Panther Paratroopers Assume Authority for Operations in Afghanistan

Fort Bragg-based paratroopers recently assumed authority for operations in Afghanistan Friday, July 19th on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division unfurled their brigade colors during a ceremony, marking the official beginning of their operations as a critical component of Train Advise Assist Command-South, headquartered on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

“This mission requires lethality, competence and professionalism,” said Brigadier General Edmond Brown, commander of TAAC-S. “All of the attributes that are basic to an American Paratrooper.

The Panther paratroopers assumed responsibility for missions ranging from base security to developing the capacity of Afghan security forces in locations throughout the country from soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, headquartered at Fort Drum, New York.

“We are excited to continue the proud legacy of our paratroopers that have done this before us and to continue to work with our Afghan partners to secure gains and secure peace in this nation,” said Col. Arthur Sellers, Commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Deputy Commander of TAAC-S.

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