U.S., South African paratroopers simulate tactical airfield seizure
Photo Credit: Spc. Taryn Hagerman
South African Soldiers shuffle to jump out of the C-130 aircraft for a practice jump over the Mimosa Flat Drop Zone, South Africa, July 23. U.S. Army Capt. Craig D. Arnold, commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., was a jumpmaster for the practice jump, in preparation for an exercise that South African and U.S. Soldiers will conduct jointly during Shared Accord 13. Shared Accord is a biennial training exercise which promotes regional relationships, increases capacity, trains U.S. and South African forces, and furthers cross-training and interoperability. The jump will also earn each Soldier a pair of foreign wings for either jumping in a foreign country or jumping with a foreign country's jumpmasters.
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