FORT BRAGG NEWS

From college student, to Soldier, now U.S. Army FORSCOM Best Warrior 2019

Story by SGT Andrew McNeil on 09/17/2019 FORT BRAGG, N.C. The sun cut through the leafy canopy of a North Carolina wood line illuminating a map on the ground. It was made with lines in the dirt, sticks and other scraps. A spent smoke grenade represented the building where a
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Fort Bragg hosts combatives tournament

Story by SGT Brian Micheliche on 09/17/2019 FORT BRAGG, N.C. Fighters came prepared to punch, kick and grapple their way into 1st place at the Fort Bragg Combatives tournament here Aug. 28 29 at Funk Physical Fitness Center. The Fort Bragg Combatives School hosts regular tournaments as a way to
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Photo Essay: 2016 C-17 Globemaster III dirt airstrip ops at Fort McCoy

Story by Scott Sturkol on 09/16/2019 A C-17 Globemaster III with the 437th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston, S.C., landed and took off June 23, 2016, from Young Air Assault Strip on Fort McCoy's South Post. The C-17 picked up service members with the Joint Communications Unit of Fort
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XVIII Airborne Corps returns to North Carolina after year-long Middle East deployment

Story by PV2 Daniel Alkana on 09/15/2019 The XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters landed back at Fort Bragg Sept. 15, 2019, fresh off a more than year-long deployment to Iraq and Kuwait. The Corps' command team of Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera and Command Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Albertson, along with
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Bragg held maternity fair Saturday: Hundreds and a surprise baby in attendance

Story by Patricia Beal on 09/14/2019 WOMACK ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, FORT BRAGG, N.C. More than 300 pregnant women, soon-to-be dads, parents of infants, and those planning on having a baby soon participated in Saturday's semiannual Fort Bragg Maternity Fair. Beneficiaries learned about having a baby at WAMC, infant care and
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U.S. Army Reserve Veterinarian Provides Realistic Civil Affairs Training at Genesee Country Village and Museum

Story by MAJ Carter Langston on 09/13/2019 The Army veterinarian at the Genesee Country Village and Museum on Sat., Sept. 7 would not vaccinate the sheep, nor would he provide any clinical diagnoses. Instead, he informed a group of U.S. Army Reserve Civil Affairs Soldiers how essential their assistance i
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82nd Combat Aviation Brigade trains on new range

Story by SPC Justin Stafford on 09/13/2019 U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade took to the sky and engaged targets above the installation's newest aerial gunnery range on Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 12, 2019. The $45 million range, which opened earlier this year, is the newest
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Commanding general of 82nd Airborne touts Integrated Tactical Network

Story by Bryan Gatchell on 09/12/2019 FORT BENNING, Ga. The commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division described the forthcoming Integrated Tactical Network (ITN) to Army leadership on the final day of the Maneuver Warfighter Conference here Sept. 12. Maj. Gen. James Mingus related the crucial nature of an integrated
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Combatives tournament seen as more than just fighting

Story by SFC Chad Menegay on 09/12/2019 "The combatives tournament is a leadership training event," said retired Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who invented the Modern Army Combatives Program. Its students attentively and safely attempt to influence one another to submission with a choke or
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Afghanistan District reflects on 9/11 while currently serving

Story by Cheryl Moore on 09/12/2019 The USACE Afghanistan District is comprised of Civilian Civil Service employees, U. S. Army Active Duty members, and contractors. Active duty personnel receive orders to come and serve, while the civilian personnel are an all-volunteer workforce. All come together to continue and hopefully complete
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Health officials warn of vaping dangers as death, illness toll rises across nation

Story by Eric Pilgrim on 09/05/2019 The nation's leading health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Federal Drug Administration have taken notice to what many are describing as a growing epidemic of vaping-related deaths and illnesses. One death involved an unidentified Oregon resident, who was rushed to the
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