Trail closed:

RAPIDGate changed:

Beginning Nov. 1, the RAPIDGate system used to verify contractors and routine visitors to Fort Bragg, will no longer be accepted as a form of identification to gain access to Fort Bragg’s access control  points.

Marine training underway:

The 10th Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., will continue its bi-annual artillery training at Fort Bragg, through Oct. 25.

Installation restrictions prohibit the massing of fires from battalion-sized formations between the hours of 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Sundays. Post officials reinforce that, while mass firing will be restricted in the overnight hours, this is not a complete prohibition on artillery training at night.

Casualty assistance training:

The Fort Bragg casualty assistance officer and casualty notification officer training schedule for the 1st quarter fiscal year 2014 is as follows:

Class number

Dates

02-14

Oct. 29 to 31

03-14

Nov. 12 to 14

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.

Special operations recruiting briefing:

Fort Bragg special operations recruiters provide weekly recruiting briefings on career opportunities available to privates first class through sergeants first class in all military occupational specialties and YG11 officers (DOR 2012/04/01-2013/03/31).

Special Forces briefings are every Wednesday, noon and 2 p.m., Building D-3022 on the corner of Ardennes and Merrill streets. ARSOF briefings are conducted at Building 2-1120, east end basement on Macomb Street.

Other briefings are: 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Mondays, 11 a.m.; explosive ordnance disposal, Mondays, 1 p.m.; psychological operations, Tuesdays, noon; warrant officer, Wednesdays, noon; civil affairs, Thursdays, 1 p.m.

Rank and MOS eligibility may vary between mission sets. Visit www.sorbrecruiting.com for more information and to see if you qualify.

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.

Oct. 22 — Avoiding and putting a stop to gossip. This presentation addresses gossip: what it means, the negative effect gossip has on a community and ways to avoid and prevent gossip.

Notice of estate:

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Warrant Officer 1 Anisha M. Phillips, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact Capt. Frank Siler, summary court martial officer with all inquiries at 908-6565 or email frank.e.siler.mil@mail.mil.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Sgt. 1st Class Ricardo D. Young, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact 1st Lt. Evan Capowski, summary court martial officer, 307th Engineer Battalion, with all inquiries at 396-8785.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Col. Darron L. Wright, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact Capt. Theodore W. Stephens, summary court martial officer, XVIII Airborne Corps, with all inquiries at 643-3640.

This notice serves as an advisory for all those in possession of the property of Master Sgt. Randy Amsler, as well as to persons to whom the deceased is indebted, or those indebted to the deceased. Contact Capt. Michael Carlson, summary court martial officer, Joint Communications Unit, with all inquiries at 243-0419 or email carlsonmm@jdi.socom.mil.

Wastewater report available:

Each year, Old North Utility Services, Inc. and the Fort Bragg DPW Environmental Compliance Branch are required to provide the Customers of Fort Bragg, Camp MacKall, and Pope Airfield an Annual Wastewater Report.

This report is required by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources and covers the performance period of July 1, 2012 through June 30.  Please contact Old North Utility Services, Inc. at 495-1311 with any questions regarding the wastewater collection system. Copies of the Report can be obtained from Old North Utility Services, Inc. (Building N-6307) or the Fort Bragg DPW Environmental Compliance Branch (Building 3-1137).

Smoke testing:

Sanitary sewer smoke testing is scheduled for the following Fort Bragg main cantonment areas October and November:

Areas – 8:  Bordered by Knox Street, Butner Road, Bragg Boulevard and Randolph Street.,

9: Pope Housing adjacent to Butner Road and Bragg Boulevard

A, B, C and D – 82ND Division areas and housing West of the All American Expressway.

Smoke testing is being performed in the areas noted above to identify unauthorized connections to the Fort Bragg sanitary sewer system. Unauthorized water, including ground water and storm water, can cause an unnecessary load on the Wastewater Treatment Plants, and could potentially cause sanitary sewer overflows.

During the testing, a special, non-toxic smoke is forced into the sewer lines in diffrent areas. Any smoke that exits the sewer system will be observed and identified by ONUS field technicians. Smoke may be observed coming from the earth, storm system, roof drains, floor drains or from interior plumbing.

To prevent smoke from entering buildings, please run water in infrequently used sinks, toilets or other potable water appurtenances. The smoke leaves no residuals or stains and has no effect on plants or animals. Direct contact with the smoke may cause minor respiratory irritation for some people.  For any questions or concerns, contact Old North Utilities at 495-1311.