Media Advisory
U.S. Army Forces Command
Directorate of Public Affairs
4700 Knox Street
Fort Bragg, N.C. 28310

April 28, 2017| 1 p.m. EDT Friday | For Immediate Release

***** M E D I A A D V I S O R Y *****

U.S. Army to Conduct Legal-motions Hearing May 5 In Sgt. Bergdahl Legal Case

What: The U.S. Army will conduct a military legal hearing May 5, 2017, Friday, on Fort Bragg, N.C., in the case of United States vs. Sgt. Robert B. Bergdahl.

Where: The legal-motions hearing will take place in the Fort Bragg Courtroom on post. Media will be escorted from the post’s Smith Lake Army Recreation Center parking lot, off Smith Lake Road (adjacent to Honeycutt Road and the Eureka Springs/Carvers Creeks neighborhoods near Fayetteville, N.C.).
(Directions are attached as part of the media advisory packet)

When: May 5, 2017 (Friday) – Registered news media may begin to arrive starting at 6:30 a.m. EDT and not later than 7:10 a.m. EDT May 5 for security in-processing. The open hearing will begin that morning, following a Media Operations Center update.

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Note: Media organizations and journalists should register by noon May 3, Wednesday, by completing the attached questionnaire and returning it to E-mails for and

Media satellite trucks will be escorted after a brief security orientation at the Smith Lake Army Recreation Area.

News media or the public with questions regarding attending, may contact Forces Command Public Affairs at (910) 570-7216 or E-mail or

Media Advisory – FORSCOM PAO – Bergdahl Legal Motions Hearing – 5 May 2017 – Registration Form and Smith Lake Parking Directions

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  1. As a veteran, to me, this Bergdahl case took too long to go to trial. My conclusion it that the
    Obama administration “put it on ice” for delay and optical reasons, as well as pawn it off on the
    next administration.

    To me this fellow didn’t seem stable to wander off his base into the hands of nut jobs. And his
    fellow soldiers lost their lives to search for him. In this case/trial no one wins.