Ft. Richardson Paratroopers head to Australia for exercise

Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Nearly 300 paratroopers from Fort Richardson headed for Australia Wednesday for Tandem Thrust, a three-week exercise.

The soldiers will perform in-flight parachute rigging and conduct a mass tactical jump into the Singleton Drop Zone on the southeast coast of Australia.

While in Australia, the Fort-Richardson-based paratroopers will conduct combined training with an Australian airborne battalion, including night training.

The soldiers will return to Alaska May 23rd.



Related Searches

 ANCHORAGE   AUSTRALIA   FORT RICHARDSON   WAR_CONFLICT   RICHARDSON 

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS