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  • 15 soldiers injured after explosion at Fort Bragg

    09/14/2017 9:05:16 AM PDT · by Raebie · 38 replies
    WRAL News ^ | September 14, 2017 | WRAL
    Fort Bragg, N.C. — Several soldiers were injured Thursday morning after an explosion at Fort Bragg. Authorities said at least 15 soldiers were transported via medical helicopter to Womack Army Medical Center after an explosion on one of the training fields. The soldiers were all members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, known as USASOC.
  • Judge hears testimony about injuries during Bergdahl search

    11/14/2016 10:39:27 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | November 14, 2016 | AP
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military officer testified Monday that he saw another soldier shot in the head during the 2009 search for U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who's accused of endangering his comrades when he walked off his post in Afghanistan. The testimony came at a pretrial hearing at which an Army judge also agreed to delay Bergdahl's trial by several months until May 15, 2017. Prosecutors are arguing that the judge should allow evidence of two wounded soldiers' injuries into the case to help them show that Bergdahl's disappearance effectively put other military members in harm's way.
  • At Fort Bragg: British, U.S. paratroopers undertaking largest ...

    04/13/2015 2:00:58 PM PDT · by ABN 505 · 6 replies
    Fayobserver ^ | 4/13/15 | Drew Brooks
    The largest multinational training exercise on Fort Bragg in 20 years has begun. The 82nd Airborne Division is training alongside the British Army's 16 Air Assault Brigade all week. The 3rd Special Forces Group and 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune also are participating in the Combine Joint Operational Access Exercise. This evening, paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and their British counterparts, mostly from 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, will jump onto an airfield at Holland Drop Zone to simulate the seizing of an airport.
  • Lesbian Wife Named Fort Bragg's Spouse of the Year "Barf Alert"

    01/31/2013 3:35:36 PM PST · by grcuster · 30 replies ^ | Jan 26, 2013 | Drew Brooks
    A lesbian wife of a Fort Bragg soldier was named the installation's military spouse of the year through a voting competition. Ashley Broadway is not recognized as a spouse under federal law, and she recently was denied official membership in a Fort Bragg officers' spouses organization. But her selection in the competition by Military Spouse magazine was praised by advocates for gays and lesbians, who say it underscores the need for the federal government to extend full benefits to same-sex couples. Broadway, the wife of Lt. Col. Heather Mack of Fort Bragg's 1st Theater Sustainment Command, will represent Fort Bragg...
  • Fort Bragg Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair Facing Sodomy, Other Charges (Recalled from Afghanistan)

    09/26/2012 11:19:54 AM PDT · by kristinn · 102 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Henry Cuningham
    A Fort Bragg brigadier general has been charged with forcible sodomy and other offenses involving sex, pornography and alcohol, Army officials said this morning. The Fayetteville Observer has been monitoring the case and learned of the charges this morning. Fort Bragg officials will hold a press conference this afternoon. "Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair has been charged with multiple violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice," said Col. Kevin V. Arata, the 18th Airborne Corps public affairs officer. Charges include attempted violation of an order, violations of regulations by wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships and misusing a government travel...
  • Authorities Say California Slayings Suspect Killed in Manhunt

    10/01/2011 3:51:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 1, 2011 | AP
    FORT BRAGG, Calif. – A man suspected in the fatal shootings of a Fort Bragg councilman and a county land trust official was shot and killed Saturday after a massive manhunt in the redwood forests of Northern California, a sheriff's deputy said. Deputy Ron Parsons of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said Aaron Bassler was shot and killed around midday,
  • Top Fort Brag NCO Under Investigation For Adultery And Fathering Illegitmate Child

    05/11/2011 9:37:11 AM PDT · by Tea Party Reveler · 12 replies
    Military Corruption Dot Com ^ | 05-09-2011 | Major Glenn MacDonald US Army (ret.)
    TOP NCO AT FORT BRAGG SPECIAL FORCES COMMAND UNDER INVESTIGATION - CSM MARIO VIGIL ACCUSED OF ADULTERY WITH CIVILIAN WOMAN - SHE CLAIMS PREGNANT WITH GREEN BERET'S "LOVE CHILD" - SOURCES SAY CASH SETTLEMENT WITH VIGIL MAY BE IN WORKS FEMALE COMPLAINANT HAS TWO OTHER CHILDREN - EACH BY DIFFERENT DADDIES The top-ranking NCO at the Army Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg is under investigation for adultery. CSM Mario Garcia Vigil is accused by a civilian female of fathering her "love child." The little bambino is expected to be born in August. has learned it will be the...
  • 1 Dead. 85 Hurt by Fayetteville, NC Tornado

    04/16/2011 8:07:58 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 2 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | April 16, 2011 | staff reporter
    One person was killed and at least 85 injured by an apparent tornado that destroyed a wide swath of northern Fayetteville this afternoon, authorities say. The damage spans about eight to 10 miles, from North Reilly Road to north Ramsey Street. In some places, entire neighborhoods were wiped out. The city and Cumberland County have declared states of emergency. "There's been a lot of property damage on Reilly Road and Ramsey Street," Mayor Tony Chavonne said. "It looks like (the tornado) kind of jumped. We've had some injuries, but not a lot." Sally Shutt, a county spokeswoman, confirmed one death...
  • Agent at Fort Bragg accused of selling military secrets

    12/05/2010 6:46:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    WRAL ^ | 12-3-10 | Kathy Hanrahan
    Fort Bragg, N.C. — A special agent based at Fort Bragg is accused of trying to sell secret military documents, according to search warrants released Friday. Bryan Minkyu Martin, who is assigned to the Joint Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, is accused of accepting money from an undercover FBI agent in exchange for folders containing military information, some of which was classified as top secret, according to the warrant. Authorities applied for a warrant to search Martin's hotel room at the Landmark Inn, 1208 Glider St. in Fort Bragg, his vehicle, financial records and electronic equipment, including cell phones...
  • Sarah Palin Photos & Interviews With Greta Pt 1-4, O’Reilly Pt 3, Graham & Ft Bragg

    11/23/2009 10:10:57 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 9 replies · 838+ views
    Interviews With Great, Bill O'Reilly, Graham and Photos Of Ft. Bragg Book Signing
  • Sarah Palin: Can't wait to meet troops – & those who love the Armed Forces – today at Ft Bragg

    11/23/2009 11:19:03 AM PST · by MaxCUA · 15 replies · 870+ views
    Can’t wait to meet our troops – and all those who love the U.S. Armed Forces – today at Ft. Bragg. Read my book’s dedication page. The book is for these Patriots who fight for freedom. They deserve our support and our government’s unwavering commitment to equipping them for victory. The book tour is beyond all expectations. This feels like the time when a team comes together, gearing up before a major competition to show unity and supply strength and encouragement to each team member equally, regardless of the team member’s role or title. On this tour I hear the...
  • Palin Arrives At Fort Bragg To A Crowd Of Hundreds

    11/23/2009 9:07:46 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 23 replies · 1,774+ views
    AP via ^ | November 23, 2009 | MIKE BAKER
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Hundreds of people are lined up at an Army base in North Carolina where former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is signing books. Palin arrived a little after 11 a.m. Monday, waved and went inside the store where she quickly started signing copies of her new memoir. She did not make any statement.
  • Army fears anti-Obama politics at Palin event

    11/19/2009 1:19:12 PM PST · by SHAWSBLOG · 27 replies · 1,401+ views
    The U.S. Army plans to prevent media from covering Sarah Palin's appearance at Fort Bragg, fearing the event will turn into political grandstanding against President Barack Obama, officials said Thursday
  • 82nd Airborne celebrates 67 years

    08/16/2009 7:43:47 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies · 2,275+ views ^ | August 15, 2009 | Roy Parker
    August is a seminal month in the history of the airborne, and especially of the 82nd Airborne Division. Aug. 15, 1942, is the birth date of the 82nd and 101st airborne divisions. "Airborne" was already well under way before the magic date 67 years ago when the War Department formally ordered the formation of two divisions of jumpers and glidermen. Battalions of jumpers had been training at Fort Benning, Ga., since 1940, and the high command of the Army was eager to grow the airborne force. By March, a new infantry division, the 82nd, was activated for training at Camp...
  • Best Army Base to live?

    04/21/2009 6:15:11 PM PDT · by foobarred · 67 replies · 5,075+ views
    Wifey and I are moving to a military base. She is going active duty as an Army nurse. We are looking at Ft. Campbell, Ft. Knox and Ft. Bragg. Can anybody make any recommendations? Thanks!
  • Coming Home [From IRAQ to Ft. Bragg.]

    07/20/2008 11:53:35 AM PDT · by Buddy B · 5 replies · 207+ views
    The Times Examiner [Greenville, SC] ^ | July 16, 2008 | Amos Hykes
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  • A Show of Force Supports Troops

    07/17/2008 6:47:56 AM PDT · by BufordP · 11 replies · 178+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 17 July 2008 | Laura Arenschield
    On one side of Bragg Boulevard on Wednesday, American flags whipped in the wind, from toothpicks, from veteran’s hands, from the top of a pole attached to a pickup.On the other, American flags were being dragged on the ground.On one side, Army wives, veterans and bikers held signs that read "I Love My Soldier," "Our Husbands, Our Heroes," and "God Loves The World."On the other, four members of Westboro Baptist Church — including a 22-year-old woman and 7-year-old boy — held signs that read “God is Your Enemy” and "America is Doomed." The child’s read: "God Hates the U.S.A."The two...
  • Progress in Iraq is 'undeniable,' Bush tells troops

    05/22/2008 2:27:34 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 13 replies · 72+ views
    LA Times ^ | 5/22/08 | James Gerstenzang
    The president could not have chosen a friendlier audience for a message that he has been trying for months to plant with the majority of the American public, which polls show stopped supporting the war long ago. Bush addressed thousands of troops of the storied 82nd Airborne Division, some of whom returned from Iraq barely two weeks ago and others who are preparing for a fourth deployment this fall. To fatigue-clad soldiers lined up in formation across a parade ground the size of a football field or more, Bush presented a point-by-point definition of the success he says is coming...
  • Army finds no barracks health risks

    05/01/2008 6:10:15 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 10 replies · 74+ views
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | 5/1/08 | John Ramsey
    Health inspections of aging barracks on Fort Bragg revealed mold, but “nothing that would indicate a health hazard,” a Fort Bragg spokesman said Wednesday. The inspection by Womack Army Medical Center’s preventive medicine department was part of an Army directive to check on barracks worldwide to ensure that poor conditions shown on a YouTube video aren’t widespread. Ed Frawley, the father of an 82nd Airborne Division soldier, uploaded the video to YouTube last week. It showed images of peeling paint, exposed pipes, mildewed ceilings and showers, a broken toilet seat and a bathroom floor covered in sewage because of a...
  • Data: Combat hasn’t caused murder spike

    01/21/2008 2:55:08 PM PST · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 190+ views
    Fayettevill Observer ^ | 1/21/08 | Laura Arenschield
    Twelve Fort Bragg soldiers have been accused of killing 13 people in the six-plus years since Sept. 11, 2001, according to Observer records. In the six years before the terrorist attacks, 16 Fort Bragg soldiers were accused of killing 18 people. Those numbers came from a search of the Observer’s archives and may not be conclusive. Law enforcement agencies do not track killings by whether the accused was a soldier. The Observer examined its own records after a New York Times story published Jan. 13 indicated that homicides involving active-duty service members and new veterans rose 89 percent during the...