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3rd Brigade Artillery Paratroopers Jump, Conduct Live Fire from Bragg Drop Zone

Artillery paratroopers conducted a heavy-drop and static-line airborne operation onto a Fort Bragg Drop Zone to conduct live-fire operations.

Paratroopers from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment descend onto Fort Bragg’s Normandy Drop zone after conducting a static-line airborne jump from an Air Force C-17 Wednesday, March 13th. The Artillery paratroopers conducted the airborne operation to train for their hallmark mission of rapidly placing their artillery piece into operation and firing after conducting a static-line jump.

Paratroopers from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment conducted the airborne operation Wednesday, March 13th onto Fort Bragg’s Normandy Drop Zone, training for their hallmark mission of rapidly placing their artillery piece into operation and firing after conducting a static-line jump.

 

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.

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.