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The Army’s 82nd Airborne is preparing to use a Marine vehicle for airdrops | MilitaryTimes
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The Army’s 82nd Airborne is preparing to use a Marine vehicle for airdrops | MilitaryTimes

For what’s likely the first time in history, the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division is having Marine armored vehicles modified for airdrops as the paratroopers consider adding the vehicle to their Global Response Force toolkit.

Last year and earlier this year, soldiers with the 82nd Airborne’s 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment conducted simulator training with Marines at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, hands-on driver training at Camp Pendleton, California, and maintenance training at Fort Lee, Virginia, said Capt. John Moore, a spokesman for the division’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team.

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