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  • Prosecutors: Woman accused of battery against former KU basketball player now charged with DUI

    08/31/2017 6:37:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    KU Sports ^ | August 28, 2017 | Sara Shepherd
    The woman accused of battery against former University of Kansas basketball player Carlton Bragg Jr. reportedly got a DUI, which appears likely to cost her the diversion she had received in the case. Saleeha Soofi, 19, appeared Monday in Douglas County District Court after the state filed a motion to revoke her diversion and resume criminal proceedings in the Bragg case because she failed to obey all laws and abstain from alcohol and illegal drug use. According to that motion, Soofi has been charged in Overland Park Municipal Court with DUI, possession of a controlled substance, refusing a preliminary breath...
  • Fort Bragg soldier guilty of misconduct; separation will allow health care

    10/10/2015 7:56:57 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 34 replies
    Fayetteville Observer ^ | Fri Oct 9, 2015 | Greg Barnes
    A three-member board recommended Friday that Fort Bragg Staff Sgt. Joshua Eisenhauer be separated from the Army on a general discharge under honorable conditions. When he awoke in a Chapel Hill hospital bed, Eisenhauer looked at his nurse and demanded to know: "Who's covering the roof?" A psychologist and a psychiatrist testified Friday that severe PTSD and other factors led Eisenhauer to suffer a "pathological flashback" that caused him to think he was shooting at Afghan insurgents, not police and firefighters. "The blur of reality is just all crunching around him. So what's he shooting at? He's not even sure,"...
  • Bragg soldier charged with going armed to the terror of the public

    07/03/2015 7:02:32 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Fay Observer ^ | 07/03/15 | Nichole Manna
    A Fort Bragg soldier with an AR-15 assault-type rifle wearing a military ballistic panel carrier and carrying multiple rifle ammunition magazines caused a busy Cross Creek Mall to lock down Thursday night. Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, was charged early this morning with going armed to the terror of the public. He told police he was preparing to have photographs taken with military equipment when 911 calls sent Fayetteville police to the mall. Wolfinger was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and was released to his company commander and provost marshal at Fort Bragg. The incident happened on the eve...
  • Another Massive Fail… Obama Sends 1,000 Paratroopers From Fort Bragg Back to Iraq

    01/27/2015 11:13:16 AM PST · by servo1969 · 24 replies ^ | 1-27-2015 | Jim Hoft
    On December 14, 2011 Barack Obama delivered a speech to soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on how the Iraq War was over: “It’s harder to end a war than to begin one… We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable and self reliant Iraq.“ And with that Barack Obama pulled all US troops from Iraq despite the advice from top military leaders. forward three years… Today Barack Obama sent 1,000 US paratroopers from Fort Bragg back to Iraq as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission. The place is a mess.
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | April 1, 2011 |
    <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 ^ | 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...

    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...