82nd Airborne Division

The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It is a subordinate unit of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

The 82nd Division was constituted in the National Army on 5 August 1917, and was organized on 25 August 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.Famous soldiers of the division include Sergeant Alvin C. York, General James M. Gavin, Dave Bald Eagle (grandson of Chief White Bull), Senator Strom Thurmond (325GIR in World War II), Senator Jack Reed and Congressman Patrick Murphy (the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress.) State Representative Bryan Lentz (PA-161) attempted to become the second member of the 82nd Airborne to join Congress, but was not elected.

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  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Sat, 26 May 2018 20:00:03 EDTFORSCOM

    • Maple Resolve exercise strengthens bond between US, Canadian forces Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTWAINWRIGHT, Canada -- More than 3,500 Canadian, U.S., British, Australian, and French forces participated in this year's Maple Resolve exercise, providing an opportunity to enhance multi-national interoperability in a brigade-level field training exercise.
    • Fort Drum civilian workforce assists 2BCT Soldiers with rapid deployment exercise Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) are exercising their capabilities to rapidly move - with short notice - personnel, equipment and vehicles by rail, sea and air. A logistically, complex operation, it is being accomplished with the support of division assets and several Fort Drum garrison and tenant directorates.
    • Fort Drum MPs host law enforcement working dog team competition Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe competition was strong and the camaraderie was spirited at the inaugural Top Dog Competition on May 23 at Fort Drum. Hosted by the 8th Military Working Dog Detachment, 91st Military Police Battalion, the event tested K9 teams from Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Watertown Police Department, New York State Troopers and Fort Drum.
    • Barnyard physical training session builds camaraderie Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT RILEY, Kansas -- Senior Leaders, assigned to Headquarters Support Company, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, join Soldiers, assigned to the Commanding Generals Mounted Color Guard, for an esprit de corps and team building Barnyard Physical Training session at the CGMCG stables on Fort Riley, Kansas, May 17, 2018. The PT session was designed to build camaraderie within the unit ranks.
    • Rebranding the NCO corps: Retiring Marne SGM expresses passion in NCO corps Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTBorn and raised in New Iberia, Louisiana, Sgt. Maj. Ryan W. Willis enlisted in the United States Army in 1992 as an automated logistical specialist at the ripe age of 17. His first assignment was with the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
    • Promoting healing for veterans over 2,302 miles Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTMore than 500 motorcycle riders participated in the annual Run for the Wall ceremony at Heritage Park in Junction City, Kansas, May 20. The ceremony honored past and present military veterans who answered the called to serve their country when their nation needed them most.
    • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers honor Memorial Day tradition with flag-planting at cemeteries Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTBrig. Gen. Patrick Donahoe, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum deputy commanding general, joined 15 Soldiers from across the division and members of the Fort Drum Natural Resources Branch on May 24 to honor veterans buried in the "Lost Villages" cemeteries on post.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - May 25, 2018 Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThis week: Locations selected for Security Force Assistance Brigades; Senior Leader: Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, provided remarks on Memorial Day 2018; On Point: Memorial Day 2018; Weblink: Deployment Readiness; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units from across the nation.
    • 82nd Airborne Division Young Chefs Heat Up the Competition Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe kitchen sits quiet, ovens and stoves still cold, ladles and pots still clean, glinting from the luminescent lighting at the Culinary Arts Training Center on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It's the first day of the 82nd Airborne Division 2018 All American Week, and a select few culinary specialists assigned to the division start it off strong with a chef competition, relieving all silence. Four teams, one from each of the brigades, bustle through the kitchen making last minute preparations before cooking a three-course meal they must present to a panel of judges, including the division commander, Major General Erik Kurilla and popular New York chef and business owner of 'Folded Napkin Events,' David Autry.
    • Returning to the fight with unbroken resolve Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe formula for adaptive leaders in America's evolving Army calls as much for empathy and resilience as it does for discipline and grit. Col. Paul Larson, the commander of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, transformed his perspective of resilience as an adaptive leader after enduring a life changing hardship firsthand.
    • 3rd ID bids farewell to two Army generals Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe 3rd Infantry Division held a farewell ceremony for two of the division's deputy commanding generals at Fort Stewart, Ga., May 17.
    • 2ABCT "Black Jack" mortars fire for effect Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTMortar troops of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (2ABCT), 1st Cavalry Division (1CD) finished their bi-annual Mortar Training and Evaluation Program (MORTEP) certification at Curry Mortar Center, Fort Hood May 10-15.
    • Department of the Army announces upcoming 101st Combat Aviation Brigade deployment Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe Department of the Army announced today the summer 2018 deployment to Afghanistan of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
    • Department of the Army announces upcoming XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters deployment Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe Department of the Army announced today the fall 2018 deployment of the XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to Iraq.
    • Citizen-Soldier: From cancer research professor to Army National Guard officer Tue, 22 May 2018 00:00:00 EDTKANDAHAR, Afghanistan - To the Soldiers and leaders of Train, Advise and Assist Command - South, Nathan Wall is an Army Major and the deputy logistics and medical operations officer for TAAC-South. However, on a normal day back in Loma Linda, California, he goes by Dr. Wall, especially to the students of Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where he is a professor.
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    • Screaming Eagles, community members partner for Golden Knights tandem jump Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT CAMPBELL, KY -- The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) invited prominent city officials and key leaders from Kentucky and Tennessee to participate in a tandem jump with the U.S. Army's Golden Knights Parachute Team at Clarksville Regional Airport's Outlaw Field, March 2-3.
    • 1-87 Infantry Soldiers return to Fort Drum from deployment in Africa Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTNearly 100 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), reunited with family and friends March 12 upon returning to Fort Drum from a six-month deployment to Africa.
    • Panther Brigade Hosts Janney Cup Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTLieutenants assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division competed in the Janney Cup competition March 8 and 9 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The brigade hosts the Janney Cup each year in honor of 2nd Lt. Richard Janney, a member of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment killed during the Normandy Invasion when the vehicle he was driving struck a land mine.
    • Concussions: early treatment for healing Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 ESTThe month of March is dedicated to brain injury awareness and prevention. Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also referred to more commonly as a concussion, is a very common injury in the civilian and military sector.
    • "There Was Never A Plan "B Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 ESTAs a child, Capt. Oleksandr Ishchuk dreamed of becoming an officer in the Ukrainian Army. Today, he is fulfilling his life's calling as a Chaplain in the United States Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
    • JMRC prepares units for Kosovo mission Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 ESTHOHENFELS, Germany (March 8, 2018) -- Observer-Coach/Trainers (O-C/T's) from the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) trained Soldiers from the California Army National Guard's 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, participating in a mission rehearsal exercise (MRE) for an impending mission in Kosovo at Hohenfels Training Area, Feb. 18 -- March 12.
    • Army equips first unit with inflatable satellite communications Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 ESTIn support of initial entry and other tactical edge missions, the Army equipped its first unit -- the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division -- with the new inflatable satellite communications system known as Transportable Tactical Command Communications, or T2C2, to enable expeditionary mission command and situational awareness in the heart of evolving fights.
    • Fort Bragg hosts Army wide combatives tournament Sat, 03 Mar 2018 00:00:00 ESTFort Bragg hosted the Armed Forces Combatives Tournament last week. Soldiers stationed all over the world came to compete in the event, which culminated in championship rounds on Saturday. This year, a team tactical component was added to help demonstrate combatives in a real life situation. Soldier-competitors from Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Ky, and Fort Carson, Colo., competed in the team tactical portion of the 2018 Combatives Tournament, Friday.
    • Townsend takes command of TRADOC Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 ESTGen. Stephen J. Townsend assumed command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from Gen. David G. Perkins during a ceremony on Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 2.
    • Civil rights pioneer proved her mettle in World War II Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTMillie Dunn Veasey, now 100 years old, said her life changed in ways she never could have imagined when she joined the Army.
    • A 'map' for the multidomain megacity Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTArmy scientists pursue advances in situational awareness, 3-D modeling and real-time data updating to help units make better decisions faster in urban combat.
    • 10th Mountain Division commander updates community on deployments, training at home, fighting ISIS Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTSupporting current operations around the world while training for future wars is how the 10th Mountain Division assures its Soldiers remain "ready today, relevant tomorrow." That is the message that Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander shared with community members Feb. 9 at Jefferson Community College.
    • Photo Essay: Cold-Weather Operations Course students participate in snowshoe training at Fort McCoy Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTStudents in the Cold-Weather Operations Course Class 18-04 participated in snowshoe training Feb. 7, 2018, at a training space on the cantonment area at Fort McCoy, Wis.
    • Control Your Muzzle Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTAuthor's note: Let's cut to the chase: No one has ever been shot with an unloaded gun. A bang is always conclusive proof that a gun was loaded. Firearms are discharged in one of only two ways: intentionally or negligently. Once the bang happens, it's out of your control. This article is about how to control your firearm.
    • Fort Drum community celebrate African American History Month observance with music, inspiring words Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 ESTMembers of the Fort Drum community gathered at the Commons on Feb. 13 to celebrate African American History Month. Chaplain (Maj.) J.P. Smith, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy division chaplain, spoke on the theme of "African Americans in times of war."
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