82nd Airborne Division

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Mission

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 Liberty, 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.

Leaders

  • Maj. Gen. James "Pat" Work
    All American 6
    Maj. Gen. James "Pat" Work
  • Command Sgt. Maj. Randolph Delapena
    All American 9
    Command Sgt. Maj. Randolph Delapena

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

82nd Airborne Division Facebook 82nd Airborne Division Instagram 82nd Airborne Division Twitter 82nd Airborne Division YouTube 1st BCT Facebook 1st BCT Twitter 1st BCT Instagram 2nd BCT Facebook 2nd BCT Twitter 3rd BCT Facebook 3rd BCT Twitter Combat Aviation Brigade Facebook Combat Aviation Brigade Twitter

All American Week 2023

The 82nd Airborne Division will host current and former Paratroopers, their families, and the local community during All American Week, May 22-25, 2023. Throughout the week, Paratroopers will compete in a series of competitions to see who can claim the title of best of the best. Paratroopers will compete in boxing, combatives, soccer, flag football, functional fitness, tug-o-war, and a culinary competition. The Division will also feature it's newest competition titled, The Fittest All American. Below are key events with date, time, and locations (Click Links for Directions) May 22: Division Run - 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. - Long Street *Note No Alcohol is allowed during the Division Run May 22: Old Timers Breakfast - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - 2nd Brigade Combat Team Dining Facility May 23: 10 Miler - 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Simmons Army Airfield May 23: Prayer Breakfast - 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Iron Mike Conference Center May 23 : Division Memorial Ceremony - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - 82nd Airborne Museum May 23: Jr. Paratrooper of the Year Ceremony and Family Fun Run - 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Ardennes Street May 24 : All American Hall of Fame - 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. - 82nd Airborne Division Hall of Heroes on Ardennes *UPDATE: 2023 All American Hall of Fame Inductees.docx [DOCX - 657.4 KB] May 25: Division Review - 10:00 a.m. - Pike Field Monday through Wednesday, come down to the Advanced Airborne School for the opportunity to learn about Airborne operations and exit the 34-foot Tower. https://goo.gl/maps/kMpJtXGtX88AxSvQ7 ***Fort Liberty (Former Fort Bragg) visitor's pass click here FORT_LIBERTY_VISITOR_PASS_REQUEST_USING_ONLINE_PRE.pdf (army.mil) AAW23 Bus Routes AAW23 Bus Routes 2.pdf [PDF - 449.6 KB] *UPDATE: Expect traffic delays and road closures for the 82nd Airborne Division All American Week activities. Please make necessary adjustments to avoid delays. May 22: Long Street and Ardennes Street will be closed 5:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. May 23: The perimeter road of Simmons Army Airfield will be closed 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. May 23: Ardennes Street will be closed 4:25 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. May 25: Roads surrounding Pike Field will be closed 9:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

Events & Daily Competition Results

AAW Best Chef.pdf [PDF - 2.8 MB] AAW 10-MILER (1).pdf [PDF - 1.1 MB] All American Division Run.pdf [PDF - 257.3 KB] AAW Family Fun Run.pdf [PDF - 129.7 KB] AAW Old Timers Breakfast.pdf [PDF - 1 MB] Memorial Ceremony.pdf [PDF - 228.2 KB] AAW Boxing.pdf [PDF - 806 KB] AAW Combatives.pdf [PDF - 885.2 KB] AAW Soccer.pdf [PDF - 694.7 KB] AAW Fittest.pdf [PDF - 968.4 KB] AAW TUG-O-WAR (2).pdf [PDF - 3.3 MB] AAW FLAG FOOTBALL COMPETITION.pdf [PDF - 620.6 KB] AAW Softball.pdf [PDF - 528.2 KB] AAW Stress Shoot.pdf [PDF - 2 MB] For more information about the sporting events please email 82divpao@army.mil

Weather Forecast (click link below)

Fort Bragg, NC 10-Day Weather Forecast - The Weather Channel | Weather.com

All American Week Press Kit and Media Escort Details

Please click here for the AAW23 press kit. 82nd Abn Div Media Packet.pdf Media interested in covering one or all of these events should contact the 82nd Abn. Div. PAO Office at 910-920-5422 or 82divpao@army.mil no later than 5 p.m. on May 19. *Update: Media Escort Pick Up Times for All American Week Events. Pick up Location for Media All American Gate All American Week Media Advisory with Pick Up Times All American Week 23 Media Advisory.docx [DOCX - 231.3 KB] May 22: Division Run 5:30 a.m. Sporting Events 9:00 a.m. May 23: Memorial Ceremony 10:15 a.m. Sporting Events 9:00a.m. Junior Paratrooper of the Year Ceremony 4:00p.m. May 24: Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 10:15 a.m. Sporting Events 9:00 a.m. May 25: Division Review 8:45 a.m.
HOW IT WORKS SOLDIERS HAVE IDEAS. TOGETHER WE CREATE SOLUTIONS. The Airborne Innovation Lab (AIL) is the nexus of innovation activities across Fort Liberty by connecting Paratroopers and partners to learn, research, innovate, build, and explore new ideas to solve tactical problems. The AIL provides the resources and network to empower Paratrooper-centered innovation to increase readiness to win the future fight. SOLVE TOMORROW'S PROBLEM TODAY. The Airborne Innovation Lab shortens the time between the problem identification and the prototyped solution. With the capabilities and resources the AIL offers, Soldiers can have a solution in-hand within days. CAPABILITIES The AIL offers variety of capabilities to meet the need of the future warfighter. As the needs change, so does the tools and equipment available. Current capabilities include: Digital Fabrication: 3D printers, 3D scanner, and workstations with Fusion360 Woodshop: CNC milling, laser cutting/etching, and other woodshop machinery/tools Workshop: Robotics kits, soldering stations, electronics workstations with tools and components Textile Station: Sewing machines, plotter cutter, heat-transfer vinyl, ironing station Design Thinking and Collaboration: Space for facilitating design thinking workshops and project collaboration SHARE YOUR IDEA Paratroopers can submit problem statements and potential solutions directly to the Innovation team. To submit your idea, you can click here. Connect with us on Instagram at @AirborneInnovationLab.

Course List

  • Dates: FY 23: 06-10 NOV FY 24: 16-19 JAN, 20-23 FEB, 16-19 APR, 28-31 MAY, 09-12 JUL, 03-06 SEP This course will teach the basic concepts of Additive Manufacturing and how to efficiently implement it within the DoD. Students will cover concepts including, computer-aided design, reverse engineering, design optimization, 3D modeling and the utilization of 3D printers, slicing software, and common terminology used within the field. Learning will occur through lessons and hands-on practical applications, through various challenge projects. Each class supports 10 students. To sign up, contact AirborneInnovationLab@army.mil.
  • Dates: By request This course will teach advanced Fusion 360 techniques including how to run simulations in a competitive atmosphere. Students will cover material selection, printer maintenance, and how to leverage the benefits of 3D printing at their home unit. Learning will occur through lessons and hands-on practical applications, through various challenge projects. Students must complete the Basic AM Course or demonstrate existing knowledge prior to attendance. Each class supports 10 students. To sign up, contact AirborneInnovationLab@army.mil.
  • Dates: FY 24: 11-15 MAR, 15-19 JUL, 09-13 SEP This course will teach the basic background of electronics principles and operations, circuit diagrams, line-by-line code review, and basic electronic components. This will focus specifically on the low-cost Arduino microcontroller. This course is for those new to microcontroller programming. Learning will occur through lessons and hands-on practical applications, through various challenge projects. Each class supports 8 students. To sign up, contact AirborneInnovationLab@army.mil.
HOURS Visit us in Bldg. 3-2102 Long Street, Fort Liberty Monday: 1000-1600 Tuesday: 1000-1600 Wednesday: 1000-1600 Thursday: 1000-1600 Friday: 1000-1500 Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed