FACES OF THE 82ND

“I think about it all the time. I’m always talking about my time there. It changed my life.

My mother died when I was eight. I was a high school dropout at sixteen. I had a tough childhood. When I was 17, my Dad introduced me to a recruiter and I enlisted a few days after my seventeenth birthday.

I volunteered for airborne school and was assigned to the 82nd. Then my... View more »
FACES OF THE 82ND “I think about it all the time I’m

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82nd Airborne Division posted on 07/24/2017
82nd Airborne Division posted on 07/24/2017

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Roger Phillips
Scott Defries
82nd Airborne Division posted on 07/24/2017
82nd Airborne Division posted on 07/24/2017

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Scott Defries
Beverly J. Singleton
Nancy Reid
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/23/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
All Newly arriving #AllAmerican Paratroopers and Families are welcome to join the Newcomer Family Orientation Brief on Wednesday, 26 July beginnning at 9:30 am and will end at 11:30 am.

Kids are welcome! Childcare is available during the brief. If you've been here awhile and did not attend last month, please come!

All Attendees will recieve information and resources about the Division and... View more »
All Newly arriving AllAmerican Paratroopers and Families are welcome to join the
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John Fisher
Craig Baker
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/22/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
#Paratroopers continue to prepare for "Win Tomorrows Fight." Check out this article to learn how the #AllAmericans continue the mission.

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- During a recent Joint Forcible Entry (JFE) training mission, the Army's Global Response Force (GRF) successfully used En-route Mission Command (EMC) to enable real-time joint intelligence, communications and collaboration capabilities as... View more »
Paratroopers continue to prepare for "Win Tomorrows Fight " Check out
Kelly OG Grosso Hess
Jim Coyle
Rina David Brown
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/21/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Winner of last weeks #AllAmericanFamilyTime photo goes to SSG Ralph Sumagang and his wife Jacequeline, along with their children Ethan, Ayden, Stella and Ariella.

Family time is the Division's way of giving back to the Families of our Paratroopers. Keep posting photos every Friday with your Family during this time and the best one will be posted the following week.
Winner of last weeks AllAmericanFamilyTime photo goes to SSG Ralph Sumagang and
Scott Defries
Linda Ann Wall
Linda Ann Wall
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/21/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
Celebrating the #AllAmerican 100 years of dedicated service, Centennial Week will begin 21 August and end the 25th. There will be daily posts to help celebrate the #Paratroopers who have served and are serving and the week will be concluded with a motivating Division run. #ATW
Celebrating the AllAmerican 100 years of dedicated service Centennial Week will begin
George R Boren
Frank Szymkowicz
Brian Reed
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/20/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
#ThrowbackThursday: Kosovo, 2000

In this picture, Paratroopers from the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment uncoil two rows of concertina wire to maintain crowd control as residents of Vitina, Kosovo, protest in the streets on Jan. 9, 2000.

The protesters were demanding the release of local Albanians held in custody for questioning.
ThrowbackThursday: Kosovo 2000 In this picture Paratroopers from the 504th Parachute

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Tomislav Kormenko
Clif Prat
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/20/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
Here is a great story about the daughter of a WWII All American Paratrooper who was given her Father's helmet after it was discovered in Holland.

This World War II Paratrooper fought with the 82nd in the Battle of the Bulge, which is the subject of episode 26 of our podcast, available on iTunes and here: [ Youtube.com Link ]

#ParatroopersForLife
Here is a great story about the daughter of a WWII All

Minnesota woman reunited with father's WWII helmet found on Dutch battlefield

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Yousuf Khan
Scott Defries
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/19/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Next Monday, July 24th, we'll start a new promotion: Faces of the 82nd, highlighting the images and stories of All American Paratroopers For Life all throughout the United States who no longer wear the maroon beret but continue to carry the spirit and legacy of America's Guard of Honor.

For 100 years, the #Paratroopers of the All American Division have represented the experiences, cultures,... View more »
Next Monday July 24th we'll start a new promotion: Faces of the
Patrick Gauthier
Robert Hudson
Mike Darrah
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/19/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
#WeaponsWednesday - What weapon, unique to the Airborne, is shown in this photo? Sound off with your answer in the comments section! #ATW #Airborne
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Wayne Coulter
Denny Glenn
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/18/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
#TuesdayTrivia - What is the date of the first #AllAmerican combat jump?
TuesdayTrivia What is the date of the first AllAmerican combat jump

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Robert R. Kennedy
Bruce Schewe
82nd Airborne Division
82nd Airborne Division
07/18/2017 at 13:00. Facebook
#ICYMI The newest episode of the All American Legacy Podcast, Ep 26- "Brutal War I The Battle of the Bulge," is available for download on iTunes, Google Play, Sticher, or anywhere you get podcasts. We've almost made our way through World War II. For this episode, we hear from Paratroopers who gfought in some of the fiercest conditions of the war. During the final German offensive that began in... View more »
ICYMI The newest episode of the All American Legacy Podcast Ep

All American Legacy Podcast Ep 26 - Brutal War | The Battle of the Bulge

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Scott Defries
January 17 is #WorldEmojiDay! For the Division's Centennial we only need one emoji because we keep it !
Our Devil Recon Paratroopers from 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, are coming up on 90 days since assuming their mission in Kabul, Afghanistan. They have a critical security mission in an important theater of operation and are representing us with the discipline the Nation expects of its 82nd Airborne Division. We keep all of our Falcon and Devil... View more »
Our Devil Recon Paratroopers from 3rd Squadron 73rd Cavalry 1st Brigade Combat

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#MotivationMonday - Courage above all things is the first quality of a warrior. - Carl Von Clausewitz
MotivationMonday Courage above all things is the first quality of a

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Wes King
Vernon Wallace
All Americans and All American supporters: Here, from Kabul, Afghanistan, are your 3rd Quarter, FY17 Iron Mike award winners: Bravo Troop, 3-73 CAV, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

The Bounty Hunter Troop, the most physically fit troop, company, or battery in the 82nd Airborne Division, is ready to #FightTonight.
All Americans and All American supporters: Here from Kabul Afghanistan are your

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Chris Henderson
Scott Defries
While the Falcons (Second Brigade Combat Team) are clearing Iraq of ISIS, the Devils (First Brigade Combat Team) are taking over their mission in Afghanistan.

Today in a ceremony in Kandahar, the Devil Brigade assumed authority for their mission in Train, Advise and Assist Command - South from Third Brigade, 101st.

Geronimo (2-501), Devil Strike (127th Airborne Engineer Battalion) and... View more »
While the Falcons Second Brigade Combat Team are clearing Iraq of ISIS

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Robert Hudson
Scott Defries
The ISIS caliphate in Iraq is no more, thanks largely to our Falcon Paratroopers. This is a remarkable accomplishment for our Nation, one that has not received enough attention.

In this incredible report from NBC, Colonel Pat Work, Falcon 6, takes reporter Richard Engel through Mosul in the final days of ISIS. Throughout this piece, you will see our Falcon Paratroopers providing security,... View more »
The ISIS caliphate in Iraq is no more thanks largely to our

Falcon Paratroopers Help Defeat ISIS

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Mike McDermott
Cassie Hunlede
Dallas Smith
All Americans and All American supporters - Here are your 3rd Quarter Gavin Cup winners: Charlie Company, 1-508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, from the mighty 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

The Gavin Cup is awarded to the company, troop, or battery within the 82nd Airborne Division that is most ready to #FIghtTonight as demonstrated by readiness metrics and short-notice... View more »
All Americans and All American supporters Here are your 3rd Quarter Gavin

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Mike Bost
Ron Kasco
Mike Darrah