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Military Minute - September 14th

Fort Bragg Explosion, JBLM's Oktoberfest and Air Force A Capella

Military Minute - September 14th
Today's episode of the Military Minute covers today's explosion at Fort Bragg, the Air Force Academy's America's Got Talent effort, JBLM"s weekend events and the Rainiers host a baseball event for the military.

15 soldiers injured after explosion at Fort Bragg

Several soldiers were injured Thursday morning after an explosion at Fort Bragg.

Authorities said at least 15 soldiers were transported via medical helicopter to Womack Army Medical Center after an explosion on one of the training fields. At least one of those soldiers was later transferred to UNC Hospital.

The soldiers were all members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, known as USASOC. 

Air Force Academy singing group fails to make 'America's Got Talent' final

In the Stairwell, the Air Force Academy’s all-male a capella singing group, saw its run on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” end Wednesday night, becoming the next-to-last elimination in the show’s semifinal round. 

Flea Market and Oktoberfest Saturday on base

Two popular Joint Base Lewis-McChord events are combining this year for a day of fun and all things recycled — or German.

The installation’s successful Fall Flea Market and Oktoberfest joins at Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation’s Fest Tent on Lewis Main Sept. 16 for what’s expected to be an incredible day of deals, bratwurst, German potato salad, apple strudel, German beer and jaegerschnitzel — a flattened and fried pork cutlet with mushroom sauce.

The event will be at the tent next to Bowl Arena Lanes, 2200 Liggett Ave. on Lewis Main — with the flea market from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Oktoberfest event overlapping slightly, from 2 to 10 p.m. 

Baseball Salute to the Troops

The Navy League, USO Northwest, USAA along with the Ranger and NW Airlifter newspapers and Tacoma Rainiers invite all military and civilians to a day of free* fun to honor the local troops.  There will be a morning baseball clinic for the kids, Home Run Derby, kids can run the bases, a softball tournament with the Navy, Marines and Coast Guard versus the Army and Air Force, carnival activities in the parking lot and much more, 11 to 5 p.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.