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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!

Panther 6 Sends – Hurricane Florence Response

Families of the Panther Brigade,

The safety of 3rd Brigade Combat Team Paratroopers and Families remains a top concern of leadership. Leaders are actively balancing this concern with the operational needs of the brigade.
Paratroopers are actively engaged in recovery operations from Tropical Storm Florence while preparing for the upcoming Network Integration Exercise beginning in early October on Fort Bliss, Texas.

Brigade leaders are aware numerous Paratroopers and their Families remain displaced from the rising waters of the Cape Fear and Little Rivers. We also continue to monitor flooding in the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg regions.
If you live in a region impacted by mandatory evacuation orders, your Paratrooper should inform their leadership and they will assist in obtaining financial reimbursement for your expenses.
The North Carolina Dept. of Transportation interactive map at: https://tims.ncdot.gov/tims/ can keep you current on road closures in the area.
The official Fort Bragg Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/fortbraggnc/ will keep you and your Paratrooper informed of the installation’s current operating and manning status.
As the situation in and around Fort Bragg continues to develop, brigade leaders will make decisions ensuring the safety and wellbeing of 3BCT Paratroopers and Families while preparing us for upcoming missions and operations.
Signed,
Col. Arthur W. Sellers, 3rd Brigade Commander
Command Sgt. Maj. Reese W. Teakell, 3rd Brigade Command Sergeant Major

 Links to Essential Information:

Monitor the depth of the Cape Fear River
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Monitor the depth of the Little River
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A complete list of shelters in NC
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A live map of road conditions on Fort Bragg and in the state of NC
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Cumberland County Road Closures
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Harnett County Road Closures
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Moore / Richmond County Road Closures
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Lee County Road Closures
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Hoke County Road Closures
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National Hurricane Center
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The Panther Brigade Welcomes Col. Sellers

The Panther Brigade welcomed Col. Arthur Sellers on Friday, June 22nd during the brigade’s Change of Command Ceremony on Fort Bragg’s Pike Field.

Sellers assumed command from Col. Gregory Beaudoin who led the brigade as the most ready conventional force in the U.S. Army as part of the Global Response Force.

Sellers, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval War College, has served in numerous staff and command positions in the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment and the Joint Special Operations Command.