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 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 17:00:04 EDTFORSCOM

    • Tennessee National Guard Soldier selected for Future Vertical Lift study Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTA Tennessee National Guard Soldier was one of only four Soldiers selected nationwide to participate in the Future Vertical Lift Program study in San Jose, Calif., in mid-March of 2018. This is a maneuverability study in conjunction with ongoing Joint Multi-role Technology Demonstrator efforts.
    • 'Iron Rangers' take the field Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTThroughout the month of January and into early February, the "Iron Rangers" of 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, built readiness at Fort Riley, Kansas.
    • North Carolina Guard uses Heavy Equipment Transport for long-distance convoy Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe North Carolina National Guard transported M1A1 Abrams Tanks and M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles with Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) vehicles to Fort Pickett, Virginia, via I-95, on Sunday, March 18, 2018. This is the first time the NC Guard is using HETs for a long-distance convoy.
    • Selfless service drives Soldiers to heroic rescue Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTOWENSBORO, Ky. -- A pair of Kentucky Guardsmen are being hailed as heroes after saving the life of an elderly man Feb. 27 in Owensboro, Kentucky.
    • Army, NATO allies test their mettle during frigid training in Estonia Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTTAPA, Estonia -- Among the things that stand out to many who visit the training area here are the frigid temperatures.
    • First Army celebrates women's history Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The contributions, perseverance, and patriotism of women were celebrated in an event hosted by First Army on March 19 here.
    • California National Guard Soldiers share experience with Afghan leaders Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTWith the country of Afghanistan's constant talk on low precipitation, drought has been a major concern for many of the leaders and civilians of the country, according to media outlets.
    • Fort Drum Culinary Arts Team earns 21 medals at Joint Culinary Training Exercise Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTThe Fort Drum Culinary Arts Team demonstrated a high degree of skill and professionalism to earn 21 medals at the 43rd Joint Culinary Training Exercise at Fort Lee, Va.
    • Ghost Battalion to Train with Total Force Partners Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, "Ghost", 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division along with elements of 3rd Brigade Engineer Battalion conducted rail operations here March 14 in preparation to support the Brigade's Army Total Force Partners, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team of the Mississippi National Guard.
    • 100th Missile Defense Brigade Soldier bench presses, squats and deadlifts her way past competition Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTAs the unit administrator for the 100th Missile Defense Brigade of the Colorado National Guard, Army Sgt. Kelly Loftus is used to doing the heavy lifting of managing the performance of a variety of technical, analytical, advisory and coordinating duties for the brigade. She is also accustomed to lifting heavy-metal objects like dumbbells, weight plates and kettlebells in her free time.
    • Soldier's passion keeps him ready to fight Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Private Todd Bevan has been fascinated with combatives and physical fitness for years. Before joining the Army, he was a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and CrossFit instructor at a gym in Ohio. As soon as he took leave after basic training, he was on the mat back home to hone his skills. "It is not that I have to go to the gym, I want to go to the gym," said Bevan, a Bridgeport, Ohio, native. "I want to be on the mats as much as possible." Hand-to-hand fighting is one of the highest levels of human competition, Bevan added. It infers status as an individual; there is no coming back from losing a fight.
    • Reserve Engineer Battalion makes history at Fort Knox ranges Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve's 478th Engineer Battalion, 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC), based in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, made history at Fort Knox Feb. 4-23, 2018.
    • Conquerors partner and train with Kuwaiti Land Forces Institute Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTCAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait--After more than 100 Kuwaiti Land Forces Institute (KLFI) Soldiers successfully completed training with the 1st Battalion, 35th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, a graduation ceremony was held at the Kuwaiti Land Forces Institute Feb. 22.
    • Pennsylvania Army National Guard Soldier uses Army training to save a life in airport Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTSpc. Trevor Tompkins of Penns Creek Pennsylvania, arrived at Philadelphia International Airport to pick up his mother. She was flying in to be with her father, after he suffered a major heart attack the day before. Tompkins was waiting for the plane to land when he noticed an airport employee trying to rouse a elderly man in the terminal.
    • Vermont National Guard in Senegal Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EDTVermont National Guardsmen mobilized to Senegal Feb. 4-23 to work alongside Senegalese medical personnel to obtain real-world experience while providing valuable medical services as part of a medical readiness training exercise (MEDRETE). Vermont is paired with Senegal as part of the State Partnership Program, a joint Department of Defense program managed by the National Guard Bureau, guided by the State Department and executed by the state adjutants general to link a state's National Guard with a partner nation's military and security forces in a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship.
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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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