Category Archives: Operation Freedom’s Sentinel

The 3rd Brigade Deployment Fair

Do you have questions about the upcoming deployment?

We are hosting a deployment fair at the Pope Army Airfield Family Readiness Group to answer them!

Come and hear from senior brigade leadership about the deployment and learn about the tremendous amount of resources available to the families of 3rd Brigade Paratroopers!

Two deployment fairs will be held:

Wednesday, May 15th from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.  Click HERE to RSVP

Wednesday, May 29th from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.  Click HERE to RSVP

 

An Exciting Partnership to Stay Connected through Deployment!

We are excited to announce families and paratroopers of the brigade now have an opportunity to stay connected through a partnership between the brigade and United Through Reading!
Click to learn more about United Through Reading!

Through this partnership, families of the brigade can equip themselves with a video and books to stay connected, increase youth literacy and ease anxiety and stress caused by separation.

The United Through Reading Podcast:

Click to listen to this broadcast featuring Mrs. Susan Sellers, the brigade’s Senior Family Readiness Group Advisor, to learn more about United Through Reading and the benefits it will provide to brigade paratroopers and family members!

P6 Sends – None More Ready

To the Paratroopers, Families and Friends of 3rd Brigade Combat Team,

There is no Soldier in the U.S. Army more ready to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel than the 3rd Brigade Paratrooper.
Paratroopers at all echelons within the brigade have continually honed their technical knowledge, tactical skill, physical endurance and mental agility since the beginning of this year.

Repeatedly through high-quality training, everyone in this formation has been challenged with adverse weather, rugged terrain and determined near-peer opposing forces. I am thankful to every agency and unit external to the brigade who showed us how to better ourselves while sharing their best practices.
This year started with off-post training cycles at bases like Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia and Camp Atterbury Indiana, progressed to our Combined Arms Live-Fire Exercise at Fort Bragg’s Range 63 and ultimately culminated in a massive demonstration of our capability as an Airborne Infantry Brigade as we conducted the 96-hour sequence on Fort Bragg and Operation Panther Storm on Holland Drop Zone.
Paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division descend onto Fort Bragg’s Holland Drop Zone after conducting a combat equipment, static-line parachute operation from US Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft. The parachute operation was part of Operation Panther Storm, a training exercise demonstrating the brigade’s ability to jump, fight and win on any drop zone in the world.
Soon, our focus will turn to preparing for our scheduled deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. As leaders, we must remain vigilant and engaged throughout this process to ensure we prepare and pack the right equipment while keeping Paratroopers safe.
In late May, we will enjoy All American Week, a celebration of the 82nd Airborne Division, our heritage as Paratroopers and contribute to the lineage of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team. It will be a week of sports, celebrations, somber remembrance and everything All-Americans can be. I invite you to participate as much as you can in the week’s events.

There are tremendous resources available to Paratroopers, Families and Friends of the brigade as we prepare to deploy this coming summer. Reach out to our social media channels anytime you have a question or concern and we will provide you the best, most-up-to-date information we can.

H-Minus!

Col. Art Sellers
Brigade Commander

Command Sgt. Maj. Reese Teakell
Brigade Command Sergeant Major