Lt. Col. Bradley L. Boyd, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, buddy rigs a paratrooper from the British 16 Air Assault Brigade on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., March 17, 2015. The jump certified the British paratroopers to conduct a joint forcible entry operation for the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise led by 2nd BCT in April. The CJOAX represents a major milestone in the division’s interoperability program, which seeks to create a seamless integration of a U.K. brigade into the division and build operational

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Lt. Col. Bradley L. Boyd, commander of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, buddy rigs a paratrooper from the British 16 Air Assault Brigade on Pope Army Airfield, N.C., March 17, 2015. The jump certified the British paratroopers to conduct a joint forcible entry operation for the Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise led by 2nd BCT in April. The CJOAX represents a major milestone in the division’s interoperability program, which seeks to create a seamless integration of a U.K. brigade into the division and build operational compatibilities for a multinational crisis response options. (82nd Airborne Division photo by Sgt. Eliverto V. Larios/Released) 82nd Airborne, 16 Air Assault make first jumps for bilateral exercise 150317-A-ZK259-274