Paratroopers Conduct Airborne Operations Over Malamute Drop Zone

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army 1st Sgt. Erik Ochs, left, helps secure a paratrooper's reserve parachute before an airborne training exercise over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. Ochs is assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Paratroopers prepare their gear before an airborne training exercise over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • A C-23 Sherpa aircraft awaits take off from Bryant Army Airfield for airborne operations over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. The pilots are assigned to Alaska Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Paratroopers await commands from the jumpmaster as they prepare to jump from a C-23 Sherpa aircraft onto Malamute Drop Zone during an airborne training exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Army Sgt. 1st Class Garret Brunton gives the six-minute warning to paratroopers 
during an airborne training exercise over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. Brunton, a jumpmaster, is assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Paratroopers stand ready to jump from the rear of a C-23 Sherpa aircraft during an airborne training exercise over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Army Capt. Zachary Dyer uses verbal commands and hand signals to communicate with paratroopers as they prepare to exit a C-23 Sherpa aircraft during an airborne training exercise over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. Dyer is assigned to Headquarters Company, 6th Engineer Battalion, Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Army 1st Sgt. Donald Teter, left, and Army Sgt. 1st Class Garret Brunton watch as paratroopers jump from a C-23 Sherpa aircraft during an airborne training exercise over Malamute Drop Zone on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. Teter, is assigned to Company F, 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and Brunton, a jumpmaster, is assigned to Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, Airborne, 501st Infantry Regiment. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Paratroopers descend after jumping from a C-23 Sherpa aircraft over Malamute Drop Zone during an airborne training exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Paratroopers jump out of a C-23 Sherpa aircraft over Malamute Drop Zone during an airborne training exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones
  • Paratroopers descend after jumping from a C-23 Sherpa aircraft over Malamute Drop Zone during an airborne training exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, June 12, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Percy Jones