Rangers Monument
1 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Retired Col. Keith Nightingale, a former commander of both Ranger and 82nd Airborne battalions, and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade, lectures U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers at the monument atop of Pointe-Du-Hoc overlooking Omaha beach, June 5. The Ranger... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
British Paras
2 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – British "Paras" look on as they get instructed on the procedures for exiting a U.S. aircraft as part of a joint-service training here, May 29. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) headed Operation Air Drop Warri... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Band of British Brothers
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Parachutes Over England
4 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Reserve paratroopers jump from British aircraft using British gear to earn their British parachute wings here, June 30, as part of a joint-training exercise called Operation Air Drop Warrior. The operation was an Army Reserve mission designed to... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
La Cambe
5 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Reserve Maj. John M. Fisher, left, a member of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), stands side-by-side with his German counterpart along with over 30 German, American, British and French World War II vete... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command D-Day Ceremony
6 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Reserve paratroopers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), stands in front of St. Mere Eglise here, Jun 6. The Soldiers were taking part in commemorative ceremonies at the square for the 65th Anniversa... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Reserve Paratroopers
7 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Reserve Col. Edward Burley, commander of the 2nd Psychological Operations Group (Airborne), a part of the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), stands in front of Army Reserve paratroopers and British PARAS fro... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Partners in Peace
8 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – German paratroopers, wearing their newly earned U.S. Airborne wings, stand side-by-side paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here, June 6. Soldiers fro... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Barbed Wire
9 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – View of barbed wire fences along the top of Pointe-Du-Hoc with the Ranger monument in the background here, June 5. The Rangers scaled the sheer cliffs to take out this German gun turret that watches over the coast. Today the site has a granite memori... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
St. Mere Eglise
10 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from various U.S. and foreign commands, including the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) and the Special Operations Command Europe, stand in front of the church at St. Mere Eglise here, June 6. The Soldie... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
German Positions
11 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The view from inside a German casemate through a barbed-wire fence overlooking of the rocky cliffs beaches of Normandy atop of Pointe-du-Hoc, June 5. On D-day the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the sheer cliffs to take out this German gun turret that wa... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
82nd Airborne Past and Present
12 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Soldiers pose with Second World War veteran Julius Eisner, a pathfinder with "D" Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, a part of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was one of the first paratroopers on ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Standing Together
13 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – German, American, British and French Soldiers stood side-by-side, along with over 30 German, American, British and French WWII veterans, to honor the fallen and commit to path of cooperation and partnership for peace here on June 5. The German Ambass... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
82nd Airborne Hero
14 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Soldiers take time to meet Second World War veteran Julius Eisner here on June 5. Eisner was a pathfinder with 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. He was one of the fi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pointe-du-Hoc
15 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The view of the beaches of Normandy through the barbed-wire fence that lie atop of Pointe-du-Hoc on June 5. On D-Day the 2nd Ranger Battalion scaled the sheer cliffs to take out the German casemate that watches over the coast. Today the site has a gr... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Remembering the Fallen
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Honoring the Past
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Honoring Veterans
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Omaha Beach
19 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Col (Ret) Keith Nightingale, a former commander of both Ranger and 82nd Airborne battalions, and the 1st Ranger Training Brigade, lectures U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers on the hill overlooking Omaha beach. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological O... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Past and Present
20 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. David A. Morris (right), comanding general for the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), is introduced to British WWII Veteran Geoff Noble (left) by his son Chris Noble here on June 4. Noble was a Royal Na... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army Reserve Paratroopers
21 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Rich, with the 421st Quartermaster Company out of Ft. Valley, Ga., gives instructions to British paratroopers on the procedures for exiting a U.S. aircraft as part of a joint-service training here on May 29. The U.S. A... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratrooper
22 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A paratrooper lands near the La Merderet River by La Fiere bridge commemorating the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies on June 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to commemorate the airborne drop 65-years ago. The ce... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Fly by
23 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two C-130s fly over the hundreds of veterans, fans, and present day paratroopers near the Merderet River near La Fiere bridge for the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies on June 6. Around 300 American, British, French and German paratroopers jumped to ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
British Paras
24 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – British paratroopers, or "Paras" as they are called, trained on May 30 with U.S. Soldiers as part of Operation Air Drop Warrior, a joint training exercise. The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) is the sole airbor... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
British Para Training
25 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army Reserve paratroopers train British Paras on May 30, as part of a joint-training exercise called Operation Air Drop Warrior. First Sgt. David S. Brunson, a U.S. Army Reserve Soldier with the 360th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne), located at Fort... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Past Soldiers
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Remembering the Fallen
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Stonehenge
28 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Bragg, N.C., pose in from of legendary Stonehenge. The Soldiers come from various units within USACAPOC(A), which has w... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
German Cemetery
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Band of Brothers
30 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. President Barack Obama, along with Britain's Prince Charles, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrive at the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, to atte... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Band of Brothers
31 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Lady Michelle Obama greets a World War II veteran while Sgt. Major Brian Card looks on at the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies at Colleville Sur Mer, France, on June 6. Card, an Army Reserve Soldier, was escorting veterans at the event. He is ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Band of Brothers
32 / 32 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Actor Tom Hanks takes time out to pose with Army Reserve Sgt. Mark T. Leng at the 65th D-Day Anniversary ceremonies in Colleville Sur-Mer on June 6. Leng, who hails from Lexington, Ky., is assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Ope... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL