Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg

  • Established in 1918 near Fayetteville
  • Fort Bragg is one of the largest military installations in the world
  • Includes more than 10% of the US Army’s active component forces
  • Home of the 82nd Airborne Division
  • HQs for U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
  • HQs for U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC)
  • XVIII Airborne Corps
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Command
  • 1st Sustainment Command
  • Special Forces
  • U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command
  • Installation covers 160,832 acres
  • Military Population comprises about 60,000 military personnel
  • Annual payroll is $3 billion
  • $641 million awarded annually in government contracts
  • $12.9 billion direct and indirect annual impact on the 10 counties that surround Fort Bragg

United States Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

FORSCOM is the largest Army Command and the preeminent provider of expeditionary, campaign-capable land forces to Combatant Commanders. FORSCOM consists of more than 750,000 Active Army, U.S. Army Reserve, and Army National Guard soldiers. It provides enhanced land power gaining operational depth and versatility through a mix of fully integrated Active and Reserve Component forces operating in a Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and

U.S. Army Reserve Command 

U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) mission is to provide trained and ready units and individuals to mobilize and deploy in support of the national military strategy. USARC is responsible for all of the operational tasks involved in training, equipping, managing, supporting, mobilizing and retaining Soldiers under its command. USARC is comprised of over 20 offices, each with an individual mission and function that contributes to the accomplishment of USARC’s overall mission.

82nd Airborne Division               


The 82nd Airborne Division is an active airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute landing operations. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps