The Department of Defense recently announced a brigade combat team from the 82nd Airborne Division is scheduled deploy to Afghanistan next year.
Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Summer 2019.
“Our great Paratroopers are honored to answer our Nation’s call to deploy overseas,” said Col. Art Sellers, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. “We stand eager and ready to work alongside our Afghan and coalition partners towards mission success in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”
Artillery paratroopers conducted a heavy-drop and static-line airborne operation onto a Fort Bragg Drop Zone to conduct live-fire operations.
Paratroopers from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment conducted the airborne operation Wednesday, March 13th onto Fort Bragg’s Normandy Drop Zone, training for their hallmark mission of rapidly placing their artillery piece into operation and firing after conducting a static-line jump.
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 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.