Category Archives: Airborne

82nd Airborne’s special relationship with D-Day village endures virtually amid pandemic

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Troops from the 82nd Airborne Division held a virtual unboxing of postcards from the people of Sainte-Mère-Église, France on Tuesday, in a post-COVID continuation of the division’s long-standing relationship with the village that began on the morning of June 6, 1944 — D-Day. Before dawn that day, thousands of 82nd paratroopers floated into the village […]

XVIII Airborne crowdsources innovation in new competition

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In its own version of the ABC-TV show “Shark Tank, the XVIII Airborne Corps is using innovators among its ranks to solve the Army’s inefficiencies. This Tuesday, five finalists from across “America’s Contingency Corps” will step into the “Dragon’s Lair” to present their ideas on how to book and use training ranges more efficiently. A […]

Homecoming for 82nd Airborne soldiers returning from Middle East altered by quarantine

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It was an unusual homecoming for soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division. Instead of marching into a room full of eager family members on Fort Bragg, loved ones stood beside cars decked out with hand-painted signs, as buses carrying weary paratroopers fresh off a no-notice deployment to the Middle East drove by. […]