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Fury, 2PARA Paratroopers Conduct Day, Night Live Fire Exercises in Kenya

Fort Bragg-based paratroopers and British paratroopers recently conducted day and night live fire exercises in Kenya, Africa.

A paratrooper from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment patrols November 19, 2018 in Kenya, Africa for a simulated enemy during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade.

Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted the live fire exercises along with British paratroopers from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade in Kenya, Africa in mid-November, 2018.

Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment patrol November 19, 2018 in Kenya, Africa for a simulated enemy during a live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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

Paratroopers from 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment patrol November 17, 2018 in Kenya, Africa for a simulated enemy during a nighttime live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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 patrol November 17, 2018 in Kenya, Africa for a simulated enemy during a nighttime live-fire exercise alongside British paratroopers of 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade.

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.