Source: US Army (video statements)
Paratroopers with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conducted a Joint Forcible Entry Operation into Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, 29 June, 2020. More than 350 paratroopers left Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and flew directly to Guam to conduct the airborne operation. The operation demonstrates the Army’s ability to deliver combat capable paratroopers anywhere in the USINDOPACOM area at a moment’s notice and do so in a safe manner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paratroopers who would have to interact with the local population were tested, with negative results, prior to their arrival in Guam. Paratroopers conducting the airborne operation were screened and after the completion of their mission kept isolated to reduce any risk of infection.
(Video by Sgt. Alex Skripnichuk)
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