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  • Operation Welcome Home: Lt. Dan Band in concert for Fort Bragg, Pope AFB personnel

    Jul 30, 2010

    The Lt. Dan Band, including Emmy-award winning actor, Gary Sinise, will welcome Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base personnel home from recent deployments by playing a free concert Saturday. The concert, Operation Welcome Home, will begin with doors opening at 3:30 p.m. at the Crown Coliseum and music starting at 5 p.m.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • Army assessing lighter, contoured batteries for dismounted Soldiers

    Jul 26, 2010

    The U.S. Army is leveraging its annual C4ISR integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix to assess a contoured, rechargeable battery that will allow the Soldier to be more agile in the battlefield.

  • Joint team jumps together in Cambodia

    Jul 23, 2010

    For U.S. Airborne Soldiers, getting the opportunity to jump with airborne forces from other countries is a highly coveted and sought after event. Such was the case for 49 Utah Army National Guard Soldiers from 97th Troop Command, 197th Special Troops Company (Airborne), and 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group who participated in a friendship jump with the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces during Angkor Sentinel 2010; the Global Peace Operation Initiative capstone event, held here at the newly built Training School for Multinational Peacekeeping Forces, July 12 through 30.

  • Army Logistics University hosts historic uncasing ceremony

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Lee welcomed its first, fully operational training unit for Army transportation students Friday.

  • Fort Bragg gyms receive much needed renovations

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If you've noticed that there are fewer gyms on Fort Bragg lately, you're not alone.

  • Fort Bragg inline roller hockey rink adds to quality of life

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Skating aficionados came together to mark the ribbon cutting of a new, state-of-the art inline roller hockey rink Friday on Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg driver improvement school reinforces safety

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The goal of the Driver Improvement Training Program is not to serve as punishment for drivers who have been issued citations, but rather to serve as a reinforcement of safety on Fort Bragg.

  • Summertime fun: Fort Bragg children enhance learning skills

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Bragg Schools came up with the ultimate learning experience to enhance and strengthen students' reading, language and math skills this summer. The Summer Enrichment program was held from June 21 through Friday at Devers Elementary, Gordon Elementary and Irwin Intermediate schools. Students explored famous musicians, authors and composers with many hands-on learning and creative activities to excite children about learning.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP increases capabilities, marketing for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers and employers are also able to check the posted resumes and return follow-up conversation with prospective employees.

  • Civil affairs Soldiers taste a 'Slice of Summer' with Family, friends

    Jul 22, 2010

    More than 400 Soldiers, Families and friends of the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion dove July 9 afternoon at the battalion headquarters into a cool "Slice of Summer." The event was held to beat the summer heat with some Family fun, while also taking in valuable information to help them prepare for the stresses of deployment.

  • 121 new Special Forces Soldiers earn their Green Berets

    Jul 22, 2010

    After more than a year of grueling training, 121 Soldiers of the 253rd Special Forces Qualification Course donned Green Berets for the first time during the regimental first formation held July 8 at the John F. Kennedy Plaza. The newest Special Forces Soldiers vigorously trained over the past year to become worthy of wearing the Green Beret, learning individual specialty skills such as unconventional warfare methods as well as language and cultural skills.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group members recognized at deployment ceremony

    Jul 22, 2010

    Sixteen Family members of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade were recognized in a ceremony Friday at the brigade's parade field where they were awarded the Commander's Award for public service, a brigade coin and a blue service star flag.

  • Fort Bragg Directorate of Logistics wins 2010 Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Jul 22, 2010

    Fort Bragg's garrison commander, Col. Stephen Sicinski was presented the Army Award for Maintenance Excellence by the Directorate of Logistics, Material Maintenance Department, Friday.

  • Special Forces Soldiers receive medals for valor

    Jul 22, 2010

    Fifty-eight Soldiers of the 7th Special Forces Group were honored in an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Friday, for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • CEER-T completes NVD reset for 172nd IBCT

    Jul 21, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHER, Germany - A Communications Electronics Evaluation Repair Team completed the reset of more than 2,000 night vision devices for the 172nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team last month. The CEER-T is a field-level operation under the command and control of the CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (formerly the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command).

  • Army exercise decentralizes network, commander

    Jul 20, 2010

    The Brigade Combat Team Integration Exercise which concluded last week brought together engineers from the Army acquisition community, Soldiers from the Army Evaluation Task Force and the Army's senior leaders who each experienced firsthand the Army's future tactical network at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow". Making their first visit to Fort Bragg since taking charge of the Army's largest command, Thurman and FORSCOM's new top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, spent an event-filled Thursday, on post, meeting with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders and Soldiers, attending the 1st Theater Support Command's change of command ceremony and touring the headquarters construction site.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • Corpus Christi Army Depot Achieves VPP Star Status

    Jul 16, 2010

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (July 15, 2010) - Corpus Christi Army Depot earned Star Status for excellence in employee safety and health following an on-site visit and evaluation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The Voluntary Protection Program achievement culminates a five-year effort to improve safety conditions for the workforce at the depot.

  • Eye on transportation: Fort Bragg increases shuttle visibility

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Bragg has hybrid electric shuttles that are leading the Army way in conservation and environmental stewardship. Currently, Fort Bragg has seven hybrid buses, six are constantly in use and the seventh is a back-up in case another needs repairing.

  • Fort Bragg martial artists take home gold at state games

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Seven martial arts students from Fort Bragg brought home gold from the North Carolina State Games, June 19, at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg youth take swings at golf clinics

    Jul 16, 2010

    Junior golf clinics being held at Ryder and Stryker golf courses that allow Fort Bragg youth hone their golfing skills. Held three days a week through Aug. 6, children spend alternate Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 8:30 to 11 a.m., with lunch at 11 a.m. About 35 children attend the summer camp, which started in early June.

  • Fort Bragg offers acting class for children to bring out future stars

    Jul 16, 2010

    If your child enjoys being in the spotlight, if they like to sing and dance, this may be the class for them. Children from grades 1 through 12 can learn to act, apply make up and learn other aspects of theater at the Summer Acting Academy, sponsored by SKIESUnlimited.

  • Girl power: Fort Bragg women go from pedals to paddles

    Jul 16, 2010

    Family and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation took 10 women out of their comfort zone, far away from any shopping mall to participate in its summer round of G.I. Jane adventures. On Saturday, the FMWR hosted Pedals to Paddles.

  • Fort Bragg warrior inducted into Army Ranger Hall Of Fame

    Jul 16, 2010

    retired Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Gary O'Neal. O'Neal's dedication to his country was recognized last Friday when he was one of 14 "warriors" inducted into the Army Ranger Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Womack Army Medical Center welcomes new commander

    Jul 16, 2010

    After two and a half months serving as the interim commander of Womack Army Medical Center, Col. Rolando Castro Jr. passed the reins to incoming commander Col. Brian T. Canfield at a ceremony in Funk Physical Fitness Center July 9.

  • XVIII Abn. Corps prepares for deployment to Iraq with pre-deployment site survey

    Jul 16, 2010

    The new XVIII Airborne Corps Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, led a 24-Soldier contingent that left Fort Bragg Monday for a commander's pre-deployment site survey to Victory Base Complex, Iraq.

  • Fort Bragg Transportation Division wins Deployment Excellence Award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Bragg was presented the Deployment Excellence Award by the Directorate of Logistics, Transportation Division, July 9. Even though the division only won runner up, Gerald Jensen, chief of Unit Movement Branch, is confident transportation can win this year.

  • Eye in the sky tracks explosives in transit

    Jul 15, 2010

    The Defense Transportation Tracking System is DOD's way of keeping tabs around the clock on various types of sensitive and hazardous materials in transit, also providing instant communication to help drivers, emergency responders and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) deal with unexpected situations.

  • Stay Alert, Walk Safe, Arrive Alive: Motor Vehicle Safety

    Jul 14, 2010

    As the summer kicks into high gear, the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command leadership cautions personnel to remain vigilant and observe safe practices when operating a motor vehicle.

  • Profile of a Destiny Soldier, CW4 Walter Jones

    Jul 13, 2010

    Profile of a Destiny Soldier

  • First wave of FORSCOM staff carries 'torch' to North Carolina

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (July 13, 2010) - The first of many Soldiers and Civilian staff members of the Army's largest command gathered today at their headquarters to mark the official start of U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Dubbed the "Torch Party" departure ceremony, the event included hundreds of FORSCOM staffers, who assembled to recognize 13 members of the first wave of their fellow headquarters personnel departing for North Carolina. These initial "torchbearers" will be joined at Fort Bragg by 37 other FORSCOM staff members from Fort McPherson as they plant the Command's forward element's guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg. The mission of the 50-member Torch Party is to begin preparations for the arrival of hundreds with the FORSCOM Advance Echelon to Bragg in October.

  • Apache Downtime Short Due to Depot's "Immediate" Response

    Jul 13, 2010

    CCAD Rotor Head Division artisans answered a hot request within hours from Ft. Rucker aviation maintenance concerning damage to an AH-64D Apache Main Rotor Head. The normal cycle is several days.

  • Army's largest command welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 13, 2010

    Guns fired in salute as the Army's largest command welcomed its 16th Command Sergeant Major during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in front of U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, July 12.

  • FORSCOM bids farewell to retiring CSM Carey

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 12, 2010) - "The steel mill closed...I was tending bar, working for a plumber, and I saw a John Wayne movie...," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey, U.S. Army Forces Command, when asked why a young man from Phoenixville, Pa. joined the Army in 1977. When Carey passes responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling July 12, 2010, he will have spent more than four years as the senior enlisted Soldier of FORSCOM and more than 33 years in uniform. With dozens of commendations during the last three decades, Carey served in every leadership position from team leader to command sergeant major.

  • Fort Bragg youth enjoy canoeing on Smith Lake

    Jul 9, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Since Marcial Reyes, 11, began participating in the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program, he said one of his favorite activities has been socializing with friends.

  • Fort Bragg Toddler Summer Camp

    Jul 9, 2010

    Fort Bragg toddler summer camp, Twaddler Time at Rodriguez Child Development Center costs $14 a day, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twaddler Time includes playtime, outside fun, learning self-help techniques, dress-up, circle time, arts and crafts and a snack time.

  • Fort Bragg, XVIII Abn. Corps win Best Antiterrorism Program

    Jul 9, 2010

    On June 17, Headquarters, Department of Army announced Fort Bragg's "Team Protect," a combined effort between the XVIII Abn. Corps protection cell and the Fort Bragg Security and Intelligence Division, the winner of the 2010 Best Army Antiterrorism Program for a large installation.

  • Fort Bragg uses OPSEC site for Families of deployed Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2010

    Operation Security is of the utmost importance to Soldiers and often, one of the biggest threats to our Soldiers' safety in combat comes from one of their biggest assets in peace - their Families. Because of this, the Army has created a website designed to explain to Family members the importance of operation security.

  • Fort Bragg military police honor fallen comrades

    Jul 9, 2010

    The 16th Military Police Brigade's memorial ceremony June 29, was held under a downpour of rain. The ceremony honored their fallen comrades, friends, husbands, fathers and sons. Family members huddled under a yellow and black tent as the National Anthem played softly in the rain. "This memorial represents their sacrifice and represents patriots who gave everything," said Col. Mary Maier, commander of the 16th MP Bde.

  • At Your Service: Best iPhone apps for military lifestyle

    Jul 9, 2010

    United States Soldiers are the ultimate globetrotters of the 21st century. Balancing work, Family and everything in-between, is a breeze thanks to Apple's invention of the iPhone - a digital hybrid that takes cellular service and Internet use to the next level. Now boasting over 10,000 selections, iPhone applications (better known as apps) turn mobile devices into powerhouses of information offering everything from workout routines to mortgage rate calculators.

  • Fort Bragg inducts new Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members

    Jul 9, 2010

    Members of one of the Army's most prestigious societies, the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club named in honor of the nation's most decorated Soldier, welcomed three Fort Bragg noncommissioned officers June 25 at Memorial Hall here.

  • TRADOC Band Commander lends support to 82nd Airborne Division's Band

    Jul 9, 2010

    Within the first week of assuming responsibility as the U.S. Army TRADOC Band Commander, at Fort Monroe, Capt. Scott McKenzie has been to the fire and back.

  • Army Ground Forces Band baton passes to new commander

    Jul 8, 2010

    Maj. Domingos Robinson relinquished command of The Army Ground Forces Band to Capt. Treg Ancelet during change of command ceremonies at Fort McPherson, Ga., July 8, 2010.

  • Leaders coordinate BRAC move

    Jul 8, 2010

    ATLANTA -- Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command met at Fort McPherson June 24 to coordinate the next milestone in the Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C. That milestone - the departure of the "Torch Party" to Fort Bragg - was necessary to make final coordination at the destination and to discuss other operational details.

  • Iraqis take lead on joint air assault

    Jul 7, 2010

    The U.S. Army's 1st Advise and Assist Brigade recently joined forces with Iraqi commandos of the 7th Iraqi Army Division for an air assault operation in search of a possible IED production facility outside the town of Rawah.

  • Desk-bound helo pilot provides critical skills during drawdown

    Jul 6, 2010

    Two-wheel landings on snowy Afghan ridgetops are more exciting, but managing the exodus of a 4,000-strong brigade during the drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq provides its own challenges for one desk-bound helicopter pilot with 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Rising to new heights: Fort Bragg teacher attends space camp

    Jul 1, 2010

    Kelli Charles, a math and science teacher at Irwin Intermediate School at Fort Bragg was one of 220 teachers from more than 2,000 applicants chosen by Honeywell to attend the U.S. Space and Rocket Center June 11 to 17 in Alabama.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn leadership skills, sense of community at conference

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Fort Bragg youth presented their top concerns to Col. Stephen Sicinski, garrison commander, at the seventh annual Fort Bragg Youth Leadership Conference held at Albritton Junior High School from June 23 to 24.

  • HIMARS Family Day goes off with a bang

    Jul 1, 2010

    As part of the annual battalion Family Day, Soldiers and their Families gathered on Sicily Drop Zone to enjoy good food, have fun and learn about what the troops do every day. Rifles, vehicle mounted weapons systems and the HIMARS launchers were on display. Family members were even allowed to fire blanks from some weapons. A bounce house was set up for younger children and professional barbecue pit masters were on hand to make sure the Soldiers and their Families had a good meal.

  • Fort Bragg jumpmaster returns to reach career pinnacle

    Jul 1, 2010

    For most paratroopers, reaching the pinnacle of their jumping career involves earning their master parachutist wings. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Sanders, a senior interrogator with the XVIII Airborne Corps, reached this apex after becoming "airborne" again. The master parachutist wings are awarded to individuals who have conducted 65 jumps from aircraft, graduated from a jumpmaster's course, and has served on jump status with an airborne unit for a minimum of 36 months.

  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

    Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S Army Reserve Command met to coordinate the next milestone in Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers remember their fallen at ceremony

    Jul 1, 2010

    The All-American Division remembered its fallen paratroopers during the annual 82nd Airborne Division Memorial Ceremony at the 82nd Airborne Division Museum, June 23.

  • Canadian general bids adieu to Fort Bragg

    Jul 1, 2010

    Canadian Armed Forces Brig. Gen. Nicolas Matern, deputy commanding general of operations, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, will soon bid farewell to Fort Bragg. Matern, who first arrived to Fort Bragg in 2007, is set to leave July 15. He will assume the responsibility of Chief of Staff for Operations for Canadian Forces, Expeditionary Command, in August.

  • Fort Bragg holds 20th Annual Installation Awards

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Tuesday, more than 300 Fort Bragg employees packed into the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette Room as the post held its 20th Annual Installation Awards ceremony. The ceremony honored both civilian and military employees in various categories for their efforts and accomplishment throughout the year.

  • 'Arabian' knight trains Fort Bragg troops in art of yoga

    Jul 1, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - It's a typical humid morning for Fort Bragg, and Capt. Rachael Arabian assumes the standard physical training position - feet and palms flat on the floor, inverted arched spine and slow inhale of breath.

  • Future soldiers experiment with virtual combat at the Mission Command Center

    Jun 30, 2010

    El Paso's newest members of the U.S. Army's Delayed Entry Program(DEP) had the opportunity to experience the Future Force Integration Directorate's virtual battle space when they spent the morning engaged in digital combat on the VBS2 computer gaming system at the Mission Command Complex.

  • Commentary: Remember prices paid for Independence Day celebrations

    Jun 30, 2010

    For most of us, the coming weekend will be filled with family gatherings, festivals and fireworks. While we enjoy our freedoms here in the states, U.S. military members around the world are patrolling deserts, flying in darkness, navigating the high seas and risking their lives in far-off places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Army assesses "self-healing" waveform for platoon-level communications

    Jun 30, 2010

    The U.S. Army concluded its three-week assessment of a waveform that could help separated squads maintain communications despite terrain and obstructions, during its annual integrated capabilities event at Fort Dix on June 25. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's communications-electronics cenA,A!ter conducted a 36 node assessment of the Soldier Radio Waveform in a relevant field environment. This was done to gauge the waveform's ability to support platoon-level data and voice traffic from the rifleman up to the squad leader. When squads spread out, they can potentially loose communications due to obstructions in the terrain. SRW is "exciting" because the network "self heals" its fragmented connectivity by leveraging other squad radios using the waveform.

  • SDDC works to address problems during peak move season

    Jun 25, 2010

    Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command announced it is addressing recent missed and cancelled household goods pickups for military servicemembers going through permanent change of station moves.

  • Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 24, 2010)-Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) earlier today, to attend a series of presentations from FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman and other FORSCOM officials. The purpose of the secretary's visit was for him to enhance his knowledge of FORSCOM's mission and current operations. Briefing topics included FORSCOM's role as an Army Command and an Army Service Component Command, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process, and the operational transition of the Reserve Component.

  • Engaged leadership is key to mission success

    Jun 19, 2010

    While the manner in which the U.S. military conducts missions will continue to evolve, focusing more on advising, assisting and training, Command Sgt. Maj. Lawrence K. Wilson, United States forces-Iraq command sergeant major, said the professionalism of its service members must remain consistent, and engaged leadership is one of the main factors.

  • ASC commander celebrates Army birthday in Chicago

    Jun 16, 2010

    The U.S. Army turned 235 years old on June 14 marking the occasion with a cake-cutting ceremony at the Daley Plaza here. During the event, Maj. Gen. Yves J. Fontaine, commanding general of the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, signed a community covenant with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. The community covenant is a formal commitment of support by communities to Soldiers and families of the Army -- Active, Guard and Reserve.

  • Connecting a trailer

    Jun 16, 2010

    AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq - Sgt. Tyler Clausing, a transportation sergeant with Company E, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, connects a trailer to a palletized load system truck after dark at Camp Khalid June 11. Company E is a logistics support company for 1-504th PIR. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael MacLeod, 1/82 AAB, USD-C)

  • 82nd Airborne Division Chorus tours research center

    Jun 15, 2010

    The 82nd Airborne Division All-American Chorus visited Fort Monmouth's Myer Center on June 11 to regale employees with their a cappella singing as well as to tour the facilities of the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • Hawaii-based Boy Scout Cements Relationship with Fisher House

    Jun 15, 2010

    The Fisher House at Tripler Army Medical Center plays a vital role in the healing of sick or injured service members and their families. The house functions as a 'home away from home' for family members of patients receiving medical care at major military and Veterans Affairs medical centers, allowing families to focus on caring for their loved ones. When Conner Dooley, Hickam Boy Scout Troop 135, heard the Tripler Fisher House wanted two concrete patios installed near the facility, he didn't hesitate and chose it as his Eagle Scout project.

  • Diplomacy in distribution

    Jun 15, 2010

    Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's missions extend to countries with diverse political systems, each with its own rules and customs. With such a global reach, it is important to keep an eye on the political implications of any action. To this end, SDDC has added a foreign policy advisor from the State Department to its headquarters staff.

  • FORSCOM Soldiers Celebrate the Army's Birthday 'Airborne' Style

    Jun 15, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 15, 2010)--Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus provided entertainment for the Fort McPherson community during the 2010 Army Birthday Festival on Hedekin Field here. This festival is a part of the post's weeklong celebration.

  • Army directs global inspection of armor plates

    Jun 14, 2010

    The Army recently issued a message for all troops and units to inspect their body armor in search of a specific model that was not made according to contract requirements.

  • 1AD cuts first cake at Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 14, 2010

  • Servicemembers celebrate 235th Army birthday with a run

    Jun 14, 2010

  • FORSCOM/USARC Special Troops Battalion: Fort Bragg-bound commands reach key agreement

    Jun 11, 2010

    A Memorandum of Agreement, formally signed June 7, 2010, prepared by planners for the Base Realignment and Closure 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command puts an end to potential future uncertainty or confusion over "who does what" in C2 as each command prepares for the imminent departure of lead echelons to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers use video game for combat simulation

    Jun 10, 2010

    Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade used the new VBS2Virtual Battle Space 2 simulator to conduct battle rehearsals in preparation for their upcoming deployment, at the Battle Command Training Center, May 25.

  • Fort Bragg logistics assistance team prepares units before, after battle

    Jun 10, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps logistics assistant team is available to help relieve the stress of cleaning up and organizing a unit's arms room, supply room or motor pool. They assist in pre-deployment inventory as well as post-deployment.

  • Van pools offer smart commuting options for Fort Bragg customers

    Jun 10, 2010

    In an effort to offset congestion and increased strains on parking demand, Fort Bragg has launched a Mass Transportation Benefit Program. MTBP is a program that allows any active-duty servicemember or civilian Department of Defense employee to get up to $230 per month for transportation costs if they use qualified modes of transportation, which include bus, train and van pool. During after-duty hours, riders are entitled up to 150 miles per month of usage.

  • Fort Bragg wins N.C. clean air energy award

    Jun 10, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A driving force in sustainable transportation, Fort Bragg won this year's North Carolina Mobile Clean Air Renewable Energy award in the Policy/Organization category.

  • More than 8,000 Fort Bragg Soldiers celebrate Army Birthday with 4-mile run

    Jun 10, 2010

    In keeping with Fort Bragg's tradition of leading the way, its paratroopers celebrated the Army's 235th birthday a little early with a four-mile run Tuesday morning. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick and Command Sgt. Maj.Earl Rice, the senior leaders of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, kept the pace for the over 8,000 paratroopers running behind them.

  • Commentary: OPSEC-60 Years and Counting, Remembering the Korean Conflict

    Jun 9, 2010

    When we lower our guard and our OPSEC practices, we create and expose our vulnerabilities for our enemies to exploit. Protecting our country, our servicemen and women and their families begins with good OPSEC behaviors.

  • Army Reserve in Normandy

    Jun 8, 2010

    Over 90 Army Reserve Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), with units throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, participate in Operation Air Drop Normandy.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers in Normandy France

    Jun 7, 2010

    The operation will commemorate the 66th Anniversary of D-day Allied Invasion by visiting key sites, participating in memorial ceremonies and

  • Test your knowledge of Army history

    Jun 7, 2010

    Quiz on Army History

  • A walk through history

    Jun 6, 2010

    When Col. Kent Goff isn't sporting his Army Combat Uniform during weekend battle assemblies, he is likely decked out in a military uniform from another era. The 412th Theater Engineer Command's intelligence and security officer is also a military history buff who participates in civil war re-enactments.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 4, 2010

    This slide contains photos of the U.S. Army Forces Command change of command ceremony June 3, 2010. Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th general to command U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • Carlile Takes Command of Corpus Christi Army Depot

    Jun 4, 2010

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers get wet, rugged for triathlon at Smith Lake

    Jun 4, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Nearly 150 athletes plunged into the waters of Smith Lake Sunday with one goal in mind - complete the challenging XTERRA Smith Lake Triathlon.

  • Fort Bragg MWR Perk cards now available

    Jun 4, 2010

    The Fort Bragg Directorate of Family and Welfare, Morale and Recreation launched a new program, MWR Perks, on April 1. This program offers discounts at a variety of DFWMR facilities to all authorized identification card holders who sign up for the Perks program.

  • Action! Fort Bragg musician 'gives all' to troops in music video

    Jun 4, 2010

    POPE AFB, N.C. -- The new song and music video "I'll Give My All," by country music singer Jamie Tate and the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chorus was recored in Nashville, Tenn. earlier in the year at Black River Music Group studios.

  • Sustainable Fort Bragg challenges residents, employees to live 'green'

    Jun 4, 2010

    Sustainable Fort Bragg has issued a challenge to anyone associated with Fort Bragg - live a little "greener." Just a few changes to our daily habits can help save energy and reduce the consumption of resources. If helping better the world we live in isn't reward enough, they are offering prizes to people who are willing to share their journey and the challenges they face as they change their habits.

  • New commanding general slated for 7th Signal Command

    Jun 4, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Lawarren V. Patterson will become the commanding general of 7th Signal Command (Theater), replacing Brig. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper. A date for the change of command ceremony has not yet been set.

  • JMTC Soldiers honor sacrifices of World War II

    Jun 4, 2010

    EPINAL, France - Soldiers of the Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC) journeyed to France to take part in a memorial ceremony May 30 to honor and remember those who gave their life during the second World War.

  • Thurman becomes 18th commander of U.S. Army's largest command

    Jun 3, 2010

    Gen. James D. Thurman became the 18th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command during a ceremony on on Fort McPherson, Ga., June 3. Thurman succeeded Gen. Charles C. Campbell, who retired after 40 years of service.

  • Mullen visits Fort Bragg community

    Jun 3, 2010

    The U.S. armed forces' highest-ranking officer, Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, dropped in on the Fort Bragg community Wednesday and spent time with Fort Bragg Soldiers.

  • Freefall plunge with Golden Knights marks Signal Corp's 150th anniversary

    Jun 2, 2010

    Soldiers jump with Golden Knights to commemorate Signal Corp's 150th anniversary.

  • Last continuously serving Army officer with Vietnam experience to retire after 40 years of service

    Jun 1, 2010

    After 40 years of Army service dating back to the Vietnam War, Gen. Charles C. Campbell, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, will retire, during a combined retirement/change of command ceremony, June 3.

  • Building Confidence One Battle Assemble at a Time

    May 31, 2010

    This monthly "Warrior Training" helps train and sustain TPU and AGR Soldiers in a variety of warrior skills while simultaneously trying to instill confidence, camaraderie and esprit the corps within the Company.

  • Human Terrain Team mapping course for a transitioning Iraq

    May 30, 2010

    The role of U.S. Forces in Iraq continues to evolve with the launch of Operation New Dawn later this year, and the majority of efforts will be re-focused on the responsible transfer of authority to Iraqi Security Forces.

  • Paratroopers teach Iraqis to call fire from the sky

    May 30, 2010

    Fire support specialists with 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), trained scouts with the Iraqi Army on how to integrate air and ground forces by calling in rocket and machine-gun fire on ground targets from OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters operated by pilots of Task Force Saber, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. Integrating air and ground assets is a core competency for a standing army, according to Maj. Douglas Hayes, operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, the primary artillery component of 1/82 AAB.

  • Symphony's Red, White and Blue tour coming to Fort Bragg

    May 28, 2010

    Fort Bragg's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation presents the North Carolina Symphony's Red, White and Blue Tour, June 4. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., on the Main Post Parade Field. Admission is free and the concert is open to the public.

  • Fort Bragg students celebrate education with Patriot Day

    May 28, 2010

    Gordon Elementary School in Linden Oaks housing area celebrated their American pride by having a fun-filled day of learning and activities called Patriot Day, Friday.