Americans to lead Bastille Day parade in Paris

Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
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Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
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Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
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Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
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Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY
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Almost 200 U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen assigned to units in Europe and the 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan., march from the Arc de Triomphe to the Place de la Concorde during a rehearsal for Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. MICHAEL MCNABB/U.S. NAVY

Americans to lead Bastille Day parade in Paris

by: Nancy Montgomery | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: July 14, 2017

U.S. troops will for the first time lead France’s annual Bastille Day military parade in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into WWI, U.S. European Command officials said Wednesday.

About 190 troops — from the Fort Riley, Kan.-based 1st Infantry Division, which was formed to serve in WWI; U.S. Army Europe, U.S. Naval Forces Europe; U.S. Marine Forces Europe and U.S. Air Forces in Europe will lead the parade on Friday in Paris. In addition, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and two F-22s will conduct flyovers, said Meghan Henderson, a EUCOM spokeswoman.

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