Troops to Teachers: The North Carolina Troops to Teachers program coordinator is offering an information briefing 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the Bragg Training and Education Center at 4520 Knox St., Building 1-3571. Military members, National Guard members and Reservists are invited to learn about a unique opportunity to put military skills to use in public schools.
Specifically, the briefing will inform participants about the teaching profession, the steps required to earn a teaching license and employment opportunities in public education.
For more information, please contact the Bragg Training and Education Center at 396-6721.
New BTEC appointment system: The Bragg Training and Education Center has set up an appointment system to service all education counseling needs. The new convenient appointment system allows patrons to have a scheduled appointment time to meet with an education counselor.
Once an appointment is confirmed, the patron will receive an email and a reminder email 24 hours prior to the appointment. The confirmation email will have a link to either cancel or reschedule an appointment if necessary.
Walk-in services will continue to be available to enroll in the Basic Skills Education Program and this system will not be used for testing appointments.
Appointments are scheduled for a 30-minute time frame and may be scheduled at Contact BTEC for more information at 396-6721, 908-0927 or
Grants available: The Bragg ‘N Barn Thrift Shop on Fort Bragg is accepting applications for Spring Welfare Grants from organizations assisting our military community.
All applications have to be received or postmarked by Wednesday, addressed to P.O. Box 70084, Fort Bragg, N.C. 28307. For more information, call 907-4053 or visit
Support requested: The USO of North Carolina Fort Bragg and Fayetteville Airport centers are in need of volunteers for center and event support. If you have a desire to serve our local military troops and Families and have the time to give, we need you.
You can set up a profile at After registering, you will soon receive an email invitation to a New Volunteer Orientation. If you have questions, you can send them by email to
USO volunteers needed: The American Red Cross is in need of volunteers at Fort Bragg to work with our service members and veterans.
The Red Cross is specifically searching for volunteers to work in Womack Army Medical Center to assist with greeting patients, managing phone calls and emails, driving shuttles for patients and serving in clinical positions.
They are seeking volunteers Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To become a volunteer, apply online at or contact Linda R. Daney at 907-6234 or
2018 US Army Officer Candidate School Alumni Association Reunion: The OCS Alumni Association represents all Army officers commissioned through any Officer Candidate School, regardless of previous locations or branch affiliation. The OCS is located at Fort Benning, Georgia, and continues to serve as a principal venue for officer accessions for the Army.
This reunion will include a Hall of Fame induction ceremony, reception and formal dinner that will include the presentation of the Patterson Award. The reunion will be conducted at the Columbus Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave., Columbus, Georgia 31901.
Refer to the OCS website at for information updates or contact Nancy Ionoff at 813-917-4309.
ABS scholarships for high school seniors and continuing education students: The Association of Bragg Spouses Scholarship season opened Feb. 1 for high school seniors and continuing education students. All applications must be post marked no later than March 31.
Scholarship applications can be found at under the “Our Programs” tab. Any questions should be emailed to
Attention non-profits: The Association of Bragg Spouses Welfare Committee is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for its annual distribution. Applications can be picked up at the Bragg Unique Boutique, located at the Solder Support Center.
Applications can also be downloaded from the ABS website at, under the Welfare tab. All applications must be received by March 31.
75th Anniversary Commemoration of the first U.S. Army mass parachute drop: You are invited to participate in a World War II Ceremony being conducted by Kershaw County, South Carolina Post 17 American Legion and the WWII C-47 Club, 82nd Airborne Division, Inc., on March 29, at 2:30 p.m., to Commemorate the first U.S. Army mass parachute drop’s 75th Anniversary.
The event will be held at the site of the 82nd Airborne Division Monument on Highway U.S. 1 between Elgin and Camden, adjacent to U.S. 1 on the Invista Company Property, 643 Hwy U.S., 1, Lugoff, South Carolina.
This ceremony will commemorate those who participated in the “Jump.” Persons/groups expected to attend include Chap. Alvin Sykes, Congressman Ralph Norman, Congressman Joe Wilson, Retired Maj. Gen. Julian Burns USA, Chairman Kershaw County Council, US Army Historian and Author Mr. Robert Anzuoni, American Legion Post 6/17, American Legion Riders Post 6, Patriot Guard Riders, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Marine Corps League and others. We are planning a “flyover” of late model aircraft.
Korea Cold War veterans’ reunion: The Korea Cold War veteran’s reunion, all units, will be held from March 23 to 25, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Statesville, North Carolina.
To RSVP or for more information, veterans may contact Camryn Landreth at or David Benbow at either or 704-871-9000.