The mission of the 82nd Airborne Division is to, within 18 hours of notification, strategically deploy, conduct forcible entry parachute assault, and secure key objectives for follow-on military operations in support of U.S. national interests.
The 82nd Airborne Division is an active airborne infantry division of the United States Army specializing in joint forcible entry operations. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is the primary fighting arm of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 82nd Division was constituted in the National Army on August 5th, 1917, and was organized on August 25th, 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia. Since its initial members came from all 48 states, the unit acquired the nickname “All American,” which is the basis for its famed “AA” shoulder patch.
ALL AMERICAN UNITS
- 82ND HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS BATTALION
- 1ST BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
- 2ND BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
- 3RD BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM
- 82ND COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE
- 82ND SUSTAINMENT BRIGADE
- 82ND AIRBORNE DIVISION ARTILLERY
- 82ND DIVISION “ALL AMERICAN” BAND AND CHORUS
- ADVANCED AIRBORNE SCHOOL
- AIR ASSAULT SCHOOL