82nd Airborne Division Jumps into Indonesia

As Exercise Forager 21 continues, more than 500 Paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division jumped into Indonesia yesterday. The Falcon Brigade flew direct from Guam (6 hours / 3,000 miles), rigged in-flight and parachuted in with their Indonesia Airborne partners. Exercise Forager 21 is a U.S. Army Pacific exercise designed to test and […]

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200 British Paratroopers from 2 PARA and the Pathfinders, recently deployed into Qasr Al Hallabat, spearheading as the Lead Assault Force in Joint Theatre Entry Global Response Force. The paras jumped into a desert drop zone in Jordan, which was described as, ‘the biggest jump into this region since the 1956 Suez crisis’ – according […]

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5-6 June 1944: The Night of Nights

After preparing their equipment, conducting rehearsals, and receiving their final briefings, the men of the Allied Airborne Forces boarded their transport aircraft and gliders in England to begin a one-way trip to the province of Normandy, France – and a legendary rendezvous with destiny.   They were the tip of the spear for the greatest […]

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The Invasion of Crete – 80th Anniversay

80 years ago, on May 20, 1941, the skies above the Mediterranean island of Crete became filled with the planes and parachute canopies of the Luftwaffe as Fallschirmj√§ger of the 7th Flieger Division of the 7th Flieger Division dropped from their Ju-52 transport planes – often right on top of the Allied defences. As a […]

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Friday Fotos

Students from Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course (RSLC) Class 04-21 execute a Field Training Exercise (FTX). Teams conduct student planned and executed reconnaissance and surveillance operations to collect and report priority intelligence requirements in support of their commanders reconnaissance guidance while being evaluated by RSLC cadre. Photo credit: US Army, Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leader Course […]

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French Paratroopers moving towards their assembly area while 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division descends on the drop zone during Swift Response 16. The ‘All American’ Division will join forces with Soldiers from more than 30 Allied and Partner Nations during Swift Response 21 – an international exercise that will enhance interoperability through teamwork […]

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U.S. Army Paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, provide security after exiting from a 12th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 Chinook helicopter, during Air Assault training as part of exercise Eagle Sokol at Pocek Range in Slovenia, Mar. 25, 2019. Exercise Eagle Sokol is a bilateral training exercise with the Slovenian […]

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