Paratroopers Conduct Rotary-Wing Airborne Exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Chief Warrant Officer Benjamin Sales, right, conducts a jumpmaster personnel inspection on a paratrooper before an airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. Sales, a communications officer, is assigned to Special Operations Command South.  U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Soldiers wearing their MC-6 parachutes watch as a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter prepares to land on the drop zone to conduct a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to Special Operations Command South, and the helicopter crew is assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Airborne. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Paratroopers board a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before conducting a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. A total of six paratroopers were onboard during each airborne lift.
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Army Sgt. Lloyd, left, conducts an airborne safety briefing for paratroopers before conducting a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Paratroopers board a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before taking off to conduct a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • A MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter takes to the air with six paratroopers onboard to conduct a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Carlos Parrilla, front, and Army Maj. Scott Bishop, rear, look out into the horizon as they prepare to jump from a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class William Baker yells instructions to paratroopers before they jump out of a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. Baker, a jumpmaster, is assigned to Special Operations Command South. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • A paratrooper jumps from a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Paratroopers jump from a MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. 
 U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea
  • Paratroopers descend to the ground under an open canopy during a rotary-wing airborne exercise on Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., April 16, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alex Licea