Fort Bragg-based paratroopers and British paratroopers recently conducted day and night live fire exercises in Kenya, Africa.
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.
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.
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.
CSM Teakell and I are extremely proud of Sgt. Clinton Scanlon and Sgt. William Shealy, both of 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and commend them on their team performance during the Intentional Sniper Competition held this week on Fort Benning, Georgia. They truly demonstrated the readiness, competency, and lethality of the Panther Paratrooper.
SGT Scanlon and SGT Shealy represented the entire 82nd Airborne Division at the grueling, multi-day competition testing every facet of their endurance, skill, and proficiency as precision marksmen. They performed well against many of the top sniper teams from the US and our partner nations, finishing 4th out of 32 teams.
When you see them, congratulate these outstanding 1P Paratroopers on a job well done.