Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg
Spring Lake, NC 28301
1 (910) 396-1231

Established: 1918
Base Type: Army


Fort Bragg is an Army station just west of Fayetteville, North Carolina. It’s big – covering 163,000 acres and 251 square miles – but more than that, it’s the biggest Army station by population. Bragg houses over 52,000 active service members, as well as approx. 62,000 family members, 12,000 Reservists, 9,000 civilian employees, and 3,500 contractors. This gigantic military base is situated in the counties of Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, and Moore. Fayetteville has a population of around 400,000 people, almost 100,000 of which are Army retirees and family members.

Known as the home of the Airborne, Fort Bragg is the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, U.S. Army 1st Special Forces Command, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Sustainment Command, 16th Military Police Brigade, 18th Airborne Corps Artillery, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 44th Medical Command, 35th Signal Brigade, 18th Soldier Support Group, 20th Engineer Brigade, U.S. Army Parachute Team, Special Troops Battalion, and much more. Their main mission is to maintain an elite strategic crisis response force that can rapidly deploy by land, air, and sea to anywhere in the world.

Fort Bragg has a long history, dating all the way back to World War I. It was founded in 1918 for artillery training, mostly because of its friendly terrain and year-round weather, and named “Camp Bragg” after the Confederate Army Commander Braxton Bragg. The base was constructed to be able to house six artillery brigades. They also built Pope Airfield, which remains there today. After World War I ended and the United States focused on drawing back its military forces, Camp Bragg was almost decommissioned. However, in 1922 it was renamed Fort Bragg and four barracks were promptly constructed — it was officially a permanent Army post.

World War II oversaw a lot of changes at Fort Bragg. The post went from a population of 5,400 in 1940 to a population of 67,000 the following year. It was mainly used for housing recruits and training. At the peak of the war, 159,000 soldiers resided at Bragg. But Bragg didn’t start turning into the powerhouse it is today until the Cold War. That’s when the XVIII Airborne Corps, Psychological Warfare Center, 10th Special Forces Group, 5th Special Forces Group, and 1st Corps Support Command were all established within Bragg’s borders. It went from a training hub to the headquarters for special operations and unconventional warfare. During the Vietnam War, around 200,000 soldiers went through training at Bragg. In the 1980s, some of its units were deployed to Grenada, Panama, and Honduras; the ‘90s Operation Desert Storm saw Bragg’s airborne units deployed to the Middle East. And in the late ‘90s, the barracks were redone and a new post exchange was built. Today, the War on Terror has forced heavy mobilization of Bragg’s units, most of which have deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2011 Fort Bragg’s acquirement of the Forces Command and the U.S. Army Reserve Command increased the base’s size by 25,000 people.

Family life at Fort Bragg has a lot to offer, simply due to the huge community that resides there. Over 4,700 homes are available to live in on-post, in two bedroom, three bedroom, and four bedroom configurations. There are multi-family buildings, duplexes, and single-family homes. Bragg also leases nearby homes in Hoke County to service members. Of course, single service members are required to stay in barracks. Bragg has one junior high school, one middle school, and seven elementary schools. High school students must attend E.E. Smith High School in Cumberland County. The convenient thing about living on a large base is that there’s more options for shopping, food, and other activities. Bragg has two commissaries and PXs. There are also smaller shopping centers, banks, fast food, restaurants, dry cleaning, auto shops, gas stations, a movie theatre, and a skating rink. There’s also recreation centers that provide amenities like golf courses, bowling alleys, tennis courts, pools, gyms, a library, camping grounds, fishing and hunting areas, and more. In addition, there are 12 chapels and two museums that are full of Army history.

Womack Army Medical Center is one of the Army’s best health care centers in the country. It was named after Private First Class Bryant Homer Womack, a Korean War veteran who received the Medal of Honor posthumously for heroically providing medical care to other soldiers while under heavy fire. Aside from Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg also houses Joel Health and Dental Clinic and the Robinson Health Clinic. You are assigned a medical clinic based upon the unit you’re in, or the unit your military sponsor is in.

If you’re PCSing to Fort Bragg or have a loved one stationed there, be assured: It’s one of the most respected posts in the Army, with a ton of history, resources, and support from military families just like you.

Gate and Hours

Ft Bragg has six 24-hour gates on the east, southeast side of the base, close to the city of Fayetteville, NC
Gate 1 Longstreet: 24/7
Gate 2 Chicken: 24/7
Gate 3 Reilly: Monday-Friday: 0500-2100, Weekends: 0900-2100
Gate 4 Yadken: 24/7
Gate 5 All American: 24/7
Gate 8 Knox: Monday-Sunday: 0500-2100
Gate 10 Honeycutt/210: 24/7
Gate 11 Randolph: 24/7
Gate 12 Butner: Monday-Friday: 0500-2100, Weekends: 0900-2100
Gate 13 Simmons: 24/7
Gate 18 Manchester: Monday-Friday: 0500-2100

Quick Reference

Chaplain and Religious Services
2-1114 Jackson St.
(910) 396-1121

Dining Facilities
Bldg. B-1732, Tagatay Street

Bldg. H-4842, Essayons Street

Bldg. C-9453, Ardennes Street
432-1474 | 432-0878

Bldg. A-3556, Butner Road
432-8798 | 432-2298

Bldg. B-1732, Bastogne Drive

Bldg. D-3624, Merrill Street

Location: Bldg. 3-5103, Longstreet

Location: Bldg. X-3429, Chicken Road
908-5680 | 570-1028

525th MI
Bldg. 2-5112, Ricketts Street

M-5103, Goldberg Street

Bldg. A-4595, Butner Road

Location: Bldg. H-4842, Essayons Street
396-2592 | 396-6892

Location: Bldg. E-4325, Sato Cano Road

Location: WTB Complex, Bldg. 4-1832, Normandy Drive
396-3436 | 396-3439

School Support Services/School Liaison Office
Soldier Support Center
Normandy Drive
(910) 396-3338

Equal Opportunity Employment Office
135 Jackson Street, Bldg 2-1515
(910) 396-5214

Family Advocacy Program
Soldier Support Center
Normandy Drive
(910) 396-5521

Family Readiness Group Center
Interceptor Rd, Bldg 236
(910) 432-3742

Public Affairs Office
Macomb and Jackson Street, Bldg 2-1120
(910) 396-5620

Fire Emergency Service
Army Emergency Relief
Normandy Drive
(910) 396-2507

Personal Financial Management Services
Soldier Support Center
Normandy Drive
(910) 396-3670

Housing Services Office
Soldier Support Center
Normandy Drive
(910) 3961022

Legal Assistance Office
Macomb St
(910) 396-6100

Post Office
Fort Bragg
1605 Reilly Rd
(910) 423-2309

Fort Bragg Macomb
1256 Macomb St, Bldg 2
(910) 423-2309

Base Surroundings

Museum of Cape Fear
801 Arsenal Ave,
Fayetteville, NC 28305
(910) 500-4240

1897 Poe House
206 Bradford Ave,
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Fayetteville Area Transportation and Local History Museum
325 Franklin St,
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Fascinate-U Children’s Museum
116 Green St,
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 433-1573

Cape Fear Botanical Garden
536 N Eastern Blvd,
Fayetteville, NC 28301
(910) 486-0221

Cape Fear River Trail
631 Sherman Dr,
Fayetteville, NC 28301

ZipQuest Waterfall & Treetop Adventure
533 Carver Falls Rd,
Fayetteville, NC 28311
(910) 488-8787

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

NameLevel NamePhone
18th Corps Soldiers Support Group 18th 1 (910) 396-7765
Fires Brigade 18th 1 (910) 432-5068
82D ABN Division 82d 1 (910) 432-0682
Replacement Detachment 82d 1 (910) 432-4000
82nd Combat Aviation Brigade 82d 1 (910) 432-2604
Sustainment Brigade 82d 1 (910) 432-8389
82D Airborne Division Legal Assistance 82nd 1 (910) 432-0195
82nd Finance 82nd 1 (910) 432-3969
82nd ABN. ID Card Facility 82nd 1 (910) 432-4182
Tax Center Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-8299
Family Advocacy Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-5521
Youth Education Support Services Fort Bragg 1 (910) 432-1008
Financial Readiness Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-2507
Fort Bragg Federal Credit Union Fort Bragg 1 (910) 864-2232
EFMP Family Support Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-2749
DENTAC Headquarters Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-9488
North Post Commissary Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-2104
Carlson Wagonlit (Official Travel) Fort Bragg 1 (910) 436-1185
Military Benefits Fort Bragg 1 (910) 643-6664
Army Wounded Warror (AW2) Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 643-6666
Airborne Inn Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-7700
Youth Services Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-8110
Army Community Service Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-8682
South Post Commissary Fort Bragg 1 (910) 436-2487
Women, Infants, and Children Fort Bragg 1 (910) 436-3149
Soldier Support Center Fort Bragg 1 (910) 907-2026
NAF Human Resources Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-4304
LaFlamme Dental Clinic Fort Bragg 1 (910) 432-8170
Citizenship and Immigration Services Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-6120
Transition Services Office Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-7472
Educational and Developmental Intervention Services Fort Bragg 1 (910) 907-3347
New Parent Support Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-5521
Ryder Golf Course Fort Bragg 1 (910) 907-4653
Prager Child Development Center Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-1136
Legal Services Fort Bragg 1 (910) 643-6649
School Age Services - Administrative Office Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-5780
Rodriguez Child Development Center Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-5429
Army Career and Alumni Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-2507
Bank Customer Service Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-2238
American Red Cross Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-1232
South Post Exchange Fort Bragg 1 (910) 436-2166
Passports Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-1513
Traumatic Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance Fort Bragg 1 (910) 643-6657
Child and Youth Services /Central Registration Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-8110
Relocation Readiness Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-8683
Family Child Care Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-3415
Information , Referral and Follow-up (IR&F) Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-8682
Employment Readiness Program Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-2390
Soldier & Family Assistance Center Fort Bragg 1 (910) 643-6673
Transportation Office Fort Bragg 1 (910) 396-6683