Paratroopers prepare for future outside military
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor, military officials and employers joined more than 1,000 transitioning Soldiers, veterans and Family members for the Fort Bragg Jobs Summit, Aug. 13.
American, British paratroopers conduct joint exercise
Capitalizing on more than a decade of combined-U.S. and United Kingdom operations experience gained throughout the War on Terror, the 82nd Airborne Division is now taking the next step to achieve interoperability with coalition partners in the future...
Remembering the first jumpers
Each year, National Airborne Day is held to celebrate the first jumps from an aircraft by the U.S. Army Parachute Test Platoon at Fort Benning, Georgia, in 1940.
‘Geronimo’ paratroopers vie to become scouts
Their test: plot a notional enemy’s location on a map, move undetected through dense groves of pines to observe the enemy, draw a three-dimensional sector sketch and return to the start point in four-hour’s time to report everything they observed to ...
Equal Opportunity Leaders’ Course
More than 40 stood by as racist and offensive statements were used against one of their peers. One Soldier, a female sergeant, had the courage to speak up. She challenged the authority within the room, but instead of speaking out to support her, the ...
Never a dull moment for enlisted aide
While some may think an enlisted aide position is a 'hey you', or a 'volun-told' assignment, it’s a hard-earned position that provides support and assistance to an assigned General Officer in fulfilling his duties.
Fort Bragg Garrison welcomes new deputy commander
The journey has been a long one for Justin Mitchell, but after various assignments and years of experience, Mitchell arrived at Fort Bragg in June to take over reins as the post’s new deputy garrison commander.
Airborne paratroopers conduct deployment readiness exercise
The 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division executed an emergency deployment readiness exercise July 14 to 18, that culminated with the unit jumping into Eglin Air Force Base, and conducting ...
Parachutes dried by sunlight
By harnessing the power of the sun, the parachute drying towers have made a significant advancement towards more eco-friendly energy usage at Fort Bragg.
Breaking, dancing and changing lives
For Cindy Foley, it was time to change the mainstream idea of hip-hop culture. She came up with a plan, a program that not only teaches children the art of break dancing, but also the valuable lesson of culture and heritage.
Certifed Green Boot
The Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security’s DA School and TNET Facility has been certified as a Green Boot agency by Sustainable Fort Bragg.
Range maintenance teams make training possible
As Soldiers form up for morning physical training, another group of tanned and tireless workers meet at Fort Bragg Range Control to gather their equipment and supplies for the day. By the time Soldiers leave to conduct personal hygiene, that same wea...
Black Falcons fire “killer junior” tactics
In a rarely executed live fire training event on Fort Bragg’s Observation Post 13, paratroopers from the 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division employed their M119A3 howitzers in the “...
Disciples gather at historic church reunion
Hidden in a stand of majestic pines at the end of a dirt road in a far corner of Fort Bragg, Long Street Presbyterian Church stands as a testament to the Highland Scots who settled the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina and to their devout Christian ...
“I Was There” film workshop headed to Fort Bragg unit
The “I Was There” film workshop is scheduled to come to Fort Bragg, July 28 to 31 and is open and free to all veterans. It is slated to take place at the Corps Mission Support Element class room located at 2-1120 Macomb St.
Fort Bragg gets new police chief
On June 4, the Department of the Army Civilian Police for Fort Bragg appointed Chief Daniel Bjorklund as the post’s new police chief.
Army opens 33,000 jobs to women
Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh signed a directive authorizing more opportunities for women to serve in a wider range of roles within the Army.
Retired military working dog finds home
Veteran comrades who deployed twice from Germany to Afghanistan reunited at Raleigh-Durham International Airport June 19, when retired military working dog, Iras, arrived to meet Staff Sgt. Andrew Wolf.
MPs win top honors at NCO/SOY Competition
Sgt. 1st Class Cameron Abbott and Spc. Michael McCollett, representing the 16th Military Police Brigade, were recognized as the XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year 2014, at McKellar’s Lodge.
President Obama presents awards to servicemembers
NC-Cultural Support Team members assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Group Support Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) recently received awards from President Barack Obama for their bravery and actions in combat.
Pope Airmen undertake 4th Annual Erwin Wilderness Challenge
Dozens of Airmen from the 440th and 43rd Airlift Wings participated in the 4th Annual Erwin Wilderness Challenge triathlon and 5K in Erwin, North Carolina, June 7. The triathlon consisted of an 8-mile bike ride, a 10-mile kayak voyage down the Cape ...
Airborne Museum war exhibit upgraded
On June 27, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum will host a ceremony celebrating the opening of Medal of Honor recipient Cpl. Rudy Hernandez exhibit.
While the exhibit details the life of Hernandez, an American hero, Jim Bartlinski, mu...
Ryan takes command of 2nd Brigade Combat Team
Paratroopers, friends and Families witnessed the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division colors pass to Col. Joseph A. Ryan during an assumption of command ceremony at Pike Field on Fort Bragg, June 12.
Legion Brigade welcomes new leaders
Formations of the 44th Medical Brigade arrayed across the Main Post Parade Field June 12, with all the pomp of a Roman legion to welcome a new command team and bid farewell to their leadership of the past two years.
Wendt takes command of Special Warfare Center and School
Taking Command: Maj. Gen. Charles T. Cleveland, commander, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, passes the guidon of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center School to Brig. Gen. Eric P. Wendt, the incoming commander, after receiving it ...
New commander brings his vision to WAMC
Col. Ron Stephens has a vision.
As the newly named commander of Fort Bragg’s Womack Army Medical Center, Stephens’ used a triplet of keywords to spotlight his intended priorities for the hospital — quality, commitment and transparency.
White Devil Soldier displays competence under fire
Pfc. Wesley Dimmick, a Two Rivers, Wis., native who serves as a mortarman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, examines a bore site for accuracy on a 60mm mortar system ...
Afghan Border Police spearhead weapon search
Soldiers of 3rd Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, pull security in the Nawa Valley, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 25. Their presence in the valley was in support of the Afghan Border P...
Wounded Soldiers leave Afghanistan on their own terms
Deployed servicemembers often fantasize about the end of their combat tours, when they pack their bags and walk aboard the aircraft that will take them to loved ones back home. However, combat often comes with a price and not everyone gets to return ...