In 2008 the 82nd Airborne and the 82nd Pathfinders were the “tip of the spear” from the far north ends of the field at Ste. Mere Eglish to the far south at Caen – and everywhere in between. We struck with surprise, disappeared and struck again, confounding and pounding the germans.
The expected Airborne mis-drops never materialized due to the rain and mud. The buses just couldn’t drive some of the roads, and the deuce and a half’s had to be used. Dewayne’s idea of the mis-drops had to be put off another year.
That year is 2009 and we’re getting ready.
2009 will be the year of the LGOPs
If this sounds like an attitude you can fit into a paintball event, then the 82nd is for you!
As always, we’ll have a great core of players and leaders coming back from past years. The camaraderie and friendships created are amazing, long lasting and a very special part of this unit. But we’re always looking for new people and teams with the honor, drive, determination and physical stamina to fill our unit. The 82nd Airborne in the Oklahoma D-day event has a proud and honorable tradition, and every year the core of returning players increases. But we always have room for new players and teams. We welcome every experience level and type of player. Come and join us and experience a level of camaraderie not often found elsewhere.
And we’re also looking for fresh faces to step up and take on the responsibility of leadership from the Regiment level to the squad level. There are positions open. This is the time to speak up.
We’re dropped behind German lines, and fight our way to link up with the Allied forces. We often could be cutoff, surrounded, outnumbered, or fighting German forces supported with armor, planes and heavy weapons. We’ll be the “Tip of the Spear” for American and Allied forces from one end of the 750 acre field to the other. The 82nd is always used where the fighting is the toughest.
We move quickly, quietly and stealthy over some of the tastiest terrain on the field, and then attack defended positions with “violence of action”. You’ll need to work effectively as a member of a larger team, think on your feet, react quickly, and lead other elements as the situation develops.
The 82nd is the unit that strikes the most fear in german commanders. The german army will task their best units to stop the 82nd. We’re always given some of the most difficult assignments, and expected to move farther and faster than should be expected. To be an effective part of this unit you should be in good physical condition, and you must be 15 years old at the time of the game. You will cover a lot of tough terrain and see a lot of intense paintball.
If you’re up for it, we want you!
If this sounds like your idea of how paintball should be played, if you’d like to be part of this winning tradition contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or just register now.
Once you've registered with the Bunker for the 82nd let us know which Regiment within the 82nd you'd like to be placed with. We'll need your registration number, full name and email address. Contact myself at email@example.com or our S-1 Personnel Officer, Captain Posey at firstname.lastname@example.org
The main Regiments are:
505th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment)
325th GIR (Glider Infantry Regiment)
There is also a HQ Company, a weapons unit and a logistics unit.
The logistics company will be based off the 407th Airborne Quartermaster Company that landed at D-day partially in gliders.
The weapons unit will be based off the 319th GFAB (Glider Field Artillery Battalion) which landed at D-day with the 75mm pack howitzers. We'll alos use the 37mm anti tank weapons. We'll replicate them with HW, and our own versions of AT and flamethrowers.
The HQ Company will handle security, communications and repeater work.
If you have the skills to build these, or just want to involved in this part of the 82nd let me know. If you want to run with a division with this level of support and organization, we have room and opportunities.
Think about how much fun this will be!
75mm pack howitzer
The 82nd is going to rock!
This post has been edited by Risken: 13 October 2008 - 06:43 PM