Panther Paratroopers, Families and friends
Native Americans have made profound impacts on the culture, character and success of the Panther Brigade. As we observe Native American Heritage Month, CSM Teakell and I thank all of our Paratroopers with Native American Heritage for their dedication and commitment to excellence.
The Panther Brigade stands strong thanks to the diversity within our ranks and I encourage leaders at all levels to express their appreciation for the contributions Native American Soldiers, veterans, civilians and Family members have made to accomplishing our mission.
Numerous events will occur on Fort Bragg in observance of Native American Heritage Month during the month of November. Consider attending and participating in these events to broaden your understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and its contributions to the strength of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Paratroopers and family members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team enjoyed an evening of fun, fellowship, food and scares at the Panther Brigade Trunk or Treat held Monday, October 29th in the brigade’s area on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Numerous civilian and military vehicles were set up and in costume to provide trunk-or-treat stations to children while members of the brigade organized and ran a costume contest.
Other events during Trunk or Treat included an obstacle course, a haunted aid station and event a potluck where families could bring a dish and dine on a variety of foods.
Furry friends also made an appearance last night, giving children a treat of different sorts as they had the opportunity to encounter a very patient llama and alpaca.
Artillery paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division conducted sling load operations and a live-fire exercise Oct. 24, 2018 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Paratroopers from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment partnered with aviators from Company C, 2-82 Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade to conduct the complex air assault and live fire exercise.
The operation tested the paratroopers’ and aviators’ ability to integrate their capabilities while demonstrating their technical expertise and tactical capability to provide lethal fires.