Panther Paratroopers, Families and friends
Native Americans have made profound impacts on the culture, character and success of the Panther Brigade. As we observe Native American Heritage Month, CSM Teakell and I thank all of our Paratroopers with Native American Heritage for their dedication and commitment to excellence.
The Panther Brigade stands strong thanks to the diversity within our ranks and I encourage leaders at all levels to express their appreciation for the contributions Native American Soldiers, veterans, civilians and Family members have made to accomplishing our mission.
Numerous events will occur on Fort Bragg in observance of Native American Heritage Month during the month of November. Consider attending and participating in these events to broaden your understanding and appreciation of Native American culture and its contributions to the strength of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Panther Paratroopers, Families and Friends,
CSM Teakell and I are extremely proud of Sgt. Clinton Scanlon and Sgt. William Shealy, both of 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and commend them on their team performance during the Intentional Sniper Competition held this week on Fort Benning, Georgia. They truly demonstrated the readiness, competency, and lethality of the Panther Paratrooper.
SGT Scanlon and SGT Shealy represented the entire 82nd Airborne Division at the grueling, multi-day competition testing every facet of their endurance, skill, and proficiency as precision marksmen. They performed well against many of the top sniper teams from the US and our partner nations, finishing 4th out of 32 teams.
When you see them, congratulate these outstanding 1P Paratroopers on a job well done.
COL Art Sellers
CSM Reese Teakell