May 9th, 2017
For more than 70 years, the concept of Little Groups of Paratroopers; LGOPs for short; has been a foundational principle in the way the 82nd Airborne Division is organized to fight. We meet on the objective and, with little command direction, move to the sound of the guns. LGOPs is a concept of speed and disciplined initiative. It is heavily reliant on trust: trust between Airborne leader and Paratrooper, trust between Jumpmaster and chalk, trust between Airborne buddies. That trust save lives during training operations and it ensures we efficiently kill our enemies during combat operations.
Episode 18 of the All American Legacy Podcast explores the unique bond that this trust instills between All American Paratroopers. The LGOPs concept extends outside of combat and even beyond completion of service in the Division.
Critical to LGOPs are the symbols and traditions unqiue to the All Americans. In today's episode we discuss some of those symbols and traditions and how they bring us together. We also discuss the role of the Jump Master in our culture.
The All American Legacy Podcast is produced by the 82nd Airborne Division Public Affairs Office. A new episode on the legacy, culture, and history of the 82nd Airborne Division is released every Tuesday.
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