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Combat jumps since 9/11

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Does anyone know for sure whether or not "combat jumps" have been made since 9/11 in Afghanistan or Iraq. I know of the jump near Khandhar but I don't know if they were awarded mustard stains for it. Any input is appreciated.

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I ran a Google search on that subject until I got bored with it....all I found for sure was the 173rd mass jump in Iraq and the one you mentioned near Khandahar (Afgan).

I remember reading about a 75th Ranger night jump to secure Baghdad International Airport, however, there were MANY skeptics who thought the entire article was bullshit (it was some Spc4's account of the Jessica Lynch Rescue).

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I too "heard" of a jump into the airport, but that was a media report and they can't get the difference between SOF's and SF's. I am trying to find out b/c on another web site there is someone wanting to verify the "story" of someone they met claiming to have 3 combat jumps, Panama, Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Didnt the 101st mass jump and occupy an airstrip outside of baghdad? I remember reading that on CNN a while back, said roughly 1000 of them took part in the assault.

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Ranger DC-

I may have misunderstood you...I assumed (I know...dangerous to assume anything) that you were talking about the 75th only. The 173rd had a huge combat jump in Iraq and I am unsure if anyone else did. My search was done specifically on Rangers...sorry.

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EP, I was talking about Ranger's jumping.

The 101st jump??? The 101st is not even an Airborne Division.

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Ranger_DC wrote:EP, I was talking about Ranger's jumping.

The 101st jump??? The 101st is not even an Airborne Division.
I think he's thinking of the 173rd...they dropped 1000 troopers, if I recall.
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My ole' buddy Chris stopped in to visit a couple weeks back while on his way home for block leave and said 1/75 didn't get a one... said "there's some fella's over at 3/75 and Regiment though who had to have pulled down 4 or 5 a piece over the past year and a half"...said "them boys got to do everything Nate! M'er F'ers, I mean damn near everything!!!"... :P :P :P ...nothing concrete though,... mighta just been jealouse speculation from an old bro who had a case of the ass over having been stuck riding north for two months in a friggin Mortvee of all things!!! lol :wink:

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My ranger buddy is in the 173rd. After getting screwed over by the system after trying to come back to regiment after his ETS. (that's another story for another day)

Anyway, another friend of mine talked to him on yahoo the other day i know that he jumped into Iraq. I don't know if it was for the gold star though. My friend wanted to ask about the Regiments involvement in that jump but just felt unsecure on the internet. We will probably have to wait till more boys get back to find out for sure.
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Had a talk with an active duty 3/75 recently. Was told that there are only 1-2 guys there with 3 stars, a handful with 2, and almost everyone has at least one. Best way to find out is to go to Rendezvous and look around during the COC and see what the guys are wearing.

That must mean that there are some at 2nd also, although I want to stop short of speculating precisely who did what over there.

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The 173rd had a huge combat jump in Iraq and I am unsure if anyone else did.
Ranger EP, Im not sure if the 173rd ABN jumped in Iraq, BUT I know for sure that they did a mass jump in Afghanistan into Kandghar the captial city, at least a thousand of them. They might have taken part of both, and no I wasnt confusing the two divisions by accident.

The 101st isnt airborne anymore, they are air assault but they did do a massive attack on an air strip outside of Baghdad, again rougly a thousand of them also.

I cant remember what other airborne units took part in Iraq/Afghanistan. The 82nd might have been in Iraq??

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Spitfire wrote:Ranger EP, Im not sure if the 173rd ABN jumped in Iraq, BUT I know for sure that they did a mass jump in Afghanistan into Kandghar the captial city, at least a thousand of them. They might have taken part of both, and no I wasnt confusing the two divisions by accident.
You just did, again.The 173rd jumped into Northern Iraq, and im pretty damn sure they did NOT jump into Afghanistan(not 100% certain). That was the 82nd.

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Post by Carboned114 »

O BTW - Kabul is Afghanistan's Capital. Not Kandahar.

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Post by Spitfire »

173rd mass jumped into Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Im not sure if the 82nd did or not, and im not confusing the 173rd with the 82nd or 101st. Looks like the 173rd and 82nd jumped in Afghanistan and the 101st and 173rd jumped in Iraq.

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