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  • 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.
  • Bush Vows Troops Will Not Have Died in Vain

    07/04/2006 1:01:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 326+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2006 – President Bush today promised the nation's men and women in uniform he would not allow "the sacrifice of 2,527 troops who have died in Iraq to be in vain by pulling out before the job is done." Speaking at Fort Bragg, N.C., the president said the U.S. strategy in Iraq is clear: to help the Iraqi people build a country that can govern itself, sustain itself and defend itself as a free nation, "Our troops will help the Iraqi people succeed because it's in our national interests," he said. "A free Iraq in the heart...
  • Bush Calls on Public to Support Troops

    07/04/2006 2:27:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 554+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 4, 2006 – President Bush today called on the American public to do their part in supporting the nation's men and women in uniform. "Across our country, Americans are coming together to help our deployed forces and their families -- and we can do more," Bush said during an Independence Day speech at Fort Bragg, N.C. "I ask every citizen to consider making a contribution to the men and women who defend us, because every one of us owes our freedom to these courageous Americans." "On this 4th of July, I ask all Americans to take a...
  • President Speaking at Fort Bragg - July

    07/04/2006 7:25:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies · 1,623+ views
    wral tv ^ | jULY, | don-o
    There is a link to a live feed
  • Remembering Martha Raye

    06/18/2006 10:49:43 AM PDT · by anymouse · 29 replies · 1,315+ views
    SOLDIERS Magazine ^ | August 1995 | Sgt. Daniel L. Bean
    MARTHA Raye, the big mouth of comedy with the big heart for the Army’s special forces, would have turned 79 this month. "Colonel Maggie of the Boondocks," as she was called by her friends in the armed forces, died last October. A special exception to policy was obtained for Raye to be buried in the military cemetery at Fort Bragg, N.C., a request she made two years before her death. Raye accumulated numerous honors and distinctions as an actress, humanitarian and armed forces supporter. They ranged from the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award Oscar for entertaining troops in Vietnam to the...
  • 1st COSCOM conducts last airborne operation

    04/14/2006 6:09:00 PM PDT · by davidosborne · 9 replies · 1,043+ views ^ | April 13, 2006 | By Capt. Sonise Lumbaca
    1st COSCOM conducts last airborne operation By Capt. Sonise Lumbaca April 13, 2006 FORT BRAGG, N.C.(Army News Service, April 13, 2006) — More than 250 Soldiers of the 1st Corps Support Command took to the skies April 12 to conduct their last airborne operation as COSCOM members. As a unit that is undergoing transformation, the 1st COSCOM will not only lose its airborne status, but will also change its designation to the 1st Theater Sustainment Command after April 18. “There is a little sadness in as much as this is our last official airborne operation,” said Brig. Gen. Kevin A....
  • Indiana Paratrooper Dies Following Training Jump

    04/11/2006 12:11:09 PM PDT · by Abathar · 36 replies · 1,397+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | April 11, 2006 | AP
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- An Army captain from Indiana died after being injured in a routine training jump, the military said Tuesday. Capt. Nathaniel L. King, 31, of Fishers, Ind., jumped Friday and died of his injuries the next day at Duke University Medical Center, said 18th Airborne Corps spokesman Maj. Rich Patterson. King's parachute didn't malfunction, and it's not yet clear what led to the injuries, said Patterson, who declined to describe the injuries. King was among about 140 jumpers Friday and the only one who suffered serious injury, Patterson said. The Fort Bragg Safety Office and the Army...
  • Exposing the Socialist Agenda of Antiwar Protestors in Fayetteville, NC (After Action Report)

    03/20/2006 11:20:02 AM PST · by Huber · 56 replies · 5,589+ views
    Old North State Chapter | March 20, 2006 | Huber, et al.
    Preparing to greet the commies - Early Saturday Morning DStarr chooses a sign from her arsenal as she prepares to confront the leftist march. This past Saturday, March 18, 2006 we conducted our third annual FReep in commemoration of the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. As in past years, leftists marched through the streets of Fayetteville, NC (home of Fort Bragg and Pope Airforce Base) and congregated in Rowan Park for their day of music and speeches, coordinated by NC Peace and Justice Coalition. The support the troops rally was conducted on the hillside overlooking Rowan Park. Wolfpat's sound...
  • Small Turnout for Fayetteville War Protest

    03/18/2006 6:02:18 PM PST · by livesbygrace · 29 replies · 827+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 03/18/06 | AP
    Marchers chanted anti-war slogans and carried "Get Out of Iraq" signs Saturday in the city next door to the Army's Fort Bragg installation, but even the most ardent protester was disappointed by the small turnout. No more than 1,000 people came to a rally at a city park this year on the anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Last year, more than 4,000 jammed the same space, said Police Chief T.D. McCarthy. "This is pitiful," Raleigh lawyer Brian Upchurch said as he waited at a staging point with about 300 people before the march.
  • LIVE THREAD - Fayetteville, NC. 2006 - Support the Troops!

    03/18/2006 8:47:50 AM PST · by Huber · 202 replies · 4,707+ views
    Live thread from Fayetteville, NC. About 50 early arrivals in support of the troops have gathered ahead of the leftist "anti-war" rally in Rowan Park. This is the third year that FreeRepublic, in conjunction with Rolling Thunder, the veteran's motor cycle club, has organized a Support the Troops Rally to counter the Leftist Demonstrations here in the home town of Fort Bragg and Pope Airforce Base. This is the home of 82nd airborne division and 18 airborne corps, and we are proud and grateful for all they do to defend freedom! I am posting from a handheld, so those of...
  • Pentagon identifies four soldiers killed by bomb in Afghanistan (3 members 7th SOF).

    02/18/2006 7:17:07 AM PST · by SevenMinusOne · 13 replies · 1,037+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | 2-18-06 | Stars & Stripes
    Pentagon identifies four soldiers killed by bomb in Afghanistan Stars and Stripes European edition, Saturday, February 18, 2006 Three of the four soldiers killed Feb. 13 by a roadside bomb were assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, while the fourth soldier belonged to a civil affairs unit, the Pentagon confirmed Friday. The soldiers were identified as: Sgt. 1st Class Chad A. Gonsalves and Staff Sgt. Edwin H. Dazachacon of 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group; Staff Sgt. Clinton T. Newman of the 321st Civil Affairs Brigade; and Sgt. Alberto D. Montrond of Group Support Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group....
  • Army Moves Soldiers During Gay Porn Probe

    02/01/2006 1:50:19 PM PST · by Westlander · 27 replies · 2,338+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | February 1, 2006 | AP
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- A group of paratroopers from the elite 82nd Airborne Division have been moved from their regular barracks while military officials investigate allegations that they appeared on a gay pornography Web site, a spokeswoman said Tuesday. The investigation is still at an early stage, division spokeswoman Maj. Amy Hannah said in a statement. The move was prompted by concerns for the soldiers' privacy and rights, not for fears about their safety, she said.
  • 18th Airborne Corps Says Goodbye to Iraq

    01/19/2006 9:56:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 287+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 19, 2006 | Multinational Force Iraq news release
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 19, 2006 – Army Lt. Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli accepted authority as the commander of Multinational Corps Iraq from Army Lt. Gen. John R. Vines in a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Camp Victory here today. Vines served as the commanding general of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, N.C., before replacing Lt. Gen. Thomas Metz as the MNCI commander in 2005. From Iraq, Vines will return to his previous position as commander of the 18th Airborne Corps, at Fort Bragg. Chiarelli comes to MNCI from his position as the commander of Task Force Victory, from Heidelberg, Germany. During...
  • Witness Muddies 'Fatal Vision' Convictions (Jeffrey MacDonald)

    12/14/2005 6:51:18 PM PST · by Howlin · 291 replies · 8,375+ views
    Yahoo! News/ ABC News | December 14, 2005 | LARRY O'DELL
    RICHMOND, Va. - Lawyers for a former Green Beret convicted in the 1970 slayings of his wife and daughters, a crime dramatized in the best seller and miniseries "Fatal Vision," say a new witness has come forward and the court should throw out his murder convictions. A former deputy U.S. marshal now says he heard a defense witness tell a prosecutor she was inside Jeffrey MacDonald's home the night of the killings, according to a motion filed with the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Jimmy B. Britt, who was part of the security detail for MacDonald's 1979 trial, says...
  • USASOC reorganizes, welcomes new commander

    12/12/2005 5:23:06 AM PST · by robowombat · 4 replies · 394+ views
    Army News ^ | December 8, 2005 | Sgt. Joe Healy
    USASOC reorganizes, welcomes new commander By Sgt. Joe Healy December 8, 2005 FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Army News Service, Dec. 8, 2005) —The U.S. Army Special Operations Command said farewell to the commander who led its transformation to a 21st Century fighting force, and welcomed his successor in a ceremony at Meadows Memorial Field Dec. 6. Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner assumed command of USASOC from Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr. Just a few days earlier, Kensinger’s transformation culminated with deactivation of two commands and standup of a new brigade and battalion. Sustainment Bde, Troops Bn activate The Special Operations...
  • Three Working At Fort Bragg Charged With Immigration Violations

    10/05/2005 8:09:36 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 14 replies · 1,047+ views
    WRAL News ^ | October 4, 2005 | AP
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Three people who taught foreign languages at the Joint Special Operations Command Center at Fort Bragg were arrested on immigration charges, federal officials said Tuesday. The suspects from Indonesia and Senegal did not have access to classified material, a JSOC spokeswoman said. Two Indonesian natives, Nurkis Qadariah, 34, and Sayf Rimal, 37, were arrested Tuesday and charged with possessing and using false documents, U.S. Attorney Frank Whitney said in a prepared statement. Ousmane Moreau, 38, of Senegal, was arrested Monday and charged with being in the United States illegally, Whitney and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent...
  • Queens Soldier Killed In Roadside Bombing In Iraq

    09/21/2005 8:10:51 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 7 replies · 372+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Sep 21, 2005 7:41 am US/Eastern
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. A New York soldier based at Fort Bragg died last week in Iraq. The Department of Defense says 45-year-old Staff Sergeant Regilio Nelom of Queens, died Saturday near Asad, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle during an escort mission. Nelom was assigned to the 249th Quartermaster Compay, First Corps Support Command, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
  • Full Text: Bush Addresses Nation June 28, 2005

    06/28/2005 9:16:46 PM PDT · by flutters · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Text of President George W. Bush's speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, N.C., as delivered: Thank you. Please be seated. Good evening. I am pleased to visit Fort Bragg, home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces. It is an honor to speak before you tonight. My greatest responsibility as president is to protect the American people, and that is your calling as well. I thank you for your service, your courage and your sacrifice. I thank your families, who support you in your vital work. The soldiers and families of Fort Bragg have contributed mightily to our efforts to...
  • Operation Celebrate Freedom - Independence Day at Fort Bragg NC

    07/03/2005 6:36:08 AM PDT · by cf_river_rat · 8 replies · 1,221+ views ^ | Unknown | Wick Smith - Biz Tools One of Fayetteville
    Help Fayetteville and Cumberland County celebrate our country's birthday Operation Celebrate Freedom will take place July 3rd - July 4thFor questions or information concerning sponsorship opportunities please click here or call 396-1024.Schedule of Events: Sunday July 3rd 3:30-4:30pm - Liquid Pleasure (Beach) 5-6pm - Night Train Band (Southern Rock) 6:30-7:30pm - Sound Express Band (Variety/Top 40) 8-8:15pm - Remarks   Introduction by Don Chase, WKML   GC Welcome Remarks 8:15-9:30pm - Shannon Brown in Concert (Country) 9:30-9:45pm - CG Closing/Farewell Remarks and Presentation Monday July 4th 3-3:15pm - Cross Creek Pipes and Drums 3:15-4:15pm - Sarengue Band (Latin) 4:15-4:45pm -...
  • Bush’s Fort Bragg speech to reassure depends heavily on success of Allawi’s peace marathon...[Debka]

    06/28/2005 7:48:51 AM PDT · by FreedomNeocon · 304+ views
    Debka ^ | June 28, 2005, 1:59 PM (GMT+02:00) | Debka
    June 28, 2005, 1:59 PM (GMT+02:00) The speech US President George W. Bush makes Tuesday, June 28, at the elite 82nd Airborne Division’s home at Fort Bragg, N.C. is fraught with symbolism. The venue is the home base of the division that has born the brunt of the two-and-a half year Iraq war. The date is the first anniversary of the transfer of post-Saddam government to Iraqi sovereignty. One year ago, US administrator Paul Bremer handed the keys of government to interim prime minister Iyad Allawi amid high hopes of a new Iraq. Allawi remains Washington’s key man in Baghdad,...