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Air drop, static - NATICK soldier systems center, U.S. Army

Air drop, static - NATICK soldier systems center, U.S. Army

Public domain photograph - New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

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

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division recover a 105mm howitzer after an air-drop from C-141 Starlifter aircraft during Reforger '82

Members of the 82nd Airborne Division recover a 105mm howitzer after a...

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

82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers prepare their gear for the re-enactmemt of an air drop into Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France, on the 40th anniversary of D-day, the invasion of Europe

82nd Airborne Division and British paratroopers prepare their gear for...

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

Supplies dropped from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft descend to the ground during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

Supplies dropped from a C-141B Starlifter aircraft descend to the grou...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Darlington County Airport State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Jeffrey A. Parks Release... More

SPECIALIST (SPC) John Murphy, Company B, 1ST Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment, covers a radio antenna with camouflage during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

SPECIALIST (SPC) John Murphy, Company B, 1ST Battalion, 58th Aviation ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Darlington County Airport State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Jeffrey A. Parks Release... More

CH-47 Chinook helicopters airlift artillery pieces in support of air-assault units during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

CH-47 Chinook helicopters airlift artillery pieces in support of air-a...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Darlington County Airport State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Jeffrey Parks Release Status... More

SPEC. 4 Robert Kaltz of the 3rd Battalion, 68th Air Defense Artillery, plots the course of MIM-23 Hawk missiles during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

SPEC. 4 Robert Kaltz of the 3rd Battalion, 68th Air Defense Artillery,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mena State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PFC. Prince Hearns Release Status: Released to Public C... More

A close-up view of an MIM-23 Hawk missile deployed in the field during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

A close-up view of an MIM-23 Hawk missile deployed in the field during...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mena State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: PFC Prince Hearns Release Status: Released to Public Co... More

CPT Marc Duncan, the navigator aboard a 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron (21st TAS) C-130 Hercules aircraft, talks to his pilot during a "Tac Trainer" mission. The 21st TAS deployed to South Korea from Clark Air Base, Philippines, to conduct terrain-following navigation and tactical air drop training missions

CPT Marc Duncan, the navigator aboard a 21st Tactical Airlift Squadron...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: South Korea Scene Camera Operator: TSGT James R. Ferguson Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A U.S. Army High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is loaded into a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Air Force Base, N.C.The vehicle was later air-dropped over nearby Fort Bragg's 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

A U.S. Army High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is load...

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: SGT. Mike Reinhardt Release Status... More

US Air Force ground crews push a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) on pallet into a C-130 Hercules for an air drop during the exercise. Joint Task Force 95-3 involved each branch of the armed services and all major units of the US Atlantic Command.Exact date unknown

US Air Force ground crews push a High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Ve...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JOINT TASK FORCE 95-3 Base: Mcas, Cherry Point State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Came... More

A self portrait of STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Justin Pyle, USAF, Photojournalist, 786th Communications Squadron (CS), Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany, as he documents cargo airdrops with a Nikon D1X and an 80-200mm 2.8 Telephoto Zoom lens. 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 from Vinceza, Italy

A self portrait of STAFF Sergeant (SSGT) Justin Pyle, USAF, Photojourn...

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

U.S. Air Force personnel prepare a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, for an air drop during exercise Keen Sword 2005 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Nov. 11, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Val Gempis) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel prepare a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Yokota Air Base Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Val Gempis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital ... More

Brave pilot keeps crew safe during hostile flight

Brave pilot keeps crew safe during hostile flight

U.S. Air Force Capt. Mark King Jr., 39th Airlift Squadron assistant chief of tactics and C-130J Super Hercules pilot, centered, poses with his aircrew after an airdrop in Afghanistan during the summer of 2018. ... More

U.S. Army Spc. Steven Payne cuts straps to hold energy

U.S. Army Spc. Steven Payne cuts straps to hold energy

U.S. Army Spc. Steven Payne cuts straps to hold energy dissipating material to fuel barrels at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, Sept. 23, 2013. The cardboard-like material is used to absorb t... More

Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat

Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat

Paratroopers from the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), perform a Heavy Drop operation, delivering two High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, one with trailer, on drop zone Nella, Pisa, Ital... More

Training equipment for the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

Training equipment for the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

Training equipment for the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve for Operation Green Light Geaux (OGLG) at Belle Chasse, La., on June 18, 2015. Operation Green Light... More

U.S. Army Sgt. Tony Williams of the 421st Quartermaster

U.S. Army Sgt. Tony Williams of the 421st Quartermaster

U.S. Army Sgt. Tony Williams of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve packs a G-12 parachute after a heavy cargo drop was performed for an airborne operation per... More

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lt. Tim Burnard,

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lt. Tim Burnard,

Royal Australian Air Force Flight Lt. Tim Burnard, assigned to the 15th Airlift Squadron, briefs an aircrew before a training mission at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina, 13 June, 2019. Flight Lt. Burnard ... More

Tech Sgt. Jason Secrist, a loadmaster with the 702nd

Tech Sgt. Jason Secrist, a loadmaster with the 702nd

Tech Sgt. Jason Secrist, a loadmaster with the 702nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a native of Mansfield, Ohio, guides a 25k material handling equipment loader carrying container delivery systems of water ont... More

Members of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron,

Members of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron,

Members of the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, load cargo into a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft for an air drop mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Aug. 2, 2013, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanis... More

Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul secure

Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul secure

Members of Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul secure the area after a supply air drop from a C-17 Globemaster III on Forward Operating Base Lane, Afghanistan, July 21. PRT Zabul's mission is to conduct civil-... More

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ramon Padilla waits for a

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ramon Padilla waits for a

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ramon Padilla waits for a Nevada Army National Guard 1/189 Aviation Company CH-47 Chinook helicopter to arrive at the Senator Harry Reid Readiness and Training Center, June 28, 2011. P... More

Service members of the Combined Joint Special Operations

Service members of the Combined Joint Special Operations

Service members of the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan Riggers Team load container delivery systems onto a C-130 Hercules for re-supply to special operations forces throughout the the... More

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bobby Stemien, 455th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bobby Stemien, 455th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Bobby Stemien, 455th Expeditionary Aerial Evacuation Flight, and Staff Sgt. Candice Hunter review medical records while transporting patients to Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan in support ... More

U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 156th

U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 156th

U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft from the 156th Airlift Squadron are parked on the flightline prior to a MAX flight mission at the North Carolina Air National Guard (NCANG) Base, Charlotte Douglas Interna... More

An Army Chaplain leads the audience in a closing prayer

An Army Chaplain leads the audience in a closing prayer

An Army Chaplain leads the audience in a closing prayer that was attending the Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of retired Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat in the East Room of ... More

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Drake Koontz, left, and Staff

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Drake Koontz, left, and Staff

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Drake Koontz, left, and Staff Sgt. William Ressler, with Landing Support Company, 2nd Transportation Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, load a joint precision air delivery system onto... More

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division load on to

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division load on to

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division load on to a C-17 Globemaster III, Oct. 28, 2015, at Pope Army Airfield, N.C., during a Joint Operation Access Exercise. The 82nd Airborne Division is stationed out of F... More

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen with the 82nd Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen with the 82nd Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force pararescuemen with the 82nd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), preform a night free fall jump from a C-130J Hercules near... More

Senior Master Sgt. Sam Currie, a loadmaster for the

Senior Master Sgt. Sam Currie, a loadmaster for the

Senior Master Sgt. Sam Currie, a loadmaster for the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, and Sgt. Samuel Geerts, a rigger for the 11th Quartermaster Detachment, performs final checks of a fuel bundle aboard t... More

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chris Ringland and Staff

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chris Ringland and Staff

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Chris Ringland and Staff Sgt. Talon Martin prepare a C-27 Spartan for an airdrop mission in Kabul, Aug. 26, 2010. Ringland and Martin are both deployed to the 538th Air Expeditionary... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Ignacio, 772nd

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Ignacio, 772nd

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jason Ignacio, 772nd Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, reviews checklists during an air drop mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom aboard a C-130J Hercules flying over Afgh... More

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Simms, 774th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Simms, 774th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Brad Simms, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, ensures there are no problems during engine startup procedures for a C-130H Hercules before a medical evacuation mission in support o... More

U.S. Army Spc. Michael Caputo, of the 421st Quartermaster

U.S. Army Spc. Michael Caputo, of the 421st Quartermaster

U.S. Army Spc. Michael Caputo, of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve, receives training on how to properly pack a Personnel parachute system while on Operatio... More

U.S. Army Spc. Maurice Banks of the 421st Quartermaster

U.S. Army Spc. Maurice Banks of the 421st Quartermaster

U.S. Army Spc. Maurice Banks of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve receives training on how to properly pack a Personnel parachute system and how to set up a ... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Talon Martin, 538th Air

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Talon Martin, 538th Air

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Talon Martin, 538th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron (AEAS), prepares to deploy a container delivery system bundle aboard a C-27 Spartan flying over Davis Drop Zone, Aug. 26, 2010. ... More

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 746th Expeditionary

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 746th Expeditionary

A U.S. Air Force pilot with the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron commands a C-130H Hercules Nov. 6, 2018, while flying in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. U.S. and Coalition aircraft provide unmatched... More

U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Blomberg, 455th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Blomberg, 455th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Capt. Chris Blomberg, 455th Expeditionary Aerial Evacuation Flight, checks a patient's pulse aboard a C-130H Hercules during a medical evacuation mission over Afghanistan in support of Operation ... More

Soldiers with the Australian and New Zealand Armies

Soldiers with the Australian and New Zealand Armies

Soldiers with the Australian and New Zealand Armies and Airmen with the U.S. Air Force, collect an airdrop load, after a drop at Londonderry Drop Zone, near RAAF Richmond, Australia, March 13, 2017. The airdrop... More

A U.S. Army soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st

A U.S. Army soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st

A U.S. Army soldier assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska, drops his gear near a rally point flag after moving out of a drop zone in Shoalwater Bay Training Area ... More

Staff  Sgt. Jenna Kramer, 816th  Expeditionary Airlift

Staff Sgt. Jenna Kramer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift

Staff Sgt. Jenna Kramer, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, listens to radio chatter on a C-17 Globemaster III during an air delivery mission to Afghanistan. The C-17 aircrew air delivered cargo... More

Staff  Sgt. Christopher Bankston, 816th  Expeditionary

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bankston, 816th Expeditionary

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bankston, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, listens to radio chatter during a C-17 Globemaster III air delivery mission to Afghanistan. The C-17 aircrew air delivered car... More

Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue

Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue

Alaska Air National Guardsmen with the 212th Rescue Squadron parachute from a 211th RSQ HC-130J Combat King II aircraft on to the frozen Beaufort Sea several hundred miles north of the Alaskan coastline March 5... More

Air drop, static - NATICK soldier systems center, U.S. Army

Air drop, static - NATICK soldier systems center, U.S. Army

Public domain photograph - New England history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A U.S. Army Humvee is loaded into a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. The vehicle was later air-dropped over nearby Fort Bragg's 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

A U.S. Army Humvee is loaded into a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster II...

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: SGT. Mike Reinhardt Release Status... More

Sergeant (SGT) Lowell Hupp, 12th Special Forces, guards the perimeter of the Pohang drop zone after an air drop during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'86

Sergeant (SGT) Lowell Hupp, 12th Special Forces, guards the perimeter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: TEAM SPIRIT Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Lee Schading Release Status: Released to Public Comb... More

An AH-1S Cobra helicopter flies support for an air assault during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

An AH-1S Cobra helicopter flies support for an air assault during a jo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Darlington County Airport State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SPEC. 4 Jeffrey Parks Releas... More

MASTER SGT. Robert Chunn, a loadmaster with the 40th Airlift Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, N.C., rigs relief bundles in a C-130 Hercules for an air-drop mission near Gorazda, Bosnia-Herzegovina. This mission was part of Operation Provide Promise

MASTER SGT. Robert Chunn, a loadmaster with the 40th Airlift Squadron,...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PROVIDE PROMISE Base: Rhein-Main Air Base Country: Deutschland / Germany (DEU) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. Dave Nolan ... More

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division parachute from 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

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division parachute from ...

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

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division exit the door 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

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division exit the door o...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SRA Ken Bergmann Release Status: Released t... More

A C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS), Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany, proudly flies the American Flag while paratroopers load. 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 from Vinceza, Italy

A C-130 Hercules from the 37th Airlift Squadron (AS), Ramstein Air Bas...

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

A US Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130 Hercules multi-role cargo aircraft assigned to VMGR-152 Refuels Wings Long-Range Capabilities, Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma, completes its mission with an air drop on the island of Ie Shima, Okinawa

A US Marine Corps (USMC) KC-130 Hercules multi-role cargo aircraft ass...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Ie Shima State: Okinawa Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Antonio J. Vega, USMC Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... More

U.S. Air Force personnel prepare a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, for an air drop during exercise Keen Sword 2005 at Yokota Air Base, Japan, on Nov. 11, 2004.(U.S. Air Force PHOTO by MASTER SGT. Val Gempis) (Released)

U.S. Air Force personnel prepare a C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, for ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Yokota Air Base Country: Japan (JPN) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Val Gempis Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital ... More

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Hummer, 774th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Hummer, 774th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Hummer, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks aboard a C-130H Hercules before a transport mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at Bagram Ai... More

Maj. Doug Watjus, an operational support officer for

Maj. Doug Watjus, an operational support officer for

Maj. Doug Watjus, an operational support officer for the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, shows the airborne guidance system to Col. Michael Peterman, the commander for the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and ... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, assigned

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, assigned

A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft, assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, receives cargo for an air drop mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Aug. 2, 2013, at Bagram Air... More

Large formation exercise. Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Large formation exercise. Fort Bragg, North Carolina

A Soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division jumps from a C-17 Globemaster III for a personnel drop at Fort Bragg, N.C., during Raging Moose, a large formation exercise March 27, 2014. Nine C-17s flew during the e... More

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve conduct forklift training while on Operation Green Light Geaux (OGLG) at Belle Chasse, La., June 22, ... More

In February 1944, Lt. Col Philip Cochran and a handful

In February 1944, Lt. Col Philip Cochran and a handful

In February 1944, Lt. Col Philip Cochran and a handful of pilots manned their P-51A Mustang fighters embarking on a daring secret mission and making aviation history. That mission’s legacy still lives in today’... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Blanton, 816th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Blanton, 816th Expeditionary

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Blanton, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, load master, prepares to drop pallets from a C-17 Globemaster III on Sept. 2, 2012, Afghanistan. The 816th EAS provides global strat... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnathan Hasty, 37th Airlift

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnathan Hasty, 37th Airlift

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnathan Hasty, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft loadmaster, secures a payload on a C-130J on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 12, 2018. Ramstein's loadmasters reg... More

U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th

U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th

U.S. soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division prepare to conduct a static line airdrop from an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III air... More

U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Duty and Pfc. Allen Moss, of

U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Duty and Pfc. Allen Moss, of

U.S. Army Spc. Joshua Duty and Pfc. Allen Moss, of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve, don their parachutes in preparation of an airborne operation for Operat... More

U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion,

U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion,

U.S. Marines with 2nd Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, load gear onto the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey with the Extendable Boom Forklift during an air drop t... More

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy White, 62nd Operations

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy White, 62nd Operations

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jeremy White, 62nd Operations Support Squadron, conducts pre-flight checks aboard a C-17 Globemaster III before a mission in support of Joint Operations Access Exercise on Fort Bragg, ... More

U.S. Army Col. Tucker Wilson of the 642nd Regional

U.S. Army Col. Tucker Wilson of the 642nd Regional

U.S. Army Col. Tucker Wilson of the 642nd Regional Support Group visits the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve to discuss the missions and training that are takin... More

U.S. Marine aircraft, artillery, tanks and Marine Corps

U.S. Marine aircraft, artillery, tanks and Marine Corps

U.S. Marine aircraft, artillery, tanks and Marine Corps and Royal Thai Infantry conduct join training on Camp Ban Chan Krem, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 12, 2019. U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squad... More

A parachutist jumps from a C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft

A parachutist jumps from a C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft

A parachutist jumps from a C-130 J Super Hercules aircraft over Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 2, 2019. Approximately 40 paratroopers participated in the training, the first conducted over Ramstein since Nov.... More

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

U.S. Army Soldiers with the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve train on loading a parachute on a deployable bag for Operation Green Light Geaux (OGLG) at Belle Ch... More

U.S. Marine Raiders assigned to the 3D Marine Raider

U.S. Marine Raiders assigned to the 3D Marine Raider

U.S. Marine Raiders assigned to the 3D Marine Raider Battalion, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina conduct a cargo and personnel drop at Long Beach, Mississippi, Oct. 29, 2017. Exercise Southern Strike 18 is a total ... More

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bankston, 816th Expeditionary

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bankston, 816th Expeditionary

Staff Sgt. Christopher Bankston, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, secures air delivery cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III for an air delivery mission to Afghanistan. The C-17 aircrew air delivere... More

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kenny Logsdon, 455th

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kenny Logsdon, 455th

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kenny Logsdon, 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron, and Tech, Sgt. Michael Asiatico load a pallet aboard a C-130H Hercules before a mission to transport passengers and cargo in... More

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground

U.S. Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to conduct a personnel air-drop operation in Rota, Spain, Feb. 6, 2019. SPMAG... More

Cpl. Jerica Peterson fly in a KC-130 while waiting

Cpl. Jerica Peterson fly in a KC-130 while waiting

Cpl. Jerica Peterson fly in a KC-130 while waiting to conduct free fall training during a joint amphibious assault on Hat Yao Beach, Sattahip, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 16, 2019. U.S. Marines with Marine ... More

U.S. Air Force master Sgt. Darrel Schildknecht, 774th

U.S. Air Force master Sgt. Darrel Schildknecht, 774th

U.S. Air Force master Sgt. Darrel Schildknecht, 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, guides a foklift as it loads a pallet onto a C-130H Hercules during a transport mission in support of Operation Enduring Fre... More

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial

U.S. Army Soldiers of the 421st Quartermaster (Aerial Delivery Systems) Company (Riggers), U.S. Army Reserve pack a G-12 parachute after a heavy cargo drop was performed for an airborne operation pertaining to ... More

Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Brian

Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Brian

Alaska Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Brian Johnson, a loadmaster with the 176th Wing’s 249th Airlift Squadron, prepares a C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft for an air drop mission in the frozen Be... More

Pilots fly a U.S. Air Force C-17's from Joint Base

Pilots fly a U.S. Air Force C-17's from Joint Base

Pilots fly a U.S. Air Force C-17's from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. fly a low level formation over the gold coast of Australia, July 15, 2017 while they provided airlift support for Exercise Talisman Saber ... More

A Royal Thai Infantry Marine observes joint live fire

A Royal Thai Infantry Marine observes joint live fire

A Royal Thai Infantry Marine observes joint live fire training on Camp Ban Chan Krem, Royal Kingdom of Thailand, Feb. 12, 2019. U.S. Marines with Marine Wing Support Squadron 172, Marine Light Attack Helicopter... More

U.S. Army Airborne Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade

U.S. Army Airborne Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade

U.S. Army Airborne Paratroopers from the 4th Brigade 25th Infantry division and Canadian Paratroopers from Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry board a U.S. Air Force C-17 from Joint Base Charleston, S.C... More

Burundi army 1st Sgt. Pie Nduwimada looks through a

Burundi army 1st Sgt. Pie Nduwimada looks through a

Burundi army 1st Sgt. Pie Nduwimada looks through a compass while setting up a drop zone during Central Accord 2014 (CA14). Koutaba, Cameroon, March 18, 2014. CA14 Cameroon is a combined joint training exercise... More

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 509 infantry

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 509 infantry

U.S. Army Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 509 infantry Brigade perform a static line air drop into Kapyon drop zone during Exercise Talisman Sabre July 8, 2015. Exercise Talisman Sabre is a U.S. Pacific Command (P... More

A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground

A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground

A U.S. Marine with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa 19.1, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, is promoted on a U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 during a personnel air-drop operation in R... More

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian P. Meenan, mobilization

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian P. Meenan, mobilization

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Brian P. Meenan, mobilization assistant to the commander, Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., watches on as a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules takes off from Sicily drop zone... More

A member of the Colombian Air Force opens up the ramp

A member of the Colombian Air Force opens up the ramp

A member of the Colombian Air Force opens up the ramp to begin the High Altitude Low Opening personnel drop from a Casa-295 flown by the Colombian Air Force at Exercise Mobility Guardian Aug. 06, 2017. More th... More

Pfc. Matthew Marraccini secures his parachute after

Pfc. Matthew Marraccini secures his parachute after

Pfc. Matthew Marraccini secures his parachute after a static line jump onto Sicily drop zone for an airlift mission during Joint Operations Access Exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 5, 2012. A joint operations ... More

A member of the 82nd Airborne Division relaxes after participating in an air drop during Exercise Gallant Eagle '82

A member of the 82nd Airborne Division relaxes after participating in ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: GALLANT EAGLE '82 Base: Fort Irwin State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSG... More

A member of the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a C-141 Starlifter aircraft, waits to make an air-drop over Germany during Reforger '82

A member of the 82nd Airborne Division, aboard a C-141 Starlifter airc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Garfield Jones Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A film crew documents an air drop conducted by the 2nd Honduran Airborne Battalion during the AHUAS TARA II (BIG PINE) operation

A film crew documents an air drop conducted by the 2nd Honduran Airbor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: AHUAS TARA II (BIG PINE) Base: Comayagua Country: Honduras (HND) Scene Camera Operator: SPC Ronald Barfield Release Status: ... More

A member of the 12th Special Forces aims his M-16 rifle from a prone position while securing the perimeter of the Pohang drop zone after an air drop during exercise Team Spirit '86

A member of the 12th Special Forces aims his M-16 rifle from a prone p...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: EXERCISE TEAM SPIRIT '86 Country: South Korea Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Mili... More

A member of the 3rd Battalion, 68th Air Defense Artillery, directs an M-35A2 truck onto a railcar during a joint Air Force and Army air-drop/air-assault exercise

A member of the 3rd Battalion, 68th Air Defense Artillery, directs an ...

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

Staff  Sgt. Jayne Alexander, 816th  Expeditionary Airlift

Staff Sgt. Jayne Alexander, 816th Expeditionary Airlift

Staff Sgt. Jayne Alexander, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, secures cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III for an air delivery mission to Afghanistan. The aircrew delivered the cargo via air and c... More

A U.S. Army transportation specialist with the 173rd

A U.S. Army transportation specialist with the 173rd

A U.S. Army transportation specialist with the 173rd Airborne Brigade helps load cargo onto a C-130H Hercules aircraft assigned to the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard prior to the execution of a... More

Line Boss, US Air Force Photo

Line Boss, US Air Force Photo

Tech. Sgt. Darryl Gibbs, 379th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, completes a C-130H Hercules preflight check on Al Udeid Airbase, Qatar, Nov 14, 2018. The 379th EAMXS empowers Operation In... More

U.S. Army soldiers from the 197th Special Troops Company

U.S. Army soldiers from the 197th Special Troops Company

U.S. Army soldiers from the 197th Special Troops Company (Airborne), Utah Army National Guard, prepare to do a static line jump out of a UH-60 Black Hawk from the 211th Aviation Group, Fairfield, Utah, Nov. 9. ... More

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules flies during

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules flies during

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules flies during International Jump Week over Bitburg, Germany, July 11, 2017. Approximately 500 service members from more than 13 partner nations participated in this year’s ... More

A South Korean aircrew member directs an unloading

A South Korean aircrew member directs an unloading

A South Korean aircrew member directs an unloading truck to the back of a Republic of Korea C-130 aircraft at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 12, 2020. Airmen assigned to the 89th Airlift Wing and Korean aircrew o... More

National Guard Pararescue (PJ) members arrive on site,

National Guard Pararescue (PJ) members arrive on site,

National Guard Pararescue (PJ) members arrive on site, via air drop, of a simulated accident scene to extradite victims and render care on-scene during the National Guard PATRIOT 2014 exercise at Volk Field, Wi... More

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