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.
Panther Paratroopers, Families and Friends,
CSM Teakell and I are extremely proud of Sgt. Clinton Scanlon and Sgt. William Shealy, both of 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and commend them on their team performance during the Intentional Sniper Competition held this week on Fort Benning, Georgia. They truly demonstrated the readiness, competency, and lethality of the Panther Paratrooper.
SGT Scanlon and SGT Shealy represented the entire 82nd Airborne Division at the grueling, multi-day competition testing every facet of their endurance, skill, and proficiency as precision marksmen. They performed well against many of the top sniper teams from the US and our partner nations, finishing 4th out of 32 teams.
When you see them, congratulate these outstanding 1P Paratroopers on a job well done.
COL Art Sellers
CSM Reese Teakell
Staff Sergeant Edward Chambers, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division’s Senior Religious Support Specialist was promoted from the rank of Sergeant Thursday, September 6.
Chambers assist the brigade’s chaplain in ensuring the religious and spiritual needs of the brigade are met. He also facilitates events supporting the resilience and familial wellbeing of paratroopers in the brigade.