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    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- History was made at Fort Bragg as the first female soldier graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course on Thursday, Army officials confirmed.The Army would not confirm the soldiers identity due to the nature of unique missions she would be assigned after graduation.Preceding the graduation ceremony, Lt. Gen. Fran Beaudette, the Commanding General for U.S. Army Special Operations Command congratulated each soldier on their ability to meet the baseline standards and competencies of the regiment.During the...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- History was made at Fort Bragg as the first female soldier graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course on Thursday, Army officials confirmed.The Army would not confirm the soldiers identity due to the nature of unique missions she would be assigned after graduation.Preceding the graduation ceremony, Lt. Gen. Fran Beaudette, the Commanding General for U.S. Army Special Operations Command congratulated each soldier on their ability to meet the baseline standards and competencies of the regiment.During the...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- History was made at Fort Bragg as the first female soldier graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course on Thursday, Army officials confirmed.The Army would not confirm the soldiers identity due to the nature of unique missions she would be assigned after graduation.Preceding the graduation ceremony, Lt. Gen. Fran Beaudette, the Commanding General for U.S. Army Special Operations Command congratulated each soldier on their ability to meet the baseline standards and competencies of the regiment.During the...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- History was made at Fort Bragg as the first female soldier graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course on Thursday, Army officials confirmed.The Army would not confirm the soldiers identity due to the nature of unique missions she would be assigned after graduation.Preceding the graduation ceremony, Lt. Gen. Fran Beaudette, the Commanding General for U.S. Army Special Operations Command congratulated each soldier on their ability to meet the baseline standards and competencies of the regiment.During the...
    Confederate Army symbols within the military, including prominent Army bases named for rebel generals, are divisive and can be offensive to Black people in uniform, the nations top officer said Thursday. “The American Civil War was fought and it was an act of rebellion, it was an act of treason at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the U.S. Constitution, and those officers turned their backs on their oaths,” Army Gen. Mark Milley told a...
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before the House Armed Services Committee hearing on Department of Defense Authorities and Roles Related to Civilian Law Enforcement in Washington, DC, July 9, 2020.Michael Reynolds | Pool via Reuters WASHINGTON — Pentagon leadership said Thursday that a process is under way to evaluate the potential removal of Confederate symbols from U.S. military installations, a move that falls out of step with President Donald Trump, who said last month...
    By ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Confederate Army symbols within the military, including prominent Army bases named for rebel generals, are divisive and can be offensive to Blacks in uniform, the nations top officer said Thursday. “The American Civil War was fought and it was an act of rebellion, it was an act of treason at the time, against the Union, against the Stars and Stripes, against the U.S. Constitution, and those officers turned their backs...
    A KAREN has been evicted from her apartment complex after she was captured on video hurling racial slurs at a Black soldier from her doorstep. Diamonte Ugbesia, a Fort Bragg soldier, was attacked by the unnamed woman who yelled racial slurs at him as he paid a visit to a friend at the Kings Cross Apartments in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 5 The woman who hurled racial slurs at a Diamonte UgbesiaCredit: Diamonte Ugbesia Ugbesia said he got out of his...
    A WOMAN was evicted from her apartment complex after she was captured on video hurling racial slurs at a Black soldier from her doorstep. Diamonte Ugbesia, a Fort Bragg soldier, was the latest victim attacked by a “Karen,” who yelled racial slurs at him as he paid a visit to a friend at the Kings Cross Apartments in Fayetteville, North Carolina. 5 The woman who hurled racial slurs at a Diamonte UgbesiaCredit: Diamonte Ugbesia   Ugbesia said he got out...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army has quarantined 90 soldiers and instructors who tested positive for the coronavirus during a survival course at Fort Bragg. A total of 110 people participated in the course, which was cut short after a single soldier tested positive. Subsequent tests then showed that 82 students and 8 instructors had COVID-19, Army spokeswoman Janice Burton told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Now all 110 are quarantined, although the 20 people who did not...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army has quarantined 90 soldiers and instructors who tested positive for the coronavirus during a survival course at Fort Bragg. A total of 110 people participated in the course, which was cut short after a single soldier tested positive. Subsequent tests then showed that 82 students and 8 instructors had COVID-19, Army spokeswoman Janice Burton told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Now all 110 are quarantined, although the 20 people who did not...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Army says that 90 soldiers who took part in a survival course in North Carolina have been quarantined after one of them tested positive for the coronavirus. The U.S. Army said in a statement on Wednesday that the soldiers were training at a special warfare school at Fort Bragg. The course is called Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape. The U.S. Army said it was naturally isolated from other special warfare courses at the...
    President Donald Trump threatened to veto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday if the bill includes a provision to rename military bases currently named after Confederate leaders. “I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars, is in the Bill!” Trump said....
    President Trump late Tuesday night threatened to veto the must-pass bill to fund the military for the 2021 fiscal year if it includes an amendment introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., aimed at renaming military assets named after Confederate leaders and generals. Warren on Tuesday gave a floor speech on the matter, and the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this month approved the measures inclusion in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Senate on Tuesday voted 89-4 on a...
    (CNN)As the home of the elite 82nd Airborne Division and one of the largest military installations in the world, Fort Bragg is woven into the fabric of North Carolina, a state that proclaims itself to be the nations most military friendly. But the base also recalls a soiled chapter in the story of North Carolina and the South, bearing the name of the Confederate General Braxton Bragg — and now, it is becoming a political flashpoint in a national conversation...
    FORT BRAGG — The City Council of Fort Bragg decided not to change the name of the city — maybe just for now — at a highly-contentious and well-attended city council meeting Monday evening. Instead, the city will form a committee, spearheaded by Councilor Jessica Morsell-Haye, to investigate potential, city-sanctioned actions in response to a growing number of calls to either change the name, rededicate the name, or create a task force in response to what activists are calling a...
    The Fort Bragg City Council is debating changing the city name -- taken from a Confederate general who allegedly owned more than 100 slaves - as national protests continue against racial injustice and police brutality. City Council members considered putting the issue on the ballot in November, but instead, Mayor Will Lee opted for creating a commission to study a potential name change. ULYSSES S GRANT STATUE TOPPLED IN SAN FRANCISCO In this 2002 photo, an aerial view of the Georgia Pacific timber mill is seen...
    Fort Bragg, California — A rugged Northern California coastal city named for a Confederate general may ask voters to change its name as people protesting racial inequality and police brutality tear down monuments honoring former Confederate leaders.  The city of Fort Bragg, in Mendocino County, is named for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, whos accused of keeping more than 100 slaves. The City Council heard Monday from people both supporting and opposing a name change. The council was to...
    FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — A rugged Northern California coastal city named for a Confederate general may ask voters to change its name as people protesting racial inequality and police brutality tear down monuments honoring former Confederate leaders. The city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County is named for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, who is accused of keeping more than 100 slaves. The City Council heard Monday from people both supporting and opposing a name change. The council was to...
    A rugged Northern California coastal city named for a Confederate general may ask voters to change its name as people protesting racial inequality and police brutality tear down monuments honoring former Confederate leaders. The city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County is named for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, who is accused of keeping more than 100 slaves. The city council is debating Monday whether to put the renaming issue to voters through a ballot measure in November. Fort Bragg was...
    FORT BRAGG, Calif. (AP) — A rugged Northern California coastal city named for a Confederate general may ask voters to change its name as people protesting racial inequality and police brutality tear down monuments honoring former Confederate leaders. The city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County is named for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, who is accused of keeping more than 100 slaves. The city council is debating Monday whether to put the renaming issue to voters through a ballot measure...
    Elected officials in a sleepy town on California’s Mendocino Coast named after a Confederate general and slave owner is asking its residents to weigh in on whether it should change its name amid the nationwide reckoning over racial injustice following the death of George Floyd. The city council in Fort Bragg, Calif., posed the question of changing its name in a Facebook post late last week after receiving a deluge of requests to abandon the moniker given in honor of...
    FORT BRAGG — In a Facebook post published Friday evening, Fort Bragg Mayor Will Lee announced the City Council will be discussing a possible name change. The town is named after a Confederate Army general, Braxton Bragg. “Responding to many requests (some local and many not)” the post said, “Fort Bragg Mayor Will Lee would like to announce that at the June 22, 2020 Regular City Council meeting, the City Council will discuss whether to place the question of changing...
    WASHINGTON — The GOP-led Armed Services Committee has approved a motion requiring the Pentagon to rename military bases and assets named after Confederate leaders — defying President Trump, who warned them not to support the Elizabeth Warren-introduced measure. The committee on Wednesday approved the amendment to the annual defense bill which will establish a commission to rename all Pentagon assets — including ships, planes, buildings, military bases and equipment — that bear the name of Confederate generals within the next...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone on Friday, just days before he was set to report to prison. Democrats denounced the move as just another in a series of unprecedented interventions by the president in the nation’s justice system. Stone had been sentenced in February to three years and four months in prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering and obstructing the House investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded...