Soldiers receive long-overdue Medals of Honor
WASHINGTON —Twenty-four U.S. Army veterans from three wars, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, received upgrades to the highest military decoration for uncommon bravery and gallantry at a White House ceremony March 18.
NEW KABUL COMPOUND, Afghanistan – In 2011, more than 2.4 million Afghan girls were attending school as reported by the Oxfam report. Under the Taliban, it is estimated that no more than 5,000 females attended schools.
SHARP facility focuses on victim’s needs
The Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program is a top priority for the Army. Great efforts are being made to continue to advance how these cases are addressed.
All American expressway access limited
Access to Fort Bragg through the All American Expressway will be interrupted from Friday at 9 p.m. to Monday at 4 a.m., as the N.C. Department of Transportation closes the roadway for construction crews to erect girders for the I-295 overpass.
'Use by' ‘Sell by’ Is my food still safe to eat
As consumers, we inevitably fall prey to the ambiguousness of the food labels placed on packaging by food manufacturers. The most commonly misunderstood labeling involves the terms, “Use by”, “Best if used by” and “Sell by.” Each term is sound, but w...
Soldiers, civilian bring home Olympic bronze
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia -— A former Soldier and an active-duty captain teamed with two civilians to win an Olympic bronze medal in four-man bobsleigh for Team USA on Sunday at the Sanki Sliding Center here.
XVIII Airborne Corps takes on ISAF Joint Command mission
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Service- members from the International Security Assistance Force and NATO troop contributing nations took part in a transfer of authority ceremony in which Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas commanding gener...
Fort Bragg celebrates Black History Month observance
“As a nation, our diversity is our greatest strength,” said Chris V. Rey, mayor of Spring Lake, N.C. and guest speaker at this year’s Fort Bragg Black History Month observance, Feb. 11, at the Fort Bragg Club.
SMA Challenges Team Bragg
Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III sat down with Team Bragg’s enlisted Soldiers this week for candid discussions about the challenges, changes and priorities for tomorrow’s Army. Chandler began each gathering the same way.
1st Theater Sustainment Command welcomes new leader
Soldiers of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command representing units from as far away as Egypt and Afghanistan welcomed Maj. Gen. Darrell Williams, incoming 1st TSC commanding general, and bid farewell to Maj. Gen. Kurt J. Stein, outgoing commanding ge...
Be prepared - Tax season is here
The Fort Bragg Tax Center will open Jan. 22, at 9 a.m. The Tax Center provides free tax preparation, electronic filing, and tax form distribution for federal and all state tax returns.
Soldiers taking care of Soldiers
“I’m not finished having fun yet,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, previously the Installation Management Command senior enlisted advisor. “I love what I’m doing.”
Honoring a fallen hero
On Dec. 21, 2013, the world lost a hero. Cpl. Rodolfo “Rudy” Hernandez, recipient of the Medal of Honor, died at Womack Army Medical Center at the age of 82.
Tim Kennedy teaches takedowns to Fort Bragg Soldiers
Wrapping up the first day of the 2013 Fort Bragg Army Combatives Championship Invitational, Soldiers and Families crowded into the 82nd Airborne Division’s Combatives and Advanced Tactics School for a free seminar with Ultimate Fighting Championship ...
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...