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.
We are excited to announce families and paratroopers of the brigade now have an opportunity to stay connected through a partnership between the brigade and United Through Reading!
Through this partnership, families of the brigade can equip themselves with a video and books to stay connected, increase youth literacy and ease anxiety and stress caused by separation.
The United Through Reading Podcast:
Click to listen to this broadcast featuring Mrs. Susan Sellers, the brigade’s Senior Family Readiness Group Advisor, to learn more about United Through Reading and the benefits it will provide to brigade paratroopers and family members!