Seconds after leaping from the Black Hawk, rifles were drawn and paratroopers moved into position — all part of an air assault training exercise for 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers deployed to Kosovo.
Smoke concealed their movements as they ran toward an enemy bunker. The solders moved together seamlessly, shooting at simulated enemy forces.
“They have to immediately be able to go into the battle drill,” said 1st Sgt. Edward Michel. “They have seconds to make decisions, or it can cause American or allied forces to be wounded or worse. This puts the enemy on their heels.”
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