Band salute

The Army Ground Forces Band Summer Salute will hold a summer concert series to salute America. The concerts feature the Army Ground Forces Band’s concert band, Jazz Guardians and the rock band, the Loose Cannons and will host the following concerts.

Friday, Salute to Hometown Heroes, 7 p.m., Festival Park, Fayetteville

June 15, Army Birthday Celebration, 7 p.m., Seabrook Auditorium, Fayetteville

Aug. 9, Salute to the American Dream, 7 p.m., Festival Park, Fayetteville

Aug. 16, Salute to Jazz, 7 p.m., Festival Park, Fayetteville

Aug. 30, An 1812 Salute, 7 p.m., Festival Park, Fayetteville

For more information about the Army Ground Forces Band call 570-1752 or visit

Information sessions

Fayetteville Technical Community College will host a series of education information sessions about military programs, Monday, at the Fort Bragg Training and Education Center, Room 116, Wing F, as follows:

Session 1 (active duty), 10 to 10:50 a.m. This session will focus on FTCC’s troop schools and military occupational specialty degree program, MOSP, including more than 40 military occupational specialties and 120 degree maps, awards servicemembers college credit hours based on their MOS and skill level.

Session 2 (Family members), 11 to 11:50 a.m. This session is designed for military spouses and Family members and will address military spouse career advancement accounts which provides financial assistance for military spouses who are interested in pursuing degree programs, licenses, certifications and education leading to careers in high-growth, high-demand, portable career fields.


Session 3 (veterans), 1 to 1:50 p.m. This session is for veterans and will cover the military occupational degree program and veteran education benefits.

Presenters will discuss registering for courses through GoArmyEd, Accuplacer testing, and financial aid during each session. Counselors will also be available after sessions to talk with attendees, and GoArmyEd computers will be set up for attendees to register for classes, request joint service transcripts and other actions as needed.

To register for briefs, please contact the Fort Bragg Center at 678-1050 or send email to


Early closures

The Fort Bragg South and North commissaries will close three hours early Sunday, to conduct formal inventory. Both stores will resume normal hours of operation Monday. For more information, contact John Moore, store director, 436-2487.

Commissary survey

Whether you shop at your local commissary or not, the Defense Commissary Agency wants to hear from you.

Through Aug. 1, an online survey will be available on You may participate by clicking on the “take our survey” link or accessing the survey directly at The responses will be analyzed and used to improve the commissary for patrons. The survey takes only eight to 12 minutes to complete.

Road improvements

Construction crews will begin work to widen the Gruber and Longstreet roads intersection beginning June 17 through the end of 2013. Improvement work will include resurfacing and traffic signal upgrades at four signalized intersections on Longstreet Road. Some of the work will be performed at off-peak hours, at night and or weekends.

Reserved parking

Families of fallen Soldiers will be able to use reserved parking on Fort Bragg and on other Army installations.

The reserved parking are located at the North and South commissaries, North and South Post Exchanges, Womack Army Hospital (Reilly Road entrance), Soldier Support Center and at Survivor Outreach Services.

Blood drive scheduled

The 3rd Military Information Support Battalion is planning a blood drive, June 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the MISOC Classroom on Psyop/MISO Way.

For more information, call Staff Sgt. Nick Waddell at 432-1060.

Reunion planned

The 11th Airborne Division Association will conduct its 70th Anniversary reunion in Fayetteville, Sept. 22 through 26, at the Holiday Inn Bordeaux.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting Spencer Gay, 488-0084 or John Hazlett at 867-5651, or by logging on the website, www.11airborne division. com