XVIII Airborne Corps welcomes new commander during ceremony
Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend relinquishes command of the XVIII Airborne Corps to Lt. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera during a Change of Command Ceremony on Pope Field, Jan. 19.
XVIII Airborne Corps rapidly deploys ready Army forces anywhere in the world by air, land or sea, entering forcibly if necessary, to shape, deter, fight and win. The Corps headquarters provides mission command as an Army, Joint or Combined Task Force headquarters.
The XVIII Airborne Corps is “America’s Contingency Corps” and Fort Bragg is the home of the Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Forces. When America needs her armed forces in a hurry, the first phone calls come to us. The Corps, the Army’s strategic response force, is skilled, tough and ready around the clock to deploy, fight, and win. Fort Bragg is the Army’s flagship power projection platform that provides world-class support to America’s Airborne and Special Operations warriors and their Families.