Hop into Easter celebration Hop into Easter celebration April 17, 2014

About 2000 people attended the event that featured face painting, games, a teen flashlight hunt and various community vendors.

 

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Safety tips for long, hot summer months Safety tips for long, hot summer months April 17, 2014

Gary Ballew has spent his adult life either as a Soldier, firefighter or as safety manager for the XVIII Airborne Corps Safety Office.

 

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Fort Bragg patrons invited to Hogwarts Fort Bragg patrons  invited to Hogwarts April 17, 2014

All Department of Defense ID card holders are invited to enjoy free movies at Throckmorton Library during spring break for Fort Bragg schools.

 

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Help available for household duties April 17, 2014

Life these days is extremely busy and there’s one more thing on the list of things to do, cleaning, that makes it a bit more hectic.  

 

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Communications-Electronics Command unleashes the dragon Communications-Electronics Command unleashes the dragon April 17, 2014

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. — Dragon University, the Communications-Electronics Command’s newest Signal University, unofficially opened its doors to students on April 1, at Fort Bragg. 

 

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Rocking to the beat of the band Rocking to the beat of the band April 10, 2014

There wasn’t a clear patch of lawn outside Shughart Elementary and Middle schools on April 3. Instead, it was packed front to back with hundreds of enthusiastic students. Strains of  “We will rock you” from the middle school band brought on a wave of foot stomping and hand clapping. 

 

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Gold Star Spouses appreciated Gold Star Spouses appreciated April 10, 2014

Armies Army, Buffalo Wild Wings and Maj. Gen. K. K. Chinn, the rear detachment commander of XVIII Airborne Corps took time out to appreciate the Gold Star Spouses Saturday at the Spa Fitness and Wellness Center at Bordeaux in Fayetteville.

 

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Pet of the Week: Fanta and Princess Pet of the Week: Fanta and Princess April 10, 2014

The Fort Bragg Animal Shelter is not a no-kill shelter. If these pets are not placed in homes, they will be euthanized. 

 

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Five ways to be sustainable and improve your health Five ways to be sustainable and improve your health April 10, 2014

When you go green, you enhance not only the health of Mother Nature, you enhance your personal health as well.

 

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Take the Upcycle challenge April 10, 2014

Can you reduce, reuse and Upcycle? Take Sustainable Fort Bragg’s Upcycle Challenge.

 

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From maneuver to melody: a falcon in the chorus From maneuver to melody: a falcon in the chorus April 10, 2014

As he bent to sing to the crowd, a roar of cheers erupted from the audience. A smooth, soothing voice with a bit of a country accent filled the arena. The young sergeant stood with the microphone firmly in his hand. He was dressed in his fitted uniform decorated with ribbons and medals, his shiny black jump boots on his feet, and a maroon beret on his head. The paratrooper, with a smile on his face and the spotlight shining on him as he serenaded the crowd of the Carolina Hurricanes hockey fans with the song, “Stand By Me,” was Sgt. Jonathon Melton, an infantryman with the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. Joining the All-American Chorus has given him the chance to do for the Army what he has enjoyed doing most of his life.

 

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Women urged to maintain good eye health, check-ups April 10, 2014

Women are often responsible for taking care of their Family’s health concerns but often neglect their own health, including the health of their eyes. Did you know that women account for two-thirds of people in the world affected by visual impairments and blindness even though they represent only 53 percent of the population? 

 

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Farmer’s markets benefit more than your taste buds Farmer’s markets benefit more than your taste buds  April 10, 2014

On a typical spring Saturday morning, the Fayetteville Farmer’s Market is bustling with vendors. From local produce to handmade soaps, pottery and carpentry, the farmer’s market takes customers back to a day when imports didn’t exist. 

 

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Help! Where are the kids I raised? April 10, 2014

They shadowed me like little lambs.  To me, they, and all who knew us, were total daddy’s girls. Despite tantrums, whining, and other irritations, I found fathering relatively easy, loads of fun and immensely fulfilling. 

 

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Take spring cleaning to the next level Take spring cleaning to the next level April 10, 2014

Spring is here. Just as Mother Nature renews the environment, you may be ready to refresh your home. Stay “green” while you spring clean with some simple, sustainable ideas.

 

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History in bloom for Arbor Day at division museum April 10, 2014

On the morning of March 20 in a tree line along Ardennes Street, a chorus of twittering birds was punctuated by the percussion of artillery fire – a fitting score for the first day of spring on a military installation. To further herald the season, the Fort Bragg Environmental Division, the Fort Bragg Arbor Board and Sustainable Fort Bragg observed North Carolina Arbor Day. Amid a sea of blooming pear trees, longleaf pines and vintage aircraft, the partner agencies installed a pansy redbud at the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum.

 

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NBA; woman of character, courage, commitment NBA; woman of character, courage, commitment April 03, 2014

One would hardly expect a National Basketball Association vice president to deliver the keynote address the Team Bragg Women’s History Month observance hosted by 16th Military Police Brigade Equal Opportunity Office at All American Chapel, March 28. 

 

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Walk Awhile in Her Shoes Walk Awhile in Her Shoes April 03, 2014

On March 28, some representatives from the Fort Bragg Sexual Harassment Awareness Response Program joined to support the Fayetteville Rape Crisis Center in the “Walk Awhile in Her Shoes” event.

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Earth Day clothing swap April 03, 2014

Want to reduce waste and look fabulous, too? Are you clearing space in your closet for new fashions? Don’t shop! Swap! Trade gently-used clothing for new (to you) pieces at the inaugural Earth Day Clothing Swap.

 

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The benefits of local produce The benefits of local produce April 03, 2014

There is a certain nostalgia to buying produce from a local vendor. 

The scent of vine ripe tomatoes, the crispy freshness of kale and collard greens are all signature to vendor’s stands at a spring farmer’s market. 

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There’s help for substance abuse There’s help for substance abuse April 03, 2014

Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, the Fort Bragg Army Substance Abuse Program encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. 

 

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Teaching, nurturing great ways to enhance children April 03, 2014

The definition of nurturing is to feed and protect; to support and encourage during the period of development; to bring up; train or educate. 

 

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The day of the All Women’s Jump The day of the All Women’s Jump March 27, 2014

Illuminated by orange streetlights, a group of paratroopers huddled below the mock doors outside the 16th Military Police Brigade. It was 6 a.m., Tuesday, and the wind was sharp with freezing rain. A few Soldiers glanced tentatively up at the cloudy sky. 

 

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Stronger marriages, one couple at a time Stronger marriages, one couple at a time March 27, 2014

The scent of pastries and coffee wafted out of the Watters Center on March 14. Couples milled around gift-bag laden tables, clearly curious about the six hours before them. 

 

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Pet of the Week: Maggie and Coco Pet of the Week: Maggie and Coco March 27, 2014

The Fort Bragg Animal Shelter is not a no-kill shelter. If these pets are not placed in homes, they will be euthanized. 

 

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Operation At Ease keeps giving back to Soldiers March 27, 2014

A short drive from the hard-hitting ranges of Fort Bragg sits the scenic coastal community of Saint James Plantation.  With four upscale golf courses, an on- site marina, a harbor-side marketplace, a lakefront amphitheater, a beach front facility on the ocean and premier athletic clubs, this close-knit community offers the best of southern living.

 

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Army spouses receive executive training at Fort Bragg Army spouses receive  executive training at Fort Bragg March 27, 2014

“The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining,” said President John F. Kennedy at his 1962 State of the Union address. This quote was an apt start to the four-hour, Executive Resilience and Performance Course given to Army senior leaders’ spouses at Fort Bragg March 10 and 11. 

 

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Protect Families from daycare acquired illnesses March 27, 2014

The development of vaccines such as measles, mumps, rubella and varicella immunizations have virtually eliminated these diseases in daycare children. 

 

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Army Wife Network registration event opens April 3, 4 March 27, 2014

An event filled with friendship, laughter, prizes, advice and self-discovery is coming April 3 and 4 to Fort Bragg. Corvias Military Living is proud to partner with Army Wife Network, a multi-media resource site for Army spouses, to bring the Field Exercise™: Battle Buddies to Fort Bragg’s military spouses.

 

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POVs versus tactical vehicles: A no-win situation POVs versus tactical vehicles: A no-win situation March 27, 2014

As the weather turns warm, the speed of drivers on post roads tends to increase.

 

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Nutrition Festival uses puppets, fun to teach Nutrition Festival uses puppets, fun to teach March 20, 2014

Tolson Youth Activities Center opened its doors for the Nutrition Fest March 13 for children from Fort Bragg’s child development centers.

 

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The right tree at the right place The right tree at the right place March 20, 2014

Early spring is considered the ideal time to plant trees in the Sandhills of North Carolina. If you’ll be welcoming the new season by planting a tree, there are several factors to consider.

 

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Pet of the Week: Andy and Steve Pet of the Week: Andy and Steve March 20, 2014

The Fort Bragg Animal Shelter is not a no-kill shelter. If these pets are not placed in homes, they will be euthanized. 

 

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Fort Sumter hiring for summer, Youth Conservation Corps March 20, 2014

SULLIVAN’S ISLAND, S.C. — Are you a teenager looking for a challenging summer job? If so, you may be interested in working as a member of the Youth Conservation Corps at Fort Sumter National Monument. The YCC was established by Public Law 93-408 as a summer employment program for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 18 who work, learn and earn together on projects that further the development and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

 

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Former archaeologist, Army intelligence analyst to publish first book Former archaeologist, Army intelligence analyst to publish first book March 13, 2014

The narratives of past civilizations are written by the generations who follow. Every individual narrative, however, is owned in the present; it is crafted by way of the decisions they make and the connections they cultivate.

 

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Transportation assistant takes on challenge of position Transportation assistant  takes on challenge of position March 13, 2014

Womack Army Medical Center uses 103 vehicles to complete its mission. The vehicles are used for everything from emergency situation support to hauling and troop transport. And to John Turner, transportation assistant, every single one of the vehicles is vital to completing the job.

 

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Lost and found: Tenacity and technology lead dog home Lost and found: Tenacity and technology lead dog home March 13, 2014

Due to the kindness of a stranger and some smart sleuthing by a U.S. Army Public Health Command veterinarian, Bear, a black Australian shepherd dog, is back home with an Army veteran and his family.

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Army Safe Spring Campaign now live online March 13, 2014

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the annual Army Safe Spring Campaign online March 1, providing leaders and Soldiers easy access to seasonal safety materials.

 

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An apple a day provides many health benefits An apple a day provides many health benefits March 13, 2014

There are so many wonderful benefits from eating apples. We have heard, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This could be a true statement. There are different varieties of apples:  Red Delicious Apples, Golden Delicious Apples, Green Apples, Fuji Apples, Granny Smith Apples, and the McIntosh Apples, just to name a few. The health benefits of eating apples are overwhelming.  What can this delicious fruit do for our bodies? Plenty. Eating an apple a day can help prevent serious diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, eye disease, cancer, and more. 

 

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Post-wide call for plasma donors to meet demands Post-wide call for plasma donors to meet demands March 13, 2014

The Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center is in need  of male donors, 175 pounds or more, with the blood type of A, B and AB to donate plasma.  Please call the Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center at 396-9925 if you would like to be pre-screened over the phone. 

 

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Pet of the Week: Harley Pet of the Week: Harley March 13, 2014

The Fort Bragg Animal Shelter is not a no-kill shelter. If these pets are not placed in homes, they will be euthanized. 

 

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Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss March 06, 2014

Read Across America Day at Holbrook Elementary School. 

 

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Pets of the week Pets of the week March 06, 2014

 Ladybird and Dice

 

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Is it possible to eat right on a budget? Is it possible to eat right on a budget? March 06, 2014

Have you given up on eating healthy because you feel like it costs too much? Are you not sure how to save money while at the grocery store?

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Adequate sleep brings benefits for a lifetime Adequate sleep brings benefits for a lifetime March 06, 2014

The brain stays active during sleep performing activities that allow a person to feel rested and energetic, learn, and make memories. Sufficient sleep is followed by spontaneous awakening that leaves a person feeling refreshed and alert. Vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function optimally. Not getting enough sleep can be dangerous to mental and physical health. In fact, having adequate sleep is so important that it is an element of the Army’s “Performance Triad,” the idea that we all need a balance of sleep, activity and nutrition to lead a healthy lifestyle.

 

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Bath salts: what’s in a name? Bath salts: what’s in a name? March 06, 2014

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Bath salts, not the Epsom salts for bath water, but the synthetic stimulant street drug — have many names including “Bloom,” “Blue Silk,” “Cloud Nine,” “Hurricane Charlie,” “Ivory Wave,” “Lunar Wave,” “Scarface,” “Vanilla Sky,” “White Lightning,” “Zoom” and others.

 

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Womack to hold ‘Fight the Enemy’ video competition March 06, 2014

Tobacco free living is not only avoiding the use of all tobacco products but also living free from second hand smoke exposure. Tobacco use in the Army has become a high-profile issue because of its negative impact on Soldiers ability to accomplish the mission. This is the reason tobacco cessation is a major component of the Army Surgeon General’s Performance Triad and the Department of Defense goal for tobacco free installations by 2020. 

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Flag flown for fallen hero Flag flown for fallen hero February 27, 2014

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The various sounds of the airfield whirl with a sort of rhythmic chaos as Air Force flight crews keep everything in order preparing aircraft for flight. 

 

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Pet of the Week: Harley Pet of the Week: Harley February 27, 2014

This male, bluetick hound mix is available for adoption at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Harley is estimated to be around a year old.

 

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‘Use by?’ ‘Sell by?’ Is my food still safe to eat? ‘Use by?’ ‘Sell by?’ Is my food still safe to eat? February 27, 2014

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 what should be more defined is, whether the term relates to economics or food safety.

 

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