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  • 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...
  • It Was Golf or Special Ops for Tiger Woods

    07/03/2007 6:29:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 47 replies · 1,929+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 3, 2007 – If Tiger Woods weren’t a professional golfer, he’d probably be a member of the military’s special operations community, Woods told reporters today at the Congressional Country Club here today. “I told Dad if I didn’t make it (as a golfer) in the first few years, that’s probably where I’d go,” he said. “I’d probably end up going into the military – and I don’t know what branch – but I’d certainly want to be in the special operations community.” Indeed, Woods underwent four days of Army special operations training at Fort Bragg, N.C., in...
  • Osama bin Laden operative at Fort Bragg (A old news story)

    03/09/2003 8:52:37 PM PST · by FreeSpeechZone · 22 replies · 1,292+ views
    Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service ^ | November 13, 2001 | By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF
    An al Qaeda operative at Fort Bragg By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF Raleigh News & Observer November 13, 2001 FORT BRAGG, N.C. - A former sergeant at Fort Bragg who became a close adviser to Osama bin Laden obtained sensitive documents describing how U.S. special operations units function. Ali A. Mohamed, a trusted trainer in bin Laden's al Qaeda network, walked the halls of the U.S. military's top warfare planning center at Fort Bragg for more than two years as an Army sergeant. From 1987 to 1989, he acquired sensitive documents describing how special operations units work and a...
  • AWOL soldier to surrender at Fort Lewis

    08/11/2006 2:54:59 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 11 replies · 782+ views ^ | August 11, 2006 | Associated Press
    AWOL soldier to surrender at Fort Lewis01:43 PM MDT on Friday, August 11, 2006Associated PressFORT LEWIS, Wash. -- An Army sergeant who went AWOL from Fort Bragg out of disgust with the Iraq war says he'll turn himself in Friday at Fort Lewis. Lawyers for 24-year-old Ricky Clousing of Sumner have tried to negotiate a discharge without success. At an anti-war conference Friday morning at the University of Washington, Clousing announced he would turn himself in later at the Army base. Clousing spent six months in Iraq and says he became confused and disenchanted with the U.S. role in Iraq....
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.4.06

    07/04/2006 3:18:17 PM PDT · by GretchenM · 380 replies · 8,304+ views, ^ | Tuesday July 4, 2006 | GretchenM
    As we celebrate the 230th birthday of the United States of America, our president joined the ideological, and perhaps biological, descendants of those who fought to give us our freedom by creating this new nation. The president went to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, to speak to and eat with the troops and their families (who gave him a birthday cake). He will return to the White House for a July 4th celebration with family and friends. That will also serve as a birthday party for the President.
  • Drums of Valor, Ears of Tin - (Ft. Bragg military audience told "keep quiet"-"no applause!!)

    07/01/2005 12:10:14 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 912+ views
    Imagine President Hillary Clinton orating about "The Joys of One Worldism" to the United Nations General Assembly, after the multicultural, multinational, multigrubbing delegates had been told by her aides to sit on their soft hands. Imagine President Abraham Lincoln orating about freedom to former slaves on the White House lawn, after they had been ordered by his aides to remain docile and absolutely quiet at all times. Imagine Prime Minister Winston Churchill orating about victory to bombed-out Londoners in Picadilly Circus, after they had been asked by his aides to stand mum. Imagine President Ronald Reagan orating about the rights...
  • Deadline on Troop Withdrawal Sends the Wrong Message, Bush Says - (reaction to Ft.Bragg speech)

    06/29/2005 11:01:19 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 253+ views
    GOPUSA.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | SUSAN JONES
    Announcing a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq would send the wrong message to the troops, to Iraq, and to terrorists, President Bush said Tuesday. Responding to calls by a number of lawmakers and other critics, Bush assured Americans in a televised speech delivered at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, that the troops would not remain one day longer than needed. But setting a deadline for their withdrawal would be "a serious mistake," he said. "Setting an artificial timetable would send the wrong message to the Iraqis who need to know that America will not leave before the...
  • Carolina Volunteers Recognized for Contribution to Special Forces

    06/28/2005 8:07:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 494+ views
    America Supports You ^ | June 28, 2005 | Kathleen Devine
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., June 28, 2005 – "Nowhere do citizens directly contribute so much to the training of military forces as you do here.” The speaker, Maj. Gen. James W. Parker, was referring to the citizen volunteers who support the culminating event for Special Forces training, the unconventional warfare exercise known as “Robin Sage.” "To be successful fighting against terrorists takes a different kind of military force with a unique skill set, one schooled in unconventional warfare,” Parker, the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Commanding General, said, "and each of you directly contributes to the...
  • LIVE THREAD: President Bush Speaks About U.S. Iraqi Policy

    06/28/2005 3:56:01 PM PDT · by Howlin · 2,123 replies · 60,535+ views | June 28, 2005
  • A day in the life of President Bush (June 25, 2005): photos & humor

    06/25/2005 2:58:18 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 227 replies · 4,030+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: I have been unable to find any news today about where the first couple are spending the weekend. However, I did find this interesting bit of news from the website of KSL-TV News (Utah). Utah Artist To Present Portrait To President Bush Jun. 24, 2005 (KSL News) -- A Utah artist is headed to Washington to present President Bush with a special portrait. Rebecca Bornemeier of Layton was inspired by the president's actions following September 11th. She painted this picture in his honor. She emailed the governor's office, and then Senator Orrin Hatch about getting...
  • Antiterrorism exercise keeps responders' skills sharp

    04/06/2005 6:51:07 AM PDT · by clyde asbury · 3 replies · 381+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | 4/6/05 | Fayetteville Observer-Times
    Published on: Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Antiterrorism exercise keeps responders' skills sharp By Henry CuninghamMilitary editor About 25 protestors chanted and waved antiwar signs at an entrance to Fort Bragg. Suddenly, there was an explosion, and people began falling. Staff photo by Mike Spencer Mock war protesters gather as military police stand guard Tuesday during the Orbit Comet exercise at Fort Bragg. People in civilian clothes sprinted onto the Army post. Someone yelled, ''Go get 'em,'' and military police officers with dogs ran in pursuit. That was the scene Tuesday afternoon during the spring Orbit Comet antiterrorism exercise on Fort...
  • FREEP - Fayetteville NC, 3/19 "SUPPORT OUR TROOPS" (and counterprotest the 5th Column Marxists)

    03/04/2005 7:54:02 PM PST · by Huber · 197 replies · 6,271+ views
    Old North State Chapter ^ | 3/4/05 | Old North State Chapter of Free Republic
    <p>Once again, busloads of leftist activists will descend upon Fayetteville, NC in an attempt to demoralize the will of our American troops by targetting their loved ones with antiwar drivel.</p> <p>The unifying factor of all of these groups is anti-Americanism utilizing continued propaganda themes of "Bush lied" and "No blood for oil". The mob will also import a number of speakers who have allegedly lost loved ones in Iraq, and will create some sort of symbolic display reflecting the number of dead. (They have used pairs of boots and black umbrellas in the past.) They will (undoubtedly through an unintentional oversight) neglect to display any symbolism reflecting the number of Americans killed in the WTC, or Iraqis killed by Saddam or Women beaten by the Taliban, or the number of Afghanis and Iraquis and Palestinians and Ukrainians and (soon) Egyptians who now have the ability to vote.</p>
  • Night raid corrals suspects (82nd Airborne Division)

    01/25/2005 11:15:10 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 493+ views
    The Fayetteville (NC) Observer ^ | Jan 26, 2005 | Kevin Maurer
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Fort Bragg paratroopers rounded up more than a dozen suspected insurgents Tuesday in a series of raids in central Baghdad. The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers hit the streets just before 10 p.m. With soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division surrounding the area, the paratroopers moved out on foot from their base on Haifa Street into the surrounding neighborhood. They called it "Operation Elm Street." The objective was to detain all "military age" men - those from ages 18 to 45 - in seven houses suspected of harboring insurgents. Soldiers from the 82nd's 325th Airborne Infantry have been...
  • Former Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald seeks parole stabbing his pregnant wife and two daughters

    01/18/2005 2:22:34 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 85 replies · 14,913+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 01/18/05 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former Army doctor Jeffrey MacDonald, convicted 25 years ago of the stabbing deaths of his pregnant wife and two daughters, will seek parole but will continue to proclaim his innocence, one of his attorneys said Monday. MacDonald, eligible for parole since 1991, has declined to seek his freedom because he said he would have to admit guilt for the slayings at the family's Fort Bragg apartment Feb. 17, 1970. MacDonald remarried a few years ago and has more reasons to want a life outside of prison, said his attorney, Tim Junkin of Potomac, Md. "He doesn't have...
  • Bragg team's clash shields election (WTG Special Forces soldiers-job well done)

    01/09/2005 10:44:33 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 271+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | Monday, Jan 10, 2005 | Kevin Maurer
    U.S. officials would like the Iraqi election to look a lot like Afghanistan's. The Afghan election Oct. 9 was relatively peaceful. There was so little election day violence that news stories on the vote focused on concerns about fraud and the ink used to mark voters hands. Some observers say the quiet on election day can be attributed in large part to the work by Special Forces soldiers - many of them from Fort Bragg - to suppress the insurgents who would have tried to disrupt it. Officials don't think they will be as fortunate in Iraq. The insurgency is...
  • Pentagon Sending More Troops to Iraq

    12/01/2004 8:01:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 634+ views
    NewsMax Wires ^ | December 1, 2004
    WASHINGTON -- The United States is expanding its military force in Iraq by 12,000 troops, to the highest level since the war began in March 2003, in order to bolster security in advance of national elections, officials said Wednesday. The expansion will be achieved by sending about 1,500 troops from the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C., this month and by extending the combat tours of about 10,400 troops already in Iraq.
  • Company does its home work

    09/27/2004 7:57:35 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 1 replies · 414+ views
    Ft Bragg online ^ | 2004-09-28 | Henry Cuningham
    A crowd of dignitaries, including two congressmen, waited patiently Monday for a red, 6,000-pound wrecking ball to begin smashing a two-story building on Fort Bragg. The crowd laughed nervously, but the crane operator, unable to get the ball swinging, could do no more than tap at the brick walls. Finally, the crane backed off, and a track-hoe rumbled up and methodically began to break the building apart. Roof, bricks and boards crashed down in clouds of dust as the track-hoe worked on the long building in the Nijmegen housing area on Rhine Road. The building had housed eight families. The...
  • Tiger Woods Trains, Hosts Golf Clinic at Fort Bragg

    04/16/2004 5:36:43 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 237+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 4/16/04 | Donna Miles
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., April 16, 2004 -- Golf superstar Tiger Woods traded in his green jacket for an Army battle dress uniform and his golf spikes for combat boots this week to follow in his father's footsteps and train with the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. The world's top-ranked golfer, whose father is a retired lieutenant colonel who served in the Army's Special Forces, said he was "amazed to see how dedicated everyone is" and praised the contributions the soldiers make every day to the nation's security. Woods said that in many respects, the physical and mental demands of the...
  • Army To Transfer Four Armored Gun Systems To 82nd Airborne Division

    03/15/2004 7:52:06 AM PST · by SLB · 45 replies · 2,074+ views
    Inside The Army | March 15, 2004 | Anne Plummer
    The Army last week approved the transfer of four M8 Armored Gun Systems from contractor storage facilities to the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC, sources say, marking the first time the vehicles will be used by the service since the program was terminated in 1996. Proposed in the 1980s as a lightweight combat vehicle that could fit aboard a C-130, the AGS was canceled as the Army struggled to pay for other priorities. Contractor United Defense LP, which fought the cancellation decision, has five M8 AGS vehicles in stock -- four in York, PA, and one in San...
  • Residents give soldier a warm welcome. (Ft Bragg Trooper PFC Aaron Light)

    04/27/2003 6:12:05 AM PDT · by SandRat · 290+ views
    TOMBSTONE -- Longtime friends, military personnel and members of the Cochise County Sheriff's Department gathered at Tombstone City Park Saturday to pay tribute to Aaron Light, Arizona's first wounded soldier to return home from Operation Iraqi Freedom. Light, who graduated from Tombstone High School in 2001, was greeted with hugs and well wishes from the string of people who were there to honor him. About 60 people attended the event. Wearing his dress greens, Light spoke briefly to the crowd, thanking them for attending the welcome home tribute "I was just doing my job. I pray and hope for the...
  • Commando Solo II: Weapons of Mass Persuasion

    03/26/2003 5:03:18 AM PST · by An.American.Expatriate · 4 replies · 323+ views
    U.S. Central Command Public Affairs Office ^ | March 19, 2003 | Gunnery Sgt. Charles Portman
    Commando Solo II: Weapons of Mass Persuasion By Gunnery Sgt. Charles Portman, U.S. Central Command Public Affairs Office CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, QATAR, March 19, 2003 -- U.S. Special Operations personnel armed with broadcasting equipment and “the truth” are preparing the Iraqi people and military for a possible U.S.-led strike against Saddam Hussein.  “We call ourselves ‘weapons of mass persuasion,’ ” said Air Force Lt. Col. “Mike,” a Commando Solo II detachment commander. U.S. Central Command officials said the Commando Solo II effort may have played a role with the surrender of 17 Iraqi soldiers earlier today near the border of...
  • New trial sought for ex-soldier

    10/07/2002 8:18:26 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 329+ views
    The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer ^ | 2002-10-02 | Henry Cuningham
    Published on: 2002-10-02 New trial sought for ex-soldier By Henry Cuningham Military editor ARLINGTON, Va. - Military lawyers for a former Fort Bragg sergeant on Tuesday asked that a military appeals court schedule a new trial or set aside his death sentence. Kreutzer The former soldier, William Kreutzer, was sentenced to death for killing Maj. Stephen M. Badger and wounding 18 others after he opened fire on about 1,300 soldiers on Fort Bragg in 1995. Col. Adele Odegard, a lawyer for Kreutzer, told a three-judge panel for the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals that Kreutzer's court-martial at Fort Bragg...
  • Army Base Killings Linked To Drug?

    08/23/2002 6:50:29 AM PDT · by Doc-Joe · 4 replies · 287+ views ^ | 08/22/02 | CBS News
    (CBS) The Pentagon is considering sending a medical team to see whether there are any links between a series of domestic killings at Fort Bragg and an anti-malaria drug taken by soldiers. Four wives of soldiers at Fort Bragg were killed in a six-week span this summer. Each death is blamed on the husband. Three of the four men were Special Operations soldiers who had recently returned from Afghanistan. Two of the soldiers killed themselves after killing their wives. The Special Ops soldiers reportedly all took Lariam, a drug given to troops serving in places - like Afghanistan - where...
  • Bragg Ends Confinement Of Soldiers

    08/16/2002 6:53:13 AM PDT · by robowombat · 25 replies · 331+ views
    Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer ^ | August 15, 2002 | Henry Cuningham
    Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer August 15, 2002 Bragg Ends Confinement Of Soldiers By Henry Cuningham, Staff writer Fort Bragg has released hundreds of soldiers who had been forbidden to go home because of a missing piece of equipment. The 82nd Airborne Division soldiers were released at 6:30 a.m. Wednesday because the commanders decided to turn the search into a criminal investigation, a spokesman said. Officials will not say what is missing, only that it is a "sensitive item." "We have searched everywhere the sensitive item could be," said Maj. Rich Patterson, a spokesman for the division. "Once that search is exhausted,...
  • Lariam connection to Bragg killings?

    08/07/2002 7:23:58 AM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies · 194+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/7/2002 | Mark Benjamin and Dan Olmsted
    Lariam connection to Bragg killings? Mark Benjamin and Dan Olmsted UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published 8/7/2002 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., Aug. 6 (UPI) -- At least one of the four Fort Bragg soldiers suspected of killing his wife this summer had apparently been taking an anti-malarial drug associated with aggression, paranoia and suicidal thoughts, United Press International has learned. That soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Rigoberto Nieves, shot and killed himself after shooting his wife, Teresa, in a bathroom of their Fayetteville home on June 11, just two days after returning early from service in Afghanistan, according to police. In another case, Sam Pennica...
  • Army Wives Sought Separation ,Marital woes preceded deaths

    08/05/2002 7:27:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies · 1,932+ views
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer ^ | August 4, 2002 | Christina DeNardo
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer August 4, 2002 Army Wives Sought Separation Marital woes preceded deaths By Christina DeNardo, Staff writer Four Fort Bragg wives allegedly killed by their husbands had at least one thing in common that could have contributed to their deaths. According to family, friends and investigators, the women wanted out of their marriages. In January, Jennifer Wright told her parents she was "tired of being a military wife" and wanted a divorce. Investigators said her husband, Master Sgt. William Wright, killed her at the end of June. They said he confessed three weeks later and led authorities to...
  • Victims wanted out of marriages (FT. Bragg Murders) Army wives' cases show similarities

    08/05/2002 6:13:11 AM PDT · by blackbag · 12 replies · 831+ views
    News and Observer ^ | 8-5-02 | AP
    Victims wanted out of marriages Army wives' cases show similarities The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE - Four Army wives who investigators say were killed by their husbands all wanted to get out of their marriages, The Fayetteville Observer reported Sunday. In January, Jennifer Wright, 32, told her parents she was "tired of being a military wife" and wanted a divorce. Investigators said her husband, Master Sgt. William Wright, 36, killed her at the end of June. They said he confessed three weeks later and led authorities to her body. Marilyn Griffin, 32, separated from her husband in May. Two months later,...
  • Shannon’s daughter arrested (Ft Bragg Murders- SF Major's Daughter)

    08/03/2002 2:24:14 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 13 replies · 762+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | Aug 3, 2002 | Christina DeNardo
    A 15-year-old girl was charged Friday with murder in the shooting death of her father, a Fort Bragg soldier. Aldridge Park. The girl was found hiding under a couch in the Sunset Mobile Home Park, according to Miranda Eldridge, who lives in the mobile home where the girl was arrested. The police would not divulge the name of the person arrested because the suspect is under 16, but Eldridge identified her as Elizabeth Shannon.Her father, Maj. David Shannon, was shot on July 23 as he slept in the bedroom of his home in Cottonade, according to the police. On Tuesday,...