Category Archives: Panther Family

P6 Sends – A Generation Eager to Write a New Chapter

Paratroopers, Panther Families and Friends,

Once again, America calls upon Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team to deploy into harm’s way.  No one is more READY for the crucible of ground combat in Afghanistan alongside Afghan and international partners.

Our mission requires the professionalism, competence and lethality expected of the American Paratrooper in a complex and dynamic environment.  Our previous training prepared us for these challenges.

Paratroopers staffing our Rear Detachment are the best possible and specially selected to fulfill their trifold mission; maintain an exceptionally high level of readiness to deploy, support deployed operations and support Panther Families through the Paratrooper Family Readiness Group (PFRG).

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As we step forward from Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield, we follow in the footsteps of 3rd Brigade Paratroopers who deployed to combat before us.  A new generation is eager to open and write another chapter in the storied history and heritage of the Panther Brigade.

It is an honor to serve at your side.

COL Art Sellers
Brigade Commander

CSM Reese Teakell
Brigade Command Sergeant Major
Ready, Competent, Lethal!  H-Minus!

Top Chef! The Brigade’s Culinarians of the Quarter

#PantherFamily, we congratulate Spc. Cory Bridges of 1-319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment and Sgt. Michael Smith of the 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion – they are the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Dining Facility Culinarians of the Quarter!

They demonstrated technical skill, precision and aesthetics during the competition which included a PT test, board and live cooking contest. #HungryHungryPanthers

Panther Recon Spouses Earn Spurs

Recon paratroopers and families gathered at Fort Bragg’s Pike Field Thursday, April 18, 2019 to conduct a Spouse Spur Ride.

The Spouse Spur Ride consisted of a series of events helping spouses of paratroopers understand the daily duties of their paratrooper and the history and heritage of the U.S. Army Cavalry.

The first event required paratroopers to apply camouflage to their spouse’s face before they departed to conduct simulated convoy operations.  Next, the spouses returned to Pike Field to perform a physical fitness session before learning more about the various weapons, vehicles and equipment employed by a Recon Squadron in the 82nd Airborne Division.The day concluded with a formal “Spurring” of the Spouses where they received Silver Spurs in honor of their completion of the Spur Ride and their dedication to supporting their paratrooper.