"Fire Brigade" (Structure of Airborne Units in the Pentomic Army, The Big Picture)

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"Fire Brigade" (Structure of Airborne Units in the Pentomic Army, The Big Picture)

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Big Picture: Fire Brigade - National Archives and Records Administration - ARC Identifier 2569669 / Local Identifier 111-TV-401. Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984). Fire fighting capability of Airborne seen on "THE BIG PICTURE" -- "One of the most effective forces available for dealing with the brushfire-type of war consists of the airborne units of the United States Army." With this idea in mind more than 200 different scenes were shot recently at Fort Bragg, N.C., showing the changes undergone in the recently reorganized Pentomic 82nd Airborne Division. To depict a combat situation, the picture ranges from scenes showing a division-wide alert to the assault parachute jump putting the 82nd into "war." The division gets an assist from other XVIII Airborne Corps units cast in the film. This documentary film shows what today's airborne is expected to be able to accomplish in an emergency. It is a fast-moving, hard-hitting fighting force designed to go anywhere, any place, on a moment's notice.

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U.S. Army Audiovisual Center

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Television Program

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U.S. Army Audiovisual Center, “"Fire Brigade" (Structure of Airborne Units in the Pentomic Army, The Big Picture),” Special Operations History Foundation, accessed April 25, 2018, http://specialoperationshistory.com/items/show/87.

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