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US, British Paratroopers Train to Patrol, React to Contact

Fort Bragg-based paratroopers and British paratroopers trained to patrol and react to simulated enemy contact in Kenya, Africa.

A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment scans for a simulated enemy after receiving notional contact while conducting a training patrol alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 28, 2018 in Kenya, Africa.

Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and paratroopers from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade conducted a series of training exercises centering around patrolling operations and react-to-contact scenarios November 27 and 28, 2018.

Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment conduct a training patrol alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 28, 2018 in Kenya, Africa.
A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment uses a hand signal to communicate while conducting a training patrol alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 27, 2018 in Kenya, Africa.

The scenarios were part of Operation Askari Storm, a multinational training exercise occurring in Kenya, Africa between U.S., British and other partner-nation forces.

A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment motions towards an objective to a while conducting a training patrol alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 28, 2018 in Kenya, Africa

The training focuses on increasing the readiness and interoperability of the participating forces while placing them in tough, realistic scenarios against simulated near-peer adversaries.

Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment scan for a simulated enemy after receiving notional contact while conducting a training patrol alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 28, 2018 in Kenya, Africa.

Panther Brigade Celebrates Centurion Jump

Sgt. Maj. Steven Noonan, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Operations Sergeant Major, became the 82nd Airborne Division’s newest Centurion after completing his 100th static-line parachute operation early Sept. 21, 2018 jumping onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone.

Noonan has served in the 504th, 505th and 508th Parachute Infantry Regiments during his career and completed the nighttime combat jump with other members of the brigade to rehearse Assault Command Post operations.

Panther Paratroopers Conduct Nighttime Airborne Operation

Paratroopers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted a nighttime static-line airborne operation onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone early Friday, September 21.

The paratroopers conducted the airborne operation in order to maintain their jump proficiency and prepare for follow-on operations