Early Field Artillery Operations
From 1923 to 1926, Field Artillery regiments made considerable progress in learning how to operate in deep sand, heavy mud, swamps, streams and forests.
Postcards reached their apex of popularity during the early twentieth century, around the time that Camp Bragg was established in the community.
Fort Bragg's 100th Anniversary
Camp Bragg was established on September 4, 1918 outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fort Bragg was built as an artillery unit. Later, it became home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces. With more than 50,000 Service members and close to 30,000 civilians, Fort Bragg continues to have a rich history today.
In observation of our 100th anniversary, Fort Bragg teamed with community partners on and off of the installation for our year-long communication campaign. From videos to radio to social media, numerous supporters shared their messages and stories to Fort Bragg Service members, civilians, and Families.
Fort Bragg’s 100th Anniversary: Fort Bragg and WWI
The United States didn’t want to get involved in World War I. The conflict that had arisen on the European continent felt far away from the every day bustle of the average American. At the time, the United States wasn’t the largest economic power in the world. The fledgling country was still recovering from the Civil War and remained heavily divided on the issue of race. What the Europeans did was their own business . .
Excerpt from Paraglide, written by Aly Hanson.
Fort Bragg’s 100th Anniversary: Fayetteville before Fort Bragg
Like much of the South, Fayetteville had a period of rebuilding after the Civil War. Small skirmishes and battles were fought along the land that would become Fort Bragg and downtown Fayetteville saw the destruction of an arsenal and the offices of the Fayetteville Observer.
Post Civil War and Reconstruction . . .
Excerpt from Paraglide, written by Aly Hanson
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