• Your mission as a soldier in a survival situation is to stay alive. As you can see, you are going to experience an assortment of thoughts and emotions. These can work for you, or they can work to your downfall. Fear,anxiety, anger, frustration, guilt, depression, and loneliness are all possible reactions to the many stresses common to survival. These reactions, when controlled in a healthy way, help to increase a soldier’s likelihood of surviving. They prompt the soldier to pay more attention in training, to fight back when scared, to take actions that ensure sustenance and security, to keep faith with his fellow soldiers, and to strive against large odds. When the survivor cannot control these reactions in a healthy way, they can bring him to a standstill. Instead of rallying his internal resources, the soldier listens to his internal fears. This soldier experiences psychological defeat long before he physically succumbs.

    Remember, survival is natural to everyone; being unexpectedly thrust into the life and death struggle of survival is not. Don’t be afraid of your “natural reactions to this unnatural situation.” Prepare yourself to rule over these reactions so they serve your ultimate interest—staying alive with the honor and dignity associated with being an American soldier.

  • According to reports by the Associated Press a high-ranking North Korean military leader claims that they have "powerful modern weapons ... that can defeat the (U.S.) imperialists at a single blow".

  • Mitt Romney's plan for reducing the size of the federal government and its deficit also involves a large increase in the size and spending of the Pentagon.

  • Many people join the Army to get the Tuition Assistance or Post 9/11 GI Bill educational benefits they can use while serving or after getting out, respectively,  But, in light of proposed changes below, would you be able to meet the new proposed grooming standards?  
     

  • Police, dive teams, and military members are searching for a missing Fort Bragg soldier who has failed to report for duty since Monday of this week.

    Pfc. Kelli Bordeax was last seen leaving a bar at 1:20 AM on Saturday morning - she was driven home by a bar employee. For more information, including pictures of Kelli and more detailed information of her last-known whereabouts please visit this link. If you have any information, please contact the Fayetteville Police Department's hotline: 910-433-1114.