Honoring bravery Honoring bravery April 17, 2014

Forty-six Airmen from the 21st Special Tactics Squadron received 112 awards and decorations at a ceremony on Pope Field, April 11. Among the medals awarded during the ceremony were two Bronze  Stars with Valor, in addition to 15 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart Medal. 

 

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If you’re not running, why not volunteer ? If you’re not running, why not volunteer ? April 17, 2014

More than 730 people have signed up to volunteer at the All American Marathon on May 4. But, the All American Marathon Team still could use more hands. 

 

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Driving forward to elegance Driving forward to elegance April 17, 2014

The second annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance will be on Fort Bragg, bringing with it the elegance and legacy of classic motor vehicles. 

 

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Bragg Tax Center saves $3 million in tax preparation fees April 17, 2014

This year, the center prepared more than 15,000 returns for active-duty servicemembers, their Families and retirees, said Capt. Nina Strickland Banks, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and officer-in-charge at the Fort Bragg Tax Center. 

 

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Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace ‘new normal’ in fight against cancer Fort Bragg leader, wife embrace ‘new normal’ in fight against cancer April 17, 2014

Fort Bragg Soldier, Col. Lenny Kness, chief of staff, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), is an avid runner. 

So, it was no surprise in October 2011, that he would stay the course, as planned many months before, and run the Army Ten Miler.

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Afghanistan’s guardian angels Afghanistan’s guardian angels April 17, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan – The 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment has stayed busy this year conducting simultaneous operations in five regional commands in Afghanistan: RC-Capital, RC-East, RC-North, RC-South, and RC-West. These missions consist of requirements to provide security forces to a host of organizations that require security in order to conduct their own assigned missions.  

 

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Paratrooper named Army’s Outstanding Broadcaster April 17, 2014

Nestled in an office at Fort Bragg,  sits a young sergeant behind a desk under an orange and black Oklahoma State University flag. All his attention is focused on the computer screen in front of him that plays a video of a paratrooper maneuvering through intense training in the backwoods of the post. He makes adjustments to the video as needed.  

 

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Consumer awareness continues to educate Soldiers, Family members Consumer awareness continues to educate Soldiers, Family members April 17, 2014

With the theme of Slam Scams, Army Community Service, Financial Readiness Program, continues to press April as Consumer Awareness Month on the installation.

 

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Fort Bragg team places first at Bataan Memorial Death March Fort Bragg team places first at Bataan Memorial Death March April 10, 2014

For Sgt. Mike Gagliano of the 550th Area Support Medical Company, taking part in this year’s 25th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March held in White Sands, N.M. in late March — it was personal.

 

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Wear blue at marathon, honor fallen warriors Wear blue at marathon, honor fallen warriors April 10, 2014

Among the thousands of people projected to participate in the inaugural All American Marathon and Mike to Mike Half Marathon, May 4, one group wants to stand out in the crowd.

 

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Educators meeting brings leaders together April 10, 2014

Fort Bragg leadership and educators came together April 3, at the Family Readiness Group Center for the annual educators meeting to emphasize the importance of federal Impact Aid to state students.

 

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IMCOM welcomes new commander IMCOM welcomes new commander April 10, 2014

SAN ANTONIO  —  Lt. Gen. David Halverson took command of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command from Lt. Gen. Michael Ferriter during a ceremony Tuesday on MacArthur Parade Field, Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

 

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Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow April 10, 2014

All around us there are people in recovery from alcoholism. You may not see them or know them, but they are contributing to our businesses, connecting with their Families, and giving back to the community. They have struggled with their own personal nightmares and have set their feet solidly on a path toward hope. Yet, for others to join them and be a part of building a stronger, healthier community, we need to take action – now. By working together, we can make a difference in the life of someone in need and help fulfill the promise of a more hopeful tomorrow for generations to come.

 

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Devil Brigade paratrooper presents research at Carolina Conference on romance literatures Devil Brigade paratrooper presents research at Carolina Conference on romance literatures April 10, 2014

The food service specialist, assigned to Troop D, 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, said public speaking engagements, and answering the questions that follow, refine his ability to communicate with the paratroopers on his team and fellow leaders throughout the Devil Brigade.

 

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Sharing 40 years of Army experience Sharing 40 years of Army experience April 10, 2014

It was 1972. Douglas Peterson knew he was destined for the Vietnam draft. So he did what a lot of young men did back then — he enlisted. 

 

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Mold prevention starts with knowledge Mold prevention starts with knowledge April 10, 2014

Finally, the long winter is gone. Spring is now here. Once again, temperatures are rising and, with that, increasing opportunities to become a victim of the “recipe for mold-growth”.  Why? Because it’s all about the perfect mix of the “mold-growth ingredients” — moisture, humidity and temperature. 

 

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WAMC focuses on retiree health April 10, 2014

Womack Army Medical Center will participate in the Retiree Appreciation Day on May 16, at the Pope Family Readiness Group Center in Building 236 on Interceptor Street at Pope Field.  The event will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

 

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Population first line of defense against active shooters April 03, 2014

With yesterday’s shooting at Fort Hood, everyone at Fort Bragg, from Soldiers, Family members, Department of Defense civilian workers and hourly workers, is reminded that they are the best front-line defense against active shooters.

 

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69th Gold Star Wives Day observed April 03, 2014

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. represents the spouses and Families of the members and veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States who have died on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability.

 

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Special operations host Valor Awards Ceremony Special operations host Valor Awards Ceremony April 03, 2014

Lt. Gen. Charles Cleveland, U.S. Army Special Operations commander, presented 103 awards to 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldiers during a 3rd SFG (A) Valor Awards Ceremony at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School auditorium March 27.

 

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Womack Army Medical Center undergoes Joint Commission visit April 03, 2014

The Womack Army Medical Center recently underwent a Joint Commission visit as part of a triennial accreditation review. 

 

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Air defense Soldiers earn Combat Patch Air defense Soldiers earn Combat Patch April 03, 2014

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, recently marked their right to wear the Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service, commonly referred to as a Combat Patch with a Patching Ceremony on March 13. 

 

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Master Resiliency Training held to enhance fitness Master Resiliency Training held to enhance fitness April 03, 2014

For Rose Navarro, Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness training will help in her role as a Fort Bragg Family member, Department of Army civilian and as a Family readiness group co-advisor, she said.

 

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First female command sergeant major makes history First female command sergeant major makes history April 03, 2014

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar- Being a part of an organization like the U.S. Army that is almost 250 years old it isn’t easy to be the first at many things. Many have come before you and many will come after you so leaving a mark in U.S. Army history is no easy feat. 

 

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Listening opens doors, allows growth among others Listening opens doors, allows growth among others April 03, 2014

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – As we embraced the month-long celebration recognizing outstanding women servicemembers, it can be difficult to single out just one among the multitude of inspirational individuals in uniform. 

 

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Victim to victor: Soldiers remain resilient despite assault Victim to victor: Soldiers remain resilient despite assault April 03, 2014

“He was sentenced to jail time and would have to register as a sex offender. I was partially relieved, but it did not feel like an ending or closure. 

It felt like they were closing the book while I was in the middle chapter. What next? I really did not feel any better, but justice had been done.

 

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Regional mayors visit Fort Bragg Regional mayors visit Fort Bragg March 27, 2014

Regional mayors from across North Carolina cities visited Fort Bragg Wednesday for a Leadership Fort Bragg visit. 

 

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Soldiers receive long-overdue Medals of Honor Soldiers receive long-overdue Medals of Honor March 27, 2014

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.

 

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20th anniversary of Green Ramp disaster 20th anniversary of Green Ramp disaster March 27, 2014

Military leaders, survivors and Family members marked the 20th anniversary of the Green Ramp disaster in a memorial ceremony Monday. 

 

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Hot rod restored in tribute of 1st Brigade Combat Team unit Hot rod restored in tribute of 1st Brigade Combat Team unit March 27, 2014

For Staff Sgt.  Jason J. Jeffers, the sound of a beefed up 350 cubic inch hot rod engine on the sunny afternoon of March 14 signaled the culmination of a Family project that began in 2013.  

 

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Women in uniform continue to prove themselves Women in uniform continue to prove themselves March 27, 2014

Women in U.S. Army have played a key role in the successes of this nation’s military, from the American Revolution to today’s overseas contingency operations.

 

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Transfer of authority ceremony Transfer of authority ceremony March 27, 2014

SOUTHWEST ASIA- On March 11, in a ceremony presided by Col. Michael T. Morrissey, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade commander, the transfer of authority ceremony took place between 1st Battalion, 62nd  Air Defense Artillery Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment. The 1st Bn., 62nd ADA completed their 12-month mission of providing air defense from crucial theater assets. 

 

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Geronimo Company receives safety award Geronimo Company receives safety award March 27, 2014

The paratroopers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division have proven that by upholding the standards and taking care of one another, everyone wins.

 

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Eagle Award presented to MP company March 27, 2014

The U.S. Army Forces Command Eagle Award for excellence as a military police company was presented to 65th Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police  Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade, March 10.

 

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Knowing insurance works saves time, money March 27, 2014

Insurance?  I thought that I didn’t need insurance.  Doesn’t the military claims system cover loss or damage to my property that occurs on post?  Unfortunately, I have heard such questions from claimants after the denial of their claims. The  answer is that the military claims system is more limited than many believe.  

 

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Competition builds unity among Soldiers Competition builds unity among Soldiers March 27, 2014

Seven Soldiers competed in the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team Best Warrior Competition, in January, at the North Carolina Military Academy, Fort Bragg. The competition was held to select a non-commissioned officer and a junior enlisted Soldier to represent the brigade at the North Carolina Army National Guard Best Warrior Competition, which is scheduled to be held at Camp Butner this month. 

 

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Sgt. Maj. Chandler applauds strength, dedication of Army women Sgt. Maj. Chandler applauds strength, dedication of Army women March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -- There’s been a lot of bad press and a lot of misinformation about whether or not the Army is lowering its standards by the possibility of opening up military occupational specialties previously closed to women, said the Army’s top enlisted leader.

 

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Beware the Ides of March Beware the Ides of March March 27, 2014

“Beware the Ides of March,” said the soothsayer to Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. The Social Security Administration recommends you beware not only the Ides of March, but every day, and every time, you go on the Internet. 

 

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The deactivation of the Army’s only airborne 155mm Howitzer Battalion The deactivation of the Army’s only airborne 155mm Howitzer Battalion March 20, 2014

On March 14, 2014, the 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment deactivated at Stang Field after 18-years of distinguished service since being reactivated in 1996, and set the conditions for composite artillery battalions across the 82nd Airborne Division. 

 

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Operation Proper Exit heroes visit New Kabul Compound March 20, 2014

NEW KABUL COMPOUND, Afghanistan – U.S. military personnel, civilian contractors and members of the NATO Alliance waited March 15 for the arrival of five wounded heroes (Soldiers) — guests of Operation Proper Exit and their mentor to arrive  at the New Kabul Compound. 

 

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NBA executive, keynote speaker at Fort Bragg NBA executive, keynote speaker at Fort Bragg March 20, 2014

Chrysa Chin is scheduled to deliver the keynote address for the Women’s History Observance hosted by 16th Military Police Brigade and Team Bragg at All American Chapel, March 28, 11:30 a.m. 

 

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Prescribed burning season begins March 20, 2014

The Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division conducts prescribed burning operations on Fort Bragg each year. 

 

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Motorcycle course reminds Soldiers to stay safe Motorcycle course reminds Soldiers to stay safe March 20, 2014

Freedom, agility, edge. All are synonymous in the motorcycle rider’s vocabulary. There is nothing quite like the sound of perfectly tuned pipes, the scent of sun-kissed leather, and the rush of spring air against your face.  

 

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Noncommissioned officer graduates Ranger School Noncommissioned officer graduates Ranger School March 20, 2014

Sgt. 1st Class Michael Noggle’s journey to serve with the 75th Ranger Regiment began long before he volunteered.

 

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WAMC celebrates retirees March 20, 2014

Womack Army Medical Center will participate in the Retiree Appreciation Day on May 16 at the Pope Family Readiness Group Center, Building 236, Interceptor Street, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

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Paratrooper named Dental Officer of the Year Paratrooper named Dental Officer of the Year March 13, 2014

As children, we all have dreams of one day becoming something or someone we admire the most. But life is full of twists and turns and it may take becoming what we always wanted to be to realize exactly where we belong. For Maj. Russell D. Taylor, the dental surgeon for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, this is exactly what happened. 

 

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Inspiring change Inspiring change March 13, 2014

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. 

 

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Corvias partners with Army Wife Network March 13, 2014

Corvias Military Living, an affiliate of Corvias Group, is proud to announce its partnership with Army Wife Network, LLC,  a multi-media resource site for Army spouses, to bring the Field Exercises™: Battle Buddies program to three Corvias installations in 2014.

 

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SHARP facility focuses on victim’s needs SHARP facility focuses on victim’s needs March 13, 2014

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. 

 

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Protecting the force still the goal March 13, 2014

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – Members of the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky, in support of 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), have been tasked with the mission of protecting against Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan the indirect fire.

 

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