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Panther Brigade to Deploy Summer 2019 to Afghanistan

The Department of Defense recently announced a brigade combat team from the 82nd Airborne Division is scheduled deploy to Afghanistan next year.

Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division are scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Summer 2019.

 “Our great Paratroopers are honored to answer our Nation’s call to deploy overseas,” said Col. Art Sellers, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. “We stand eager and ready to work alongside our Afghan and coalition partners towards mission success in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”

 

March Best Squad

Paratroopers from across the brigade competed Tuesday, March 19th in the monthly Best Squad Competition.

This month’s competition required participants complete a demanding 8-mile course wearing their body armor and helmet and carrying their assigned weapon.

The course took participants to the very top of Fort Bragg’s Coolyconch Mountain and back with stations along the way testing their medical knowledge, communication skills and mental agility.