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U.S. Army Africa commander visits Folgare Parachute Brigade

U.S. Army Africa commander visits Folgare Parachute Brigade

Recently, Maj. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue II, commander U.S. Army Africa, toured the Folgore Parachute Brigade, Livorno, Italy. The tour of the brigade was hosted by its commander, Brig. Gen. Massimo Mingiardi.

Mingiardi hosted a luncheon for the USARAF commander and his group. After lunch, Donahue toured a paratrooper training area interacting with Italian soldiers and their instructors.
Folgore Parachute Brigade or Brigata Paracadutisti Folgore is the Italian Army’s largest airborne infantry unit with a lineage dating to the mid-1930s. The unit is composed of six battalion-sized regiments with its headquarters in Livorno, Italy. The brigade is made up of airborne infantry regiments and an assault regiment, a reconnaissance regiment, a combat engineer regiment, and a combat service support battalion. Additionally, the Military Parachute Center is based in Pisa.
The Folgore Brigade supported allied operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Additionally, the brigade performed a variety of international peacekeeping missions in Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, as well as with Multinational Force in Albania and East Timor. (Photos courtesy Brigata Paracadutisti Folgore)

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Photo prise le 8 janvier 2013 (© US Army Africa / Flickr)

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