Saturday, February 20, 2010

Advise and Assist Paratroopers jump in Iraq

U.S. Department of Defense - Photo Essay


Dirt flies off a U.S. paratrooper's boots as he finishes a parachute landing fall with other paratroopers stationed on Camp Ramadi, Iraq, Feb. 5, 2010. The paratroopers are participating in a basic airborne refresher course taught by instructors visiting from Advanced Airborne School on Fort Bragg, N.C., to prepare for upcoming airborne exercises. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade, an Advise and Assist Brigade.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael J. MacLeod
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U.S. Army paratroopers land on a drop zone near Al Asad Airbase, Iraq, Feb. 12, 2010, as part of a training exercise they hope will lead to combined U.S. – Iraqi training jumps. The jumper rolling on his back is performing a “parachute landing fall,” a maneuver that dissipates the energy of impact, avoiding injury to the paratrooper.
U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael J. MacLeod
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1 comment:

PFC_Wuff said...

nyuck nyuck.... that looks like it hurt, sand is never fun to land in >.<