ALERT LINE
82nd Airborne soldiers sharpen skills for global response force mission

82nd Airborne soldiers sharpen skills for global response force mission

The morning after the Super Bowl, an alert went out to paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team.They were to report to post immediately and prepare to deploy.Less than 24 hours later, in the pre-dawn darkness, more than 600 paratroopers were jumping out of an airplane onto Fort Hood, Texas.

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