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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artillery paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division conducted sling load operations and a live-fire exercise Oct. 24, 2018 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Paratroopers from Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment partnered with aviators from Company C, 2-82 Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade to conduct the complex air assault and live fire exercise.
The operation tested the paratroopers’ and aviators’ ability to integrate their capabilities while demonstrating their technical expertise and tactical capability to provide lethal fires.