Category Archives: Panther Family

Recon Paratrooper Recognized for Volunteer Excellence

The Panther and Recon Family congratulates Staff Sgt. Newborn of Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment on earning the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Award!

Staff Sgt. Newborn of Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment after being awarded the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal.

Newborn has completed over 400 hours of volunteer work in the local communities surrounding Fort Bragg, spending much of his free time coaching youth basketball, baseball and football.

Panther Brigade Celebrates Volunteer of the Quarter

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 Bekham, center, stands with leaders from 3rd Brigade and the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion after being recognized as the brigade’s Volunteer of the Quarter.

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.

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: