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2nd Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, inserted via CH-47 Chinook [1], and Paratroopers from the British Army’s B Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, 16th Air Assault Brigade, inserted via UH-60 Black Hawk [2] prepare to engage opposition forces (OPFOR) played by paratroopers from 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division [3] during an air assault mission on Freedom Village [4] at Fort Bragg, N.C. Both 2-501 PIR and 3 PARA were attached as maneuver elements of Task Force Falcon for the duration of 2BCT’s week-long field training exercise.

(Photos by Sgt. Eliverto V. Larios, 82nd Airborne Division, 11 AUG 2014.)