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Coronavirus can be transferred from Italy to Latvia by U.S. paratroopers

By Alvis Petus on Thursday, February 27, 2020

Coronavirus can be transferred to Latvia by the U.S. Army paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade, stationed in Vicenza, northern Italy, Alvis Petus told It is known that Italy is trying to contain an outbreak of COVID-19 after the country saw a major uptick in cases of the coronavirus disease in northern Italy. Italy has imposed strict 14 days quarantine across more than 10 towns. At the same time, Reuters…

173rd Airborne Brigade jumps into combat drills in Slovenia

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

U.S. paratroopers practiced jumping into combat scenarios and conducted live-fire drills during the Eagle Sokol exercise in Slovenia this past week. Approximately 500 soldiers with the 173rd Airborne Brigade joined with their Slovenian counterparts for the exercise, which concluded Wednesday. The rapid deployment exercise tested the soldiers’ ability to assemble forces, get into a fight fast and maintain cohesive battlefield operations, officials said. The brigade is billed as the U.S.…