Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, North Carolina, was designated as a U.S. Army installation in 1918 and named Fort Bragg on September 30, 1922. In 1942 the first airborne unites trained there and in 1951 Fort Bragg became known as the "home of the airborne". Between 1966-1970 more than 200,000 men underwent basic training at Fort Bragg. Today, many of America's finest men and women are trained at Fort Bragg, to continue to preserve peace, security, and provide for the defense of the United States. Bearwiskers thanks Sergeants Staggs and Pope, you never forget who your Drill Sergeants were.