Fury Paratroopers Receive Weapons, Tactics Training from 2Para British Paratroopers during Operation Askari Storm in Kenya

Fort Bragg-based paratroopers recently conducted weapons familiarization training with British paratroopers in Kenya, Africa as part of an international partner nation effort known as Operation Askari Storm.

A British paratrooper from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade provides a block of instruction on maneuver and tactical movements to U.S. paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

During numerous training sessions, Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division received training from 2 PARA 16 Air Assault Brigade British paratroopers on the use of a SA80 Assault Rifle and the Starstreak High Velocity Missile along with numerous maneuver and assault tactics.

British paratroopers from 12 (Minden) Air Assault Battery, 12th Regiment Royal Artillery provide a block of instruction on the use and employment of the Starstreak High Velocity Missile, an air defense weapon, to U.S. paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division familiarize themselves on the use and employment of the Starstreak High Velocity Missile, a British Army air defense weapon.

The familiarization training is part of Operation Askari Storm, a multinational training exercise occurring in Kenya, Africa between US, British and other partner-nation forces to increase their cooperation and interoperability.

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct weapons familiarization training with the British SA80 Assault Rifle from British paratroopers from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 11, 2018 in Kenya Africa.

 

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