations Access Exercise

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the Joint Operational Access Exercise with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division from Feb. 8-16.

  • Transportation unit puts in heavy miles to provide escort, deliver supplies to Soldiers

    Feb 19, 2011

    Since first arriving in Afghanistan in July 2010, the drivers with the 109th Transportation Company so far have logged approximately more than 600,000 miles.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers become the new mixed martial arts 'strikeforce'

    Feb 18, 2011

    Michael Warren, owns the Academy of Martial Studies, a Soldier-run, military combatives training facility. He reaches out to Soldiers who see regulated fighting as therapeutic. AMS is a sanctuary for Soldiers, according to Warren. The Urban Military Combatives Program kicks up the operational tempo for Soldiers set to deploy to high-threat areas.

  • Fort Bragg Finance Rodeo set for Feb. 24

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg military pay office is gearing up for its annual finance rodeo, which will take place Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Sports USA. The event will serve as a one-stop location that allows Soldiers and other military members to take care of any finance concerns they may have, including MyPay personal identification number resets, pay inquiries and pre-deployment decisions.

  • Families are first at the Fort Bragg Fisher House

    Feb 18, 2011

    Jennifer Leonard, an Army Reservist turned military wife, tells about her stay at the Fort Bragg Fisher House while her husband, Sgt. Matthew Leonard was at Womace Army Medical Center. Matthew had been seriously wounded in action and Jennifer stayed with him for three week before she took a break and stayed at the Fort Bragg Fisher House, a 'home away from home' for Families of wounded warriors and other Soldiers hospitalized at WAMC.

  • Fort Bragg Families enjoy a night at the circus

    Feb 18, 2011

    For 50 Fort Bragg children and their Families it was a party under the big top last week. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus invited the Families to a special animal care seminar followed by the main event, "Zing Zang Zoom," at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, Feb. 10.


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