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Congratulations to the October Best Squad Winners!

Congratulations to the Panther paratroopers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment on their victory during the October Best Squad Competition held on Fort Bragg!

The 2P paratroopers proved to be tops in a competition testing their physical endurance, mental agility and tactical skills through a series of stations and events.

P6 Sends – National Hispanic Heritage Month

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!

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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