The training immersed the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers in realistic environments challenging their judgement, weapon skills and tactical knowledge.
Panther Paratroopers, Families, and Friends,
Contributions of Hispanic Americans continue to keep the Panther Brigade Ready, Competent, and Lethal as we train for the crucible of ground combat.
As our Nation celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, leaders at all levels across the 3rd Brigade Combat Team understand the strength inherent within an all-inclusive, diverse force of Paratroopers.
Hispanic Americans serve in vital roles throughout our formation as Paratroopers, noncommissioned officers, and officers. They are experts at the art and science of preparing the Brigade to jump, fight, and win on any drop zone in the world.
The Panther Brigade draws strength and proficiency from its diversity. Command Sgt. Maj. Teakell and I are honored to serve alongside all of you. Be Ready. Be Competent. Be Lethal and see you on the drop zone.
COL Art Sellers – 3rd Brigade Commander Command Sgt. Maj. Reese Teakell – 3rd Brigade Command Sergeant Major
Ready, Competent, Lethal! H-Minus!
Sgt. Maj. Steven Noonan, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Operations Sergeant Major, became the 82nd Airborne Division’s newest Centurion after completing his 100th static-line parachute operation early Sept. 21, 2018 jumping onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone.
Noonan has served in the 504th, 505th and 508th Parachute Infantry Regiments during his career and completed the nighttime combat jump with other members of the brigade to rehearse Assault Command Post operations.