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paratroops

[′par·ə‚trüps]
(ordnance)
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"I had to report to him the following day and he said I believe you had the courage to volunteer to the paratroops. I said that's right, correct.
"On the strength of their performance in Normandy, he would call them the finest lot of paratroops he ever saw in his life.
Hendi and his fellow paratroops were the first Israeli paratroops to take part in the US Army European Command's Swift Response 18 exercise, which is held in Europe and drilled with the 173rd Brigade of the European Command of the US Army.
When I went to the previous war as part of the reserve forces, I had a fleece jacket, and that jacket was the one good thing that I received from the IDF in my three years of active duty in the paratroops and over 10 years in the reserves.
Under its former Royal Canadian Air Force identity, KL-330, the Dakota took part in carrying paratroops on D-Day and in the Arnhem operation.
Colonel Stuart Tootal, who commanded paratroops in Afghanistan, said lowering standards was "a red line" that must not be crossed.
Colonel Stuart Tootal, who commanded paratroops in Afghanistan, said lowering standards was "a red line" that must not be crossed: "Women have performed very well in roles such as medics with combat patrols.
MOSCOW, Dhu-AlQa'dah 5, 1435, Aug 31, 2014, SPA -- Ukraine has handed over a group of captured Russian paratroops and Russia has returned 63 Ukrainian soldiers who crossed into its territory last week, Russian news agencies quoted a paratroop commander as saying, according to Reuters.
Around 800 French fighters took part in the effort to free Timbuktu, including hundreds of paratroops.
The 317th, at full operational strength, moved to Lawson Field, Fort Benning, Georgia, to participate in the training of paratroops and helping to solve certain important problems surrounding paratroop and cargo drops.
There was a hard line group of republicans who floated the idea of trying to persuade the Germans to drop 5,000 paratroops on Belfast to cause mayhem.
It can carry 116 fully equipped paratroops, who can jump two at a time from the ramp or through the paratroop side doors.