82nd Airborne, 2PARA Paratroopers conduct Live Fire Training in Kenya

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division patrol during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers from 2 PARA. 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 16, 2018 in Kenya Africa as part of Operation Askari Storm.

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.

A paratrooper assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division scans for a simulated enemy during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers from 2 PARA. 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 16, 2018 in Kenya Africa as part of 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.

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct a tactical pause to communicate their position during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers from 2 PARA. 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 16, 2018 in Kenya Africa as part of Operation Askari Storm.

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.

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division provide emergency medical care to a simulated casualty during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers from 2 PARA. 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 16, 2018 in Kenya Africa as part of Operation Askari Storm.

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.

A paratrooper assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division provides security during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers from 2 PARA. 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 16, 2018 in Kenya Africa as part of Operation Askari Storm.

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