Paratroopers train for personal security detail
A scout platoon from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted high risk personnel training, Oct. 17 through Oct. 24, at various locations throughout Fort Bragg.
Community Spotlight- Sweet Success
U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, right and Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto, second from left, both of the XVIII Airborne Corps, join senior leaders from the NATO Rapid Deployment Corps - Turkey in a cake cutting ceremony honoring Oct.17, as part of...
Fort Bragg women take first in 29th Army Ten-Miler
WASHINGTON — The Fort Bragg Women’s Army Ten-Miler team, led by Emily Potter’s time of 57:51, finished in first place to take home the Commander’s cup as the top Active Duty Women’s Division team in the 29th annual Army Ten-Miler in Washington, Sunda...
Breast Cancer Awareness
More than 60 female Soldiers assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade stretch after completing a two-mile run Thursday morning. The Soldiers all chose to wear pink T-shirts in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is observed annually durin...
Practice fire safety for a safe Halloween
It’s time to start planning for Halloween and by planning ahead, your events can be scary, fun and fire safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association nearly 1,000 home structure fires occur each year due to Halloween decorations. These ...
Steps to a spooky, safe Halloween
Green leaves are turning to shades of crimson and amber. Evenings are growing crisp and cool. Jack-o-lanterns are appearing on front porches. Halloween is near.
Fort Bragg graduates first air assault school class
With the Fort Bragg Air Assault School officially open for business, Fort Bragg, historically known as the home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces, may soon be welcoming a new addition to the household.
Some federal employees furloughed at Fort Bragg
Because of the absence of available appropriations, Fort Bragg furloughed about 38 percent, or 2,500 persons, of its garrison work force at noon, Monday. Overall, about 50 percent of the more than 14,500 Department of Defense civilian employees on Fo...
Corps to deploy to Afghanistan
The Department of Defense announced Tuesday that the XVIII Airborne Corps will deploy in late January 2014, as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan, replacing III Corps from Fort Hood, Texas.
Positive actions could deter youth violence
Violence among young people is one of the most visible forms of violence in our society. Turn on the news or open a news article, there are daily examples of gang violence, violence in schools, or reports of bullying.
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Sustainment Brigade participated in the unit’s annual Provider Week activities from Sept. 9 to 13. During the week, Soldiers enjoyed various social and sporting events to celebrate the spirit of the sustainment brigade.
Remembering 9-11 - Donors roll up their sleeves
In remembrance of 9/11, a steady stream of donors at the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center stopped by to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. Some of the Soldiers, Airmen and their Family members were first-time donors while others were regular donors...
Corps celebrates birthday with run
With clear, blue skies and a beautiful sunrise across the airborne horizon, the XVIII Airborne Corps celebrated its 69th birthday with a corps-wide run on Fort Bragg, Sept. 6.
From Bragg to the Soldier Show
During deployment, Spc. Joshua Theno was referred to as the 99X, or Army Magician. Working on his tricks for years, he entertained not only his fellow Soldiers, but also at veteran’s hospitals and children’s birthday parties. It was during his deploy...
Civil affairs Soldier stands for good cause
“I’m not the epitome of what ‘Army’ looks like. I’m four foot eleven inches. It’s almost entertaining to me,” said Maj. Dena DeLucia, a civil affairs officer with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). “Everyone...
White Falcons attend dedication ceremony to fallen comrade
Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, attended the David E. Hickman Plaza Naming and Dedication Ceremony at 301 W. Market Street, in Greensboro, Aug. 16. Hickman, a White...
Women’s Equality Day ceremony held
With the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, women gained the right to vote, a theme celebrated this year at the Women’s Equality Day Observance, held Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg Club.
Corsairs stays one step ahead of the game
Being “America’s Guard of Honor” isn’t all about ceremonial perfection for the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. The reality is that it requires long hours of field training so the division can be ready to deploy troops in a matter of hours...
First Team brothers-in-arms provide medical outreach
Col. (Dr.) Niel Johnson, a Family medicine physician and command surgeon, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, could have spent his yearly vacation performing with his barbershop quartet this winter at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Museum continues to educate, inspire
For 13 years, the Airborne and Special Operations Museum has served the Fayetteville area, educating visitors about the Army’s airborne history.
Grey Falcons kick off first Kids Day
Bright-colored shirts and excited voices brought a cheerful ambiance to an otherwise grey, drizzly day at Towle Stadium field. Children of varied ages played as they waited for the planned activities to start. Lines formed behind tables on one side o...
Medics train with Lakota
FORT POLK, La. — Heat can be deadly and those training at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana feel the effects daily.
Sponsorship program, a major asset for Soldiers, Families
The Army’s sponsorship program is a key asset for Soldiers and their Families when transitioning from one location to another. Being involved in the program allows for a smoother transition and creates an atmosphere that makes the new station seem li...
FORSCOM names Soldier, NCO of the year
After a week-long competition in which 16 Soldiers and noncommissioned officers competed for the title of 2013 United States Army Forces Command’s Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, the winners were announced at Fort Bragg, July 25.