Army Reserve Soldiers in Normandy France

By Sgt. Felix R. FimbresJune 7, 2010

Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) walk Utah Beach in Normandy, France, on June 4, 2010. USACAPOC(A) is participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy which commemorates the 66th anniversary of D-day by touring historical sites, conducting memorial ceremonies, and an airborne operation on the same drop zones their predecessors jumped onto 66 years ago.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) walk Utah Beach in Normandy, France, on June 4, 2010. USACAPOC(A) is participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy which commemorates the 66th anniversary of D-day by touring historical sites, conducting memorial ceremonies, and an airborne operation on the same drop zones their predecessors jumped onto 66 years ago. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge leads the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) task force into Piccuaville in Normandy, France on June 4, 2010. The task force is marching into the town to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of D-Day. USACAPOC(A) will be visiting historical sites, participating in ceremonies, and conducting airborne operations over the same drop zones U.S. soldiers dropped into during WWII.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. David N. Blackledge leads the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) task force into Piccuaville in Normandy, France on June 4, 2010. The task force is marching into the town to commemorate the 66th Anniversary of D-Day. USACAPOC(A) will be visiting historical sites, participating in ceremonies, and conducting airborne operations over the same drop zones U.S. soldiers dropped into during WWII. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Melissa J. Powell recounts the battle that took place at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on D-Day to Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) task force on June 4, 2010.  The task force is comprised of representatives from civil affairs and psychological operations airborne units from across the United States who fall under USACAPOC(A). They are participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy that commemorates the 66th Anniversary of D-Day by visiting key battlegrounds and participating in memorial ceremonies throughout Normandy. Powell is a member of 304th Civil Affairs Brigade in Philadelphia, Pa.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Melissa J. Powell recounts the battle that took place at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France on D-Day to Soldiers with the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) task force on June 4, 2010. The task force is comprised of representatives from civil affairs and psychological operations airborne units from across the United States who fall under USACAPOC(A). They are participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy that commemorates the 66th Anniversary of D-Day by visiting key battlegrounds and participating in memorial ceremonies throughout Normandy. Powell is a member of 304th Civil Affairs Brigade in Philadelphia, Pa. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Paratroopers from the U. S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne) watch British Royal Air Force Jumpmasters as they demonstrate the proper use of Low Level Parachute, or LLP. USACAPOC(A) paratroopers will jump into Eveleigh Drop Zone, near RAF Lyneham in the United Kingdom. After completing the training, successfully exiting and landing with the LLP, under the guidance of the RAF Jumpmasters, these American paratroopers will earn the right to wear British Jump Wings.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Paratroopers from the U. S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations (Airborne) watch British Royal Air Force Jumpmasters as they demonstrate the proper use of Low Level Parachute, or LLP. USACAPOC(A) paratroopers will jump into Eveleigh Drop Zone, near RAF Lyneham in the United Kingdom. After completing the training, successfully exiting and landing with the LLP, under the guidance of the RAF Jumpmasters, these American paratroopers will earn the right to wear British Jump Wings. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres) VIEW ORIGINAL
Master Sgt.  David S. Brunson with the U. S Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) task force, uses a British swing landing trainer which simulates being under the canopy of a low level parachute which British paratroopers use during their airborne operations. Brunson is one of over 90 USACAPOC(A) paratroopers from units across the U.S. who are participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy. The operation will commemorate the 66th Anniversary of D-day Allied Invasion by visiting key sites, participating in memorial ceremonies and conducting airborne operations on June 5, 2010 on the same drop zones their paratrooper brethren jumped on 66 years ago.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. David S. Brunson with the U. S Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) task force, uses a British swing landing trainer which simulates being under the canopy of a low level parachute which British paratroopers use during their airborne operations. Brunson is one of over 90 USACAPOC(A) paratroopers from units across the U.S. who are participating in Operation Air Drop Normandy. The operation will commemorate the 66th Anniversary of D-day Allied Invasion by visiting key sites, participating in memorial ceremonies and conducting airborne operations on June 5, 2010 on the same drop zones their paratrooper brethren jumped on 66 years ago. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres) VIEW ORIGINAL