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The start of the Iraq War in 2003 divided the country and mobilized a new anti-war movement. Josh Groll was in middle school at the time. His parents were firmly opposed to the war, but unlike many other anti-war protestors, Groll's dad was on active duty, and his family was stationed at Fort Bragg.
The Fort Bragg event paid tribute to the millions of lives lost during the Holocaust, as Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany imprisoned, tortured and killed Jews, political opponents and other minority groups seen as “undesirable.” Nearly 73 years after the world discovered the atrocities committed during World War II, ...

This story has been updated since it was originally published, and the number evacuated revised to 800. FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Fort Bragg authorities were searching rooms Thursday in one of the largest buildings on the North Carolina Army post after safety alarms triggered an evacuation. U.S. Army ...
The widow of a Fort Bragg soldier who died of cancer continues to honor his memory. Sgt. Jack Stillman lost his battle with a rare form of cancer in January. Months after his death, his memory lives on. January 20, 2018, is a day Alina Stillman and her two sons will never forget. It's forever etched in their ...
Borton led approximately 1,100 British soldiers to Fort Bragg for the exercise. Another 1,500 U.S. troops were also involved. The training was more than two years in the making, according to Brig. Gen. Douglas Crissman, an American general who serves as deputy commanding general of the 3rd U.K. ...
FORSCOM was evacuated Thursday afternoon due to a threat. The United States Army Forces Command received notice to evacuate the building at 1:10 p.m.. Eight-hundred people were in the building at the time. Everyone was moved to a secure location. Fort Bragg and law enforcement officials swept ...

Fourteen people, including a Fort Bragg soldier, were taken to the hospital following a multi-vehicle wreck involving two GMC Envoys. According to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the incident happened around 10:30 Thursday night on Camden Road at Rockfish Road. Troopers said an ...
A Fort Bragg paratrooper who mysteriously vanished a week ago has been found and reunited with his family, police in North Carolina said this morning. Sgt. Carl Seeman, 25, who had been in the Army since 2011 and the 82nd Airborne Division since 2015, was found in nearby Fayetteville early this ...
A Briton also was killed and five other people were wounded in Thursday's bombing. Dunbar was assigned to the headquarters of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is the fourth American service member to die in Syria since the U.S. began attacking Islamic State ...
A special operations soldier assigned to Fort Bragg was killed in Syria on Friday, according to the Department of Defense. Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, of Austin, Texas, died from wounds received near Manbij, Syria, officials said. Dunbar, assigned to Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations ...
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN/CBS News) - Army officials announced Saturday that a soldier who died after a roadside bomb attack in Syria this week was a Fort Bragg-based sergeant. Master Sgt. Jonathan J. Dunbar, 36, was among two coalition members who died after Thursday night's attack, the US Army ...
Teams from Fort Bragg swept the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico last week. Men's, Women's and Co-ed teams representing the nation's largest military installation each placed first in their respective divisions following the March 25 race. The march ...
I hope by now you've read or listened to many of the great first-person stories about Fort Bragg that we've been publishing this year, in honor of the installation's 100th anniversary. Our partner, public radio station WUNC, is recording interviews with people who have some connection to Fort Bragg, present ...
Carl Seeman has served in the Army since 2011 and has been with the 82nd Airborne Division since 2015, Fort Bragg said. He had one combat deployment to Afghanistan in 2012. Jennifer Seeman is urging people to keep an eye out at bus stations, airports and train stations for her son. She said he is ...
A deported U.S. Army veteran from Southern California is returning to the United States and getting citizenship after receiving a state pardon. AP. ELLIOT SPAGAT. Friday, March 30, 2018 03:44PM. SAN DIEGO --. A deported U.S. Army veteran has been granted U.S. citizenship, a move made possible by California Gov.
(CNN) — For 14 years, Hector Barajas never abandoned his dream of coming back to the United States. Soon, he will return home to his family. The deported veteran will become a US citizen in April, nearly a year after California Gov. Jerry Brown granted him a full pardon for a crime he committed before ...
When Tom McCollum transitioned from the 82nd Airborne Division to Special Forces, he knew the training would be tough. The Special Forces Qualification Course, or Q Course, can take up to two years to complete, depending on a soldier's area of expertise. As a former company commander with ample ...

Construction on a new, modern aerial gunnery range at Fort Bragg is ahead of schedule and could open to soldiers as soon as 2020. The gunnery range, which will provide rotary wing aircraft bombing and target practice for aviators, is south of the Sicily, Normandy, Salerno and Holland drop zones.
More than 20 current and former Fort Bragg leaders have been slated for new positions, the Department of Defense said. The new assignments are part of a regular rotation of military leaders. They were announced in early March. Four of the officers are stationed at Fort Bragg. They include Brig. Gen.
Hedrick Stadium will have a display in May of approximately 7,000 boots, each with a tag and photo of a service member who has died in combat since Sept. 11, 2001. Fort Bragg's Survivor Outreach Service Office needs 200 pairs of military boots for this year's display. [File photo/The Fayetteville Observer].
The event was resurrected last year, when officials hosted a Signal Ball for what was believed to be the first time in at least a decade. This year's event will take place April 26 at the Crown Complex at 1960 Coliseum Drive in Fayetteville. The Fort Bragg Signal Ball will celebrate the Army Signal Corps, which ...
Military Boots Needed For Fort Bragg's Boot Display. Fort Bragg needs at least 200 pairs of military boots for their annual Run, Honor, Remember 5K and Boot display. Author: Carrie Hodgin. Published: 12:43 PM CST March 8, 2018. Updated: 12:43 PM CST March 8, 2018. FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Got military boots?
Answer: Visitors can request a pass from the Visitor's Control Center, which is at the All American Highway Access Control Point, Building H-1575 at Fort Bragg. The registration process takes only three to seven minutes on average to complete, and registration is open 7 days a week, from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m..
A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested Sunday on several charges, including solicitation of prostitution and felony sexual offense by force. (Credit: Fayetteville police). SHARE. share · tweet · share · email. WTVD. Monday, April 09, 2018 01:54PM. FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) --. A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested Sunday on ...
A local soldier stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina is missing and has been declared absent without leave. Police in Fayetteville are searching for Sgt. Carl Seeman, 25, of Churchville, who was last seen over the weekend. Seeman was declared AWOL Monday morning, according to Lt. Joe Buccino, ...
A newly released ISIS propaganda video appears to use footage captured during an ambush that left four Fort Bragg soldiers dead. Part of the footage appears to be taken from the helmet camera of one of the soldiers. The nine-minute video is graphic and includes scenes of soldiers injured and in their ...
FORT BRAGG -- Families were reunited at Fort Bragg Tuesday after more than 7 months apart while their loved ones were serving in Afghanistan. About 250 Paratroopers from the First Combat Brigade were welcomed back with kisses, hugs, and lots of love. "My heart just dropped," said SPC Jonathan ...
HOPE MILLS, N.C. (WNCN) – It's a 16th birthday surprise one Southview High School sophomore won't soon forget. Staff Sgt. Johnathan Williams's daughter, Sondra, turned 16 on Thursday and he wasn't going to miss it. Williams said he can count on one hand how many of his daughter's birthdays he has ...
On Feb. 16 at approximately 9:34 p.m., Mendocino County sheriff's deputies received a radio call for help regarding an assault in Fort Bragg. Deputies went to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital where a man was receiving medical treatment for injuries related to the assault. During their contact with the ...
A 20-year-old Fort Bragg man was arrested for allegedly punching his brother in the face during an argument at the victim's home, sending the 21-year-old man to the hospital, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday. Deputies were called to the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Friday morning ...
Fort Bragg, N.C. — A former Fort Bragg soldier and suicide prevention specialist is reaching out to the families of the Florida shooting victims in a unique way. Kimberly Franco retired early to become a suicide prevention specialist on post after her brother took his own life in 2011. The grief she deals with ...
Sgt. 1st Class Jamie Otts, a weapons sergeant assigned to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a ... he served with 3rd Special Forces Group, as a drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Georgia, and with 1st Special Warfare Training Group at Fort Bragg.
A Fort Bragg soldier was charged with kidnapping and raping a 16-year-old girl and then leaving her for dead several years ago in Texas, authorities said. Levi Austin Goss, 24, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping in the horrific 2013 cold case, in which he ...
Jamie Harold Otts, 41, and Crystal Jeanette Otts, 37, both Fort Bragg soldiers, were riding separate Harley Davidson motorcycles and were traveling north, toward Hope Mills, on Roslin Farm Road. The Otts live on the 500 block of Pecan Grove Loop, less than a mile from where the wreck happened, Britt ...
Fort Bragg, N.C. — Levi Austin Goss, 24, a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, will be extradited to Texas to face charges in a 2013 attack in which a young woman was abducted and sexually assaulted. Goss was arrested Friday on a fugitive warrant from Harris County, Texas, and agreed Monday in a court ...
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Fort Bragg officials are now saying a soldier was absent without leave weeks before he and his family were reported missing. The family was found safe Sunday night, but the Army's statement is now leading to new questions about the family's disappearance. Army officials ...
Three members of a Fort Bragg family who were reported missing a week ago in New York after visiting relatives were found in Tennessee on Monday morning. Fort Bragg officials confirmed Spc. Travis W. Reynolds, of Fayetteville, has been absent without leave (AWOL) for almost a month. After Deanna ...
HOUSTON - An arrest has been made in the 2013 case of a young girl who was kidnapped, beaten and sexually assaulted in Cypress, deputies said Tuesday. Levi Austin Gross is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child and aggravated kidnapping in the case, law enforcement sources told ...
Fort Bragg, N.C. — A Fort Bragg soldier who was reported missing over the weekend was declared absent without leave last month, a military official confirmed to WRAL News Tuesday. Travis Reynolds, 25, an intelligence analyst with the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade in the airborne division's special operations ...
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A Fort Bragg soldier and his wife and son reported missing in New York have been found safe in Tennessee. Media outlets report that Utica, New York, police said Monday that 25-year-old Travis Reynolds, 24-year-old Deanna Reynolds and their 19-month-old so, Cooper., were ...
According to the AWARE Foundation, the Reynoldses are 25 and 24 years old, and are stationed in Fort Bragg. AWARE says the couple was visiting family in the area. Police said they are in contact with the family and trying to locate them. The family was last heard from on the morning on February 6, 2018, ...
“I was a little confused at first,” said Wilkerson. “I was going back and forth, like, 'Uh, I might not be built for the Army.' But I knew I wanted to serve.” Growing up as the daughter of a veteran, Wilkerson saw firsthand how military service could provide a steady paycheck, educational opportunities and a ...
A sliver of the moon poked through clouds over Fort Bragg just after 6 a.m., offering meager illumination at the Main Post Flag Pole. Soldiers from the 18th Airborne Corps' headquarters company marched toward the flag pole. The detail's leader, Staff Sgt. Frederick Tuisl, began unfolding the flag as the ...
Utica, N.Y. — Police in Utica, New York, said a Fort Bragg soldier, his wife and their 19-month-old son have been reported missing. Utica Police Department Lt. Bryan Coromato said on Sunday that Travis Reynolds, 25, his wife, Deanna Reynolds, 24, and their son, Cooper Reynolds were last seen Feb.
A former Fort Bragg leader will return to the installation in a new role, and several other officers with local ties have received new assignments. Their new positions were announced in recent weeks by the Army and Air Force, respectively. Maj. Gen. Mark C. Schwartz, commander of Special Operations ...
Fort Bragg and Fayetteville will have shared the All American Marathon for five years when the first runners take off next month. This year's event, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Fort Bragg, has the potential to be the biggest yet, organizers said. At the same time, officials are setting their sights on ...
A Fort Bragg soldier was arrested Friday on a fugitive warrant from authorities in Harris County, Texas. Levi Austin Goss, 24, who lives on post, is wanted in Texas for aggravated sex assault on a child between the ages of 14-17 and aggravated kidnapping, according to warrants in the Cumberland County ...
Last month, students from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke worked with Habitat for Humanity to build three playhouses for families of Fort Bragg's 3rd Special Forces Group. The playhouses — part of an initiative through the university's athletic department to serve the community — were ...
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — A Fort Bragg soldier will stand before a Cumberland County judge next week. ... Although the 24-year-old Goss is stationed at Fort Bragg, investigators say the charges stem from an incident that happened Monday in Harris County, Texas, which includes the city of Houston.
But at Fort Bragg on Friday, Porter was not prepared. “I'm at a loss for words,” he told a group of soldiers from the 3rd Military Information Support Battalion. “I'm blown away.” Weeks ago, Porter had never heard of Fort Bragg — the nation's largest military installation. But with a friend — a former professional ...


 

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