U.S., South African paratroopers simulate tactical airfield seizure
Photo Credit: Spc. Taryn Hagerman
U.S. and South African Soldiers board the C-130J aircraft, from Rhode Island Air National Guard, for a nighttime partnership jump at Bloemspruit Airbase, South Africa, July 23. The jump was in preparation for an exercise that U.S. and South African 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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