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Fort Bragg, NC

Fort Bragg, NC 28310  |  Post Operator: DSN: 236-0011, (910) 396-0011

Fort Bragg: Overview

The major entities that call Fort Bragg home include the Headquarters of the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, and the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). The mission of the installation is to maintain America’s Contingency Corps, which possesses forces that are prepared to respond through the land, air, and sea and fight upon arrival anywhere in the world. Other units stationed at Bragg include the Corps Support Command, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, the 16th Military Police Brigade, the 108th ADA Brigade, the 44th Medical Command, the 18th Fires Brigade, and the 20th Engineer Brigade.

Fort Bragg has been considered the home of the Airborne since the development of this type of warfare, which was during World War II. The post was originally established in 1918 and named Camp Bragg in honor of Confederate General Braxton Bragg, a native of North Carolina. During its earlier years, the post was generally used to train and maintain artillery units. The ranks of Fort Bragg swelled significantly during WWII to include the 9th Infantry Division, 2nd Armored Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 100th Infantry Division, and the field artillery units that were already stationed here. Since then, the Airborne contingency at Fort Bragg grew tremendously and remains the primary focus of the post.

Fort Bragg: Education

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Fort Bragg: Location

Fort Bragg is located in North Carolina and is partially located in both Fayetteville and Spring Lake. It is so vast that it occupies a significant amount of acreage in both the Cumberland and Hoke counties. The Cape Fear River is also in the vicinity. The communities that surround the area include Hope Mills, NC, Dunn, NC, Southern Pines, NC, Lumberton, NC, Sanford, NC, Pinehurst, NC, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Laurinburg, NC, Holly Springs, NC, Smithfield, NC, Apex, NC, Clayton, NC, Garner, NC, Rockingham, NC, and Cary, NC.

Fort Bragg: Interesting Facts

  • The post narrowly avoided being closed in 1921 and changed its name from Camp Bragg to Fort Bragg in 1922 to signify the fact that it became a permanent post.
  • The famous "Iron Mike" statue, which is dedicated to all Airborne troops regardless of the era, was erected in 1961.
  • Manuel Noriega was trained in psychological warefare at Bragg in 1967, which was before he became the dictator of Panama.
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