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All-American Week

 

Anyone with access to Fort Bragg can attend All American Week events. For most events, visitors without a military identification will need a visitor’s pass at the All American Visitor’s Center, 3550 All American Freeway.

Once on Fort Bragg, a bus route will rotate between events, featuring stops at Moon Hall, Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center and the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum, among other locations. The shuttle will run from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

On Thursday, May 21, shuttle service also will be available for the Airborne Review at Sicily Drop Zone. No public parking will be available at Sicily Drop Zone.  The shuttle will pick up people at Pike Field, Moon Hall and Normandy Drop Zone from 7 to 9:30 a.m.

82d Airborne Division War Memorial Museum:  Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm with living history demonstration on-site all week. 

 

ALL-AMERICAN WEEK EVENTS

 
Division Run:    

All American Week will start with a bang, literally, as howitzers signal the start of the 82nd Airborne Division Run on Monday. The bulk of the division’s 18,000-plus soldiers run four miles on Longstreet Road, starting near Ardennes Street and circling Hedrick Stadium before ending where it starts. Dozens of veterans typically make their way to Fort Bragg for the run, which begins at 6:30 a.m. Monday, May 18 and is the traditional opening of All American Week.

Sporting Events:

Throughout the week, unit and individual teams from across the division compete in a series of sporting events. Events include: 

  • Tug of war from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Ritz Epps Field.
  • Combat Fitness Test from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Pike Field.
  • Functional Fitness Test from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Tucker Gym.
  • Best Squad Competition from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Pike Field, Range 1.
  • Flag football from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Falcon Field.
  • Soccer from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Ritz Epps Field.
  • Softball from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Ritz Epps Field.
  • Combatives from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Ritz Epps Physical Fitness Center.
  • Boxing smoker from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Funk Physical Fitness Center.
Jump Tower:

All American Week guests and family members are invited to jump from one of the Advanced Airborne School’s 34-foot training towers between Monday and Wednesday. Those taller than 3 1/2 feet can strap in and step out of the tower between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Prayer Breakfast:

The 82nd Airborne Division’s annual Prayer Breakfast will be at the Iron Mike Conference Center starting at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

Family Fun Run:

The division will host a Family Fun Run on Ardennes Street starting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (May 19) that includes a color run. The free event outside the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum and Hall of Heroes will include live music from the All American Rock Band.

All American Hall of Fame:    

The 82nd Airborne Division will induct its second class to the All American Hall of Fame at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 at the division’s Hall of Heroes.

Division Memorial:    

Paratroopers and their families will pay tribute to those lost in combat and training accidents during the annual 82nd Airborne Division Memorial at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20 outside the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum.  The memorial will pay tribute to fallen paratroopers and their Gold Star Families.

Airborne Review:   

Thousands will gather at Sicily Drop Zone on Thursday to mark the end of All American Week with an airborne operation with paratroopers and aircraft from the past and present conducting missions. Hundreds of paratroopers take part in the jump, followed by an airfield seizure demonstration and a marching formation made up of approximately 5,000 paratroopers. The family-friendly event also will feature a parachute demonstration by the Golden Knights, equipment displays and a performance by the All American Chorus. The review will begin at 9 a.m. and will finish at noon.