AAFESThe Fort Bragg Army and Air Force Exchange Service provides authorized patrons a variety of retail and entertainment opportunities across the installation include main exchanges, Shoppettes, gas stations, coffee shops, dining establishments and car care facilities.
The AAFES Reel-Time Pope Theater is located at Pope Field 372 Virgin St.
Call: 9910) 960-9660 for upcoming movie listing. Web listing; www.aafes.com. Starting Sept. 24, 2011 movie showings will be on weekends only.
For more information, visit the Fort Bragg AAFES website at www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeLocations/FtBraggStore.htm
American Red CrossThe Red Cross isn’t just who you go to in times of need, the Red Cross is there for service members and their Families all the time. We have lots of programs to get involved with or that you may be benefited by, so take some time and come by one of our offices and find out how we can serve you. There are two ARC offices on post; the headquarters office located in Building 1-1139 on the corner of Macomb and Hamilton and an office located in Womack Army Medical Center on the ground floor across from Weaver Auditorium. You can reach the Macomb Street office at (910) 396-1231 and the WAMC Red Cross office at (910) 907-7124.
One of the services the Red Cross offers is keeping Families in touch with service members during times of crisis. The Red Cross uses the latest technology to transmit messages to service members at home and abroad about anything from a serious illness to the birth of a new child. It is important for Family members sending emergency messages to have the following information (your service member’s): full name, rank, social security number, date of birth, unit, complete mailing address to include any contact phone numbers, such as a rear detachment or duty phone number. This information will make finding your service member and delivering their message much easier. The number to call to initiate an emergency communications is (877) 272-7337.
The American Red Cross is primarily a volunteer-led organization. We currently have close to 500 volunteers all around the Fort Bragg community who serve 50,000+ hours annually. No matter what your talents are, we can find a place for you to volunteer. Some volunteer opportunities include: our hospital outreach, Wounded Warrior outreach, Green Ramp, case work, special events, leadership, fund raising, office administration, etc. For more information about becoming an American Red Cross volunteer, please call (910) 396-1231.
Classes in CPR, first aid, baby-sitting and water safety are available through the Highlands Chapter of the Red Cross. You can reach them at (910) 867-8151 to find out times and locations of classes.
The American Red Cross does not receive government funding and is financed by voluntary contributions, such as the Combined Federal Campaign and direct donations.
BOSSWith over 29,000 single service members on Fort Bragg we have one of the largest BOSS programs in the entire Army. Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers is founded on three pillars designed boost morale for the Army’s many unmarried or unaccompanied troops.
• Recreation & Leisure
Fort Bragg BOSS strives to provide our single Soldiers with a social calendar jam-packed with exciting events and trips at little or no cost to them. The BOSS program is a great place to get plugged in at Fort Bragg and meet lots of other Soldiers in a fun, safe and positive environment.
• Community Service
BOSS volunteering efforts are not only an opportunity for Soldiers to serve others within their post and surrounding community, but they are an excellent avenue for making friends, feeling a part of something fun and meaningful, and developing leadership skills invaluable to a Soldier’s Army career. Single Soldiers may also qualify for the Volunteer Service Medal by volunteering with the BOSS program.
• Quality of Life (QOL)
QOL issues are those things that can directly or indirectly influence Soldiers’ morale, motivation, living environment, or personal growth and development. BOSS supports the chain of command by identifying QOL issues and concerns of single Soldiers along with recommendations for improvement.
It is the goal of the Fort Bragg BOSS Team for our program to live up to its name. We want to make our BOSS program “something to Bragg” about by providing the best opportunities for our single Soldiers. The Installation BOSS office is located at Building 8-6454 Butner Road (First Citizen’s Bank building). The BOSS Team can be reached at (910) 396-7751 or (910) 309-2966.
Civilian Personnel Advisory CenterThe Fort Bragg Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) is located on Macomb Street, Building 2-1105, Stack D, with signs posted in front and in back of the building. Office hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Job Information Center for both Appropriated (AF) and Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) positions is located inside the back door and is the first office on the left. The Job Information Center telephone numbers are (910) 907-4573 (AF) or (910) 396-8933 (NAF). Information and application processes for both Appropriated Fund and Non- Appropriated Fund vacancies can be found online at http://www.armycivilianservice.com.
The Fort Bragg CPAC provides services to more than 7,000 civilians who occupy positions in offices, maintenance shops, ranges, medical and dental clinics, hospital, airfield, club systems and many other areas on the installation. The number of civilian employees will continue to increase as BRAC units move on the installation in the next two years.
The mission of the CPAC is to recruit, develop, and sustain a professional civilian workforce through effective, efficient, and responsive human resource products and advisory services. We provide administrative services such as issuing job announcements, rating applications, processing personnel actions, advising unit and activity managers, recruitment, placement, classification, labor relations, employee benefits, awards, and other types of personnel management-related issues for both appropriated and non-appropriated fund positions. Employment practices are based solely on merit and fitness without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin or any other non-merit factor.
The CPAC home page on the internet is located at www.bragg.army.mil. Information on employment opportunities and MYBiz/MYworkplace is located at the CPOL (Civilian Personnel On Line) website at: www.acpol.army.mil.
Management Employee RelationsThe mission of the Management Employee Relations Division is to promote good relations between management, employees and labor organizations in an effort to provide a positive work atmosphere leading to optimum productivity and employee satisfaction. This is accomplished through advice and assistance provided to the civilian workforce concerning grievances, disciplinary actions, appeals, negotiated agreements and personnel matters relating to employment conditions.
The office is located in Building 2-1114 on the corner of Jackson and Macomb streets. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please call (910) 396-8905 or (910) 396-6122.
CommisaryThe Fort Bragg Commissary System has two stores, the Fort Bragg South Post Commissary, located at the William G. Hefner Shopping Plaza at Reilly Street and Canopy Lane, and the North Post Commissary, located at the corner of Butner Road and Souter Place.
The South Post Commissary shares the mall with the AAFES exchange, food court and First Citizens Bank and is open seven days a week,
9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Early Bird shopping for 15 items or less is open to our customers from 7:30 to
9 a.m. daily at the self-checkout only. For more information, call (910) 436-2487.
The North Post Commissary, located at the corner of Butner Road and Bragg Boulevard, is almost as large as its newest sister store. It is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Handicap and Early Bird shopping runs from 7:30 to 9 a.m. For more information, call (910) 396-2104.
Credit UnionsFort Bragg has several credit union locations, for Soldiers and DoD civilians. The credit unions offer substantial dividends on saving and low interest rates on loans. The “once a member, always a member” concept applies to both credit unions.
Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union is open to active duty, reserve and retired military, anyone who regularly works on Fort Bragg, AUSA members of the Braxton-Bragg chapter, as well as their Family members and dependents.
Their membership is now open to most civilian residents of Cumberland County also. Branch locations include 4020 Bastogne Drive and 4172 Hefner Drive, both on Fort Bragg. The Fayetteville branches are located at 1638 Skibo Road, 6300 Ramsey St. and 7840 Raeford Road. Contact any branch at (910) 864-2232 or visit their website at http://www.fortbraggfcu.org. Branches are open Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Friday and military paydays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drive-thru service is open paydays, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Over 30 automated teller machines are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the post and in Fayetteville with free service to members using a Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union card.
Bragg Mutual Federal Credit Union is open to civilian service employees, nonappropriated fund employees and their Families. Contractors and employees of contractors and military Soldiers at Fort Bragg are welcome. Branch locations are located at 219 N. Main St., Spring Lake; 2917 Village Drive R. C. Williams Building, Fayetteville and 5770 Rockfish Road, Hope Mills. Contact the main office, at (910) 488-3515.
Office hours are Monday through Friday,
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Village Drive office is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. and Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Spring Lake office is also open Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Defense Reutilization & MarketingThe Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office supports units on Fort Bragg in the disposal of surplus property. Authorized recipients may withdraw needed items of surplus property and scrap.
Surplus property is offered for sale to the general public through national sales.
Information and catalogues listing surplus property for sale are available at the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office, Building
J-1334, Knox Street. For DoD reutilization of property, call (910) 396-5585. For sales information, call (910) 396-5222.
Equal Employment OpportunityThe Equal Employment Opportunity Officer advises and assists the commander and staff on matters pertaining to the Federal Civilian Equal Employment Opportunity Program. The Equal Employment Opportunity Office monitors the civilian workforce to ensure compliance with Title VII law to eliminate discrimination. The EEO Officer supervises the implementation and management of the Special Emphasis Program, the Individuals with Disabilities Program, the Discrimination Complaint Program, Compliance and Program Services, and provides EEO training and education to managers, supervisors and employees.
The EEO staff provides administrative support to the Department of Defense, Civilian Personnel Management Service, Investigation and Resolutions Division and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The EEO office is located at 127 Jackson St., Building 2-1515. Hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (910) 396-5214 or (910) 396-4017.
Mission of EEOThe mission of the Equal Opportunity program is to formulate, direct and sustain a comprehensive effort to maximize human potential and to ensure fair treatment for all persons based solely on merit, fitness and capability in support of readiness. The EO philosophy is based on fairness, justice and equity. The goals of the program are to provide equal opportunity for military personnel and Family members, both on and off post and to create and sustain effective units by eliminating discriminatory behaviors or practices that undermine teamwork, mutual respect, loyalty and shared sacrifice of the men and women of America’s Military. Each brigade-size and larger unit on Fort Bragg has an assigned Equal Opportunity advisor. The XVIII Airborne Corps EO Office is located on the second floor of Building 2-1817 on the corner of Jackson and Woodruff streets. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (910) 396-2123 or (910) 396-3509.
Laundry ServicesThe Fort Bragg Laundry Service provides quality service to individual Soldiers at the lowest possible cost. The Post Laundry facility is located in Building 2-2055 at the corner of Sturgis and Woodruff Street. Operating hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all cash services/Food Handler Uniforms and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for organizational equipment and linen. For more information, call (910) 396-7143. Individual piece rate service is available at the laundry in lieu of payroll deduction bundle service. Next day service is available (drop off 9 a.m., pick up 4 p.m. next day) with a limit of four pieces and an additional cost; items turned in after 9 a.m. may not be ready the next day. Seventy-two hour service (no limit on number of pieces, family member clothing authorized) is provided, there are also three different 16 piece bundle options in which items can be turned-in and they range from $16 to $24. The laundry is a contractor-owned, contractor-operated facility and customers must pay in cash at time of turn-in. ID card is required to pick up items.
Legal AssistanceThe Legal Assistance Office can help Soldiers, Family members and retirees in matters relating to adoption, name change, consumer rights, military administrative issues, domestic relations, civil suits, wills, power of attorney, realty and personal property laws, immigration procedures and taxes.
The XVIII Airborne Corps office services all Soldiers, Family members and retirees except those assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.
The Corps office is at Building 2-1133 on the corner of Macomb and Armistead Streets. For more information, call (910) 396-6113. The 82nd Airborne Division Legal Services Center
is in Building C-7417, Gavin Hall next to Division Headquarters. For more information, call (910) 432-0195.
Fort Bragg’s new courthouse is located next to the Davis Dental Clinic at 4-1843 Normandy St. The 12,000 square foot facility includes a court room, judge’s chambers, a media filing room and office spaces for staff members and defense and prosecution teams.
Intersection of Reilly and Bastogne
Phone: (910) 436-1100; Fax: (910) 436-0114
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
18th Human Resources Company, 82nd Sustainment Brigade
Location: Intersection of Macomb and Knox Streets
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday,
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Commissary Building
Phone: (910) 394-2828; Fax: (910) 436-0114
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 4:15 p.m.
Public AffairsThe Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office serves as the contact point for all local and national news media concerning the mission, Soldiers and civilians at Fort Bragg. The office serves more than 100 newspapers, radio and television stations in nearby communities.
The PAO produces the Paraglide, an unofficial civilian enterprise publication compiled by the Fort Bragg Public Affairs newspaper staff. One of the Army’s largest award-winning newspapers, the Paraglide is published weekly and is distributed every Thursday afternoon to Family housing units, day rooms, barracks, clubs, the Post Exchange, commissary and other locations off post. The paper is free to all members of the Fort Bragg community. For more information about the paper, call (910) 396-6991 or (910) 396-6817 or email at braggparaglide
Television-Bragg/TV, Channel 7, is a Fort Bragg cable access channel providing information and news for Army personnel, their Family members and DoD civilians.
Relations with the communities surrounding Fort Bragg are managed and orchestrated though the office’s Community Relations Officer, available at (910) 643-2741. The Public Affairs Office also manages the installation’s official social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and other content sharing sites.
The Fort Bragg Public Affairs Office is located in Building 2-1120, the corner of Jackson and Macomb streets. For more information, call (910) 396-5600 or (910) 396-5620 during duty hours. After duty hours, call (910) 309-2843. Email any time to email@example.com.
Religious ServicesTwelve chapels are available on post for Fort Bragg Soldiers and their Families, with fifteen other facilities used for worship services, including Gordon Elementary, Watters Center, 82nd Hall of Hero’s, Coffeehouse and Tolson Youth Center. A full range of activities is offered with schedules published weekly in chapel bulletins.
Chaplains are assigned to provide ministry for Soldiers and their Families in every unit.
The Watters Center for Family Life is located on the corner of Knox and Randolph streets. Named for the Medal of Honor recipient Chaplain Charles J. Watters, the center houses the Family Life Chaplain’s office and the Family Life Chaplain Training Center.
Fort Bragg’s Family Life chaplains provide Family wellness programs, marriage enrichment programs and marriage and Family counseling. Religious Education is located at Pope Chapel. Religious Education provides classes to help people of all ages and faiths grow in religious understanding, knowledge and service. Dedicated and skillful chaplains representing every major faith group are available to provide guidance toward spiritual fulfillment.
Catholic activities utilize Pope Chapel exclusively for RCIA, Sacramental preparation, Pre-Cana, Pre-Baptism, Prayer Services, Bible Study, MCCW and Youth Activities.
Buddhists meet at Pope Chapel the third Saturday of every month. Wiccan’s meet at the Watters Center.
Islamic services are held at the Soldier Support Center Chapel Annex #2.
Jewish services are held at Faith Chapel.
Call XVIII Airborne Corps and Garrison Chaplain at (910) 396-1122 or (910) 396-1121; Family Life Center at (910) 396-6564; and Religious Education at (910) 394-2677 or www.bragg.army.mil/Directorates/Chaplain.aspx.
CHAPLAIN’S HELP LINE
The Chaplain’s Help Line is a 24-hour telephone number for people who need crisis counseling and referral.
The Corps and Garrison Chaplain’s office handles calls during duty hours. After duty and weekend hours, call (910) 396-4357.
Retirement ServicesLocated in the Soldier Support Center, Building 4-2843 on Normandy Drive. The Installation Retirement Services Office provides services to active-duty Soldiers, retirees and their Family members through the Army Retirement Services Program.
Retirement Services assists Soldiers and their Families in making a smooth transition to civilian life. Soldiers who have submitted an application for retirement must attend a preretirement briefing between the time the application is submitted, and no less than 120 days before date of retirement or date of departure on transition leave.
The program is designed to continue to assist and orient Soldiers, retirees and their Families on rights, benefits and privileges. The program also establishes an effective channel of communication between the active Army and retired Soldiers.
Fort Bragg hosts an annual Retiree Appreciation Days each year which consist of a golf tournament, retiree appreciation dinner, special medical, dental screening and legal services that are provided to retirees and their Family members.
Our normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (910) 396-5304.
SchoolsRecognized by state and national education authorities, the Fort Bragg school system is designed to meet the unique needs of military children. Its mission is to prepare each student in a nurturing and academically challenging environment to meet the opportunities of an ever-changing society.
Fort Bragg schools operates twelve schools with grades ranging from Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. Approximately 5,200 students attend two primary schools (grades pre-K-2), one intermediate school (grades 3-5), seven elementary schools (grades pre-K-5) and two middle schools (grades 6-8). High school students residing on Fort Bragg attend Cumberland or Harnett County high schools. All of Fort Bragg schools are accredited by AdvancED.
To register a child in Fort Bragg schools, parents need the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, proof of housing on post and sponsor’s orders. Previously awarded the North Carolina Excellence in Education Award, the Early Childhood Program is available to Families with children turning 4 years old by Sept. 1. This program targets typically developing children through activities that emphasize social, emotional, cognitive and physical development.
To attend kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 of the enrollment year. Considerable effort is made within Fort Bragg schools to provide for the basic and exceptional needs of children. Special services are provided through the Special Education Program and when appropriate the Early Childhood Program. Each school has a cafeteria and employs a full-time certified nurse, media coordinator and special teachers for reading, art, music and physical education. An accredited guidance counselor and a Crisis Intervention Team are also assigned to each school to serve students, parents and teachers.
The Fort Bragg School Board is the chief advisory body to the schools’ superintendent. Parents are welcome to attend monthly board meetings which are usually held at 10 a.m. the first Thursday of the month. Parent and community involvement in Fort Bragg schools is considered a valued enhancement to student education. Schools are always seeking motivated volunteers and partnerships with local units and activities. For more information about volunteering or forming a partnership, contact a building principal.
For information about student placement from Prekindergarten through eighth grade, contact the Office of the Superintendent of Schools at (910) 907-0200. For grades 9 through 12, contact Cumberland or Harnett County Schools, depending on where you reside.
Families that reside off post attend schools in the county and school district in which the family reside. Students residing off post may not attend on-post schools unless the family will be moving to on-post housing within 90 school days.
Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, Moore and Lee County Schools educate the majority of Fort Bragg’s military-connected children residing off-post. There are a total of 164 schools within these counties. Most of the military Families live and attend school in Cumberland County.
To attend kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31st of the enrollment year. Enrollment requirements include a certified birth certificate, record of immunizations, health assessment (kindergarten only), proof of residency in the attendance area of enrolling school, copy of last report card/withdrawal documentation/transcript from previous school (first through 12th grade).
For more information about all local schools, please contact Fort Bragg School Support Services at (910) 432-1008, toll free at (866) 567-5899,
email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.fortbraggmwr.com/sls/sls.php.
Signal Network Enterprise CenterUnited States Army Signal Network Enterprise Center — Fort Bragg is chartered to direct, control, operate, maintain and defend the Enterprise Services, Global Network Enterprise Construct, at Fort Bragg. We support and enable mission readiness of Department of Army, Department of Defense and other Fort Bragg tenant activities, including organizations at satellite locations.
The NEC-Fort Bragg conducts daily operations to provide Enterprise Services support to senior mission and mission-support commanders as specified in Army Regulation 25-1 and other Information Management regulations
and directives, with special emphasis given to Enterprise Service support provided at the operational level.
Thrift ShopThe Bragg ’N Barn Thrift Shop accepts donations and takes articles for sale on consignment. All net profits are redistributed under the form of grants to organizations that promote social welfare and benefit our military community.
Shopping is open to the public. Consignment is reserved to DoD civilian/Military ID cardholders.
The shop is located in Building 2-2412 Woodruff Street.
Shopping hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Consignment hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon and alternating Friday and
Saturday by appointment only. For further consignment information check, www.fbthrift
shop.com or call (910) 907-4053.