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  • High-Speed Russian VDV Airborne: Air-Mech Paras Jump with Drogues

    07/27/2013 10:48:25 AM PDT · by cunning_fish · 41 replies
    Notice how the Russian VDV Airborne Paras jump without d-bags dangling outside the aircraft such that they can jump IN FRONT OF IL-76 JET ENGINES! By using drogue chutes they exit the plane clean and can have timers delay openings for HIGH ALTITUDE mass tactical jumps without trying to teach everyone belabored civilian skydiving stable body position skills. This means more Paras can jump from more doors and land closer together near their BMD light tank/APC to get into action far faster than U.S. Airborne equipment and techniques. And the VDV can jump with their IL-76 jets not having to...
  • The Archbishop and the Concentration Camp

    08/17/2010 6:59:01 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies · 1+ views
    American Catholic ^ | Tuesday, August 17, 2010 A.D. | Donald R. McClarey
    Retired Archbishop Philip. M. Hannan of New Orleans, still alive at the age of 97, discusses his service in the video above, made in 2007, with the 505th parachute infantry regiment of the 82nd Airborne in World War II. Ordained at the North American College in Rome on December 8, 1939, he served with the 82nd Airborne as a chaplain from 1942-46, and was known as the Jumping Padre. He was assigned to be the chaplain of the 505th Regiment with the rank of Captain shortly after the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. He had many adventures during his...
  • Drawdown: Colorado troops leave Ramadi

    03/22/2010 6:52:40 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 215+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Mike MacLeod, USA
    CAMP RAMADI – As the responsible drawdown of U.S. forces from here continues, a Colorado National Guard battalion cased its colors as the latest unit to end its mission in the once-restive Anbar province, March 19. Lt. Col. Al Morris, commander of 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery, addressed Soldiers of 1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (Advise and Assist), under whom his unit fell, the Anbar Provincial Reconstruction Team, the commander of the 1st Iraqi Quick Response Force Brigade, and the Soldiers of his battalion, who were packed and ready to leave by helicopter once the ceremony concluded. "Like many others...
  • Troops may have been exposed to hazardous materials in Haiti

    03/08/2010 8:49:37 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 5 replies · 163+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | March 8, 2010 | Seth Robson
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The U.S. military is testing samples of soil, water and air from hundreds of sites in Haiti to determine if troops could have been exposed to hazardous substances during earthquake relief efforts. Preventive medicine teams from the Army, Air Force and Navy have collected the samples, which include rubble from collapsed buildings and dust churned up by rubble removal, from sites where military personnel have worked over the past two months, according to Maj. Rebecca Carter, 43, an Air Force environmental engineer working in Port-au-Prince. U.S. personnel in the Haitian capital have been working in the middle...
  • Face of Defense: Soldier Fulfills Army Dream

    08/13/2009 4:39:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 410+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner, USA
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Aug. 13, 2009 – As an 8-year-old boy sitting on the roof of a friend’s house in war-torn Haiti in 1994, Claudy Bellanger saw a sight that captivated his attention: helicopters speeding past carrying American soldiers. Army Spc. Claudy Bellanger’s experiences with U.S. soldiers as a boy growing up in Haiti led to his joining the Army. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Kissta M. Feldner  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “I’d never seen them with my own eyes before, only on television,” he said. Bellanger’s boyhood experiences with U.S. troops in his home country set him...
  • World War II veteran said he was no hero. He was.(Bud Ollom)

    04/30/2009 6:17:32 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 12 replies · 992+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-30-09 | Tad Vezner
    It's hard to figure out Clarence "Bud" Ollom's highest honor. There's the time he was knighted by the French consul general at Minnesota's Capitol Rotunda. The 2006 ceremony marked the first time a Minnesotan was admitted into France's highest military order: the Legion of Honor. Then there's the story of how Ollom, one of Minnesota's most highly decorated World War II paratroopers, singly charged a German machine gun nest five days after D-Day. By the time the adrenaline faded, he'd shot at least three German soldiers with his M-1 rifle and the rest had fled into the French countryside. Three...
  • lost another Great Living American--Bud Ollom -82nd WW2 veteran

    04/27/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 781+ views
    none ^ | 4-27-09 | Wobbly Bob
    Bud passed away at his residence in Cottage Grove, MN on April 26, 2009. Funeral arrangements are pending... Bud was also a member of the Midwest All Airborne Alliance
  • 82nd Airborne Trains to Re-assume Global Response Force Mission

    10/28/2008 4:28:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 332+ views
    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Oct. 28, 2008 – If there’s one thing that keeps the 82nd Airborne’s deputy commander awake at night, it’s competing requirements that could threaten the division’s ability to project no-notice combat power and conduct forced-entry missions. Army Brig. Gen. William Mayville shared his concerns as the division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team trains to re-assume its role in June as the U.S. global response force. In this capacity, the brigade will be on 24/7 standby, ready to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours. Its mission, if called, would be to forcibly enter and seize a defended...
  • Fort Bragg soldier awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    04/30/2008 4:30:23 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 1 replies · 155+ views
    The Fayetteville Observer ^ | April 30, 2008 | ap
    A Fort Bragg soldier who crawled 200 feet while being fired upon to save a wounded colleague and then led a group of besieged soldiers to safety has received the Distinguished Service Cross. Master Sgt. Brendan O'Connor received the cross in a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Bragg for his actions in Afghanistan. The cross is the Army's second-highest award for combat valor, behind only the Medal of Honor. O'Connor was honored for his actions during a battle in 2006 in southern Afghanistan. He is assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group. The unit is based at Fort Bragg, a massive...
  • 101st Airborne Takes Over for 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan

    04/10/2008 4:38:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 165+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Pfc. Mary L. Gonzalez, USA
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, April 10, 2008 – On the 101st day of 2008, the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division officially became Combined Joint Task Force 101 and took command of NATO’s Regional Command East sector of Afghanistan from the 82nd Airborne Division. Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Schloesser and Division Command Sgt. Maj. Vincent Camacho of 101st Airborne Division uncase the division colors during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, April 10, 2008. The 101st Airborne Division assumed command of Combined Joint Task Force 101 from 82nd Airborne Division in Regional Command East of NATO’s International...
  • Iraq snubbed Britain and calls US into Basra battle

    04/09/2008 8:58:55 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 30 replies · 190+ views
    The Times ^ | 4/10/2008 | Deborah Haynes and Michael Evans
    Relations between Britain and Iraq suffered “catastrophic failure” after Baghdad bypassed the British military and called in the American “cavalry” to help the recent offensive against Shia militia in Basra, The Times has learnt. About 550 US troops, including some from the 82nd Airborne Division, were sent from Baghdad to Basra to join up with 150 American soldiers already serving with Iraqi forces in the southern city. The Ministry of Defence made much of the fact that British troops, based at Basra airport outside the city, were not requested in the early stages of the operation. British officials claimed that...
  • World War II Veteran Visits Paratroopers in Afghanistan

    01/08/2008 6:13:13 PM PST · by Flavius · 4 replies · 142+ views
    newsblaze ^ | 1/8/08 |
    f there is anything such as hell on earth, it was that moment," said the grey-haired, 90-year-old man at the front of the room.The hell on earth the old man, James Megellas, was talking about is a thing of legend, something one sees in movies. It can be seen in one movie in particular, "A Bridge Too Far."
  • "Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house" (hateful left, VIDEO of Fox News appearances)

    01/31/2007 3:47:27 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 10 replies · 1,485+ views
    Hannity Forums - 'Washington Politics' ^ | Tuesday, January 30th, 2007 | Shannon Murphy
    At Hannity Forums liberals, leftists and democrats are accusing Joshua Sparling of working with conservatives / FReepers to set this confrontation with war protesters up intentionally as a publicity stunt so Joshua can get more name recognition for himself. Plus other typical anti-American and anti-US military type statements. --- Why Joshua Sparling should never leave the house (the liberal leftist democrat who started this thread could use a good slappin' around along with others who will be obvious by their hatred of our military) Liberal leftist democrats spit at Iraq War hero Joshua Sparling yesterday in DC (I started this...
  • Spitting at a war hero (Iraq War veteran Joshua Sparling of the 82nd Airborne Division)

    01/29/2007 3:53:28 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 63 replies · 3,924+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | Michelle Malkin
    Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor had his excellent first hand report linked to by Michelle Malkin below. --- Spitting at a war hero By Michelle Malkin   ·   January 28, 2007 10:19 PM Readers of this blog will remember the name Joshua Sparling. In December 2005, the Iraq war veteran received a disgusting, anti-war death wish card while being treated at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C. for injuries from a bomb explosion in Ramadi. Last month, his right leg was amputated. And this weekend, while participating in a counter-protest against the moonbat convergence, he was spit at by anti-war demonstrators....
  • 82nd Arrives in Kuwait, Ready for Action

    01/05/2007 5:21:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 667+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Sgt. Mike Pryor
    Brig. Gen. Joseph Votel, Deputy Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division, shakes the hands of Paratroopers who are preparing to deploy to Kuwait on stand-by status, ready to immediately deploy into Iraq to support coalition operations. The Paratroopers are from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. U.S Army photo by Spc Jaime Avila 82nd Arrives in Kuwait, Ready for Action Team arriving in Kuwait to assume the role of quick reaction force for Multi-National Force-Iraq By U.S. Army Sgt. Mike Pryor 82nd Airborne Division, 2nd Brigade Combat Team AMP BUEHRING, Kuwait, Jan. 5, 2007 -- The 82nd Airborne...
  • 82nd Airborne Takes Over Operations in Bayji

    09/18/2006 5:33:50 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 527+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Capt. Amy A. Bishop
    U.S. Army Capt. Tim Peterman, commander, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, (center), talks with a local farmer about security in the city of Bayji, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Amy A. Bishop 82nd Airborne Takes Over Operations in Bayji Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division officially took command and control of Forward Operating Base Summerall from the 101st Airborne Division Rakkasans. By U.S. Army Capt. Amy A. Bishop 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAYJI, Iraq, Sept. 18, 2006 -- The torch has been passed in the city of...
  • Pentagon City Shooting Baffles Family

    07/07/2006 4:38:55 PM PDT · by RDTF · 5 replies · 595+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 6, 2006 | Jamie Stockwell
    As Arlington County detectives continued to investigate the shooting death of 24-year-old Paul Zeller outside the Pentagon Row shops last week, the former soldier's father said yesterday that his son would be buried this morning in his home state of Colorado. -snip- "It's been very hard for us," said Zeller, a retired Navy chaplain who teaches at a seminary in Westcliffe. "We don't have any answers. . . . The police haven't told us anything except to avoid speculating about what happened." Police said Zeller was fatally shot at close range outside the upscale shopping center just after midnight Friday....
  • Shooting Victim Had Served in Iraq

    07/02/2006 12:25:28 PM PDT · by RDTF · 12 replies · 850+ views
    Washington Post ^ | July 2, 2006 | Nick Miroff
    An Arlington man who was shot to death outside the Pentagon Row shopping center early Friday was an Army veteran who participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, family members said yesterday. Spec. Paul Matthew Zeller, 24, joined the Army two weeks before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. A mortarman with the 82nd Airborne Division, he was honorably discharged in September 2004. Zeller's family said he worked long hours at the College Park Honda dealership, commuting between Arlington County and Maryland on Metro. They said Zeller was walking home from the Pentagon City Station just after midnight when he was...
  • Army Secretary lauds 82nd Abn. Div. paratroopers

    05/30/2006 5:27:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 273+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Spec. Jim Wilt
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Army News Service, May 30, 2006) – Pike Field was a sea of maroon berets May 25 as more than 12,000 paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division underwent a Division Review on the fourth day of All-American Week. Maj. Gen. David M. Rodriguez hosted the ceremony, and Secretary of the Army Dr. Francis J. Harvey served as the reviewing officer. “Distinguished guests; past, present and future paratroopers; glider riders and pilots; family and friends of the All-American Division, thank you for attending today’s Division Review and helping us celebrate the division’s rich history,” Rodriguez said in opening...
  • 82nd Soldiers face charges for Internet sex

    02/27/2006 3:00:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 730+ views
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Army News Service, Feb. 27, 2006) – Seven members of the 82nd Airborne Division have been charged with violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice for knowingly engaging in sex for money on a public Web site. The investigation into alleged improper activities has been completed and is isolated within two companies in one battalion, officials said. Courts-martial charges have been preferred against three Soldiers. They are Spc. Richard T. Ashley; Pfc. Wesley K. Mitten and Pvt. Kagen B. Mullen, all from 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment. The three were charged under UCMJ with pandering,...