82nd Airborne Division

America's Guard of Honor



Mission Statement: On order, the 82nd Airborne Division, the 82nd Airborne Division rapidly deploys within 18 hours of notification, strategically deploys, conducts forcible entry parachute assaults and secures key objectives for follow-on military operations in support of U.S. national interests. The 82nd Airborne Division is an active airborne infantry division of the United States Army specializing in joint forcible entry operations. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 82nd Division was constituted in the National Army on August 5th, 1917, and was organized on August 25th, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Since its initial members came from all 48 states, the unit acquired the nickname "All American," which is the basis for its famed "AA" shoulder patch.


  • Maj. Gen. Christopher C. LaNeve All American 6 Maj. Gen. Christopher C. LaNeve
  • Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Pitt All American 9 Command Sgt. Maj. David R. Pitt

All American Units and Assets

82nd Airborne Division HHBN 1st Brigade Combat Team 2nd Brigade Combat Team 3rd Brigade Combat Team 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade 82nd Sustainment Brigade 82nd Airborne Division Artillery Advanced Airborne School All American Band & Chorus

All American Social Media

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82nd Airborne Division Press Kit