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A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division gathers his equipment after a drop at the Sicily drop zone during Exercise NEPTUNE II

A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division gathers his equipment af...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NEPTUNE II Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Y... More

A rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft as combat control team members parajump onto a drop zone. The troops are assigned to the 317th Tactical Air Wing involved in exercise Reforger '80

A rear view of a C-141 Starlifter aircraft as combat control team memb...

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

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

A Philippine army paratrooper descends to the drop zone during a 374th Tactical Airlift Wing airdrop

A Philippine army paratrooper descends to the drop zone during a 374th...

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

Combat control team (CCT) members, in a drop zone, prepare equipment for airdrop control procedure, as a Thai soldier watches. The CCT is from the 374th Tactical Airlift Wing, involved in a joint parachute training exercise with Thai forces

Combat control team (CCT) members, in a drop zone, prepare equipment f...

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

Parachutes carrying pallets of supplies drift towards a drop zone during an aerial resupply mission in support of the joint U.S./South Korean Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'85

Parachutes carrying pallets of supplies drift towards a drop zone duri...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hongchon Country: Republic Of Korea (KOR) Scene Camera Operator: Al Chang Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Ph... More

A member of a combat control team takes a compass reading at a drop zone during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

A member of a combat control team takes a compass reading at a drop zo...

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

A US Army UH-1H Iroquois helicopter departs from a drop zone during Exercise REFORGER '86

A US Army UH-1H Iroquois helicopter departs from a drop zone during Ex...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: REFORGER '86 Base: Grafenwoehr Country: West Germany (FRG) Scene Camera Operator: Ssgt Fernando Serna Release Status: Releas... More

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division are loaded into a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. 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

U.S. Army paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division are loaded into...

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: SRA Ken Bergmann Release Status: R... More

A U.S. Army High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) is secured into the cargo area of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. 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 secu...

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

A U.S. Army High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) and other equipment floats to the ground at Sicely drop zone. Fifty-five tons of heavy cargo and 204 paratroopers were successfully air-dropped from six U.S. Air Force C-17 Globnemaster III'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) and oth...

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 Combat Controller from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas looks for the drop zone from the ramp of a C-141B Starlifter aircraft. The exercise is combined training between Egyptian and United States Forces in joint planning and operations. It also was organized to continue building military-to-military relationships which support regional security

A Combat Controller from the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron, Little Roc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: IRON COBRA Base: Inshas Air Base Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SENIOR AIRMAN Sean Worrell Release Status: Rele... More

Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1997 Title: Dust Storm Category: Pictorial Place: Honorable Mention Exact Date Shot Unknown Caption: SGT. Edward Crankink walks through a blast of dust on a drop zone at Fort Bragg N.C

Military Photographer of the Year Winner 1997 Title: Dust Storm Catego...

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

Nearing the ground, heavy equipment from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division is dropped from a U.S. C-17 aircraft at the Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg. This practice drop is in preparation for the joint exercise between the 82nd Airborne Division and troops from central Asia and other countries, including Russia and Turkey. It will combine airborne operations, weapons training, and cultural exchanges in order to strengthen the partnership between all the participants while improving conditions for a successful partnership for peace exercise

Nearing the ground, heavy equipment from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne...

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

Villagers from Mado Gashi village move through a drop zone collecting bags of corn to move to a local warehouse for storage during Joint Task Force Kenya, operation Noble Response. (Duplicate image, see also DM-SD-02-04690 or search 980304-M-4605W-009)

Villagers from Mado Gashi village move through a drop zone collecting ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOBLE RESPONSE Base: Madogashi Country: Kenya (KEN) Scene Camera Operator: SGT R.A. Ward Release Status: Released to Public ... More

A US Air Force (USAF) 314th Airlift Wing (AW), Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB), Arkansas (AR), C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft airdrops palletized cargo over the designated heavy drop zone (DZ) target during the cargo on-target competition portion of the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition at McChord AFB, Washington (WA)

A US Air Force (USAF) 314th Airlift Wing (AW), Little Rock Air Force B...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcchord Air Force Base State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Cary Humphries, USAF Release S... More

An Arab Republic of Egypt Air Force (EAF) 516th Regiment (REGT), 195th Air Mobility Wing (AMW), C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft drops a Containerized Delivery System (CDS) palletized cargo load over a heavy drop zone (DZ) target during the cargo on-target competition portion of the US Air Force (USAF) Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition at McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Washington (WA)

An Arab Republic of Egypt Air Force (EAF) 516th Regiment (REGT), 195th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcchord Air Force Base State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Billy Johnson, USAF Release St... More

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Maria Mikin, Engineering Assistant, 62nd Civil Engineering Squadron (CES), McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Washington (WA), sets up a surveying rangefinder to measure the distance from the target to where the Containerized Delivery System (CDS) palletized cargo loads land on the designated heavy drop zone (DZ) target during the cargo on-target competition portion of the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition at McChord AFB, WA

US Air Force (USAF) AIRMAN (AMN) Maria Mikin, Engineering Assistant, 6...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcchord Air Force Base State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Cary Humphries, USAF Release S... More

Left side front view medium close-up of US Marines from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 5th Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, as they attach the static lines to the cable from their MC1-1 parachutes before jumping over the drop zone from a USAF C-141 Starlifter during Force Reconnaissance Exercises

Left side front view medium close-up of US Marines from 2nd Platoon, C...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: FORECONEX Base: Andersen Air Base State: Guam (GU) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: LCPL Aaron... 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

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first 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 Central Asian Peackeeping 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 US 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 US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North ...

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone as part of an int...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone as part of an international mass jump. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the U... More

US Army Sergeant Steven M. Pope, 1ST Battalion Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment, Fort Richardson, Alaska waits for the jump signal aboard an USAF C-130 Hercules aircraft enroute to his drop zone. SGT Pope is one of 100 paratroopers who will static jump onto Husky drop zone in support of Exercise NORTHERN EDGE 2001

US Army Sergeant Steven M. Pope, 1ST Battalion Airborne, 501st Infantr...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NORTHERN EDGE 2001 Base: Elmendorf Air Force Base State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Op... More

Members from the 1ST Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington, and Thai Airborne soldiers drop onto the drop zone at Wing 46, Amphor Muang, Phitsanulok, Thailand, during opening ceremonies at Exercise COBRA GOLD O1. COBRA GOLD 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

Members from the 1ST Special Forces Group, Fort Lewis, Washington, and...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COBRA GOLD 01 Base: Phitsanulok Country: Thailand (THA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Efrain Gonzalez, USAF Release Status: Re... More

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mark Delmonte, an Instructor with the 421st Ground Combat Readiness Squadron (GCRS) gathers wind readings at a drop zone at Lakehurst, Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES), New Jersey (NJ), during Exercise PHOENIX READINESS 2002

US Air Force (USAF) Technical Sergeant (TSGT) Mark Delmonte, an Instru...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: PHOENIX READINESS 2002 Base: Lakehurst Naes State: New Jersey (NJ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Oper... More

Several Bangladesh Defense Force Army Paratroopers float down towards the drop zone during Exercise COPE SOUTH 2002 at Chittagong AB, Bangladesh. The exercise is a coalition of cross training between United States Marine Corps Aviators and Members of the Bangladesh Defense Force Air Wing

Several Bangladesh Defense Force Army Paratroopers float down towards ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: COPE SOUTH 2002 Base: Chittagong Air Base Country: Bangladesh (BGD) Scene Major Command Shown: VMGR-152 Scene Camera Operato... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, in support of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, prepare to land while conducting an in flight rigged, simulated parachute insert on a drop zone on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, in suppor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2003 Base: Fort Magsaysay State: Luzon Country: Republic Of The Philippines (PHL) Scene Major Command Shown: 2nd B... More

US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, in support of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, prepare to land while conducting an in flight rigged, simulated parachute insert on a drop zone on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN 2003

US Marine Corps (USMC) 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, in suppor...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2003 Base: Fort Magsaysay State: Luzon Country: Republic Of The Philippines (PHL) Scene Camera Operator: CPL Jose ... More

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute to a drop zone on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma air field at the opening of the 2007 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Air Show on Feb. 24, 2007.(U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Annette Spurgeon) (Released)

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's Golden Knights parachute to a drop zone ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MCAS YUMA Scene Camera Ope... More

Netherland jumpmaster, Sfc. Bjorn Oehlers, participates

Netherland jumpmaster, Sfc. Bjorn Oehlers, participates

Netherland jumpmaster, Sfc. Bjorn Oehlers, participates in aircraft jumpmaster airborne familiarization training on the C-130, during the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army ... More

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Shelby Seymour, Staff Sgt. Stephanie

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Shelby Seymour, Staff Sgt. Stephanie

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Shelby Seymour, Staff Sgt. Stephanie Burg, and Sgt. Eric Hansen, all from C Company, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, bundle up as they wait in line during the early morning of Dec. 4, 2015 to ... More

Soldiers landing in the Nijmegan drop zone completing

Soldiers landing in the Nijmegan drop zone completing

Soldiers landing in the Nijmegan drop zone completing their 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop jump, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Dec. 3, 2015... More

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Conrad Holguin practices actions

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Conrad Holguin practices actions

U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Conrad Holguin practices actions in the aircraft with a fellow member of the Italian Jumpmaster team during Operation Toy Drop, Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 3, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the... More

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Ammerman, the commanding

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Ammerman, the commanding

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Daniel R. Ammerman, the commanding general of U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), interacts with partner-nation jumpmasters during the 18th Annual Randy Ol... More

A Swedish Jumpmaster, participates in aircraft

A Swedish Jumpmaster, participates in aircraft

A Swedish Jumpmaster, participates in aircraft familiarization on a C-130 Hercules mock-up aircraft, Nov. 28, 2017 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. These jumpmasters are part of the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memoria... More

Zach Oler, son of Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler, reads

Zach Oler, son of Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler, reads

Zach Oler, son of Sgt. 1st Class Randy Oler, reads lottery ticket numbers in front of a crowd of eager paratroopers during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, Dec. 1, 2017 at the Green Ramp ... More

A Soldier gives his toy in exchange for his lottery

A Soldier gives his toy in exchange for his lottery

A Soldier gives his toy in exchange for his lottery ticket for the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne), Dec. 1, 20... More

U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations

U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations

U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command jumpmasters give a pre-jump briefing to paratroopers at Camp Mackall's Luzon Drop Zone near Southern Pines, N.C., March 12, 2013. (U.S. Army photo b... More

U.S. and partner nation paratroopers participate in

U.S. and partner nation paratroopers participate in

U.S. and partner nation paratroopers participate in Jumpmaster Aircraft Familiarization training aboard a C-130 Hercules in support of Operation Toy Drop at Simmons Army Air Field, Cumberland County, N.C., Dec.... More

U.S. Army Maj. Cristopher Murphy, commander of the

U.S. Army Maj. Cristopher Murphy, commander of the

U.S. Army Maj. Cristopher Murphy, commander of the 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne), shakes hands with Colombian Capt. Daniel Amarillo of Colombian Special Operations Command, after receiving his Colombia... More

U.S Army paratroopers don their parachutes before Jumpmaster

U.S Army paratroopers don their parachutes before Jumpmaster

U.S Army paratroopers don their parachutes before Jumpmaster Personal Inspection (JMPI) during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operation... More

U.S. Army paratroopers manifest early in the morning

U.S. Army paratroopers manifest early in the morning

U.S. Army paratroopers manifest early in the morning at Sicily Drop Zone for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborn... More

U.S. Army Cpt. Michael Carter, assigned to 360th Civil

U.S. Army Cpt. Michael Carter, assigned to 360th Civil

U.S. Army Cpt. Michael Carter, assigned to 360th Civil Affairs Brigade, receives Canadian jump wings from Canadian Sgt. Joe Hillier on Luzon Drop Zone following an airborne operation for the 18th Annual Randy O... More

U.S. Army paratroopers receive jumpmaster personnel

U.S. Army paratroopers receive jumpmaster personnel

U.S. Army paratroopers receive jumpmaster personnel inspection during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, at MacKall Army Airfield, North Carolina, Dec. 7, 2017. This year, eight countries a... More

First Capt. Paolo Pastorino, 2nd Platoon Avvoltoi,

First Capt. Paolo Pastorino, 2nd Platoon Avvoltoi,

First Capt. Paolo Pastorino, 2nd Platoon Avvoltoi, goes over paratrooper safety procedures during jumpmaster rehearsals in a C-130 mock-up, Dec. 3, 2014. The 17th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop w... More

U.S and partner nation Jumpmasters attend a briefing

U.S and partner nation Jumpmasters attend a briefing

U.S and partner nation Jumpmasters attend a briefing for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop on Nov. 30, 2015, at Pope Airfield, N.C. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airbor... More

Dutch Sgt. Maj. Sebastiaan Kievith gives an interview

Dutch Sgt. Maj. Sebastiaan Kievith gives an interview

Dutch Sgt. Maj. Sebastiaan Kievith gives an interview during jumpmaster aircraft familiarization in support of Operation Toy Drop, Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 2, 2015. Operation Toy Drop combines U.S. Army Reserve p... More

U.S. Army Jumpmaster Master Sgt. James Kennard assigned

U.S. Army Jumpmaster Master Sgt. James Kennard assigned

U.S. Army Jumpmaster Master Sgt. James Kennard assigned to the 346th Psychological Operations buddy-rigs U.S. Army Jumpmaster Sgt. 1st Class Richard Lopez assigned to the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion during th... More

A U.S. Army Soldier ground-guides a light medium tactical

A U.S. Army Soldier ground-guides a light medium tactical

A U.S. Army Soldier ground-guides a light medium tactical vehicle from Luzon Drop Zone at the close of the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychologic... More

U.S. Army paratroopers conduct an airborne operation

U.S. Army paratroopers conduct an airborne operation

U.S. Army paratroopers conduct an airborne operation during Operation Toy Drop at Camp Mackall, N.C., Dec 9, 2015. Operation Toy Drop is the world’s largest combined airborne operation and allows Soldiers the o... More

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster relays jump commands to a German

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster relays jump commands to a German

A U.S. Army Jumpmaster relays jump commands to a German Jumpmaster on a C-27J Spartan Aircraft during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Op... More

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 456th Area Support

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 456th Area Support

U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers with the 456th Area Support Medical Company out of Somersworth, N.H., and the 912th Forward Surgical Team out of Cranston, R.I., team up with Naval corpsmen from the Expeditionary Med... More

U.S. Army paratrooper, with 528th Sustainment Brigade

U.S. Army paratrooper, with 528th Sustainment Brigade

U.S. Army paratrooper, with 528th Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), descends to the ground at St. Mere drop zone, N.C., Nov. 3, 2017. Paratroopers conduct airborne operations regularly for ta... More

Special Operations Command Korea and Republic of Korea

Special Operations Command Korea and Republic of Korea

Special Operations Command Korea and Republic of Korea Special Warfare Command service members observe static line airborne operations training at a drop zone in Gangwan-do, South Korea, Nov. 17, 2019. The even... More

An Indonesian paratrooper participates in jumpmaster

An Indonesian paratrooper participates in jumpmaster

An Indonesian paratrooper participates in jumpmaster aircraft familiarization aboard a UH-160 Black Hawk in support of Operation Toy Drop at Simmons Army Air Field, Cumberland County, N.C., Dec. 1, 2015. Operat... More

A U.S. Army paratrooper gives a thumbs up while sitting

A U.S. Army paratrooper gives a thumbs up while sitting

A U.S. Army paratrooper gives a thumbs up while sitting and waiting for airborne operations to begin in support of Operation Toy Drop, Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 5, 2015. Operation Toy Drop combines U.S. Army Reser... More

Paratroopers descend onto Alzey Drop Zone, Germany

Paratroopers descend onto Alzey Drop Zone, Germany

Paratroopers descend onto Alzey Drop Zone, Germany after exiting a C130J Hercules aircraft over Dec. 7, 2015. OTD Europe 2015 is the 9th annual joint service, multinational airborne operation hosted by 5th Quar... More

U.S. Army paratroopers walks off Sicily Drop Zone during

U.S. Army paratroopers walks off Sicily Drop Zone during

U.S. Army paratroopers walks off Sicily Drop Zone during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Dec. 01, 2017. This year, eight countries are participating and th... More

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations from a C-130 Hercules during a US/Deutschland Friendship Jump, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, May 25, 2016. The purpose of the friendship jump is to f... More

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations from a C-130 Hercules during a US/Deutschland Friendship Jump, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, May 25, 2016. The purpose of the friendship jump is to f... More

U.S. Army Paratroopers retrieve their MC-6 parachute

U.S. Army Paratroopers retrieve their MC-6 parachute

U.S. Army Paratroopers retrieve their MC-6 parachute at Sicily Drop Zone for the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborn... More

U.S. Army Paratroopers retrieve their MC-6 parachute

U.S. Army Paratroopers retrieve their MC-6 parachute

U.S. Army Paratroopers retrieve their MC-6 parachute at Sicily Drop Zone for the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborn... More

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations

U.S. and German paratroopers conduct airborne operations from a C-130 Hercules during a US/Deutschland Friendship Jump, Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, May 25, 2016. The purpose of the friendship jump is to f... More

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Lacamera, deputy commanding

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Lacamera, deputy commanding

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Lacamera, deputy commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps, prepares to recover his parachute during the 20th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, at Fort Bragg, North Ca... More

U.S. Army Maj. Cristopher Murphy, Commander of the

U.S. Army Maj. Cristopher Murphy, Commander of the

U.S. Army Maj. Cristopher Murphy, Commander of the 982nd Combat Camera Co. (Airborne), packs his parachute following a jump from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Operation Glück ab! (OGA), Fort Gordon, Ga.,... More

Pvt. Manuel A. Sanchez, smiling, after hearing his

Pvt. Manuel A. Sanchez, smiling, after hearing his

Pvt. Manuel A. Sanchez, smiling, after hearing his ticket number called out; winning a slot to obtain partner nation jump wings for the 18th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by U.S. Army Ci... More

A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off during

A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off during

A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes off during Operation Glück ab! (OGA), Fort Gordon, Ga., March 4, 2016. OGA is a bi-lateral airborne operation hosted by the Army Cyber Center of Excellence. The pur... More

Sgt. Austin Berner, 982nd Combat Camera Company, helps

Sgt. Austin Berner, 982nd Combat Camera Company, helps

Sgt. Austin Berner, 982nd Combat Camera Company, helps shake parachutes after a successful jump at Fort Bragg, N.C. on June 25, 2016. The 982nd, an Army Reserve unit, provides our military leaders and governmen... More

U.S. Army paratroopers perform static line airborne

U.S. Army paratroopers perform static line airborne

U.S. Army paratroopers perform static line airborne operations from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during Operation Glück ab! (OGA), Fort Gordon, Ga., March 4, 2016. OGA is a bi-lateral airborne operation hosted... More

Korean troopers parachute from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over 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 troopers parachute from a C-130 Hercules aircraft over a drop z...

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

Thai soldiers, in a drop zone, watch their comrades parachuting after jump from a C-130 Hercules aircraft. A United States Air Force combat control team is participating in a joint parachute training exercise with Thai forces

Thai soldiers, in a drop zone, watch their comrades parachuting after ...

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

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

AIRMAN First Class B. P. Norton releases a canister of yellow smoke to mark the location of a drop zone during Exercise VOLANT RODEO

AIRMAN First Class B. P. Norton releases a canister of yellow smoke to...

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

A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division moves out into the field after a drop at the Sicily drop zone during Exercise NEPTUNE II

A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division moves out into the field...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NEPTUNE II Base: Fort Bragg State: North Carolina (NC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Y... More

A paratrooper guards the perimeter of a drop zone near Yoju for members of the 1ST Special Forces and 40 US Air Force combat controllers during Exercise TEAM SPIRIT'85

A paratrooper guards the perimeter of a drop zone near Yoju for member...

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

A member of the 1721st Combat Control Team operates a three-wheeled all-terrain vehicle while clearing a drop zone for an airborne assault operation during the multinational joint service Exercise BRIGHT STAR '85

A member of the 1721st Combat Control Team operates a three-wheeled al...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Egypt (EGY) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Lono Kollars Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A member of the 317th Combat Control Team maintains radio contact with aircraft overhead as they release equipment over the drop zone during Exercise CABANAS '86

A member of the 317th Combat Control Team maintains radio contact with...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: CABANAS '86 Base: Mocoron Country: Honduras (HND) Scene Camera Operator: Tsgt Lou Hernandez Release Status: Released to Publ... More

Members of the Italian 5th Paratrooper Battalion are transported to the drop zone aboard a C-130E Hercules aircraft during Exercise BLUETAIL, an Italian paratrooper drop being conducted by the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing

Members of the Italian 5th Paratrooper Battalion are transported to th...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BLUETAIL Base: Grosseto Air Base Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: Released to... More

C-130E Hercules aircraft deliver members of the Italian 5th Paratrooper Battalion over the drop zone during Exercise BLUETAIL, an Italian paratrooper drop being conducted by the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing

C-130E Hercules aircraft deliver members of the Italian 5th Paratroope...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BLUETAIL Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

A jump master from the Italian 5th Paratrooper Battalion surveys the drop zone while paratroopers prepare to jump from a C-130E Hercules aircraft during Exercise BLUETAIL, an Italian paratrooper drop being conducted by the 435th Tactical Airlift Wing

A jump master from the Italian 5th Paratrooper Battalion surveys the d...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BLUETAIL Country: Italy (ITA) Scene Camera Operator: MSGT Patrick Nugent Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military... More

A paratrooper from the 327th Airborne Company floats down to the drop zone during Exercise BRIM FROST'87

A paratrooper from the 327th Airborne Company floats down to the drop ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BRIM FROST Base: Fort Greely State: Alaska (AK) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Sgt Jimmie T.... More

Paratroopers from D Battery, 319th Field Artillery, land at the drop zone during NATO Exercise ARDENT GROUND '87. Members of the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force from Belgium, the Netherlands, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States are participating in the live artillery/air exercise being staged on Salisbury Plain Training Area in Wiltshire

Paratroopers from D Battery, 319th Field Artillery, land at the drop z...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: ARDENT GROUND '87 Country: England / Great Britain (ENG) Scene Camera Operator: SPC J. Blackie Release Status: Released to Pu... More

A member of Detachment 2, 1722nd Combat Control Squadron, parachutes into the drop zone during Exercise VOLANT SHIELD.  The exercise's scenario involves the defense of a dirt landing strip by contingency support forces of the Military Airlift Command in a

A member of Detachment 2, 1722nd Combat Control Squadron, parachutes i...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: VOLANT SHIELD Base: Camp Robinson State: Arkansas (AR) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Tom Gu... More

Soldiers of 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry, parachute from a C-130E Hercules aircraft into a drop zone outside the city to conduct operations in support of Operation Just Cause

Soldiers of 1ST Battalion, 509th Infantry, parachute from a C-130E Her...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: JUST CAUSE Base: David Country: Panama (PAN) Scene Camera Operator: MASTER SGT. Ken Hammond Release Status: Released to Publ... More

A Military Airlift Command (MAC) combat controller talks with an inbound C-141 Starlifter from 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) combat controller talks with an inbou...

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: S... More

During a C-5 Galaxy airdrop test a Air Mobility Command C-5s drops pallets of heavy equipment as it flies over the drop zone on Fort Bragg near Pope AFB, North Carolina

During a C-5 Galaxy airdrop test a Air Mobility Command C-5s drops pal...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Marvin Lynchard, USAF Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

During a C-5 Galaxy airdrop test a formation of six Air Mobility Command C-5s fly over the drop zone on Fort Bragg near Pope AFB, North Carolina

During a C-5 Galaxy airdrop test a formation of six Air Mobility Comma...

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

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

History is made as soldiers from the former Soviet republics of Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, along with U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division fill the sky's as they jump from a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft at the Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg. This practice jump is in preparation for the joint exercise between the 82nd Airborne Division and troops from central Asia and other countries, including Russia and Turkey. It will combine airborne operations, weapons training, and cultural exchanges in order to strengthen the partnership between all the participants while improving conditions for a successful partnership for peace exercise

History is made as soldiers from the former Soviet republics of Kazaks...

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

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division complete their jump from a U.S. Air Force C-17 aircraft at Sicily drop zone at Fort Bragg. Among the participants in this jump are soldiers from Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. This practice jump is in preparation for the joint exercise between the 82nd Airborne Division and troops from central Asia and other countries, including Russia and Turkey. It will combine airborne operations, weapons training, and cultural exchanges in order to strengthen the partnership between all the participants while improving conditions for a successful partnership for peace exercise

Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division complete their ju...

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

A United States Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, conducts a dry run over a drop zone before actually off loading supplies during Joint Task Force Kenya, operation Noble Response. (Duplicate image, see also DM-SD-02-04706 or search 980306-M-5083B-003)

A United States Marine Corps C-130 Hercules aircraft, conducts a dry r...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: NOBLE RESPONSE Country: Kenya (KEN) Scene Camera Operator: CPL M.A. Butler Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milita... More

A US Air Force (USAF) 302nd Airlift Wing (AW), Peterson Air Force Base (AFB), Colorado (CO), C-130 Hercules cargo aircraft airdrops palletized cargo over the designated heavy drop zone (DZ) target during the cargo on-target competition portion of the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition at McChord AFB, Washington (WA). (SUBSTANDARD)

A US Air Force (USAF) 302nd Airlift Wing (AW), Peterson Air Force Base...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcchord Air Force Base State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Cary Humphries, USAF Release S... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Kurt Packard, Aerial Delivery SPECIALIST (ADS), 62nd Aerial Port Squadron (APS), McChord Air Force Base (AFB), Washington (WA), gathers up a parachute from a Containerized Delivery System (CDS) palletized cargo load airdrop over the east heavy drop zone (DZ) target conducted during the cargo on-target competition portion of the USAF Air Mobility Command (AMC) sponsored Rodeo 98 airlift competition at McChord AFB, WA

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Kurt Packard, Aerial Delivery ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Mcchord Air Force Base State: Washington (WA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Cary Humphries, USAF Release S... More

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first 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 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 U. S. troops including personnel from US CENTCOM, from the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division...

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone as part of an int...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone as part of an international mass jump. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the U... More

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first 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 CENTRASBAT 2000. The Central Asian Peacekeeping Battalion exercise CENTRASBAT 2000 is a multi-national peacekeeping and humanitarian relief exercise sponsored by U.S. CENTCOM and hosted by the former the Soviet Republic Kazakhstan in Central Asia. Exercise participants include approximately 300 U.S. troops including personnel from U.S. CENTCOM, from the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and 5th Special Forces Group, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and ...

Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone as part of an int...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Kazakhstan paratroopers are first into the drop zone as part of an international mass jump. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the U... More

United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mr. Richard Jones (right) meets with United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bloss (left), Commander 1ST Battalion, 1ST Brigade, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, deployed from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as he leaves the drop zone during an international mass jump into Kazakhstan. Paratroopers from Kazakhstan, the US 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 ...

United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mr. Richard Jones (right) meets...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: United States Ambassador to Kazakhstan Mr. Richard Jones (right) meets with United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Richard Bloss... More

A US Marine Corps (USMC) member with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion Marines, in support of 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, prepares to land while conducting an in flight rigged, simulated parachute insert on a drop zone on Fort Magsaysay, Philippines, in support of Exercise BALIKATAN 2003

A US Marine Corps (USMC) member with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Subject Operation/Series: BALIKATAN 2003 Base: Fort Magsaysay State: Luzon Country: Republic Of The Philippines (PHL) Scene Major Command Shown: 2nd B... More

US Air Force (USAF) Controllers from the 820th Security Forces Group (SFG), use a Digital Anemometer to check the wind speed and conditions at the Drop Zone (DZ), in preparation for an airdrop, at Moody Air Force Base (AFB), Georgia (GA). (Duplicate image, see also DFSD0607742 or search 040321F0451J088)

US Air Force (USAF) Controllers from the 820th Security Forces Group (...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Moody Air Force Base State: Georgia (GA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Joshua T Jasper, USAF Release Status... More

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Cici Alonzo, a C-130 Hercules aircraft Loadmaster assigned to the 2nd Airlift Squadron (ALS), surveys a drop zone aboard his aircraft during the 8th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, at Pope Air Force Base (AFB), North Carolina. 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 Soldiers and Airmen as well as orphanages in the local community. The image is intended time lapsed photography

US Air Force (USAF) SENIOR AIRMAN (SRA) Cici Alonzo, a C-130 Hercules ...

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

A soldier from the U.S. Army's Golden Knights flies the American flag to a drop zone on the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma air field as the National Anthem is sung to open the 2007 Marine Corps Air Station Yuma Air Show on Feb. 24, 2007.(U.S. Marine Corps PHOTO by CPL. Annette Spurgeon) (Released)

A soldier from the U.S. Army's Golden Knights flies the American flag ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma State: Arizona (AZ) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Major Command Shown: MCAS YUMA Scene Camera Ope... More

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