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 Sun, 16 Dec 2018 21:00:04 ESTFORSCOM

    • Commanding Generals recognize outstanding Soldiers at Yama Sakura 75 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCAMP HIGASHI-CHITOSE, Japan-- America's First Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky, and the Japan Northern Army Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Masato Taura, are recognizing Soldiers in a daily Hero of the Battle ceremony for their contributions during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan.
    • U.S. and Japan Army medical staff unite at Yama Sakura 75 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCol Robert Forsten, D.O., America's First Corps surgeon (right) signs a medical support agreement with Col. Mikio Takeshima, M.D., Northern Army Headquarters surgeon, Japan Ground Self Defense Force during Yama Sakura 75 at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan, Dec. 10, 2018. This agreement allows mutual medical support between the forces as needed, including patient evacuation, casualty treatment and patient logistics, during the course of the exercise. Yama Sakura is a bilateral exercise that combines the capabilities of the U.S. Army and the JGSDF and solidifies the working relationship between the forces. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erica Earl
    • South Carolina National Guard celebrates National Guard's 382nd birthday Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTThe South Carolina National Guard recognized the National Guard's 382nd birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony Dec. 13th at the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia, South Carolina.
    • First enlisted female graduates Army's Sapper Leader Course Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTSergeant Hailey Falk is the Army's first enlisted female Soldier to graduate from the rigorous Sapper Leader Course at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, since the program's inception in 1985.
    • Fury, 2PARA Paratroopers Dig In, Patrol in Fight against Simulated Enemy in Kenya Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTFort Bragg-based paratroopers and British paratroopers trained to fight a simulated near-peer enemy from fighting positions in Kenya, Africa.
    • US, British Paratroopers Train to Patrol, React to Contact Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTFort Bragg-based paratroopers and British paratroopers trained to patrol and react to simulated enemy contact in Kenya, Africa.
    • "Wearing Spurs Means a Cavalry Paratrooper Persevered" Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTCavalry paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division recently proved themselves worthy to wear spurs.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - Dec. 14, 2018 Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTThis week: Exercise Yama Sakura 75 begins in Japan; Senior Leader: GEN Joseph L. Lengyel, Chief, National Guard Bureau, provided remarks on the service members of the National Guard during a visit to Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait over Thanksgiving; On Point: National Guard Birthday; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units around the globe.
    • Michigan National Guard Soldiers frame the future Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers from the Michigan Army National Guard Tuesday capped off months of participation in a project to design new vehicle concepts for the U.S. Army at the College of Creative Studies (CCS) in midtown Detroit.
    • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade hosts Strong Bonds Single Soldiers Training Event Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 EST10th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers participated in a 3-day Strong Bonds Single Soldiers Training Event Nov. 16-18 at Niagara Falls, New York. The purpose of the Strong Bonds training is to help young Soldiers build resiliency by developing positive ways to deal with social, financial, family, relationship and spiritual issues.
    • Pa. Guard welcomes Lithuanians to Fort Indiantown Gap Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTLithuania's vice minister of defense and other senior officials visited the Pennsylvania National Guard's Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (EAATS) here Dec. 5.
    • Fort Drum professional reading group closes out 2018 with war poetry discussion Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTPoetry has long served as a medium for capturing military history and the raw emotions of those who have experienced it. That was the theme for this year's final meeting of the Maj. Gen. Fox Conner Professional Reading Group, held Dec. 11 at LeRay Mansion, Fort Drum, New York.
    • FORM MATTERS: Inclined dumbbell bench press Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTForm Matters is a weekly column designed to demonstrate the proper form to use when executing different exercises to minimize the risk of injury and increase performance on the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
    • Master gunners bring expertise to the brigade combat team Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTWhen you think of the M1A2 Abrams, and Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle, stealth does not come to mind. They do not glide, they rumble. They do not avoid obstacles; they maneuver through them. They do not poke holes, they pulverize. The large, heavy metal vehicles evoke power and strength, but they require a crew and a master of its weapon's systems to be lethal. Wielding these mighty armored vehicles are crews of four Soldiers: a commander, driver, gunner, and loader. It takes knowledge, training and repetition to become proficient for the battlefield. It also requires support, motivation, and mentorship to mold these Soldiers into experienced crews.
    • S.C. National Guard honors fallen troops with wreath-laying Wed, 12 Dec 2018 00:00:00 ESTWhile this time of year is traditionally a time to celebrate, there are military families with heavy hearts who are missing a loved one deployed far away or who paid the ultimate price and won't be coming home,
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    • 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners" Train to Sustain Life Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade (RSSB) conducted tactical combat lifesaver training (CLS), on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
    • Forces Command Leaders Synchronize to Be 'Ready Now' Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTU.S. Army senior leaders -- commanders, staff and senior noncommissioned officers -- gathered at U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C., to synchronize their understanding of FORSCOM's roles, priorities and key initiatives to assist Total Army units in building and sustaining readiness as well as training for the regular Army, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.
    • 82nd Airborne Best Medic Competition tests knowledge, fortitude Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDTTwo paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division distinguished themselves above their peers during a grueling competition on Fort Bragg held July 25-26.
    • Suicide Prevention: Affirmation of Life Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers throughout the 3rd Infantry Division participated in an Affirmation of Life event hosted by the 3rd ID Artillery at Fort Stewart, Georgia, July 20.
    • Airborne testing for next generation weapon sight complete Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Static line airborne insertion testing is complete here on the next generation of weapon sights Soldiers are going to see in the future.
    • Secretary Esper shares Army Vision in visit to 101st Airborne Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- The Secretary of the Army, Dr. Mark T. Esper, shared his recently published Army Vision with Soldiers, leaders, families and civilians of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, during a visit July 10, 2018.
    • 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.
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