Fort Bragg http://wunc.org en Young Woman A Catalyst For UNC Policy Shift On Same-Sex Military Spouses http://wunc.org/post/young-woman-catalyst-unc-policy-shift-same-sex-military-spouses <p></p><p>Jasmine Pollard is an Army reservist. She had just gotten back from a nine-month deployment when she and her now wife decided to marry. The ceremony was in California, a state that allows same-sex marriages.</p><p>Her wife also serves. She's a medic stationed at Fort Bragg. So Jasmine, 20, decided to move back East so they could be together. She'd hoped to go to school, taking advantage of a federal law the says military dependents can receive in-state tuition rates.</p><p>She ran into problems.</p><p>She called Fayetteville State University to ask about the waiver.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eric Mennel 36404 at http://wunc.org Young Woman A Catalyst For UNC Policy Shift On Same-Sex Military Spouses All Americans: Fort Bragg Honors the 82nd Airborne http://wunc.org/post/all-americans-fort-bragg-honors-82nd-airborne <p></p><p>All American Week gets underway today at Fort Bragg to honor members of the 82nd Airborne Division.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Events begin this morning with a four-mile division run with 20,000 participants.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Wednesday is International Day, where military leaders from US allies will be invited to tour the base and attend a ball in the evening.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Lieutenant Colonel Bob Risdon said the culminating events will be held Thursday when thousands will turn out to see the Division Review.</p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 11:27:19 +0000 Eric Hodge 35736 at http://wunc.org All Americans: Fort Bragg Honors the 82nd Airborne Cutting Edge Treatment Of Traumatic Brain Injury Will Soon Be Done In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/cutting-edge-treatment-traumatic-brain-injury-will-soon-be-done-north-carolina <p>Ground was broken this week on a new center at Fort Bragg that will focus on the treatment of traumatic brain injuries. According to the latest estimates from the Defense Department, there have been hundreds of thousands of these cases diagnosed - and perhaps as many that have not yet been diagnosed.</p><p>Nine of these new centers are planned for different communities in the United States. They are known as the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Centers.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:07:34 +0000 Carol Jackson & Catherine Brand 29454 at http://wunc.org Cutting Edge Treatment Of Traumatic Brain Injury Will Soon Be Done In North Carolina Fort Bragg Soldiers Vie For Best Thanksgiving Meal http://wunc.org/post/fort-bragg-soldiers-vie-best-thanksgiving-meal <div>The annual Thanksgiving holiday meal and best dining facility competition starts Tuesday at Fort Bragg. Some 20,000 military service members, family and retirees are expected to attend.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Chief Roshaun Anderson is food advisor for the <a href="http://www.bragg.army.mil/UNITS/82NDSUSTBDE/Pages/default.aspx">82nd Sustainment Brigade</a>. &nbsp;He says the event is like the food service Super Bowl on post.</div><div><p></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:38:09 +0000 Catherine Brand 26388 at http://wunc.org Fort Bragg Soldiers Vie For Best Thanksgiving Meal Furloughed Civilian Employees Back At NC Military Bases http://wunc.org/post/furloughed-civilian-employees-back-nc-military-bases <p></p><p>Civilian employees at North Carolina&#39;s military bases are back at work after four furlough days from the government shutdown.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 17:14:04 +0000 Will Michaels 23739 at http://wunc.org Furloughed Civilian Employees Back At NC Military Bases 60 Fort Bragg Surveillance Soldiers Return From Afghanistan http://wunc.org/post/60-fort-bragg-surveillance-soldiers-return-afghanistan <p>A small group of Fort Bragg soldiers returns home from Afghanistan Monday as the military works to transfer its operations to Afghan forces.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:06:13 +0000 Will Michaels 22973 at http://wunc.org Ft. Bragg Paratroopers To Undergo Air Assault Training http://wunc.org/post/ft-bragg-paratroopers-undergo-air-assault-training <p>Some Fort Bragg soldiers will begin <a href="http://www.bragg.army.mil/18abc/aaslt/Pages/default.aspx">specialized air assault training classes</a> this week.&nbsp; Fort Bragg soldiers had previously gone to posts outside the state to complete the course.&nbsp; Soldiers will learn the logistics of moving troops and equipment by helicopter during combat.&nbsp;<br><br>Capt. Matt Smoose is the school's commander.&nbsp; He says the training includes helicopter transport and what's called 'springload operations'.<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:06:05 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22662 at http://wunc.org Ft. Bragg Paratroopers To Undergo Air Assault Training Sequestration Cuts Cast Shadow Over Defense Trade Show http://wunc.org/post/sequestration-cuts-cast-shadow-over-defense-trade-show <p>Aspiring defense contractors are in Fayetteville for this year's annual <a href="http://www.ncmbc.us/2013DTS.php">Defense and Economic Development Trade Show</a>.&nbsp; Companies will be at <a href="http://www.faytechcc.edu/">Fayetteville Technical Community College</a> to network with military and political figures and to see demonstrations of advances in combat equipment.<br><br>This year, federal sequestration cuts have brought questions from vendors about the level of military participation.&nbsp; Scott Dorney is executive director of the <a href="http://www.ncmbc.us/index.php">North Carolina Military Business Center</a>.&nbsp; He says business are coming to this year's show looking to partner up.<br><br> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:45:33 +0000 Gurnal Scott 20261 at http://wunc.org Sequestration Cuts Cast Shadow Over Defense Trade Show Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits Fort Bragg http://wunc.org/post/secretary-defense-chuck-hagel-visits-fort-bragg <p>Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel paid a visit to Fort Bragg Monday.&nbsp; In a town-hall style meeting <a href="http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/696465/secretary-of-defense-hagel-visits-fort-bragg">broadcast live on News-14 Carolina</a>, Hagel faced tough questions from the Ft. Bragg community, which has been hit hard with budget cuts caused by sequestration.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:29:35 +0000 Sam Sanders 19042 at http://wunc.org Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits Fort Bragg Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair http://wunc.org/post/jury-selection-begins-trial-brig-gen-jeffrey-sinclair <p>Jury selection starts this week in the court martial of Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg. Sinclair is accused of sexually assaulting a subordinate officer and faces allegations of forcible sodomy and wrongful sexual conduct, among other charges.&nbsp; Prosecutors say Sinclair engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a female captain under his command.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:26:30 +0000 Will Michaels 19004 at http://wunc.org Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair