Paratroopers from the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and from the British Army’s 2PARA recently conducted live-fire exercises in Kenya, Africa as part of an international partner nation training exercise known as Operation Askari Storm.
Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division partnered with British paratroopers from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade to conduct a series of tactical scenarios.
Scenarios during the exercise tested the US and UK paratroopers’ ability to integrate their formations and coordinate tactical operations while facing a simulated near-peer threat.
Askari Storm is an international partner training operation occurring in Kenya, Africa between elements of the U.S.’ 82nd Airborne Division and the British 16 Air Assault Brigade. The exercise will improve the readiness and interoperability of the participating forces as they conduct live-fire scenarios and exchange best tactical and maneuver practices.