Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team and 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade took part in Operation Panther Blades Dec. 6 to 7 at Fort Bragg.
More than 1,000 paratroopers, from the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, demonstrated tactical proficiency during the two-day air assault exercise with the support of the 49 rotary wing aircraft from across the CAB.
The exercise took place mostly throughout the night and demonstrated the warfighter capabilities and reach of the units within the 82nd Abn. Div.