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  • Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg trains with new medevac helicopter

    Feb 18, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's is transitioning to the new version of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter - the UH-60M. The transition is in keeping with the Army use of advances in technology to increase the odds of survivability from wounds Soldiers suffer. The medevac version of the aircraft, the HH-60M, incorporates the newer navigation system of the UH-60M and includes upgraded medical care equipment for the patients.

  • Virtual simulation: Fort Bragg uses the new wave of training Soldiers for combat

    Feb 18, 2011

    On Jan. 26 and 27, the Mission Support Element G3 training, Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Asymmetrical Warfare Training Cell held a demonstration with computer software companies in hopes of integrating simulator equipment with virtual reality software. The IED/AW training cell is committed to training, informing, and preparing senior leaders for deployment to combat zones. The cell informs leaders of current conditions in the country they are deploying to, what types of weapons they can come into contact with and how the weapons can be used against them.

  • Fort Bragg Town Hall addresses issues at Linden Oaks

    Feb 18, 2011

    More than 50 Linden Oaks residents brought various community issues to the attention of Fort Bragg Garrison Commander Col. Stephen Sicinski Tuesday during a Town Hall meeting Feb. 15, at the Linden Oaks clubhouse.

  • Deploying their Skills: From Bank Manager to Platoon Sergeant

    Feb 18, 2011

    National Guard NCO uses professional skills to mentor Soldiers through challenges of deployment

  • Laying a new line Quartermasters take on Convoy Security duty during deployment to Afghanistan

    Feb 18, 2011

    National Guard Quartermasters lay down their skills as pipefitters to become convoy security team

  • Mission Command Battle Lab supports joint experiment

    Feb 17, 2011

    The Mission Command Battle Laboratory will support the Joint Forcible Entry Warfighting Experiment 2011, centered on the mythical country of Ellis, from Feb. 28 to March 17. The experiment, hosted by the Maneuver Battle Lab at Fort Benning, Ga., will examine both Army and joint capabilities to conduct forcible entry operations by airborne, amphibious or land assault into austere locations to overcome or avoid near-peer enemy anti-access and area denial efforts.

  • FORSCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. assesses quality of life for Soldiers during JBLM visit

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior enlisted leader, assessed the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord Feb. 15-16 during a two-day visit to the installation.

  • Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 17) -- The 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition kicks off Feb. 26 and runs through March 11. The annual event is hosted by the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence and includes culinary teams from each of the services. Both U.S. and overseas installations will be represented. The event is sanctioned by the American Culinary Federation.

  • FORSCOM CSM visits Joint Base Lewis McChord

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, visits with Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day stop on JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life and training among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers.

  • Age ain't nothing but a number

    Feb 15, 2011

    Profile on Spc. Dierdre' Taylor-Scales, who entered the Army at age 39 following her husband's retirement from military service.

  • Stained-glass windows preserve Paratrooper history

    Feb 14, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. has its legacy chronicled in a thoroughly unique way - with stained-glassed windows. In July 1976, seven windows were installed in the Division's Memorial Chapel, depicting the division's actions in World War I, World War II, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.

  • Brothers bond during jumps at Benning

    Feb 11, 2011

    Tim Stroud was working in an auto body shop in Huntsville, Alabama and was looking for a change. After listening to stories from his older brother, Major Greg Stroud, he decided that working in the service of his nation was for him, and he enlisted as an Infantryman, 11B.

  • Fort Bragg and the Beast: How local talent is Rockin' the Cage

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians turned out to see the caged Beast on Feb. 5, as Dan Severn (former world wrestling entertainment star and record holder of 15 title belts) made a guest appearance at the Rock Shop Music Hall for a night of mixed martial arts cage fighting. Partial proceeds from Rockin' the Cage went to the Special Forces Association, Chapter I-XVIII and Afghan war veterans.

  • Turning trash into cash: Fort Bragg Sports, Recreation Division benefits from recycling incentives p

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Recycling Incentives Program was launched in March of 2008 as a way for military units and agencies across the installation to reduce waste and recycle post commodities. Participants in the program collect and donate cardboard, office paper, aluminum cans and plastic bottles to the Fort Bragg Recycling Center where the materials are weighed and recorded. The recorded weights are then transferred into a value and the amount is issued to the donating unit or organization as a voucher that may be applied at any FMWR resource.

  • Command-sponsored program at Fort Bragg helps strengthen marriage

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion's Unit Ministry Team sponsored the first, of the 10 "Great Dates," that started in September 2010. The WTB's dates, held once a month, are hosted at local restaurants. At each date, the couples review one chapter of "10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David and Claudia Arpthe so that each couple can further their communication skills and strengthen their marriage.

  • Tarheel challenge: Teen cadets tackle Pre-Ranger Course at Fort Bragg

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Tarheel Challenge Academy is similar to a scaled-down boot camp. The academy came to Fort Bragg Jan. 17 to 21, for a week featuring squad drills, leadership classes, physical training, a team assault course, land navigation, the jump tower and three obstacle courses. It is a structured environment to introduce at-risk teens to a higher standard.

  • Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services train for any scenario

    Feb 11, 2011

    The start of the Fire and Emergency Service's rescue exercise on Jan. 20, saw Battalions 1 and 2 headed across post to the simulated vehicle accident. The "accident' involved a tiny Honda Accord and a five-ton military truck. This type of scenario allows rescuers to be prepared to face a dangerous situation when and if they come upon such an accident.

  • FORSCOM wins Army's 'Best Protection Program Award' for 2010

    Feb 10, 2011

    Department of the Army named U.S. Army Forces Command the winner of its Best Protection Program Award for calendar year 2010, during the Army's Antiterrorism and Force Protection Conference Jan. 31 in Orlando, Fla.

  • FORSCOM band coaches students while performing its community outreach mission

    Feb 10, 2011

    One of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's vital missions is community outreach. The band recently spent spent the good part of a weekend interfacing with the community with a concert at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall in Morrow, Ga., Friday evening, Feb. 4, and holding clinics with high school and middle school band students and performing follow-up concerts at Peachtree Charter Middle School in Dunwoody, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 5. The band and its various ensembles, or Musical Performance Teams, serve as musical ambassadors for the American combat Soldier to the American people, instilling pride in their troops and support for the nation's military through the performance of music at the local, regional and national levels.

  • Seetin Receives Longevity Award

    Feb 9, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General, presents Samuel Seetin with the Army's Longevity Award for 50 years of civilian service to the U.S. Army.

  • Microsoft, Army highlight Surface 2.0 at multitouch working group

    Feb 9, 2011

    Microsoft discussed its latest touch-screen technology during a quarterly working group meeting with the Army's leading multitouch researchers and developers, Jan. 25. The Multitouch Mission Command Working Group, which is hosted by CERDEC, brought together more than two dozen organizations from government, industry and academia for discussions and live demonstrations using the existing Surface 1.0 hardware. While no Surface 2.0 hardware has been released to date, CERDEC, has early access to the software and development kits thanks to its Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with Microsoft.

  • 82nd Airborne Brings Super Bowl Party to Wounded Warriors

    Feb 8, 2011

    Leadership and supporting organizations throw a Super Bowl party for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Distributed gifts and were joined by Washington Redskin cheerleaders. The All American Chorus performed for the wounded warriors.

  • Fort Bragg programs offer chance to get into shape

    Feb 4, 2011

    Two exercise programs on Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base not only offer the chance to beat the winter blues, but they also offer the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Jump into Shape, offered by Womack Army Medical Center, and The Biggest Loser, a NuCo fat loss contest, have both recently started.

  • Brother-to-Brother Day advocate marches through Fort Bragg

    Feb 4, 2011

    Lance E. Robinson, a Marine Corps veteran is walking to each state capital to advocate for Sept. 10 to be officially recognized as Brother-to-Brother Day, a day for active-duty military personnel and veterans to celebrate their bonds. On Jan. 25, he visited Fort Bragg, while on his way from Raleigh, N.C. to Columbia, S.C.

  • Fort Bragg Exchange promotes healthier living

    Feb 4, 2011

    Dining at Fort Bragg is no longer a diet-buster as almost every establishment now offers healthy dining options. Subway's Fresh Fit menu provides eight sandwiches with less than six grams of fat, baked chips and a diet beverage. Burger King allows diners to select a side salad instead of fries for the same price. Also there is the "Fit Pick" program, created by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, "Fit Pick" educates Americans about the role of healthy snacks and the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity.

  • Fort Bragg conducts working dogs annual certification

    Feb 4, 2011

    Military working dog teams from Fort Stewart, Ga., Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bragg and Fort Riley, Kan. went through traing for recertification recently. The annual certification course took place on Fort Bragg, Jan. 10 through the 14.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers rewarded for community service

    Feb 4, 2011

    Jose Aguimatang and Ksenia Kulik graduated Albritton Middle School and set aside the lazy days of summer for a volunteer stint with the American Red Cross, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield. This started a partnership that would lasted through high school. On Jan. 26, the teens received prestigious Iron Mike pins in a ceremony that honored the service of Fort Bragg volunteers.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors of new Family Readiness Group resource center

    Feb 4, 2011

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade opened the doors to a new Family readiness group center on Fort Bragg, that will provide a centralized location for those servicemembers and Family members involved in the unit's FRG. The center is a place where Family members can receive resources and have meetings, a small place for kids to play while conducting business and a place to let your hair down when the deployment gets too long.

  • FORSCOM's top enlisted Soldier visits Bragg to review future living and working conditions

    Feb 4, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the top enlisted Soldier for U.S. Army Forces Command, spent three days meeting with Soldiers and checking on the progress of construction projects in preparation for FORSCOM's move here later this year.

  • SES logistician at Army's largest command retires after 37 years service

    Feb 3, 2011

    Article on the retirement of Mr. David Campbell, Deputy G-4

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star rocks Camp Victory

    Feb 2, 2011

    Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star took to the Camp Victory stage as servicemembers cheered from the audience.

  • One year program masters degree from Columbia University available

    Jan 31, 2011

    Opportunities are available for Army captains and majors to strengthen their leadership and organization development through the Eisenhower Leader Development Program. By exercising the Enhanced Graduate School Program option, officers may enroll in the 12-month ACS/EGSP program which culminates in a Master of Arts from Columbia University in social-organizational psychology. The ELDP is jointly administered between the U.S. Military Academy and the Teachers College at Columbia University.

  • Fort Bragg Families kick it up at Armed Services YMCA

    Jan 28, 2011

    For Robert, Jarod and Katrina Wood, Family time includes teaching other Families and couples the art of yang tai chi and youn wha ryu tae kwon do. The training received from the Wood Family is geared toward a person's skill level that is strengthened through progression. Wood said martial arts is great physical exercise and fitness and it helps teach diligence by setting goals and working toward accomplishing those goals.

  • Fort Bragg program offers healthy benefits, fitness options to retirees

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports office now offers a program of circuit training that is designed especially for retirees. The program, which takes place at Towle Gym, features several circuits of weight machine exercises fused with various cardio routines.

  • Fort Bragg USO jolted by large coffee donation

    Jan 28, 2011

    The North Carolina Fort Bragg Center, received a donation of two thousand pounds of coffee; collected from customers at the Caribou Coffee store in Chapel Hill, N.C. and donated to the Fort Bragg USO.

  • Operation Kid Comfort provides Fort Bragg children with link to deployed parent

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Armed Services YMCA's Operation Kid Comfort gives each child of a deployed, active-duty servicemember a quilt or pillow featuring photos of their Family to help comfort the child. Children ages 5 and under with a deployed parent receive a free, handcrafted quilt featuring photos provided by the Family and children ages 6 to 12 receive a free, photo-transfer pillow.

  • 'Army strong' is a lifestyle at Fort Bragg, Army-wide, not a catch phrase

    Jan 28, 2011

    TheArmy has developed a Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, which aims to improve the way Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians think, respond and live. Within CSF, the Army focuses on five core aspects of health - physical, emotional, social, Family and spiritual - otherwise known as holistic standards for the 'strong minds, strong bodies' mantra.

  • Army Enterprise e-mail migration to begin in February

    Jan 28, 2011

    Although the road toward Enterprise e-mail may seem complicated, there is a clear map, leaders know where the effort is headed, and the economy sized e-mail box Soldiers have now is about to become a luxury sedan, about 40 times bigger.

  • New Year lightens housing allowances

    Jan 28, 2011

    There is a drop in the basic allowance for housing in 2011, which reflects an eight percent decrease in housing compensation for the Fayetteville area. This is the first time, since the inception of BAH, that rates have dropped rather than increased. The deflation reflects data from rental rates in the area, according to the Defense Military Pay Office, and is a joint study of the local military housing office and Runzheimer International.

  • Marine on a mission

    Jan 28, 2011

    A Marine veteran, Lance E. Robinson, stops by Iron Mike on Fort Bragg Tuesday. Robinson's goal is to visit each state's capital to advocate for establishment of Sept. 10 as Brother to Brother Day to honor veterans and those who currently serve.

  • Fort Bragg teacher named 2011 Teacher of the Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    In February, members of the Fort Bragg school board will recognize a veteran teacher at Murray Elementary School who was named 2011 Teacher of the Year for the North Carolina District of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Task Force Bragg commander presents Distinguished Service Cross to Soldier for combat heroics

    Jan 28, 2011

    Surrounded by civic leaders, comrades, veterans and relatives, and more than three years after his heroics in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains, Staff Sergeant James M. Takes, a Mooresville, N.C., paratrooper was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor.

  • Resolve to help Troops Stay Connected, Supplied in the New Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    Any American can give the gift of connection now and throughout the New Year to troops far from home with All Services Exchange phone and gift cards.

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Sergeant Airborne: Unsung hero of the sky

    Jan 26, 2011

    "Jumpers ... Hit it! Check canopy!" Although the written word cannot convey the inflection, pitch or volume of the commands shouted by Sergeants Airborne, these exercises are all too familiar at Fort Benning's Basic Airborne Course in Georgia. Sergeants Airborne, also known as Black Hats, drill these procedures into BAC students until the future paratroopers' reactions are second nature.

  • Ground broken on Airborne Battle Memorial

    Jan 26, 2011

    A new monument dedicated to U.S. combat paratrooper and glider units is sprouting up on Eubanks Field, Fort Benning, Ga. Ground was broken earlier this month on the Airborne Battle Memorial, which will sit just 100 feet from the Airborne Walk at the Army Airborne School.

  • Special delivery

    Jan 24, 2011

    Soldier uses Skype to coach wife, help deliver baby from Afghanistan

  • Headstone for Medal of Honor awardee unveiled

    Jan 22, 2011

    Approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family, at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla.

  • Unveiling Ceremony for Medal of Honor headstone

    Jan 22, 2011

    This morning at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla., approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

  • AH-64 Apache simulator provides valuable training to Fort Bragg pilots

    Jan 21, 2011

    The AH-64D Apache aircraft has been called a flying tank - the most lethal aircraft ever created - But training on multi-million dollar aircraft when you're half a world away from a Middle Eastern conflict can be tricky. Fort Bragg has a training simulator created by the Boeing Corporation that features a solid, two-trailer combination, which resembles an enclosed, mobile sound stage. Inside, the simulator houses a cockpit, which features separate aviator seats, complete with screens, and a vast computer system that connects a mass of hardware and software for prime operability.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers give thanks to a dream that lives on today

    Jan 21, 2011

    Fort Bragg observed Martin Luther King Day with a ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club that included a reenactment of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, music from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus and Band and a special presentation by two representatives of the Cape Fear Regional Theater, performing "Wheels of a Dream." The main speaker for the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, director for Command, Control, Communication and Computer Systems, J6.

  • Motorcyclists salute Iraq-bound, Fort Bragg Sky Dragons

    Jan 21, 2011

    More than 100 patriot riders from area motorcycle clubs formed a gauntlet of American flags Saturday for Iraq-bound Sky Dragons from the main post theater to the buses that would take them to the flightline. .

  • Helmick to Fort Bragg: 'Be proud of your community'

    Jan 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, had a key message for the Soldiers, civilians and Family members that he leaves behind - "Be proud of your community and the units here on this installation." Helmick spoke with local reporters Tuesday, explaining the corps' mission during its upcoming deployment to Iraq; who will be in charge of Fort Bragg during the deployment and the current operation in the rebuilding country.

  • Competition for Army's top marksmen set for March

    Jan 19, 2011

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence and Fort Benning, will host the 2011 U.S. All-Army Small Arms Championships March 19-26. The competition is open to all Soldiers of any rank in the entire Army formation, including West Point and college ROTC cadets, Army Reservists and National Guardsmen. The All-Army Matches consist of Small Arms Firing Schools, Excellence-in-Competition Matches, rifle and pistol matches, and special combined-arms combat matches.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Tracking Fort Bragg's newest engine

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg ushered in the new decade with a softer-sounding chug, thanks to USAX 6508, a firebrick red engine commissioned for service on Dec. 15, 2010. The new model replaces one of two train engines that hauled military equipment for more than 20 years. The new engine runs on ultra-low sulfur fuel, an improved grade of diesel designed to lower emissions of particulate matter with a 2,900-gallon tank capacity of "greener" fuel, which will leave a lighter railmark for decades to come.

  • Fort Bragg mission essential personnel work through snow, ice to provide service to others

    Jan 18, 2011

    As everyone stayed snuggled up in their beds when Fort Bragg closed for inclement weather and hazardous road conditions Jan. 10 and 11, mission essential personnel carefully made their way to post to continue normal operations. Along with having crews scraping the roads clear of ice, DPW also ensures salt gets to customers who need it to prevent slipping on sidewalks frozen solid.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • The foundations of education

    Jan 13, 2011

    Lifeliners, ANA team up to provide school with desks, chairs

  • Fort Bragg rescuers rehearse down aircraft recovery procedures

    Jan 7, 2011

    Rescue units from Simmons Army Air Field responded to a simulated helicopter crash at the aerial gunnery range in the training area of Fort Bragg, Dec. 9, 2010. The exercise helped assessed the SAAF emergency response plan at night in a remote area of Fort Bragg where aircraft operate as well as fulfill a once-a-year requirement for such a drill.

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center held a town hall meeting in support of this mission. The infant care town hall meeting, held in WAMC's Weaver Auditorium, familiarized parents and professionals with services like the New Parent Support Program and the hospital's state-of-the-art mother-baby unit.

  • Fort Bragg community-based primary care clinics set to revolutionize health care

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Bragg's community-based medical homes are set to open in Fayetteville and Hope Mills by the first week of March. The concept goes back to a time when Family doctors knew children by name and understood the medical needs of each patient. It also relates to the Army chief of staff's directive to improve access to care, which includes opening clinics within the community and bringing health care to the Families rather than requiring them to commute to post for wellness appointments.

  • 'Torch' element departs for Iraq

    Jan 7, 2011

    Early morning Jan 2, 25 Sky Dragon troopers mustered for the manifest that will carry them from Fort Bragg to duty stations in Kuwait and Iraq as the XVIII Airborne Corps first boots forward in its deployment to Operation New Dawn. This movement represents the tipping point as the battalion's weight shifts from preparing to deploy to the actual deployment,

  • Fort Lee gets T-12 bomb

    Jan 7, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. -- Heavy equipment workers nudge a T-12 "earthquake" bomb into place as a permanent display item here. Hailed as the largest conventional air-dropped piece of munitions ever built, the bomb was conceived by the U.S. Army Ordnance Department during the closing months of World War II.

  • Band building well underway as new year begins

    Jan 6, 2011

    In spite of the cold weather, the new Army Ground Forces Band building is still tracking on schedule. "We should finish the shingles in a couple of weeks and then work will focus mostly on the inside," said Project Manager George V. Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Bragg office. "Exterior brick work will also begin in a few weeks, which will bring out the true shape and color of the building." The placement of interior studs is well underway as are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Bromberg gets third star, becomes FORSCOM deputy commander, chief of staff

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters here today, and assumed duties as deputy commanding general and chief of staff for FORSCOM. Bromberg, who served as Special Assistant to the FORSCOM Commanding General pending confirmation of his promotion by the U.S. Senate, will now oversee the training and readiness of more than 750,000 Soldiers in the active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and about 3,500 Army civilians who work for the Army's largest command, FORSCOM.

  • Home at Last. Another Reason to Celebrate New Years

    Jan 4, 2011

    The 82nd Airborne Division's first redeployment/ welcome home of the year.

  • 3-401st helps keep Buffalos rolling

    Jan 3, 2011

    Searching out improvised explosive devices is the daily mission for members of the 264th Route Clearance Company/Battalion Route Clearance Package 38, based at Forward Operating Base Shank in eastern Afghanistan. Their mission puts them in frequent danger, but their services are essential for the movement of vehicles and supplies.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project - In R

    Dec 29, 2010

    A series of images, taken over time, of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters project at Fort Bragg, N.C. Covering the period Oct. 2009 - Dec 2010, the images show the changes in the facility as work has progressed. As directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation - the headquarters elements of the two commands will relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., in 2011.

  • Army's top officer visits troops at COB Speicher for holidays

    Dec 24, 2010

  • CSA visits medical center at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 23.

  • World War II veteran, 98, receives long awaited Bronze Star

    Dec 17, 2010

    Recognition for an act of heroism more than six decades ago during World War II finally caught up with a 98-year-old Atlanta resident Dec. 16, when the Army awarded him the Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony here in U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • New look and feel to Army Civilian Recruitment Website

    Dec 17, 2010

    Army Civilian Service baby boomers will be retiring en masse over the next 10 years. To attract the "best and brightest" next generation workforce of Army civilians, a focused enterprise-wide recruitment strategy required the development of a dot com website to promote the Army as an employer of choice.

  • Depot Employees Top Goal, Donate $672,000 to Combined Federal Campaign

    Dec 16, 2010

  • Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Change of Command

    Dec 15, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. - Lieutenant General Richard P. Formica assumed command of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) during a ceremony conducted today here.

  • 25th annual holiday concert kindles spirit of the season

    Dec 14, 2010

    More than 2,500 Atlanta residents of all ages braved freezing weather and snow flurries in order to attend The Army Ground Forces Band's 25th Annual Holiday Concert at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Dec. 12. The silver anniversary production proved well worth their effort, with many people who had attended previous concerts over the years agreeing that this was the best one ever. In addition to the traditional and contemporary holiday music, five pre-recorded video greetings from metropolitan Atlanta Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan were shown on huge screens. Members of their Families in the audience were recognized with enthusiastic rounds of applause. Hundreds of attendees signed the poster-sized holiday cards especially created for the occasion. The cards will be sent with the concert guests' best wishes to America's service members who are deployed during this holiday season.

  • Personnel chief of Army's largest command retires after 32 years of service

    Dec 14, 2010

    After more than four years as Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 for the Army's largest Command, Brig. Gen. E. Eric Porter retired today during a ceremony at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters here. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of FORSCOM, hosted the ceremony that was held in the G-1 Atrium of the headquarters. "It is a true honor for me to host this event today," said Thurman. "Today we recognize an exceptional leader who has given more than 32 years of selfless service to this great nation ... and (we) thank him for his unwavering commitment and steadfast dedication to our Army."

  • Lifeliner Spotlight: Pfc. Stephanie Daniels

    Dec 14, 2010

    Spotlight profile on PFC Stephanie Daniels, a former Purdue University student who is now assigned to the 101st Sustainment Brigade as a member of the Personnel Security Detachment. She is one of two females assigned to the team.

  • Soldiers jump to donate holiday toys

    Dec 13, 2010

    Rain, sleet and freezing morning temperatures didn't scare away U.S. and allied nation paratroopers from donating toys and earning foreign jump wings during the 13th annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 10 and 11.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade armament Soldier sets standard for hard work, job discipline

    Dec 13, 2010

    During the last nine months at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Spc. Jessica Newton has been a fixture on the flight line as an armament specialist with D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • "A Purpose behind the Painting"

    Dec 12, 2010

    Spc. Bernal uses artistic talent to create lasting Lifeliner image

  • Obama visits US forces in Afghanistan

    Dec 12, 2010

    Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade were on hand as President Obama visited servicememembers stationed at Bagram Airfield

  • ANSF, coalition leaders discuss Operation Hamkari

    Dec 12, 2010

    Afghan and coalition leaders discussed in Kandahar City Dec. 9 quantifiable results of the recent partnered strategy that puts civilian reconstruction efforts first and military action second.

  • Whole lotta bundles

    Dec 12, 2010

    Contractors with the Bagram Regional Mail Distribution Center unload pallets of mail from an airplane at Bagram Air Field. The Bagram RMDC unloads at least 200,000 pounds of mail daily during the holidays. (U.S. Army photo by Private First Class Donte Gordon)

  • Soldiers relieve stress through poetry

    Dec 12, 2010

    Stress can be one of the biggest issues a war fighter faces while deployed and to stay healthy each Soldier must find a way to battle that pressure.

  • Hunting for recreation: Fort Bragg wounded warriors enjoy day

    Dec 10, 2010

    Patriot Hunts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting wounded warriors with wilderness excursions. On Dec. 4, Rachaelle Langmack (whose husband died in the line of duty) and her 12-year old son, Carson participated in a European tower pheasant shoot, hosted on the 2,000 acre Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve near Bladenboro, N.C.

  • Extreme makeover: Improving Fort Bragg buildings to meet the demands of today

    Dec 10, 2010

    The buildings where we live and work contribute more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the cars we drive. Currently there are 11 projects which aim to fine-tune or retro-commission many of the buildings on Fort Bragg. This retro-commissioning projects aims to make a large impact on the 25 million square feet of floor space on the installation

  • Fort Bragg schools find initiative on America Recycles Day

    Dec 10, 2010

    Sustainable Fort Bragg and Fort Bragg Schools collaborated on America Recycles Day on Nov. 15 to Bag the Bag. For the Bag the Bag initiative, the Chico Bag ™ Bag Monster visited Albritton School and Irwin School to educate classes about recycling and the disadvantages of plastic bags. Albritton School students admonished the Bag Monster with chants of "You should be recycled!" and "See you in the recycling bin!"

  • Fort Bragg doctor continues Family history of military service

    Dec 9, 2010

    Capt. Kamal Kalsi marks the fourth generation of serving in the military, with his great-grandfather having served in the Royal British army and his grandfather and father having served in the air force in India. Kalsi is a Soldier in the United States Army, assigned to Womack Army Medical Center's Emergency Department. Kalsi is a Sikh, which has been classified as the fifth largest religion in the world.

  • 1st Brigade paratroopers receive top maintenance award

    Dec 9, 2010

    The paratroopers from Company B, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, helped make their unit's mission a success because of their excellence in maintaining the unit's equipment. Those paratroopers were recognized for their hard work when they received the 2010 Secretary of Defense Field-Level Maintenance Award for small category during the Department of Defense Maintenance Symposium and Exhibition at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., Nov. 17.

  • Peace Light journeys from Bethlehem to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2010

    A flame from Bethlehem, spread its message of hope and light to Fort Bragg Dec. 1. The chief of staff of religious support operations at Fort Bragg, drove to Maryland to bring back the Peace Light to the Cumberland County area. Each year a child from Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem where Christians believe that Jesus was born. The Peace Light is flown to New York where people across the country take the light back with them to spread to other communities.

  • Depot delivers thousands of 'Toys for Tots'

    Dec 9, 2010

    Employees of the Corpus Christi Army Depot delivered hundreds of bicycles and thousands of toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for their "Toys for Tots" program, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010.

  • Fort Bragg 2010 Family of the Year light post Christmas tree

    Dec 9, 2010

    First Sgt. George Donnelly, his wife, Kristina and their three children - sons, Kyle, 11 and Shawn, 8, and daughter, Alyson, 5 - were named the Fort Bragg Family of the Year for 2010.

  • Annual military lounge opens for holidays at Atlanta's airport

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 41st annual Military Holiday Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Concourse B at gate 33 opened Dec. 7 to serve military service members and their Families for the holidays. Howard C. Butler, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and 17 of his Soldiers were invited to participate in the opening ceremony as guests from the nearest military installation to the airport. Hosted by current and retired Delta Airlines employees and their family members, the lounge is a safe haven for the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airman, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their Families who travel through the world's busiest airport each holiday season. It provides free personal hygiene items, beverages, baked goods and snacks to military service members. It is also a place where they can relax, watch a movie, listen to holiday music, and give their children a place to play games and make crafts.

  • Annual military lounge opens for holidays at Atlanta's airport

    Dec 8, 2010

    The 41st annual Military Holiday Lounge at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's Concourse B at gate 33 is now open to serve military service members and their Families for the holidays. Howard C. Butler, deputy commander of U.S. Army Garrison Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, and 17 of his Soldiers were invited to participate in the opening ceremony as guests from the nearest military installation to the airport. Hosted by current and retired Delta Airlines employees and their family members, the lounge is a safe haven for the thousands of Soldiers, sailors, airman, Marines, Coast Guardsmen and their Families who travel through the world's busiest airport each holiday season. It provides free personal hygiene items, beverages, baked goods and snacks to military service members. It is also a place where they can relax, watch a movie, listen to holiday music, and give their children a place to play games and make crafts.

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