U.S. Airborne Forces of the Past
The Airborne units of the United States Army are some of the most specialized and effective formations in the service. During WWII, they participated in some form in every landing in Europe and Operation Market Garden. Airborne units are made up of light infantry forces who can be brought to a location, quickly dropped behind enemy lines, and perform special operations to complete their objectives in tandem with the regular forces. Some of the most famous of these units, the 101st and 82nd airborne participated in Operation Overlord, fighting tooth and nail to capture crucial crossroads and bridges to help the infantry and tanks get off of the beach on D-Day.
The Airborne Today
Units like the 1st Airborne Special Forces Command have unique roles in our military. These units are trained in every aspect of combat operations. Airborne training is essential for the most elite units like the Navy Seals or Marine Ranger Battalions. They perform duties ranging from unconventional warfare, counter-insurgency, reconnaissance, information gathering, and counterproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. They engage in psychological warfare and perform duties to assist friendly nations and U.S. ambassadors. Airborne and special forces commands have the ability to react expertly to global situations at a moment's notice.
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