Fort Bragg Sports – 5K Walk/Run
5K Fun Walk/Run – October 25, 2014
Once again the monthly Fort Bragg Sports 5K Walk/Run was a great success! More than 800 soldiers, retirees, family members, and civilians shared in the fun. The event was hosted by the 16th Military Police Brigade, XVIII ABN Corps at Hedrick’s Stadium, October 25, 2014. The event promoted health and fitness within the community. Tons of vendors displayed their products and provided giveaways to the participants. The chapter communicated the mission of AUSA, distributed AUSA gift bags containing promotional and educational items, and raffled a picture album at the end of the events.Soldier’s Appreciation Day Sponsors
The Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army would like to give thanks to our generous sponsors in helping us host the upcoming Soldier’s Appreciation Day picnic on November 7, 2014.
Gary &Joy Thrash – Andrew & Johnnie McFowler – Gary & Sue Kirschenman2014 AUSA Opening Ceremony
The Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting & Exposition is held every October in Washington, D.C. The AUSA Meeting is the largest landpower exposition and professional development forum in North America. The Annual Meetings consist of informative presentations, panel discussions on pertinent military and national security subjects, workshops and important AUSA Business meetings.
Key Information about AUSA’s Annual Meetings
For those of us who could not attend this year’s Annual Meeting & Exposition please click on the video link below and enjoy The Opening Ceremony held on October 13th.
Next time you see a Veteran, Retiree or Service member give them a Thank You and Big Hug to let them know You Have Not Forgotten Them.NCO Academy Opens New Facility
The XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Academy was formally established on January 1, 1972, in the 5,000 series block on the Northwest side of Fort Bragg, utilizing WWII-era Buildings. Built in 1941 and consisting of 39 separate buildings, the facilities were maintained by Directorate of Public Works (DPW) and the NCO Academy’s Repairs and Upkeep section. In 2009, the Commandant, Command Sergeant Major Roger Howard believed that our Noncommissioned Officers deserved a better environment in which to learn and grow as leaders, and with the Commanding General’s concurrence, together, they were able to get the funds approved for what our new facilities consist of today. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new NCO Academy facilities was conducted April 5, 2012, although the official date the construction began was October 4, 2012, by Caddell Construction. On April 17, 2014, the NCO Academy, and the Commandant, CSM Michael McIntosh, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening the doors to the brand new state-of-the-art 100,000 square foot NCO Academy. The new NCO Academy is complete with the latest technology in the classrooms, improving our Noncommissioned Officer Education System by enabling the NCO Academy to be in-compliance with the Army Learning Concept 2015. The first Warrior Leader Course in the brand new facility commenced on April 23, 2014, and graduated on May 22, 2014. The new NCO Academy consists of two separate buildings; the General Instruction Building complete with all classrooms, command suite and staff sections; and a brand new barracks facility.