The US 82nd Airborne Back on call!


The 82nd is back on call

Brigade to join global response force

In four years in the Army, Staff Sgt. John Adkerson has been to Iraq twice and Afghanistan once with the 82nd Airborne Division.

But as far as he is concerned, the 82nd’s traditional job standing ready to be airborne in 18 hours and parachute into danger is “the Super Bowl.”

The 82nd’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team is getting ready to return to that role as the Army’s rapid response force.

“That’s it right there,” the 27-year-old combat engineer from Alabama said. “That’s the big dog.”

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