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, 15 Aug 2018 12:00:04 EDTFORSCOM

    • President signs National Defense Authorization Act at Fort Drum Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT DRUM, N.Y. (Aug. 13, 2018) -- Members of the U.S. Armed Forces can expect a significant bump in their salaries - the largest in nearly a decade - after President Donald Trump signed the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act during a visit to Fort Drum, New York, on Aug. 13.
    • Soldier's unwavering support leads to top position in volunteer organization Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT LEE, Va. (Aug. 14, 2018) -- "I'm not only the Hair Club president, I'm also a client."
    • 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers receive awards for valor Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "It was a really, really hot night. We had a full moon, and our platoon was moving through Afghan farmlands," said Staff Sgt. Kevin F. Aetonu, a squad leader for 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team.
    • USACAPOC(A) seeks to stay ready and become a learning organization Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTWith Soldiers taking part in exercises and operations around the world, the United States Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is one of the U.S. Army Reserve's busiest units.
    • Fort Carson Soldier reveals road map to success Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT CARSON, Colo. -- There are many ways to achieve success in life. Some achieve it through hard work and determination, while others achieve it through raw talent. Regardless of how a person plans to achieve success in life, the U.S. Army has the tools and opportunities to help.
    • Under secretary sees strength of Army intelligence capabilities firsthand in Ft. Hood visit Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT HOOD, Texas -- The Undersecretary of the Army visited the operational test of the Distributed Common Ground System-Army, or DCGS-A, system at the Central Technical Support Facility here Tuesday.
    • Soldiers from 101st Airborne Division Visit Crane Army Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers from the 526 Brigade Support Battalion, 2 BCT 101st Airborne Division visited Crane Army Ammunition Activity to learn how CAAA delivers lethality to the Warfighter. Crane Army specializes in conventional munition support for U.S. Army and Joint Force readiness, including production, demilitarization, transportation and storage.
    • RHC-A - 101st BEST MEDIC M4 qualification Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- During the Regional Health Command-Atlantic - 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Best Medic Competition, candidates demonstrate proficiency during M4 qualification at U.S. Army Fort Campbell.
    • Danger is Always Present: Weapons handling safety a priority on and off duty Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTAll too often we hear about off-duty mishaps involving military personnel performing unsafe acts. How can these Soldiers spend months in theater or training without an accident only to be injured or die within days of returning home? Some believe it is due to a loss of situational awareness that results from the relief a Soldier feels when beginning a period of leave. The following is a true story of a Soldier who completed his tour of duty only days before he was involved in an off-duty firearms mishap. The Soldier's name was changed to protect his privacy.
    • 123rd Brigade Support Battalion gives time back to Soldiers Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTFORT BLISS, Texas -- Soldiers and Families from 123rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division gathered together for a two-day Family and Organizational Day, which celebrated the hard work the Iron Support Soldiers have contributed since January during Bulldog Focus, Iron Focus and the National Training Center rotation at Fort Irwin.
    • Fourth Cavalry Brigade observes Fort Knox Centennial with run Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDT4th Cavalry Multi-Functional Training Brigade Commander, Col. James Turner (front left), and 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 410th Regiment observer coach/trainer, Sgt. 1st Class William Waddell (front right), lead a column of First Army Soldiers across Brooks Field, Aug. 13, concluding a three-mile run. The run included every unit on Fort Knox, Ky., and kicked off the post's Centennial Week celebration. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Gary J. Cooper)
    • First Army celebrates 100 years of history Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTARLINGTON, Va. - The First United States Army, the nation's longest standing and oldest field Army, celebrated their 100th birthday, Aug. 10, 2018, as a delegation visited Arlington National Cemetery to render honors to historical figures from throughout the unit's history.
    • Nutrition tops Soldier's priorities at Army Reserve's 'Fit for Life' event Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTJOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Exercise isn't always enough to keep Soldiers fit to fight; nutrition is also key to maintaining proper weight and good health. When Spc. Victor Toledo signed up for the U.S. Army Reserve's new "Double Eagle" Fit for Life pilot program being hosted here by the 99th Readiness Division, nutrition education was his top priority.
    • Live-fire exercise sharpens lethality for KFOR troops Sun, 12 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTORAHOVAC, Kosovo - Apache and Bandit Troops of 3rd Squadron, 61st Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, assigned as the Forward Command Post for the Multi-National Battle Group - East, increased lethality and critical thinking capacities by conducting a known-distance (KD) shoot and a buddy-team live-fire exercise (LFX), June 11-28.
    • Raider Brigade Soldiers from 2-23 Infantry in Eastern Afghanistan Sat, 11 Aug 2018 00:00:00 EDTA Soldier from Aztec Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, keeps watch from the gunner's position of a Ground Mobility Vehicle in eastern Afghanistan, July 28, 2018
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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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