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  • Anywhere, anytime, in anything, I am Airborne:Paratroopers, past and present, celebrate National Air

    Aug 24, 2013

    "Show me a man who will jump out of an airplane, and I'll show you a man who will fight." -- Gen. James A. Gavin, 82nd Airborne Division commanding general, 1944-1948.

  • White Falcons attend dedication ceremony to fallen comrade

    Aug 23, 2013

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Many of the Paratroopers slept or talked quietly with each other as the bus left Fort Bragg in the darkness of the early morning. As the sky brightened and the weather shifted from drizzle to rain, the miles passed under the tires. Many were released from field training just hours earlier for such a special event and had had little or no rest that night. Some hung their Army service uniforms from the windows. Others were already in uniform, paying special attention to their posture to avoid wrinkling the fabric. The solemn and quiet bus ride to Greensboro ushered the White Falcons toward their purpose: to witness the dedication of a memorial and pay honor to their fallen brother-in-arms, Spc. David E. Hickman. Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, attended the David E. Hickman Plaza Naming and Dedication Ceremony at 301 W. Market Street, in Greensboro, Aug. 16. Hickman, a White Falcon Paratrooper, was the last American Soldier killed in combat in Iraq on Nov. 14, 2011, in Baghdad.

  • Grey Falcons kick off first kids day

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. --Bright-colored shirts and excited voices brought a cheerful ambiance to an otherwise grey, drizzly day at Towle Stadium field. Children of varied ages played together as they waited for the planned activities to start. Lines formed behind tables on one side of the field as adults dressed in army combat uniforms and their spouses in unit t-shirts waited to sign into the 1st Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment's first kids day.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers fuel aircraft in joint training exercise

    Aug 19, 2013

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team conducted Forward Area Refueling Point training for the first time with paratroopers from 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers speak out about drunken driving

    Aug 19, 2013

    As the end of the fiscal year approaches, four companies in the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team can take stock of their successes in preventing drunken driving offenses within their ranks. Combat engineer, military intelligence and signal paratroopers assigned to three of the units--Company's A, B and C with 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion--said they have many reasons why they personally choose not to drive under the influence of alcohol. They also said they are committed to making sure their battle buddies make it home safe.

  • "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign success includes fun with family and friends

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army Surgeon Gen., Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho's "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign is designed to help achieve a healthy lifestyle. She cares--and she wants to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. And since we're all in this together, taking consideration of family members and friends can complement, as opposed to complicate, working this program into our busy lives. A healthy lifestyle can actually be easier to achieve if we get our families and friends onboard. The key is to start small -- do something. Every little bit is a healthy improvement.

  • Devil brigade mortarmen rock Fort Bragg

    Aug 14, 2013

    Devil brigade mortarmen fired more than 30 rounds as part of a professional development training session for leaders in Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Artillery paratroopers raid with all-digital howitzers

    Aug 13, 2013

    The Gun Devils, who are part of the first unit to field the all-digital howitzers, sling-loaded their howitzers for an air assault gun raid training mission undertaken as part of the new equipment fielding.

  • Artillery paratroopers talk readiness, resiliency

    Aug 6, 2013

    Many of the activities paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team participate in from the time they show up for physical training to the end of the duty day are focused on building troopers who are ready to win the current fight and the next, and who are resilient throughout whatever challenges may come.

  • Paratroopers participate in Soldier 2020 study

    Jun 25, 2013

  • Taking the leap: "Starting Strong" records a Paratrooper's journey

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The paratrooper sat rigid in his chair, harsh light shining on his stoic face and glinting off of the brass on his dress uniform. Behind him, a television screen displayed a cityscape. The video camera stood and regarded him silently as seconds passed. With hands folded in his lap, Spc. Julian Chavez, a forward observer assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, patiently waited to tell the "Fox and Friends" hosts and audience about his participation in the Army's new recruiting effort called "Starting Strong."

  • Gray Falcon Spur Ride

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A Soldier with a wounded ankle is carried along by his peers through the woods as sweat soaks through each of their uniforms. Still they drive forward, much as they would in combat, determined to earn their place next to their predecessors in a military lineage as old as warfare itself. The injured Soldier was Spc. Joseph Kelley, a cavalry scout with Troop B, 1st Squadron, 73rd Airborne Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. In his quest to earn the coveted silver spurs, the sign of a truly expert Soldier of a cavalry regiment, he tore his Achilles tendon. Kelley was not deterred, and with the assistance of his comrades, he drove onward.

  • 42 paratroopers earn coveted Expert Infantryman Badge

    Jun 19, 2013

  • White Falcons conduct chemical environment training

    Jun 5, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division tested their chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environment skills March 30, 2013 at the CBRN training site. Although many Soldiers will remember the gas chamber from Basic Combat Training in which they were required to test the seal of their protective mask before removing it and enduring the painful chemical burn in their eyes and throat, few have had the opportunity to train as thoroughly as the "White Falcons."

  • Indian Army comes to the Home of the Airborne

    May 23, 2013

    The ninth annual Yudh Abhyas training between the armies of India and the United States brought two storied fighting units together: Indian Army Gurkhas and 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers. The two combat-hardened forces shared two weeks of intensive field training at Fort Bragg this May.

  • Fire support officer contributes to success of Yudh Abhyas 2013

    May 22, 2013

    When 1st Lt. Kunal D. Desai found out that the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team was selected to participate in the U.S. Army Pacific sponsored Yudh Abhyas 2013--an annual bilateral exercise between the U.S. and Indian armies--he knew he'd be a key player contributing to the success of the mission here. Not only would Desai be able to share his knowledge about the U.S. Army he gained from attending officer candidate school and from a combat deployment in Afghanistan, but he'd be able to relate to the visiting Indian officers in ways his colleagues might not be able to

  • Indian, US Paratroopers make helicopter jump

    May 21, 2013

    Indian and U.S. Army paratroopers with the 50th Independent Para Brigade and 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division exit a CH47 Chinook helicopter during a partnered airborne training exercise May 15, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the division's parent organization, the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Airborne MPs receive pepper spray certification

    May 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Military Police leadership of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division hosted pepper spray training for MPs across the division who required the certification May 15, 2013. The training, which is mandatory for all military law enforcement before they may carry the painful and often demobilizing chemical, serves the dual purpose of allowing Soldiers to understand and feel the effects, and be able to perform their law enforcement functions in the event of a cross-contamination, said Sgt. 1st Class John Murphy, the 2nd BCT Provost Marshal's Office noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • Yudh Abhyas Company-level STX lanes

    May 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade clear a village of insurgents during company-level field training May 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the 82nd Airborne Division's parent organization, XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • YA13 Company-level situational training exercise

    May 17, 2013

    Indian Army Col. Prashant Kandpal, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 99th Mountain Brigade, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, commander of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the division's commanding general, watch a combined force of their soldiers neutralize insurgents during a company-level field problem May 14, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.

  • Annual India - U.S. training at Bragg this year

    May 11, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Partnership is not an event but a process. Yudh Abhyas, the annual bilateral soldier training between India and the United States began its ninth year May 3, held for the first time here at the home of the U.S. Army Airborne.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2013 Begins

    May 11, 2013

    Yudh Abhyas 2013, a United Nations mandated training exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, kicked off May 3, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. This year's exercise marked the first participation of the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Indian soldiers share ambush techniques with U.S. paratroopers

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct platoon-level ambush training May 7, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers are part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training event between the armies of the United States and India, sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Indian soldiers, U.S. paratroopers compare patrolling tactics

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, move through the forests of western Fort Bragg during a training exercise with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, which is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific

  • Annual 'Yudh Abhyas' training with Indian Army kicks off at Bragg this year

    May 10, 2013

    In its ninth year, the annual 'Yudh Abhyas' bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific is under way for the first time at Fort Bragg, pairing paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team with the Indian Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, part of the 99th Mountain Brigade.

  • Panther Brigade Soldiers named XVIII Airborne Corps NCO, Soldier of the Year for second year

    May 6, 2013

    For the second consecutive year in a row, two Panther Brigade Soldiers from the "All-American" Division came out on top as the 2013 XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Military police break glass house

    May 6, 2013

  • Gun Devils first in Army to fire digital howitzer

    May 6, 2013

    Gun Devils of 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, made history here, April 19, by being the first operational unit in the Army to field and fire the new all-digital M119A3 105 mm lightweight howitzer.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers earn German jump wings

    May 6, 2013

    More than 200 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team earned their German jump wings, April 15 through 18, during a joint airborne operation here.

  • FORSCOM to broadcast live assumption-of-command ceremony May 10

    May 6, 2013

    Lt. Gen Daniel B. Allyn, will be promoted to the rank of general and assume command of U.S. Army Forces Command in a ceremony scheduled to be held at 3:30 p.m., May 10 outside Marshall Hall, the FORSCOM headquarters complex, on Fort Bragg, N.C. The ceremony will be hosted by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • FORSCOM Chief of Staff: Leader development, retention key to 21st-century Army readiness

    May 3, 2013

    In order to understand an increasingly ambiguous global operational environment, the U.S. Army must continually assess and refine the way it operates, develop its people, increase its capabilities and exploit its advantages, said the U.S. Army Forces Command chief of staff May 1 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Logisticians unmask for training

    May 2, 2013

  • Mechanic relies on training to save fellow paratrooper

    Apr 30, 2013

    Sgt. James Hayes has one piece of advice for soon-to-deploy mechanics: take your training seriously. Hayes, a mechanic who deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan in 2012, said that the first time he had to rely on his training to righten a flipped armored vehicle, everything worked exactly as he had trained.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers earn German jump wings

    Apr 24, 2013

    More than 200 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team earned their German jump wings, April 15-18, during a joint airborne operation here.

  • Gun Devils first in Army to fire digital howitzer

    Apr 24, 2013

    Gun Devils of 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, made history here, April 19, by being the first operational unit in the Army to field and fire the new all-digital M119A3 105 mm lightweight howitzer.

  • Fort Bragg spouses learn resiliency

    Apr 23, 2013

    Going along with the Ready, Resilient and Army Strong Campaign, 82nd Airborne Division's 18th Fires Brigade hosted a Spouses Resiliency workshop Apr. 10, giving them the chance to learn what they can do help strengthen their marriages as well as their personal lives. Thinking outside the box, the 18th Fires Brigade wanted to make sure this wasn't "typical" army training.

  • Family thanks Army programs for better lives

    Apr 23, 2013

    1st Lt. Cole E. Anderson, who currently serves as a military intelligence officer with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, here, said military programs have not only helped him advance his career, but they have helped him provide a better for his family.

  • Military children resilient, thankful for opportunities

    Apr 23, 2013

    Zoey is also a military child. She, along with her 11-year old sister, Emmy, and her 7-year-old brother, John, talked in April during the Month of the Military Child--a month that pays tribute to the sacrifices children make so their parents can serve--about the places they've been able to live and visit and the challenge of living apart from their Army parent.

  • Kings of Battle display battlefield dominance

    Apr 13, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The average working American goes to his or her job every day, watches the world's events unfold on the news, and goes to sleep soundly at night, often disconnected from the dozens of conflicts unfolding across the globe. They do this because of the service and often-great personal sacrifice of the men and women of the United States Army. Among those Soldiers are those who stand ready to deploy at a moment's notice: the "Falcon Brigade". These airborne warriors are frequently called upon to demonstrate their ability to deploy to any type of situation ranging from violent conflict to disaster relief.

  • Airborne Officer dusts off the 'Staff Ride'

    Apr 12, 2013

    Officers at Fort Bragg employ a traditional tool of officer development -- the 'staff ride' -- to immerse themselves in a little-known, but very local historic battle.

  • Junior troopers test their skills for coveted badge

    Apr 11, 2013

    Waiting with anticipation for their turn to begin the examination, the two young medics run through the tasks they have learned over the past week one last time in their heads before taking off into the woods.

  • Paratroopers vie for 'Best NCO, trooper' title

    Apr 11, 2013

    Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All American Conference Room March 22. They quietly concentrated their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier tasks and their respective units' histories. The outward appearance of calm patience belied their inner rehearsals of possible answers to any number of questions they could face once finally seated face-to-face with the division's command sergeant major.

  • Wrecked vehicles displayed on Fort Bragg for DUI awareness campaign

    Apr 11, 2013

    Lines of vehicles travel along a main road on Fort Bragg just after Soldiers are released from physical training. As they pass the illuminated safety sign flashing the message 'Troopers don't plan to fail, they just fail to plan,' they notice the heap of twisted metal and shattered glass at its base -- the battered remains of a silver sedan.

  • Mortar Night Fire

    Apr 9, 2013

    Airborne mortarmen with the 82nd Airborne Division train with 120mm mortars at Fort Bragg, N.C., at night.

  • Range therapy: Wounded warrior joins old unit for training

    Apr 9, 2013

    A paratrooper and Wounded Warrior joins his old unit during a live-fire training exercise at Fort Bragg to spend quality time with his brothers-at-arms.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. paratroopers compete for 'Best NCO, Trooper' title

    Mar 28, 2013

    Paratroopers who were declared by their brigades to be the best of the 82nd Airborne Division sat outside the All-American Conference Room, March 22, 2013, quietly concentrating their calloused, exhausted minds on hundreds of Army regulations, Soldier tasks and their respective units' histories.

  • Fort Bragg risk reduction program targets Soldiers who need help

    Mar 22, 2013

    Fort Bragg risk reduction program, headed by the Army Substance Abuse Program, is a three-part process to pinpoint what types of problems Soldiers are having before, during and after deployment. The program was first developed in 1994, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Army Center for Substance Abuse expanded the program as a tool to prevent, reduce, and manage high risk Soldier behaviors.

  • Army tests new parachutes with latest body armor

    Mar 22, 2013

    The Fort Bragg-based Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate asked two-dozen scout paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division to help test the third generation of Improved Outer Tactical Vest body armor in airborne operations with the Army's new non-steerable parachute, the T-11.

  • Fort Bragg resilience fair offers resources for Soldiers

    Mar 22, 2013

    A Community Resilience Fair was stood up by the XVIII Airborne Corps Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program March 12, to offer resilience resources for servicemembers, Families and civilians.

  • Why we serve: Naturalized citizen becomes an NCO

    Mar 22, 2013

    Spc. Ojumiri Mammah became a U.S. citizen in 2010 as part of a mass naturalization ceremony while deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division to Iraq. Three years later, the Seirra Leone-borne Mammah has become a noncommissioned officer.

  • Paratroopers prepare to test their skills, knowledge against each other

    Mar 19, 2013

    Across the 82nd Airborne Division, Paratroopers who have been chosen by their sergeants major, are preparing to face off in the division's annual Noncommissioned Officer and Trooper of the Year competition, today at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Paratrooper contributes creative talent to brigade support battalion

    Mar 11, 2013

    As you walk through Company C, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, you will see twenty-seven year old Sgt. Felicitas Moralesroque, combat medic with Co. C, 82nd BSB, creating a forty foot wide by fourteen foot tall, mixed-media mural located inside Co. C, 82nd BSB's aid station.

  • 'Chef adds ingredients for positive impact on local community

    Mar 11, 2013

    With a dash of motivation and a hint of selfless service, Pvt. Nico Maclin, food service specialist, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, is bringing something new to the recipes of the 3rd BCT Dining Facility and to Fayetteville.

  • A joint effort: Army and Air Force engineers partner for Global Response mission

    Feb 27, 2013

    The roar of the aircraft's engines was heard from the ground, but not so much as a shadow could be seen through the thick, grey haze. As the sound passed overhead, one thing was clear; the C-17 Hercules' 1,250-foot altitude was well above the cloud ceiling. Certainly this meant the operation had been scratched. Suddenly, the square silhouette of a bundled vehicle broke through the clouds, followed by a bouquet of suspension lines topped with five silk canopies. Eight more of these packages made their way from the heavens, closely trailed by 66 Paratroopers.

  • All-American aviators recognized for excellence in combat, support

    Feb 25, 2013

    Two 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade battalions were recognized for excellence in aviation at the unit level when they received Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Awards at Fort Bragg, Feb. 14.

  • Soldier receives second Purple Heart

    Feb 25, 2013

    The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to members of the armed forces who are wounded while serving and posthumously to the next of kin in the name of those who are killed in action or die of wounds received in action on or after April 5, 1917.

  • 20th SUPCOM Soldiers demonstrate capabilities for 82nd GRF mission

    Feb 25, 2013

    Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and High-Yield Explosives (CBRNE) specialist -- also known as a "seventy-four delta" -- is a long and complicated name for an equally time-intensive and involved career field. These highly-trained Soldiers are able to identify bomb-making materials and recognize different types of ordnance, all while collecting intelligence to help identify the bomb-maker and ultimately lead to his capture.

  • 18th Fires' Female Officer Pilot Program Leads the Way

    Feb 22, 2013

    In July 2012, the brigade broke new ground by assigning the first female Field Artillery officers to cannon batteries. The move was part of a pilot program that preceded the announcement by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta which repealed the sanctions against women serving in male-only positions.

  • Fort Bragg's Iron Mike Statue

    Feb 21, 2013

  • How artillerymen might balance 'gun raids' and budget cuts

    Feb 20, 2013

    Airborne artillerymen at Fort Bragg engage in hands-on air assault and artillery training, but with an eye on impending defense budget cuts.

  • Falcon Soldiers embraced by BOSS program

    Feb 14, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Single Paratroopers from across the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division gathered at the 2nd BCT Consolidated Dining Facility to attend a breakfast hosted by the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers (BOSS) Feb. 13, 2013 to discuss ways to improve services and meals available, and for an introduction to the services and events provided by the BOSS program.

  • Combat veterans refresh unmanned aircraft skills

    Feb 12, 2013

    Paratroopers with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, reviewed the effective use of unmanned aerial vehicles in Afghanistan during a recent UAV refresher training course at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Virtual convoy simulator maximizes training time

    Feb 7, 2013

    A life-sized virtual convoy trainer at Fort Bragg allows soldiers to acquire individual and collective skills necessary to successfully engage in tactical convoys without the administrative burden of dispatching vehicles and checking out weapons. Sustainment paratroopers at Bragg use the trainer effectively for its newest soldiers.

  • Tarheel ChalleNGe inspires youth to excel

    Feb 1, 2013

    About 150 teens converged on Fort Bragg the week of Jan. 21. They were part of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy and came to town to try their hand at the grueling, pre-Ranger course that is part of their curriculum. Visiting Fort Bragg is one of the first phases of this five and a half-month program designed for high school dropouts, to improve their life-coping skills and employment opportunities.

  • 82nd Airborne Division hosts Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament

    Feb 1, 2013

    Soldiers had the opportunity to showcase their hand-to-hand, close combat skills during the Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament at Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center, Jan. 18 and 19.

  • Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits Fort Bragg Paratroopers

    Jan 31, 2013

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno met with Paratroopers assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during his visit to Fort Bragg, N.C., Jan. 30, 2013

  • Concert violinist becomes U.S. Army infantryman, paratrooper

    Jan 31, 2013

    At age 24, Minnesota native Ean Ulrich had already played the violin for 20 years when he answered a calling to help people by enlisting in the Army. The former concert violinist is now an airborne infantryman serving with the 82nd Airborne Division's 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

  • Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visits the 82nd Airborne Division

    Jan 30, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, along with other high-level Army officials, visited the 82nd Airborne Division to gain a better perspective on airborne operations. The 82nd Abn. Div. provides a unique forcible entry capability through airborne operations.

  • 57th Presidential Inaugural Parade supported by Fort Bragg paratroopers

    Jan 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It has been more than 40 years since the 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division has marched down Pennsylvania Avenue in support of the Presidential Inaugural Parade.

  • Combat Engineers recount reasons for success in Afghanistan bomb-clearing mission

    Jan 24, 2013

    Airborne combat engineers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, discussed how combining an infantry maneuver element with their route-clearance patrols helped them keep enemy forces knocked back on their heels during 1/82's recent deployment to Afghanistan's volatile Ghazni Province.

  • Bragg soldiers take up NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge

    Jan 23, 2013

    Soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., race for the fastest time in the NASCAR Pit Crew Challenge Jan. 17, 2013.

  • 82nd focuses on getting back to basics, living legacy during All American Week

    May 23, 2011

    It's no secret that the 82nd Airborne Division separates itself from fighting forces around the globe by way of its proud history and unmatched competency. It is the combination of the Division's ability to look back and learn from its standard-setting pioneer Paratroopers in concert with the modern flexibility, physical toughness, and mental acuity that define today's Paratrooper keeping the 82nd Airborne Division legacy alive.

  • Paratroopers Demonstrate Capabilities to Public during Joint Operational Access Demonstration

    May 23, 2011

    The operational capacity of the 82nd Airborne Division was on parade during the capstone event of the 2011 All American Week, the Joint Operational Access Demonstration, May 20, 2011 at Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C. Static displays turned the Sicily Drop Zone into a mobile Airborne Museum, giving the public a chance to see the latest technologies deployed in the division's global engagements. Vehicles, weapons, reconnaissance equipment - even a nine-man airborne infantry squad - were available for the public to learn about and interact with. At noon, paratroopers put on an aerial performance, executing a "heavy drop" of parachuting vehicles followed by a simulated combat jump. Spectators in bleachers and lawnchairs lined the perimeter of Sicily Drop Zone, cameras skyward, clicking away at a line of shrooming green parachutes carrying the All-American paratroopers to the ground.

  • Paratroopers remember fallen heroes during All-American memorial ceremony

    May 23, 2011

    Past and present paratroopers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, honored fallen paratroopers and their families during a memorial ceremony outside of the 82nd Airborne Division Museum at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Paratroopers demonstrate capabilities to public

    May 23, 2011

    The operational capacity of the 82nd Airborne Division was on parade during the capstone event of the 2011 All-American Week, the Joint Operational Access Demonstration. Static displays turned the Sicily Drop Zone into a mobile Airborne Museum, giving the public a chance to see the latest technologies deployed in the division's global engagements. Vehicles, weapons, reconnaissance equipment - even a nine-man airborne infantry squad - were available for the public to learn about and interact with. At noon, paratroopers put on an aerial performance, executing a "heavy drop" of parachuting vehicles followed by a simulated combat jump. Spectators in bleachers and lawnchairs lined the perimeter of Sicily Drop Zone, cameras skyward, clicking away at a line of shrooming green parachutes carrying the All-American paratroopers to the ground.

  • Army orders unit commanders to comply with Army Substance Abuse Program

    May 20, 2011

  • Competitors just happy to jump

    May 20, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Eight Paratroopers ran to the helicopter, their heads bowed against the whipping wind from the propellers. The jumpmaster hooked each jumper to the floor of the UH-60 Blackhawk and signaled to the pilot that his men were ready to go. The aircraft ascended to approximately 1,200 feet. As it neared its destination, the jumpers were given their commands, checked their equipment, and anxiously awaited the command of "Go!"

  • Couples learn love languages at Strong Bonds retreat

    May 20, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Holds Division Memorial Ceremony

    May 19, 2011

    Fort Bragg, NC - Gold Star families, those that have lost loved ones in combat put yellow roses at the base of the Global War onTerrorism Memorial as the names of their loved ones are recited at the 82nd Airborne Division's Annual Memorial Ceremony. The paratroopers' names on the memorial are read off in the order in which they gave their lives in service.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Holds All American Week Division Review

    May 19, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins, commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division, leads a massing of the division's colors in a troop review during All American Week, May 19, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. All American Week is generally an annual event which celebrates the Paratroopers of today and allows current Soldiers to interact with heroes from previous conflicts. It is the first time since 2006 all of the division's brigades were at home for the week of celebration and remembrance.

  • Paratroopers connect with past, celebrate present during 2011 All American Week Regimental Picnics

    May 19, 2011

    Paratroopers spend time with veterans, family members, and teammates during Regimental Picnics Tuesday on Fort Bragg, NC, May 17. Each regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division held their own picnic as part of the 2011 All American Week to celebrate the Paratroopers of today as well as allow current Soldiers to see their predecessors and speak with heroes from previous conflicts.

  • Paratrooper teams assault obstacle course in 2011 All American Week Team Assault Competition

    May 19, 2011

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a team obstacle competition during the second day of All American Week, May 16-20, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The week includes sporting activities, picnics, a division run, memorial and review, and more.

  • Paratroopers find their target in 2011 All American Week Jump Competition

    May 19, 2011

    82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers jump from the edge of a UH-60 Blackhawk and attempt to land on a 20-meter-wide target May 15-16, 2011, during a Jump Competition on Sicily Drop Zone at Fort Bragg, N.C. The competition is one event held during the 2011 All American Week. It is the first time since 2006 all of the division's brigades were at home for the week of celebration and remembrance.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers fight for honors during 2011 All American Week combatives tourna

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Kicks Off 2011 All American Week

    May 19, 2011

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run 2011

    May 18, 2011

    Over 22,000 Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division kick off this years All American Week with 4 mile division run. This is the first time since 2006 that the entire division has been able to participate in All American Week.

  • Special Forces vet reflects on 63-year Army career

    May 17, 2011

    Arif R. Zaky will retire at a May 24 luncheon at the APG-North recreation center. By his accounting, he will have completed 63 years, 5 months and 13 days of federal service. He is 80 years and 8 months old.

  • Retreat offers holistic care for service members

    May 13, 2011

    National Veterans Wellness and Healing Center offer seven-day retreats to servicemembers and veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. The alternative wellness retreats are free for these military members and spouses (or caregivers), and welcome veterans of war. Retreats feature various complementary and alterative forms of medicine, and provide therapies that are virtually untapped in the traditional military healthcare system.

  • Promise Passport ceremony recognizes Fort Bragg youth volunteers

    May 13, 2011

    Samira Sruggs, 18, was one of nearly 55 volunteers who were recognized in a Promise Passport ceremony, Wednesday, at Tolson Youth Activities Center, by Child, Youth and School Services. Sruggs has volunteered with the American Red Cross at Womack Army Medical Center as well as an assistant to Annette Bennett, Tolson's teen program director. Promise Passport was an initiative begun by retired Gen. Colin Powell as a way to give back to young people and to try to instill in them a sense of giving back to the community,

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