Changes coming to TRICARE pharmacy benefit
Starting Oct. 1, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active-duty servicemembers, get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail...
Fort Bragg Soldier scores 429 on physical fitness test
What does it take to get the highest known Army Physical Fitness Test score in the Army? For Spc. Peter Rivera, a Soldier assigned to the 6th Military Information Support Battalion (Airborne), it takes a belief in God, faith and personal courage
Working together toward a common goal
The 82nd Airborne Division is no stranger to the concept of working with other services and countries. The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade partnered with joint terminal attack controllers from the U.S. Air Force for an aerial gunnery exercise to refine ...
Paratroopers ensure Global Response Force is always ready to go
When paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted a global response force training exercise Aug. 20 at Fort Bragg, paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade...
Fort Bragg celebrates Women’s Equality Day
Team Bragg members celebrated Women’s Equality Day Aug. 26 with a combined yoga exercise at the Polo Field and an observance at the Conference and Catering Center hosted by the 43rd Airlift Group and Team Bragg’s Equal Opportunity Office.
A bittersweet farewell
On a warm morning of Aug. 25, Soldiers of the 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, the 10th Press Camp Headquarters and other public affairs units on Fort Bragg, gathered in the 10th PCH courtyard to say farewell to the former commander of the 22nd...
NATO airborne forces train in Europe
MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU, Romania — Paratroopers from the U.S. Army, Italy and Spain conducted a parachute assault into Smardan Training Area, Romania Aug. 26 and trained with Romanian soldiers there. Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps co...
Division artillery focused on mission
The 82nd Airborne Division Artillery mission was to deploy anywhere worldwide within 18 hours of notice in order to plan, coordinate and execute lethal and non-lethal fires in support of 82nd Airborne Division and other selected maneuver units. It wa...
1st TSC commander holds first town hall
Just over a week after taking command and only hours before boarding a plane to Kuwait, Maj. Gen. Paul C. Hurley Jr., commanding general, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), hosted his first town hall meeting at the Main Post Theater
1st TSC says goodbye welcome back
It was a bittersweet week for 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) as they bid farewell to deploying Soldiers but also welcomed home returning team members.
Rigging Fort Bragg
A red, Paul Bunyan-sized baseball cap marks the entrance into rigger territory, or more specifically, Pack Platoon, 11th Quartermaster Company, 189th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade
Volunteers recognized at ceremony
The Iron Mike Awards were created by senior spouses in 2001 as an elite award to recognize volunteers who go above and beyond their volunteer duties, said Alice Stephens, Army Community Service, Army Volunteer Corps coordinator
Hobby sharpens paratrooper’s infantry skills
Many paratroopers pursue hobbies that enrich their lives when they’re off duty. For some, it may be as simple as dropping a fishing line in the water and waiting for a bite; for others, it may be working with wood or spending quality Family time at h...
Back to basics Soldiers conduct range training
With the sun on their backs and sweat running down their faces, paratroopers of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade came together to conduct a consolidated "range rodeo" following their recent return from Afghanistan.
Think Type Post Understanding Online Conduct Standards
Social media has given everyone who has access to it the ability to spout off their opinions, sometimes without thinking of the consequences. Some folks purposely post inappropriate and harmful messages for shock value. This includes passing on somet...
First line of defense
The Directorate of Emergency Services graduated 28 Soldiers from the Fort Bragg Installation Access Control Point Operations Course on July 24, in the Sullivan Room of the Fort Bragg Provost Marshal Office.
Suicide prevention and intervention
In an effort to make leaders and Soldiers more efficient first responders to a Soldier who is expressing the intent to commit suicide, the Army Suicide Prevention Program has put in place several programs to ensure that a Soldier’s suicidal expressio...
Fort Bragg spouses learn to protect themselves
While Soldiers have a mission to serve and protect the country, their spouses are on an equally important mission — protecting and preserving the Family. Due to deployments or field training, these women are left home alone with the children
Golden Knights conquer skies
In 1959, the Strategic Army Command Parachute Team, or STRAC, was formed by 19 airborne Soldiers from various military units. Brig. Gen. Joseph Stilwell Jr. gathered the Soldiers with the intent of competing in what was then the new, and Soviet-domin...
Improvement plans in works for underwater operations school
Students enter the water for the 3,000-meter open water swim in Fleming Bay off of Key West, Florida, during the Combat Diver Qualification Course March 11, 2010. The school is part of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School l...
Robin Sage exercise set to begin next week
Special Forces candidates will participate in the Robin Sage training exercise, held within 15 North Carolina counties as the final test of their Special Forces Qualification Course training.
Task Force Viking stone laying ceremony
The 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) (Provisional) paid tribute to the Airmen, Marines and Soldiers of Task Force Viking during a stone laying ceremony at the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Headquarters’ Memorial Plaza, June 30.
Summer training safety guidelines
As summer begins, many Soldiers will be out in the field training for various exercises. During this time, it’s very important to practice safe procedures and exercise precaution when dealing with the various hazards that come with summer training
Everything is connected to Physical Training
Every month, Soldiers compete at the Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer Academy for the title of Iron warrior. Out of every class, only two Soldiers win the distinguished award. They must endure a grueling test, which includes rope climbs, chain craw...
USASOC welcomes its first command chief warrant officer
The United States Army Special Operations Command inducted its first command chief warrant officer, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Heriberto Serrano Jr., during a ceremony June 18, inside the Heritage Auditorium at the command headquarters
Re-purposed chutes save Special Operation Command money
We are becoming a disposable society; one where it is easier to buy a new printer than buying the expensive ink cartridges. The U.S. Army Special Operation Command, or USASOC, is joining that society with its new cargo parachute systems.
Terror at Bragg
For Womack Army Medical Center personnel, Friday was a bad day to be at Fort Bragg.
Tennis clinic returns to Fort Bragg
Former sports journalist and tennis professional, Dick Stockton brought his Blue Sky Foundation’s T3 (Thanking Troops through Tennis) clinic to Fort Bragg, Saturday. The foundation was founded by Stockton in 1988.
Army fields new flying command post
The Global Response Force of the XVIII Airborne Corps supports unique and often dangerous early entry missions, and because they are first in, they need as much situational awareness as possible.
Combat aviation brigade remains ready
The modern 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade took shape in January 2006. As part of the reorganization, the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, and the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion were created through the reflagging and fu...