POTD: 82nd Airborne Division in Poland

Eric B
by Eric B

Photojournalism is the process of storytelling using the medium of photography as your main storytelling device. While a journalist will use their pen and paper to tell stories, a photojournalist will use their camera to capture the visual representation of a story. In our Photo Of The Day, we have paratroopers assigned with the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. They’re preparing to push forward as they train with their Polish Allies assigned to the Polish 19th Mechanized Brigade during a combined arms live-fire exercise in southeastern Poland, on March 17.

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division is deployed in support of U.S. European Command to assure our NATO Allies in the region and deter any future aggression.

Below: An assistant gunner shouts commands to his M240 gunner while engaging targets during a combined arms live-fire exercise involving paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division and Polish soldiers with the 19th Mechanized Brigade.

Below: A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division mans his M249 Squad Automatic Weapon as he scans his sector.

Below: Posing for the camera in Poland. U.S. Army Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Polish Soldiers of the 18th Infantry Division and 19th Mechanized Brigade.


Photos and captions by U.S. Army, Sgt. Garrett Ty Whitfield

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Steven Steven on Jul 11, 2022

    My old unit while I was in the 82 Abn. Thanks for the photos, not much news about them since they deployed to Poland at the start of the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

  • Kivaari Kivaari on Jul 15, 2022

    Putin has said he is going to send troops to Warsaw. If he does, and he is crazy enough to do it, the 82nd will be on the front lines. Russia needs to be bitch slapped, a little harder. Ukraine is doing a good job and needs more support from the west.

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