U.S. Paratroopers Join Multinational Airborne Operations in Africa
About 200 U.S. paratroopers recently got the chance to train with French and Gabonese paratroopers in Central Accord 2016, a multinational training exercise on the western coast of Africa.
Army Col. J. Patrick Work, commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, described the exercise as a unique training opportunity for his paratroopers.
They deployed to Gabon, Africa, from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, flying in two Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft. During the flight, they worked on... more