Category Archives: paratroopers

Paratroopers fire 20 TOW missiles in return to large-scale ground combat training


Paratroopers from 1st, 2nd and 3rd brigades of the 82nd Airborne Division got the rather rare opportunity to fire 20 tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided, or TOW, anti-tank missiles Sept. 27 on Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division recently conducted a large-scale missile fire, one that some soldiers don’t get to see […]

US paratroopers injured in Germany training accident


BERLIN — Six American soldiers were injured in a training accident in Germany when they drifted off course during a parachute drop, the military said Thursday. The accident occurred at the Grafenwoehr training area on Wednesday, when several soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade landed in trees, said Maj. Chris Bradley, spokesman for the brigade. […]