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3rd Brigade Paratroopers Compete for December Best Squad

Paratroopers from across the brigade gathered early December to compete for the title of Best Squad.

Stations during the competition included a series of physical fitness events and a distance run to Fort Bragg’s Pike Field.

At Pike Field, the paratroopers faced stations testing their medical knowledge, communication skills and airborne proficiency.

The teams then faced a station established by the Fort Bragg R2 Performance team testing their mental agility and communication skills before finishing in the Engagement Skills Trainer.

The Fall-Winter 2018 Edition of Static Line

The Fall-Winter 2018 edition of Static Line, the 3rd Brigade news magazine is now available!

Click to read stories about the brigade’s actions during Network Integration Exercise 18.2 at Fort Bliss, 1Fury’s training in Africa alongside British paratroopers and our Thanksgiving feast!

“An Opportunity to Fellowship:” Panther Brigade Celebrates Thanksgiving

Paratroopers and family members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division celebrated the Thanksgiving holiday Tuesday, November 22 at the brigade’s Dining Facility on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

“Today, paratroopers and family members of the brigade are thankful for the opportunity to celebrate as we enter the holiday season,” said Col. Arthur Sellers, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Commander. “This meal gives everyone an opportunity to fellowship while enjoying the delicious food prepared by our expert culinary team,” he continued.
To prepare the meal, Culinary Specialists from the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, part of the 3rd BCT, began preparing the night before and worked into the early morning on the finishing touches. The paratroopers prepared over 640 lbs. of turkey, 558 lbs. of steamship round, 72 lbs. of shrimp, more than 100 pies, approximately 700 servings of sweet potatoes and approximately 800 servings of green bean casserole to serve during the brigade’s Thanksgiving meal.

The Panther Brigade’s Thanksgiving meal was held Tuesday, November 20th in the brigade’s Dining Facility on Fort Bragg. Honoring tradition, leaders from across the brigade served the meal to paratroopers and their families while dressed in their Army Service Uniform.
Special decorations adorned the dining facility to celebrate the holiday and honor the 50th anniversary of the brigade’s short-notice deployment in 1968 to Vietnam to conduct combat operations. Sent in response to the Tet Offensive, the 3rd Brigade gained the nickname “The Golden Brigade” while fighting the Viet Cong in numerous pitched battles over the course of a year-long deployment.