In 1918, Fort Bragg was initially established to prepare U.S. forces to fight in support of WWI. Though that war has been over for almost 100 years, Fort Bragg's mission has changed very little, we exist for one purpose and one purpose only, to prepare forces to meet our nation's needs now and into the future.

In 1918, Fort Bragg was initially established to prepare U.S. forces to fight in support of WWI. Though that war has been over for almost 100 years, Fort Bragg’s mission has changed very little, we exist for one purpose and one purpose only, to prepare forces to meet our nation’s needs now and into the future.

Given the strategic missions and types of units we have here, this means the installation always needs to be prepared to deploy trained and properly equipped forces ready to fight and win upon arrival anywhere in the world.

Our service members must always be ready to fight when called upon and win, and our Families must be prepared to effectively navigate the challenges of daily living experienced in the unique context of military service.

To keep our readiness at an optimal level takes teamwork by every unit and individual on Fort Bragg.

In the coming weeks, the Paraglide will run a series of articles showing how various units coordinate and synchronize efforts across a gamut of pre-deployment requirements to ensure Fort Bragg’s service members and units are combat ready, and what Soldiers, Families and our civilian workforce are doing daily to ensure readiness.

For almost 100 years, readiness has been Fort Bragg’s number one priority. In an increasingly volatile and uncertain world, our forces must be postured to prepare for our ever changing global security environment while remaining ready to fight and win the nation’s wars when called upon.