The 173rd Airborne (the "Unit") is an established MilSim unit based on the real-world 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, an airborne infantry brigade combat team of the United States Army currently based in Vicenza, Italy. The Unit is based in the Central Standard Time zone and all unit events are scheduled and quoted in CST (GMT-6). Our Unit prides itself in being the premier airborne & light infantry MilSim unit in the Arma 3 community. We retain this reputation by effectively implementing realism mods for communications, equipment, textures, and interfaces, while simultaneously executing meticulously planned and designed operations which keep our soldiers engaged, challenged, and entertained. The Unit works very hard to embody and honor the real-world 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat team by employing real-world fighting tactics and other features of U.S. military doctrine.

One of the keys to the success of the Unit is division of responsibilities and mechanisms for ensuring accountability. There is a lot of work to be done, and our members keep the lights on by completing administrative work in an accurate and timely manner. To continue ranking up in the Unit soldiers are required to volunteer their efforts on an administrative staff. These staff positions manage tasks such as personnel tracking, security and monitoring of public Unit assets, mission planning, mod/texture building/maintenance, soldier training, community outreach, media/illustration asset development, enlistment and applicant processing, and community administration. On an on-going and continuously impressive basis these different administrative staffs coordinate and accomplish their objectives, keeping the Unit organized and headed in the right direction.