FRIDAY FOTO Extra (March 20, 2015)
Paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team (2nd BCT) and the British 16th Air Assault Brigade conduct airborne training at the Advanced Airborne School, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Since the folks in this photo are already experienced paratroopers, we wonder what the training leader is saying through the loud hailer and what is it these Brits and Yanks are doing with their hands.
We’d appreciate it if any sky soldiers or paras out there could help us out with an explanation of this intriguing image.
Now back to the larger question: Why is such a large number of the United Kingdom’s maroon berets at Bragg?”
They’re training with U.S. troops and U.S. equipment to achieve seamless integration in future operations. The 2nd BCT is slated to lead a Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise with the British battle group in April. That exercise will test the 82nd’s capability to integrate with a U.K. brigade, allowing the two units to operate quickly and effectively if deployed together in a future coalition crisis response force.
More than 850 British Soldiers began arriving at Fort Bragg on March 9 to prepare for the exercise.
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