Filmmaking workshop offered:

The workshop will be led by author/filmmaker Benjamin Patton and features hands-on filmmaking supervised by skilled professional filmmakers using our HD video cameras and Apple laptops. Background on the program can be found at pattonveteransproject.org.

Veterans being treated at the Warrior Transition Battalion, cadre, and Soldiers from other units on post, as well as veterans living locally are welcome.

No prior filmmaking experience is required, all equipment is provided, and the workshop is free for all participants. The next workshop is Dec. 9 through 13, the morning program runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the afternoon program runs from 1:30 to 5 p.m., Soldier Family Assistance Center Conference Room, Building 4-2133. For more information, contact Willie Gore at 907-7200 or email willie.d.gore.civ@mail.mil.

RAPIDGate changed:

As of Nov. 15, the RAPIDGate system used to verify contractors and routine visitors to Fort Bragg, is no longer be accepted as a form of identification to gain access to Fort Bragg’s access control  points. Everyone possessing a current RAPIDGate Pass is required to go to the All-American Visitor Center to exchange their current valid RAPIDGate Pass for an automated installation entry card at no cost. The center is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. For more information on the AIE Card, visit the Fort Bragg website http://www.bragg.army.mil/directorates/DES/pmo/Pages/AIE.aspx.

Casualty assistance training:

The Fort Bragg casualty assistance officer and casualty notification officer training schedule for the 1st quarter fiscal year 2014 is as follow: Class number 04-14: Dec. 3 to 5.

To attend this training personnel must be officer (captain or above), warrant officer (chief warrant 2 or above) or enlisted (sergeant first class or above). Personnel are slotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. All major commands must provide and attendance roster to Donell Bowser (Casualty Assistance Center) seven working days prior to class start date.  All Soldiers will report to Building 4-2843 (Soldier Support Center), Normandy Drive, Room B-A-1 (McArthur Lake Classroom). In-processing will start at 8:30 a.m.  Soldiers must be present through entire training and pass two written test to received CNO/CAO certification. For more information, contact the Casualty Assistance Center 432-7262 or email donell.bowser.civ@mail.mil.

Did you know:

The Fort Bragg Employee Assistance Program is available to support the work/life health and welfare needs of Department of Defense civilian employees, their Family members, and the entire Fort Bragg/Pope Field community. Basic EAP services are available on a voluntary basis with no out-of-pocket expense. Unless otherwise indicated, training is from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Leader and Workforce to Development Center, Building 2-2020, Woodruff St. Contact the EAP office at 396-5784 to reserve a seat.

Dec. 10 - Stress during the holidays - this presentation addresses both normal holiday stressors and those that are specific to the military lifestyle and offers effective coping mechanisms to decrease stress and enjoy the holidays.

Notice of estate:

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Sgt. Reuben James Canody, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased.  Contact 1st Lt. Cindy Petithomme, Warrior Transition Battalion, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at 907-5203, BB 819-5186, or email at cindy.p.petithomme.mil@mail.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Spc. Cesar Fahaly Lopez, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased.  Contact Capt. Richard Martinus, summary court martial officer, with all inquiries at (616) 560-3850 or email Richard.j.martinus.mil@mail.mil