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U.S. paratroopers join international jumps over Africa

U.S. paratroopers join international jumps over Africa

Less than 48 hours after parachuting into Africa directly from a trans-Atlantic flight from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division took to the skies again Wednesday.

This time, they jumped alongside paratroopers from the French and Gabonese armies in the first of two international jump exchanges scheduled for this week.

“I had a Gabonese jumpmaster, beautiful views, I got to be the first jumper out over the Atlantic Ocean,” said 2nd Lt. Jacqueline Roche, the assistant intelligence…

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