Monday, May 21, marks the start of All American Week at Fort Bragg, a celebration of all things Americana leading up to Memorial Day weekend.
To kick things off, the 82nd Airborne put out the sweet hype video above to get us amped up for some formation running. It features all the enticing adventures Fort Bragg has to offer, while somehow leaving out the high-interest rate car dealerships and government subsidized tattoo parlors.
The 82nd Airborne in just 82 seconds
Intrepid Fayetteville Observer military editor Drew Brooks managed to shoot this amazing time-lapse of the entire 82nd Airborne as they marched past him — in just 82 seconds.
Watching this video of helicopters zooming across an American landscape harkens to the Army to respond to an alien invasion. Why aliens are invading Fayetteville, North Carolina, I do not know, but the 82nd Airborne is there to save the day.
Those five videos encapsulate All American Week, but Fort Bragg is more than just the 82nd. Here's a shout-out to those that are glad they're not dealing with piles of marching, formations, and all the fun that comes with extra details.
All things considered this seems to be a great start to a week of fun, mandatory festivities. But it makes us all wonder, is the 82nd Airborne still relevant in the age of radar-guided anti-aircraft guns? I don’t know, but I do know that the GoPro footage of a pile of 11Bs hopping out of planes sure looks cool.
I am 3 hours early to the 1 hour pre-stage for the All American 82nd Airborne Division run at 06:30 and that makes me 1 hour late. Airborne! #AAWXXIX
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