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Airborne pre-jump training in Sainte-Mère-Église, France
Staff Sgt. Jose Martin with 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team directs French soldiers during pre-jump airborne training with French paratroopers in preparation for a jump commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France on June 8, 2019. More than 1,300 U.S. Service Members partnered with 950 troops from across Europe and Canada, have converged in northwestern France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord, WWII Allied Invasion of Normandy, commonly known as D-Day. Upward of 80 ceremonies in 40 French communities in the region will take place between June 1-9, 2019, the apex being June 6th at the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. (U.S. Army p taken by Spc. Nicholas Vidro, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Photo by: Spc. Nicholas Vidro |  VIRIN: 190608-A-XO050-0005.JPG