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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,...
  • NBC changes schedule to accomodate President

    06/28/2005 1:27:15 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 78 replies · 1,346+ views
    WBIR ^ | 6/28/05
    President Bush is marking the first anniversary of Iraq's sovereignty with an address from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, this evening and NBC is juggling its schedule in order to be able to carry it live. The President plans to try to ease Americans' growing doubts about the Iraq mission. The White House says he will meet with the families of 33 troops. He'll then make his address before as many as 700 soldiers at Fort Bragg. The speech will be carried live on WBIR and the NBC Network at 8:00 PM EDT. The premiere of the latest edition of “Average...
  • Three networks delay decision about Bush Iraq talk (As of 4PM, NBC and Fox NOT Airing Speech)

    06/28/2005 1:14:41 PM PDT · by nj26 · 32 replies · 973+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/28/05 | Paul J. Gough
    Three of the four broadcast networks had yet to decide late Monday whether they would carry President Bush's speech on Iraq Tuesday in front of soldiers in Fort Bragg, N.C. By then, only ABC had said it would carry the address. The White House formally requested an hour of primetime at 8 p.m. ET for Bush's speech at a time when public opinion polls show the tide turning against the war in Iraq. While there was no question that the cable news channels would cover the president's address, the broadcast networks were a tougher sell. CBS, NBC and Fox all...
  • Mood Split in Town Where Bush to Speak

    06/28/2005 8:14:44 AM PDT · by GPBurdell · 40 replies · 1,193+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6/28/05 | ESTES THOMPSON
    By ESTES THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer 26 minutes ago In the year since President Bush and U.S. allies returned official sovereignty to Iraq, life in the community dominated by one of the Army's largest installations has changed little. Soldiers from Fort Bragg have continued to march into Iraq. And they continue to die. In the past year, 100 North Carolina-based troops have died in the war, trailing only the toll of 180 from California, according to an Associated Press analysis. As President Bush plans to come here to make a major, nationally televised policy speech Tuesday night, the mounting casualties...
  • War President (What Dubya needs to say to the American people)

    06/27/2005 10:13:52 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 8 replies · 940+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 28, 2005 | Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
    Memorandum for President George W. Bush: The speech you will give tonight about the status of and prospects for the war will likely prove to be among the most important of your presidency. In the final analysis, the American people and history will both judge the latter principally by your conduct of the former. Indeed, you were rehired by the voters largely because they had more confidence in your leadership as a war president than in your opponent's judgment and abilities. To continue enjoying this confidence, however, the speech must not be seen as a box-checking exercise in which today's...
  • ABC & Cable Nets Plan Live Coverage Of Bush Speech; No Word From NBC Or CBS

    06/27/2005 6:16:26 PM PDT · by NathanBookman · 26 replies · 829+ views
    TVNewser ^ | 6/27/05 | Brian Stelter
    The White House has asked the networks to broadcast President Bush's Fort Bragg speech live tomorrow night, but will they? Here's the latest: ABC News will broadcast the speech from 8 to 9pm. Charles Gibson will anchor from NYC. "He will be joined by This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos, White House Correspondent Terry Moran with the President at Fort Bragg and National Security Correspondent Martha Raddatz who just returned from Iraq," a press release says. Spokespersons for CBS and NBC said they are waiting to hear whether their networks will air the speech. On FNC, Brit Hume will anchor live...
  • Bush to address Americans from Fort Bragg

    06/24/2005 7:15:01 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 86 replies · 1,735+ views
    Reuters ^ | 6/24/05
    President Bush will deliver a major address to U.S. troops and the nation about Iraq on Tuesday night from the U.S. military base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the White House said. "This is a critical moment in Iraq," White House spokesman Scott McClellan said on Friday in announcing the speech. "This is a real time of testing." McClellan said the speech would be delivered at 8 p.m., and that the White House has asked U.S. television networks to air the address live. Bush is expected to use the prime time speech to outline his strategy in Iraq amid increasing...
  • Special Ops Command honors 23 soldiers killed in action [Fort Bragg, NC]

    05/27/2005 5:47:00 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 10 replies · 1,666+ views
    Herald-Sun [Durham, N.C.] ^ | May 26, 2005 | The Associated Press
    Special Ops Command honors 23 soldiers killed in action The Associated Press May 26, 2005 11:56 pm FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Nearly two dozen names were added to a memorial wall at the Army Special Operations Command during an emotional ceremony attended by about 150 family members. "No one can measure this wound," Yury Tarlavsky of Passaic, N.J., said Thursday. His son, 5th Special Forces Group Capt. Michael Yury Tarlavsky, was killed in August 2004 in Najaf, Iraq. "It's like touching a wound that never heals," said his wife, Rimma Tarlavsky. Lt. Gen. Philip Kensinger Jr., commander of the Special...
  • LTC Tim Gardipee says serving on military jury was tough duty - Hasan Akbar (must read account)

    05/22/2005 2:35:07 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 17 replies · 702+ views
    Copyright © 2005 Missoulian ^ | May 22, 2005 | DARYL GADBOW
    In his 20 years in the military, Lt. Col. Tim Gardipee of Missoula has served combat tours in Somalia, Bosnia and Kosovo. But Gardipee says one of the most difficult and emotionally trying duties he has been assigned by the U.S. Army came last month at Fort Bragg, N.C. The Army Reserve officer was selected from a pool of officers at Fort Bragg to serve on the court-martial jury in the trial of Sgt. Hasan Akbar, who was convicted of the premeditated murder of two fellow American soldiers and wounding of 14 others, at just past midnight March 23, 2003,...
  • Prosecution squabble over psychiatrist in Akbar trial - emotionally unstable personality

    04/19/2005 11:51:55 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 25 replies · 539+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 19, 2005 updated 2 hours ago | Associated Press
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. A defense psychiatrist says the Army sergeant accused in a fatal grenade attack in Kuwait had a history of mental illness in his family that hurt him as he got older. Testimony from Dr. George Woods of Oakton, California, came after a hearing with the jury out of the courtroom about his qualifications and diagnosis. Woods testified that Sergeant Hasan Akbar's (AK'-bahrz) relatives had problems going back to 1968 when an uncle was discharged from the Marine Corps because he had an emotionally unstable personality. The psychiatrist also testified that Akbar's half brother also exhibited paranoia in...
  • A day in the life of President Bush (4/12/05) :photos

    04/12/2005 5:06:21 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 225 replies · 4,220+ views
    Yahoo, White House
    President Bush visited the troops at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The President was cheered wildly by over 7,000 troops as he thanked them for their sacrifices to our Nation. The President later met with the families of over 30 Soldiers who lost their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Soldiers testify in Akbar trial - (accused murdering two fellow soldiers - IRAQ)

    04/12/2005 5:54:49 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 36 replies · 952+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 4/12/2005 7:16 PM | Brandi Davis & Web Staff
    (FORT BRAGG) - Almost a dozen eyewitness accounts marked the second day of testimony in the court martial of Sergeant Hasan Akbar. Akbar is the army sergeant accused of murdering two fellow soldiers during the opening days of the war in Iraq. Eleven former and present soldiers testified in a Fort Bragg courtroom about what they saw on March 22nd of 2003 at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait. One officer said that Akbar admitted to him that he threw grenades into tents where soldiers were preparing for bed. Akbar is accused of killing two people and wounding 14 others. A number...
  • Fayetteville on March 19, 2005

    04/10/2005 7:45:02 PM PDT · by MichaelTHeaney · 84 replies · 1,739+ views
    April 10, 2005 | Michael T. Heaney
    I'm conducting research on the protests held in Fayetteville, North Carolina on March 19, 2005. I'm very interested in talking with someone who was part of the contingent from Free Republic. (I'm only interested in talking with people who were actually physically there.) If you are willing to talk with me, please drop me an e-mail and we can set up a time to talk via telephone. I can be reached at Sincerely, Michael T. Heaney
  • Code Pinko Medea Benjamin has COW over Freeper MOAB (Fayetteville, NC - 3/19/2005)

    03/27/2005 4:52:31 PM PST · by tgslTakoma · 114 replies · 8,908+ views
    If her lips are moving... ^ | March 19, 2005 | Suzie Benjamin
    <p>The sign that got Code Pinko leaders Medea Benjamin and Gael Murphy so upset that day.</p> <p>Bush says Code Red, we say... (crowd) Code Pink!</p> <p>So I wanna address that sign over there, and those people who have been standing there for hours with a sign that says “Code Pink kills American troops, giving money to terrorists.”</p>
  • Fort Bragg Officer's Hiccups, Death A Mystery

    03/26/2005 5:09:29 PM PST · by RobertP · 12 replies · 1,502+ views
    WRAL-TV ^ | March 26, 2005 | AP
    Fort Bragg Officer's Hiccups, Death A Mystery POSTED: 7:31 pm EST March 26, 2005 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The family of a Fort Bragg officer recently back from Iraq said Capt. Terrance Wright seemed to hiccup almost constantly for weeks before he died earlier this month. The Army said Wright died of an unknown illness shortly after returning from Iraq in February. His body was found in a Fayetteville motel room on March 2. Wright's mother, Sandra Wright, and an aunt, Karen Wright, said Wright had been a healthy 33-year-old before he deployed to Iraq in November. It was his second...
  • Fort Bragg Soldiers Keep Re-Enlisting

    03/23/2005 7:31:25 AM PST · by Stand Watch Listen · 16 replies · 638+ views
    Fayetteville (NC) Observer | March 23, 2005 | Kevin Maurer
    Fort Bragg soldiers are re-enlisting in droves as the Army struggles to meets its recruiting goals. Fort Bragg units have been at the heart of troop deployments for the war on terrorism. The 18th Airborne Corps' headquarters and several Fort Bragg-based units deployed to Iraq in the past several months for a one-year tour. The 82nd has two battalions in Baghdad and is preparing to send one of its brigades to Afghanistan in the spring for a year. Despite a three-year period that has had thousands of paratroopers from Fort Bragg deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan, the 18th Airborne Corps...
  • Anti-War Groups Protesting US Troops Instead of Decision-Makers

    03/22/2005 9:42:03 AM PST · by metalmanx2j · 6 replies · 393+ views ^ | March 17, 2005 | Susan Jones
    To mark the second anniversary of the U.S.-led war in Iraq on March 19, various anti-war groups are planning to protest in Fayetteville, N.C., the home of Fort Bragg. It's not the protest, but the location that has some people upset. An organization representing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan said demonstrators are "wrong and insensitive" to take their complaints to Fort Bragg, because it blames the warriors for the war. "The decision makers are not at Fort Bragg, they are in Washington. Rallying against the war by marching at Fort Bragg is like protesting the cows if...
  • U.S. Moves Troops from Iraq to Protect Protestors

    03/20/2005 12:49:55 PM PST · by FlyLow · 26 replies · 1,189+ views
    SF ^ | 3-20-05
    The Pentagon today announced it will redeploy some troops currently stationed in Iraq to protect anti-war protestors in North Carolina. The troop movement comes in the wake of Saturday's protest march near Fort Bragg which drew a crowd of 3,000 who chanted and listened to speeches decrying the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq. "Democracy in America is a fragile thing," said an unnamed Pentagon spokesman. "We need to do what we can to protect the emerging free speech represented by these anti-government protestors." The redeployment will involve a contingent of two unarmed U.S. Marines who will be stationed near...
  • Iraq War Opponents Stage Protest Near Fort Bragg

    03/20/2005 12:03:02 AM PST · by Nick Thimmesch · 8 replies · 608+ views
    Washington Pest ^ | 3-20-05 | By Jonathan Finer
    Iraq War Opponents Stage Protest Near Fort Bragg N.C. Demonstration Is Largest of 800 Held Across the U.S. to Mark 2nd Anniversary of Conflict By Jonathan Finer Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, March 20, 2005; Page A13 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C., March 19 -- Here at the heart of one of the nation's most deeply rooted military communities, nearly 3,000 peace activists, war veterans and their family members gathered Saturday to call for an end to the Iraq conflict on the second anniversary of the day it began. They marched beating drums and chanting slogans through quiet suburban streets to a wooded...
  • Official After-Action Thread: March 19 Fayetteville, NC Support Our Troops Rally

    03/19/2005 5:03:49 PM PST · by Constitution Day · 626 replies · 17,809+ views
    Freepers, lurkers and assorted patriots ^ | March 19, 2005 | Constitution Day
    Today we met in Fayetteville, NC to Freep a motley rabble of socialists, anarchists, Code Pink-os, and other throwbacks to the 60's! As usual, we were well outnumbered by their hordes of college students, aging hippies and other bused-in protestors, but we held our own as always. Please post any reports and observations on this thread only.
  • WELCOME LAURA INGRAHAM LISTENERS: Info on Fayetteville, NC Support Our Troops Rally Here

    03/15/2005 7:02:42 AM PST · by kristinn · 213 replies · 10,085+ views
    Link to Original Announcement ^ | Tuesday, March 15, 2005 | Kristinn
    This Saturday, March 19 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the Old North State Chapter of Free Republic is holding a rally to support our troops.The rally will serve as a counter-demonstration of a so-called antiwar rally being held that same day in Fayetteville.This small town in North Carolina is being targeted by the anti-American left because it is the home of Fort Bragg. The leftists are trying to undermine the morale of military families and the soldiers stationed there.Freepers will be holding a peaceful, law-abiding demonstration in support for our troops and their mission fighting the war on terrorism in Iraq,...
  • Code Pink gears up for March 19th Protests

    03/12/2005 7:27:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 60 replies · 3,333+ views
    Today is a special day. It’s the 75-year anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s famous “salt march.” On March 12, 1930, Gandhi began a 240-mile march to nonviolently resist the British tax on salt and move India closer to independence from British rule. Gandhi changed India and the world, with his relentless, nonviolent struggle for peace and justice. (For more on Gandhi’s life, click here.)Today is also important because it begins our 7-day countdown to the March 19 worldwide day of protest against the Iraq war. Next Saturday, people throughout the world will raise our voices on the two-year anniversary of the US...
  • 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...
  • Commandos Get Duty on U.S. Soil(PDD-25 End of Posse Comitatus)

    01/24/2005 11:57:43 AM PST · by watchout · 39 replies · 4,063+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 23, 2005 | ERIC SCHMITT
    Commandos Get Duty on U.S. Soil By ERIC SCHMITT ASHINGTON, Jan. 22 - Somewhere in the shadows of the White House and the Capitol this week, a small group of super-secret commandos stood ready with state-of-the-art weaponry to swing into action to protect the presidency, a task that has never been fully revealed before. As part of the extraordinary army of 13,000 troops, police officers and federal agents marshaled to secure the inauguration, these elite forces were poised to act under a 1997 program that was updated and enhanced after the Sept. 11 attacks, but nonetheless departs from how the...
  • A constant search for weapons caches

    01/22/2005 1:42:40 PM PST · by KiloLima · 9 replies · 464+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 22, 2005 | Jason Chudy
    ABU GHRAIB, Iraq — When Pfc. Jimmy Giron of Company B, 27th Engineer Battalion, found a weapons cache in the front of a house recently, his buddies said it seemed as if he’d witnessed the birth of his child. “You should have seen the look on his face when he pulled those mortars out of the bag,” said 1st Lt. Daniel Hurd, 1st Platoon leader with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment. “It was priceless.” The platoon, along with their assigned soldier from the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based engineer battalion, is on a nearly constant hunt for weapons caches in...
  • District Attorney Vroman disqualifies judge from cases

    12/02/2004 3:52:13 PM PST · by freebilly · 17 replies · 676+ views
    The Press Democrat ^ | 12/2/04 | Glenda Anderson
    Mendocino County's district attorney is disqualifying a Fort Bragg judge from hearing criminal cases, claiming the jurist doesn't know the law and his courtroom is poorly managed. Judge Jonathan Lehan said judicial ethics prevent him from responding to the allegations by District Attorney Norman Vroman. Vroman's crusade against Lehan is forcing judicial officials to ship criminal cases to inland courts, leaving Lehan with mostly civil cases to oversee. Vroman has been filing affidavits to disqualify Lehan from all of his department's cases since mid-October. "Their calendar is dwindling rapidly," said Vroman. "By mid-December, there won't be any cases left in...
  • Lynndie England's defense seeks to throw out statement that prison abuse was 'joking around'

    12/01/2004 8:00:48 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 1,011+ views
    AP ^ | 12/1/4 | ESTES THOMPSON
    FORT BRAGG, NC -- Lawyers for Pfc. Lynndie England moved Wednesday to throw out statements she made when first questioned about Iraqi prisoner abuse, including that reservists were just "joking around, having some fun." The motion was one of five taken up by military judge Col. Stephen Henley in a hearing in advance of England's Jan. 18 court-martial on abuse charges stemming from photos of her pointing and smiling at naked detainees at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison. Paul Arthur, an Army special investigator, testified that England was aware of her rights, including to have a lawyer present, when she was...
  • 82nd Airborne unit expected to deploy

    11/23/2004 9:18:45 PM PST · by writer33 · 22 replies · 1,413+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | 11/23/2004 | Kevin Maurer
    Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq to provide security for the January elections, a source close to the Pentagon said Tuesday. The order is expected to involve ''at least a four-battalion-size force with all its 'slice' elements," including artillery and support. The unit will deploy before the holidays, the source said. Department of Defense officials consider it risky to wait to deploy additional forces after the holidays, and waiting could jeopardize election security, the source said. No departure date was given. ''Understand, the gloves are to come off," the source said. The 82nd was still waiting...
  • Battallion cherishes impact on Afghan vote (best kind of story, I salute our military)

    10/31/2004 10:26:06 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 15 replies · 731+ views
    The Fayetteville (NC) Observer ^ | November 1, 2004 | Claire Parker
    More than 200 Fort Bragg paratroopers returned home Sunday from Afghanistan, where they provided security for the first open election in that country's history. The 222 soldiers of the 1st Battalion of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment were deployed to Afghanistan for almost nine weeks to help ensure that the elections went ahead without anticipated violence. The paratroopers arrived at Green Ramp on Pope Air Force Base at 10:45 a.m. to a crowd of cheering family and friends. Between 800 and 1,000 soldiers from the 505th were in the central and eastern regions of Afghanistan. They will all return to...
  • Four 82nd Airborne soldiers injured in Blackhawk accident (training)

    10/28/2004 2:33:07 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 331+ views ^ | 10/28/04 | The Associated Press
    Thursday, October 28, 2004  Search Keyword Raleigh · Durham · Cary · Chapel Hill   Home   News    North Carolina    Nation & World    Crime & Safety    Health & Science    Education    Growth    Q    Rogers    Saunders    Sheehan    Sill    Corrections   Politics   Business   Sports   Lifestyles   Opinion   Obituaries   Multimedia Gallery   Weather   Archives   Print Edition   Marketplace   Classified Find|Post     Jobs Find|Post     Autos Find|Post     Homes Find|Post     Rentals Find|Post     Movies  Dining & Clubs  Weddings  Travel  Directory  Education Guide NC News Wire Home / News / NC / NC News Wire     Published: Oct 28, 2004Modified: Oct 28, 2004 3:40 PM Four 82nd Airborne soldiers injured in Blackhawk accident The Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C....
  • 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...