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Army paratroopers from 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment Vicenza, help set up tents near the soccer stadium after a major earthquake on November 23. The tents were airlifted into Naples from Ramstein Air Base, Germany

AN Army relief team carries an Army tent in a box to a waiting truck following a major earthquake on November 23. Members of the relief team are: SPEC. 4 Martin O'Connor, right; SPEC. 4 Danio Bartl, left; PVT. David Stone, front; SPEC. 6 Ron Davis, rear; and PFC. Oscar Santiago, far right. The men are from the 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza

Army personnel from 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, help local citizens set up a tent. The Army is helping after a major earthquake on November 23

Army personnel from 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, listen as a local citizen asks for tent stakes. The men are helping after a major earthquake on November 23

SPEC. 4 Martin O'Connor, 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, watches as local citizens go through boxes of clothing and food that were brought in during relief operations following a major earthquake on November 23

Army paratroopers from 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry, Vicenza, unload boxes of clothing from a UH-1H Iroquois helicopter during relief efforts after a major earthquake on November 23

Paratroopers from the 3rd Battalion 325th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy jump from a C-141 during the exercise Roaring Lion.(Exact date unknown)

Paratroopers from the 3rd Battalion 325th Infantry Regiment, Vicenza, Italy jump from a C-141 during the exercise Roaring Lion.(Exact date unknown)

STAFF SGT. Kurt Brown and STAFF SGT. Robert Denbow of the 1ST Combat Communications Squadron attach cables to a 20-foot quick reaction satellite antenna installed at Vicenza Air Base in support of Operation Deny Flight, the enforcement of the United Nations-sanctioned no-fly zone over Bosnia and Herzegovina

LGEN Daniel Schroeder, U.S. Army, Commander Combined Task Force (CTF) discuss the relief mission with JTF Bravo Commander, COL James R. McDough from the SEATAF Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy at the Kigali Airport

Two U.S. Army soldiers, silhouetted by the sun, assigned to the SEATAF Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy provide security for the airport

U.S. Army PFC Otha Byrd, 3rd/325th ABCT SEATAF Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy stands guard with his M-249 assault rifle, on the airport ramp, where relief supplies are offloaded

An informal 3/4 length portrait of PFC. Otha Byrd, 3rd Platoon, 325th Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, guards the airfield ramp with a M-249 squad automatic weapon (SAW)

U.S. Army PFC Dominic Betbeze (Left) and SGT David Curtis, 3rd Platoon 325th Charlies Company, ABCT, SEATAF Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, in a bunker on top of the airport control tower check their M-60 machine gun manual

US Army PFC Otha Byrd, 3rd Platoon, 325th Airborne Combat Team (ABCT) Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy, guards the airfield ramp with a M-249 squad automatic weapon (SAW). A commercial AN-12 aircraft is on the ramp in the background

AIRMAN 1ST Class Robert Orfino, fireman from the 48th Civil Engineering Squadron, Lakenheath Air Base, England, gets a haircut by SPC. Jeffrey Clyons, 3/525th Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), Vicenza, Italy, inside the terminal building at the airport

Two U.S. Army PFC Otha Byrd, 3rd/325th ABCT SEATAF Infantry Brigade, Vicenza, Italy stands guard with his M-249 assault rifle, on the airport ramp, where relief supplies are offloaded

PFC. Dominic Betbeze (L) and SGT. David Curtis, (R) 3rd platoon, 325th Charlie Company, Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Infantry Brigade, US Army, Vicenza, Italy, sit in a bunker reading a M-60 machine gun manual. PFC. Betbeze is armed with an M-16 rifle. The bunker is located on the roof of the airport's terminal building

At the American camp, Army GEN John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF poses for group photograph with the men of 325th Engineer Company from Vicenza, Italy

Army GEN. John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF, inspects troops from the 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon Charlie Company, 325 Infantry Airborne Battalion, Vicenza Italy, Combat Team at the American Camp

At the American camp, Army GEN John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of STAFF talks to the Combat Team from the 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 325th Infantry Airborne Battalion, Vicenza, Italy

A local girl from the city carries fresh water in a jug on her back. The water is supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Division (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy

Local children from the city carry jugs on their heads as they wait for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Division, (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy

A Local woman from the city carries a pot on her head as she waits for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Division, (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy

Local children from the city wave at the camera as they wait for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany

A little girl carries her baby sibling on her back as she laughs for the cameraman while waiting for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade, (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany

A close up of children's faces as they wait for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany

A local family from the city of Goma wait for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy, Southern European Task Force and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany

Local people from the city get fresh water supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy

Local children from the city look through the window of a vehicle as an American soldier smiles. C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade, (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany are supplying fresh water to the city

A local boy from the city splashes himself with fresh water that is supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Division, (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy

Close up view of a little boy as he poses under a replica of the United States Flag. C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy, Southern European Task Force and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany, is supplying fresh water for the city

Close up of a young boy holding a bucket on his head as he waits for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany

Members from the 501st Transportation Squadron, Kaiserslautern Germany, and C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade, (Airborne Combat Team, (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Vicenza, Italy, and the Task Force 51, Mannheim Germany, bring a convoy of fresh water. The water was made by eight chlorinators, and two reverse osmosis machines in Goma for Rwandan refugees located at Camp Kimbumba, Zaire

Local people from the city get fresh water supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, and the 574th Supply, 51st Maintenance Battalion, Task Force 51, Mannheim, Germany

Local children from the city pose for picture (some with jugs on their heads) as they wait for fresh water that will be supplied by the members of C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Division, (Airborne Combat Team (ABCT)), Vicenza, Italy

Members from the 501st Transportation Squadron, Kaiserslautern Germany, and C Company, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Brigade (Airborne Combat Team, (ABCT)), Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Vicenza, Italy, and the Task Force 51, Mannheim Germany, bring a convoy of fresh water. The water was made by eight chlorinators and two reverse osmosis machines in Goma for Rwandan refugees located at Camp Kimbumba, Zaire

960108-A-8055A-005SPC Shawn L. Kendrick, 3rd of 325th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy, mans his bunker armed with a M-60 machine gun at Task Force Eagle Base, Tuzla AB, in participation of Operation Joint Endeavor

960108-A-8055A-004Private Second Class John E. Sprague, Bravo Company, 3rd of 325th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy, mans his bunker armed with a M-16 machine gun with an attached M-203 grenade launcher, at Task Force Eagle Base, Tuzla AB in support of Operation Joint Endeavor

High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) belonging to Delta Battery, 319th Field Artillery, Vicenza, Italy is marshaled into position behind a C-17 Globemaster III for redeployment during JOINT ENDEAVOR

TSG Stewart Smith (right), of 621st Aerial Port Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, directs SPC William Arnold of Delta Battery, 319th Field Artillery, Vicenza, Italy, as he backs up the High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) into the C-17 Globemaster III for redeployment during JOINT ENDEAVOR

A1C Seth Gano (standing next to vehicle), 621st Aerial Port Squadron, McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey, marshals a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), with a trailer hitched behind it, belonging to Delta Battery, 319th Field Artillery, Vicenza, Italy into a C-17 Globemaster III for redeployment during JOINT ENDEAVOR

During Operation Joint Endeavor, General John M. Shalikashvili, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of STAFF, requests map information about the Bosnia-Herzegovina area from Captain Scott E. McClloh, U.S. Army, Combat Battalion Team of Vicenza, Italy

C-130 Hercules from the 86 Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany at Aviano Air Base, participating in the reactivation of the 173 Airborne Unit Vicenza Army Base

US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Thomas A. Schell (Left), 31st Communications Squadron, Aviano Air Base, Italy, and US Army Sergeant Lyle G. Sloan (Right), 509th Signal Battalion, Camp Darby, Vicenza, Italy, put the petals of a communications dish in place during VENETO RESCUE, on May 31st, 2000

A US Air Force C-130 Hercules of the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, off-loads the US Army paratroopers of the 1ST of the 508th Airborne, 5th Southern European Task Force (SETAF) out of Vicenza, Italy, it was carrying during Exercise VENETO RESCUE on June 6th, 2000 at Aviano Air Base, Italy

US Army Paratroopers of the 1ST of the 508th Airborne, 5th Southern European Task Force (SETAF), Vicenza, Italy, catch a brief rest as they prepare to load onto the USAF C-130's (Not shown) that will take them to the drop zone during Exercise VENETO RESCUE 2000 0n June 6th, 2000

US Army Seargent First Class James Brown, Medical Platoon, 501st Forward Support Company, Vicenza Army Base, Italy applies camouflage at Aviano Air Base ramp before deploying on a coalition airborne assault exercise in "VENETO RESCUE 2000". Veneto Rescue is a non-combatant evacuation operation (NEO) that simulates the extraction of American citizens and designated third-country nationals from a fictitious, politically troubled country

A US AIR FORCE C-130 Hercules of the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air BAse, Germany, off-load the US Army paratroopers of the 1ST of the 508th Airborne, 5th Southern European Task Force (SETAF) out of Vicenza, Italy, it was carrying during Exercise VENETO RESCUE on June 6th, 2000

A US Air Force C-130 Hercules of the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, off-loads the US Army paratroopers of the 1ST of the 508th Airborne, 5th Southern European Task Force (SETAF) out of Vicenza, Italy, it was carrying during Exercise VENETO RESCUE on June 6th, 2000 at Aviano Air Base, Italy

US Army SPECIALIST Tellys Hunter, B Company, 5th of the 158th, Aviano Air Base, Italy, briefs safety procedures for a static training exercise to soldiers of the 1ST of the 508th combat team from Vicenza. The goal of this training is to enter a UH-60A Blackhawk Helicopter (Not shown) and strap in within 30 seconds. Static training is part of the Lariat Response Exercise that will prepare the infantry for futher deployments

US Army STAFF Sergeant Maurice Turner (right), 11 Bravo, is being checked by Army SGT Patrick Rice, fabric repair specialist, before a joint jump for Exercise Lariat Response on June 24th, 2000, at Kecskemet Air Base, Hungary. Turner and Rice are both from 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1ST of the 508th, out of Vicenza, Italy

Right side profile medium shot as US Army Sergeant Frederik Webb (left) and SPECIALIST Arron Lincoln (right) Eco company 1ST 508 out of Vicenza Italy prepare parachutes at Aviano Air Base Italy for Operation Rapid Resolve II, a show of force air drop in Bosnia, 17Jul00. A left side front view medium shot of a US Air Force C-130 Hercules is seen in the background

Medium shot, aircraft interior, members of the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, help load a 105mm towed howitzer M119A1, into a C-130, Hercules. Not shown: Howitzer is to be dropped at Bunker Hill Drop Zone, Grafenwohr, Germany, in Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000. The 37th AS dropped members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy

United States Army paratroopers of the 1/508th Infantry Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Regiment, from Vicenza, Italy, wait onboard a C-130 from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they prepare to drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12, 8 August 2000

Medium long shot, right rear view, 105mm towed howitzer M119A1, on a flatbed "K" loader at the rear of a C-130E, Hercules. Aircraft has "USAFE" on vertical stabilizer. Not shown: Howitzer is to be dropped at Bunker Hill Drop Zone, Grafenwohr, Germany, in Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000. The 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dropped members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy

Medium shot, aircraft interior, AIRMAN First Class Matt Conton, loadmaster, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, helps load a 105mm towed howitzer M119A1, into a C-130, Hercules. Not shown: Howitzer is to be dropped at Bunker Hill Drop Zone, Grafenwohr, Germany, in Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000. The 37th AS dropped members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy

A heavy M1097 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) cargo/troop carrier, rigged for airdrop on a flatbed "K" loader behind a C-130E Hercules. Aircraft has "RS" tail letters, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Not shown: Vehicle is to be dropped at Bunker Hill Drop Zone, Grafenwohr, Germany, in Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000. The 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dropped members of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy

Medium shot, soldiers of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, secure fuses to a 105mm howitzer pallet. Not shown: Howitzer is to be dropped at Bunker Hill Drop Zone, Grafenwohr, Germany, by the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, in Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000

Straight on medium shot from a low angle loking up as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, board a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before a drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on medium close-up shot as US Army Sergeant Jeremy Cowham, Jumpmaster and his fellow paratroopers of the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, wait onboard a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they prepare to drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Medium shot, left front view, two soldiers, camouflaged marking on faces, in jump gear from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, standing on flight line . Not shown: Troops will board C-130s, Hercules, from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Right side profile medium close-up shot as US Army Sergeant Jemery Cowham, Jumpmaster with the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, prepares to jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as he and his unit drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on medium close-up shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Medium long shot, right side view, a C-130E Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, takes off loaded with troops from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), Vicenza, Italy. Not shown: Aircraft is headed for the drop zone in Grafenwohr, Germany, Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000

A United States Army paratrooper of the 1/508th Infantry Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Regiment, from Vicenza, Italy, stands in the door of a C-130 from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, for a drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000. (Duplicate image, see also DF-SD-01-02137 or search 000809-F-4406B-511)

Straight on medium long shot as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, board a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before a drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Right side rear view medium shot as US Army Sergeant Jemery Cowham, Jumpmaster with the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, prepares to jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as he and his unit drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on medium shot as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), up onto a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from out of Vicenza, Italy, walk to their C-130 from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany for their drop into Grafenwohr, Germany on August 9, 2000. This mission is in direct support of Operation Lion Drop 12

Straight on medium shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, wait to be issued their parachutes before a drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on rear view medium shot as a US Army paratrooper from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Medium shot, right front view, soldiers, from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, walk past a row of parked C-130s, Hercules, of the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Not shown: Troops will be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Left side profile medium shot from a high angle looking down as US Air Force STAFF Sergeant Chris Ringland a Loadmaster dropped members from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, pulls in static lines after a personnel drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000. The 37th AS dropped members of the 173rd Airborne Regiment, 1ST of the 508th Airborne Combat Team, from Vicenza, Italy

Medium shot, left rear view, soldiers in jump gear, from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, lined up in two columns behind a C-130E, Hercules, 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Aircraft has "RS" tail letters, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Not shown: Troops will be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Medium long shot, left front view, C-130E Hercules, US Flag on pole protruding out of observation port, on taxi strip. Aircraft is from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base Germany and is loaded with troops from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy. Not shown: Aircraft will be taking off and heading for the drop zone at Grafenwohr, Germany, Exercise Lion Drop 12, 9 August 2000

Straight on medium close-up shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on medium shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from of the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on medium long shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, wait to be issued their parachutes before a drop inot Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Medium shot, rear view, soldiers, in jump gear, from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, sitting on flight line behind a C-130, Hercules, aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Not shown: Troops will be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Straight on medium shot as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Combat Team (ABCT) up onto a US Air Force C-130 Hercules, out of Vicenza, Italy, wait on the flightline before they load up onto a C-130 from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany for their drop into Grafenwohr, Germany on August 9, 2000. This mission is in direct support of Operation Lion Drop 12

Straight on medium shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Left side rear view medium close-up shot over the left shoulder of US Air Force Major Randy Smith, C-130 Hercules pilot Major Randy Smith, Pilot and Aircraft Commander with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, comes around to line up before a personnel drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000. The 37th AS dropped members of the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy (not shown)

Right side front view medium shot as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, board a US Air Force C-130 Hercules (not shown) from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, before a drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop12 on 09 August 2000

Straight on medium interior shot as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, wait onboard a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they prepare to drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Left side rear view medium shot as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany, for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000. (Duplicate image, see also DF-SD-01-05968 or search 000809-F-4406B-511)

Medium shot, paratrooper, camouflage face paint, 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, being handed a parachute. Tail sections of parked C-130s, Hercules, in background. Not shown: Troops will board C-130s from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Left side profile medium shot as US Air Force Captain James Wallace, C-130 Hercules pilot with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, comes around to line up before a personnel drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000. The 37th AS dropped members of the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy (not shown)

Medium shot, troops from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, wait in line to receive jump gear. Not shown: Before they board a C-130, Hercules, from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Troops will be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Medium shot, right front view, soldier in jump gear, from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy, on C-130, Hercules, rear cargo ramp, aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Not shown: Troops will be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Medium shot, left side view, soldier checks chest chute of a paratrooper from the 1/508th Infantry (Airborne Battalion Combat Team), from Vicenza, Italy. Not shown: Troops will board C-130s, Hercules, from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and be dropped into Grafenwohr, Germany, 9 August 2000, Exercise Lion Drop 12

Left side profile medium shot as US Air Force Captain James Wallace, C-130 Hercules pilot with the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, comes around to line up before a personnel drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000. The 37th AS dropped members of the 173rd Airborne Regiment, 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy (not shown)

Straight on medium shot from a high angle looking down as US Army troops from the 1ST of the 508th Infantry Airborne Battalion Combat Team (ABCT), 173rd Airborne Brigade, from Vicenza, Italy, jump from a US Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as they drop into Bunker Drop Zone at Grafenwohr, Germany for Lion Drop 12 on 09 August 2000

Members of the Southern Europe Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, train in drop zone "Juliet" located 15 miles from Aviano Air Base, Italy. US Army, Air Force, and Italian Army troops jumped from C-130 Hercules aircrafts deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of a monthly jump training to maintain proficiency. (Duplicate image, see also DF-SD-01-06739 or search 001019-F-3128G-008)

A US Army member of the Southern Europe Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, train in drop zone "Juliet" located 15 miles from Aviano Air Base, Italy. US Army, Air Force, and Italian Army troops jumped from C-130 Hercules aircrafts (not shown) deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of a monthly jump training to maintain proficiency

a US Army member of the Southern Europe Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, trains in Tactical Satellite Communications at drop zone "Juliet" located 15 miles from Aviano Air Base, Italy. US Army, Air Force, and Italian Army troops jumped from C-130 Hercules aircrafts (not shown) deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany as part of a monthly jump training to maintain proficiency

A US Army member of the Southern Europe Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, trains in drop zone "Juliet" located 15 miles from Aviano Air Base, Italy. US Army, Air Force, and Italian Army troops jumped from C-130 Hercules aircrafts (not shown) deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of a monthly jump training to maintain proficiency

A US Army member of the Southern Europe Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, trains in drop zone "Juliet" located 15 miles from Aviano Air Base, Italy. US Army, Air Force, and Italian Army troops jumped from C-130 Hercules aircrafts deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of a monthly jump training to maintain proficiency

Members of the Southern Europe Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, train in drop zone "Juliet" located 15 miles from Aviano Air Base, Italy. US Army, Air Force, and Italian Army troops jumped from C-130 Hercules aircrafts deployed from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, as part of a monthly jump training to maintain proficiency. (Duplicate image, see also DF-SD-01-07379 or search 001019-F-3128G-008)

US Army Sergeant First Class Michael Grinston, platoon Sergeant for Delta Battery, 319th Airborne Division, Vicenza, Italy, briefs his platoon prior to their training jump at the Maniago air drop zone near Aviano Air Base, Italy

US Army Soldiers from the Delta Battery 319TH Airborne Unit, Vicenza, Italy use the buddy system to check their parachutes, prior to their training jump, at Maniago air drop zone, near Aviano Air Base, Italy