The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division Welcome to the Home of the Panther Brigade

On behalf of the Paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, welcome to the Panther Brigade. Our foundation is built upon readiness, competency, and lethality as we train to conduct our mission to jump, fight, and win on any drop zone in the world.

We stand ready to project national influence and protect American interests anywhere in the world within eighteen hours of notification. Currently, components of the brigade are deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support.

Our storied heritage draws from the valor of Paratroopers who came before us and fought in the skies and on the ground in Europe, Vietnam, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan.

Spouses and children of incoming 3rd Brigade Paratroopers are warmly welcomed into the Panther Family. If you are joining us soon, find your Welcome Packet Here.

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division move to an assembly area Feb. 1, 2019 at Normandy Drop Zone, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The Commander's Vision


3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT) is a team of teams built on mutual trust that is lethal, disciplined and always READY to Jump, Fight, and WIN.

The BCT excels at Joint Forcible Entry. Our small units, from Little Groups of Paratroopers to companies-troops-batteries, are flexible, agile, and able to excel in rapidly changing and uncertain environments.

3rd Brigade is known for its outstanding leaders at all levels.

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