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, 20 Feb 2019 01:00:03 ESTFORSCOM

    • Hell Fighters receive heroes' welcome 100 years ago in New York Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTIt's African-American History Month and a fitting time to recall the black Soldiers of the New York National Guard's 15th Infantry Regiment, who never got a parade when they left for World War I in 1917.
    • Retire Rich: Why Soldiers should take advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers hoping to experience long-term financial wellbeing should be aware of the opportunity and benefits presented by the Thrift Savings Plan -- or TSP.
    • Journey continues for Fort Drum military working dog handler, injured during deployment Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers from the 91st Military Police Battalion welcomed home two of their own when Spc. Alec Alcoser and his military working dog Alex were met with cheers and applause Feb. 12 at Fort Drum. Alcoser and Alex were assigned to 8th Military Police Detachment, 91st MP Battalion, 16th MP Brigade, when they deployed to Afghanistan and were severely injured in a suicide bombing last August during a foot patrol outside Bagram Airfield.
    • FORSCOM Frontline - Feb. 15, 2019 Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTThis week: Fort Bragg Career Counselors win FORSCOM competition; Senior Leader: LTG Charles D. Luckey, Chief of Army Reserve, Commanding General, USARC, provided remarks about the Army Reserve; On Point: Meet Your Army; plus news and photographs about FORSCOM Soldiers and units around the globe.
    • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers impact the CJOA-A through cross-training Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTSoldiers assigned to G Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, attached to the 101st Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade impact the livelihood of every deployed unit on Kandahar as well as countless organizations throughout the Combined Joint Operations Area- Afghanistan on a daily basis. Vehicle recovery is one of the unique mission sets that Soldiers of the FSC have full control of on Kandahar. Anytime a vehicle breaks down or gets damaged outside the perimeters of the forward operating base a quick reaction force team is dispatched to recovery the disabled asset.
    • Always Ready Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTFort Stewart, Ga. - Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, returned from Hound Focus intent on recovering all vehicles and equipment on Jan. 30, at Fort Stewart, Ga.
    • Registration underway for 2019 Best Sapper Competition Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTApplications for engineers wanting to compete in the 13th annual Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers Best Sapper Competition are now being accepted through March 8. The date of the three-day competition, which takes place at Fort Leonard Wood, home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, is April 8 through 10. Competitors will report on April 6.
    • Colorado National Guard Soldiers to hone mountain skills at Vail Thu, 14 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTColorado Army National Guard Soldiers will conduct annual ski and winter training to enhance their mountain skills while honoring Colorado as the original home of the U.S. Army's 10th Mountain Division during Legacy Days in Vail, Colorado, Feb. 15-18.
    • New Army personnel, pay system tested by PA National Guard across 6 cities Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTFORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. -- Despite numbing cold, whiteout snow conditions, high winds, freezing rain and occasional falling two-foot icicles, Soldiers of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard (PAARNG) here are midway into testing a radically different personnel and pay system called the Integrated Personnel and Pay System -- Army (IPPS-A).
    • Nevada Guard's Black Hawk pilot takes flight Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe Nevada Army Guard marked an important diversity milestone recently with the graduation of its first African-American female UH-60 Black Hawk pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Cicely Williams, from rotary-wing aviation flight school.
    • Army may use nutritionists, sports trainers to boost readiness Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe Army may soon place nutritionists, physical therapists and sports trainers at the unit level to improve individual readiness, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.
    • 2IBCT, 4ID Competes in Connelly Field Feeding Competition Tue, 12 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTCulinary specialists of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division participated in the DA-level Phillip A. Connelly Competition from January to February 2019.
    • Oregon National Guard medics prepare for training Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTThe 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team's medical support company, C Company, 145th Brigade Support Battalion, hosted a field training exercise Feb. 7-10 at the Orchard Combat Training Center to synchronize and coordinate the brigade's medical support prior to its National Training Center rotation later this year.
    • Greywolf completes NTC rotation Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTFORT IRWIN, Ca.—The more than 4,000 Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team “Greywolf,” 1st Cavalry Division completed their rotation to the National Training Center here recently.

    • Resilient Red Falcon runs again Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 ESTFORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 07, 2019) -- "Actually, I don't remember anything, but what I was told is on that day, we were released for lunch, leaving from the motorpool and that's when a car hit me" said Spc Luke Sanders, a paratrooper assigned 1st Battalion
  • XVIII Corps RSS Feed Wed, 20 Feb 2019 02:00:04 ESTXVIII Corps

    • 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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