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  • US soldier's remains found nearly 50 years after plane shot down in Vietnam War

    09/20/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    fox.com ^ | 9-20-13 | fox
    Nearly 50 years after his plane was shot down over Cambodia in October 1964, the remains of a Fort Campbell soldier have finally been identified, according to his family. Lisa Szymanski of Fort Myers, Fla., said officials with the Past Conflict Repatriations Branch at Fort Knox, Ky., notified her on Tuesday that remains found at a crash site are those of her father, Staff Sgt. Lawrence Woods. Fort Knox spokesman Bill Costello told The Associated Press that officials contacted Szymanski, but the identification won't be official until the family is briefed. Woods was a member of the 5th Special Forces...
  • Fort Bragg cancels July 4th celebration over budget cuts

    04/11/2013 7:16:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Fort Bragg is canceling its July 4th celebration because of budget cuts and worker furloughs. The event - a tradition for more than 30 years - usually attracts 50,000 people and includes what many people believe to be among the best fireworks shows in the region. "Our reduced operating budget for the remainder of this year forces many very tough decisions," said Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg ... Fort Bragg announced other cuts and reductions today
  • Fort Bragg MPs investigate loss of 14,000 rounds of ammo

    09/10/2011 5:36:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 9/10/11
    Fort Bragg MPs investigate loss of 14,000 rounds of ammoA staff report Published: 07:02 AM, Sat Sep 10, 2011 Military police are investigating the disappearance of nearly 14,000 rounds of ammunition from Fort Bragg, according to a spokesman for the 82nd Airborne Division. **SNIP** The missing ammunition can be used in an M4 or M16 assault rifle, he said.
  • Fort Bragg Suspect Wanted in Second Murder, Was Growing Opium Poppies (killed councilman Melo)

    08/31/2011 6:21:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    SFist ^ | 8/31/11 | Jay Barmann
    Fort Bragg Suspect Wanted in Second Murder, Was Growing Opium PoppiesBy Jay Barmann in News on August 31, 2011 2:30 PM Aaron Bassler, suspected of shooting Fort Bragg city councilman Jere Melo last Saturday, remains at large, and now his father has come forward to tell reporters that his son is schizophrenic, and that he was likely responsible for a second murder that occurred 30 miles away on August 11. James Bassler says his son had refused psychiatric treatment, and had moved into the woods after going broke four months ago. Furthermore, investigators have found two small poppy fields in...
  • Atheist soldiers want recognition at NC army post

    04/05/2011 10:54:19 AM PDT · by UndauntedR · 68 replies · 1+ views
    WVEC.com ^ | April 1, 2011 | WVEC.com
    <p>RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A group of religious non-believers at Fort Bragg is pushing for the U.S. military to make sure they get the same treatment as religious groups.</p> <p>Soldiers at the post have filed paperwork seeking recognition for their group, called Military Atheists and Secular Humanists. They want to hold meetings at the base, work with the Army's chaplains and have their gatherings listed in a bulletin of religious services.</p>
  • Sarah Palin: More "Going Rogue" Book Tour Photos (New Pics!)

    11/24/2009 8:19:39 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 21 replies · 1,541+ views
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | November 24, 2009 | Sarah Palin
    Met many wonderful Americans yesterday in Alabama and North Carolina (including some of our brave men and women in uniform at Ft. Bragg) and today in Florida. I also got a chance to chat with Greta Van Susteren along the way. Please enjoy the photos below! - Sarah Palin
  • Wounded Warrior at Fort Bragg Looks to Future

    02/11/2009 4:52:44 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 411+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Victor J. Ayala, USA
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Feb. 11, 2009 – The noncommissioned officer in charge of training operations for the Warrior Transition Battalion here appears to be a typical soldier. But if the right sleeve of his shirt should come up a bit, you might catch a glimpse of a story whose protagonist is more than typical. Army Sgt. Cameron E. Stroeh takes an early morning walk in Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 9, 2009. Injuries he suffered in 2007 during his deployment to Iraq have limited his physical training. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Victor J. Ayala  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image...
  • Bush Honors 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers’ Courage, Sacrifice

    05/22/2008 6:39:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 314+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2008 – President Bush today honored the courage, sacrifice and service of several 82nd Airborne Division soldiers who served with distinction in Afghanistan and Iraq. During a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Bush made posthumous awards of the Distinguished Service Cross to Sgt. Charles Wyckoff’s wife, Erika, and the Silver Star medal to Barbara Walsh, mother of Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin Sebban. The Distinguished Service Cross is the highest military award after the Medal of Honor. The Silver Star is the third highest military award. “America is fortunate to have courageous men and women who volunteer...
  • Bush Praises 82nd Paratroopers, Families, Veterans at Fort Bragg

    05/22/2008 6:22:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 153+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 22, 2008 – President Bush saluted thousands of soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division during his visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., today. The president cited the soldiers’ distinguished service in Afghanistan and Iraq. “This is the first time since 2006 that five brigades from your division have assembled together,” Bush remarked to troops after performing an in-ranks review of the division. Many of the paratroopers Bush addressed had recently completed 15-month deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq. “We’ve asked a lot of you,” Bush told the soldiers, noting they’ve “achieved difficult objectives in a new kind...
  • Joe Galloway: An indictment of our Army's competence

    05/11/2008 9:48:29 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 28 replies · 98+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 5/2/08 | Joseph L. Galloway
    The latest outrage is a father's video of a U.S. Army barracks at Fort Bragg, N.C., the home of the 82nd Airborne Division. It shows the quarters where his soldier son and other soldier sons were sent to live upon their return from combat. Mold and mildew and peeling paint are bad enough, but what about a big barracks bathroom ankle-deep in raw sewage? Scandals like this latest one and an earlier eruption of public outrage over the miserably maintained quarters where wounded soldiers were warehoused at Walter Reed Army Hospital are an indictment of the core competency of our...
  • Dad's Video of Army Barracks Filth Gets Results

    04/28/2008 10:20:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 113 replies · 773+ views
    http://www.abcnews.go.com ^ | April 28,2008 | By MARCUS BARAM
    Ed Frawley Posted Video on YouTube to Expose Conditions at Fort Bragg When Edward Frawley went to welcome home his 22-year-old son, who was returning from a tour of duty with the 82nd Airborne Division in the mountains of Afghanistan, he was in for a shock. Not to hear the stories about Jeff's battles with insurgents, but to witness his son's current living conditions at Fort Bragg, N.C. So, Frawley did what any concerned citizen does — he posted a video on YouTube two weeks ago, containing still photos of moldy ceiling panels, broken toilet seats, backed up sewage water...
  • FROM THE EDITOR

    09/05/2005 12:00:53 PM PDT · by Sailor6468 · 6 replies · 701+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | September 5, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    A few months ago, these same guys were fighting in Iraq. Now they were roaring down the highway in a long green line in central South Carolina, in the lane next to me. As I mentioned, they looked tough. But most also looked as if they were barely old enough to shave. Some of them probably had tubes of Clearasil (or whatever teenagers use today to fight acne) stowed away in their field packs.
  • Afghanistan elections spur Paratrooper deployment

    07/11/2005 4:29:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 552+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 11, 2005 | Pfc. Mike Pryor
    Fort Bragg, N.C. (Army News Service July 11, 2005) - More Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division are headed to Afghanistan, the Division’s commander announced during a press conference July 8. Between 700 and 800 Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment will deploy within several weeks to Afghanistan to bolster security there in advance of the upcoming provincial elections in September, said Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV. The Division already has about 1,500 Paratroopers from its 1st Brigade Combat Team deployed to the country, which has seen a spike in violence against coalition forces in recent months....
  • Third N.C.-Based Soldier Dies After Exhibiting Flu-Like Symptoms

    02/17/2005 5:54:53 PM PST · by Swanks · 15 replies · 1,061+ views
    WRAL ^ | 2/17/2005 | WRAL - nc
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The mysterious death of a third soldier with North Carolina ties is raising questions. All three died from flu-like symptoms after returning from overseas deployments. Clay Garton Sgt. Clay Garton's family says the Army veteran exhibited flu-like symptoms after returning from overseas deployments.
  • Support a young soldier in NC

    11/01/2004 8:51:23 PM PST · by chinkshady · 66 replies · 780+ views
    This is a post for the son of a friend of mine. Marshall Info SiteMarshall was married July of last year, and 10 days later was deployed to Iraq. After serving 8 months in Iraq (and having a few of his friends killed in an ambush in Washington Post Article he returned to find out that he had not come home in perfect health When he got back, he was diagnosed with stage 2 lymphoma and started chemo. He is now set to start daily radiation treatment... and in this hard and trying time, his support system of soldiers that...
  • Bragg Soldiers Pursue Taliban

    09/13/2004 3:00:58 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 10 replies · 379+ views
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer ^ | September 12, 2004 | Kevin Maurer, Staff Writer
    ZABUL PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Special Forces soldiers from Fort Bragg raided two villages in the Zabul province Friday in a continued effort to keep Taliban guerrillas off balance in southeastern Afghanistan. The soldiers didn't encounter any enemy forces, but they said such raids keep the guerrillas jumping. The operation was part of a two-week special operations campaign targeting militias in the Zabul province along the border with Pakistan. Lt. Col. Joe Osborne, deputy commander of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan, said the Special Forces soldiers are trying to eliminate the militias. He said Special Forces soldiers...
  • Bylines, Datelines and Fault Lines at The N.Y. Times

    06/02/2003 11:48:16 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 213+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 6/2/03 | Howard Kurtz
    How did one of the world's greatest newspapers wind up in a civil war? After being rocked by the serial fabrications of Jayson Blair and the controversial assisted reporting of Rick Bragg, the New York Times has been struggling to repair the damage. But the wounds are far deeper than immediately apparent, in part because of long-simmering resentment over Executive Editor Howell Raines's bruising management style -- and a bureaucratic structure that protected the likes of Blair and Bragg, though their conduct was vastly different. As the newsroom meltdown played out in the press, Raines and his management team hunkered...
  • 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...
  • An al Qaeda operative at Fort Bragg

    11/13/2001 11:05:59 AM PST · by callisto · 4 replies · 417+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 11.13.01 | JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFF
    By JOHN SULLIVAN and JOSEPH NEFFRaleigh News &amp; ObserverNovember 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 detailed plan for a special operations training exercise, court ...
  • 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,...
  • Murder Number 5 at Fort Bragg

    07/31/2002 1:03:27 PM PDT · by Silas · 25 replies · 489+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 31, 2002
  • Questions, ammo land felon in jail (bomb-making materials - Fort Bragg)

    06/16/2002 7:59:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies · 959+ views
    Questions, ammo land felon in jail Sunday, June 16, 2002 5:58AM EDT From Staff And Wire Reports FAYETTEVILLE - A convicted felon was in custody Saturday awaiting a detention hearing after federal authorities arrested him for allegedly carrying bomb-making materials and asking about security at Fort Bragg. Antonio Olmeda, 43, of Shirley, N.Y., was arrested at a bus station in Fayetteville on Thursday after a man, whom authorities have not named, called a State Bureau of Investigation agent Wednesday to report that a suspicious man had asked him directions, then asked about security at Fort Bragg. Olmeda asked the man...