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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.

Fury Paratroopers Receive Weapons, Tactics Training from 2Para British Paratroopers during Operation Askari Storm in Kenya

Fort Bragg-based paratroopers recently conducted weapons familiarization training with British paratroopers in Kenya, Africa as part of an international partner nation effort known as Operation Askari Storm.

A British paratrooper from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade provides a block of instruction on maneuver and tactical movements to U.S. paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.

During numerous training sessions, Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division received training from 2 PARA 16 Air Assault Brigade British paratroopers on the use of a SA80 Assault Rifle and the Starstreak High Velocity Missile along with numerous maneuver and assault tactics.

British paratroopers from 12 (Minden) Air Assault Battery, 12th Regiment Royal Artillery provide a block of instruction on the use and employment of the Starstreak High Velocity Missile, an air defense weapon, to U.S. paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division familiarize themselves on the use and employment of the Starstreak High Velocity Missile, a British Army air defense weapon.

The familiarization training is part of Operation Askari Storm, a multinational training exercise occurring in Kenya, Africa between US, British and other partner-nation forces to increase their cooperation and interoperability.

Paratroopers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct weapons familiarization training with the British SA80 Assault Rifle from British paratroopers from 2PARA, 16 Air Assault Brigade on November 11, 2018 in Kenya Africa.