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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.

P6 Sends – Congratulations to Sgt. Scanlon and Sgt. Shealy

Panther Paratroopers, Families and Friends,

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.

H-Minus!

COL Art Sellers
Panther 6

CSM Reese Teakell
Panther 9

Congratulations to the October Best Squad Winners!

Congratulations to the Panther paratroopers of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment on their victory during the October Best Squad Competition held on Fort Bragg!

The 2P paratroopers proved to be tops in a competition testing their physical endurance, mental agility and tactical skills through a series of stations and events.