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  • Aviation Summit Focus is on Depot's Future

    Oct 18, 2010

  • Paratroopers earn Chilean jump wings in honor of rescued Chilean miners

    Oct 15, 2010

    64 Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division honored the 33 rescued Chilean Miners during a jump on Fort Bragg, Oct. 14. Jumpers from the 82nd Division Special Troops Battalion joined Chilean Army Col. Cristian Guedelhoefer, who was the primary jumpmaster, in dedicating the jump to honor of the rescued Chilean Miners.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Completes Transformation

    Oct 15, 2010

    The new colors for the 82nd Airborne Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were unveiled and the Division Special Troops Battalion's colors were retired during a ceremony at Stang Field, Oct. 15.

  • Young martial artists at Fort Bragg practice their skills at Tolson

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth can keep themselves in shape, learn discipline, resiliency and self-defense by taking karate classes with Sensei Don George through the SKIES Unlimited program at Tolson Youth Activities Center.

  • Fort Bragg intent on building a better, 'greener' Army

    Oct 15, 2010

    October is National Energy Awareness Month and the Army theme this year is "Empowering Defense through Energy Security." There are activities on Fort Bragg as well as across the nation to highlight the energy we use and spread awareness about the importance of conservation, new technology and security.

  • Fort Bragg gears up for the Green Living Tour

    Oct 15, 2010

    On Saturday, two, 15-passenger vans will start a new tour every hour, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, at the North Post PX. The event is open to the general public and is free of charge. "We probably have the majority of the LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) projects in the region," said Melinda Harrington, sustainable materials planner for Fort Bragg's Environmental Division. "Most of our construction is also to showcase that green building is really just about 'smart building' with the systems in place," she added.

  • Enrollment needs of Fort Bragg children being met

    Oct 15, 2010

    With more than 5,000 students enrolled in 10 Fort Bragg schools, including those at Linden Oaks and on Pope Air Force Base, the challenge to meet students' educational needs does not go unmet. Enrollment increased by about 300 to 400 students over last year's figures and will likely continue, said Michael Thornburg, education operations chief. "DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) schools was able to supply us with all needed equipment and curriculum material to deal with this increased enrollment," Thornburg said.

  • Fort Bragg community works to ease BRAC growing pains

    Oct 15, 2010

    The Directorate of Public Works and Fire and Emergency Services Division are preparing for an influx of more than 40,000 Soldiers, Families and civilians by 2011. This influx is due to the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's transition from McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg due to the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission closing 20 military bases worldwide. The DPW is continually evaluating how much money is needed to meet Fort Bragg's needs, said Daryl Butler, a civil engineer with DPW.

  • Mobilization, deployment brigade first Army unit certified under Green Directorate Program

    Oct 15, 2010

    An innovative initiative of Fort Bragg's Sustainability Team, the Green Directorate program encourages organizations on post to practice sustainable daily operations with efforts to reduce waste, promote recycling, improve energy efficiency, conserve water and educate staff about the benefits of environmentally conscious business practices. According to sustainable materials planner Melinda Harrington, the Green Directorate program directly supports Garrison Strategic Goal 1: A sustainable community.

  • Bobcats, Thunder visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 15, 2010

    Fort Bragg was home to the NBA for a couple of days as basketball greats visited the installation to thank Soldiers and their Families for their service. Michael Jordan was the star attraction visited Fort Bragg schools, wounded warriors, riggers with the 11th Quartermaster Company and spoke at Pope Air Force Base's Commander's Call Oct. 6. Jordan stressed the importance of education when he talked with the students.

  • Picatinny lands 3 of the Army's 10 greatest inventions of 2009

    Oct 15, 2010

    Three technologies developed at Picatinny Arsenal were named among the 10 greatest Army inventions for 2009, according to a recent announcement released by the Army.

  • Fort Lee, Sustainment Center of Excellence readies stage for 'Best Warrior'

    Oct 14, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 14, 2010) -- In a few days, a select group of warriors will converge upon Fort Lee to showcase their soldiering skills for the 2010 Department of the Army Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year "Best Warrior" Competition.

  • Photo Update, U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward), Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 1

    Oct 13, 2010

    A selection of photographic highlights from the forward location of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Legend of Diamonds and Tail-booms

    Oct 13, 2010

    The black diamond worn on the helmet of Task Force Destiny Soldiers is an iconic part of their uniform and history. The legend began in World War II, when the 101st Airborne Division created tactical helmet insignias to help reassemble the paratroopers on the ground. After jumping into Normandy on D-Day, the troops were divided over miles of terrain. If they were unable to recognize each other, it would be difficult to regroup. The four infantry regiment commanders pulled cards from a deck before D-Day, which is why they were labeled with card suites, said John O'Brien, Fort Campbell, Ky. installation historian at Don F. Pratt Museum. Some additional symbols were later added to designate other assets within the division.

  • Human resource leaders take on BRAC challenges

    Oct 12, 2010

    Human resources leaders from across the post and other locations met at Fort Bragg, Oct. 5 to develop strategies to deal with the impact - good and bad - expected to result from the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC)-directed relocation of thousands of Army civilian employees.

  • Socio-cultural data collection provides insight for commanders

    Oct 12, 2010

  • "Set it and forget it" monitoring system provides remote surveillance

    Oct 12, 2010

    The Remote Monitoring System, or RMS, is a wireless remote sentry monitoring sensor developed at the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command's communication-electronics center, or CERDEC. This quick-reaction capability can be left unattended for years and sends information wirelessly over a far distance to Soldiers at a base station.

  • Spirit points liven up 10-miler

    Oct 12, 2010

  • Vigilance is their watchword

    Oct 11, 2010

    Army drivers endure deployment hardships without much recognition. They are often assigned to do much more than just drive, to include providing security to convoys moving in and out of Iraq.

  • USD-N commander honors Gimlets in award ceremony at Warhorse

    Oct 11, 2010

    The United States Division-North Commander Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo paid a special visit to the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment "Gimlets" for an award ceremony Oct. 6 at Forward Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq.

  • Sixty-three 'Battle Boar' Soldiers participate in regiment's largest reenlistment cer

    Oct 9, 2010

  • Last Transition Team trained at Fort Riley redeploys

    Oct 8, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - As Sgt. 1st Class Bill Flippo, his wife, Char, and the couple's three sons, Shawn, 8, Nathan, 7, and Hunter, 2, waited for Flippo's friend, Master Sgt. Kenneth Reynold's redeployment ceremony to start, Flippo reminisced about how he and Reynolds met. The two Soldiers met in 1999 when they were stationed with the 3rd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, out of Fort Bragg, N.C. They deployed together to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.

  • Fort Bragg commemorates Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Army commanders, Soldiers, Army Families, and all members of the Army community are in strategic positions to lead the Army's efforts to prevent domestic abuse. Fort Bragg leadership is fully committed to support its Families and assist them in overcoming any negative forces that diminish their health and well being. Domestic abuse, in any degree, undermines that commitment. As Army Families live with multiple stressors, deployments and their aftermath, conflict and distress, the involvement of the entire Army community is critical.

  • Fort Bragg program specialist leads SKIESUnlimited

    Oct 8, 2010

    Paul Driessen was a combat engineer. After a decorated military career, he moved from Germany to Fort Bragg in 2004, to run the School of Knowledge, Inspiration, Exploration and Skills Unlimited program as its instructional program specialist. Started by the Department of Army in 2004, SKIESUnlimited is an instructional program that enables children and youth to expand their knowledge, inspire, explore and acquire new "schools," based on a four-school system. The schools are the school of sports, arts, life skills and academic skills, Driessen said.

  • Fort Bragg observes Energy Awareness Month

    Oct 8, 2010

    Did you know that the Month of October is Energy Awareness Month' Each year the Department Of Energy and Federal Energy Management Program encourage federal facilities to celebrate by hosting awareness campaigns for Energy Awareness Month and this year's theme is "Powering America We're on Target!" The theme depicts how federal agencies continue to zero in on energy targets to stimulate the economy, lower operating expenses, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve long-term energy and economic security. Fort Bragg will host events at Family housing and retail centers and contests in the schools and for any personnel working or living here.

  • Fort Bragg teen travels to California, New York for movie production

    Oct 8, 2010

    It is common for teen-aged girls to have aspirations of working in Hollywood, but for most, their dreams of traveling to California are just that - a dream. For one Fort Bragg Family member and survivor, the call from Hollywood became a reality when she was chosen as part of a team to produce one, of two, short-story movies for skin care company, Skintimate.

  • Fort Bragg Army Community Service hosts information fair

    Oct 8, 2010

    The Army Community Service hosted a Fort Bragg community information fair, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Fort Bragg Club. The fair included more than 70 organizations from the Fort Bragg and local community area. The event provided an opportunity for Soldiers, Family members and Department of Defense employees to find out about an array of resources and programs available to them on Fort Bragg and in the Fayetteville area.

  • Fort Bragg spouse pens grant request for Fayetteville Cares

    Oct 8, 2010

    An organization that plays a big part in showing how much the community appreciates its military members at Fort Bragg is Fayetteville Cares, which, according to its mission statement, is a community based organization that provides support to our military personnel and their Families before, during and after deployments. To ensure that military members, including single Soldiers are not forgotten once they deploy and redeploy, Brenna Berger, a military spouse at Fort Bragg, drafted a grant request to the Armed Service Mutual Benefit Association that would eventually be awarded to Fayetteville Cares.

  • Chaplain leads first-ever animal blessing on Fort Bragg

    Oct 8, 2010

    On the morning of Oct. 2, pet owners and their beloved animals gathered in front of the Main Post Chapel for the first Blessing of the Pets in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Led by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Brisson, Command Chaplain for the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, the service included Bible readings, prayers and blessings of each animal present. Pet owners were given a special medallion to be worn by each animal.

  • Military Information Support Soldiers receive supply excellence award

    Oct 8, 2010

    Three Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 4th Military Information Support Group have received recognition as the top unit modified table of organization and equipment supply section in all of U. S. Army Special Operations Command for 2010.

  • The view from my foxhole: Army suicides

    Oct 8, 2010

    As the Army wrestles with the rise of suicides, there are several observations from the spiritual domain of resiliency that merit discussion. Itgoes without saying that no two suicides are identical. There are, however, common threads that link many acts of self-destruction such as the loss of significant relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, stress, financial and health problems. Soldiers (and spouses) need an honest-to-God, no-kidding battle buddy to help them through difficult times. That buddy or roommate sticks to them every day. This idea is on target because we are our brothers' keeper and when one suffers we all suffer.

  • Fort Bragg enacts new child care fee policy

    Oct 8, 2010

    Parents at Fort Bragg child care facilities may have noticed a slight increase in fees this week, as the Department of Defense-proposed new fee policy took effect Oct. 1 throughout the services. The new fee policy, which is the result of a 2008 study conducted by DoD, may cause Fort Bragg Families to see an increase of between $14 and $32 for residents who use full-day child care. Patrons of the post's School Age Program may see an increase between $8 and $46 per month, according to officials at Fort Bragg's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation directorate.

  • Fort Bragg renews commitment to Soldiers, Families

    Oct 8, 2010

    On Sept. 29, Fort Bragg officials renewed its commitment to the Army Family by signing the Army Family Covenant in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Tolson Youth Activities Center on Normandy Drive. Army Family Covenant is a commitment to provide a quality of life commensurate with the Soldier's dedicated service to the nation.

  • Three Fort Bragg facilities compete at annual Philip A. Connelly competition

    Oct 8, 2010

    Fort Bragg chefs are set to defend the installation's title during the Army's most prestigious culinary competition - the Phillip A. Connelly awards. Separate teams will evaluate Fort Bragg at the small DFAC level (the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade dining facility) and in the active Army field competition (126th Transportation Company, 82nd Sustainment Bde., ) during October and November. Fort Bragg is at a historical level because the installation has made it to the DA level with all three events. This has never been accomplished by any other installation.

  • Fort Sill commander grants Soldier clemency

    Oct 7, 2010

    Fort Sill's Commanding General has granted clemency to a decorated war veteran. Sgt. Justin Boyle was charged with involuntary manslaughter in September 2009 for the death of Pfc. Luke Brown, a fellow paratrooper at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • ESPN to bring Sportscenter to Grafenwoehr on Veterans Day

    Oct 6, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - ESPN's flagship news and highlight program, Sportscenter, will broadcast live from the Grafenwoehr parade field Nov. 11, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (CET).

  • Breaking barriers, making history

    Oct 5, 2010

    Coral J. Jones reached the pinnacle grade in her profession and made Army history as she became the first African-American female to earn the rank of chief warrant officer five within the active Army Adjutant General Corps.

  • U.S. platoon shows new tactics to IA officers

    Oct 5, 2010

  • Cadet Command, Recruiting, Guard synergize on jump

    Oct 4, 2010

    A group of nine civilians donned yellow jumpsuits and strapped themselves to Soldiers to jump out of a plane 14,000-feet high.

  • Top of Iraq run helps Soldiers track training for TF Marne 10-Miler

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mothers of fallen Soldiers travel to Iraq

    Oct 4, 2010

  • Mission ends with 4 detainees, ammo cache

    Oct 2, 2010

    During an Iraqi Army led cordon and search in the Rashaad Valley near Kirkuk, Iraq, nearly 50 IA soldiers with 2nd Battalion and 4th Battalion of the 15th Brigade, discovered a cache with more than 800 rounds of heavy machine gun ammo buried throughout a field and detained four suspects, Sept. 25.

  • A new dawn for women's education in Salah ad Din province

    Oct 2, 2010

  • Fort Bragg hosts fun walk/run event for Families

    Oct 1, 2010

    More than 200 joggers, bikers, runners and strollers lined up at Hedrick Stadium to participate in the first Fort Bragg Family Fun 5K Walk/Run at 8 a.m., Saturday.

  • Former Fort Bragg Soldier Disability Month guest speaker to share life story

    Oct 1, 2010

    Retired Sgt. 1st Class Dana Bowman, enlisted as an engineer in the Army before heeding the call to Special Forces service. That battle cry took him to the violence-torn country of Panama to engage Manuel Noriega's troops and eventually persuaded him to join the most advanced parachute team in the world - the Golden Knights. On Feb. 6, 1994, while practicing the elite diamond track maneuver with his jump partner, Sgt. Jose Aguillon, the unthinkable occurred. In the skies over Yuma, Ariz., the two Golden Knights had collided at a combined speed of 300 miles per hour, instantly killing Aguillon. In the impact, Aguillon's outstretched arm sheered off Bowman's legs. As an unconscious Bowman fell toward the earth, his parachute miraculously opened ... sparing his life.

  • Fort Bragg LAO notifies Soldiers of changes to Family care plan

    Oct 1, 2010

    Many Soldiers are unaware that AR 600-20, Chapter 5-5 Family Care Plans was updated almost a year ago (as of November 2009) requiring an additional document (DA Form 7666) in certain cases in order for the plan to be complete. Chapter 5-5 a(3)(f) now requires that DA Form 7666 (Parental Consent) be completed by all parties with a legal interest in the custody of the minor child whenever the child is not left in the care of the other biological parent or another person with a legal interest in the custody of the child.

  • Fort Bragg opens new child development center

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Major Larry J. Baugess Jr. was a battle hero and a devoted Family man. He died in Pakistan, at the age 36, in May 2007.

  • Fort Bragg chaplains, community churches come together to 'Rock the Fort'

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Thousands of people, both military and civilian, congregated under the trees that provided little relief from the scorching sun to celebrate their spiritual beliefs during the Rock the Fort concert, Sept. 25, on the Main Post Parade Field.

  • Fort Bragg has DOD's busiest fire department, emergency services readies for influx

    Oct 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - About 40,000 Soldiers, Families and civilians with the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg in 2011.

  • New appointment kiosks at Fort Bragg streamline I.D. card process

    Oct 1, 2010

    A fast and easy appointment with the I.D. card facility is just a click away, thanks to the Army's new kiosks, which allow customers to choose the time that works best for them. Scheduled appointments typically take 18 minutes, versus the 30 minutes to two hours that walk-in customers will wait to complete a transaction.

  • Fort Bragg plays host to state business leaders

    Oct 1, 2010

    Business leaders from throughout the state of North Carolina traveled to the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg area Thursday as part of a program used to inform, develop and engage them in issues facing the state. The event looked to focus on a deeper understanding and appreciation for what the Fort Bragg Soldiers do for the country, including the impact that they have on America.

  • Fort Bragg, Fayetteville both recognized as Best Communities for Young People

    Oct 1, 2010

    For the second time in five years, Fort Bragg has been recognized as one of the nation's 100 Best Communities for young people by America's Promise Alliance and financial services company ING. The honor, announced during a ceremony in Washington Sept. 21, recognizes the programs and activities put in place by the two communities to assist the Families of Soldiers excel academically and socially in the face of the difficulties of an Army at war.

  • Golden Knights hold tandem camp for Army advocates

    Oct 1, 2010

    The Army Golden Knights, along with U.S. Army Cadet Command and U.S. Army Recruiting Command held a tandem camp for Army advocates Sept. 28 at the Golden Knights hangar at the Laurinburg-Maxton, N.C. airport.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers vie for Green Berets

    Sep 30, 2010

    Soldiers of the 988th Military Police Company, Fort Leonard Wood, took the first step towards a green beret at Gerlach Field, Sept. 23, with the Special Forces Army Physical Fitness Test. The test is your standard physical fitness test; two-minute push ups and sit ups, followed by a two mile run, however it is conducted in the Army Combat Uniform.

  • Petroleum vehicle operator's course graduates final class

    Sep 30, 2010

    Fort Leonard Wood will bid farewell to the petroleum vehicle operator's course for Soldiers of the 92F military occupational specialty, otherwise known as petroleum supply specialists. The course, which spans across several training areas on the installation, has been in operation since 1982 and will permanently shut down Friday as the final class graduates from the five-week course.

  • CSI training hones Iraqi Police Officer Skills

    Sep 30, 2010

  • SMA talks NCO promotions, striving for excellence

    Sep 29, 2010

  • Smoke alarms provide a sound you can live with

    Sep 28, 2010

    Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 3-9, but Installation Management Command safety officials, from headquarters to garrison level, say such concerns remain a constant priority.

  • Army's senior enlisted Soldier visits COB Speicher

    Sep 28, 2010

  • "That's the way life is." Veterans of the 325th Glider Infantry Regiment reunite for

    Sep 28, 2010

    Less than a dozen veterans of the former 325th Glider Infantry Regiment of the 82nd Airborne Division reunited for the last time in Charlotte Sep. 25. The remaining Glidermen have held annual reunions all over the country for 30 years. As the final meeting, Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team attended to pay their respect to the men who paved the way for the 2BCT.

  • "God, I Thank you I'm an Airborne Engineer"

    Sep 28, 2010

    Each year, Airborne Engineers from the 82nd Airborne Division, commemorate this historic event by holding their own "Crossing the Waal" at McKeller's Lake. But, this year was special because it was the first in nearly three years that all the engineer companies from the four Brigade Combat Teams of the 82nd Airborne Division were able to attend, due to deployment in support of the Global War on Terror.

  • Hispanic Heritage Month ignites history, dance lessons

    Sep 28, 2010

    Sombreros surrounded the tops of tables and balloons advertised a "fiesta!" at the main dining facility's overflow room at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Sept. 25. Soldiers and civilians celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month through cultural education and entertainment.

  • Sustainers train at Fort Bragg

    Sep 27, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) - About 70 Soldiers from Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) deployed to Fort Bragg, N.C. Sept. 9 to participate in the Joint Forced Entry Exercise which included Army and Air Force units from across the country.

  • Rule of Law conference focuses on police primacy, future of Iraq's security

    Sep 27, 2010

  • Home of the Airborne and Special Operations hosts Jordanian Generals

    Sep 24, 2010

    In a rare opportunity to meet with foreign military leaders, the XVIII Airborne Corps and the 82nd Airborne Division received distinguished visitors from Jordan at Fort Bragg on Sept. 22 and 23.

  • Fort Bragg JAG offers tips for hiring, firing, suing home contractors: Prevent problems before they

    Sep 24, 2010

    A common legal issue presented to the Legal Assistance Office involves home improvement contracts gone awry. The contractor starts the job and never finishes. Often the contractor never starts but has already received full payment. Or, the finished product is simply not satisfactory. In any situation, the resolution of these issues will often require a lawsuit. Lawsuits can be expensive, time consuming and at the end of the day your home or landscaping go unfinished for months before the legal issues are resolved. Therefore, this article will explore the actions you can take as a consumer to avoid litigation and receive the finished product for which you have contracted.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Sports open 2010 fall season

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Fort Bragg, community come together to 'march forward' in military Family support

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army has come a long way from the old saying, 'If the Army wanted to you to have a wife and kids, they would have issued them to you.'

  • Craig Morgan rocks the runway, entertains Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen, Families

    Sep 24, 2010

    Country music star, Craig Morgan performed a free concert on Pope Air Force Base, Sept. 17. The former 82nd Airborne Division Soldier, said he related to the crowd and the long waits on the flight lines of Pope. Morgan, originally from Nashville, Tenn., is no stranger to Fort Bragg. He was stationed at Fort Bragg from 1990 to 1992 in the 82nd Abn. Div. "It feels good to be back here, feels like home every time we're here," Morgan said. "I've spent a lot of time on this tarmac - the only reason I became a jumpmaster was that they were the last ones to put the parachutes on."

  • Quality of life mission for Fort Bragg town hall meeting

    Sep 24, 2010

    Fort Bragg Garrison command, agencies and customers exchanged ideas at the town hall meeting held Sept. 14 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road. The meetings are held quarterly and are open to the military community. Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, said the meetings provide an opportunity for units and individuals to get feedback. "This is your ability to have a person-to-person interface with those individuals who impact your quality of life on Fort Bragg," said Sicinski.

  • Fort Bragg launches annual Combined Federal Campaign

    Sep 24, 2010

    The Combined Federal Campaign of Southeastern North Carolina launched this year's campaign at the Fort Bragg Club Sept. 15. Chaplain (Col.) David P. Hillis, Fort Bragg garrison chaplain, opened the event praising the giving nature of our "generous nation that gives around the world." Dan Russell, CFC director, said, "We've opened a new website this year that gives you the ability to do online pledging and search for the charities you're interested in. This makes it easier not only for those of us stateside, but for the Soldiers who are deployed and serving downrange. This year's regional CFC goal is $2.5 million.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers partner with Make-a-Wish Foundation to bring joy to Florida youth

    Sep 24, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Make-A-Wish Foundation is known for granting the wishes of children with life-threatening disabilities and diseases.

  • Building relationships through my job

    Sep 24, 2010

  • Warfighter 2010: MPs compete in grueling four-day challenge

    Sep 23, 2010

    True grit became a lasting and crucial theme for participating teams in the 14th annual Military Police Warfighter competition; a four-day event at Fort Leonard Wood, Sept. 13-16, presenting numerous warrior tasks, battle drills and endurance tests to participating three-man teams from installations worldwide.

  • 'Plug and Play' - FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Lays Foundation for Smooth BRAC Relocation

    Sep 22, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2010) Aca,!aEURc With just ten days remaining before members of the advance echelons of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command begin reporting here for duty, the liaison teams and "Torch Party" representing each command are making final preparations as the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the two commands' headquarters begins in earnest.

  • A virtual trade off, 689th Engineer Company sharpens skills while testing Route Clearance Simulator

    Sep 21, 2010

  • Career change benefits frontline warfighter

    Sep 20, 2010

    A process improvement specialist helps employees save time and money by streamlining business practices that have a direct impact on the warfighter.

  • Inspector General assists redeploying TF Marne brigades

    Sep 20, 2010

  • Chilean gets unexpected life in states

    Sep 18, 2010

  • It's all a learning experience, one Soldier's career path

    Sep 18, 2010

    As the second youngest Soldier in Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company, Division Special Troops Battalion, Pfc. Nanalee Litzsinger has held more full time jobs than most young people her age.

  • Please Add a Title!

    Sep 17, 2010

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, the Nation's Forced Entry Component of the Global Response Force, conduct a Joint Forced Entry Exercise from Sep., 14-15 at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • Fort Bragg participates in annual adventure race at Smith Lake

    Sep 16, 2010

    Neither cramps, blisters, rain, sandy trails, nor tipped canoes could stop the competitors from participating in the Adventure Race Saturday. Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Sports office hosted its annual event throughout the Smith Lake Recreational Area. The race consisted of two-member teams competing in a variety of events to include a 5K cross-country race, land orienteering, a 10K mountain bike race, canoe paddling and a mystery event.

  • Veterans receive high school diplomas

    Sep 16, 2010

    The commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps saluted Operation Recognition, a Cumberland County public schools program, which presents high school diplomas to veterans whose service was up until the Vietnam War-era. "Operation Recognition is just one example of the outstanding support provided to our Soldiers, military Families and veterans by the Fayetteville community," said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, who is also the Fort Bragg commander.

  • Fayetteville hosts BRAC orientation

    Sep 16, 2010

    The Army's Army and the Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau are holding a second orientation weekend for Department of Defense civilian and active-duty military Families relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga. due to base realignment and closure. The event, scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 24 and called Operation Fayetteville Wants You, will give attendees an opportunity to become better acquainted with the community and learn about the area's offerings. Weekend activities include informative presentations from key community leaders, tours of area schools and Fort Bragg, as well as activities and entertainment provided by the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, Cumberland County Fair and International Folk Festival.

  • Fort Bragg spouses look for a career boost at job fair

    Sep 16, 2010

    On Tuesday the Army Community Service Employment Readiness Program sponsored a Military Spouse Job Fair. Employers came prepared to hire applicants, not just distribute information. The ERP said it understands the need of some Families for a second income and in an effort to help spouses find jobs to meet their Families' needs, they host job fairs to facilitate the search in a tight economy. It also assists men and women who find fulfillment in pursuing professional interests.

  • Fort Bragg couples make memories at Smith Lake to last a lifetime

    Sep 16, 2010

  • Fort Bragg spouses of deployed Lightning Soldiers bond, learn on weekend retreat

    Sep 16, 2010

    Two dozen spouses of Soldiers serving with the Fort Bragg-based 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade in Afghanistan gathered in Myrtle Beach Aug. 27 to 29 for a Strong Bonds Retreat. The theme throughout the weekend revolved around strength through togetherness and focused on relationship building, communication skills and stress management, but the most important part was the interaction across the tables.

  • Combating the stigma of suicide: An Army story

    Sep 16, 2010

    Losing a Soldier to battle is tough. When that Soldier is your son, it's devastating. But losing two Soldiers, two sons, to different battles rocks a man to his core. Major General Mark Graham and his wife, Carol, shared their personal story of tragedy during the Suicide Prevention Luncheon held Sept. 10 at the Fort Bragg Club. For the Grahams, breaking the silence is an initial step in overcoming suicidal stigmas in a culture designed to be Army strong. In 2003, weeks before their youngest son committed suicide and months before their oldest son would die in combat - the Grahams thought they had the perfect Family of five.

  • Fort Bragg Father Daughter Ball gives Families night of fun, fantasy

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - It was a scene from a fairy tale. Dozens of Soldiers in their dress blues, Class A uniforms and civilian suits, escorted their daughters garbed in gowns and dresses into the Fort Bragg Club for an evening of fun, food and dancing at the Father Daughter Ball Saturday.

  • Fort Bragg focuses on energy, water conservation

    Sep 16, 2010

    With an energy bill of $50 million, Fort Bragg has taken extraordinary measures to improve energy efficiency and security on the installation infrastructure and modernizing procedures. One of the biggest steps has been the implementation of centralized monitoring for buildings and facilities relating to heating and cooling control.

  • Suicide prevention instrumental in sustaining strong military force

    Sep 16, 2010

  • Fort Bragg urges Soldiers, Families to be prepared in case of an emergency

    Sep 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If a natural disaster were to hit Fort Bragg right now, would your Family be prepared'

  • FORSCOM/USARC Forward - Team Photo, Sept. 15, 2010

    Sep 15, 2010

    Team Photo - FORSCOM USARC Torch and Liaison elements at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Congressman and AMC Commanding General Meet at Depot

    Sep 14, 2010

  • XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg remember Sept. 11, 2001 attacks

    Sep 13, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps conducted a remembrance ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field with retreat at 4 p.m., Friday to commemorate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This year marked the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, attacks where over 2,900 lost their lives.

  • Musicians revisit COB Speicher

    Sep 13, 2010

    Hammer of the Broads, an all-female tribute band to Led Zeppelin, performed at COB Speicher Sept. 8.

  • Sgt. Cadavius Summerall knows the value of service

    Sep 11, 2010

  • Legal preparations help avoid stress, financial pitfalls during deployment

    Sep 10, 2010

    A Soldier's loved ones play a key role in pre-deployment support. By getting organized early, Family members and friends can take simple steps to facilitate a Soldier's trip down range and avoid stress later. The key is early preparation.

  • Found money: Fort Bragg Family gets more than it bargained for

    Sep 10, 2010

    What would you do if you found over $9,000' Would you keep it' Would you look for the owner' Would you keep some of it and turn the rest in saying that's all there was' On May 11, Tracy Kaiser was on a mission, she was searching for a bargain at the Bragg 'n Barn Thrift Store and found a $7 suitcase. When she got home and opened some of the side pockets, she found over $9,000 in cash.

  • Fort Bragg Single Soldiers program offers many benefits

    Sep 10, 2010

    Single and unaccompanied Soldiers on Fort Bragg needing a problem solved, searching for volunteer opportunities or finding something fun to do on and off post can find all of that and more at the Fort Bragg Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program, better known as BOSS.

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