Fort Bragg Army Base
XVIII Airborne Corps
3550 All American Fwy, Fort Bragg, NC 28310
Fort Bragg is a United States Army installation in North Carolina, and is the largest military installation in the world (by population) with more than 50,000 active duty personnel. Fort Bragg is located within Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, and Moore counties and borders the towns of Fayetteville, Spring Lake, and Southern Pines. The installation spans across 251 square miles, including training areas, live fire ranges, airfields and housing areas.
It is the home of the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps and is the headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command, which oversees the U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) and 75th Ranger Regiment. It is also home to the U.S. Army Forces Command, U.S. Army Reserve Command, and Womack Army Medical Center. Fort Bragg maintains two airfields: Pope Field, where the United States Air Force stations global airlift and special operations assets as well as the Air Force Combat Control School, and Simmons Army Airfield, where Army aviation units support the needs of airborne and special operations forces on post.
The mission and primary objective of Fort Bragg is to provide consistent combat and support forces in accordance with America’s Contingency Corps. This tasks the base as being a strategic crisis response force capable of worldwide deployment at any time. Fort Bragg units are to be kept in a constant state of readiness, able to deploy by land, sea and air, and fight immediately upon arrival.
Arriving at Fort Bragg
The closest airport is Fayetteville Regional Airport located 11.6 miles from base.
Bus routes are provided through the Fayetteville Area System of Transit, and Amtrak runs a service to the area from the Atlantic Coastline Railroad Station. Taxis are also available directly from the airport to the base. Temporary lodging is available at the Airborne Inn but soldiers who in or out processing from Fort Bragg have priority.
Soldiers arriving at Fort Bragg assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps should report to the Fort Bragg Reception Company, Bldg 4-1238 on Normandy Drive. Unaccompanied SSG and below soldiers are assigned a barracks room, and platoon to complete their in-processing.
The Fort Bragg Reception Company is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the telephone number is 910-396-4244/4250. All Soldiers must sign into the Reception Company, Seniors, SSG(P) and above, are to return the following duty day, at 10:00 a.m. (except Wednesdays) to receive an in-processing brief and packet. Soldiers are allotted 5 duty days to complete the in-processing checklist and sign-out at the Reception Company.
Soldiers assigned to Student Detachment/Medical Hold at WOMACK will sign in to WOMACK located off the All American Expressway.
Soldiers arriving to Fort Bragg in a training status will report to the assigned Student Brigade.
All officers arriving at Fort Bragg, need to report to the Officer Management Division (OMD), Soldier Support Center, 2nd Floor, Wing A, to in-process and verify orders. Officers assigned to USASOC, WOMAC, 44th MED BDE, DENTAC, JAG, 1st TSC and the 82d ABN DIV will be given further instructions. Chaplain’s need to report to the Installation Chaplain’s Office, Bldg 1-2336, located on Hamilton St. to receive their assignment memorandum prior to in-processing OMD.
It is recommended that Seniors, SSG(P) and above, and Soldiers accompanied by their family make temporary housing arrangements before they report. The on-post reservation office is located at Moon Hall and can be reached at 910-396-7700. The Airborne Inn is the only on post official lodging facility. Statements of non-availability are only issued if official on post lodging is not available. Official travelers must attempt to gain on post official lodging first before a Statement of Non-availability is issued.
Those assigned to the following organizations will report to their specific organization:
USAJFKSWC/1st SPWAR Training Group students report to Bryant Hall (Bldg. D-3206, Room 106) on Ardennes Street. After duty hours, students will report to the SWC Staff Duty Officer in Bldg. D-3206.
ALL Reserve Component (RC) and Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) enlisted Soldiers report to the Directorate of Reserve Component (DRCS), Individual Section, Bldg. AT-3954, on Butner Road. Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) Soldiers report to the Fort Bragg Reception Company.
There are 270,811 Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, military families, DoD personnel, civilians, and retirees assigned to Fort Bragg.