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82nd Airborne

On Faith and Parachutes

Zach Beecher | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion
Zach Beecher

In the dark sky of a hot August night, more than 2,000 American and British Paratroopers sat quietly amongst one another in the clouds in the bellies of aircrafts waiting for the moment that awaited them all: the jump.

Battle Cry, Iraq

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.04.2015 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

It was August 2, 1990, and Saddam Hussein, formerly Washington's man in Baghdad and its ally against fundamentalist Iran, had just sent his troops across the border into oil-rich Kuwait. It would prove a turning point in American Middle East policy.

David Wood

A Delicate and Dangerous New U.S. Mission: Talk To The Afghan Taliban

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne's 4th Brigade, deploying to Afghanistan later this month, are headed into a unique and delic...

David Wood

Dreading Peacetime 'Garrison' Life, Some Combat Troops Want One More Deployment

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Among the paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne's 1st Brigade Combat Team, there's a sinking feeling the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

David Wood

WATCH: As Violence In Iraq Rises, Paratroopers Practice a New Iraq Mission

HuffingtonPost.com | David Wood | Posted 09.04.2011 | World

FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The assault began late on a moonless night with the muted drone of heavy, low-flying aircraft and the silent blossoming of a thous...

Afghan National Police Filmed by 82nd Airborne: Pot Before Patrol

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

US soldiers don't feel as threatened by the drug-dazed ANP but find them "silly" and have a hard time getting them to be quiet and to focus.

Abandoning America's Soldiers: The Decay of The US Military

R. B. Stuart | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
R. B. Stuart

The inadequacy of the VA and a majority of military doctors in theater that fail to diagnose or misdiagnose is at the crux of the soldiers diagnosed with rare, advanced cancers.

Veteran's Day Special: Coming Down to Earth with "Occupation: Dreamland"

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

The massacre at Fort Hood is a stark reminder of the need to guard against becoming numb against the horrors our soldiers face in war. Fortunately, the film "Occupation: Dreamland" fills that void.

What if Obama Was a Tough Guy?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

I'd like to beat my chest and say what a fraud the Grand Ayatollah is and how he has robbed his own people of a voice in their own government. But what are you going to back it up with?

Gen. Petraeus: Do Not Deploy 82nd Airborne Brigade Again

Bobby Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bobby Muller

The members of the 3rd BCT deserve more time at home to reconnect with family and friends, prepare for other contingencies and, most importantly, they deserve time to heal.