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Skydivers return to Fort Bragg as Army investigates death at air show

Members of a U.S. Army skydiving team will return to their base where they will have access to counseling after a parachutist from their unit died from injuries suffered during a stunt at the Chicago Air & Water Show, a spokeswoman for the group said.

Kelli Bordeaux’s murderer sentenced

Jon the Mechanic sends a link to the news that Nicholas Michael Holbert pleaded guilty to the beating death of Fort Bragg medic Kelli Bordeaux three years ago in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Holbert accepted the life sentence to avoid the death penalty; Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West said in court that Bordeaux was estranged […]

Desert Shield/Desert Storm 25th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago today, I was driving back from Fort Bragg after another ROTC Advanced Camp to the University of Vermont where I was the operations NCO of our instructor detachment. The fact that Saddam Hussein had invaded Kuwait was just another news item on the radio. Two months later, I was leaving the ROTC […]

Jumpmaster cited in Sergeant Shaina Schmigel’s parachute death

SSG E sends us a link to the Army Times article about the investigation in the death of paratrooper Sergeant Shaina Schmigel during a jump in May over Fort Bragg; Sgt. Shaina Schmigel died during a nighttime static line jump May 30, 2014, over Fort Bragg, N.C. According to the investigation, Schmigel’s equipment was misrouted […]

Black Caucus members seek name change for city of Fort Bragg

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Members of the California Legislative Black Caucus have asked the mayor of Fort Bragg in the northern part of the state to seek a change in the city's name to disassociate it from the Confederate army general after which it is named...

What's At Stake In The Trial Over North Carolina Voting Restrictions

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

When Army Spc. Timothy Patillo, 26, returned to Fort Bragg after an overseas deployment a month before the 2014 elections, he went to a North Carolina department of motor vehicles office to ask how to obtain a driver’s license and register...Show More Summary

Fort Bragg Area Business Owners Brace for Troop Announcement

Business owners are holding their breath as they brace for an Army announcement that could cut into their largest customer base -- soldiers.

Soldiers' Clinic Fights Stigma Attached to Seeking Help

Fort Bragg's newest behavioral health clinic is expected to treat 10,000 soldiers a year.

Police say armed man at North Carolina mall is soldier

Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear.

Fort Bragg Soldier Bryan Wolfinger Was Heavily Armed Man At NC Mall: Police

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a North Carolina mall after appearing there with an assault rifle and other military gear. Fayetteville police say Bryan Scott Wolfinger,...Show More Summary

SGT Bryan Scott Wolfinger goes to the mall

Young buck sergeant Bryan Scott Wolfinger went to Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a few miles from Fort Bragg, to have professional pictures taken. The problems came because Wolfinger was wearing a tactical vest with several magazines for his scary black gun, which he was also carrying. The public lost their collective shit […]

Fort Bragg soldier arrested for having assault rifle in mall

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Bryan Scott Wolfinger, 25, terrified patrons and sent the shopping center into lockdown. He was arrested and charged with going armed to the terror of the public, the Fayeteville Observer reported.

How to Destroy the Morale of the Army Special Forces

On Sunday, a Special Forces board at Fort Bragg tossed out the accusation that a Green Beret had shot an unarmed Afghan bomb maker in 2010. The board declared that accusation to be unsubstantiated, but it found him guilty of conduct unbecoming an officer. Show More Summary

Maj. Mathew Golsteyn urged by panel to take honorable discharge

The Associated Press reports that Major Mathew Golsteyn was told by a panel of senior officers after a six-day hearing at Fort Bragg, NC that he should accept their offer of a honorable discharge for “conduct unbecoming an officer”. Army Special Forces Command spokeswoman Maj. Allison Aguilar said Monday that if the decision is upheld […]

LTC Roy Tisdale

On June 28th, 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Roy Tisdale was murdered while he was giving a safety briefing to his troops in preparation for the 4th of July weekend at Fort Bragg, NC. Smitty served under him and wanted to remember him on the anniversary of his early departure, so these are Smitty’s words; In early […]

Nicholas Jeremiah Young: Fort Bragg Paratrooper Charged With Pouring Scalding Water On Infant Girl

Nicholas Jeremiah Young, the 23-year-old Fort Bragg paratrooper pictured above, is under arrest for allegedly pouring scalding hot water on his 17-month-old daughter. The incident has caused police in Spring Lake, N.C., to hit YoungShow More Summary

Weekend Open Thread

I’m already gone for the weekend. I’ve been gone a couple of hours now – on my to Fort Bragg. I haven’t been there since 1990, the last year I was a TAC NCO for the 1st ROTC Region Advanced Camp. I got home to Vermont from Advanced Camp to a set of orders for […]

"The fact is that by the end of Bush’s tenure the war had been won. You can argue that the price of that victory was too high. Fine."

"We can debate that until the end of time. But what is not debatable is that it was a victory. Bush bequeathed to Obama a success. By whose measure? By Obama’s. As he told the troops at Fort Bragg on Dec. 14, 2011, 'We are leaving behind...Show More Summary

Fort Bragg Soldier, Others Pull Wreck Victims from Burning Vehicle

A Fort Bragg soldier is being praised for his efforts to free passengers after a fiery crash in Chatham County.

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