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Nearly 300 soldiers return to Fort Bragg from overseas

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It was a very good weekend for nearly 300 soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg. The Fayetteville Observer reported that about 280 soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 82nd Airborne Division returned to Fort Bragg on Sunday. Full story...
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Fort Bragg to be among 5 US bases to isolate Ebola-mission troops

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U.S. officials say the top U.S. military officer has designated five U.S. bases where American troops would be housed and isolated for 21 days upon returning from Africa after serving in the Ebola-response mission. The officials said Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey signed a plan Friday that lists Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; and Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, as quarantine locations. The U.S. also hopes to use bases in Italy and Germany for troops based in that region. Full story...
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Soldier pleads guilty to stealing $400K in fuel

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Prosecutors say a Fort Bragg soldier has pleaded guilty to his part in a scheme to steal more than $400,000 worth of fuel from a base in Afghanistan. Authorities said in a news release that 25-year-old Alexander Swim would escort a foreign driver to the fuel depot at Forward Operating Base Sharana, let him fill up a tanker with American fuel and drive off. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier pleads to stealing fuel

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A Fort Bragg soldier will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty to stealing more than a million gallons of fuel from an American base in Afghanistan. The Fayetteville Observer reports that 32-year-old Sgt. Christopher Ciampa of Lillington pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribery and conspiracy to defraud the government. Full story...
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NC civilian employee union opposes military cuts

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A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts. Full story...
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Trench collapse kills civilian at Fort Bragg

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Fort Bragg officials say a construction worker was killed when a trench fell in on him as he was installing pipes. Spokesman Adam Luther said the unidentified man was in a trench near the Ammunition Supply Point near the Pope Army Air Field side of the post on Thursday. Full story...
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Man arrested in death of Fort Bragg soldier

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A Hoke County man has been arrested and charged with killing a Fort Bragg soldier during a break-in at his home last October. Full story...
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Fort Bragg paratrooper dies in training accident

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A Fort Bragg paratrooper from New York has died during a training accident. The 82nd Airborne Division says 21-year-old Sgt. Shaina B. Schmigel of Medina, New York, was killed during an airborne operation using a parachute on Friday. Full story...
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Soldier charged with assaulting Marine, woman at Surf City bar

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videoA Fort Bragg soldier is out of jail after being charged with assaulting a Marine and a woman earlier this month at a Surf City bar. Full story...
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Officials: Army hospital chief relieved of command

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Two defense officials say the chief of an Army medical center has been relieved of his command because of problems with patient care. The officials say the commander was replaced Tuesday at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, and three deputies were suspended. Full story...
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