Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Training on Fort Bragg, N.C.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Paratroopers practice parachute landing falls before an airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. The paratroopers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. During the training, paratroopers learn to dissipate the energy of landing with a controlled roll. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Lt. Col. Praxitelis Vamvakias pushes a door bundle from a mock door trainer that simulates the hold of a C-17 Globemaster aircraft before an airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. Vamvakias commands the 82nd Airborne Division’s  2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers use a mock door trainer to practice exiting from a C-17 Globemaster aircraft before a training jump exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army 1st Sgt. Steven Laire, right, inspects a paratrooper’s parachute harness before a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. Laire, a combat engineer, is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s Company A, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers walk toward C-17 Globemaster and C-130 Hercules aircraft as they prepare for a large airborne training exercise on Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers prepare to board a C-17 Globemaster aircraft for a large airborne training exercise on Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers prepare to board a C-17 Globemaster aircraft for a large airborne training exercise on Pope Army Airfield, Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak
  • Humvees and other heavy equipment fall with parachutes from the back of a C-17 Globemaster aircraft during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers jump from C-130 Hercules aircraft during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013.  
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Giant parachutes descend onto Fort Bragg’s Sicily Drop Zone after conveying Humvees and other heavy equipment to the ground during a mass-tactical airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. 
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army Col. Trevor Bredenkamp retrieves his parachute after leading paratroopers out the door of a C-17 Globemaster aircraft as part of a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. Bredenkamp commands the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers form a small group of paratroopers on the drop zone before moving to a rally point following a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers rally following a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Paratroopers move across a drop zone as darkness settles after a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Army artillerymen prepare an M119A2 105mm howitzer for operation after transporting it with a parachute to a drop zone during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. The artillerymen are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • An artilleryman pulls security as fellow artillerymen bring a field howitzer into operation during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013.
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Artillerymen set up a center to give direction to field howitzers after transporting them with parachutes onto a drop zone during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod
  • Artillerymen prepare to fire an M119A2 105mm howitzer after transporting it with a parachute onto a drop zone during a large airborne training exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 25, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod