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15,000 soldiers partake in celebratory run at Fort Bragg

Posted May 23, 2016 8:45 a.m. EDT
Updated May 23, 2016 10:22 a.m. EDT

— About 15,000 veteran paratroopers celebrated the start of All American Week at Fort Bragg with a four-mile run Monday morning.

All American Week is a celebratory event leading up to Memorial Day weekend that includes sporting events, special exhibitions and social gatherings for 82nd Airborne Division soldiers and veterans at Fort Bragg.

The 2016 festivities carry special significance because the majority of the soldiers in the 82nd are home to take part in the events.

Only one company-sized element of soldiers from Fort Bragg is currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Following the run, members of the 82nd Airborne Division enjoyed breakfast. Other All American Week celebrations will continue as the week progresses.