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Parachute Jumps at 1300 Feet Height

Hohenfels, February 24, 2014 —National Army servicemembers, deployed to “Mission Readiness Exercise” (MRE) in Hohenfels, Germany, made parachute jumps, along with the Polish, German and USA airborne troops.

According to Commander of the Moldovan contingent, Maj. Igor Antoci, a group of officers and warrant officers of the Special Forces Battalion “Fulger” made static line parachute jumps, at the altitude of 1300 feet, using T-11 parachute systems made in USA. The jumping was made from Chinook 47 planes of the US military, at Grafenwoehr base.

The quoted source specified that the Moldovan servicemembers made parachute jumps using, for the first time, the new parachuting techniques, which are typical of complex jump category. Also, two Moldovan officers were jump-masters for the paratroopers from other countries. For performance in parachute jumping missions, the Commanders of the US Airborne troops awarded diplomas and badges to their Moldovan comrades.

“Mission Readiness Exercise”, held within January 25 — February 26, is conducted by the European Command of the US Marine Corps. and aims at evaluating the readiness for the rotation of troops within international missions..

The National Army deployed to this exercise 75 servicemembers from Special Forces Battalion “Fulger” and the 22nd Peacekeeping Battalion.

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