Army Paratrooper Units Face Reduction
Army Paratrooper Units Face Reduction

Army paratrooper units face reduction as a result of the U.S. Army’s reconfiguration and budget cutting. The 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division and the 508th Infantry Regiment — are closing out long histories of service.

The Army is limiting parachute troops as part of the 2012 Defense Strategic Guidance. The plan calls for some paratrooper units to change their focus.


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