Fort Bragg MPs shed tears for training
Assist, Protect, and Defend. To some, just words on the side of a car; to the military police, they are the lifeblood of the occupation. Weeks of training are conducted to ensure personnel on Fort Bragg are kept safe day in and day out.
Junior troopers test their skills for coveted badge
Waiting with anticipation for their turn to begin the examination, the two young medics run through the tasks they have learned over the past week one last time in their heads before taking off into the woods.
Paratroopers vie for ‘Best NCO, trooper’ title
Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All American Conference Room March 22. They quietly concentrated their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier t...
Fort Bragg brigade prepares for deployment to Kosovo
For the first time in more than 10 years, an active- duty Army unit will lead the Kosovo peacekeeping operations in the Multi-National Brigade East area, taking over responsibility for the region from members of the South Carolina National Guard.
Women make their mark in combat aviation
Operation Desert Storm saw the first female aviator in battle when Maj. Marie T. Rossi took the driver’s seat flying fuel and ammunition to Soldiers crossing into enemy territory. Rossi lost her life when her CH-47 Chinook helicopter went down on Ma...
Give crosswalks, street signs ‘right-of-way’
At about 5:30 a.m., on a nippy, foggy morning, students from the Air Force Combat Control School on Pope Field began marching in formation from the Kitty Hawk Dining Facility to the school. As they began to walk through a marked crosswalk, a motorist...
Military spouses of the year honored
Behind nearly 2.4 million active-duty, Reserve and National Guard servicemembers, stand an army of millions of Family members guarding the homefront with spouses ready at the front lines. Military spouses often juggle employment, children and volunte...
Soldier receives second Purple Heart
The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces who are wounded while serving and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of woun...
Blood donors thanked at recognition ceremony
When Capt. Ivan Castro was wounded by an improvised explosive device in Iraq in 2006, he was transported to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., where he received blood support for injuries that included a fractured face, broken arm, c...
Cross country meet builds morale, unit cohesion
Sgt. Colin Ekelman, 82nd Airborne Division won the Fort Bragg Post Combat Cross Country Meet Saturday, carrying more weight than most. The Colorado native carried 40.5 pounds across 12.78 miles of rugged terrain to finish with a time of 1 hour, 30 mi...
Concert violinist becomes paratrooper
Spc. Ean Ulrich has yet to jump out of his first $65 million Hercules C-130 aircraft here at Fort Bragg, but he has played a $13 million violin before — a Stradivarius made in 1722.
Tarheel ChalleNGe inspires youth to excel
About 150 teens converged on Fort Bragg the week of Jan. 21. They were part of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy and came to town to try their hand at the grueling, pre-Ranger course that is part of their curriculum. Visiting Fort Bragg is one of the fir...
Air Force Cross recipients honored at Pope Field
Four bronze busts in the likeness of Air Force Cross recipients were unveiled at a ceremony honoring the Airmen Dec. 6 at the Combat Control School at Pope Field. The busts honor Tech. Sgt. John Chapman, Senior Airman Zach Rhyner, Staff Sgt. Robert G...
Army cracks down on alcoholism, binge drinking
Soldiers are expected to work hard and, as it is popularly understood, to party just as hard. While excessive alcohol consumption and binge drinking are thought to be part of the military lifestyle, the Army is cracking down on such behavior, as it i...
Civil War battlefield still has lessons to teach
Officers of Fort Bragg’s 1st Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne) traveled to North Carolina’s largest Civil War battlefield at Bentonville, Nov. 30 to conduct officer professional development.
Fort Bragg leadership renews Army Family Covenant at ceremony
With the holidays fast approaching, most people think of spending quality time with their Families. Fort Bragg leadership made the connection between the winter holidays and Family by renewing its pledge to support military Families and re-signed the...
‘Devils in Baggy Pants’ get new commander
The Army’s oldest parachute infantry regiment gained a new leader this week in a traditional change of command ceremony, an event that happens about every two years in today’s modern brigade combat team.
Soldier raises awareness for disease
Anne Barlieb was one of the top five women’s division finishers at the 2011 Fort Bragg Post Intramural Combat Cross Country meet last year with a time of 2 hours, 25 minutes and 33 seconds, which qualified her for participation in the annual Bataan M...
Fallen German POWs
Servicemembers and special guests observed a memorial commemorating eight prisoner of war German soldiers who sacrificed their lives for their country during World War I and World War II at Fort Bragg’s main post cemetery Nov. 7.
Operation Iron Thunder honors fallen civil affairs Soldiers
The ceremony itself lasted no more than seven minutes, but it was a fitting tribute at the turn-around point for motorcycle drivers participating in 95th Civil Affairs Brigade’s (Airborne) first brigade-wide motorcycle mentorship ride, in early Novem...
Veterans recognized during parade
More than 5,000 spectators lined both sides of Hay Street in downtown Fayetteville to see marching bands, floats, military vehicles and troops in formation, Saturday at the 2012 Veterans Day Parade.
Warrior sets good example for the rest
As the eldest of three, growing up in Yuma, Ariz., Spc. Hilario Juarez-Arevalo knew he always wanted to set a good example for his younger brother and sister.
Brigade holds competition to find best crew
Battery D, 1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, held a “Best Crew” competition Oct. 13 through 18, designed to identify the crew that demonstrates the highest proficiency in its critical skill area of...
Welcome to Fort Bragg's new website, redesigned to better serve you! Our intent is to provide a single source for news, information and topics in supporting Ft Bragg Soldiers, Families and Civilians.