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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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Congrats to the Panther EIB Recipients

Congratulations to the 24 Panther paratroopers who earned their Expert Infantryman Badge in late August!

These paratroopers demonstrated their mastery at a myriad of skills, tasks, drills and physical endurance tests to earn the badge.

Of the 24, five of them were True-Blue, having passed each evaluation on the first attempt.

Panthers Compete for August Best Squad

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division recently vied for the honor of Best Squad in a competition held August 21 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Panther paratroopers completed maintenance-focus tasks like changing tires on a Humvee and performing vehicle recover before conducing a more than four-mile forced march to a FBNC range. At the range, paratroopers completed a written test evaluating their knowledge of Army regulations and operations before conducting a live-fire stress shoot.

The 3BCT paratroopers then completed team-focused cognitive test evaluating their mental agility to use PVC piping to build a cube a teammate could pass through. After completing the cognitive test, the 3BCT paratroopers completed the Best Squad Competition by conducting another forced march back to their starting point.

A squad of paratroopers from the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion emerged victorious from the competition. On average, the Cobalt paratroopers earned a better score on each station while finishing the forced-marches in competitive times.