U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
Paratroopers Earn German Jump Wings
SGM Cameron Porter, the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg public affairs sergeant major, used a helmet camera to film a German-American Jump Exchange at Fort Bragg, N.C., April 16, 2013. Hundreds of Paratroopers from XVIII Airborne Corps, 82nd Airborne Division and the 16th Military Police Brigade conducted a series of airborne operations on Normany Drop Zone over several days using German C-160 aircraft and German jumpmasters during exercise Federal Eagle 2013. Upon completion of the jump exchange, the U.S. paratroopers earned the German Parachutist Badge.