Monday, October 29, 2012

Confirmed: The British are coming

Paratroopers participating in operation Black Warrior conduct airborne
operations in temperatures over 100 degrees onto Sicily Drop Zone at
Fort Bragg, N.C. on July 13, 2011. Black Warrior is organized
by the  U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations  Command
(Airborne) and includes members from the U.S. Army Special Operations
Command, 82nd Airborne Division, and the  British 4th Parachute Regiment.
 (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)

Confirmed: The United Kingdom will be making their first ever Toy Drop appearance this year as well. For those of you who didn’t know, the British jump masters are part of the Royal Air Force and not the Army, so that means RAF Jumpmasters will be kicking paratroopers out of the door. But don’t worry Army fans; the British Army will be well represented as the 4th Parachute Regiment will be at Fort Bragg as well.
For the past few years, USACAPOC(A) and the 4th Para [A british reserve unit] have been comemorating D-Day in Normandy France, and last year expanded thier relationship with Operation Black Warrior, an intensive two week training program run  by USACAPOC(A) on Fort Bragg to help the 4th Para prepare for their deployment to Iraq.

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