Fort Bragg is the home of the Airborne.
For more than half a century, Fort Bragg has had a proud heritage as the Home of the Nation's finest fighting forces.
Fort Bragg is located just west of Fayetteville, North Carolina.The fort is named for Confederate General Braxton Bragg. It covers over 251 square miles in four counties.
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Dubbed the “Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces,” its major units include the XVIII Airborne Corps, the 82nd Airborne Division, United States Special Operations Command (USASOC), United States Forces Command and Army Reserve Command (FORSCOM), and 1st Special Forces Command — which includes 3rd Special Forces Group and 1st Special Warfare Training Group, a.k.a. the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS or “Swick”). As a result of the Base Realignment and Closure Plan, Pope Air Force Base was absorbed into Fort Bragg and became Pope Field in 2011. The 43rd Airlift Group is the major Air Force unit at Pope Field.
Fort Bragg has a proud culture and rich history dating back to its beginnings in 1918 as Camp Bragg, an artillery training ground named for the Confederate general Braxton Bragg. Soldiers from Fort Bragg have participated in every war since World War I. ‘All American’ paratroopers from the 82nd are most famous for jumping behind enemy lines during World War II, and the Division has been America’s vanguard in every crisis since.
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