Category Archives: Panther Faith

Panther Brigade Honors Fallen Green Ramp Disaster Heroes

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team and from across the 82nd Airborne Division gathered Friday, March 22nd to honor the 24 paratroopers killed March 23, 1994 in the Green Ramp Disaster.

The brigade honored the memory of four paratroopers from 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the ceremony, which you can watch below:

The Fall-Winter 2018 Edition of Static Line

The Fall-Winter 2018 edition of Static Line, the 3rd Brigade news magazine is now available!

Click to read stories about the brigade’s actions during Network Integration Exercise 18.2 at Fort Bliss, 1Fury’s training in Africa alongside British paratroopers and our Thanksgiving feast!

P6 Sends – A Time of Rest, Enjoyment and Reflection

To the Paratroopers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team,

Throughout 2018, Paratroopers of this Brigade Combat Team accomplished tremendous feats with the professionalism and expertise America expects of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Christmas in Vietnam with the Golden Brigade.

During All American Week, you dominated the entire competition with 1Fury earning the title as best battalion. Later, you successfully and seamlessly transferred the Global Response Force Mission to the Falcon Brigade. Recently, you demonstrated the technical and tactical expertise of the Brigade at Network Integration Evaluation 18.2 at Fort Bliss.

The Golden Brigade Christmas Card.

In teams and individually, members of the Brigade embodied the grit, tenacity and lethality of the American Paratrooper. Mortarmen from 1-505th PIR won the Army’s Best Mortar Competition for the second year in a row, Staff Sgt. Drew Lehman from 5-73 CAV brought the honor of Division Jumpmaster of the Year to the Brigade, Spc. Christian Caudle from 2-505th PIR was named the Division Soldier of the Year, Staff Sgt. Miguel Mattias from 5-73 CAV was co-victor in the Division Best Medic and there are many more who distinguished themselves.

Christmas in Vietnam with the Golden Brigade.

As we enter the Holiday Block Leave period, Command Sgt. Maj. Teakell and I want to reinforce this should be a time of rest, enjoyment and reflection. This leave period is set aside for us to appreciate the company of loved ones and friends at an unhurried pace.

In quiet moments, I encourage you to reflect upon your personal and professional achievements while fortifying your resolve to make 2019 your best year yet.

Celebrate responsibly and indulge sensibly – even during this holiday season, you are a member of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; expected by our nation to jump, fight and win on any drop zone in the world.

Command Sgt. Maj. Teakell and I remain humbled and honored to lead this exceptional brigade of All American paratroopers.

We wish you safe travels, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

H-Minus!

Col. Art Sellers, Brigade Commander

Command Sgt. Maj. Reese Teakell, Brigade Command Sergeant Major

Ready, Competent, Lethal! H-Minus!