A Century of Service
The publication will cover the history (past present & future) of the famed 82nd Airborne Division (All American) America's Guard of Honor with stories and interviews. Also covered will be the engagements, command & control, aircraft and weapons of the 82nd airborne, famous soldiers who have served in the 82nd are among some of the stories we will feature.
The publication is scheduled to be rolled out in late August.
It will be distibuted thru out the Department of Defense and it's various agencies such as Defense Combatant Commands including Defense Information Systems Command (DISA), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) including Defense Supply Center Columbus, Defense Supply Center Philadelphia and Defense Supply Center Richmond.
Members of the joint chiefs of staff will receive copies as well as members of congress.
Senior executives of defense prime and sub-contractors, integrators, resellers, United States Central Command, United States Special Operations Command, John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. the publication will also be distributed through the USO as well as all Airborne and Special Operation Commands.
Also available online to rank & file members of the armed forces.
A Centry of Service
The 82nd Airborne Division is an airborne infantry division of the United States Army, specializing in parachute assault operations into denied areas. Based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the 82nd Airborne Division is part of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The 82nd Airborne Division is the U.S. Army's most strategically mobile division.
The division was constituted, originally as the 82nd Division, in the National Army on 5 August 1917, shortly after the American entry into World War I, and was organized on 25 August 1917, at Camp Gordon, Georgia and later served with distinction on the Western Front in the final months of World War I. 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.
Famous soldiers of the division include Sergeant Alvin C. York, General James M. Gavin, General of the Army Omar Bradley, Senator Strom Thurmond (325th Glider Infantry Regiment in World War II), Senator Jack Reed, R&B singer Lou Rawls, actor William Windom, country music singer Craig Morgan, former Syracuse University football coach Ben Schwartzwalder, fashion critic/choreographer Bruce Darnell, The Honorable Patrick Murphy (Under Secretary of the Army), Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, and General "Henry" Hugh Shelton (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1997 to 2001). Colonel Chris Gibson, Brigade Commander 325 Airborne Infantry, New York Congressman.