Category Archives: Community Relations

Panther Recon Spouses Earn Spurs

Recon paratroopers and families gathered at Fort Bragg’s Pike Field Thursday, April 18, 2019 to conduct a Spouse Spur Ride.

The Spouse Spur Ride consisted of a series of events helping spouses of paratroopers understand the daily duties of their paratrooper and the history and heritage of the U.S. Army Cavalry.

The first event required paratroopers to apply camouflage to their spouse’s face before they departed to conduct simulated convoy operations.  Next, the spouses returned to Pike Field to perform a physical fitness session before learning more about the various weapons, vehicles and equipment employed by a Recon Squadron in the 82nd Airborne Division.The day concluded with a formal “Spurring” of the Spouses where they received Silver Spurs in honor of their completion of the Spur Ride and their dedication to supporting their paratrooper.


Recon Paratrooper Recognized for Volunteer Excellence

The Panther and Recon Family congratulates Staff Sgt. Newborn of Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment on earning the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award!

Staff Sgt. Newborn of Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment after being awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Newborn has completed over 400 hours of volunteer work in the local communities surrounding Fort Bragg, spending much of his free time coaching youth basketball, baseball and football.

Panther Brigade Celebrates Volunteer of the Quarter

Leaders from across the 82nd Airborne Division gathered on Fort Bragg in late March to honor the brigade volunteers of the quarter with a special lunch and recognition ceremony.

Mrs. Nichole Bekham, center, stands with leaders from 3rd Brigade and the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion after being recognized as the brigade’s Volunteer of the Quarter.

Mrs. Nichole Beckham of Company B, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, was recognized during the ceremony for her volunteer excellence and outstanding support to the paratroopers of the BSB and 3rd Brigade Combat Team.