Guardsmen Conduct Air Assault Training on Camp Blanding, Fla.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Staff Sgt. Erik Spong rappels down a 70-foot tower during air assault training on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. Spong is a Florida National Guardsman. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach
  • A soldier rappels from a 70-foot tower during air assault training on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. The soldier is a Florida National Guardsman.  U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach
  • An Army instructor, center, teaches air assault students about proper procedures before they rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. The instructor is assigned to the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach
  • An Army instructor gives the sign that his team is ready to rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. The instructor is assigned to the Warrior Training Center in Fort Benning, Ga. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach
  • Army Capt. Ben Ruffner, right, and another soldier receive a last-minute check from their air assault instructor before rappelling 70 feet from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. Ruffner is the commander of the 690th Military Police Company. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach
  • Air assault students rappel from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach
  • Army 1st Lt. Stephen Murga, right, rappels 70 feet from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during air assault training on Camp Blanding Joint Training Center, Fla., July 1, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Army Staff Sgt. Carmen Steinbach