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Soldiers to Conduct Combat Drill at JBER
Army officials say soldiers will be participating in airborne combat exercises at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.
JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON- Army officials say soldiers will be participating in airborne combat exercises at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage.
Capt. Arian Roscoe says the participants in the Wednesday exercise are paratroopers with the 2nd Engineer Brigade and the 4-25 Airborne Brigade Combat Team.
Also participating are members of the Alaska Army National Guard.
Officials say the exercise will involve about 300 paratroopers jumping from two C-23 Sherpa aircraft flying at 1,500 feet.
According to officials, the paratroopers will be wearing combat equipment to simulate jumps into hostile territories.
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