Rachael Riley, Task & Purpose

Rachael Riley

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Fayetteville, NC, United States

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Past articles by Rachael:

More than 200 Fort Bragg soldiers moved after mold found in barracks

About 200 soldiers with the 1st Special Forces Command on Fort Bragg have been moved after reports of mold in the barracks, officials said → Read More

Soldiers charged in marriage fraud ring at Fort Bragg

The charges include 29 counts of marriage fraud, transporting and harboring aliens, visa fraud, obstruction, unlawful disposition of U.S. property, false statements in immigration matters, and conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, the news release said. → Read More

Fort Bragg paratrooper helps save shooting victim's life

When Spc. Matthew Conner, a paratrooper with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, heard repeated gunshots from his hoe, he let his military training take over → Read More

Fort Bragg paratroopers receive Purple Hearts, valor awards for roles in Afghanistan deployment

Paratroopers who were deployed to Afghanistan last year to earlier this year and were wounded or helped save the lives of others received Purple Hearts and valor awards Friday. → Read More

82nd Airborne soldier wounded in Afghanistan firefight receives Purple Heart

“My guys put everything that they had out there and they pulled me off target and kept me safe." → Read More

Fort Bragg paratrooper helps rescue driver, toddler from smoking vehicle

While driving past a gun range on Fort Bragg, Sgt. Brandon Alvarez saw an overturned smoking vehicle and leaped into action. → Read More

Fort Bragg paratrooper helps rescue driver and toddler from smoking vehicle

Sgt. Brandon Alvarez was driving with his wife in late April when he noticed smoke and an overturned vehicle on one of the back roads past Fort Bragg's gun range → Read More

The 18th Airborne Corps is releasing previously classified documents about the Army's Atomic Age on Twitter

The 18th Airborne Corps is telling the story of the Army's Atomic Age on its official Twitter account using previously classified military documents → Read More

Fort Bragg families enter into class-action complaint against base housing provider

Three Fort Bragg families have filed a class-action complaint against the installation's housing partner, claiming their on-post homes have mold, lead-based paint and wood rot → Read More

Fort Bragg garrison commander relieved of duty amid investigation

Fort Bragg garrison commander Col. Phillip Sounia was relieved of the command Friday because of a "loss of trust and confidence in his abilities to command" → Read More

Search under way for Fort Bragg soldier missing since Memorial Day weekend

Fort Bragg officials have confirmed that a search is under way for a soldier who was reported missing since Memorial Day weekend → Read More

The 82nd Airborne Division is getting a new commander

Maj. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue will be the 82nd Airborne Division's new commander, the Department of Defense announced last week → Read More

The VA is already reviewing plans for reopening facilities to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The Department of Veterans Affairs is reviewing a plan for opening its facilities to the public, Secretary Robert Wilkie → Read More

How the Army is training the next generation of Green Berets amid a global pandemic

Training for about 2,500 Special Forces students and candidates at Fort Bragg continues at the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School, with leaders balancing safety and readiness. → Read More

A soldier gave his family a surprise homecoming during the State of the Union

A Fort Bragg soldier surprised his wife during Tuesday night's State of the Union address, and President Donald Trump introduced Sgt. 1st Class Townsend Williams → Read More

Fallen paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg

The remains of Staff Sgt. Ian McLaughlin, 29, of Newport News, Virginia, arrived back to Fort Bragg a week after he was killed Jan. 11 by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. Pfc. Miguel Angel Villalon, 21, of Joliet, Illinois, also was killed in the same incident. → Read More

Ex-Green Beret pleads guilty to stealing government funds during deployment

A fifth soldier in a case that dates to 2009 has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen government property, officials said Monday. William Todd Chamberlain, 46, of Raleigh, faces a combined maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. → Read More

Air Force veteran sentenced for fake PTSD, Purple Heart claims

In 2014, Air Force veteran Bryan Paul Winquist, now 39, submitted paperwork to the VA seeking compensation related to what he said was post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of a 2003 improvised explosive device attack in Balad, Iraq — except there was no firefight, and Winquist was not injured or involved in an attack → Read More

A 43-year-old paratrooper with stage 3 kidney disease just hit the max ACFT score

When Maj. Carpaccio "Pace" Owens was first diagnosed with kidney disease, his doctors said he should leave the Army. Twelve years later, Owens is a certified fitness instructor and he reached the unofficial max score for the Army's new fitness test. Owens hopes to one day own his own gym. → Read More

Fort Bragg paratrooper sentenced for child porn and desertion after 6 years AWOL overseas

Robert L. Barnett III's rank was reduced from specialist to private after a military judge found him guilty of the charges, officials said. He was was sentenced to 11 years confinement and discharged by a general court-martial on Oct. 23 → Read More