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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.

Pregnant N.C. mom fights off rabid fox

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Ashley Kotchetov and her son Alex had fetched his book bag from the family’s truck when the fox appeared from nowhere in the town that’s home to Fort Bragg, WTVD reported.

Why the 440th Is the Odd Unit Out

My latest column for Carolina Journal: RALEIGH — It’s a decision that on its face seems very strange: The Air Force wants to stop basing transport planes at Pope Field, which is located next door to Fort Bragg, home of the Army’s famed 82nd Airborne Division. The unit in question is the 440th Airlift Wing, […]

Tiger Woods wrote a heartwarming letter to a bullied kid, reminding us all that he has feelings.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

After Golf Digest profiled a young man who had been bullied over his stutter, Tiger reached out with a story of his own stuttering past. Tiger Woods teaches a young golfer during his Junior Clinic at Fort Bragg. (Getty) Remember when...Show More Summary

Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing two dogs: police

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A Fort Bragg soldier allegedly slashed the throats of two dogs and dumped their bodies on the side of a road, local reports said.

Fort Bragg soldier charged with killing two dogs

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

Accused allegedly killed Lab and her puppy for no known reason; soldier has previously faced domestic violence, weapons charges

Army paratrooper dies at Ft. Bragg, newest training death

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A 27-year-old Army paratrooper was killed during a training exercise at Fort Bragg, the latest in a series of military exercise deaths.

A Sky Full of Paratroopers

last monthHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: US Air Force) The sky over Fort Bragg, North Carolina rained freedom in early April. Then, in the largest exercise of its kind there in 20 years, the US Air Force, Marine Corps, Air National Guard, and Royal Air Force dropped a combined 2,100 troops to the ground. Show More Summary

Paratroopers fill the sky in awesome photo

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Here’s a really cool photo showing US Army and British paratroopers jumping out of C-130J Super Hercules airplanes in a line at Fort Bragg. It was the largest jump exercise in 20 years at Fort Bragg and there are so many paratroopers filling the sky that it looks like a floating human wall (okay, a fence?) has been created. Read more...

The Weird Week in Review

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Sea Lion Pup Hitches Ride with Police Two Mendocino County deputies stopped along a road near Fort Bragg, California, early Sunday morning when they spotted an animal walking on the road. It was a sea lion that had walked about a quarter-mile from the ocean! The young sea lion was very friendly with the officers. Show More Summary

“Huge Paratrooper Jump Today [sic] Over Bragg

last monthIndustries / Military : OPFOR

Not today, but rather yesterday, 13 April. Still, highly motivating: More than 2,100 American and British paratroopers will jump into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Monday for the start of a massive exercise that marks the next step forward in a unique relationship between the two nations’ airborne units. Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: 'South of the Border' Humanoids -- Are We Ignoring Alien Technology? -- Whitehall Bigfoot

'South of the Border' Humanoids It was Friday, April 4th, 1969, just a few days before Easter. My pal, Charlie, and I - two very bored soldiers - were setting out on a hitchhiking expedition from Fort Bragg, North Carolina to MyrtleShow More Summary

Maj. Gen. Townsend Named as New Commander of 18th Airborne Corp

A new leader is coming to Fort Bragg. Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend will replace Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, who has commanded the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg since July 2013. Anderson annou...

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl To Face Charges

[guest post by Dana] The Army is charging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and “misbehavior before the enemy”: The charges were announced by the service at Fort Bragg, N.C., hours after the 28-year-old was handed a charge sheet, according to one of his attorneys. Bergdahl will next face a preliminary Article 32 hearing, which is […]

Ex-U.S. war prisoner Bergdahl charged with desertion, misbehavior

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

By Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, a former Taliban prisoner in Afghanistan, was formally charged on Wednesday with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, and could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted of the most serious count, the Army said. Show More Summary

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Army sergeant who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive by the Taliban could face up to life in prison if convicted of both the charges he's facing, military officials said Wednesday.

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