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  Paratrooper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paratroopers are soldiers trained in parachuting and generally operate as part of an airborne force.
This ability to enter the battle from different locations allows paratroopers to evade fortifications that are in place to prevent attack from a specific direction, and the possible use of paratroopers forces an army to spread their defenses to protect other areas which would normally be safe by virtue of the geography.
Paratroopers were first used extensively in World War II (and in German service, were referred to as Fallschirmjäger.) A common use for paratroopers is to establish an airhead.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paratrooper   (1335 words)

  
 Paratroopers Brigade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Paratroopers were the ones to capture the Western Wall and the Temple Mount - a moment that is considered as "historic" and the "highlight of this war" by the majority of the Israeli public, mainly due to the sacredness of these places to the Jewish people.
The official kippa of the brigade is red with a green spot (of approximately one and a half inches in diameter) in the centre.
The IDF has three reservist Paratrooper brigades at any given time, consisting of personnel who served their mandatory service in the brigade, mostly in their 20's (aside from officers).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paratroopers_Brigade   (440 words)

  
 Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Brigade General Visarion Neagoe the deputy commander since 2003 was appointed chief of Training and Doctrine (and General Inspector of the Army) at the Army Staff.
Brigade General Chiranescu, aged 50, fulfilled the command in different units of paratroopers and between 1999 and 2005 was the commander of the 2nd Paratroopers Brigade.
Brigade General Neagoe coordinated the activities of the Romanian troops in the theaters of operations and the planning and the leading of the national and international exercises by the 2nd Operational Command.
www.mapn.ro /english/cpresa/nou.php?id=777   (148 words)

  
 Israel - 55th Brigade - T'zanhanim (Paratroopers) Infantry Brigade
IDF Paratroopers are a major component in maintaining Israel's security, and have played important roles in special and regular operations in Israel's war against terrorism.
The Paratroop Brigade (commanded by a colonel) is one of the four regular brigades of the Infantry and Paratroop Corps (which is headed by a brigadier general).
Today, the Paratroopers Brigade is involved in regular security activity at the border lines, and is subordinate to the Central Command.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/israel/55th_brigade_tzanhanim.htm   (541 words)

  
 February 1969
Always First paratroopers killed 80 enemy, captured 10 prisoners, 80 individual weapons and one crew-served weapon in the 30-day operation, which was part of Nevada Eagle.
The 2nd Brigade's 1/501 established a new cordon southwest of FB Sandy.
The 3rd Brigade began the third phase of an operation as 1/506 discovered a hut and four bunkers, two RPDs and an AK, also killing six NVA when A Co. engaged 20 to 30 NVA fleeing the area.
101_lha.tripod.com /101st_lha/id93.html   (1736 words)

  
 Paratroopers Brigade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Brigade was created at the mid 1950's when the contraversial deep commando Unit 101 was merged with Battalion 890 in order to form an elite infantry brigade.
The goals in creating the Paratroopers Brigade were: To have an elite infantry force.
The Paratroopers were the ones to capture the Wailing Wall and the Temple Mount - a moment that is considered as "historic" and the "highlight of this war" by the majority of the Israeli public, mainly due to the sacredness of these places to the Jewish people.
paratroopers-brigade.infohub.dnip.net   (381 words)

  
 Paratroopers
Paratroopers continue to serve in their units after their discharge from compulsory service, either in the career army or the reserves (retaining their red berets).
Paratroopers of Danny Matt's brigade crossed the canal, as the spearhead of General Sharon's divisions, and established a bridgehead.
Paratroopers fought in every sector of the war against Syrian troops and paratroops, and against terrorist concentrations in both built-up and mountainous areas.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/Society_&_Culture/paratroop.html   (2597 words)

  
 TheKotel Newsletter - The Liberation of Jerusalem
The paratroopers brigade was situated in the Rockefeller Museum north of the Old City.
After surrounding the Old City, an order was given to capture it.  Then, the paratroopers burst through Lion's Gate, one of the gates of the Old City, captured it and liberated the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.
On Monday, the fourth of Sivan, June 12, 1967, at the end of the War, a formation was conducted of the paratroopers brigade on the Temple Mount.
english.thekotel.org /newsletter/article.asp?Id=38   (851 words)

  
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Based on a survey of 1,300 paratroopers, 17.4 percent of soldiers from the 82nd's 2nd Brigade have post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
The numbers for the paratroopers are similar to those in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The 3rd Brigade is made up of 3,000 paratroopers from the 1st and 3rd battalions of the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
www.tricare.osd.mil /eenews/downloads/081004stress.doc   (489 words)

  
 AP - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Today it serves as the nation's ready-reaction force, with one brigade of paratroopers always available to jump into a fight.
Although there has been little call for paratrooping operations in recent years, the Army is boosting its capabilities in that area.
Paratroopers would be an important resource if the Army needs soldiers in a nation that lacks good ports or airstrips, said Loren Thompson, a military analyst at the Lexington Institute.
ap.washingtontimes.com /dynamic/stories/8/82ND_AIRBORNE?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME   (780 words)

  
 DefendAmerica News - Iraq Update
In the 1st Brigade’s area, soldiers from the 304th Civil Affairs Brigade received a tip from a walk-up source about the emplacement of an improvised explosive device in downtown Ar Ramadi.
Last night, 3rd Brigade paratroopers were attacked with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire by 10 enemy personnel southeast of Taqqaddum Airfield, near Habbaniyah.
A quick reaction force comprised of paratroopers from Task Force 1-505 responded to the engagement and cleared the area, capturing three enemy personnel and confiscating a rocket-propelled grenade launcher.
www.defendamerica.mil /iraq/update/jan2004/iu010504.html   (11054 words)

  
 Extrema Ratio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The 9° assault regiment of paratroopers „Col Moschin“, which is commonly named „the Ninth“, is the only special forces’ detachment of the Italian Army and diamond point of the whole armed forces.
It was assigned to the paratroopers military centre of Pisa the 10th of may 1957 and the 25th of September 1961 it becomes saboteurs paratroopers battalion.
It follows the destiny of the reborn paratroopers brigade and the 1st of October 1975 it assumes the name of 9° assault paratroopers battalion “Col Moschin” and it receives the care for the flag of the X Arditi regiment.
www.extremaratio.com /ing/moreColmoschin.htm   (427 words)

  
 173d Airborne Brigade
The brigade mission is to operate as a separate, independent brigade; to fall in on a division as an organic brigade; and to operate as the Army Forces component in a Joint task force.
Elements of the brigade conducted an amphibious assault against NVA and VC forces as part of an operation to clear the rice-growing lowlands along the Bong Song littoral.
The Brigade was deactivated on January 14, 1972 at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/173abnbde.htm   (1980 words)

  
 Vietnam - Page 2
Late in November the brigade was on the move again, this time back to II Corps after an eight-month absence in I Corps, during which they accounted for 2,405 enemy killed.
In two and a half years the 1st Brigade paratroopers made 31 tactical deployments, traveling more than 2,500 miles to conduct 25 major operations in three of the four tactical zones.
Farther north, the 2nd Brigade troopers fought with the 1st Cav and 1st ARVN Division to wrest control of Quang Tri from the enemy.
101_lha.tripod.com /101st_lha/id69.html   (1095 words)

  
 Army transformation to affect Hawai'i - The Honolulu Advertiser - Hawaii's Newspaper
Supporting the brigade combat teams for the first time will be a reconnaissance battalion equipped with long-range sensors, including unmanned aerial drones, and analysts to provide quick assessments to brigade commanders.
A brigade of paratroopers that was recently activated in Alaska has already shown an ability to overcome what U.S. military people call the "tyranny of distance" in the vast reaches of the Pacific.
The brigade loaded 600 paratroopers into six C-17 planes, where they strapped on chutes in flight and flew 17 hours with aerial refueling to jump into northern Australia at one o'clock in the morning.
the.honoluluadvertiser.com /article/2005/Oct/09/op/FP510090338.html   (788 words)

  
 101 Areas of Operation
On 12 Dec 67, the first C-141 Starlifter carrying 10,356 paratroopers of the 2nd Brigade involved in operation EAGLE THRUST, screeched to a halt on the runway of the Bien Hoa Airbase.
During this operation, the 2d Brigade, 101st ABN Div soldiers heroically attacked and destroyed enemy rear bases and forward headquarters, thus preventing the enemy from attacking the city of Hue.
The paratroopers were joined by the batteries of the 21st Artillery, helicopter gunships and Air Force fighter-bombers and by the morning of the fifth day, became the largest NVA force to surrender en masse to an American unit in the history of the war.
www.b2501airborne.com /101AO.htm   (2231 words)

  
 173rd Airborne Brigade in Iraq (#215)
Paratroopers from Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Infantry (Airborne), 173d Airborne Brigade, pull security while another soldier tries to enter a locked door 20 kilometers south of Tuz, Iraq.
Brigade paratroopers may have only a second to decide how to react to a situation; relying on their training and past experience to come to the right conclusion.
In the last 10 months paratroopers in 1-508th Inf (Abn) have had to deal with guerilla fighters placing improvised explosive devices on the road, and being shot at by RPG's, 105 mm rockets, mortars, and automatic weapons fire.
www.anysoldier.com /Brian/Iraq/215.html   (1060 words)

  
 Vladivostok News :: School teaches Russian classics to paratroopers
For six years several drafts of paratroopers, mostly aged 18 to 19, have studied subjects such as mathematics and literature on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when they are off duty.
But paratroopers have been willing to study despite the tight schedule, although sometimes they fall asleep at their desks.
Teachers at the brigade's school come from Ussurisk's School No. 2, and almost half of them are wives of officers serving at the brigade.
vlad.tribnet.com /2002/ISS342/News/upd20.HTM   (672 words)

  
 Prime Minister - Curriculum Vitae
With the outbreak of the War of Independence in 1948, he served as commander of an infantry unit in the Alexandroni Brigade, and later, as head of a platoon.
Under his command, the Brigade shaped the IDFs high standards of fighting and norms, for years to come.
The complex infiltration battle, which later became one of the classic military battles, was carried out at night with armored and infantry forces, helicopter paratroopers and auxiliary forces.
www.pmo.gov.il /PMOEng/PM/Resume   (1616 words)

  
 Guardian | 1,000 more British troops fly out to Gulf
Equipped with light artillery, mortars and rifles, the 16 Air Assault Brigade is seen as an ideal force to secure bridges and passages into the heart of the country.
Military experts expect the brigade to be dropped to the west of Basra by helicopter to prevent a counter-attack in the event of an amphibious assault on Iraq.
Many of the paratroopers leaving for the Gulf were apprehensive and concerned about the threat posed by chemical, biological or nuclear weapons.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4609136-103550,00.html   (382 words)

  
 USAREUR Public Affairs News Release
The March 26, 2003 jump was recently classified as a combat jump and the paratroopers who participated in it will now be able to stick their chests out with pride showing off the gold star, or “mustard stain,” that crowns their parachutist wings.
The Air Force had a narrow window of time to get the paratroopers into the air, so after pulling out of the dive, the red light by the open door was quickly replaced by a green one and paratroopers started pouring out into the night sky.
The paratroopers of the 173rd made history that day and for the better part of the next year, they would work hard to help secure, stabilize and rebuild their area of responsibility.
www.hqusareur.army.mil /htmlinks/Press_Releases/2004/Mar2004/23Mar2004-01.htm   (1643 words)

  
 KFOR: KFOR Chronicle:
The beginning of this operation was marked by the airdrop of French paratroopers.
All paratroopers who took part in operation belong to the 11th Paratroopers Brigade (PB) which in France is commanded by Brigadier General Lechevalier, the new MNB (NE) commander since October 5, 2004.
The 11th Paratroopers Brigade, the only paratrooper brigade in France, is headquartered in Toulouse, southeast of France.
www.nato.int /kfor/chronicle/2004/chronicle_11/08.htm   (248 words)

  
 CNN.com - 1,000 U.S. paratroopers secure Iraqi airfield - Mar. 27, 2003
Paratroopers survey the airfield in Kurdish-controlled territory Thursday morning.
The paratroopers stepped out of C-17 Globemaster transport planes that took off from an undisclosed airfield in Europe, according to CNN Correspondent Steve Nettleton, who is embedded with the unit there.
The 2,000-strong 173rd Airborne Brigade is based in Vicenza, Italy, and the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor, which is bringing in its armored vehicles, is based in Bilsek, Germany.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/meast/03/26/sprj.irq.airfield.taken   (412 words)

  
 Force by force: how the military might stacks up - theage.com.au
A brigade of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne is in Kuwait.
Better known as the Desert Rats for its role in North Africa during World War II, the brigade is equipped with about 100 Challenger II main battle tanks as well as armoured personnel carriers and mobile artillery pieces.
The SRG is reported to consist of four brigades and has its own armour, air defence and artillery units.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/03/22/1047749988443.html   (758 words)

  
 New Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In July '89 Eitan enlisted in the IDF, with the ambition of joining in the paratroopers’ brigade.
He did not give up the dream of becoming part of the paratrooper’s brigade, the tradition of his family and village, which led in the ratio of paratroopers in those days.
Eitan considered working in the Israeli security services but after six months he decided to comply the paratroopers brigade commander’s wishes and he returned to the army.
www.eitan.org.il /Eng4.htm   (483 words)

  
 DefendAmerica News - Iraq Update
Paratroopers from 3rd Brigade conducted a cordon and search in Fallujah.
The paratroopers immediately engaged and wounded the man. He was evacuated to FOB St. Mere for surgery and is in stable condition.
The operations resulted in the capture of seven enemy personnel, including two targeted individuals, one of whom is a known arms dealer.
www.defendamerica.mil /iraq/update/jan2004/iu010804.html   (11135 words)

  
 173rd Airborne Brigade in Iraq (#191)
Operation Bayonet Lighting is a 173rd Brigade level joint cordon operation to locate and question persons of interest and a show of force in the Iraqi city of Al Hawija.
None of the paratroopers even seem to notice as they sing along with the music, while their humvee bounced down the rutted streets under the yellow glow of antiquated street lamps.
The man is released since there isn’t much in the house that interests the paratroopers in their pursuit of Saddam loyalists and terrorist elements.
www.anysoldier.com /Brian/Iraq/191.html   (1958 words)

  
 Guardian | British elite troops push towards Basra
Thousands of Royal Marine commandos and paratroopers supported by heavy armour were last night pushing towards Basra, Iraq's only port and the first key prize for the Anglo-American invaders.
The marines will lead the operation, followed by paratroopers and the Desert Rats tank commanders, manning their 116 Challenger 2 tanks.
So, too, have soldiers from 1 UK Armoured Division headquarters and troops from 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats, from the Royal Artillery, with long-range howitzers, and helicopter-borne soldiers from 16 air assault brigade, including paratroopers, whose task was to protect the oil fields.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4630119-103681,00.html   (1015 words)

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