Category Archives: Operations

Congratulations to the 3rd Brigade Gavin Cup Winners!

Congratulations to the #Panther paratroopers of Company C, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry regiment and Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th PIR – their outstanding readiness was recently recognized as winners during the recent Gavin Cup competition!

Congratulations to the #Panther paratroopers of Company C, 1-505th Parachute Infantry Regiment on earning the Gavin Cup! The Gavin Cup is awarded quarterly to the most ready Company-size element in the 82nd Airborne Division – they are truly ready to Jump, Fight and Win on any Drop Zone in the world!


The Gavin Cup Competition is a division-wide competition measuring the readiness of company-sized elements within its formation.  Companies are measured on their average Physical Training score, Rifle Marksmanship, maintenance status and other metrics.

These paratroopers are tops in the Division and truly ready to jump, fight and win on any drop zone in the world!

Congratulations to the #Panther paratroopers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment on earning the Iron Mike Streamer! The company was presented the streamer Friday for having the the highest average PT score in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Aiming for True Blue – Expert Infantryman Badge Train Up

Infantrymen from across the 3rd Brigade Combat Team spent early May training to prepare themselves to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge on Fort Bragg.

Highly valued by Infantrymen, earning the EIB is a testament to the Paratrooper’s technical skill, tactical knowledge and physical endurance.

Testing for the EIB occurred the second week of May on Fort Bragg, requiring candidates to succeed in a grueling evaluation culminating in a 12-mile timed ruckmarch.

Watch the 2019 Janney Cup

The 2019 Janney Cup tested the junior officers in the brigade to prove their mettle and tactical knowledge.

Over a series of events spanning two days, the Lieutenants completed the Ranger Physical Assessment Test, a 2-mile kit run and the All American Mile and much more.