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Paratroopers fill the sky as war games start in Germany

Thursday, September 20, 2018

A romantic Bavarian sunset gave way to a frenzy of falling paratroopers as far as the eye could see on Wednesday. Against a backdrop of orange and pink skies, with a bright moon peeking over the hills, about 1,000 paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and allied forces jumped out of U.S. and Italian C-130 aircraft behind a fictitious enemy’s lines. This year’s edition of the Saber Junction…