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C-130 Hercules aircraft from around the world fill the ramp. They played an integral part in the largest airdrop since World War II. The 57 C-130's launched on time for a 100% launch rate with 4,377 paratroopers dropped on target

C-130 Hercules aircraft from around the world fill the ramp. They play...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BIG DROP III Base: Myrtle Beach Air Force Base State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Came... More

SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Daniel Yepes briefs a Combat Camera crew before take-off aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft on their way to document Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX) 98-1. The personnel drop over Nomandy drop zone at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will airdrop 1500 paratroopers. The C-141 is being staged out of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, with eleven other aircraft

SENIOR MASTER Sergeant Daniel Yepes briefs a Combat Camera crew before...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JTFX 98-1 Base: Mcas, Cherry Point State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator:... More

Turkish paratroopers, with the Turkish National Flag, assemble after inserting into the drop zone as part of an international mass jump. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the United States and Turkey are descending into Kazakhstan to prepare for the the start of the Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT). The Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion exercise CENTRASBAT 2000 exersise is a multi-national, in the Spirit of Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 U. S...

Turkish paratroopers, with the Turkish National Flag, assemble after i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Turkish paratroopers, with the Turkish National Flag, assemble after inserting into the drop zone as part of an international m... More

U.S. Army paratroopers joined paratroopers from several

U.S. Army paratroopers joined paratroopers from several

U.S. Army paratroopers joined paratroopers from several nations during a paradrop as part of the commemoration of the D-Day invasion of June 6, 1944, during World War II, in Normandy, France. Aircraft from the ... More

U.S. and British paratroopers, near an in-flight aircraft, float to the ground during exercise Reforger/Autumn Forge 1980. Autumn Forge is a reserve airdrop taking place both here and in Germany and involving mostly U.S. and British troops and equipment

U.S. and British paratroopers, near an in-flight aircraft, float to th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER/AUTUMN FORGE 1980 Base: Arnhem State: Gelderland Country: Netherlands / Holland (NLD) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT B... More

Air to air view of contrails from five C-141B Starlifters enroute to Germany, from the United States, for a drop of U.S. Army paratroopers, participating in REFORGER '82, the multi-national military training exercise. Exact Date Shot Unknown

Air to air view of contrails from five C-141B Starlifters enroute to G...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '82 Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: Fred Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combin... More

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers listen to instructions on how to make a practice jump from a platform suspended from a tethered balloon. They are preparing for a jump into Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers listen to instructions on how to m...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Jon E. Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

Egyptian and U.S. paratroopers participate in a mass air drop during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

Egyptian and U.S. paratroopers participate in a mass air drop during t...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Nancy Smelser Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

Thai paratroopers make a jump while participating in Exercise COBRA GOLD'87

Thai paratroopers make a jump while participating in Exercise COBRA GO...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marvin D. Lynchard Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

Paratroopers jump from C-130 Hercules aircraft during the multinational, joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR'87

Paratroopers jump from C-130 Hercules aircraft during the multinationa...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR Base: Cairo West Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Vincent E. Aldridge Release Status: Released to... More

A Military Airlift Command (MAC) C-141B Starlifter transport aircraft drops U.S. Army paratroopers over a drop zone during Airlift Rodeo '90. Airlift Rodeo is an annual airdrop competition that tests the flight and ground skills of MAC aircrews as well as foreign teams.

A Military Airlift Command (MAC) C-141B Starlifter transport aircraft ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AIRLIFT RODEO '90 Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina(NC) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: T... More

Two drogue parachutes yank a 20-ton U.S. Army M-551A1 Sheridan tank from the inside of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during an air-drop exercise at the Sicily drop zone. Fifty-five tons of heavy cargo and 204 paratroopers were successfully air-dropped from six C-17's to demonstrate the utility of the U.S. Air Force's newest airlifter to meet the Army's brigade air-drop requirement

Two drogue parachutes yank a 20-ton U.S. Army M-551A1 Sheridan tank fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT. Mike Reinhardt Release Status: Release... More

Egyptian Army paratroopers wait in a double line to board a C-141B Starlifter aircraft assigned to the 7th Airlift Squadron from McChord Air Force Base. The troops will be practicing parachute jumps from the aircraft

Egyptian Army paratroopers wait in a double line to board a C-141B Sta...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRON COBRA Base: Inshas Air Base Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: STAFF SGT. Paul R. Caron Release Status: Releas... More

Closeup of US Army Sergeant Bradly Norcutt, Radio Operator, 1ST Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington, during a joint-combined jump exchange at this year's Exercise COBRA GOLD 2001. A jump exchange is a time honored tradition that affords individuals the opportunity to earn the right to wear the wings of foreign military paratroopers who participate in the jump exchange. CG '01 is regularly scheduled, joint-combined exercise designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand or respond to regional contingencies. This year's exercise the 20th in the series, will focus on peace enforcement operations

Closeup of US Army Sergeant Bradly Norcutt, Radio Operator, 1ST Specia...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD 2001 Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Release Status: Released to Public ... More

(standing left) US Army STAFF Sergeant Benjamin Trescott and (kneeling right) US Army Sergeant Erik Spreengstein, paratroopers from Alpha Company, 1/508th Airborne Combat Team, 173d Airborne Brigade, Southern European Task Force, Vicenza, Italy, load 30 round magazines with 5.56mm blank ammo prior to their air drop. With a 9 ship mission, the 37th dropped nearly 80 tons of heavy equipment followed by a 12 ship mission that dropped 547 paratroopers from the 173d Airborne Brigade, Southern European Task Force (Airborne), Vicenza, Italy, in support of the multinational training exercise VENETO RESCUE 01, in northeast Italy and Slovenia. Veneto Rescue is an exercise that helps to train ...

(standing left) US Army STAFF Sergeant Benjamin Trescott and (kneeling...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: (standing left) US Army Staff Sergeant Benjamin Trescott and (kneeling right) US Army Sergeant Erik Spreengstein, paratroopers ... More

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces stand in formation

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces stand in formation

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces stand in formation Feb. 12, 2016, during the graduation ceremony of the first rotation of Fearless Guardian II at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near ... More

180917-N-ZL062-0134 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 17, 2018)

180917-N-ZL062-0134 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 17, 2018)

180917-N-ZL062-0134 PHILIPPINE SEA (Sept. 17, 2018) The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) flies her Battle Ensign with aircraft from commander, task force 72 and the U.S. Air... More

U.S. Army Col. Jason Benefield of the 18th Airborne

U.S. Army Col. Jason Benefield of the 18th Airborne

U.S. Army Col. Jason Benefield of the 18th Airborne Field, recovers his T-11 parachute during the Saturday Proficiency Jump Program (SPJP) at Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., March 19, 2016. Paratroopers w... More

[French Train as NATO Paratroopers at Pau]

[French Train as NATO Paratroopers at Pau]

[French Train as NATO Paratroopers at Pau] - [FRA-6348 through FRA-6410 (O-File)]

US Army paratroopers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry, are air-dropped over the Gatun drop zone by a C-130 Hercules aircraft. Air Force units are assisting troops participating in an Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP)

US Army paratroopers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry, are ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: State: Canal Zone Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Michael V. Longfellow Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

Thai, US Air Force and US Army paratroopers make a jump while participating in Exercise COBRA GOLD'87

Thai, US Air Force and US Army paratroopers make a jump while particip...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marvin D. Lynchard Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

Soldiers of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, walk past a 63rd Military Airlift Wing C-141B Starlifter aircraft after returning from Panama, where the unit participated in Operation Just Cause

Soldiers of the 1ST Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, walk past a 63rd ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JUST CAUSE Base: Hunter Army Air Field State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Da... More

Paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft as part of an Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP)

Paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry jump from a C-130 He...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwohr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER Sergeant Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined ... More

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Charles Cooley (right), Jumpmaster, XVIII Airborne (ABN) Corps, Ft Bragg, North Carolina (NC), performs a check on USA STAFF Sergeant (SSG) Wesley Thomas Neel (left), Jumpmaster, XVIII ABN Corps, making sure his equipment is properly attached prior to boarding an aircraft for a jump onto the Iron Mike Drop Zone (DZ) commemorating the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 650 paratroopers jumped for the event near St Mere Eglise, France (FRA)

US Army (USA) Sergeant First Class (SFC) Charles Cooley (right), Jumpm...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Omaha Beach State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marie Cassetty, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

Soldiers participate in an Army-wide Profession of

Soldiers participate in an Army-wide Profession of

Soldiers participate in an Army-wide Profession of Arms Campaign focus group, April 8, here. Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Russ, with the Sergeants Major Academy (seated at end of table), records soldiers responses from ... More

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces rehearse

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces rehearse

Soldiers with the Ukrainian Land Forces rehearse mortar-based drills Dec. 10, 2015, at the International Peacekeeping Security Center. Soldiers with the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine along with par... More

Paratroopers prepare to board a C-130 Hercules aircraft prior to a mission during Exercise Reforger '81

Paratroopers prepare to board a C-130 Hercules aircraft prior to a mis...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '81 Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Publi... More

U.S. Army paratroopers jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to begin a week-long series of events marking the 45th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France. Three hundred and fifty American soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division and 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Regiment, made the jump along with 50 British paratroopers

U.S. Army paratroopers jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft to begin a ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Mere-Eglise Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Perry J. Heimer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service ... More

STAFF SGT. David Potter, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY, assumes a fighting position with his M-60 machine gun after his brigade and Canadian paratroopers seized the airfield during a joint US/Canadian operation

STAFF SGT. David Potter, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Dru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Belet Uen Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. H. H. Deffner Release Status: Released... More

Two U.S. Army Paratroopers from the 2/319th Field Artillery Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC, gather up a supply of water and a box of Meals Ready to Eat (MRE) for residents in a New Orleans, La. neighborhood, September 13, 2005 during Task Force Katrina. Their unit is there to support the recovery and relief efforts for the victims of hurricane"Katrina".(U.S. Army photo by CPL. Sam Kilpatrick) (Released)

Two U.S. Army Paratroopers from the 2/319th Field Artillery Regiment, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Samuel Kilpatrick, USA Release Status: Rele... More

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 10th Special Forces

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 10th Special Forces

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), prepare to load an MH-47 Chinook helicopter during pre deployment training on Fort Carson, CO., June 22, 2017. Soldiers from 10th SFG (A) r... More

Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Canadian

Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Canadian

Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Canadian Combat Camera participate in a combat camera best practice class in support of Operation Skyfall USA (OS-U), Fort Gordon, Ga., April 10, 2016. OS-U is a 98... More

[French Train as NATO Paratroopers at Pau]

[French Train as NATO Paratroopers at Pau]

[French Train as NATO Paratroopers at Pau] - [FRA-6348 through FRA-6410 (O-File)]

Philippine army paratroopers have their equipment checked by a jumpmaster prior to boarding the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing C-130 aircraft

Philippine army paratroopers have their equipment checked by a jumpmas...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Student pilots learn proper parachuting techniques at the Undergraduate Pilot Training Facility

Student pilots learn proper parachuting techniques at the Undergraduat...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Laughlin Air Force Base State: Texas (TX) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Bill Thompson Release Status: Rele... More

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone, jumping from a MIL Mi-6 "Hook" helicopter, as part of an international mass jump. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the United States and Turkey are descending into Kazakhstan to prepare for the the start of the Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000. The CENTRASBAT 2000 exercise is a multi-national in the Spirit of Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, from ...

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone, jumping from a M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone, jumping from a MIL Mi-6 "Hook" helicopter, as part of an international ma... More

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, North Carolina (NC), board a US Air Force (USAF) C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft, 94th Airlift Wing (AW), Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia (GA), on their way to the Iron Mike Drop Zone (DZ) to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 650 paratroopers jumped for the event near St Mere Eglise, France (FRA)

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, No...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Omaha Beach State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marie Cassetty, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

A column of U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying U.S. Army Paratroopers, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany, U.S. Air Force Airmen, 786th Security Forces Squadron, Sembach Air Base, Germany, the German 26th Luftwaffe (Air Force) Brigade, and members of the Luftlande- und Lufttransportschule (LL//LTS), the Air-Land and Air Transport School, German Federal Armed Forces, Atlenstadt, Germany, prepare to take off from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 17, 2006, to conduct a multinational airborne mission.  (U.S. Air force photo by AIRMAN 1ST Class Erin M. Peterson) (Released)

A column of U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft carrying U.S. Army ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein AB State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Erin M. Peterson, USAF Release Status: Releas... More

Retired Air Force Col. James "Quincy" Collins is honored

Retired Air Force Col. James "Quincy" Collins is honored

Retired Air Force Col. James "Quincy" Collins is honored at the Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration at the Charlotte Motor Speedway March 31. Collins was held as a prisoner of war for seven and a half years... More

U.S. Army Col. Jason Benefield of the 18th Airborne

U.S. Army Col. Jason Benefield of the 18th Airborne

U.S. Army Col. Jason Benefield of the 18th Airborne Field, recovers his T-11 parachute during the Saturday Proficiency Jump Program (SPJP) at Sicily Drop Zone on Fort Bragg, N.C., March 19, 2016. Paratroopers w... More

SPC Patrick McGinnis, 2nd Bn., 504th Inf., 82nd Abn., Div., gives "thumbs up" before boarding a C-141 Starlifter aircraft. About 800 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division became the first Americans to make a mass tactical jump in Egypt during Exercise Bright Star '82

SPC Patrick McGinnis, 2nd Bn., 504th Inf., 82nd Abn., Div., gives "thu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Korean paratroopers gather at a staging area before loading onto transport aircraft at Yoju airstrip during Exercise Team Spirit '86

Korean paratroopers gather at a staging area before loading onto trans...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT '86 Base: Yoju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: Senior AIRMAN Darryl Dean Release Status: Released... More

A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft drops U.S. Army paratroopers during the personnel drop phase of Airlift Rodeo '90. Airlift Rodeo is an annual airdrop competition that tests the flight and ground skills of Military Airlift Command aircrews as well as foreign teams.

A C-130 Hercules transport aircraft drops U.S. Army paratroopers durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AIRLIFT RODEO '90 Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina(NC) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Op... More

US Army (USA) Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division (AD) prepare to jump out of a US Air Force (USAF) C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft near Al Asad Air Base (AB), Iraq (IRQ), in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

US Army (USA) Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division (AD) prepar...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRAQI FREEDOM Base: Balad Air Base Country: Iraq (IRQ) Scene Major Command Shown: AMC Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Suzanne M.... More

A U.S. Army Paratrooper from 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, surveys the area in support of Joint Task Force Katrina on Sept. 4, 2005, in the French Quarters district of New Orleans, La. More than 2,000 Paratroopers are expected to respond in support of the humanitarian and stabilization efforts in the area. (U.S. Army photo by SGT. Michael J. Carden) (Released)

A U.S. Army Paratrooper from 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry R...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SGT Michaeal J. Carden Release Status: Released... More

Philippine army paratroopers have their equipment checked by a jumpmaster prior to boarding a 374th Tactical Airlift Wing C-130 aircraft

Philippine army paratroopers have their equipment checked by a jumpmas...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Clark Air Base State: Luzon Country: Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servi... More

Philippine army paratroopers drift down to the drop zone after jumping from a 374th Tactical Airlift Wing aircraft

Philippine army paratroopers drift down to the drop zone after jumping...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Magsaysay State: Luzon Country: Republic Of The Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division jump from a C-130E Hercules aircraft during a re-enactment of a World War II parachute jump on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division jump from a C-130E Hercules...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Mere-Eglise Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 George Izer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

Soldiers from the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) board a chartered airliner as they begin their journey to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield

Soldiers from the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized) board a chartere...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DESERT SHIELD Base: Hunter Army Air Field State: Georgia(GA) Country: United States Of America(USA) Scene Camera Operator: D... More

U.S. Army personnel, who have just arrived, march down the taxiway at Port au Prince International Airport, Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy. U.S. military forces are in Haiti to preserve law and order and restore the democratic government of President Aristide

U.S. Army personnel, who have just arrived, march down the taxiway at ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: UPHOLD DEMOCRACY Base: Port Au Prince Country: Haiti (HTI) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Val Gempis (USAF) Release Status: Rel... More

United States Army Captain Scott Green, 82nd Airborne Division Charlie Company Commander, meets with exercise planner Major William Hill, USA, during an international mass jump into Kazakhstan. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the United States and Turkey are descending into Kazakhstan to prepare for the the start of the Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000. The CENTRASBAT 2000 exercise is a multi-national, in the Spirit of Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include ...

United States Army Captain Scott Green, 82nd Airborne Division Charlie...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: United States Army Captain Scott Green, 82nd Airborne Division Charlie Company Commander, meets with exercise planner Major Wil... More

A group of 82d Airborne Division U.S. Army Paratroopers are preparing to perform patrols in downtown New Orleans for any displaced citizens during operation"Task Force Katrina"in La., on Sept. 12 2005. The soldiers city of New Orleans is recovering after hurricane"Katrina"forced a levee to break and leave the city five feet under water in some areas.(U.S. Army photo by CPL. Sam Kilpatrick) (Released)

A group of 82d Airborne Division U.S. Army Paratroopers are preparing ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: New Orleans State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Samuel Kilpatrick, USA Release Status: Rele... More

Two US Army Paratroopers, Alpha Company (A Co), 1ST Battalion (BN), 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment (1/505th), 82nd Airborne Division, provide cover for other USA Soldiers who are role-playing Iraqi Army (IA) Soldiers as they enter a building in a Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training program during a Sticks Lane training exercise conducted at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), at Fort Polk, Louisiana (LA)

Two US Army Paratroopers, Alpha Company (A Co), 1ST Battalion (BN), 50...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Polk State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Joshua R Ford, USA Release Status: Released t... More

U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st

U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st

U.S. Army paratrooper assigned to 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, conducts a radio check during a live-fire exercise as part of Exercise Mountain Shock at Pocek Range in Slovenia, D... More

A combat control team member, TSGT Richard Heins, uses a signal mirror to signal an approaching C-141 Starlifter aircraft that is transporting paratroopers into a drop zone. The airman is a 317th Tactical Air Wing member participating in exercise Reforger '80

A combat control team member, TSGT Richard Heins, uses a signal mirror...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '80 Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Bob Wickley Release Status: Released to Public ... More

Paratroopers land after jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. Members of Thai forces are involved in a joint parachute training exercise with a United States Air Force combat control team

Paratroopers land after jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. Members o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Huahin Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Alex Taningco Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

Combat control team (CCT) members demonstrate the use of parachute gear to Thai paratroopers. The CCT is from the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, involved in a joint parachute training exercise with Thai forces

Combat control team (CCT) members demonstrate the use of parachute gea...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Huahin Airport Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Alex Taningco Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division stand in line to jump from an aircraft during a celebration commemorating the 40th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Europe

Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division stand in line to jump from ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: SPC Jon E. Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers carry their gear off a field during a re-enactment of a World War II parachute jump on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers carry their gear off a field durin...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Mere-Eglise Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 George Tzer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers listen to a British paratrooper as he explains the equipment they will use to make a practice jump from a tethered balloon. They are preparing for a jump into Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers listen to a British paratrooper as...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Jon E. Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Pho... More

The sky rains paratroopers as soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division jump from a US Air Force C-141 Starlifter into the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC)

The sky rains paratroopers as soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Polk State: Louisiana (LA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Raymond Barnard Release Status: Released to Publi... More

Two US Military paratroopers perform a demonstration parachute jump during the Opening Ceremony of Exercise COBRA GOLD 2000 at Vajira Military Camp, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Two US Military paratroopers perform a demonstration parachute jump du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD 2000 Base: Nakhon Si Thammarat Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Stan Parker, USAF Release Stat... More

Turkish paratroopers are welcomed into Kazakhstan after inserting into the drop zone as part of an international mass jump. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the United States and Turkey are descending into Kazakhstan to prepare for the the start of the Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000. The CENTRASBAT 2000 esercise is a multi-national, in the Spirit of Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 U. S. troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the US ...

Turkish paratroopers are welcomed into Kazakhstan after inserting into...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Turkish paratroopers are welcomed into Kazakhstan after inserting into the drop zone as part of an international mass jump. Par... More

United States Army Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina march for a "pass and review" during the opening ceremonies of exercise Central Asian Peacekeeping battalion (CENTRASBAT) 2000, Almaty, Kazakhstan (KAZ), Wednesday 13 September 2000. The CENTRASBAT 2000 exercise is a multi-national, in the Spirit of Partnership for Peace, peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) and hosted by the former Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia, 11-20 September 2000. Exercise participants include approximately 300 US troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, the 82nd ABN Div and 5th Special Forces ...

United States Army Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: United States Army Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina march for a "pass and review" durin... More

US Army personnel from the 1ST Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry (1ST/508th), Vinceza, Italy, carrying over 100 pounds of equipment, sit on the ramp as they wait to load onto waiting C-130 Hercules. Reserve and active duty C-130's at Ramstein Air Base (AB) participate in a mass tactical exercise that will air drop in excess 140 tons of cargo and over 520 US Army Combat Paratroopers

US Army personnel from the 1ST Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry (1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ramstein Air Base State: Rheinland-Pfalz Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Major Command Shown: USAFE Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Justi... More

Resolute faces of U.S. Army paratroopers just before

Resolute faces of U.S. Army paratroopers just before

Resolute faces of U.S. Army paratroopers just before they took off for the initial assault of D-Day. The paratrooper in the foreground had just read Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's message of good luck and clasped ... More

Photograph of Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial Assault of D-Day

Photograph of Paratroopers just before They Took off for the Initial A...

Original caption: See You in Berlin. Resolute faces of paratroopers just before they took off for the initial assault of D-Day. Paratrooper in foreground has just read Gen. Eisenhower's message of good luck a... More

Korean paratroopers descend toward a drop zone during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

Korean paratroopers descend toward a drop zone during exercise Purple ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PURPLE DUCK Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Republic Of Korea (ROK) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Daniels, USAF Release ... More

Paratroopers from the 2nd Bn., 504th Inf., 82nd Abn., Div., march to May Shulling area in preparation for Exercise Bright Star '82

Paratroopers from the 2nd Bn., 504th Inf., 82nd Abn., Div., march to M...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: S... More

A paratrooper participates in a re-enactment of a World War II parachute jump on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

A paratrooper participates in a re-enactment of a World War II parachu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Mere-Eglise Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 Vincent R. Kitts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

DELMembers of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade, 21st Theater Support Command, V Corps, 5th Signal Command, prepare to board a U.S. Air Force C-17A Globemaster III, 62nd Airlift Wing, McChord Air Force Base, Wash., at Aviano Air Base, Italy on Sept. 20, 2004 for Immediate Response 04.  The exercise involves a combined airborne insertion by paratroopers from the Southern European Task Forces 173d Airborne Brigade and Polish Airborne Forces; platoon and company level situational exercises; and interoperability between Polish rotary wing aircraft, logistical units and other U.S. units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Priscilla Robinson) (Releas

DELMembers of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne), 1...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Aviano Air Base State: Pordenone Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Priscilla Robinson, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Com... More

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, walk to a C-130J Super Hercules to prepare to jump during Joint Operational Access Exercise (JOAX) 13-03 at Fort Bragg, N.... More

Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Canadian

Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Canadian

Members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and Canadian Combat Camera units participate in a social media brief in support of Operation Skyfall USA (OS-U), Fort Gordon, Ga., April 9, 2016. OS-U is a 982nd Combat... More

A paratrooper maneuvers past windmills during a jump

A paratrooper maneuvers past windmills during a jump

A paratrooper maneuvers past windmills during a jump for the 5th Quartermaster Company’s Toy Drop here Dec. 7. More than 160 paratroopers, countless volunteers and two aircraft participated in the annual event,... More

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland – Pfc. Travis Vandenberg,

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland – Pfc. Travis Vandenberg,

DRAWSKO POMORSKIE, Poland – Pfc. Travis Vandenberg, Paratrooper, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, looks through the optics mounted on a Polish Rocket-Propelled Grenade ... More

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division descend upon Gatun drop zone during a training exercise

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division descend upon Gatun drop z...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Panama Canal Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Mark L. Comerford Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

Korean paratroopers board a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Purple Duck, a deployment from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to Kwang Ju Air Base, Korea, for joint operation readiness maneuvers with Korean troopers

Korean paratroopers board a C-130 Hercules aircraft during exercise Pu...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PURPLE DUCK Base: Kwang Ju Air Base Country: Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Daniels Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-70 during Dragon Team, the largest non-Joint Chiefs of STAFF airdrop training exercise in history

Paratroopers descend from C-141B Starlifter aircraft over Drop Zone B-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: DRAGON TEAM Base: Eglin Air Force Base State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: ST... More

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers jump from a C-130E Hercules aircraft during a re-enactment of a World War II parachute jump on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers jump fr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Mere-Eglise Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 Vincent R. Kitts Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Servic... More

British paratroopers and members of the 82nd Airborne Division participate in a re-enactment of a World War II parachute jump on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

British paratroopers and members of the 82nd Airborne Division partici...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saint Mere-Eglise Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 5 George Tzer Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Dig... More

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers stand in formation after a jump during the 40th anniversary celebration of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers stand in formation after a jump du...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Belford Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Jon E. Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers participate in a jump during the 40th anniversary celebration of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers participate in a jump ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Belford Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Jon E. Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

A member of the US Army Special Forces demonstrates the correct technique for a helicopter-assisted patrol extraction to Colombian paratroopers during the joint US and Columbian counterinsurgency Exercise FUERZAS UNITAS '85

A member of the US Army Special Forces demonstrates the correct techni...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FUERZAS UNITAS '85 Base: Cartagena Country: Colombia (COL) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Kenrick R. Thomas Release Status: Rel... More

Paratroopers drift to the ground during training exercises at the National Training Center

Paratroopers drift to the ground during training exercises at the Nati...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

Two groups of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division drift to the ground after jumping from a pair of 436th Military Airlift Wing C-5B Galaxy aircraft over Sicily drop zone. The U.S. Air Force Airlift Center is conducting tests to certify the airdrop, formation-flying and low-level flight capabilities of Galaxy aircraft. Earlier tests were suspended in 1973 when wing-strength problems were discovered in Galaxy aircraft

Two groups of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division drift to th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Hans H. Deffner Release Status: ... More

Canadian paratroopers from the 2nd Commando Canadian Airborne Regiment, Canadian Forces Base, Petawawa, Ontario, set up poncho shelters after seizing the airstrip at the Somalian village of Belet Uen today

Canadian paratroopers from the 2nd Commando Canadian Airborne Regiment...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: RESTORE HOPE Base: Belet Uen Country: Somalia (SOM) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. H. H. Deffner Release Status: Released... More

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, North Carolina (NC), perform a final equipment check aboard a US Air Force (USAF) C-130H Hercules cargo aircraft, 94th Airlift Wing (AW), Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia (GA), on their way to the Iron Mike Drop Zone (DZ) to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. More than 650 paratroopers jumped for the event near St Mere Eglise, France (FRA)

US Army (USA) paratroopers with the XVIII Airborne Corps, Ft Bragg, No...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Omaha Beach State: Normandy Country: France (FRA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Marie Cassetty, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined M... More

US Army (USA) paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division (AD), Fort Bragg, North Carolina (NC), practice Parachute Landing Falls (PLF) prior to a personnel drop mission during the 8th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop at Pope Air Force Base (AFB), NC. USA paratroopers participate in the operation by donating a toy in exchange for a chance to make a non-tactical parachute jump with German and Irish military jumpmasters. Since its inception, Operation Toy Drop has collected and distributed more than 14,000 toys for families of US Soldiers and Airmen as well as orphanages in the local community

US Army (USA) paratroopers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division (AD)...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Pope Air Force Base State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Jacob N. Bailey, USAF Release... More

A soldier with the Ukrainian national guard pulls security

A soldier with the Ukrainian national guard pulls security

A soldier with the Ukrainian national guard pulls security Oct. 20, during an assessment on principles of patrolling as part of Fearless Guardian at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavor... More

A fox stops on a snow-covered berm to watch paratroopers

A fox stops on a snow-covered berm to watch paratroopers

A fox stops on a snow-covered berm to watch paratroopers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska, conducting a land navigation course on Joint Base ... More

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Special Purpose

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Special Purpose

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa is refueled by U.S. Marines and Italian military during Joint Stars, a bilateral training exercise with ... More

A Polish high school student takes a selfie with her

A Polish high school student takes a selfie with her

A Polish high school student takes a selfie with her friends and U.S. Army 1st Lt. Logan Gearhart, platoon leader, Company D, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during an operations... More

A low angle view of a 374th Tactical Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules aircraft dropping Philippine army paratroopers at the drop zone

A low angle view of a 374th Tactical Airlift Wing C-130 Hercules aircr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Magsaysay State: Luzon Country: Republic Of The Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combine... More

Egyptian and American paratroopers board an Egyptian aircraft for a combined air drop. The men are participants in Exercise Bright Star '82

Egyptian and American paratroopers board an Egyptian aircraft for a co...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIGHT STAR '82 Base: Cairo Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT Mike Daniels Release Status: Released to ... More

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers replace their helmets with berets after a jump during the 40th anniversary celebration of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division paratroopers replace their helmets with berets ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Belford Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC 4 Jon E. Long Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Serv... More

American and Honduran paratroopers jump from a C-130E Hercules aircraft during the joint Honduran/US training Exercise CABANAS '85

American and Honduran paratroopers jump from a C-130E Hercules aircraf...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CABANAS '85 Country: Honduras (HND) Scene Camera Operator: Guido Locati Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military ... More

Paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft as part of an Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP)

Paratroopers of the 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry jump from a C-130 He...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Grafenwohr Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Bill Thompson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to load onto a C-141 Starlifter aircraft prior to being airdropped during Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFX) 98-1. The C-141 portion of the drop is staged at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division prepare to load onto a C-...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JTFX 98-1 Base: Mcas, Cherry Point State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator:... More

US Army (USA) paratroopers jump over drop zone Holland at Fort Bragg, North Carolina (NC), in support of exercise Large Package Week.  Large Package Week is a joint USA and US Air Force (USAF) airdrop, designed to enhance service cohesiveness. (SUBSTANDARD) (Duplicate image, see also 040511-F-9085B-022 or DF-SD-06-09409)

US Army (USA) paratroopers jump over drop zone Holland at Fort Bragg, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Mike Buytas, USAF Release Status: Rele... More

Back blast from a M136 AT4 rocket launcher create a

Back blast from a M136 AT4 rocket launcher create a

Back blast from a M136 AT4 rocket launcher create a heat wave as a soldier from 122nd Aviation Support Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade fires the weapon system at Fort Bragg, N.C., Mar. 17. (U.S. Army Ph... More

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