Trail closed: The All American Trail is closed for deer gun season from Sept. 28 to Jan. 2, 2014. Recreational use of the trail is prohibited during this period. Hunters may be in the area and actively hunt adjacent to the trail. For more information about hunting and fishing on Fort Bragg, visit http:www.bragg.army.mil/directorates/dpw/envdiv/wildlife.

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 to begin:

The 10th Marine Division, based at Camp Lejeune, N.C., will begin its bi-annual artillery training at Fort Bragg, Oct. 9 to 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:

Class number Dates 

01-14

Oct. 15 to 17

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:

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:

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.

Tuesday —

Working in teams

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This presentation addresses characteristics of effective teams and how to successfully work together.

Oct. 22 —

Avoiding and putting a stop to gossip

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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.

Anti-tobacco competition held:

Soldiers, Family members, and civilians can make and upload anti-tobacco videos and enter ‘Fight the Campaign’ contest held by the Department of Defense. The contest closes Oct. 15. See the overview video posted by Military Health  at youtube.com/watch?v=mbEUJClHu-M&feature=c4-overview&list=UUa8tL0fwK4WHwBW2Mq3EtvQ.