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Panther 6 Sends – Hurricane Florence Response

Families of the Panther Brigade,

The safety of 3rd Brigade Combat Team Paratroopers and Families remains a top concern of leadership. Leaders are actively balancing this concern with the operational needs of the brigade.
Paratroopers are actively engaged in recovery operations from Tropical Storm Florence while preparing for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise beginning in early October on Fort Bliss, Texas.

Brigade leaders are aware numerous Paratroopers and their Families remain displaced from the rising waters of the Cape Fear and Little Rivers. We also continue to monitor flooding in the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg regions.
If you live in a region impacted by mandatory evacuation orders, your Paratrooper should inform their leadership and they will assist in obtaining financial reimbursement for your expenses.
The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation interactive map at: https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/ can keep you current on road closures in the area.
The official Fort Bragg Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fortbraggnc/ will keep you and your Paratrooper informed of the installation’s current operating and manning status.
As the situation in and around Fort Bragg continues to develop, brigade leaders will make decisions ensuring the safety and wellbeing of 3BCT Paratroopers and Families while preparing us for upcoming missions and operations.
Signed,
Col. Arthur W. Sellers, 3rd Brigade Commander
Command Sgt. Maj. Reese W. Teakell, 3rd Brigade Command Sergeant Major

 Links to Essential Information:

Monitor the depth of the Cape Fear River
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Monitor the depth of the Little River
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A complete list of shelters in NC
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A live map of road conditions on Fort Bragg and in the state of NC
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Cumberland County Road Closures
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Harnett County Road Closures
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Moore / Richmond County Road Closures
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Lee County Road Closures
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Hoke County Road Closures
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National Hurricane Center
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Cobalt Panthers Dig In

Paratroopers from Company A, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion recently conducted a DIGEX on Fort Bragg.  During the training exercise, the Engineer paratroopers trained to dig fighting positions for Humvees using their heavy equipment.

The training familiarized the paratroopers with the specialized excavating equipment while ensuring they are prepared to improve the brigade’s survivability in the field.

Panther Recon Paratroopers Volunteer at Urban Ministry

Panther Recon paratroopers and their family members from the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment spent their Saturday morning volunteering at a local Fayetteville Ministry.

The paratroopers and family members spent the morning of Saturday, September 8th volunteering at the Fayetteville Urban Ministry.

Organized by the Battalion Chaplain, Capt. Oleksandr Ishchuk, the volunteer effort focused on completing much-needed yardwork around the building and interior painting.The volunteer effort strengthened the existing partnership between the Fayetteville Urban Ministry and 5-73 CAV while preparing the building and grounds for the holiday season.